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  • City Life: End the secrecy; give us the truth

    The financial shenanigans under investigation in the city of Bell have caused a scramble to climb aboard the "transparency" train. Government agencies are tripping over themselves to show their constituencies that they have nothing to hide....
  • Hunt will be back at work in January

    NEWPORT BEACH — As the City Council continues to evaluate his performance, City Atty. David Hunt will resume work in January under a new six-month provisional period. Hunt, who was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse in March but was not...
  • Mansoor criticizes Brown's plan

    COSTA MESA — Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) on Tuesday expressed dismay with the lack of pension reform in Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget cutbacks. This week, Brown unveiled a plan to cut $12.5 billion in spending and get closer to...
  • Pension liability concerns officials

    NEWPORT BEACH — Officials here like to boast about the city's recent AAA bond rating, and how its finances are on a sound footing. But when it comes to its employees' pensions, Newport, just like governments across the country, is in bad shape....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Councilman wants to cease union negotiations

    COSTA MESA — Councilman Eric Bever has called on his fellow council members to cease negotiations with the city's employee unions until after the November election. Bever, who announced his decision to temporarily suspend his participation in...
  • Police air Righeimer's past

    COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa Police Assn. ratcheted up its rhetoric against City Council candidate Jim Righeimer on Tuesday by launching a website critical of his financial woes in the 1990s and his record as a city planning commissioner. Paid...