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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: Daily Pilot editorial made too many sweeping generalizations

    Re. "Editorial: Brown's pension reforms a good starting point," Oct. 30: "Public pensions were created to give public servants a larger stake in their jobs than any bribe could replace." It's startling to read such a forthright statement in an America...
  • Survey: Majority of voters want pension reform now

    More than 60% of Orange County voters think local pension reform needs to happen now, according to a survey released this week on behalf of the Assn. of California Cities. Probolsky Research, a Newport Beach-based polling firm, surveyed 325 Orange County...
  • Lifeguards in hot water

    Lifeguards in hot water
    He could be working in any major Southern California hospital, with his master's in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and bachelor's from UCLA. Instead, Kevin Selna, 33, chose a different public health setting: the beach. Selna, who patrols...
  • Solorio's fairgrounds bill passes Assembly

    Legislation that seeks to keep the Orange County Fairgrounds in public hands cleared a major legislative hurdle Wednesday. The state Assembly voted in favor of Assembly Bill 35, which would allow the O.C. Fair Board to share the fairgrounds' revenues...
  • Lifeguard contract drafted

    The Newport Beach Lifeguard Management Assn. and city representatives have agreed to contract revisions that would increase the guards' contributions to their pension plans, city officials said. The City Council plans to vote on the new contract...
  • 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...