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A report condemning the failed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds will go to the district attorney's office for legal review. The Fair Board unanimously voted Thursday to send the D.A. the Fair Sale Review Committee's 17-page report, which...
A former Costa Mesa city employee accused of vandalizing campaign signs won permission from an Orange County Superior Court judge Monday to delay his arraignment so that he can retain an attorney. Steven Charles White, 39, will be arraigned March 25....
A Costa Mesa employee accused of vandalizing campaign signs during the November election no longer works for the city, officials said. As of Friday, senior maintenance worker Steven Charles White "is no longer employed by the city of Costa Mesa," city...
A Costa Mesa city employee suspected of illegally tampering with campaign signs has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism, prosecutors said Wednesday. If convicted, Steven Charles White, 39, of Costa Mesa, faces a sentence ranging from probation to a...
In his Dec. 8 letter to the Daily Pilot, Tom Egan wrote, "Do we really want to give [the Jim Righeimer-led council] more power [with a charter] to further tear up our low-stress city?" ("Mailbag: I disagree with commentary on C.M. charter"). "Tear up"?...
Only in an Orwellian world is a vote for the councilman whose majority side won this past election considered controversial. Yet, this is what the losing pro-union side now advocates. They claim that Councilwoman Wendy Leece — who pooh poohs the...
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...
Demonstrators on Saturday gathered in front of the Costa Mesa Police Department to support Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer, who they contend was falsely accused of driving drunk by a private investigator who works for a law firm that represents police unions....
For Jack Wu's next column, he might address the entire concept of "monopoly government services," i.e., why do I have to use the government's garbageman? Why can't I hire my own? I hire my own gardener. My own mechanic. My own home remodeler. My own...
We all should long for the days of Mark Twain, who was heard to say: "There is good news from Washington today. Congress is deadlocked and cannot act." Unfortunately, our Congress today is acting a great deal in sponsoring cronyism. That means that there...
COSTA MESA — Tel Phil Enterprises will not have to give up operating the weekend swap meet at the Orange County Fairgrounds in 2013, the Orange County Fair Board voted unanimously Thursday. With Dale Dykema and David Ellis absent — Tel Phil'...
When the Daily Pilot heard former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was doing parking lot security at the Huntington Beach Surf Museum, everyone in the newsroom couldn't believe it. Photographer Kent Treptow took off immediately for the location. What he...
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