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  • 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...
  • D.A. accuses men of defrauding employees

    D.A. accuses men of defrauding employees
    An Irvine construction company owner and his Costa Mesa foreman were arraigned Monday on charges linked to the alleged defrauding of employees of $330,000 in wages. Mustafa Mohamed Bdaiwi, 41, of Irvine and Antonio Naranjo Jr., 40, of Costa Mesa are...
  • Union disputes district claims

    The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has issued a letter denying the school district's claims that the union was responsible for the elimination of a science enrichment program at Kaiser Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Kimberly Claytor, federation...
  • Police union denies tracking councilman

    In a court filing last week, Costa Mesa's police union distanced itself from its former law firm by saying it wasn't involved in a plan that planted a GPS tracking device on a city councilman's truck. The Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn., law firm...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Old-fashioned skills still in need

    I recently read a research report, "How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace," by Alison J. Head, . PhD. Dated Oct. 16, 2012, it suggests there is a distinct difference "between today's graduates who demonstrated how...
  • Commentary: Extend unemployment benefits, our 'safety net'

    Imagine getting laid off from your job and struggling to support your family. Your first thoughts: How will you make rent or keep up with your mortgage payment? How will you buy groceries and pay the utility bills? Thankfully, unemployment benefits...
  • County files complaint against union official

    County officials have filed an assault complaint with police and are attempting to bar a union leader from future contract negotiations following an alleged altercation during a meeting at the Orange County Employees Assn.'s Santa Ana headquarters last...