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  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa can easily attract police recruits

    Despite the fact that 118 Costa Mesa police officers receive more than $150,000 in annual total compensation, Police Chief Tom Gazsi claims "its proving to be a challenge … to find qualified, suitable candidates." Despite the fact that these...
  • Commentary: Underfunded pensions must be dealt with

    I recently read a claim that underfunded pension obligations for city employees were imaginary. Consider the following hypothetical, which is analogous to what's facing thousands of public employees in the California Public Employee Retirement System...
  • Friends of the Libraries: The library needs your help

    You can make a difference. Dale Braun does. Although most volunteers don't keep track of things like this, Dale has counted the number of passport photos she has taken in the almost five years she has volunteered at the Donald Dungan Library in Costa...
  • Charter Committee fine-tunes language

    As of now, Costa Mesa's proposed city charter does not have language clarifying how the City Council can personally interact with city staffers over administrative affairs. The decision to leave it out came after a 5-4 vote Wednesday night by the...
  • Commentary: Educators' pension plans at risk too

    Unfunded public employee pensions and city bankruptcy filings are daily news. Why do cities make headlines when our local Orange County schools are at risk to the tune of $6.2 billion? If you don't believe me, check out http://www.calpers.ca.gov and...
  • New state laws could spur gun-show attendance

    The Crossroads of the West gun show returns to the Orange County Fairgrounds this weekend, and gun enthusiasts are expected to be out in force buying up weapons and ammo amid concerns of ever-tightening gun legislation. Earlier this week, California...
  • Fish Fry brings Newport-Mesa residents together

    Fish Fry brings Newport-Mesa residents together
    Locals had their first taste of summer this weekend, and it had a distinctly fishy flavor. It was also lightly battered and crisped to perfection, visitors to Fairview Park for the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club's 66th annual Fish Fry and Carnival...
  • 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...
  • CdM residents: Do not outsource lifeguards

    Outsourcing lifeguards at Corona del Mar State Beach would be "salt in the wounds" of a neighborhood that's still smarting from changes in trash-collection services, according to the head of the Corona del Mar Residents Assn. "We're trying to get our...
  • Crime drops 12% in Costa Mesa

    Crime in Costa Mesa dropped by more than 12% in 2013 with steep declines in thefts and burglaries leading the way, according to statistics provided by the Costa Mesa Police Department this week. However, moderate increases in rapes and robberies were...