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  • Commentary: We must make youth part of the conversation

    New Yorker magazine writer Tad Friend examined Costa Mesa's politics in September of 2011 and suggested that Costa Mesa was ground zero for the issues facing many cities in Orange County and across the country. But why Costa Mesa? For anyone who has...
  • City may assume some senior center functions

    The city is looking into taking over certain operational aspects of the Costa Mesa Senior Center in an attempt to keep the organization's doors open. The center's budget problems came to light after Costa Mesa published an audit in January predicting...
  • Venezia: Theater aid no blockbuster of an idea

    Venezia: Theater aid no blockbuster of an idea
    Is the Balboa Village Theatre project a go or a no? That depends on whom you talk to. Revitalization of the theater has been a lingering issue since it closed in 1992, and the nonprofit Balboa Performing Theater Arts Foundation was formed in 1996 to...
  • Commentary: High-speed rail project is a train wreck

    As a financial advisor to governments, your job is to tell sometimes hard truths about the financial implications of public plans. Governments ignore these financial consequences at the peril of taxpayers and long-term financial health. Unfortunately,...
  • For Coast, it's all about growth

    Coast Community College District has some growing to do if it wants to continue to beef up its budget in future years, according to a presentation made to district trustees. Andy Dunn, vice chancellor of finance and administrative services, kicked off...
  • County plans Santa Ana River improvements

    Orange County is planning to receive about $83.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fund watershed and flood-control projects, including the massive Santa Ana River Mainstem Project, county officials said. While the president and...
  • Pimco trustee assails exec's salary

    Pimco trustee assails exec's salary
    A longtime trustee for Newport Beach's $1.9-trillion Pimco funds lashed out at the reported $200-million annual salary of Bill Gross, the billionaire bond guru who co-founded the giant money manager in 1971 and remains its chief investment officer. "You...
  • William Lyon Homes lays the foundation for future growth

    William Lyon Homes lays the foundation for future growth
    Newport Beach home builder William Lyon Homes has a history almost as interesting as its founder and namesake. William Lyon flew combat missions in the Korean War, commanded the Air Force Reserve and was chief executive and chairman of AirCal in the...
  • County releases balanced budget

    Orange County has released its recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with officials highlighting the document's balance and, well, lack of excitement. After weathering several years of financial volatility since 2008, county Chief Financial...
  • Last call for Newport Beach Restaurant Week?

    Last call for Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
    The fate of Newport Beach Restaurant Week has been called into question. In its current financial state, the Newport Beach Restaurant Assn. Business Improvement District cannot support the annual event, President Jim Walker told council members Tuesday....
  • Grand jury data on pension liabilities paint varied pictures

    In a report aiming to evaluate how cities are being affected by pension liabilities, the Orange County Grand Jury called for area cities to make more budget information readily available. Lacking the desired data, the 2013-14 group tried to use its...
  • City lauded for 'Costa Mesa Minute,' financial reporting

    Costa Mesa recently won awards for its public-access programming and financial reporting. The "Costa Mesa Minute" show won a Golden Hub of Innovation award from the Assn. of California Cities, Orange County. The show took first place in the Technology...