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  • Water district considers rate increase

    The Mesa Water District is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote Thursday on a proposed rate increase. District officials said the bulk of the five-year, phased-in increase will address costs associated with the repair and replacement of pipes,...
  • Commentary: Why I rejected a legislative pay raise

    A number of my colleagues received a taxpayer-funded pay increase, which took effect Dec. 2, to compensate them for their legislative duties. I did not. I have decided to reject a 5.3% pay increase for legislators, which was granted by the California...
  • Mesa Water board OKs rate hikes

    Mesa Water District board members Thursday approved a series of rate increases, contending that the extra revenue will be needed as district expenses continue to rise and capital improvement projects costing millions take shape. The board voted 4 to 1...
  • City counters with smaller pay cut

    Costa Mesa officials presented a revised offer to the city's largest municipal employees union Monday that lessened a proposed pay cut. Officials are now pushing for a 2.5% pay cut for employees, down from the 5% across-the-board reduction the city...
  • Apodaca: L.A. schools' iPad fiasco should serve as lesson

    As our local schools continue to experiment with ways to utilize technology, they are receiving a big lesson in how not to do it from our giant neighbor to the north. I'm talking about you, Los Angeles Unified. We really must thank for providing such...
  • District budget shows clear skies

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved a $242 million budget — about $18 million more than last year's spending plan. Deputy Superintendent Paul Reed, the district's chief business official, presented what he...
  • Move could remove city from sports facility

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees will consider refunding Costa Mesa's contribution to the creation of a sports facility at Costa Mesa High School during their meeting Tuesday night. Such a move by the board could mean that the city would...
  • Costa Mesa ends fiscal year with surplus

    Costa Mesa's General Fund finished the previous fiscal year with at least a $7-million surplus, according to a news release. The announcement, released late Tuesday night and mentioned during the City Council meeting, cited preliminary audited numbers...
  • School board funds stadiums for Mesa, CdM

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board room erupted in applause and cheering after trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to fund the stadium projects at Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar high schools. Mesa and CdM will each receive $7.4 million for...
  • OCC to get technology upgrade

    After a power failure that crippled Orange Coast College's computer system over the winter break, the college is upgrading years-old technology using millions of dollars in bond money. OCC will spend slightly less than $1 million on classroom...
  • Block grant money discussed

    A portion of Costa Mesa's federal funding that's annually awarded to nonprofit agencies was up for discussion during a City Council's study session Tuesday. Though what to do in the coming fiscal year with the public service grants within the city's to-...
  • Extra money for community center rejected

    A request for more funds has prompted the Irvine City Council to launch an investigation into the construction costs for a community center at Northwood Community Park. Saying the project, which started in 2012, "really represents a first of its kind...