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  • 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...
  • Quality candidates desperately needed

    Costa Mesa has gone softer than a kitten wearing cashmere. Last weekend, Councilman Eric Bever reported at a press conference that he felt intimated after a "chilling" encounter with Costa Mesa police officers. From the Pilot's headline — "Bever...
  • The Bell Curve: Political comedy in Costa Mesa

    Every good comedy team has a straight man and a comic. The straight man is the logical and patient half of the duo; the comic is the jokester who pulls the plug after the straight man sets him up. Abbott was the straight man to Costello, as George Burns...
  • Sounding Off: Candidate's remarks are hogwash

    I do not have a dog in the Costa Mesa City Council fight, but if I had one in it I would be somewhat chagrined by Eric Bever and Jim Righeimer's new campaign modus operandi. But first, I feel bad about Mr. Righeimer's previous financial difficulties;...
  • Firefighter union president seeks apology

    COSTA MESA — Tim Vasin, president of the Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn., has demanded an apology from Councilman Eric Bever for insinuating that the union members are "tone-deaf" when it comes to reforming the city's ailing budget. "In the 13...
  • GOP obliges Leece to vote 'no'

    COSTA MESA — Promising political consequences, the Republican Party of Orange County has warned Councilwoman Wendy Leece to vote along party lines Tuesday when the city employee contracts go before the council, she has stated. Costa Mesa council...
  • Council approves employee contracts

    COSTA MESA — There were months of negotiations, heated debates, numerous closed sessions, a councilman who boycotted some of the talks and pressure by the Republican Party of Orange County to vote no. But in the end the City Council voted 3-2...
  • Union endorses Franco, Foley

    The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has endorsed Judy Franco and Katrina Foley for the Nov. 2 school board election, and some union members have been out campaigning for the pair. Franco has more than 30 years of experience on the school board and...
  • City Life: Police misplaced their support

    Editor's note: Joseph N. Bell has the day off. His column will reappear Nov. 4. The following is a special column from Steve Smith. At the Oct. 14 Costa Mesa City Council candidate forum, the five candidates were asked what they believed is the most...
  • Party for council candidates

    Local Republicans and the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn. hosted a party Wednesday at the Marine Room Tavern for candidates of their persuasion. Shari L. Freidenrich and City Council incumbent candidates Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson, as well as...