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  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Benefits of theater program incalculable

    Regarding your Sept. 12 story "Sports Stadiums or a Theater?": Many people love a good high school football game. There is no question that kids benefit from athletics. But high school drama programs are just as important. Our son met his wife in the...
  • Commentary: Will quality of work suffer if trash is outsourced?

    Re. Commentary: "Outsourcing trash collection would save $17M," (Sept. 8): A huge, lengthy commentary in the Pilot's Sunday Forum by our Newport Beach mayor and a councilman touted outsourcing trash pickup. In previous editions, and in letters to...
  • Mailbag: Council majority isn't working with residents

    Re. "Workers present counterproposal," Sept. 12: I see quotes from the City Council regarding partnerships. Without responding to any issues or details regarding city contracts, the council has instead issued a statement offering a false choice. The...
  • Dozens rally in support of police

    Dozens rally in support of police
    At least 60 people rallied outside Costa Mesa City Hall on Tuesday night, holding signs that read "Crime is up. Got cops?" and "Support police, not political agendas." The rally, organized by the grass-roots group Costa Mesans for Responsible...
  • Mayor calls for police hiring plan

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on Tuesday demanded a plan to fill staffing gaps in the city's police department. Speaking near the beginning of a City Council meeting, Righeimer called for weekly meetings with the police department, saying there is no...
  • 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...
  • 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,...