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  • Righeimer: Budget hinges on 'what if'

    Editor's note: This adds the last two paragraphs. COSTA MESA —The city has no plans to buy new vehicles during the next fiscal year, but as Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer sees it, Costa Mesa must replenish its fleet replacement fund even if that...
  • Community Commentary: Is coastal Orange County tsunami ready?

    As the Fukushima Daichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here. Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
  • Newport budget includes staffing reductions

    NEWPORT BEACH — The City Council on Tuesday finalized a spending plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year that balances the budget but makes significant staffing reductions. Officials plan to vote on the budget June 28. The new fiscal year begins July 1....
  • Hoag Hospital gets a revamped, more advanced emergency department

    NEWPORT BEACH — The newly renovated and expanded emergency department at Hoag Hospital will become one of the largest and most technologically advanced in the county after completion, a hospital official said on Monday. The Joan & Andy Fimiano...
  • Community Commentary: Thanks to council for long-term planning

    I managed to stay awake past 1 a.m. the other morning to watch the City Council pass a balanced budget on time — something they can never seem to do in Sacramento. Congratulations to the council for passing a budget that addresses a long-term...
  • Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget

    Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget
    COSTA MESA — After listening to hours of complaints about cuts to the Police Department and other criticisms, the City Council early Wednesday morning approved about $6 million in cuts and adopted a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2011-12. The...
  • Mailbag: Giving thanks to the police, fire departments

    When I first moved to Costa Mesa I attended the Costa Mesa Police Department Citizen's Academy. What a great program. I met many from the CMPD who I have grown to know over the past years. After attending the academy and getting to know those who...
  • Retired fireman sues Newport Beach

    A former Newport Beach fire official accused of racking up $26,000 in unpaid toll road fees while using a city vehicle has sued the city for alleged discrimination and retaliation against an injured worker, court records show. Paul Matheis, a former...
  • Dog walker alerts residents to fire

    A roof fire at a Newport Beach home late Tuesday night caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, authorities said. Forty firefighters responded about 11:59 p.m. to Harbor Ridge Drive, near San Miguel Park, after a neighbor walking a dog reported seeing...
  • Contract could save city up to $2.9M

    COSTA MESA — The city could save $412,000 to $2.9 million over the next five years if it contracts out fire and paramedic services to the Orange County Fire Authority, according to a study released Friday by the city. Initially, implementing the...
  • Newport's Junior Lifeguard fees eclipse other cities

    Newport's Junior Lifeguard fees eclipse other cities
    NEWPORT BEACH — Every summer, school-aged children from neighborhoods like Dover Shores and Corona del Mar board the Balboa Island Ferry and travel together to the beach. They wear massive backpacks and matching red and blue clothes — all from...
  • Car fire spreads to Costa Mesa home

    Car fire spreads to Costa Mesa home
    Fire from an engulfed car spread and damaged a Costa Mesa home late Wednesday morning, officials said. Firefighters from Costa Mesa and Santa Ana extinguished the blaze at 2072 Phalarope Court some 20 minutes after receiving the report at 11:36 a.m....