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  • 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...
  • City proposes 5% pay cut

    The city of Costa Mesa opened contract negotiations with its largest employee association this week by offering a 5% pay cut, a 5% increase in pension contributions and other sharp reductions in compensation that a workers' representative deemed...
  • 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...
  • Charter Committee to examine outsourcing

    A topic that not long ago generated considerable debate is making its way back into the Costa Mesa civic dialogue: the outsourcing of city services. The 13-member Charter Committee, appointed to craft the constitution-like document in time for a vote...
  • Save or spend? City has $7.1-million surplus

    A cautious Costa Mesa council is urging that the city not spend all of a $7.1-million budget surplus and instead shore up its reserves. Three of the five council members met Tuesday — Mayor Jim Righeimer and Councilman Gary Monahan were absent...
  • Charter committee re-examines council pay

    In a reversal, the committee tasked with drafting a charter for Costa Mesa on Wednesday decided to re-examine the compensation of City Council members and edged toward giving them a to-be-determined fixed stipend. The Costa Mesa Charter Committee had...
  • Commentary: Contract negotiations are now more transparent

    "We must be aware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic." — Winston Churchill It's heartening for taxpayers that transparency in public employee labor negotiations is starting to spread across Orange County and even the state....