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  • Top 10 stories of 2012

    Top 10 stories of 2012
    10.) Fashion Island shooting. A gunman fired off 50 rounds in the parking lot, miraculously not injuring anyone. 9.) Banning Ranch. The Costa Mesa City Council voted to accept developer money for road improvements in anticipation of the residential...
  • New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward

    New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward
    Fourth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Each Sunday the new mayor of Costa Mesa prays to God to help him forgive others, to help him not hold a grudge, to give him guidance for the week before...
  • Court upholds Costa Mesa injunction

    An injunction prohibiting the city of Costa Mesa from outsourcing services to the private sector will remain in place until an employee lawsuit is resolved, a three-judge panel ruled Friday. William Bedsworth, Eileen Moore and Richard Aronson from the...
  • City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities

    City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities
    First in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * The Ruhls are a throwback to simpler times. The sweet smell of fresh-baked coffee cake drifts out their front door. Their tidy Mission Viejo townhome's bathroom is stocked with wholesome...
  • Pension obligation estimates differ greatly

    Second in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * Costa Mesa's estimated pension costs could climb by about $3 million over the next five years, according to a recent estimate released by the city. That figure stands in stark contrast with...
  • We run 'a different offense' in Costa Mesa

    We run 'a different offense' in Costa Mesa
    Third in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * For him, local politics is like the Cold War. Costa Mesa City Councilman Steve Mensinger equates the City Council with the Reagan administration and the public employee associations with the USSR....
  • Costa Mesa employee lawsuit delayed

    The trial date for a lawsuit seeking to block a City Council decision to lay off Costa Mesa workers and replace them with contractors has been delayed. The trial set for April 9 in Orange County Superior Court was rescheduled for July 24, according to...
  • Cuts stop before touching faculty at CCCD

    Coast Community College District instructors won't have to take furloughs like other district employees, the Board of Trustees said this week. "We were able to commit to no layoffs for any employees next year," said Trustee Jerry Patterson. "That's...
  • Pink slip issue argued before Court of Appeal

    SANTA ANA — An attorney for pink-slipped Costa Mesa employees urged a three-judge panel Wednesday to keep in place a court-ordered injunction that prevents the city from starting to implement a plan to outsource some workers' jobs. But attorneys...
  • An election unlike any other

    An election unlike any other
    Last in a five-part series about Costa Mesa's political battle. It has been nearly two years since Costa Mesa residents elected Jim Righeimer and his brand of small government. Hostile to organized labor, Righeimer led a four-member City Council majority...
  • Commentary: Wu is wrong about so-called 'men of action'

    Re. Wu: Charter gives 'men of action' right tools," (Oct. 6): Columnist Jack Wu referred to a business mentor's advice, not a political mentor. Political decisions can have many unintended, negative consequences beyond those usually considered in...
  • Wu: Voters want to move past divisions

    So there you go. With Costa Mesa City Council candidate John Stephens conceding, two of the "3Ms" kept their seats while former, and now future, Councilwoman Sandy Genis made it from the "Top 3" list of candidates opposed to the council majority. Status...