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  • Irvine tackles housing for developmentally disabled

    Irvine Councilwoman Christina Shea's proposal to investigate and improve the housing situation for developmentally disabled residents drew applause — and unanimous approval — at Tuesday's meeting. This "vulnerable group" does not receive...
  • Council to consider funding housing for homeless

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider approving a loan of up to $500,000 to help pay for permanent housing for the city's homeless population. If approved by the council and the city's Housing Authority, which replaced the...
  • Most local homeless have ties to Costa Mesa

    Most local homeless have ties to Costa Mesa
    Challenging perceptions that the homeless mostly come to Costa Mesa from other communities, new data show a solid majority of the city's homeless population have ties of some kind to the city. At least 65% of the 182 homeless interviewed last year lived...
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa can easily attract police recruits

    Despite the fact that 118 Costa Mesa police officers receive more than $150,000 in annual total compensation, Police Chief Tom Gazsi claims "its proving to be a challenge … to find qualified, suitable candidates." Despite the fact that these...
  • Commentary: Underfunded pensions must be dealt with

    I recently read a claim that underfunded pension obligations for city employees were imaginary. Consider the following hypothetical, which is analogous to what's facing thousands of public employees in the California Public Employee Retirement System...
  • Friends of the Libraries: The library needs your help

    You can make a difference. Dale Braun does. Although most volunteers don't keep track of things like this, Dale has counted the number of passport photos she has taken in the almost five years she has volunteered at the Donald Dungan Library in Costa...
  • 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...
  • New state laws could spur gun-show attendance

    The Crossroads of the West gun show returns to the Orange County Fairgrounds this weekend, and gun enthusiasts are expected to be out in force buying up weapons and ammo amid concerns of ever-tightening gun legislation. Earlier this week, California...
  • Fish Fry brings Newport-Mesa residents together

    Fish Fry brings Newport-Mesa residents together
    Locals had their first taste of summer this weekend, and it had a distinctly fishy flavor. It was also lightly battered and crisped to perfection, visitors to Fairview Park for the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club's 66th annual Fish Fry and Carnival...
  • Pension panel member resigns

    A member of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee recently resigned his seat, citing difficulties with his other commitments. Shawn Dewane left the council-appointed position in late May because of a scheduling conflict, according to committee's...
  • Market performance drives up Newport's pension costs

    Weak investment returns will cost the city of Newport Beach around $1.73 million in additional annual pension costs starting next year, officials have calculated. The California Public Employees' Retirement System, or CalPERS, revised its earnings...