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  • Commentary: Costa Mesa would be harmed by a city charter

    Pensions, pensions, pensions. Isn't it interesting that Costa Mesa is embroiled in political controversy that, in a microcosmic sense, reflects exactly what is going on throughout the nation?
  • Mailbag: Readers sound off on local elections

    Costa Mesa is safer than candidate implies I voted for Katrina Foley the last time she ran for Costa Mesa City Council, before she quit halfway through her second term. I won't be voting for her again on Tuesday. As a liberal Democrat, she's been a...

    Costa Mesa DUI arrests plummet after special police team is disbanded

    Costa Mesa police describe their city as an ideal incubator for drunk drivers. There's a thriving bar scene. The 55 Freeway ends in the city, dumping cars onto Newport Boulevard. And impaired motorists leaving nearby beach towns cut through, looking for...

    Newport council to consider faster pension payoff

    The Newport Beach City Council will consider a plan Tuesday night to more quickly fund employee pensions. Instead of rolling forward the unfunded pension liability — the difference between the amount the city will owe in retirement benefits and...

    Commentary: Charter would give Costa Mesa autonomy from state

    Costa Mesa has $228 million in unfunded pension liability, money we owe to past and present city employees. At present employee costs, including pension liability payments, consume more than 80% of our city's annual income, with pension costs...