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  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: Internet sales-tax revenue will be boon for state

    In an effort to create a balanced budget and some fiscal stability in California, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrats in the California Legislature finally passed a budget over continued Republican intransigence over the Democrats' desire to raise revenues...
  • Community Commentary: Recent fairground ruling was encouraging

    I read with disdain former O.C. Fair Chief Executive-turned-Facilities Management West spokeswoman Becky Bailey-Findley's piece, "FMW had big plans for Fourth at the Fairgrounds" (Forum, July 5). The irony of that piece being printed on the same day...
  • Court bolsters its fairgrounds sale opinion

    The California Court of Appeal in Santa Ana released its opinion on the Orange County Fairgrounds sale to the public Wednesday, cementing its ruling last week that the sale to a private company is invalid. In the published opinion dated June 7, the court...
  • Trustee urges repeal of state law

    COSTA MESA — A Newport-Mesa school board trustee on Tuesday night urged the community to speak out against a new law that in her words goes against the fiduciary responsibility districts have to taxpayers. Trustee Martha Fluor asked residents to...
  • Deadlock vote proves fortunate in the end

    COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa Redevelopment Agency's deadlock vote in March to pay back more than $1 million into the city's general fund was beneficial in the long run, city officials said this week. Some residents accused agency members — who...
  • State: O.C. Fairgrounds no longer for sale

    COSTA MESA — As the Orange County Fair opened its gates Friday, state officials said they are no longer looking to sell the fairgrounds. Under former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state Department of General Services, or DGS, was directed in 2009...
  • Santa Ana official named to Fair Board

    COSTA MESA — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a longtime Santa Ana official to the Orange County Fair Board. Gerardo Mouet, the executive director of Santa Ana's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Agency since 2004, is the Fair Board's newest...
  • 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...