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  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • Tony Petros prepares to take office

    Tony Petros prepares to take office
    Tony Petros waited a long time to make his break into politics. The 52-year-old businessman and incoming Newport Beach District 2 City Councilman said his wife, Kristen Caspers Petros, didn't want him to take the plunge — so he didn't. "Her father...
  • 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...
  • Colombian treasures at Bowers

    Colombian treasures at Bowers
    The gold crucifix and rosary studded with Colombian emeralds is known as "The Atocha Cross." In 1986 — 364 years after the Nuestra Señora de Atocha ("Our Lady of Atocha") went down during a hurricane in the waters off what is now Key West, Fla. &#...
  • 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...
  • Newport council OKs study for former City Hall site development

    Facing public opposition to building an apartment complex on the to-be-vacated City Hall property, the Newport Beach City Council agreed Tuesday night to study the feasibility of a hotel there instead. The study, proposed by Councilman Keith Curry,...
  • OCEA lawyer: 9/11 terrorist attacks led to increases

    Blame it on Osama bin Laden. When municipalities across California and the country are trying to rein in payroll and growing pension costs — particularly those for police and firefighters — Orange County Employees Assn. counsel Don Drozd...
  • Harlan: Slow down and focus on the details

    In Poor Richard's Almanack, Benjamin Franklin popularized the idiom we love to quote but have a difficult time applying to our daily lives: Haste makes waste. As children, we frequently heard this admonition from parents and teachers. Take your time,...
  • O.C. union threatens suit over special officers' off-duty gun ban

    O.C. union threatens suit over special officers' off-duty gun ban
    A union representing 200 Orange County special officers stripped of their authority to carry guns while off duty and make arrests says it plan to sue the Sheriff's Department over the gun issue. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens told the security...
  • Commentary: Candidate is wrong about charter cities

    City Council candidate John Stephens, who, with Newport-Mesa Unified School District Trustee Katrina Foley, initiated legal action against the city of Costa Mesa to prevent voters from voting on a proposed city charter in June, now advises Costa Mesa...