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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rowing champ is truly extraordinary

    Rowing champ is truly extraordinary
    Hers is a story of solitude at sea for months on end, with only the raw power of nature to break the silence. She's rowed thousands of miles and survived countless ocean-borne perils, from dehydration to 20-foot waves threatening to capsize her 23-...
  • Young, scared and used

    In 2001, Natasha Herzig found herself at age 19 staring at a gun, yanked into a car before she could make a sound. She spent a year trapped, working as a high-end escort for a pimp. The indignities were numerous. She remembers receiving a beating...
  • Man arrested on drug charges by Irvine police (Corrected)

    Man arrested on drug charges by Irvine police (Corrected)
    Irvine police arrested a man for allegedly selling prescription drugs Friday, concluding a three-month investigation, according to a press release. Detectives arrested Anaheim resident Anthony Risberg, 37, for sales and transportation of a controlled...
  • Ammo shortage may trigger gun show sales

    Ammo shortage may trigger gun show sales
    Beneath cloudy skies and a slight drizzle, crews set up booths, display tables, tents and walkways Friday morning at the Orange County Fairgrounds in preparation for the weekend gun show that organizers expect will bring in record crowds. Crossroads...
  • Smith: Legal drugs more deadly than guns

    About a month ago, I commented on the futility of attempting gun control. I wrote that "there are 270 million privately owned firearms in the U.S. The U.S. is the world leader in both the number of privately owned guns and, more telling, the rate of...
  • Commentary: Average Costa Mesa salary is too high

    The average total compensation for Costa Mesa city employees in 2011 was $146,863. A substantial portion of that amount was for pension contributions. For those of you who are average taxpayers, let that sink it. The median Costa Mesa household (more...
  • 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...