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  • Committee will review city's pension obligations

    The Costa Mesa City Council approved the creation of a committee earlier this week tasked with overseeing the city's looming pension obligations. The unanimous decision, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece absent, came not without its doubts, however, on a...
  • Commentary: McCarthy mischaracterized my record

    Re. "Commentary: Reform police pay, pensions," June 21: A couple of weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor criticizing Councilman Steve Mensinger for falsely claiming that the public had no idea what was in the contracts negotiated with the employee-...
  • Smith: Scouts use gay issue to divert attention

    Being a Boy Scout used to be a simple: Sign up, pay dues, earn merit badges and move up the chain to Eagle Scout. Today, it's tough to be a Boy Scout because the national council that creates policies decided many years ago to exclude gays. The...
  • `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'

    `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'
    Sixth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Billy Folsom grows his goatee distinctively long in memory of a fellow Costa Mesa employee whose suicide became the tragic emblem of a city in turmoil. In...
  • City Council honors slain Irvine couple, postal carrier

    Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting was marked with an introductory moment of silence in memory of Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan, as well as two law enforcement officials who allegedly fell prey to former copĀ Christopher Dorner. Mayor Steven S....
  • Life in Irvine goes back to normal

    IRVINE — This is where it started. America's so-called "safest city" served as the trailhead in the epic manhunt to find Christopher Dorner, the suspected cop-turned-killer believed to have died in Tuesday's fiery standoff near Big Bear. Dorner...
  • Newport to end the year with a surplus

    The current fiscal year should end with a surplus, the Newport Beach City Council learned Tuesday. City staff is projecting a $4.4-million surplus in the current year's budget. For next year, plans are to eliminate eight positions, all but one of them...
  • Friends of the Library: Beginners, sign up for workshop

    The Costa Mesa Library Foundation this year is sponsoring a "Beginning Writers Workshop." Three scheduled sessions will help those aspiring to be authors learn what is required. The first session will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m April 19, at the Neighborhood...
  • Wu: What if we outsourced police, fire?

    When I was a kid, one of my favorite comic books was "What If … "What If Phoenix Had Not Died?"?" If you remember the movie "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006), you might recall that Jean Grey/Phoenix (Famke Janssen) dies in the end. The comic book...
  • For The Record

    Painting: In the May 22 edition, one of the photos from Sunday's Balboa Island Art Walk incorrectly listed Christine Hooker as the artist of a "tall two-piece painting" depicting a woman in a dress. It is Stephanie Godbey's work. Pensions: The May 19...
  • Newport council approves pension changes for firefighters

    Newport Beach firefighters will pay more toward their pensions, and newly hired firefighters will receive less in their retirement, according to a union contract the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday. With the increased contributions and a less...
  • Mansoor, Rush debate issues at forum in Laguna Beach

    LAGUNA BEACH — Two State Assembly candidates for the 74th District espoused nearly identical fiscal positions at a forum Friday night, but diverged sharply on social issues. Democrat Bob Rush played well with the left-leaning audience at an event...