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  • Measure V becomes a six-figure battle

    When it comes to Costa Mesa's charter ballot initiative, organized labor so far has raised more and outspent its opposition, campaign finance records show. As of Sept. 30, the latest information available, the Orange County Employees Assn. and others...
  • Measure V opponents raise nearly $500K

    In its efforts to defeat Measure V, organized labor has continued to raise and spend far more than the proponents of the proposed city charter initiative, campaign finance records show. As of Oct. 23, the latest date for which disclosures are available,...
  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • Mailbag: McCarthy favors a flawed city charter

    I am always disappointed when I read a letter on the Forum page by Costa Mesa City Council candidate and Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy, his most recent being "Candidate is wrong about charter cities (July 10)," and now I see what a...
  • Commentary: A vote for the '3Ms' is a vote against unions

    Costa Mesa voters have a clear and simple choice this election. Vote for the 3M candidates: Councilman Steve Mensinger, Planning Commission Chair Colin McCarthy and myself, Councilman Gary Monahan. We believe in public employee pension reform and...
  • Commentary: In this scenario, Goliath is the unions

    Wendy Leece, my City Council colleague, recently wrote about the "grassroots movement" that's formed to oppose the proposed city charter and improvement it brings. Let me take her assertions one by one. "It is truly a David vs. Goliath battle about...
  • Wu: Drama in the 74th District race

    OK, before I get started, let me start with some disclaimers. First, before you say how horrible a reporter I am, I am not a reporter. I'm an opinion columnist who writes what I believe. Got it? Second, I've known Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa...
  • Teachers push for assault rifle ban

    The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has twice asked the school district to support tighter gun regulations, but district officials say there are no plans to address the topic while school-safety discussions continue in the wake of the Newtown, Conn.,...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'

    Inhumane. Draconian. Extreme. Those are some of the wild adjectives that the Costa Mesa employees' union recently used to describe the City Council's initial contract offer. Few of Costa Mesa's hard-working and recession-hardened residents would use the...
  • Are employee associations unions?

    Against a backdrop of skirmishes between Costa Mesa's organized labor and its conservative council majority is a kind of war on words. On one side is Mayor Jim Righeimer and his supporters, who in an effort to save the city money say they're fighting...
  • Carnett: Addressing a Gettysburg fascination

    What if? It's the age-old query of the historian. And, through its lens, one can view any war and the subsequent history. What if the Moors had won the battle of Tours? What if the Allies had been turned back at Normandy? What if Robert E. Lee had...
  • 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...