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  • Commentary: Cities, workers can hash out good pension plans

    Recently the Concordia Center for Public Policy hosted a program on managing pension costs. Rapidly escalating pension expenses have dominated the news and forced the issue to the top of every local government agenda. The rapid increase in pension...
  • Mailbag: Change is never going to be 'low stress'

    In his Dec. 8 letter to the Daily Pilot, Tom Egan wrote, "Do we really want to give [the Jim Righeimer-led council] more power [with a charter] to further tear up our low-stress city?" ("Mailbag: I disagree with commentary on C.M. charter"). "Tear up"?...
  • Commentary: Controversy of mayor pro tem is 'Orwellian'

    Only in an Orwellian world is a vote for the councilman whose majority side won this past election considered controversial. Yet, this is what the losing pro-union side now advocates. They claim that Councilwoman Wendy Leece — who pooh poohs the...
  • Steinberg: Time for a change

    "How many deaths will it take till they know, that too many people have died?" — Bob Dylan "Blowing in the wind" Professional football was shocked by the news that Kansas City linebacker Javon Belcher had shot his fiancĂ©e nine times, before...
  • Smith: Debate should focus on life control

    The notion that cancer is a good way to die provoked only one e-mail that disagreed. All of the others I received privately had no problem with the concept. In case you missed it, I declared last week that if it is age appropriate, cancer is a good way...
  • 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: Council is steering Costa Mesa away from ruin

  • Apodaca: Parents need to talk to kids in wake of shooting

    My sons attended a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." For many months, my 17-year-old in particular had excitedly anticipated the film, buying his ticket weeks in advance. He joined a large group of friends to camp out at Big Newport more...
  • Newport council to look at seawall improvements

    In an effort to guard against rising sea levels, the Newport Beach City Council is set to award a $1.3-million contract Tuesday that would start the design of new seawalls around Balboa and Little Balboa islands. Replacing the aging concrete barriers...
  • Commentary: I challenge Katrina Foley to a charter debate

    At last week's Costa Mesa City Council meeting, former Councilwoman Katrina Foley blatantly ignored a variety of well-established and usually respected rules that ensure orderly public meetings and debate, stormed to the chamber's microphone and...
  • City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities

    City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities
    First in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * The Ruhls are a throwback to simpler times. The sweet smell of fresh-baked coffee cake drifts out their front door. Their tidy Mission Viejo townhome's bathroom is stocked with wholesome...
  • Commentary: The charter is flawed; I will debate it

    Re. "Commentary: I challenge Katrina Foley to a charter debate," Forum, (Aug. 16): I am voting no on Measure V, the proposed city charter, because it is a poorly written power grab by the three-person majority on the City Council who invites fraud,...