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  • Lifeguards in hot water

    Lifeguards in hot water
    He could be working in any major Southern California hospital, with his master's in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and bachelor's from UCLA. Instead, Kevin Selna, 33, chose a different public health setting: the beach. Selna, who patrols...
  • Mailbag: City addresses long-standing problems

    Recent columns, commentary and article comments on the current outsourcing debate in Costa Mesa have left out one key detail — the fact that the city has long considered contracting out city services (outsourcing) a "…viable, realistic...
  • Mensinger cleared in dispute with teacher

    Editor's note: This corrects when Steve Mensinger received a copy of the police report. COSTA MESA — Councilman Steve Mensinger has been cleared of any wrongdoing related to a confrontation with an Estancia High School teacher at a weekend...
  • Community Commentary: Unions, city must find a responsible balance

    According to various news reports, organized labor wants to try to stop cities from getting on more of a business footing and from outsourcing high paying municipal jobs to the private sector. And it appears that organized labor, not only in Orange...
  • Community Commentary: We all just want a safe, clean place to live

    M.H. Millard, in his May 12 commentary ("Unions, city must find a responsible balance") begins with a head fake espousing labor harmony to get your heads nodding in agreement, then does a nifty behind-the-back crossover dribble and starts to blame the...
  • Political tension cancels event

    COSTA MESA — Tensions in the city are so high that police and firefighters can't have a meet-and-greet event with the community without the fear it could become politically divisive, city officials said this week. With hundreds of city jobs hanging...
  • Mailbag: Influx of Newport pets will overwhelm H.B. shelter

    Newport Beach Animal Control has contracted with the Orange County Humane Society shelter on Newland Street in Huntington Beach ("Newport OKs contract to use shelter," April 28). With an already overcrowded shelter with Costa Mesa's and Westminster's...
  • OCEA manager: E-mails forwarded, not intercepted

    Orange County Employees Assn. General Manager Nick Berardino has clarified a statement he made at the 2011 California Democratic Convention a few weeks ago, where he said his union had "intercepted" e-mails from Republicans. Someone videotaped Berardino'...
  • Community Commentary: Be part of the solution, not the problem

    In the past few months, Costa Mesa residents have been forced to endure lie after lie from the Orange County Employees Assn. in its sordid effort to stop fiscal reform in our great city. First, it was the negative attack ads against the mayor that preyed...
  • Loading up for the Battle of Costa Mesa

    Disguised as men, female soldiers slung revolvers and fired cannons alongside their male counterparts in 1861. This is just one of many truths to discover this weekend at the fourth annual Battle of Costa Mesa, a Civil War reenactment event in Costa...
  • Teachers union calls for no-confidence vote in Hubbard

    The teachers union has called for a vote of no confidence in their embattled superintendent, who is facing criminal charges. A sampling of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers unanimously made the no-confidence vote in Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard on...
  • Commentary: Union wants city to break the bank

    I was interested to read the latest fictional spin piece by Orange County Employees Assn. mouthpiece Jennifer Muir on Costa Mesa's financial situation ("Community Commentary: Don't believe City Hall's spin on finances," Oct. 22). Ms. Muir contends...