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  • Commentary: Tactics from the union playbook stay the same

    The game has been rigged for years! Current public employees can typically retire at age 50 or 55 with as much as 90% of their pay and lifetime medical coverage after 30 years of service. Some have nothing to do. So while the rest of us are still working...
  • Mailbag: Stop attacking the labor unions

    Re. "Commentary: Tactics from the union playbook stay the same," (Aug. 29): An odd incident that may or may not have any connection whatsoever to any labor union is being hyped to promote an insidious antiunion agenda. Even if one were to accept,...
  • Harlan: Exploiting DUI call harms Costa Mesans

    Does anything more need to be said or written about the bizarre incident involving Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and the 911 call alleging his erratic driving as he made his way home from Skosh Monahan's the evening of Aug. 22? Unfortunately,...
  • Cassity: Don't listen to 'enviro-wackos' about oil

    Gas prices, as this is written, are $4.69 for regular. In Northern California, it's as much as a buck more. If you own an SUV, a pickup or a large family sedan, this means more than $100 to fill up. Elections have consequences. This is just one of them....
  • 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.,...