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  • Union objects to COO over elections

    Leaders of Orange County's largest labor union are calling for the reassignment of the county's chief operating officer, who they say can't objectively oversee a department recently moved under his purview. Chief Operating Officer Mark Denny, who...
  • Special Report: 60th party cost nearly $400,000, documents show

    Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration has so far cost close to $400,000, significantly more than the initial $315,000 estimate to produce the event, according to a year's worth of public records reviewed by the Daily Pilot. The total cost —...
  • Mailbag: Unions shouldn't be seen as pariahs in political races

    Re. "Lincoln Club rescinds endorsement of Curry," (May 14): The conservative Lincoln Club of Orange County no longer supports Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry in his run for the Assembly because he broke a pledge to reject political donations...
  • Top Newport-Mesa officials get raises

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees have approved a 6% salary increase for the superintendent and five executive cabinet members. The board voted 6 to 0 on Tuesday night to approve pay increases for Supt. Fred Navarro; Paul Reed, the deputy...
  • Chapman offers generally rosy forecast update

    It was mostly good news Thursday morning as Chapman University revealed its 2014-15 Economic Forecast update in Costa Mesa. Orange County is showing broad growth in all job sectors — among them construction, education, healthcare, professional and...
  • Costa Mesa council considers nearly $25M union contract today

    A nearly $25 million employment contract with Costa Mesa's municipal employee union will go for City Council review Tuesday. The roughly 200-member Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. ratified the contract last month, but the deal still faces two public...
  • Juanita Lucille Howard Lauer

    Juanita Lucille Howard Lauer
    Juanita Lucille Howard Lauer Juanita Lauer, 86, of Balboa Island, California, died August 13, 2011, surrounded by her family.  She was born July 31, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio, the second oldest of five siblings.  Her father died when she was seven, so in...
  • Community Commentary: Firefighters should contribute more toward their pension costs

    I wanted to set the record straight on the city of Costa Mesa's labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. about how much, if any, our firefighters should pay toward their own pensions ("Contract talks disputed," Nov. 17). There have been...
  • Irvine approves bonuses for all city employees

    IRVINE — A divided City Council has approved $450,000 in bonuses for city employees. The council awarded $500 to each full-time employee, $250 to part-time employees with more than 10 hours per week on the clock, and $100 to part-time employees who...
  • Righeimer to propose charter initiative

    COSTA MESA — Continuing with his plan to overhaul the city's structure, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer on Tuesday will ask his peers on the City Council to begin the process of making Costa Mesa a charter city with its own set of laws and regulations....
  • Community Commentary: Charter proposal not best for city

    In response to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer's Dec. 3 letter ("Community Commentary: Why Costa Mesa should become a charter city") on why Costa Mesa should become a charter city, I have the following comments. Contrary to Costa Mesa's history of thriving,...
  • Pension fight docks in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach's public employee unions and city officials normally keep quiet about contract disputes — a more restrained, "Newport" way of doing business. Not this time around. As police, firefighter and lifeguard contracts expire at the end of...