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  • Mailbag: Change is never going to be 'low stress'

    In his Dec. 8 letter to the Daily Pilot, Tom Egan wrote, "Do we really want to give [the Jim Righeimer-led council] more power [with a charter] to further tear up our low-stress city?" ("Mailbag: I disagree with commentary on C.M. charter"). "Tear up"?...
  • Commentary: Charter would not free Costa Mesa from state

    Costa Mesa voters overwhelmingly voted against the proposed charter on the November 2012 ballot. However, Mayor Jim Righeimer says he will try again in the June 2014 primary election. He proposes to appoint a committee to draft a charter, which the...
  • McEvoy to gather recall signatures

    A petition to recall Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer is now certified, city officials confirmed Tuesday, but the effort still has a long way to go before the question goes before voters. Schoolteacher Chris McEvoy, who unsuccessfully ran for council in...
  • Pro Tem Curry moves up to mayor

    Pro Tem Curry moves up to mayor
    A few remaining technical bugs forced the Newport Beach City Council to vote old-school at its first meeting in the new digs Tuesday night, but they got the job done: Former Mayor Pro Tem Keith Curry was chosen mayor for the coming year, with Rush Hill on...
  • Council OKs dock fee boosts

    Just as its first meeting in the city's new council chambers was set to begin at 7 p.m. across town Tuesday evening, instead of its scheduled time of 6:30 p.m., the Newport Beach City Council voted to increase fees for residential piers in the face of...
  • Briefs: Five Pirates honored

    Sophomores Brandon Bauman and Jake Little, as well as freshman Jorge Sanchez, have been named first-team All-Orange Empire Conference in men's soccer. Sophomore Baji Chela and freshman Frankie Muñoz represent the Pirates on the second team. Bauman, a...
  • School board preps for cuts, new priorities

    Despite stabilizing property taxes and voters approving Proposition 30, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's 2013-14 budget isn't balanced, an official said. The district will still need to shave about $3.2 million from its more than $220-million...
  • Recall effort of Righeimer moves forward

    It was a small beginning for a large, uphill effort to recall Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer. The door was open at Chris McEvoy's Westside house on Wednesday night for the dozen or so supporters who came in to join or inquire about his endeavor to...
  • Commentary: Controversy of mayor pro tem is 'Orwellian'

    Only in an Orwellian world is a vote for the councilman whose majority side won this past election considered controversial. Yet, this is what the losing pro-union side now advocates. They claim that Councilwoman Wendy Leece — who pooh poohs the...
  • Apodaca: The debt worry du jour

    A media frenzy has erupted over a controversial type of debt financing often used by California school districts, including Newport-Mesa, to pay for construction projects. So-called capital appreciation bonds, or CABs, have become the debt worry du jour,...
  • College trustees select new board president

    Coast Community College District's board of trustees last week unanimously selected a president for 2013. Huntington Beach resident and former professor Lorraine Prinsky was first elected to the board in 2008 and reelected in November. This is Prinsky's...
  • Mailbag: Screen elected officials for mental illness

    We need a mental health bill for elected officials now! Mental health is not only an issue in our schools, but can also play a significant part in the shaping and maintenance of our community and culture. The people we put in office, even at the lowest...