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  • 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...
  • Commentary: Legislature is working to bypass voters

    Imagine one day you open your mail only to discover a letter notifying you of a new loan taken out in your name without your knowledge. The letter informs you that you will have no say in how the loan money is spent, though it might benefit you in some...
  • Three Orange County office buildings sold as market picks up

    Three office buildings in Mission Viejo and Irvine have sold in two transactions that, combined, industry observers valued at more than $90 million as investor demand for Orange County commercial properties heats up. The sales to large national...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: It's time to end the tax holiday

    About 12 years ago, President George W. Bush was handed a thriving economy with a budget surplus in the hundreds of billions of dollars a year, forecast over the ensuing decade. The national debt stood at about $5 trillion. He had a choice to make. He...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • 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...
  • Man who claimed Kobe, LeBron were clients gets 13 years

    A Newport Beach man who falsely claimed he handled investments for Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other athletes received 13 years in state prison Friday for defrauding clients of $198,000. An Orange County Superior Court jury found Calvin James Calvin,...
  • Newport man guilty in investment schemes

    A jury convicted a Newport Beach man this week of stealing $198,000 through various investment schemes, prosecutors said. Calvin James Calvin, 48, was found guilty Monday of seven felony counts of grand theft and four felony counts of using untrue...