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Interior Policy

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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...
  • 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...
  • Smith: Scouts use gay issue to divert attention

    Being a Boy Scout used to be a simple: Sign up, pay dues, earn merit badges and move up the chain to Eagle Scout. Today, it's tough to be a Boy Scout because the national council that creates policies decided many years ago to exclude gays. The...
  • Commentary: Peace, justice through tighter gun laws

    Commentary: Peace, justice through tighter gun laws
    Most people remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January for his birthday. We certainly do at Fairview Community Church. We always hold a special service in honor of his legacy. But remembering his birth and remembering his death are two...
  • State of Newport assessed

    For the city of Newport Beach, the economic situation seems on par with the country as a whole: small yet steady steps toward a slow recovery. City Finance Director Dan Matusiewicz shared that summation at the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce's monthly...
  • `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'

    `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'
    Sixth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Billy Folsom grows his goatee distinctively long in memory of a fellow Costa Mesa employee whose suicide became the tragic emblem of a city in turmoil. In...
  • Officials heading to Vegas

    Earlier this week the Costa Mesa City Council gave unanimous approval for city representatives to attend an upcoming out-of-state convention, though not without discussing the intricacies of doing so on the city's dime. Mayor Jim Righeimer, Mayor Pro...
  • On Earth Day, thoughts of nonviolence, healing

    Originally, I had anticipated writing about Earth Day and the obligation that people of faith have to care for God's creation. After all, if we cannot be the prophetic voice and model an earth-conscious life, how can we possibly honor our God? And yet,...