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  • Steinberg: NFL Rice hearing threatens to reignite furor

    The last thing the NFL needed was for the Ray Rice appeal of his indefinite suspension to take center stage this week. The initial discipline and later release of the graphic tape of Rice punching his girlfriend touched the middle rail of nationwide...
  • Grand jury data on pension liabilities paint varied pictures

    In a report aiming to evaluate how cities are being affected by pension liabilities, the Orange County Grand Jury called for area cities to make more budget information readily available. Lacking the desired data, the 2013-14 group tried to use its...
  • Commentary: No simple solution for unfunded pensions

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Contract gives police raises, increases pension contributions

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a new contract with police that includes raises over the next three years in exchange for employees paying more toward their retirement. The Newport Beach Police Assn., which covers about 180 sworn...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Commentary: Newport is fiscally sound, and council intends to keep it that way

    Two years into a four-year Newport Beach City Council term, it is not unusual for me to still feel like "the new guy." But in those two years, I've had opportunities to contribute to many city committee and council efforts and have added to my existing...
  • Commentary: City of Newport Beach is fiscally sound

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved another balanced budget for the coming fiscal year. This is the latest in a long line of balanced budgets. Even during the depths of the recession, we were able to keep providing good services without dipping into...
  • Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel

    Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel
    Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa. Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment. After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...
  • Commentary: Pact with employees will save Costa Mesa millions

    During our two City Council meetings in September, the public will get to weigh in on the merits of a labor agreement that our general employees recently ratified. After that, the City Council will vote on whether to approve it. It took more than a...
  • City proposes 5% pay cut

    The city of Costa Mesa opened contract negotiations with its largest employee association this week by offering a 5% pay cut, a 5% increase in pension contributions and other sharp reductions in compensation that a workers' representative deemed...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'

    Inhumane. Draconian. Extreme. Those are some of the wild adjectives that the Costa Mesa employees' union recently used to describe the City Council's initial contract offer. Few of Costa Mesa's hard-working and recession-hardened residents would use the...
  • Commentary: Anti-public safety, or good stewards of tax dollars?

    Re. "Commentary: I see issues with CMPD hiring," (Aug. 16): I was surprised to read former Costa Mesa police lieutenant and Idaho resident Allen Huggins' recent piece about city politics in the Daily Pilot. Usually, when a former police officer chimes in...