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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Check it out — the Dungan is back

    Hurray! I have been telling you it was going to happen, and now it is. The Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library will open again at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The reopening celebration will continue until 2 p.m., with refreshments and music at 10 a.m., a program...
  • Save or spend? City has $7.1-million surplus

    A cautious Costa Mesa council is urging that the city not spend all of a $7.1-million budget surplus and instead shore up its reserves. Three of the five council members met Tuesday — Mayor Jim Righeimer and Councilman Gary Monahan were absent...
  • Charter committee re-examines council pay

    In a reversal, the committee tasked with drafting a charter for Costa Mesa on Wednesday decided to re-examine the compensation of City Council members and edged toward giving them a to-be-determined fixed stipend. The Costa Mesa Charter Committee had...
  • Commentary: Contract negotiations are now more transparent

    "We must be aware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic." — Winston Churchill It's heartening for taxpayers that transparency in public employee labor negotiations is starting to spread across Orange County and even the state....
  • Pension panel meets with fund official

    A nearly four-hour meeting on Costa Mesa's public pension plans Wednesday brought modest debate to the fore of what's been called an "out-of-control" financial situation for taxpayers. The city's Pension Oversight Committee met with Kerry Worgan, a...
  • 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,...
  • Pension committee considers a 'tough nut'

    An "out of control" financial situation. An "ugly situation." A city that's "handcuffed." Not just a "Costa Mesa problem." Those were a few of the words used to describe the city's employee pension program through the California Public Employees'...