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  • Commentary: 'Prevailing wages' not relevant to charter debate

    Re "Commentary: I provoked 'near riot' at council meeting," Feb. 18: Kevin Dayton wrote a letter in the Daily Pilot promoting himself as a principal with the self-styled Dayton Policy Institute in Sacramento. He professes to be some kind of authority...
  • Commentary: Measure V only 'scary' to labor officials

    Re. "Vote out incumbents, oppose Measure V," Forum, Charles Mooney (Aug. 17): The misinformation campaign about the proposed Costa Mesa charter is well underway. Mr. Mooney's letter references no-bid contracts, one of a series of buzz words and phrases...
  • 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,...
  • Costa Mesa attorneys use union president's testimony

    In a lawsuit filed by a city employee union seeking to block proposed layoffs, Costa Mesa defense attorneys used some recent sworn deposition of the union's president to assert that parts of the lawsuit should be dismissed. Attorneys from the Jones Day...
  • City Life: Unions refuse to change with times

    U.S. banker J.P. Morgan was the perfect bad guy: big, bloated and rarely without a fat Cuban cigar. In 1902, 140,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America toiling in Pennsylvania's coal mines went on strike for higher wages and better conditions....
  • 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.,...
  • Councilman wants to cease union negotiations

    COSTA MESA — Councilman Eric Bever has called on his fellow council members to cease negotiations with the city's employee unions until after the November election. Bever, who announced his decision to temporarily suspend his participation in...
  • Little Arabia hosts opponents

    ANAHEIM — Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor parlayed problems with his microphone into a joke about communications problems with the Middle East during a Wednesday night forum, quipping that maybe he could sponosor a bill to improve sound systems, if...
  • Righeimer attorney warns of legal action

    COSTA MESA — City Council candidate Jim Righeimer's personal attorney has sent letters to the Costa Mesa Police Assn. and a local blogger, warning that he will seek legal "remedies" against them if they print falsehoods about his client's past....
  • Debate tackles topics of the day

    COSTA MESA — Thursday night's Feet to the Fire Forum, a candidates' debate organized by Orange County media, began with an issue right out of recent headlines: Planning Commissioner Jim Righeimer's decision to get out of his car during a DUI...