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  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: Fiscal future lies with the unions

    The Orange County Register's Watchdog column recently stated that, based on the State Auditor Controller's report, every city in Orange County generated a profit, except for one: Costa Mesa. "Facts are stubborn things," the saying goes. Fiscally...
  • Mailbag: Next time, talk to watch commander

    Well congratulations to Jimmy Righeimer. Once again he found a way to get a free political ad from the Daily Pilot ("Incident about union's dislike for me," Sept. 26). I'm still amazed that for so long he wrote columns for your paper that were nothing...
  • District to oppose Prop. 19

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education is poised to adopt a resolution Tuesday opposing the statewide legalization of marijuana. The school board also is expected to ratify a one-year contract for 1,200 teachers....
  • Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. endorses Hill

    The Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. has endorsed Rush Hill for Newport Beach's Third District City Council seat, association officials confirmed Tuesday. "He's been involved in community projects, groups and committees for over 30 years," said...
  • Fire union contract changes approved

    COSTA MESA — The City Council has approved amendments to the firefighters' employee contract, which will save more than $600,000 over 12 months. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. did not have to re-open its contract, but the firefighters did so in...
  • District, union reach agreement

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night approved a one-year contract with the teachers union but also outlined issues with the state budget expected to impact the district. The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...