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  • Mailbag: A few things contributed to city's problems

    Who's to blame for Costa Mesa's woes? The bloggers are out in full force, blaming the current City Council for all of the problems with the budget. They are vilifying the current City Council, but there are numerous parties at fault in this scenario....
  • Voices organize against Costa Mesa layoff efforts

    COSTA MESA — A community campaign to halt potential layoffs to nearly half of the city's workforce shows no sign of slowing, as organized labor continues to pump money into an effort that spans TV, print and online media. "We're just making sure...
  • City employees union condemns weekend vandalism

    The union representing some Costa Mesa city employees condemned this weekend's vandalism at Skosh Monahan's bar. Early Saturday morning, someone reportedly threw a brick through the Newport Boulevard Irish pub's front-door window with a threatening...
  • Apodaca: Time to rescue the lifeguards

    Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff's proposal to cut the lifeguard staff is so wrongheaded it almost makes me nostalgic for the silly debate over a statue of Ronald Reagan that consumed the city just a few months ago. Kiff's proposed budget for the...
  • Organized labor behind campaign

    COSTA MESA — Though widely reported and talked about openly, Orange County's organized labor came out officially as the funding source for the Repair Costa Mesa ad campaign this week with a fictitious business name notice in the Daily Pilot. "There...
  • Mansoor's collective bargaining bill dies

    COSTA MESA — Assemblyman Allan Mansoor's proposed legislation aimed at stripping unions of collective bargaining for pension benefits died in a vote in Sacramento, his office announced Wednesday. Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) had introduced Assembly...
  • 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'...