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  • Mailbag: Recognize construction workers on Labor Day

    While Labor Day typically signals the end of summer, it's also an opportunity to pause and celebrate the American worker. One segment of the country's work force often is overlooked — construction-industry professionals. Labor Day is often...
  • Commentary: After 50 years, is the 'Dream' yet reality?

    It seems like all of the nation has been talking about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "Dream" speech and the March on Washington. The big question at such a milestone anniversary is on everyone's minds, whether or not we dare...
  • Ex-officers form campus security unit

    Ex-officers form campus security unit
    A former Costa Mesa police officer and a cadre of other law-enforcement veterans say they believe they've come up with a viable plan to prevent violence in schools Jess Gilman, a 27-year police veteran, retired from Costa Mesa's department in October....
  • Are employee associations unions?

    Against a backdrop of skirmishes between Costa Mesa's organized labor and its conservative council majority is a kind of war on words. On one side is Mayor Jim Righeimer and his supporters, who in an effort to save the city money say they're fighting...
  • City advised to withhold 60th anniversary documents

    Costa Mesa's attorneys are advising that some public documents related to Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration be withheld for the time being, according to an official statement released Tuesday night. The documents will not be released while an...
  • Mailbag: Knots of love is devoted to helping children

    On behalf of the Knots of Love volunteers, I would like to clarify some facts about our yarn-bombing project recently covered by your newspaper ("Yarn bombing delivers colorful message," Aug. 13). We are a nonprofit that survives solely on the...
  • Commentary: Outsourcing trash collection would save $17M

    Seventeen million dollars. That is the savings that can be achieved over the next seven years if Newport Beach contracts out its trash collection service. That's a lot of money, too much to be dismissed, and it could be put to good use providing community...
  • Mailbag: Privatize City Council, not trash service

    I think Newport Beach is making a big mistake thinking about privatizing our trash service. These particular employees are efficient and invaluable. They skillfully get through our skinny alleys, and they are extremely polite and helpful. Why should they...
  • Arraignment in killing postponed

    The man accused of slaying a woman whose body was found in Newport Beach last week did not enter a plea Tuesday when he briefly appeared in court. Jaime Prieto Rocha, of Santa Ana, is charged with murdering Nancy Hammour, 28, of Santa Ana, whose body was...
  • Workers present counterproposal

    Costa Mesa's municipal employee union presented a contract counteroffer Thursday that includes changes in pay, a reduction in sick time accrual and an increase in the employees' pension contributions. The proposed two-year Costa Mesa City Employees...
  • Mailbag: Benefits of theater program incalculable

    Regarding your Sept. 12 story "Sports Stadiums or a Theater?": Many people love a good high school football game. There is no question that kids benefit from athletics. But high school drama programs are just as important. Our son met his wife in the...
  • 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...