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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...
  • Costa Mesa firm in fight for RDA funds

    A Costa Mesa-based law firm on Feb. 1 is representing a coalition of cities hoping to block the December decision to dissolve the state's redevelopment agencies. Attorneys for Rutan & Tucker argued before a Sacramento County Superior Court judge,...
  • Developer breaks ground on Great Park homes

    Developer breaks ground on Great Park homes
    IRVINE — Standing on a grassy hilltop overlooking the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, filled with overgrown fields and abandoned runways, developers on Wednesday pointed to where the first of 5,000 new homes will open by early next year....
  • College District looks to close budget gap

    COSTA MESA — Coast Community College District officials took a first stab at closing a $7.6-million budget gap next year with off-the-cuff ideas that avoid workforce reductions. The District Budget Advisory Committee, comprised of district and...
  • 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...