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  • Hatch: Leaders agree to pay more into CalPERS

    COSTA MESA — Several of the city's civilian department heads have agreed to pay the maximum amount allowed toward their state pensions, city CEO Tom Hatch announced at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The news will likely be seen as a...
  • Apodaca: Afghanistan water polo dreams delayed, not defeated

    Turning a dream into reality is seldom a smooth course. That's what members of the Afghanistan National Water Polo Team are learning in their quixotic quest to come to the United States to train and prepare for their unlikely bid to compete in the...
  • Trial's outcome unlikely to affect Hubbard's pension [Corrected]

    Whether he is acquitted or convicted of criminal charges, the Newport-Mesa Unified superintendent's retirement plan appears secure, state pension officials said. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly stated that a grand...
  • Mailbag: Charter would not free Costa Mesa of obligations

    Some Costa Mesa voters are under the false impression that, if the city were to adopt a charter, it could walk away from its pension obligations or substantially change them. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Constitution, Article I, Section...
  • Costa Mesa keeps housing program in-house

    COSTA MESA — Forced to choose between handing to the county the responsibilities for the city's affordable housing or creating a city-run housing agency, the City Council on Tuesday elected to keep the responsibility in-house. The Costa Mesa...
  • Hubbard convicted of two felony counts

    Hubbard convicted of two felony counts
    LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard was convicted Monday of two felony charges for misappropriating public funds during his tenure as the schools chief for Beverly Hills. A jury in Los Angeles County Superior Court found...
  • Community Commentary: The new, conservative Europe

    Europe's Leftist elites championed the introduction of the euro to "increase political cohesion" by building on the "cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe." But according to Evans-Ambrose Pritchard of the London Telegraph, as a result...
  • City executives offer to pay more into pensions

    COSTA MESA — Some department heads have agreed to contribute more to their retirement funds, the city announced Friday. City CEO Tom Hatch and others will pay about 39% of their pension costs, up from 31%, assuming the City Council approves the...
  • Community Commentary: City's pension problem is only getting worse

    A local pension watchdog group has published its updated figures on municipal pensions, and the news for Costa Mesa is frightening. Costa Mesa's number of pension recipients whose pay exceeds $100,000 continues to grow — up nearly 50% in just...
  • City Life: Hubbard could be re-hired

    Bureaucracies are as predictable as sunrises. So it should not surprise anyone that the Newport-Mesa Unified trustees chose one former superintendent, Robert Barbot, to replace another former superintendent, Jeffrey Hubbard, who was recently convicted of...
  • Friends of the Library: A central library on our horizon?

    Glimmers, at last, of a dream come true! On Jan. 31, the Costa Mesa City Council's study session included planning for the next five years. In that planning is a Library Master Plan for Costa Mesa, and a marker for debt financing to pay for a new...
  • Council OKs workers' pension changes

    The Costa Mesa City Council approved a reformed pension model for the city's nonpublic safety workers this week that could save the city millions compared in the long run, according to a city staff report. About 185 workers in the Costa Mesa City...