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  • Measure V opponents raise nearly $500K

    In its efforts to defeat Measure V, organized labor has continued to raise and spend far more than the proponents of the proposed city charter initiative, campaign finance records show. As of Oct. 23, the latest date for which disclosures are available,...
  • Commentary: Campaign flier misstated facts about police

    On Oct. 25, veteran police officer Jess Gilman retired, leaving a huge void in our local schools — a void that cannot be filled because the City Council refuses to allow the police chief to staff the Police Department adequately. As a result,...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: A vote for the '3Ms' is a vote against unions

    Costa Mesa voters have a clear and simple choice this election. Vote for the 3M candidates: Councilman Steve Mensinger, Planning Commission Chair Colin McCarthy and myself, Councilman Gary Monahan. We believe in public employee pension reform and...
  • Commentary: Despite what critics say, I support our police

    Since announcing my candidacy for the Costa Mesa City Council, I have visited some 1,500 households and attended 46 neighborhood coffees over the course of this campaign. The vast majority of people I have met and with whom I have spoken to care deeply...
  • City manager, clerk raises on Tuesday agenda

    Raises for two of Newport Beach's top city administrators, another round of proposed tidelands rent increases and a discussion of city employee compensations are on Tuesday night's jam-packed council meeting agenda. The council will vote on a 3% raise...
  • The 'outsider' becomes an insider (again)

    The 'outsider' becomes an insider (again)
    Second in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Over a breakfast plate at IHOP, Sandy Genis laughs easily, and is animated and talkative. She uses her hands to make a point, stress an idea, express...
  • An election unlike any other

    An election unlike any other
    Last in a five-part series about Costa Mesa's political battle. It has been nearly two years since Costa Mesa residents elected Jim Righeimer and his brand of small government. Hostile to organized labor, Righeimer led a four-member City Council majority...
  • 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...