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  • Actress Geena Davis to speak in Newport

    Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner plans to welcome actress Geena Davis and female politicians to town later this month for a fundraising event benefiting a women's commission. Gardner and Davis will be joined by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Lakewood), Orange...
  • Republican, Democrat named to Fair Board

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday appointed to the Orange County Fair Board an attorney who worked to stop the proposed sale of the fairgrounds and a businessman whose company provided trash service to Newport Beach. Attorney Ashleigh Aitken, 36, a Democrat...
  • Commentary: Cities, workers can hash out good pension plans

    Recently the Concordia Center for Public Policy hosted a program on managing pension costs. Rapidly escalating pension expenses have dominated the news and forced the issue to the top of every local government agenda. The rapid increase in pension...
  • 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...
  • 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...