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  • Former district HR director files appeal to have records released

    Former district HR director files appeal to have records released
    Newport-Mesa Unified School District's former personnel chief filed an appeal in Orange County Superior Court Thursday after a judge denied his request for documents under the state's public records law.
  • Judge denies request from fired HR chief

    An Orange County Superior Court judge will not force Newport-Mesa Unified School District to publicly release documents related to a fired personnel chief's complaint against the superintendent. Judge Geoffrey Glass decided Tuesday to deny former...

    Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high

    Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high
    Requests for public records in politically charged Costa Mesa have skyrocketed to an all-time high, costing the city thousands of dollars and stretching the resources of the city clerk's office, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the...

    What is the Public Records Act?

    Since 1968, the California Public Records Act has made available countless scores of documents created by local and state government agencies. The law, heralded as a pathway toward openness and transparency in government, proclaims that in the Golden...

    Fired school official offers advice to former colleagues, calls ex-boss's action 'callous'

     Fired school official offers advice to former colleagues, calls ex-boss's action 'callous'
    Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recently fired personnel director sent an email to his former colleagues Tuesday describing how to make a public records request similar to the one he filed before his termination. The school board fired John...