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  • Commentary: I see shades of Bell in Costa Mesa

    There are patterns of behavior and events associated with problematic city charters. Considering Costa Mesa's revived city charter efforts, it is important to recognize when these patterns are being repeated so that past mistakes can be avoided. These...
  • City proposes deep benefit cuts

    After a year of full-time employment with the city of Costa Mesa, a worker represented by the current contract for general employees receives 92 hours of paid vacation. But the city recently proposed a two-year labor contract that would slash that...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'

    Inhumane. Draconian. Extreme. Those are some of the wild adjectives that the Costa Mesa employees' union recently used to describe the City Council's initial contract offer. Few of Costa Mesa's hard-working and recession-hardened residents would use the...
  • Councilmen sue police association

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger have sued the city's police officers association, alleging the group and two other defendants intimidated and harassed them for political gain. A civil action lawsuit filed Tuesday names...
  • Commentary: Mayor's concept of 'normal' is not

    Re. "Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'" (Aug. 18): I read with concern Mayor Jim Righeimer's recent commentary in the Daily Pilot. As a longtime Costa Mesa city employee I share the mayor's sentiment — every City Council member,...
  • Suit against police assn. called highly unusual

    The decision by Costa Mesa's mayor, his wife and another councilman to sue the city's police association and its former law firm for harassment, intimidation, libel and other alleged damages is a highly unusual step and possibly unprecedented for a...
  • Commentary: Mayor, faced with intimidation, had no choice but to sue

    Joseph Heller once famously wrote, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you." That line could apply to the situation in Costa Mesa, where Mayor Jim Righeimer has filed suit against the Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. and others....
  • Mailbag: Recognize construction workers on Labor Day

    While Labor Day typically signals the end of summer, it's also an opportunity to pause and celebrate the American worker. One segment of the country's work force often is overlooked — construction-industry professionals. Labor Day is often...
  • Commentary: After 50 years, is the 'Dream' yet reality?

    It seems like all of the nation has been talking about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "Dream" speech and the March on Washington. The big question at such a milestone anniversary is on everyone's minds, whether or not we dare...
  • Ex-officers form campus security unit

    Ex-officers form campus security unit
    A former Costa Mesa police officer and a cadre of other law-enforcement veterans say they believe they've come up with a viable plan to prevent violence in schools Jess Gilman, a 27-year police veteran, retired from Costa Mesa's department in October....
  • Are employee associations unions?

    Against a backdrop of skirmishes between Costa Mesa's organized labor and its conservative council majority is a kind of war on words. On one side is Mayor Jim Righeimer and his supporters, who in an effort to save the city money say they're fighting...
  • City advised to withhold 60th anniversary documents

    Costa Mesa's attorneys are advising that some public documents related to Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration be withheld for the time being, according to an official statement released Tuesday night. The documents will not be released while an...