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  • Friends of the Libraries: Catching up on World War I history

    I just finished Frederic Morton's "Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914." The detail surrounding the many people involved in that slice of history building up to World War I is amazing. I knew that the death of Crown Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand...
  • Proposal to tackle Costa Mesa's pension debt to be considered

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a plan to take a small bite out of its pension debt by making a series of early payments that could save the city $12 million. By paying $25 million to fire department employees' pension fund faster...
  • City's retirement burden tallied

    It was almost 11 p.m. Tuesday, nearly five hours after the start of the Costa Mesa City Council meeting, when the discussion turned to a touchy subject: pension obligations. That's when the "big boogeyman" of a number, as the city's Pension Oversight...
  • Lifeguards rally against outsourcing idea

    Lifeguards rally against outsourcing idea
    Part-time lifeguards in Newport Beach are canvassing neighborhoods, handing out signs and promoting a petition as they push back against a city proposal that could outsource some of their jobs as a cost-saving measure. The union representing part-...
  • Police to staff Mesa, Estancia again

    Costa Mesa police officers are going back to school full time next week after more than a year on hiatus. The Police Department is reviving its school resource officer, or SRO, program that had sputtered for more than a year because of a lack of...
  • Check It Out: Looking for travel trips? Library can help

    Where will you leave your heart? The timeless classic "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" paints a romantic picture of the city by the bay. Are you looking to get away for the Valentine's and President's Day weekend? Making spring break or summer...
  • Mesa Water OKs labor pact

    Board members for the Mesa Water District approved a new labor agreement this week that will have the district's union membership contributing to its pensions. The contract for the 32-member employee association stipulates that by December 2017, the...
  • The Crowd: Saluting the real-life Lt. Dans

    The Crowd: Saluting the real-life Lt. Dans
    The valet lineup at Newport Beach's tony Cannery restaurant was unusually busy for a Tuesday night in February. The armada of black Benzes, BMWs and Bentleys flowed out of the parking lot up and around to Via Lido. Gary Sinise, actor and star of the...
  • Mailbag: Editorial on concealed guns was superficial

    Re. "Editorial: 'Good cause' needed to carry gun," March 9: The Daily Pilot says that it just doesn't trust "ordinary folks" to carry weapons in public without "good reason." And the Pilot does not consider a desire to be armed for self-defense —...
  • Commentary: Generous pensions drive CMPD retirements

    Have you heard of Costa Mesa's scandal de jour? Since 2012, 26 of our police officers have left. Most have simply retired. News flash: A retirement providing an officer 90% of his highest annual salary at age 50 will encourage early retirement. It's...
  • Newport considers outsourcing lifeguard services

    Newport Beach is looking into outsourcing lifeguard services on one of its busiest stretches of coastline. City staff will be accepting proposals this month from groups interested in patrolling Corona del Mar State Beach, which is currently watched over...
  • Union, county reach accord

    A union representing more than 400 Orange County workers has approved a new labor agreement with the county, extending its term to June 11, 2015. The Alliance of Orange County Workers — which ratified the agreement last month following a lengthy...