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  • Giant fir ushers in holiday cheer

    Giant fir ushers in holiday cheer
    When a guest at the Westin South Coast Plaza pulled open the curtains Monday morning, a 96-foot Christmas tree floated past the window. The South Coast Plaza holiday tree had arrived at the Town Center Park on Anton Boulevard in Costa Mesa after a...
  • Charter could cost city funding

    New California legislation could cut off some state funding for Costa Mesa based on language the city's Charter Committee has voted to include in a new draft charter. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 7 into law over the weekend, turning the tables on...
  • Mailbag: Oppose a charter with 'prevailing wage' exemption

    I have read the Daily Pilot article "Charter could cost city funding" (Oct. 16), and because of my attendance at several Costa Mesa City Charter Committee meetings, I have some additional comments. Only two committee members have consistently opposed...
  • Commentary: Not a good way to build trust with workers

    Re. "Study describes distrust within city, but finds hope," (Oct. 10): I read with personal interest Bradley Zint's recent article about Costa Mesa's attempt to "connect" with its employees by hiring an expert to interview them about what is good and...
  • Move could remove city from sports facility

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees will consider refunding Costa Mesa's contribution to the creation of a sports facility at Costa Mesa High School during their meeting Tuesday night. Such a move by the board could mean that the city would...
  • Commentary: City is working hard to recruit police

    Costa Mesa is a safe community but the City Council, staff and residents all want it to be even safer. Many elements make up a safe community. One of the most critical is a professional and high-quality police department. Costa Mesa is fortunate to...
  • Navarro gets 6% pay increase

    Navarro gets 6% pay increase
    The school board has approved extending Supt. Fred Navarro's employment term to 2016 and increasing his annual salary by $14,376. In closed session, six of the seven voting members on Tuesday approved a 6% pay raise for Navarro, said Newport-Mesa...
  • Charter Committee fine-tunes language

    As of now, Costa Mesa's proposed city charter does not have language clarifying how the City Council can personally interact with city staffers over administrative affairs. The decision to leave it out came after a 5-4 vote Wednesday night by the...
  • Commentary: Educators' pension plans at risk too

    Unfunded public employee pensions and city bankruptcy filings are daily news. Why do cities make headlines when our local Orange County schools are at risk to the tune of $6.2 billion? If you don't believe me, check out http://www.calpers.ca.gov and...
  • School board OKs extra military leave

    The Newport-Mesa School District board extended military leave Tuesday night for a Corona del Mar High School teacher serving in the Air Force Reserve. Gary Mathieson, a physical education teacher, has been on and off campus since 2011, splitting time...
  • Employee group objects to jail outsourcing

    The Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. is seeking a temporary restraining order Tuesday morning against an attempt to outsource jobs at the city jail. The proposed contract with G4S Secure Solutions — which is up for a vote of the City Council the...
  • Court denies employees request to stop jail plan

    SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday declined a request by the Costa Mesa Employees Assn. to block a city proposal to privatize its jail. Judge Luis Rodriguez denied the association's request because the City Council had not...