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  • City Council meeting fray takes personal tone

    COSTA MESA — Even by recent standards, the City Council meeting on Tuesday took an unusually personal tone as critics attacked the council majority, with council members responding in kind. Like steam looking for a vent, residents opposed to Costa...
  • Community Commentary: Collective bargaining not a bargain for Costa Mesa residents

    Collective bargaining. Sounds innocuous, doesn't it? After all, it's just a term for when a bunch of nice people get together, form a union or association, and then lend each other their group authority and the weight of their numbers to extract...
  • It's A Gray Area: When it comes to our failings, pick a card

    Yes, our great country has some problems. But there is nothing going on today that could not be addressed and resolved by good proactive leadership. In this case, I define leadership as identifying and addressing a problem area from a human and economic...
  • Mailbag: Employee group is polarizing the community

    My neighbors and I are outraged by the actions of the Orange County Employees Assn. The straw has broken the camel's back. Enough is enough. We read that the city's employee union hired a private detective to interrogate minors without their parents...
  • Union agrees to work with committees

    COSTA MESA — City employees have reluctantly agreed to participate in the newly formed Contracting Committees that will review Costa Mesa services before city Chief Executive Tom Hatch opens them up for bidding from outside groups. In a letter to...
  • Fallen SEAL to be honored [corrected]

    Christopher Burkhardt and K.C. Fockler never got to meet Stephen Matthew "Matt" Mills, but they plan to thank the fallen Navy SEAL on the tennis court. The two members of the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach are organizing a benefit tournament,...
  • Mailbag: Don't leave elections up to Madison Avenue

    In his initial years as president, Barack Obama was quick to blame all of our failures on George Bush. But after three years in office, he takes none of the credit/blame for our financial woes, high unemployment, low wages and our involvement —...
  • School board to vote on budget, union contract

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night is slated to vote on a final $255-million budget that maintains programs and employee salaries. Nearly 85%, or $198.8 million, of the budget consists of employee salaries and...
  • Costa Mesa moves back possible layoff date

    COSTA MESA — Though originally told they could be laid off by mid-September, the earliest Costa Mesa workers could see their jobs outsourced is Nov. 19, city officials announced Friday. "The city wanted to let the employees know that nothing is...
  • Community & Clubs: Announcing the annual Turkey, Eagle awards

    "Turkey" as defined by the fourth edition of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is: "A large North American bird that has brownish plumage and a bare, wattled head and neck and is widely domesticated for food." The slang...
  • 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...