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  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • More layoffs proposed for Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa is looking to lay off four employees and eliminate 11 vacant positions to balance next year's proposed budget. Though the city ended last fiscal year with a $3.8-million surplus and projected in March to end this fiscal year with an extra...
  • Mailbag: Catamaran took him around the globe

    Mailbag: Catamaran took him around the globe
    John Conser of Costa Mesa, a designer and builder of the Conser 47 catamaran, greeted David Pollitt, proud owner of the Conser 47, Shearwater, upon David's completion of a three-year, solo circumnavigation around the world. "Congratulations, David, on...
  • Commentary: Council agenda is harming public services

    Re: "More layoffs planned for Costa Mesa" (June 13): Reports on Costa Mesa councilmen's decisions, in this case the "need" for more layoffs, usually tuck in an obligatory quote from Orange County Employees Assn. spokeswoman Jennifer Muir. What needs...