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  • Mailbag: Coast Highway, not the harbor, is the danger

    I am an avid paddle boarder, paddling four days each week in Newport Harbor for several years. I also travel Coast Highway each day. The tragic accident and death of two cyclists this week are unfortunate reminders of just how dangerous and narrow...
  • Commentary: Can Costa Mesa afford $300,000 firefighters?

    Last month, I wrote about the city of Costa Mesa's pension recipient list and pointed out that the number of city employees earning six-figure pensions had increased by nearly 50% in just one year. On the heels of that news, the city has now published its...
  • Commentary: McCarthy put politics ahead of pension facts

    The most interesting feature of Colin McCarthy's commentary, "Can Costa Mesa affords $300k firefighters?" isn't that he gets so much wrong, but that he describes himself with such humility. At the end of his essay, published in Sunday's Daily Pilot,...
  • 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-...
  • The anatomy of a deal

    Fourth in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * He could have spent his retirement traveling the country with his wife or volunteering at a museum, but Tom Arnold decided his 30 years as a firefighter weren't enough. Arnold had retired...
  • Savings could be significant

    Some of the contract savings will not be realized until the city of Costa Mesa hires new firefighters, so it is hard to gauge long-term benefits. In the near term, officials have identified $420,000 annually from current employee pension contributions....
  • 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...
  • Group may up pension contributions

    The Costa Mesa Division Managers' Assn. may contribute almost 2% more into the state retirement fund if an agreement between the group and the city is passed during Tuesday's regular City Council meeting. Association members would begin paying an...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: I run in the tradition of Bergeson, Brewer

    Editor's note: The following piece is excerpted from a recent speech Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a candidate for the 74th Assembly District, made to the Newport Harbor Republican Women. * Two significant factors overshadow this contest....