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  • Harlan: City can take lead on pension reform

    Pension reform is not exactly a hot topic at my dinner table. In fact, I can assure you that the words have never been mentioned at any family meal. Tuesday evening's Cost Mesa City Council study session about the city's unfunded public pension...
  • Villa Nova bids arrivederci to Newport

    Villa Nova bids arrivederci to Newport
    Andy Crean never really thought of himself as the owner of Newport Beach's historic Villa Nova restaurant. "I considered myself almost like a custodian," he said Tuesday of the Mariner's Mile hot spot he took over 20 years ago. "It's like a landmark....
  • The Harbor Report: A new sheriff (or two) in town

    The Harbor Report: A new sheriff (or two) in town
    Time to catch up on some harbor news this week. It's been recently announced that Harbormaster Lt. Tom Slayton will be retiring this month. While talking to him on the phone, I found myself stumbling to pronounce his full name, and he said, "You can...
  • Police: Politics harming recruitment

    A small pool of qualified rookies and an overheated political climate are making it difficult for the Costa Mesa Police Department to fill a dozen vacancies with desirable candidates, sources familiar with the hiring process say. Police agencies...
  • 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...