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  • Police association says it won't sue city

    The Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. doesn't plan to sue the city after officials denied its claim asserting that the municipality is responsible for the union's legal fees. The association had sought indemnification from the legal costs of defending...
  • It's a Gray Area: Thank you for letting me share my ideas with you

    For this past year, I have had the privilege of being able to write a column in this space about any subject of my choosing. So during this time we have discussed and dissected things like healthcare and education; the criminal justice system, including...
  • Police: Politics harming recruitment

    A small pool of qualified rookies and an overheated political climate are making it difficult for the Costa Mesa Police Department to fill a dozen vacancies with desirable candidates, sources familiar with the hiring process say. Police agencies...
  • Sources: Two city administrators placed on leave

    Two Costa Mesa employees who organize special events have been placed on paid administrative leave, city officials confirmed Wednesday. Public Affairs Manager Dan Joyce and Special Events Coordinator Christine Cordon, were put on leave Tuesday pending...
  • City proposes 5% pay cut

    The city of Costa Mesa opened contract negotiations with its largest employee association this week by offering a 5% pay cut, a 5% increase in pension contributions and other sharp reductions in compensation that a workers' representative deemed...
  • Teachers' contract approved

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees unanimously approved a one-year contract with teachers during Tuesday's board meeting, ending months of contentious negotiations. Before the board's approval, 94% of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...
  • Council contracts security firm to run city jail

    The Costa Mesa City Council voted late Tuesday night to outsource its jail after a judge earlier in the day denied a request to block that move. The council's 4-1 decision, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting, approved a contract with G4S...
  • College board votes to lay off employees

    Coastline Community College will lay off up to 32 employees this summer after it did not receive grant funding to run an Irvine career center it has operated for years. Coast Community College District's board of trustees voted to issue the layoff...
  • League dismayed, puzzled over bleachers theft

    League dismayed, puzzled over bleachers theft
    When Costa Mesa National Little League's vice president started mowing an outfield lawn Wednesday, he didn't notice the aluminum skeleton sitting just outside the right field fence. A maintenance worker from nearby TeWinkle Middle School had to ask what...
  • It's A Gray Area: Minimum wages cause more harm than good

    The 2012 platform for the Democratic Party promised to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 per hour and to tie future changes to inflation. Just as with arguments for a "living wage," this sounds like a good and compassionate idea, but...
  • Lowest bidder CR&R being recommended

    City staff members plan to recommend that the Newport Beach council agree to outsource trash services to the company that submitted the lowest bid for the work. Staff will present to council members an agreement negotiated with CR&R waste services,...
  • Commentary: Why it makes sense to hire heroes

    President Obama announced in January a plan to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, saying Afghan forces will take the lead in securing the country while our troops shift to a support role. Though this shift indicates an end to a seemingly endless...