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  • Brown appoints O.C. labor leader to Fair Board

    COSTA MESA — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a labor leader embroiled in Costa Mesa's recent political conflicts to the board of directors that oversees the Orange County Fairgrounds. Nick Berardino, 62, general manager of the Orange County...
  • Apodaca: Schools have a tough road ahead

    As we head into the dog days of summer, thoughts of pressing school matters are probably far from the minds of students and their families. Not so for officials of Newport-Mesa Unified School District, who continue to wrestle with the very real...
  • FMW denied its fairgrounds appeal

    The California Court of Appeal rejected a Newport Beach developer's request on Wednesday to rehear its case for why the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds should proceed. A three-judge panel dismissed Facilities Management West's claims that by...
  • Fair sale blocked for now

    SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order blocking the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds to a private developer. A consortium of businesses, led by the operator of the regular swap...
  • City Life: Sticker shock found in city payroll

    Most of the focus on Costa Mesa's budget cuts has been on the police and fire services. This is to be expected, for these are the two most important city services. But a closer look at the city's payroll reveals many surprising compensation packages,...
  • Proposed bill could keep fairgrounds public

    The window is small, but state lawmakers are working to get a bill on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk by September that would enable revenue-sharing for the Orange County Fairgrounds and possibly keep the property in public hands. With a 9-0 vote Wednesday,...
  • Newport-Mesa could face millions in cuts

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District's budget has been slashed by nearly $12 million for the next school year, but other cuts won't be determined until the state budget is approved. The district's funding for special programs is...
  • Monahan: Solorio 'abandoned us'

    COSTA MESA — With a public purchase for the Orange County Fairgrounds being discussed in Sacramento and the merits of a private sale being argued in court Friday, Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan added his two cents this week and sent out a thanks-for-...
  • A View From the Mesa: Costa Mesa pride is riding high

    My sister was wearing her "I love Costa Mesa" pin on our trip up the Central Coast. "What's so great about Costa Mesa?" a proprietor of one of the region's wineries asked her. That's the wrong question to ask my sister. She leaned across the counter...
  • Ruling blocks fairgrounds sale

    Ruling blocks fairgrounds sale
    COSTA MESA — An appellate court ruling Tuesday blocked the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds to a private investment group. The decision all but kills the state's deal to sell its 150-acre property to Newport Beach-based Facilities Management...
  • Lobdell: Some Thanksgiving leftovers

    Here are some leftovers for you on the day after Thanksgiving. Turkey. This fowl is also known as the Facilities Management West's deal with the state to buy the 150-acre Orange County Fairgrounds for $150 million. It's already generated one lawsuit,...
  • Lobdell: Stay vigilant on fair happenings

    You've got to grudgingly admire Facilities Management West's moxie. The winning bidder to buy the 150-acre Orange County Fairgrounds property in Costa Mesa (at a bargain basement $20 million down and $80 million paid over 40 years) has gone for what...