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  • Harlan: Exploiting DUI call harms Costa Mesans

    Does anything more need to be said or written about the bizarre incident involving Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and the 911 call alleging his erratic driving as he made his way home from Skosh Monahan's the evening of Aug. 22? Unfortunately,...
  • We run 'a different offense' in Costa Mesa

    We run 'a different offense' in Costa Mesa
    Third in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * For him, local politics is like the Cold War. Costa Mesa City Councilman Steve Mensinger equates the City Council with the Reagan administration and the public employee associations with the USSR....
  • Newport council poised to OK law affecting public works projects

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday is likely to pass an ordinance exempting public works projects from a prevailing-wage requirement. The change would allow construction companies to bid on city jobs without paying their workers the state-...
  • Costa Mesa police get 2,000 job applicants

    Although almost 2,000 applicants have applied for positions in the Costa Mesa Police Department, the City Council says it won't hire until the police officer association agrees to a second-tier pension plan. The department has two openings and expects...
  • Save Our Youth loses executive director

    Save Our Youth has laid off its executive director amid recent financial hardship, officials said. Eliminating Trevor Murphy's position is one of several ways the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit has scaled back its expenses after a major donor withdrew his...
  • Mailbag: Mensinger needs to check his facts

    Re. "Commentary: Unions, not workers partly to blame," Sept. 6: The appointed Costa Mesa city councilman's portrayal of firefighter Mike Ruhl's pay, pension, etc., is somewhat vague and perhaps misleading. While Steve Mensinger is correct in his math...
  • Commentary: My 'Contract with Costa Mesa'

    After a recent Costa Mesa candidates' forum, I received many calls from residents who indicated they did not learn enough from the candidates and what they stand for. I would like to be the first to publicly state my views and opinions. I refer to this...
  • Mailbag: Coast Highway, not the harbor, is the danger

    I am an avid paddle boarder, paddling four days each week in Newport Harbor for several years. I also travel Coast Highway each day. The tragic accident and death of two cyclists this week are unfortunate reminders of just how dangerous and narrow...
  • Commentary: Can Costa Mesa afford $300,000 firefighters?

    Last month, I wrote about the city of Costa Mesa's pension recipient list and pointed out that the number of city employees earning six-figure pensions had increased by nearly 50% in just one year. On the heels of that news, the city has now published its...
  • Commentary: McCarthy put politics ahead of pension facts

    The most interesting feature of Colin McCarthy's commentary, "Can Costa Mesa affords $300k firefighters?" isn't that he gets so much wrong, but that he describes himself with such humility. At the end of his essay, published in Sunday's Daily Pilot,...
  • Commentary: McCarthy mischaracterized my record

    Re. "Commentary: Reform police pay, pensions," June 21: A couple of weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor criticizing Councilman Steve Mensinger for falsely claiming that the public had no idea what was in the contracts negotiated with the employee-...
  • 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...