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  • Brown appoints O.C. labor leader to Fair Board

    COSTA MESA — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a labor leader embroiled in Costa Mesa's recent political conflicts to the board of directors that oversees the Orange County Fairgrounds. Nick Berardino, 62, general manager of the Orange County...
  • Community Commentary: 'American exceptionalism' will prevail

    I believe that due to American exceptionalism, the United States is on the verge of another dramatic period of economic growth. Our nation is far from perfect, but we learn from our mistakes, change dramatically and move on. After three years of failed...
  • Fire union contract changes approved

    COSTA MESA — The City Council has approved amendments to the firefighters' employee contract, which will save more than $600,000 over 12 months. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. did not have to re-open its contract, but the firefighters did so in...
  • District, union reach agreement

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night approved a one-year contract with the teachers union but also outlined issues with the state budget expected to impact the district. The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...
  • Nguyen criticizes Mansoor's contract vote

    COSTA MESA — Phu Nguyen, the Democratic Assembly candidate for the 68th District, is blasting his opponent, Mayor Allan Mansoor, for voting against amendments to an employee contract that will save the city more than $600,000. "It's very...
  • Mailbag: Where are all the quality candidates?

    My purpose here is to give you my view of one of Costa Mesa's City Council candidates, Jim Righeimer, and to comment on what I view as the continuing downfall of a once great city. I read about the DUI checkpoint debate, which was started by Righeimer...
  • Unions endorse Nguyen

    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Orange County sheriff's deputies. COSTA MESA — Members of local public safety unions on Monday stood alongside businessman Phu Nguyen at TeWinkle Park to announce that they support his candidacy for...
  • Quality candidates desperately needed

    Costa Mesa has gone softer than a kitten wearing cashmere. Last weekend, Councilman Eric Bever reported at a press conference that he felt intimated after a "chilling" encounter with Costa Mesa police officers. From the Pilot's headline — "Bever...
  • The Bell Curve: Political comedy in Costa Mesa

    Every good comedy team has a straight man and a comic. The straight man is the logical and patient half of the duo; the comic is the jokester who pulls the plug after the straight man sets him up. Abbott was the straight man to Costello, as George Burns...
  • Sounding Off: Candidate's remarks are hogwash

    I do not have a dog in the Costa Mesa City Council fight, but if I had one in it I would be somewhat chagrined by Eric Bever and Jim Righeimer's new campaign modus operandi. But first, I feel bad about Mr. Righeimer's previous financial difficulties;...
  • Quality candidates desperately needed

    Costa Mesa has gone softer than a kitten wearing cashmere. Last weekend, Councilman Eric Bever reported at a press conference that he felt intimated after a "chilling" encounter with Costa Mesa police officers. From the Pilot's headline — "Bever...
  • Firefighter union president seeks apology

    COSTA MESA — Tim Vasin, president of the Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn., has demanded an apology from Councilman Eric Bever for insinuating that the union members are "tone-deaf" when it comes to reforming the city's ailing budget. "In the 13...