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  • Local water providers tighten their belts in wake of state mandate

    Local water providers tighten their belts in wake of state mandate
    As the wholesale agency that typically provides Southern California with about half its water supply tightens the spigot with a 15% cut in regional deliveries, one of its large customers, the Municipal Water District of Orange County, is calling for a 15%...
  • OC employees' group celebrates governor's inauguration

    OC employees' group celebrates governor's inauguration
    Members of the Orange County Employees Assn., which represents Costa Mesa municipal workers, recently traveled to the state Capitol in Sacramento to participate in Gov. Jerry Brown's inauguration. On Monday, the workers brought their wagon and served 4,...
  • In Irvine visit, governor praises veterans cemetery effort

    In Irvine visit, governor praises veterans cemetery effort
    Gov. Jerry Brown made a quick appearance in Irvine on Tuesday to laud what he emphasized is a bipartisan effort to build a state veterans cemetery at the Orange County Great Park, a former military air base. "In war we come together because we have to...
  • Commentary: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of information law...
  • Apodaca: Admissions policies are not the real problem

    Last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding (sort of) affirmative action in higher education probably won't register a jot here in California, where race-based preferences were banned by voters in 1996. But inequality in education remains a...
  • Fair Board seeks exclusion from state bill

    The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday directed its management to contact a state senator to see whether the fairgrounds can be excluded in his legislation to change the operation and funding of state-owned fairgrounds. Senate Bill 741, whose lead...
  • New law moves charter votes to November

    A state Senate bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delays when Costa Mesa residents will vote on the charter being drafted by the city's committee. SB 311, introduced by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), mandates that city charters be voted on...
  • Commentary: Minimum-wage hike will hurt job market

    On Sept. 25, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10, which raises the minimum hourly wage in California to $10. This bill is an example of good-intentioned legislation that will cause more harm than good. Those who supported this bill think it will...
  • Charter Committee fine-tunes language

    As of now, Costa Mesa's proposed city charter does not have language clarifying how the City Council can personally interact with city staffers over administrative affairs. The decision to leave it out came after a 5-4 vote Wednesday night by the...
  • Commentary: We must act to protect Proposition 13

    The sheer volume of legislation flowing through the state Capitol at any given time can be overwhelming — Gov. Jerry Brown signed 800 bills into law this year alone. But if there's one issue Californians should know about if they own or plan on...
  • Walters announces run for Congress [Updated]

    State Sen. Mimi Walters announced Tuesday that she plans to run for the 45th Congressional District seat retiring U.S. Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) will vacate next year. Walters, a Republican, currently represents the 37th District in the California...
  • Apodaca: Big changes are ahead in 2014

    2014 promises to be an eventful year in education. Big changes are underway in everything from the way students are taught to the funding formula. The progression of technology and emerging social concerns will have a profound impact on learning. The...