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  • Commentary: Anti-public safety, or good stewards of tax dollars?

    Re. "Commentary: I see issues with CMPD hiring," (Aug. 16): I was surprised to read former Costa Mesa police lieutenant and Idaho resident Allen Huggins' recent piece about city politics in the Daily Pilot. Usually, when a former police officer chimes in...
  • Commentary: Outsourcing trash collection would save $17M

    Seventeen million dollars. That is the savings that can be achieved over the next seven years if Newport Beach contracts out its trash collection service. That's a lot of money, too much to be dismissed, and it could be put to good use providing community...
  • Workers present counterproposal

    Costa Mesa's municipal employee union presented a contract counteroffer Thursday that includes changes in pay, a reduction in sick time accrual and an increase in the employees' pension contributions. The proposed two-year Costa Mesa City Employees...
  • Mayor calls for police hiring plan

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on Tuesday demanded a plan to fill staffing gaps in the city's police department. Speaking near the beginning of a City Council meeting, Righeimer called for weekly meetings with the police department, saying there is no...
  • Friends of the Libraries: What's your favorite spot in Costa Mesa?

    It is time for elementary students in Costa Mesa to submit an essay in the fourth annual Essay Contest, sponsored by the Costa Mesa Library Foundation. The contest will end Sept. 30. There are two grade-level categories — fifth and sixth grades, and...
  • Newport recognized for pension reform

    Newport Beach received a Rose Award for its pension reform efforts at the Orange County Taxpayers Assn.'s annual Roses, Radishes and the Royalty Awards event Thursday evening. The city has worked to reduce staffing and its pension liability in a variety...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Check it out — the Dungan is back

    Hurray! I have been telling you it was going to happen, and now it is. The Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library will open again at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The reopening celebration will continue until 2 p.m., with refreshments and music at 10 a.m., a program...
  • Pension committee considers a 'tough nut'

    An "out of control" financial situation. An "ugly situation." A city that's "handcuffed." Not just a "Costa Mesa problem." Those were a few of the words used to describe the city's employee pension program through the California Public Employees'...
  • Irvine tackles housing for developmentally disabled

    Irvine Councilwoman Christina Shea's proposal to investigate and improve the housing situation for developmentally disabled residents drew applause — and unanimous approval — at Tuesday's meeting. This "vulnerable group" does not receive...
  • Council to consider funding housing for homeless

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider approving a loan of up to $500,000 to help pay for permanent housing for the city's homeless population. If approved by the council and the city's Housing Authority, which replaced the...
  • Pension panel member resigns

    A member of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee recently resigned his seat, citing difficulties with his other commitments. Shawn Dewane left the council-appointed position in late May because of a scheduling conflict, according to committee's...
  • Most local homeless have ties to Costa Mesa

    Most local homeless have ties to Costa Mesa
    Challenging perceptions that the homeless mostly come to Costa Mesa from other communities, new data show a solid majority of the city's homeless population have ties of some kind to the city. At least 65% of the 182 homeless interviewed last year lived...