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  • 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    The Costa Mesa City Council this week repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets.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...
  • Council to respond to open-meetings law complaint

    The Newport Beach City Council will respond Tuesday night to one of two letters alleging violations of California's open-meetings law. In an email Sept. 17, Newport Beach resident Jim Mosher sent two "cease and desist" letters accusing the city of...
  • Ex-contractor accused of defauding workers

    A former general contractor working on a state developmental hospital in Costa Mesa has been indicted on charges of defrauding his employees and taking portions of their wages — adding up to $81,000, according to the Orange County district attorney'...
  • Study describes distrust within city, but finds hope

    A new city study indicates that while Costa Mesa's municipal workforce feels disheartened at work, there is still momentum for positive changes. The 10-page report by Chip Espinoza, a Trabuco Canyon-based management consultant, was posted Thursday on...
  • Commentary: Underfunded pensions must be dealt with

    I recently read a claim that underfunded pension obligations for city employees were imaginary. Consider the following hypothetical, which is analogous to what's facing thousands of public employees in the California Public Employee Retirement System...
  • Body-dumping suspect pleads not guilty

    A man suspected of killing a woman and dumping her body in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Irvin Tellez, 25, of Garden Grove has been charged with one felony count of murder for allegedly shooting and killing 28-...
  • 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...