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  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Public safety mailer is 'propaganda'

    I have to imagine there are a number of public safety employees in Newport Beach, both police and fire, who are embarrassed by the ridiculous mass mailer recently sent to residents by the Newport Beach police and firefighter associations. The mass...
  • If Snoopy stays at City Hall, more could be on the way

    COSTA MESA — Snoopy's new digs may be bigger than that one-story doghouse. As Costa Mesa couple Jim and Linda Jordan battle Wells Fargo in court over the deed to their home on Santa Ana Avenue, city officials have assured them that if the battle is...
  • Councilman's property vandalized

    COSTA MESA — Councilman Steve Mensinger found a sign posted in his yard and his truck vandalized, according to the official's Facebook page. "On a sad note of story that will not appear in the L.A. Times, our family was visited by a group of...
  • Community Commentary: Council should listen to interim chief's opinion

    Given the new City Council majority is moving with maximum haste to dismantle Costa Mesa's public safety infrastructure, it is important to take the time to understand some of the implications for the safety and security of our city. In the interest of...
  • Colleges lose about 10% of fall classes

    COSTA MESA — Coast Community College District trustees approved a tentative budget this week that cuts about 10% of classes across its three colleges in order to help fill in a $15.5-million budget gap. The district unanimously accepted its 2011-12...
  • Chief Staveley's memo to staff

    TO                   COSTA MESA POLICE PERSONNEL FROM             STEVE STAVELEY, INTERIM CHIEF OF POLICE DATE:             6/20/11 SUBJECT:      I am resigning as 1200 today and wish to say Goodbye   This path has been clear for me for some time...
  • 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...