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  • Harlan: Costa Mesa's 'professional city family' deserves more respect

    I've been wondering for some time why the Costa Mesa council union bears so much animosity toward our city's organized labor. The rhetoric coming from the majority on the dais for the past 20 months has been consistently strident, adversarial and...
  • Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards

    Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards MANDY NGUYEN GPA: 4.28 School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
  • Mailbag: Patrician values cost GOP, McCain victory

    Stratfor, a private U.S. intelligence company with high-power clients around the globe, disclosed that Sen. John McCain was aware of significant voter fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign. Despite having had evidence that the Democrats had...
  • An election unlike any other

    An election unlike any other
    Last in a five-part series about Costa Mesa's political battle. It has been nearly two years since Costa Mesa residents elected Jim Righeimer and his brand of small government. Hostile to organized labor, Righeimer led a four-member City Council majority...
  • Forecast: O.C. economy to add 60,000 jobs through 2013

    Chapman University economists forecast that home prices will increase and the local economy will continue to grow through next year, bolstered by construction spending and an improved national outlook. At the biannual presentation Wednesday, they...
  • Commentary: The return of supply-side economics

    The Great Recession was primarily caused by the collapse in economic demand as 80 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 moved out of their peak spending years in their mid-30s to mid-50s and into retirement in their late 50s and early 60s....
  • The Crowd: Recognizing student accomplishments

    The Crowd: Recognizing student accomplishments
    As the national debate rages on over government funding versus private-sector support of charitable social and educational programs directed at disadvantaged sectors of the American population, there are those among us who ignore the rhetoric and take...
  • Letters From The Editor: Show respect on anniversary of Pham's death

    March 17, 2011, will always be remembered as the flash point in the battle of Costa Mesa. That was the day a city employee ended his life. It was impossible to ignore the time — layoff notices were rolling out — and the place — City...
  • It's A Gray Area: Health-care plan arguments centered around 1942 case

    As I am writing this column, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether the federal government has the power under the commerce clause of the Constitution to order private parties to buy health insurance. Being a Libertarian, I'd argue the...
  • Commentary: Provide medical care to the third world

    Despite the global village and medical advancements, there remain areas of the world where the inhabitants carry on in the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Jared Diamond, an established American scientist, details the lifestyle and lack of medical knowledge of...
  • Commentary: Tuition creates a generation of debtors

    With the estimated cost of attending a four-year state college in America at $120,000, the average family of four should expect their children's college to cost more than buying a home. Even though only 24% of Americans believe college is affordable, 97%...
  • Commentary: Government shouldn't define 'church'

    Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions...