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  • Community Commentary: Firefighters should contribute more toward their pension costs

    I wanted to set the record straight on the city of Costa Mesa's labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. about how much, if any, our firefighters should pay toward their own pensions ("Contract talks disputed," Nov. 17). There have been...
  • Irvine approves bonuses for all city employees

    IRVINE — A divided City Council has approved $450,000 in bonuses for city employees. The council awarded $500 to each full-time employee, $250 to part-time employees with more than 10 hours per week on the clock, and $100 to part-time employees who...
  • Righeimer to propose charter initiative

    COSTA MESA — Continuing with his plan to overhaul the city's structure, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer on Tuesday will ask his peers on the City Council to begin the process of making Costa Mesa a charter city with its own set of laws and regulations....
  • Community Commentary: Charter proposal not best for city

    In response to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer's Dec. 3 letter ("Community Commentary: Why Costa Mesa should become a charter city") on why Costa Mesa should become a charter city, I have the following comments. Contrary to Costa Mesa's history of thriving,...
  • Pension fight docks in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach's public employee unions and city officials normally keep quiet about contract disputes — a more restrained, "Newport" way of doing business. Not this time around. As police, firefighter and lifeguard contracts expire at the end of...
  • New layoff date announced for Costa Mesa employees

    COSTA MESA — The city will not outsource any of its employees' jobs until March 10 at the earliest, almost a year to the day that workers were first notified of potential outsourcing and six months after employees first expected to be laid off....
  • Worker falls 30 feet at Newport Civic Center site

    A construction worker fell about 30 feet at the Newport Beach Civic Center site on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident was reported about 11:26 a.m. at the construction site in the 1100 block of Avocado Avenue, said Newport Beach Fire Department...
  • Draft charter limits wage increases [corrected]

    COSTA MESA — The City Council could not give itself a raise or increase city workers' benefits without voter approval, according to a draft city charter introduced Tuesday. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly said...
  • Mailbag: Residents should write Costa Mesa's charter

    On Tuesday night (actually, at 1:30 Wednesday morning) the Costa Mesa City Council voted 3 to 1 (Councilwoman Wendy Leece voting no; Mayor Gary Monahan absent) to submit a proposed city charter to the voters. They voted to use the draft charter that...
  • Mailbag: Public safety mailer is 'propaganda'

    I have to imagine there are a number of public safety employees in Newport Beach, both police and fire, who are embarrassed by the ridiculous mass mailer recently sent to residents by the Newport Beach police and firefighter associations. The mass...
  • Chick-fil-A worker fired for offending Asian customers

    A cashier at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Irvine has been fired after she put offensive names mocking Asian customers on their receipts. Rather than take the names of two Asian customers, she typed "Ching" and "Chong," which appeared, respectively, on the...
  • 'Right out of a Frank Capra movie'

     'Right out of a Frank Capra movie'
    As Linda Jordan put the final touches on the characters in the "Snoopy House" Christmas display's dollhouse outside City Hall on Tuesday night, she broke down. "I just couldn't stop crying," she said. "It's not relief. I'm happy. I'm sad at the same...