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  • Commentary: Some FAQs about Costa Mesa pension liabilities

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Commentary: Curry has the public, private experience to lead in office

    The new state representatives we elect this November will have the opportunity to represent Orange County for the next 12 years. The legislators we elect will have significant impacts on public policy, the future of our party and the future of our...
  • Scholars debate the meaning of the 2nd Amendment

    Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued in favor of allowing the government to regulate firearms, consider banning citizens...
  • Irvine Veterans Committee shifts focus to affordable housing

    The Irvine City Council is reshaping the committee dedicated to establishing a memorial cemetery in Orange County to focus on affordable housing for qualified veterans. Formed in January, the committee passed a resolution in July designating a 125-acre...
  • Venezia: From toilet politics to the rarity: kindness and respect

    Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Take the ceramic toilets that recently popped up in front of Red-E-Rentals on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Some of their lids bear Mayor Jim...
  • Commentary: Bluffs incident shows effectiveness of police unit

    A city can offer stunning vistas, an array of things to see and do, playgrounds for its children and jobs for their parents. But if it doesn't offer the people who live and work there a feeling of safety and security, everything else is meaningless....
  • Costa Mesa supports Newport in sober-living case

    Five Southern California cities, including three in Orange County, have filed supportive legal documents toward the goal of having the U.S. Supreme Court review Newport Beach's sober-living homes ordinance. Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, San Clemente,...
  • Commentary: COIN ordinance is saving taxpayers money

    At the last Costa Mesa City Council meeting, I was pleased to see savings of more than $1 million result from negotiations with employees. The transparency of COIN confirmed this success. COIN, the Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance, requires...
  • Commentary: Council districts won't improve representation

    The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation. Advocates say that holding district elections is a solution to incorporating more voters...
  • Mailbag: Bike riders, skateboarders must show more caution

    Note to parents who have children riding bikes and skateboards to school: While driving last week in Newport Heights, a number of commuters and I were taking our respective turns at a four-way stop sign. As the other cars stopped to allow me to take...
  • Nearby condo owners oppose housing for homeless

    Nearby condo owners oppose housing for homeless
    Condominium residents near the site of a prospective homeless recovery complex in Costa Mesa are criticizing the plans, contending that while the aim to help the needy is noble, the project has the potential to harm their neighborhood and pose a risk to...
  • Commentary: U.S. must reduce human trafficking

    Human trafficking in America has dramatically increased over the past decades. More American girls and young women are being trafficked within the U.S. now than ever. The U.S. State Department has indicated that up to 17,000 people annually are...