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By Britney Barnes | November 7, 2012
The Coast Community College District initially appears to have won a $698-million bond measure for facilities rehabilitation and construction, but opponents weren't ready Friday to concede with votes still uncounted. The college district's Measure M gained 55.9% of voter's approval with all precincts counted Wednesday evening, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters. At a Measure M party election night, the atmosphere was one of relief that the measure would pass, said district board President Jim Moreno.
NEWS
March 1, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- The school board will ask residents to pass a $110-million bond to repair deteriorating schools -- the first of its kind in the history of the 35-year-old district. In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Board of Education decided to put the bond measure before voters June 6 in a special election. If passed, the bond would fund major repairs to all of Newport-Mesa's 29 schools, including the replacement of leaky roofs and outdated plumbing, upgrading electrical systems and stabilizing buildings against the threat of earthquakes.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | August 19, 2005
When the Newport-Mesa Unified School District voted unanimously last week to approve a $282-million bond measure -- recently christened Measure F -- some in the community furrowed their brows at the plan for more site renovations. The Measure A bond, approved in 2000, allotted $110 million to clean and upgrade Newport-Mesa's schools, a construction project that is still continuing, with completion expected within two years. Those who helped to conceive Measure A claim that even as the district laid out that plan, it foresaw a second round in the future.
NEWS
September 22, 2002
Paul Clinton A handful of Newport Beach environmentalists joined their Surf City compatriots Thursday evening at a fund-raiser for a statewide bond measure expected to provide funding for coastal projects. Former councilwoman Jean Watt, Crystal Cove activist Laura Davick and ocean and ficus tree activist Jan Vandersloot attended the event at the Waterfront Hilton Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. Other attendees included Joan Irvine Smith, the heiress turned environmentalist, and members of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, a Huntington Beach group fighting a housing development on wetlands and a mesa on the northwestern border of that city.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 17, 2007
COSTA MESA — The first bond measure in Newport-Mesa history came to a close on Monday morning — not with the blowing of trumpets, not with the cheering of crowds, but rather with the quiet peeling of stickers. At 2 p.m. outside Estancia High School, construction worker Dave Aguirre walked along a row of freshly installed windowpanes and peeled the orange labels off of each one. A handful of co-workers stood off to the side, their equipment packed in the truck. When the last sticker came off, Newport-Mesa officially closed the book on Measure A — seven years, $194.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 5, 2012
The Coast Community College District has put a $698-million bond measure on the November ballot to support facility rehabilitation and construction. Measure M would help the district improve access for people with disabilities; install and repair safety and security equipment; fix leaking roofs and decaying walls; remove asbestos; expand courses in science, technology, engineering and math; upgrade and construct classrooms, laboratories and job training facilities; and improve educational resources for active military and veterans.
NEWS
August 29, 2008
TeWinkle Middle School will have a grand opening ceremony for its new gym next week, a celebration of another project supported by Measure F. The grand opening celebration will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the school in Costa Mesa. The gym was part of 10 projects slated to be supported by the $282-million bond measure, Measure F, and was one of the first projects to be cleared and paid for by the measure. Newport Harbor High School, Estancia High School and elementary school science classrooms were among the other areas that received funding first.
NEWS
April 30, 2002
"To bond or not to bond" is certainly a question deserving a most thorough and publicly crafted answer ("College district to pursue bond," April 27). It's incumbent upon the Coast Community College District governing board to, as a previous editorial spelled out (Editorial, "What exactly does a $344-million bond buy?" April 7) to follow the example of Newport-Mesa Unified School District in identifying the major projects and associated maintenance work that comprise the potential $344-million bond measure.
NEWS
February 2, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- A core group of members of a Newport-Mesa Unified School District committee that recently disbanded have joined forces again in anticipation of an upcoming bond measure. Although the members are hesitant to discuss it prior to a school board vote, a campaign committee has been formed to support the passage of a school bond. Mark Schultheis, co-chair and spokesperson of the former facilities committee, will now assume the same role, as will three others, for the new campaign committee.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | July 15, 2013
In 2005, Newport-Mesa's four high schools were promised new performing arts centers. Since then, Newport Harbor High School's revamped facility opened in 2009. Corona del Mar and Costa Mesa high school's theaters are starting to take shape. But construction on Estancia High School's promised facility won't even start for five to seven years, according to Newport-Mesa Unified School District's chief budget official, Deputy Supt. Paul Reed. "I don't want to seem ungrateful, but at the same time, I don't understand what happened," Estancia drama teacher Pauline Maranian said about the stalled project.
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NEWS
By Britney Barnes | November 7, 2012
The Coast Community College District initially appears to have won a $698-million bond measure for facilities rehabilitation and construction, but opponents weren't ready Friday to concede with votes still uncounted. The college district's Measure M gained 55.9% of voter's approval with all precincts counted Wednesday evening, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters. At a Measure M party election night, the atmosphere was one of relief that the measure would pass, said district board President Jim Moreno.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 5, 2012
The Coast Community College District has put a $698-million bond measure on the November ballot to support facility rehabilitation and construction. Measure M would help the district improve access for people with disabilities; install and repair safety and security equipment; fix leaking roofs and decaying walls; remove asbestos; expand courses in science, technology, engineering and math; upgrade and construct classrooms, laboratories and job training facilities; and improve educational resources for active military and veterans.
NEWS
August 29, 2008
TeWinkle Middle School will have a grand opening ceremony for its new gym next week, a celebration of another project supported by Measure F. The grand opening celebration will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the school in Costa Mesa. The gym was part of 10 projects slated to be supported by the $282-million bond measure, Measure F, and was one of the first projects to be cleared and paid for by the measure. Newport Harbor High School, Estancia High School and elementary school science classrooms were among the other areas that received funding first.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | January 31, 2008
Construction of Costa Mesa High School’s new pool, which had been estimated to begin in 2009, has been delayed until possibly 2010, Newport-Mesa officials said. The pool is one of 10 Newport-Mesa school district projects funded by Measure F, a $282 million bond measure to renovate district schools that voters approved in 2006. The slumping housing market has slowed the district’s ability to sell the bonds, officials said. When bonds are sold, Newport-Mesa taxpayers pay them off through taxes.
NEWS
July 13, 2007
Costa Mesa officials may consider a variety of ways to help raise money for a new library, including a fee applied to new development and a bond measure. Whatever they decide on could give a boost to library supporters, who want to build a 50,000-square-foot central library next to City Hall but have hardly begun to raise the estimated $50 million they'll need. City Council members have been talking about a possible library fee, but it's not expected to generate much cash.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 17, 2007
COSTA MESA — The first bond measure in Newport-Mesa history came to a close on Monday morning — not with the blowing of trumpets, not with the cheering of crowds, but rather with the quiet peeling of stickers. At 2 p.m. outside Estancia High School, construction worker Dave Aguirre walked along a row of freshly installed windowpanes and peeled the orange labels off of each one. A handful of co-workers stood off to the side, their equipment packed in the truck. When the last sticker came off, Newport-Mesa officially closed the book on Measure A — seven years, $194.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | March 12, 2007
A student union building, campus safety offices and other proposed projects may not be in Orange Coast College's near future, as the college district that OCC is a part of has downsized a 2002 bond measure that sought drastic changes at each of its three campuses. When voters passed Measure C more than four years ago, the bond allotted $370 million for renovations in the Coast Community College District, with OCC getting the lion's share of around $200 million. The school has since completed or started work on a number of projects, including the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, the Early Childhood Education Lab School and additions to the sailing center and soccer field.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | January 9, 2007
Smaller learning communities, a software program for students struggling with the high school exit exam and newly hired counselors are among the highlights of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's calendar for 2007 — to say nothing of all those construction vehicles. The first project of Measure F, the largest bond measure in Newport-Mesa history, is set to break ground in early February — just as the last nails are hammered on projects funded by Measure A, the second-largest bond measure.
FEATURES
By By Mark Buchanan | November 17, 2005
Before we move on to the challenge of prioritizing, funding and building new facilities for our schools, we should stop and savor the moment. Our community should be proud of its commitment to our kids and their education. The passage of Measure F, the local school bond measure that was on the Nov. 8 ballot, is a tribute to our values as a community. The vote was very close. If only 1,050 yes voters had not voted, out of 45,000 votes cast, the bond measure would have lost.
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