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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa high schools to get police officer

    Costa Mesa is once again bringing a police officer out of retirement to provide a law-enforcement presence at its two high schools. Jess Gilman, a former school resource officer, or SRO, will start working at Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools,...
  • Teachers' contract approved

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees unanimously approved a one-year contract with teachers during Tuesday's board meeting, ending months of contentious negotiations. Before the board's approval, 94% of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...
  • Commentary: Minimum-wage hike will hurt job market

    On Sept. 25, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10, which raises the minimum hourly wage in California to $10. This bill is an example of good-intentioned legislation that will cause more harm than good. Those who supported this bill think it will...
  • 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...
  • 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...