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  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa homeless deserve dignity

    I was shocked and saddened to learn that two homeless people died alone on a frigid night last week in Costa Mesa ("2 homeless people found dead," Jan. 16). Every person deserves dignity. Every person deserves help. It prompted me to research Costa Mesa'...
  • Fairgrounds to increase gun show security

    It's likely to be business as usual, but with some increased security, for this weekend's Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds, organizers said. The show, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, happens multiple times a year at...
  • Mailbag: Commentary overlooked C.M. pension obligations

    Charles Mooney is long on comments, but short on solutions ("I have doubts about Costa Mesa's Outsourcing," Commentary, Feb. 15). After reading Mooney's comments, I have doubts about Costa Mesa's long-term financial stability. Costa Mesa already spends...
  • Committee will review city's pension obligations

    The Costa Mesa City Council approved the creation of a committee earlier this week tasked with overseeing the city's looming pension obligations. The unanimous decision, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece absent, came not without its doubts, however, on a...
  • Mailbag: Outsourcing could make unfunded pension obligations worse

    I read Jeff Arthur's Feb. 21 letter, "Mailbag: Commentary overlooked C.M. pension obligations," which contained complaints about my previous letter, "Commentary: I have doubts about Costa Mesa's outsourcing." I would like to respond to his complaints...
  • Expert: City needs new taxes to cover pensions

    It would take new sales or parcel taxes for the city of Costa Mesa to meet its long-term pension obligations, a Stanford University professor told the City Council on Tuesday night. Joe Nation said the scenario surrounding the difference between the...
  • New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward

    New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward
    Fourth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Each Sunday the new mayor of Costa Mesa prays to God to help him forgive others, to help him not hold a grudge, to give him guidance for the week before...
  • Harlan: City can take lead on pension reform

    Pension reform is not exactly a hot topic at my dinner table. In fact, I can assure you that the words have never been mentioned at any family meal. Tuesday evening's Cost Mesa City Council study session about the city's unfunded public pension...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa's pension burden falls on us all

    Letter writer Charles Mooney says Costa Mesa has a pension problem. ["Outsourcing could make unfunded pension obligations worse, Mailbag, Feb. 26]. Yet many do not seem to understand the seriousness or magnitude: $196 million unfunded CalPERS pensions...
  • Irvine council tackles gun control

    Although Irvine's City Council didn't get to it until almost seven hours after the meeting started, 17 public speakers waited to weigh in on local gun-control measures. Tuesday's meeting started at 3 p.m., two hours earlier than usual, but the...
  • Mailbag: A charter review committee should be elected

    I read Jeff Arthur's March 13 commentary, "Costa Mesa pension burden falls on us all," and I already understood many of Mr. Arthur's initial comments on the underfunded pension obligation (UPO), but there were other comments in the second half of his...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Enjoy Dungan before it's (temporarily) gone

    The next book sale at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be books of all sorts appealing to all ages and interests — fiction and nonfiction, biography, cookbooks...