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Jerry Brown

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  • Commentary: High-speed rail project is a train wreck

    As a financial advisor to governments, your job is to tell sometimes hard truths about the financial implications of public plans. Governments ignore these financial consequences at the peril of taxpayers and long-term financial health. Unfortunately,...
  • Commentary: Realignment is not good for communities

    "The most dangerous social experiment of our generation." That is how Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson describes the state "realignment" program to release state prisoners to local jails and supervised community release. Faced with court-mandated...
  • 74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

    74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum
    Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night. The roughly hourlong debate in the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center featured...
  • Commentary: O.C. is positioned to withstand drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to...
  • 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...
  • Fair Board approves veterans exhibit

    Fair Board approves veterans exhibit
    The onset of World War II transformed Costa Mesa's quiet farmland into a military zone preparing for battle. This, it was noted during Thursday's Fair Board meeting, forever changed the area and paved the way for the population growth to come. And...
  • Newport, Irvine residents named to Superior Court

    Newport, Irvine residents named to Superior Court
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday announced the appointment of a Newport Beach attorney to the Orange County Superior Court. Martha K. Gooding, 59, is filling a vacancy left by Judge David Thompson, whom Brown appointed to the state Court of Appeal last...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Michelle Steel launches bid for supervisor

    Orange County's representative on the state Board of Equalization officially began her campaign this week for a seat on the county's Board of Supervisors. Michelle Steel, a Surfside resident, is running for the District 2 seat during the June 2014...
  • 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...