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  • Apodaca: Afghanistan water polo dreams delayed, not defeated

    Turning a dream into reality is seldom a smooth course. That's what members of the Afghanistan National Water Polo Team are learning in their quixotic quest to come to the United States to train and prepare for their unlikely bid to compete in the...
  • Trial's outcome unlikely to affect Hubbard's pension [Corrected]

    Whether he is acquitted or convicted of criminal charges, the Newport-Mesa Unified superintendent's retirement plan appears secure, state pension officials said. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly stated that a grand...
  • Mailbag: Charter would not free Costa Mesa of obligations

    Some Costa Mesa voters are under the false impression that, if the city were to adopt a charter, it could walk away from its pension obligations or substantially change them. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Constitution, Article I, Section...
  • Costa Mesa keeps housing program in-house

    COSTA MESA — Forced to choose between handing to the county the responsibilities for the city's affordable housing or creating a city-run housing agency, the City Council on Tuesday elected to keep the responsibility in-house. The Costa Mesa...
  • Hubbard convicted of two felony counts

    Hubbard convicted of two felony counts
    LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard was convicted Monday of two felony charges for misappropriating public funds during his tenure as the schools chief for Beverly Hills. A jury in Los Angeles County Superior Court found...
  • Community Commentary: The new, conservative Europe

    Europe's Leftist elites championed the introduction of the euro to "increase political cohesion" by building on the "cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe." But according to Evans-Ambrose Pritchard of the London Telegraph, as a result...
  • Community Commentary: Firefighters should contribute more toward their pension costs

    I wanted to set the record straight on the city of Costa Mesa's labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. about how much, if any, our firefighters should pay toward their own pensions ("Contract talks disputed," Nov. 17). There have been...
  • Pension fight docks in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach's public employee unions and city officials normally keep quiet about contract disputes — a more restrained, "Newport" way of doing business. Not this time around. As police, firefighter and lifeguard contracts expire at the end of...
  • Mailbag: Residents should write Costa Mesa's charter

    On Tuesday night (actually, at 1:30 Wednesday morning) the Costa Mesa City Council voted 3 to 1 (Councilwoman Wendy Leece voting no; Mayor Gary Monahan absent) to submit a proposed city charter to the voters. They voted to use the draft charter that...
  • Costa Mesa woman pleads guilty to 76 felonies

    A Costa Mesa woman who pleaded guilty to 76 felonies, including forgery and grand theft in a scheme to defraud banks, was sentenced Friday to jail time and formal probation, authorities said. While working as a desk manager at the Douglas Nissan...
  • Costa Mesa ends fiscal year with $3.8M surplus

    COSTA MESA — The city finished the 2010-11 fiscal year $3.8 million in the black, thanks to better-than-expected sales tax receipts and cuts to city programs and staffing levels, city officials said. Going into budget discussions over the summer,...
  • Community Commentary: Mayor's piece riddled with errors

    Two weeks ago, as I was riding back to the firehouse from an emergency response call, a man pulled up on the passenger side of the truck, signaling me to roll down my window. When I did, he delivered the international symbol of ultimate displeasure,...