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  • Life in Irvine goes back to normal

    IRVINE — This is where it started. America's so-called "safest city" served as the trailhead in the epic manhunt to find Christopher Dorner, the suspected cop-turned-killer believed to have died in Tuesday's fiery standoff near Big Bear. Dorner...
  • Commentary: I have my doubts about outsourcing

    I read the Feb. 9 Daily Pilot article, "Mayor pushing on with his plan," and the Feb. 7 Orange County Register editorial, "Outsourcing back in for Costa Mesa," that the Pilot article referred to, and I have several comments. The Pilot's report of Costa...
  • Gun control roils council

    Gun control was front and center at this week's Irvine City Council meeting following the slaying of two residents Feb. 3. Mayor Steven Choi began and ended Tuesday's meeting in memory of Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball coach Monica Quan, 28,...
  • D.A. touts DNA database in Newport

    Orange County's district attorney touted the success of his office's DNA database during a Tuesday speech to members of the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce. Tony Rackauckas told about 30 lunchtime diners gathered at the Five Crowns Restaurant that...
  • 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...
  • 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: The '3Ms' put taxpayers ahead of labor

    The voters of Costa Mesa have a clear choice to propel this great city forward. Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy and City Councilmen Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan are improving this city in a fiscally responsible manner, seeking to...
  • Measure V opponents raise nearly $500K

    In its efforts to defeat Measure V, organized labor has continued to raise and spend far more than the proponents of the proposed city charter initiative, campaign finance records show. As of Oct. 23, the latest date for which disclosures are available,...
  • Commentary: Campaign flier misstated facts about police

    On Oct. 25, veteran police officer Jess Gilman retired, leaving a huge void in our local schools — a void that cannot be filled because the City Council refuses to allow the police chief to staff the Police Department adequately. As a result,...