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  • Irvine mayor highlights city achievements, anniversary

    IRVINE — Mayor Sukhee Kang's State of the City Address began Irvine's 40th anniversary celebration, praised the city's achievements in 2010 and noted current challenges facing the Orange County Great Park. "A 40th anniversary celebration is only as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...