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  • 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...
  • Editorial: Voting for conscience, not politics

    Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece has defied the elephant in the room. Despite warnings sent to her from Orange County GOP leaders, she went against her party's line last week by voting in favor of multi-year contracts for police and other city employee...
  • Reno v. Hill heats up

    NEWPORT BEACH — The GOP elephant looks like it might stomp on former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo's head. That symbolism would be simple enough, but Ed Reno's latest mailer asks reader to make a couple leaps. If elected to Newport Beach City...
  • The Crowd: Silent auction with big benefits

    The Crowd: Silent auction with big benefits
    Silent and live auctions are super important elements associated with almost every major charitable event on the Orange Coast. Organizers can spend up to a year knocking on doors of merchants, vendors and professionals, gathering the goods and services...
  • Lobdell: Standing up to GOP, union bullies

    For a mercifully short time, a bully harassed me in elementary school. He was a grade ahead of me, a head taller, and had the beginnings of a moustache. I dreaded recess. One evening, I told my dad about the kid who kept pushing me around, and the old...
  • Lobdell: Looking back at what we've learned

    Here are the top 6 things we've learned from last week's local elections. No. 6: Incumbency wasn't all bad. Turns out a record 30 years wasn't enough for Newport-Mesa school board member Judy Franco. In fact, nearly 60% of voters chose to bring her back...
  • Lobdell: Leece is no traitor

    I don't buy that Wendy Leece — who practically bleeds red, white and blue elephants — is a traitor to the local Republican Party. The Costa Mesa councilwoman got sideways with GOP leaders last month for allegedly breaking a promise to get...
  • 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...