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  • 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,...
  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • Tony Petros prepares to take office

    Tony Petros prepares to take office
    Tony Petros waited a long time to make his break into politics. The 52-year-old businessman and incoming Newport Beach District 2 City Councilman said his wife, Kristen Caspers Petros, didn't want him to take the plunge — so he didn't. "Her father...
  • Commentary: A vote for the '3Ms' is a vote against unions

    Costa Mesa voters have a clear and simple choice this election. Vote for the 3M candidates: Councilman Steve Mensinger, Planning Commission Chair Colin McCarthy and myself, Councilman Gary Monahan. We believe in public employee pension reform and...
  • Commentary: Despite what critics say, I support our police

    Since announcing my candidacy for the Costa Mesa City Council, I have visited some 1,500 households and attended 46 neighborhood coffees over the course of this campaign. The vast majority of people I have met and with whom I have spoken to care deeply...
  • City manager, clerk raises on Tuesday agenda

    Raises for two of Newport Beach's top city administrators, another round of proposed tidelands rent increases and a discussion of city employee compensations are on Tuesday night's jam-packed council meeting agenda. The council will vote on a 3% raise...
  • The 'outsider' becomes an insider (again)

    The 'outsider' becomes an insider (again)
    Second in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Over a breakfast plate at IHOP, Sandy Genis laughs easily, and is animated and talkative. She uses her hands to make a point, stress an idea, express...
  • Apodaca: Be careful about swiping cards as you shop

    On the day after Thanksgiving, I ate leftovers, went to a movie, ate more leftovers, and put gas in my car in preparation for a trip to the Rose Bowl for the UCLA-Stanford football game the following day. Oh yes, I might also have been the victim of a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Newport recognized for pension reform

    Newport Beach received a Rose Award for its pension reform efforts at the Orange County Taxpayers Assn.'s annual Roses, Radishes and the Royalty Awards event Thursday evening. The city has worked to reduce staffing and its pension liability in a variety...