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  • City Life: A mallet won't work on city budget now

    Costa Mesa's fiscal challenge is not a mole that just popped up out of the ground this year — or even last year. The problem developed over the last 10 or so years, during a time when the City Council could make no mistakes. Unlike Whac-a-Mole,...
  • Community Commentary: Union should be working with the city [Corrected]

    Several months ago, I wrote a piece about the Orange County Employees' Assn.'s fierce and unrelenting attack on our great city. At the time, I encouraged the union to become part of the solution and stop the petty bickering and name-calling. After all,...
  • Loading up for the Battle of Costa Mesa

    Disguised as men, female soldiers slung revolvers and fired cannons alongside their male counterparts in 1861. This is just one of many truths to discover this weekend at the fourth annual Battle of Costa Mesa, a Civil War reenactment event in Costa...
  • Community Commentary: Why Costa Mesa should become a charter city

    On Tuesday, I will put forward a proposal that our City Council ask our citizens whether we should become a charter city. After my first year on the council, it has become clear to me that in order for our town to thrive in the 21st century, we must...
  • School board will not take action on union vote

    The Newport-Mesa school board has yet to respond to the teachers union's no confidence vote in Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard, and has no plans on the table to do so, the board president said Monday. "I guess I consider it closed unless somebody requests it be...
  • Mailbag: An open letter from new schools chief

    It is with respect and commitment that I have accepted the responsibility and confidence that you have entrusted in me to serve as the interim superintendent and to facilitate the process for the selection of a new permanent superintendent for the...
  • Commentary: 'Prevailing wages' not relevant to charter debate

    Re "Commentary: I provoked 'near riot' at council meeting," Feb. 18: Kevin Dayton wrote a letter in the Daily Pilot promoting himself as a principal with the self-styled Dayton Policy Institute in Sacramento. He professes to be some kind of authority...
  • Costa Mesa attorneys use union president's testimony

    In a lawsuit filed by a city employee union seeking to block proposed layoffs, Costa Mesa defense attorneys used some recent sworn deposition of the union's president to assert that parts of the lawsuit should be dismissed. Attorneys from the Jones Day...
  • City Life: Unions refuse to change with times

    U.S. banker J.P. Morgan was the perfect bad guy: big, bloated and rarely without a fat Cuban cigar. In 1902, 140,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America toiling in Pennsylvania's coal mines went on strike for higher wages and better conditions....
  • Mailbag: City addresses long-standing problems

    Recent columns, commentary and article comments on the current outsourcing debate in Costa Mesa have left out one key detail — the fact that the city has long considered contracting out city services (outsourcing) a "…viable, realistic...
  • Teachers union calls for no-confidence vote in Hubbard

    The teachers union has called for a vote of no confidence in their embattled superintendent, who is facing criminal charges. A sampling of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers unanimously made the no-confidence vote in Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard on...
  • Commentary: Union wants city to break the bank

    I was interested to read the latest fictional spin piece by Orange County Employees Assn. mouthpiece Jennifer Muir on Costa Mesa's financial situation ("Community Commentary: Don't believe City Hall's spin on finances," Oct. 22). Ms. Muir contends...