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  • 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...
  • It's a Gray Area: Time to privatize out government work

    When former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger first took office he promised to address the out-of-control worker's compensation system, and he did. Unfortunately, after making progress on about 15% of the difficulties — the ones that were the easiest...
  • Colleges lose about 10% of fall classes

    COSTA MESA — Coast Community College District trustees approved a tentative budget this week that cuts about 10% of classes across its three colleges in order to help fill in a $15.5-million budget gap. The district unanimously accepted its 2011-12...
  • 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...
  • State investigates former senator's alleged lobbying

    The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating phone calls reportedly made by former State Sen. Dick Ackerman to state legislators on behalf of the Orange County Fair Board in the days when the Orange County Fairgrounds was being...
  • 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...
  • Lobdell: Newport-Mesa's edition of 'Jeopardy!'

    It's time for the inaugural year-end version of "Newport-Mesa Jeopardy!" And here's your host, Alex Trebek! Alex: Let's get right to it. The categories are: All's Fair, Schooled, Newport Traditions, Politics As Usual, What's in a Name? and Headaches....
  • Comments & Curiosities: Is it fair for me to know so much?

    It is done. You made it. I am so proud of you. Another round of holiday-induced rapture has come to a close. Was everything picture-perfect? I knew it would be. And now it is time to move on, start over and get on with it with a new year, a new day, a...
  • Gov. Brown to review fairgrounds case

    COSTA MESA — The state department in charge of selling the Orange County Fairgrounds has asked an appellate court to reschedule a Feb. 8 lawsuit hearing to give Gov. Jerry Brown time to review the case. Brown took office Monday. His predecessor,...
  • Courts move fairgrounds lawsuit hearing date

    COSTA MESA — The state appellate court has agreed to extend the Orange County Fairgrounds hearing to give Gov. Jerry Brown time to review the case, according to court records. The hearing date has not been set yet, but it's no longer taking place...