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  • 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...
  • Teachers ask for less class time

    COSTA MESA — As contract negotiations open, the teachers union has proposed reducing teaching time by 30 minutes a day in grades 4-6 and 30 minutes to an hour in grades 7-8. District officials have yet to take a formal position on the proposal, but...
  • Mansoor introduces bill to stop pension bargaining

    Editor's note: This adds the attribution in the third paragraph. COSTA MESA — Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, who never shied away from a policy battle as mayor of Costa Mesa, now is proposing state legislation that would remove collective bargaining...
  • Council approves employee contracts

    COSTA MESA — There were months of negotiations, heated debates, numerous closed sessions, a councilman who boycotted some of the talks and pressure by the Republican Party of Orange County to vote no. But in the end the City Council voted 3-2...
  • Union endorses Franco, Foley

    The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has endorsed Judy Franco and Katrina Foley for the Nov. 2 school board election, and some union members have been out campaigning for the pair. Franco has more than 30 years of experience on the school board and...
  • City Life: Police misplaced their support

    Editor's note: Joseph N. Bell has the day off. His column will reappear Nov. 4. The following is a special column from Steve Smith. At the Oct. 14 Costa Mesa City Council candidate forum, the five candidates were asked what they believed is the most...
  • Party for council candidates

    Local Republicans and the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn. hosted a party Wednesday at the Marine Room Tavern for candidates of their persuasion. Shari L. Freidenrich and City Council incumbent candidates Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson, as well as...
  • GOP questioning Leece's vote

    GOP questioning Leece's vote
    COSTA MESA — The Republican Party of Orange County's ethics committee held a hearing Thursday afternoon to discuss whether Councilwoman Wendy Leece broke a promise by voting for new terms and contracts for city employees this week. Leece did not...
  • Lobdell: City on course for financial ruin

    I've learned the hard way to listen to John Moorlach. In 1994, when he was running for Orange County treasurer-tax collector, Moorlach walked into my office at the Daily Pilot with a foot-high stack of documents. "It's all here," said Moorlach, then a...