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  • Police Capt. Smith retires

    COSTA MESA — A high-ranking police official who was placed on leave last year has retired after 31 years of service to the Costa Mesa Police Department. Capt. Ron Smith confirmed in a Friday interview that Monday was his last day. Feb. 5 would have...
  • D.A.: Past actions hurt Hubbard's claims

    LOS ANGELES — On April 4, 2006, then-Beverly Hills Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard rode to a Sacramento airport with school board member Myra Lurie and the district's facilities director, Karen Anne Christiansen. During the car ride,...
  • Sounding Off: Money problems continue in Newport

    Running for public office is invigorating and rewarding, even when you lose. Last September I offered some ideas to put the city of Newport Beach on a fiscal glide slope for our future economic stability. I did so out of the belief that a fiscally...
  • It's A Gray Area: Honest appraisals in our times of need

    Recently I heard KFI AM's Bill Handel say that Southern California Edison is attempting to increase its rates by 7% so that, among other things, it can cover the economic losses sustained by the pension plans of its retirees. Now wait a minute! Almost...
  • Sounding Off: Cuts needed to balance city's budget

    I read with considerable surprise, the Jan. 15 Daily Pilot article, "Pension Liability Concerns Officials." It reports that between Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, the two cities have a combined estimated unfunded pension obligation of nearly $250 million....
  • Community Commentary: Council should listen to interim chief's opinion

    Given the new City Council majority is moving with maximum haste to dismantle Costa Mesa's public safety infrastructure, it is important to take the time to understand some of the implications for the safety and security of our city. In the interest of...
  • Righeimer: Budget hinges on 'what if'

    Editor's note: This adds the last two paragraphs. COSTA MESA —The city has no plans to buy new vehicles during the next fiscal year, but as Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer sees it, Costa Mesa must replenish its fleet replacement fund even if that...
  • Community Commentary: Reform police pay, pensions

    I must confess at the outset of this piece that I am one of those Costa Mesa taxpayer activists. I'm one of a growing list of residents who are looking deeper at how our city spends money, peeling the layers away from the onion and not liking what we see!...
  • Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget

    Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget
    COSTA MESA — After listening to hours of complaints about cuts to the Police Department and other criticisms, the City Council early Wednesday morning approved about $6 million in cuts and adopted a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2011-12. The...
  • Newport lifeguards agree to scaled-down benefits

    After a maelstrom over their generous compensation packages, Newport Beach lifeguards bowed to pressure from city leaders who sought to scale back their pension benefits. The City Council on Tuesday is slated to approve a new contract with the full-...
  • Newport Beach city attorney announces departure

    NEWPORT BEACH — Citing a reluctance to comply with an outsourcing proposal that would cut his staff, the city attorney announced Tuesday he was parting ways with the city. Both David Hunt and the City Council mutually agreed to the departure,...
  • Breaking down the numbers [CORRECTED]

    COSTA MESA — A simplified breakdown of City Council members' monthly salaries and benefits was posted on the city's website this week. The publication of the information is part of an effort to increase transparency, Costa Mesa city spokesman...