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  • Commentary: Government shouldn't define 'church'

    Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions...
  • `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'

    `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'
    Sixth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Billy Folsom grows his goatee distinctively long in memory of a fellow Costa Mesa employee whose suicide became the tragic emblem of a city in turmoil. In...
  • City puts COIN to work

    With one employee union contract set to expire in March, Costa Mesa has its first chance to implement some of the provisions of its Civic Openness in Negotiations, or COIN, ordinance, aimed at creating greater transparency in the city's dealings with...
  • Mailbag: Newport can't afford city trash haulers

    I believe that the underlying motivation to farm out trash collection to an independent vendor is to eliminate paying pensions to retiring city employees. Recently, Newport Beach negotiated retirement benefits with its employees. A new matrix was...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'

    Inhumane. Draconian. Extreme. Those are some of the wild adjectives that the Costa Mesa employees' union recently used to describe the City Council's initial contract offer. Few of Costa Mesa's hard-working and recession-hardened residents would use the...
  • Councilmen sue police association

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger have sued the city's police officers association, alleging the group and two other defendants intimidated and harassed them for political gain. A civil action lawsuit filed Tuesday names...
  • Commentary: Mayor's concept of 'normal' is not

    Re. "Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'" (Aug. 18): I read with concern Mayor Jim Righeimer's recent commentary in the Daily Pilot. As a longtime Costa Mesa city employee I share the mayor's sentiment — every City Council member,...
  • Suit against police assn. called highly unusual

    The decision by Costa Mesa's mayor, his wife and another councilman to sue the city's police association and its former law firm for harassment, intimidation, libel and other alleged damages is a highly unusual step and possibly unprecedented for a...
  • Commentary: Mayor, faced with intimidation, had no choice but to sue

    Joseph Heller once famously wrote, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you." That line could apply to the situation in Costa Mesa, where Mayor Jim Righeimer has filed suit against the Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. and others....
  • 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....