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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The anatomy of a deal

    Fourth in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * He could have spent his retirement traveling the country with his wife or volunteering at a museum, but Tom Arnold decided his 30 years as a firefighter weren't enough. Arnold had retired...
  • Savings could be significant

    Some of the contract savings will not be realized until the city of Costa Mesa hires new firefighters, so it is hard to gauge long-term benefits. In the near term, officials have identified $420,000 annually from current employee pension contributions....
  • Wu: Charter gives 'men of action' right tools

    Almost 20 years ago, my business mentor taught me that I have to make things happen. If I wait for things to happen, then I'll watch opportunities go right by. He also taught me that he'd rather watch me make mistakes by trying and failing then by fear,...
  • An election unlike any other

    An election unlike any other
    Last in a five-part series about Costa Mesa's political battle. It has been nearly two years since Costa Mesa residents elected Jim Righeimer and his brand of small government. Hostile to organized labor, Righeimer led a four-member City Council majority...