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  • Mailbag: CalPERS, council should split Taj Mahal costs

    As a longtime Newport Beach resident, I am furious, although not surprised, at the outcome of the city's new pride and joy, the Taj Mahal. Let's look back for a moment. The original reason for a new City Hall was that Newport Beach had hired more...
  • Rescinding layoffs is called 'great news'

    News that the city officially rescinded almost 70 layoff notices brought good cheer, according to one labor leader. "It's great news for the employees," said Helen Nenadal, president of Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. "It's great news to come up in the...
  • Commentary: Righeimer decisions bad and costly

    I read Lauren Williams' Nov. 28 article, "State court denies Costa Mesa's outsourcing appeal," and was very concerned about some of the comments in the article and their implications. It was reported in Williams' article that the California Supreme Court...
  • Commentary: Charter would not free Costa Mesa from state

    Costa Mesa voters overwhelmingly voted against the proposed charter on the November 2012 ballot. However, Mayor Jim Righeimer says he will try again in the June 2014 primary election. He proposes to appoint a committee to draft a charter, which the...
  • Recall effort of Righeimer moves forward

    It was a small beginning for a large, uphill effort to recall Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer. The door was open at Chris McEvoy's Westside house on Wednesday night for the dozen or so supporters who came in to join or inquire about his endeavor to...
  • Costa Mesa law enforcement employee honored by C.A.P.E.

    A Costa Mesa employee was awarded for her years of service in law enforcement and named the 2012 Property Officer of the Year, the city announced Friday. Barbara Carpenter, who works as a property and evidence supervisor for the police department,...
  • State court denies Costa Mesa's outsourcing appeal

    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a petition to hear Costa Mesa's appeal on an injunction barring its outsourcing plan, court records show. Both labor and city leaders predict the decision will have wide ranging implications for the state'...
  • Commentary: Charter government suits Costa Mesa's personality

    Democracy and sausage-making have often been "linked" (sorry) as really ugly processes that produce good things. But having just passed through one of the nastiest local election cycles I can remember, I'm not feeling the parity between the two anymore....
  • `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'

    `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'
    Sixth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Billy Folsom grows his goatee distinctively long in memory of a fellow Costa Mesa employee whose suicide became the tragic emblem of a city in turmoil. In...
  • Community & Clubs: A tuneful Christmas celebration

    Christmas has inspired great music from many of the world's great composers. So, as angels heralded the first Christmas, the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant will present a program of great selections performed by the choir, the Da Capo Orchestra,...
  • Council withdraws layoff notices

    The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to allow city staff to begin rescinding the remaining 70 layoff notices that, when first called for in March 2011, amounted to 213, or about half the city's workforce. Jim Righeimer, who was...
  • City puts COIN to work

    With one employee union contract set to expire in March, Costa Mesa has its first chance to implement some of the provisions of its Civic Openness in Negotiations, or COIN, ordinance, aimed at creating greater transparency in the city's dealings with...