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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: I have my doubts about outsourcing

    I read the Feb. 9 Daily Pilot article, "Mayor pushing on with his plan," and the Feb. 7 Orange County Register editorial, "Outsourcing back in for Costa Mesa," that the Pilot article referred to, and I have several comments. The Pilot's report of Costa...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Daigle, Mansoor questioned on pensions

    Many candidates across the country tout public employee pension reform as one of the keys to fixing state and local government finances. That includes two contenders for the 74th Assembly District who are advocating from an unusual perspective: Both...
  • Commentary: Daigle can build consensus in Sacramento

    Having served as education advisor to Gov. Ronald Reagan, I've been asked why I am supporting Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle for state Assembly, especially given the multitude of shameless political attacks her opponents have leveled at her....
  • Federal money added to affordable housing fund

    Costa Mesa's nest egg to eventually buy local problem motels doubled Tuesday when the city's housing authority approved setting aside $660,000 in federal money. Described as seed money by Neighborhood Improvement Manager Muriel Ullman, the allocation can...