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  • 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...
  • New layoff date announced for Costa Mesa employees

    COSTA MESA — The city will not outsource any of its employees' jobs until March 10 at the earliest, almost a year to the day that workers were first notified of potential outsourcing and six months after employees first expected to be laid off....
  • Worker falls 30 feet at Newport Civic Center site

    A construction worker fell about 30 feet at the Newport Beach Civic Center site on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident was reported about 11:26 a.m. at the construction site in the 1100 block of Avocado Avenue, said Newport Beach Fire Department...
  • Draft charter limits wage increases [corrected]

    COSTA MESA — The City Council could not give itself a raise or increase city workers' benefits without voter approval, according to a draft city charter introduced Tuesday. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly said...
  • Mailbag: Residents should write Costa Mesa's charter

    On Tuesday night (actually, at 1:30 Wednesday morning) the Costa Mesa City Council voted 3 to 1 (Councilwoman Wendy Leece voting no; Mayor Gary Monahan absent) to submit a proposed city charter to the voters. They voted to use the draft charter that...
  • Mailbag: Public safety mailer is 'propaganda'

    I have to imagine there are a number of public safety employees in Newport Beach, both police and fire, who are embarrassed by the ridiculous mass mailer recently sent to residents by the Newport Beach police and firefighter associations. The mass...
  • Chick-fil-A worker fired for offending Asian customers

    A cashier at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Irvine has been fired after she put offensive names mocking Asian customers on their receipts. Rather than take the names of two Asian customers, she typed "Ching" and "Chong," which appeared, respectively, on the...
  • 'Right out of a Frank Capra movie'

     'Right out of a Frank Capra movie'
    As Linda Jordan put the final touches on the characters in the "Snoopy House" Christmas display's dollhouse outside City Hall on Tuesday night, she broke down. "I just couldn't stop crying," she said. "It's not relief. I'm happy. I'm sad at the same...
  • New assistant CEO touts his credentials

    COSTA MESA — It's no surprise that any move made by city leaders can get people talking — and worrying. When Costa Mesa CEO Tom Hatch named Rick Francis as his new assistant CEO, starting in early January, many wanted to know why he would...
  • If Snoopy stays at City Hall, more could be on the way

    COSTA MESA — Snoopy's new digs may be bigger than that one-story doghouse. As Costa Mesa couple Jim and Linda Jordan battle Wells Fargo in court over the deed to their home on Santa Ana Avenue, city officials have assured them that if the battle is...
  • Community Commentary: Trial lawyers have made O.C. a 'Judicial Hellhole'

    At this time most people are aware that Orange County is one of the most litigious counties not only in California, but the entire nation. Now, just in time for the holidays, we learn California has earned itself the dubious distinction of being named...