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  • City: Reforms are on the way following 60th investigation

    City: Reforms are on the way following 60th investigation
    For the city of Costa Mesa's part, the investigation into what went wrong during its 60th anniversary celebration last summer seems to be over, but for others, it's gaining new momentum and renewed interest. Citing the matter as an ongoing and...
  • Proposal to tackle Costa Mesa's pension debt to be considered

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a plan to take a small bite out of its pension debt by making a series of early payments that could save the city $12 million. By paying $25 million to fire department employees' pension fund faster...
  • Grand jury charges man with stealing investment money

    A Newport Beach man allegedly secured millions of dollars in investments for his company and instead blew the money gambling in Las Vegas, according to a grand jury indictment. William Knox is charged with six counts of wire fraud for taking loans to...
  • Mailbag: A pointed take on a holiday poem

    'Decking Costa Mesa City Hall' 'Twas the holiday season at Costa Mesa City Hall, Closed sessions 'o plenty, council meetings to stall. Council photos are hung, in the lobby; we stare — With hopes that next year, new pics might be there....
  • Kaiser sixth-graders losing science time

    For Nathan Peters, a Kaiser Elementary School sixth-grader, science is more than just a class he attends each day. The specialized curriculum at his school provides him the opportunity to do things like build a solar oven and cook hot dogs and s'mores...
  • Special Report: 60th party cost nearly $400,000, documents show

    Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration has so far cost close to $400,000, significantly more than the initial $315,000 estimate to produce the event, according to a year's worth of public records reviewed by the Daily Pilot. The total cost —...
  • Mailbag: Outsourcing the jail is 'illegal,' 'misguided'

    The Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. continues to maintain it is misguided, as well as illiegal, public policy for the City Council to hand over control of its public jail to a private corporation. However, the city's employees applaud the council's...
  • Irvine votes to increase reserves

    Putting a finishing touch on the plan the city of Irvine used to weather the recession, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase its goal for future financial reserves by about $7 million. Irvine leaned on its contingency reserves during...
  • Mailbag: Oreo the swan is an island mystery

    Mailbag: Oreo the swan is an island mystery
    My friends and I spotted Oreo (as we have fondly named it because it looks like a cross between Pearl and Rupert, our former island swans) June 4 on our morning walk around Balboa Island — and subsequently on June 5, 6 and 7. It seems to favor the...
  • Commentary: Stop the charter city madness

    Just a few months ago, Costa Mesa held a charter election that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. After hearing all the arguments, voters rejected a risky move to change our fundamental form of government. Although a resounding 60% of...
  • Schools budget gets preliminary OK

    As the school district's chief business official likes to put it, the budget has "weathered the storm" of the recession. Paul Reed, who also serves as Newport-Mesa Unified's deputy superintendent, on Tuesday presented the district's balanced,...
  • Apodaca: Admissions policies are not the real problem

    Last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding (sort of) affirmative action in higher education probably won't register a jot here in California, where race-based preferences were banned by voters in 1996. But inequality in education remains a...