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  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa calls emergency meeting to discuss $1.4M payment

    Costa Mesa city officials have called an emergency meeting for Thursday to discuss a property tax payment the county claims the city owes. The city has until Thursday to pay $1.4 million to the Orange County Auditor-Controller or it will be slapped...
  • Charter interpretation discussed at public hearing

    Costa Mesa's proposed charter does not allow the City Council to run roughshod over city laws and become unaccountable to the public, Special Counsel Kimberly Hall Barlow said Tuesday. "I don't see anything in here that changes the fundamental right of...
  • Commentary: Council's action will save affordable housing for seniors

    I called Jean Forbath after her commentary ("Rent hikes at Bethel Towers will hurt seniors," July 10) appeared in the Daily Pilot and told her that she had drawn the wrong conclusions from staff writer Joseph Serna's article about the City Council's...
  • Commentary: Keep out-of-town lobbyists out of Costa Mesa

    Re. Commentary: Vista ruling benefits local governments, residents (July 13): I was stunned to see the press coverage provided to Kevin Dayton, a paid lobbyist with ties to building and contractor groups. Under the guise of being an independent adviser,...