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NEWS
August 28, 2013
A former Orange County executive officer and budget director will be Costa Mesa's interim finance director, according to a news release issued Wednesday. Stephen Dunivent replaces Bobby Young, who left City Hall this month for a job in the private sector. Young was a 13-year city employee. Dunivent, who starts Sept. 3, lives in Costa Mesa and will serve until Young's permanent replacement is found. Dunivent worked for the Orange County for 35 years and served as the deputy county executive officer from 2007 to 2011.
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NEWS
December 26, 2013
A two-car collision in Costa Mesa on Thursday left both drivers with minor injuries, police said. About 9:30 a.m., a silver Toyota Corolla was pulling out of the Boatyard & Storage, 1672 Placentia Ave., when it hit a black Porsche Cayenne SUV traveling northbound along Placentia toward West 17th Street, on-scene authorities said. The Porsche also hit a tree along Placentia between West 17th and West 16th streets. The area was closed off for more than an hour. Both drivers were men. One was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, the other to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.
NEWS
March 19, 2012
Re. "Letters From The Editor: Show respect on anniversary of Pham's death," March 17: Your column provided a ray of hope for full, accurate coverage of the governance of Costa Mesa. Your promise to "start sharing more of [your reporters'] findings … to get to the bottom of this …" is encouraging. Frankly, I have been in despair over the weak glossing over of the actions of our current City Council. True, there was a buzz a year ago following the unprecedented and unwarranted pink-slipping of half the workforce, and the exclamation point provided by the tragic suicide of Huy Pham, but then it stopped.
NEWS
May 23, 2010
C ould there be a more appropriate acronym than ROCKS, which stands for Recreation on Campus for Kids after School? We'll answer our own rhetorical question with a resounding "no." The city of Costa Mesa's program is solid and safe, a worry-free environment for working families who need someone to supervise their youngsters between the time the school bell rings and Mom and Dad get home from work. ROCKS, which is on the city's chopping block alongside youth sports and recreation programs, should not be rolled away.
SPORTS
By Soraya Nadia McDonald | July 10, 2007
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Costa Mesa National Little League Manager Rob Stillman has no more control over the weather than the next man. But if offered the powers of Helios, the Greek god of the sun, Stillman just might accept. "I think we play better when it's hot," Stillman said after the Costa Mesa Major Division All-Stars lost, 6-2, to Robinwood in the first game of the best-of-three District 62 championship series Monday at Marina Park. The 5:30 p.m. start made for a chilly contest.
SPORTS
August 23, 2012
Costa Mesa vs. Western When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Jim Scott Stadium Key Mustangs: Jr. MLB-FB Oronde Crenshaw; Sr. LG Oscar Reyes; Sr. RB-CB Justin Smith. Key Pioneers: Sr. RB Kyle Manliguis; Sr. QB Chris Zarate; Sr. DE Amosa Masaniai. Breakdown: Costa Mesa kicks off the season looking to win its first season opener since 2001 … The Mustangs will try to beat Western for the first time as the Pioneers hold a 4-0-1 edge in the series … Costa Mesa is coming off its first eight-win season in nine years … The Mustangs made the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs last year, while Western missed the Southwest Division playoffs for the third straight year … Last season, the Pioneers almost upset Corona del Mar, the eventual Southern Division champion, before losing, 22-21, in a nonleague game.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 26, 2012
An initiative created by the Churches Consortium and Vanguard University is attempting to address Costa Mesa's homeless population, one person and one interview at a time. The volunteer-run YOU Count program involves taking a census of the city's homeless population, followed by in-person interviews. The program is in its first year after a trial run last year. The census portion began Monday. About 50 people took to the streets early that morning to provide an estimate of how many homeless are in the city.
NEWS
November 12, 2013
A new Bruxie eatery will open Nov. 19 in Costa Mesa, according to a news release. The restaurant, known for its sandwiches made with waffles instead of bread, will occupy a location on 17th Street at Santa Ana Avenue. The first Bruxie opened in 2010 in Old Towne Orange. Other Southern California locations include Huntington Beach, Irvine and Chino Hills. Nothing on the menu exceeds $10; salads, shakes and sundaes are offered in addition to the sandwiches. Bruxie's Rancho Santa Margarita location closed Monday because of construction deficiencies and ongoing maintenance issues that forced litigation with the landlord, said Bruxie managing partner Dean Simon.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
Costa Mesa's General Fund finished the previous fiscal year with at least a $7-million surplus, according to a news release. The announcement, released late Tuesday night and mentioned during the City Council meeting, cited preliminary audited numbers for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which ended in June. Officials credited the amount to having "higher-than-expected revenues and disciplined spending. " "We are proud to deliver this significant surplus," said city CEO Tom Hatch in a prepared statement.
NEWS
By Steve Mensinger | August 19, 2013
Re. "Commentary: I see shades of Bell in Costa Mesa," (Aug. 12): Do not forget community organizer Saul Alinsky's second-most-important rule, after ridicule: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. " For many supporters of our employee unions, effective arguments are not just facts and logic. They are rhetoric and shiny objects. Today there are plenty of worthwhile debates in Costa Mesa. How much of the city's annual budget should go to infrastructure?
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