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  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: California needs to change mandatory-minimum sentencing

    Prison reform has dominated California's budgeting discussions. When a state with 10% of the nation's prisoners makes 20% of the nation's prison expenditures, something must be wrong. Or so the argument goes. To save money, Gov. Jerry Brown recently...
  • Pension fight docks in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach's public employee unions and city officials normally keep quiet about contract disputes — a more restrained, "Newport" way of doing business. Not this time around. As police, firefighter and lifeguard contracts expire at the end of...
  • Mailbag: Public safety mailer is 'propaganda'

    I have to imagine there are a number of public safety employees in Newport Beach, both police and fire, who are embarrassed by the ridiculous mass mailer recently sent to residents by the Newport Beach police and firefighter associations. The mass...
  • Community Commentary: Government's power should be concentrated at county level

    Two important power shifts are taking place in California. Power is shifting up from the cities and down from Sacramento to county government. The first power shift is evidenced by the impending decision by the Santa Ana City Council to disband its...
  • Mailbag: It's Berardino that Costa Mesa cannot trust

    I was shocked and angered to read Joseph Serna's story "Berardino: City is not to be trusted" on Dec. 15 in which union boss and recent Orange County Fair Board appointee Nick Berardino moved to cut Costa Mesa's ties with the annual Barrett-Jackson auto...
  • Community Commentary: Candles link Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa

    Candles have been used for more than 5,000 years. Although the ancient Egyptians may have been among the first to use them as torches, the Romans are credited with developing the wicked candle. In the ancient world, candles were the major source of...
  • Community Commentary: Support the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta provides a third of Southern California's water supply to more than 25 million people, and it is in crisis. The largest estuary on the Pacific coast and the heart of California's water system, the delta has suffered a...