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  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Readers respond to 'School Flight' series

    Editor's note: The following are letters from readers about the Daily Pilot's three-part series, School Flight, which was published Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Congratulations on the wonderful and insightful story on Sunday's front page. Staff...
  • 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...
  • 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...