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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: Common sense needed to help right Costa Mesa

    "Don't be afraid to see what you see." — President Ronald Reagan It is my hope — and more importantly, the community's hope — that our employee associations help restore Costa Mesa's fiscal health and return it to being a model of...
  • Community Commentary: Firefighters should contribute more toward their pension costs

    I wanted to set the record straight on the city of Costa Mesa's labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. about how much, if any, our firefighters should pay toward their own pensions ("Contract talks disputed," Nov. 17). There have been...
  • Community Commentary: Charter proposal not best for city

    In response to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer's Dec. 3 letter ("Community Commentary: Why Costa Mesa should become a charter city") on why Costa Mesa should become a charter city, I have the following comments. Contrary to Costa Mesa's history of thriving,...
  • Pension fight docks in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach's public employee unions and city officials normally keep quiet about contract disputes — a more restrained, "Newport" way of doing business. Not this time around. As police, firefighter and lifeguard contracts expire at the end of...
  • Draft charter limits wage increases [corrected]

    COSTA MESA — The City Council could not give itself a raise or increase city workers' benefits without voter approval, according to a draft city charter introduced Tuesday. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly said...
  • Mailbag: Residents should write Costa Mesa's charter

    On Tuesday night (actually, at 1:30 Wednesday morning) the Costa Mesa City Council voted 3 to 1 (Councilwoman Wendy Leece voting no; Mayor Gary Monahan absent) to submit a proposed city charter to the voters. They voted to use the draft charter that...