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  • 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...
  • Cradle to Career boosts education in Kenya

    Cradle to Career boosts education in Kenya
    Jene Meece got involved with Kenya on a whim. In 2006, the Newport Beach resident read a news story about Father Henry Simaro, head of the African Child Foundation, visiting the United States to raise money for Fanaka Primary School, in the Kenyan...
  • Commentary: True meaning of May Day: celebrating the worker

    When I was a little girl, my mother would have us weave ribbons into our strawberry baskets and fill them with flowers. We'd then sneak up to our neighbors' homes, ring the bell and leave our beautiful little bouquets on their doorsteps. We'd squeal...
  • Carnett: Addressing a Gettysburg fascination

    What if? It's the age-old query of the historian. And, through its lens, one can view any war and the subsequent history. What if the Moors had won the battle of Tours? What if the Allies had been turned back at Normandy? What if Robert E. Lee had...
  • College board refuses to draft labor agreement

    The Coast Community College District on Wedensday shot down a request to draft an agreement that would pre-negotiate hiring terms with local unions for almost $700 million in construction projects. The idea has split the Board of Trustees and drawn...
  • Spitzer: Deny hiker treatment option

    A rescued hiker who was arrested after methamphetamine was allegedly found in his car should not enter a program that allows first-time offenders to avoid jail, an Orange County supervisor said Wednesday. County Supervisor Todd Spitzer argued in a news...
  • Apodaca: Prentice has handle on learning disorders

    Testing season is upon us as the school year draws to a close and local students engage in the annual rituals of standardized assessments and final exams. Most kids find these tests a bit stressful. But for those with dyslexia and other learning...
  • Commentary: Stop slamming the City Council

    Even before he was elected to the City Council, some Costa Mesa police officers were out to keep Jim Righeimer from being elected. He couldn't be counted on to vote to give away the store to the unions. Righeimer ran on a campaign of representing the...
  • Documents shed some light on 60th [corrected]

    Costa Mesa made a slim profit from food and alcohol sales at its 60th anniversary celebration this summer, according to documents obtained by the Daily Pilot, but the overall cost of the event remains a mystery. City officials have declined to provide...
  • City counters with smaller pay cut

    Costa Mesa officials presented a revised offer to the city's largest municipal employees union Monday that lessened a proposed pay cut. Officials are now pushing for a 2.5% pay cut for employees, down from the 5% across-the-board reduction the city...
  • Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law

    Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law
    The Costa Mesa City Council this week repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets. The council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to scrap the ordinance without discussion. Costa Mesa's anti-solicitation law,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...