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  • 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...
  • Apodaca: District needs to discuss pooled funding

    A column I wrote earlier this month regarding the disparity in fundraising among Newport-Mesa public schools touched a nerve with many readers, so I thought it worth revisiting the topic ("How can public schools compete for donations?" March 4). I...
  • Official: School district budget OK for now

    The school district has avoided furloughs and reducing the school year, but looming budget cuts threaten its stability, according to a top school official. Newport-Mesa Unified can pay its bills and maintain the mandated 3% reserves for the next two...
  • Commentary: State's high tax burden thwarts recovery

    State Controller John Chiang continues to uphold the California Great Seal motto, "Eureka, I have found it!" But what Chiang is finding as controller is that California's economy, as measured by tax revenues, is still tanking. State tax collections for...
  • Mayor calls for investigation of new Fair Board member

    COSTA MESA — Just three months ago, the Orange County Employees Assn. applauded a California government watchdog group that suggested Mayor Gary Monahan and another council member violated the state's open-meeting law by sitting on a two-member...
  • Community Commentary: Support the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta provides a third of Southern California's water supply to more than 25 million people, and it is in crisis. The largest estuary on the Pacific coast and the heart of California's water system, the delta has suffered a...
  • Mailbag: Readers respond to 'School Flight' series

    Editor's note: The following are letters from readers about the Daily Pilot's three-part series, School Flight, which was published Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Congratulations on the wonderful and insightful story on Sunday's front page. Staff...
  • Fair Board evicts swap meet operator

    COSTA MESA — The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday voted to evict the weekend swap meet after 42 years at the fairgrounds. Members of the Fair Board majority said declining revenue and repeated clashes with the company that owns the event...
  • Sen. Harman wants to veto senior rights bill

    In late August, state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) missed a vote on a bill that would stiffen penalties against people who defraud senior citizens and tighten banking regulations. Harman's absence had no bearing on the outcome, as Senate Democrats...
  • Not something you want to see in your inbox

    COSTA MESA — A bill introduced by state Sen.Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week seeks to bring crime-victim notification into the 21st century. Senate Bill 852 takes effect immediately, and enables the...
  • Harman blasts Gov. Brown over parks bill veto

    State Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) this week blamed partisanship on Gov. Jerry Brown's choice to veto one of his bills that could let private companies operate cash-strapped state parks. The state budget crisis has forced the state to temporarily close...
  • Apodaca: Digital education finally finds foothold

    In many ways, it appears that online education is at last taking hold. Earlier this month, UC Irvine announced it would offer a selection of free online courses through an agreement with Coursera, a company started by two Stanford University professors....