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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....
  • Reno v. Hill heats up

    NEWPORT BEACH — The GOP elephant looks like it might stomp on former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo's head. That symbolism would be simple enough, but Ed Reno's latest mailer asks reader to make a couple leaps. If elected to Newport Beach City...
  • Community Commentary: Contract agreements are for everyone's own good

    I would like to thank the people of Costa Mesa who voted to re-elect me for four more years on the City Council. I am honored to serve the citizens of our great city. As an elected councilwoman, I am reminded daily of the core mission of any city: to...
  • Lobdell: Leece is no traitor

    I don't buy that Wendy Leece — who practically bleeds red, white and blue elephants — is a traitor to the local Republican Party. The Costa Mesa councilwoman got sideways with GOP leaders last month for allegedly breaking a promise to get...