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  • Commentary: Union wants city to break the bank

    I was interested to read the latest fictional spin piece by Orange County Employees Assn. mouthpiece Jennifer Muir on Costa Mesa's financial situation ("Community Commentary: Don't believe City Hall's spin on finances," Oct. 22). Ms. Muir contends...
  • City hires labor lawyer for employee contract talks

    COSTA MESA — The city has retained a labor lawyer to negotiate with employee groups – a departure from the way it once negotiated with workers. "This is a way to even the field for the taxpayer, hiring a negotiator," said city spokesman Bill...
  • City Life: If a school fell on the Westside, would the school board notice?

    If I write a column that mentions Costa Mesa's City Council or the local employee union, I'm guaranteed an online response of at least eight fired-up readers. Most of the comments are emotional — and less than factual — but that is...
  • Trial date set in employees' lawsuit

    COSTA MESA — A lawsuit filed in May by city employees hoping to stop the proposed mass layoffs has tentatively been scheduled for April 9, city officials confirmed Friday. The complaint by the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. argues that the City...
  • Editorial: Brown's pension reforms a good starting point

    Gov. Jerry Brown deserves a nod for proposing moderate reforms to California's public pension system. And because his 12-point plan is essentially an opening offer to the legislators and voters who would need to approve his proposals, we'd like to ask the...
  • Community Commentary: Daily Pilot editorial made too many sweeping generalizations

    Re. "Editorial: Brown's pension reforms a good starting point," Oct. 30: "Public pensions were created to give public servants a larger stake in their jobs than any bribe could replace." It's startling to read such a forthright statement in an America...
  • Smoking ban passes 4-1

    COSTA MESA — The City Council gave preliminary approval this week to an ordinance that would ban smoking at all city parks. Going along with a Parks and Recreation Commission recommendation, the council in a 4-1 vote Tuesday night approved the...
  • Righeimer: Costa Mesa should become a charter city

    It's time for Costa Mesa to become "a grown-up city," Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer said. Righeimer suggested at Tuesday's City Council meeting that Costa Mesa adopt its own charter, or set of laws, rather than rely on general state law for guidance "In...
  • Community Commentary: Let's not be hasty about charter city decision

    Late Tuesday evening, at the tail end of the Costa Mesa City Council meeting, after most observers had left and local reporters had already filed their stories, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer dropped a bombshell ("Chart city request proposed," Nov. 3)....
  • Teachers union vote denounces Hubbard

    Teachers union vote denounces Hubbard
    COSTA MESA — The overwhelming majority of Newport-Mesa Unified teachers have no confidence in their embattled superintendent, according to a vote announced Thursday night by the teacher's union. Ballots sent out Oct. 20 to the teachers in the...
  • Irvine law firm recognized for philanthropy

    Irvine business law firm Shulman Hodges & Bastian will be honored with an award for Small Business Philanthropy by the Assn. of Fundraising Professionals on National Philanthropy Day. The national organization, which promotes fundraising efforts...
  • Community Commentary: Obama's jobs bill deserves a layoff

    Did you know that the so-called jobs bill adds the unemployed to the list of "protected classes" who can sue any employer for discrimination based on the applicant's perception that their unemployed status led to their not being hired? How crazy is that?...