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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Police union agrees to greater pension contributions

    The police officers' union has agreed to a new two-year contract that would increase pension contributions while getting pay raises and better health benefits, Newport Beach officials announced. The City Council, however, still has to formally approve...
  • 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,...