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  • 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...
  • Hatch to chamber: City must restructure

    COSTA MESA — Economic reality, not political ideology, is driving the city's dramatic restructuring, city CEO Tom Hatch said during a Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday morning. In his talk, "Costa Mesa: A Renaissance in Progress," Hatch told...
  • Commentary: Union wants city to break the bank

    I was interested to read the latest fictional spin piece by Orange County Employees Assn. mouthpiece Jennifer Muir on Costa Mesa's financial situation ("Community Commentary: Don't believe City Hall's spin on finances," Oct. 22). Ms. Muir contends...
  • City hires labor lawyer for employee contract talks

    COSTA MESA — The city has retained a labor lawyer to negotiate with employee groups – a departure from the way it once negotiated with workers. "This is a way to even the field for the taxpayer, hiring a negotiator," said city spokesman Bill...
  • Editorial: Brown's pension reforms a good starting point

    Gov. Jerry Brown deserves a nod for proposing moderate reforms to California's public pension system. And because his 12-point plan is essentially an opening offer to the legislators and voters who would need to approve his proposals, we'd like to ask the...
  • Candidate forum is less about issues

    NEWPORT BEACH — In the absence of controversial issues, Newport Beach City Council candidates tried to position themselves Wednesday night on their backgrounds and conservative credentials. A candidate forum hosted by the Speak Up Newport...
  • Sounding Off: City expenses must be controlled

    Last December I sat down with my wife, Jennie, and asked her thoughts on a possible campaign for the Newport Beach City Council. Much to my surprise, she approved with one caveat — I had to advocate for our son Eddie's generation. After nine...
  • City: To chip in, or not to?

    COSTA MESA — In an effort to help close the budget deficit, City Hall executives are considering whether to pay for a portion of their medical premiums next year. Costa Mesa covers the medical premiums for its five City Council members and 21...
  • Community Commentary: Incident is about union's dislike for me

    Editor's note: This corrects the date and number of commuters in the first paragraph. At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 3,200 commuters sat in an unnecessary traffic jam because the Costa Mesa Police Department decided to run a sobriety check point at a primary...