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  • 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: Questions about the proposed charter

    Re. "Commentary: Charter frees Costa Mesa from the state," (Sept. 19): If only! If only the proposed charter were limited to the matters Councilman Gary Monahan writes about, Costa Mesa residents would not be so outraged about it. There is much in the...
  • Mailbag: Is this Costa Mesa or Chicago?

    I have been involved in many of the past elections, and I have to say that this election will be going down as one of the nastiest in recent memory. There were always a few overzealous supporters who would steal opponents' signs, but this year it has gone...
  • Commentary: Smith ignores inherent risk of charter

    Re. "Smith: Mensinger earned his council appointment" (Oct. 3): I read Steve Smith's column and would like to comment on his statement that the proposed charter is reversible and that if it's approved — and it turns out to be a bad idea —...
  • High School Football Highlights: GAMEBUSTERS

    (High school football plays of 30 yards or more) 99 – Ben Beck (Estancia) kickoff return for touchdown 58 – Matt Jarmacz (Estancia) pass from Brad Wilson 52 – Joe Melita (Sage Hill) run 50 – Cayman Carter (Corona del Mar)...
  • Commentary: City needs 'leaders' not 'healers'

    Our upcoming election offers a clear choice for Costa Mesa. Will we empower the union-supported candidates ("the Top 3") or continue with the reform-minded candidates ("the 3Ms)? The stakes are significant. No doubt, we were greatly impacted by the...
  • Newport buys offices for $4.3 million in legal settlement

    The Newport Beach City Council Tuesday night voted to buy an office building at Monrovia Avenue and 15th Street for $4.3 million, quietly putting to rest a legal battle with the property's owner. Kenneth Kaplan sued the city for inverse condemnation in...
  • Commentary: The opinion of a former charter commissioner

    Since I was a member of a Costa Mesa city charter commission in 1971, I have followed with great interest the debate about Measure V. Our mission then was to improve the quality of governance for our city. First, I want to commend Mayor Pro Tem Jim...
  • Commentary: Charter would give us more control

    During the last several years, there has been little our city and its residents have been able to rely on. As the economy faltered, incoming revenues were uncertain. Government services have been cut due to a lack of funds. Yet one fact remains as...
  • Commentary: Red light camera ban not a red herring

    One thing I have learned in politics is that you can never predict who will oppose an idea until it's proposed. Certainly this is the case with the provision in Measure EE that would ban the use of red-light cameras in Newport Beach. The opponents of...
  • Labor, religious leaders back Proposition 30

    Labor, religious leaders back Proposition 30
    ORANGE — Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers President Kimberly Claytor joined Orange County clergy and organized labor leaders Wednesday to advocate for Proposition 30, which would raise taxes on high-income earners to pay for schools, and other...
  • Costa Mesa Taxpayers Assn. endorses '3Ms,' Measure V

    The Costa Mesa Taxpayers Assn. on Wednesday announced its endorsement of the "3Ms" slate of City Council candidates and Measure V, the proposed city charter. The fiscally conservative, grass-roots organization endorsed Councilmen Steve Mensinger and Gary...