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  • Apodaca: Liberal arts education has merit

    Many readers have told me that they connected with my last column, in which I discussed the growing recognition that we've become too infatuated with "elite" colleges and that we shouldn't undervalue the many other excellent institutions with lesser...
  • Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. Under the $24.7-million pact with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., new hires will come in under...
  • Commentary: Learning the language of public pensions

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles that seek to...
  • Commentary: Generous pensions drive CMPD retirements

    Have you heard of Costa Mesa's scandal de jour? Since 2012, 26 of our police officers have left. Most have simply retired. News flash: A retirement providing an officer 90% of his highest annual salary at age 50 will encourage early retirement. It's...
  • Commentary: Newport outsourcing hurts workers, everyone else

    Not too long ago, this nation fought the bloodiest of all its wars to abolish the inhumane institution of "involuntary servitude," also known as slavery. In its day, the protagonists for slavery justified this heinous practice as a necessary key to...
  • 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...
  • City Council OKs contracts with two law firms

    COSTA MESA — The City Council on Tuesday approved contracting with one law firm to see the city through its workforce outsourcing effort, and a second law firm to defend those contentious outsourcing plans in court. In a 3-1 vote, the council...
  • Council approves more oversight of Visit Newport Beach

    NEWPORT BEACH — After an audit found that the city visitors bureau was spending public funds without many controls, the City Council approved a contract Tuesday that strengthens its oversight of the private group. The council will now appoint a...
  • Playoff fever absent

    One of the more thrilling nights in recent Major League Baseball history took place Wednesday night. Two wild card spots were determined in riveting contests that showcased Tampa Bay and St. Louis coming from far behind in the standings to crush Boston...
  • Expert: Costa Mesa must address pensions

    COSTA MESA — A financial consultant advised the City Council this week to change its spending habits and address mounting pension costs. At issue is the poorer-than-expected performance by the California Public Employees' Retirement System...
  • Mailbag: It's time oust to school board over 'scandal'

    I can see that we have reached a new set point in our tolerance of scandal. Buried within the unfolding story about new charges being brought against the superintendent of schools is a disclosure that another of Jeffrey Hubbard's appointees from his...