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  • One job, six days, 682 applicants

    COSTA MESA — The duties aren't glamorous and neither is the pay. An entry-level office specialist — who answers phones, files, copies and faxes — could expect to make between $15.70 and $21.04 an hour at the Costa Mesa Sanitary...
  • School board to vote on budget, union contract

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night is slated to vote on a final $255-million budget that maintains programs and employee salaries. Nearly 85%, or $198.8 million, of the budget consists of employee salaries and...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: Unions, city must find a responsible balance

    According to various news reports, organized labor wants to try to stop cities from getting on more of a business footing and from outsourcing high paying municipal jobs to the private sector. And it appears that organized labor, not only in Orange...
  • Costa Mesa projects a $3.3-million deficit

    COSTA MESA — A projected $3.3-million deficit in the city's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2011-12 must be closed without having to dip into reserves or else the City Council won't approve the spending plan, Costa Mesa leaders said Wednesday....
  • Community Commentary: Out-of-context facts trivialize budget crisis

    The Daily Pilot published a letter ("Councilmen fed well while on the job") Thursday from Jennifer Muir, a spokeswoman from the Orange County Employees Assn. She claimed that Costa Mesa City Council members were "feeding at the public trough —...
  • Community Commentary: Be part of the solution, not the problem

    In the past few months, Costa Mesa residents have been forced to endure lie after lie from the Orange County Employees Assn. in its sordid effort to stop fiscal reform in our great city. First, it was the negative attack ads against the mayor that preyed...
  • Newport Beach firefighters' overtime at issue

    NEWPORT BEACH — As the city debates budget cuts, some council members have called into question firefighters' overtime pay. The fire operations division, which includes firefighters and paramedics, exceeded its overtime budget by about $1 million...