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  • 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...
  • 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...