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  • Commentary: Roeder has truly earned his way to retirement

    When Allan Roeder announced his retirement several weeks ago, it was like a punch in the gut to many of us in Costa Mesa who have admired him and his work for years. Over three dozen years with the city, including the last 25 as city manager, he created...
  • Lobdell: Poor execution of an idea worth considering

    March Madness has already hit Costa Mesa. In a dizzying, four-day span beginning Feb. 25, the council placed a last-minute item on its agenda that proposed sending pink slips to nearly half of the city's employees. The only information given to the...
  • Council to study proposals for outsourcing fire services

    COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will discuss if an Orange County Fire Authority proposal to take over firefighting in the city can really lead to millions in annual savings. OCFA showed city officials three options to cover the...
  • City workforce faces layoff notices

    COSTA MESA — About 213 Costa Mesa employees — nearly half of the city's workforce — can expect layoff notices on Thursday, officials said. More than 90 firefighters, 50 city maintenance workers, 30 dispatchers and a dozen city jail...
  • Costa Mesa city employee jumps to death at City Hall

    Costa Mesa city employee jumps to death at City Hall
    COSTA MESA — Not long after Costa Mesa began issuing layoff notices Thursday afternoon, a 29-year-old city maintenance worker in line to lose his job jumped to his death from the roof of City Hall, police said. Huy Pham, of Fountain Valley, hadn't...
  • City's layoff action 'like a sinking boat'

    COSTA MESA — Manila envelopes in hand, about 10 Costa Mesa employees walked out of the city maintenance offices Thursday with their heads hanging. "I'm let down," said Steve Bradford, 38, a city mechanic for almost 10 years. "You try and do a good...
  • Co-worker: Pham 'liked his job. This was his life'

    Co-worker: Pham 'liked his job. This was his life'
    COSTA MESA — His co-workers said from the time he punched in to the time he punched out, Huy Pham focused on one thing: doing his job, and doing it well. "You could see in his work how much he appreciated his job," said Daniel Jojola, who worked...
  • Councilman's property vandalized

    COSTA MESA — Councilman Steve Mensinger found a sign posted in his yard and his truck vandalized, according to the official's Facebook page. "On a sad note of story that will not appear in the L.A. Times, our family was visited by a group of...
  • Chief Staveley's memo to staff

    TO                   COSTA MESA POLICE PERSONNEL FROM             STEVE STAVELEY, INTERIM CHIEF OF POLICE DATE:             6/20/11 SUBJECT:      I am resigning as 1200 today and wish to say Goodbye   This path has been clear for me for some time...
  • Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget

    Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget
    COSTA MESA — After listening to hours of complaints about cuts to the Police Department and other criticisms, the City Council early Wednesday morning approved about $6 million in cuts and adopted a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2011-12. The...
  • City Life: City, unions should examine other cities' solutions, mistakes

    One of the more dismaying elements of the loud, ugly feud between Costa Mesa's City Council majority and the city's public employee unions is the failure of either side to recognize that many other cities are also having trouble making ends meet. By...
  • Judge rules no layoffs for Costa Mesa — for now

    SANTA ANA — Costa Mesa cannot lay off city employees by outsourcing their jobs to private companies until the city goes through proper legal steps, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An...