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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • For The Record

    Painting: In the May 22 edition, one of the photos from Sunday's Balboa Island Art Walk incorrectly listed Christine Hooker as the artist of a "tall two-piece painting" depicting a woman in a dress. It is Stephanie Godbey's work. Pensions: The May 19...
  • Newport council approves pension changes for firefighters

    Newport Beach firefighters will pay more toward their pensions, and newly hired firefighters will receive less in their retirement, according to a union contract the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday. With the increased contributions and a less...
  • Mansoor, Rush debate issues at forum in Laguna Beach

    LAGUNA BEACH — Two State Assembly candidates for the 74th District espoused nearly identical fiscal positions at a forum Friday night, but diverged sharply on social issues. Democrat Bob Rush played well with the left-leaning audience at an event...