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  • O.C. Now

    Newport Beach City negotiates pension change for guards A new contract for the Newport Beach city lifeguards was approved by a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday night. Among the key provisions in the contract are a 3.5% increase in pension program...
  • Biking the distance

    Salome Hernandez doesn't use high-tech gear. There's no spandex in his closet. No clip-in shoes, no bottles that squirt straight lines of water into his mouth. He's just got his 20-gear Trek road bike and a helmet. That, and the one thing just about...
  • Public is invited to budget talks

    Over the next two weeks, the city of Costa Mesa will be considering a series of actions in adoption of the coming year's budget that will impact everyone in this community. I was encouraged to submit my thoughts on this important subject to the Daily...
  • $10M in cuts on course

    Predominately by renegotiating pensions for its employees and offering them incentives for early retirement, the city of Newport Beach is on track to trim $10 million from its 2010-2011 fiscal year budget deficit. The City Council will make final...
  • Newport selects Johnson for police chief

    Newport Beach will have a new police chief soon. City officials announced Monday that, after a nationwide search, they have picked Long Beach Police Commander Jay R. Johnson to lead the Newport force. The 23-year Long Beach veteran will take over from...
  • Community Commentary: Newport Beach mayor has mid-year update

    As we reach the halfway mark for 2010, I thought it would be a good time to stop and report to the residents of our city on our progress to make Newport Beach an even better place to live. At the beginning of the year, I promised that Newport would end...
  • Police unions strike money-saving deal

    Newport Beach's two police department unions have reached contractual deals with the city that could save it $225,000 over the next two years, pending City Council approval, officials announced Friday. The agreements freeze police department salaries...
  • Don't cut a person who fills the coffers

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, it gets worse. So today's lesson is called "Expenses vs. Investments 101." In a business, expenses tied to maintaining the viability of the enterprise are commonly referred to as "overhead." Overhead...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Set yourself free from government interference

    If you want to have a great and stimulating experience, read David R. Henderson's book "The Joy of Freedom: An Economist's Odyssey" (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2002). In this wonderful, insightful and easy-to-read book, the author engages us in...