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By Eleanor Egan | February 1, 2014
Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you. The actions of the City Council majority form a pattern. They whip up a financial crisis, which they claim can only be resolved by getting rid of people they don't want around. Soon after the 2010 election put the Tea Party in power in Costa Mesa, the new majority announced a financial crisis over pension obligations.
NEWS
March 29, 2011
The state Department of Education has created a new webpage to give taxpayers a look at the budget cuts and teacher layoffs happening across California. The department created a "School Financial Emergency" page on its website to keep state residents up-to-date on the "dire fiscal situation facing the state's public school system," according to a news release from the department. The webpage gives an introduction into the financial crisis in education, a tally of educators let go across the state and a county-by-county look at the budget cuts each district faces.
NEWS
May 24, 2000
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- The city's $126-million budget for the new fiscal year will remain about the same as last year, in a continuing effort to replenish reserves depleted during the mid-1990s financial crisis. "It's still streamlined quite a bit," said Administrative Services Director Dennis Danner, who drafted the proposal. "In terms of raw dollars, it's almost the same." Overall, the city's finances have stabilized and even improved in some areas.
NEWS
July 29, 2009
UC Irvine Intercollegiate Athletics, faced with cost-cutting measures due to the state economic crisis, is discontinuing several of its sports programs, effective Saturday. The five affected sports are men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s rowing, and sailing. These moves reduce the number of intercollegiate sports sponsored at UCI to 18 (nine men’s and nine women’s), which ranks in the upper half of the Big West Conference.
NEWS
September 24, 2008
Lawmakers and the Bush Administration are talking about a comprehensive plan to bail out financial institutions by acquiring all of the bad debt that is threatening to torpedo them. The hope is that by backing up the financial system this way, the government would later be able to sell off the bad assets and recover taxpayer money. Do you think this is the way to go, or is there some other solution to the financial crisis?   The financial crisis is very, very severe.
NEWS
July 20, 2011
As a Baby Boomer, I am ashamed and embarrassed by those in my generation who are so selfishly fueling this no-more-taxes, no-matter-what movement. Our parents, and our grandparents, taxed themselves to build all the schools, libraries and highways that we so take for granted, even though it meant forgoing the vacation to Hawaii (forget the south of France) or the new car (forget the vacation home). Now it's our turn. Having enjoyed the benefits of the finest state education system in the country (have we forgotten that in California that is exactly what we used to have?
LOCAL
By Steve Smith | January 19, 2009
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, Sen. John McCain suspended his presidential campaign, including a planned debate two days later, so he could go to Washington and participate in the talks to bail out the economy with federal funds. At the time, McCain was heavily criticized for the move. It was called a “political stunt” and the mainstream media found him guilty of overreacting. But history is often kind to those who show patience. McCain took decisive personal action to try to correct the economic crisis and is increasingly acknowledged as one of the few politicians with the foresight to see it for what it was. He was able to do that because he had experience handling another serious financial crisis.
NEWS
By: | September 16, 2005
We are becoming the MTV Laguna It becomes increasingly frustrating to read the letters and articles in our local papers these days, as they continue to reflect the changing climate in our beloved town. This is made crystal clear by the ongoing griping about "view loss" as displayed on the cover article in last week's Coastline Pilot. I'm not surprised Chris Toy is in shadow in the photo -- I'd be ashamed to show my face too if I lived in such splendor and was complaining about view loss.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | October 28, 2008
Jon Beccarelli, 32, felt embarrassed when he walked into Share our Selves’ medical clinic in Costa Mesa on Friday. Beccarelli, who has a serious, long-standing thyroid condition, has relied on company health insurance to pay for his treatment for years; but he recently lost his sales job when his employer, Wickes Furniture, went out of business. To get his prescription medication, Beccarelli sought a doctor at Share our Selves, a local nonprofit whose volunteers offer free social, medical and dental services.
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By Eleanor Egan | February 1, 2014
Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you. The actions of the City Council majority form a pattern. They whip up a financial crisis, which they claim can only be resolved by getting rid of people they don't want around. Soon after the 2010 election put the Tea Party in power in Costa Mesa, the new majority announced a financial crisis over pension obligations.
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NEWS
July 20, 2011
As a Baby Boomer, I am ashamed and embarrassed by those in my generation who are so selfishly fueling this no-more-taxes, no-matter-what movement. Our parents, and our grandparents, taxed themselves to build all the schools, libraries and highways that we so take for granted, even though it meant forgoing the vacation to Hawaii (forget the south of France) or the new car (forget the vacation home). Now it's our turn. Having enjoyed the benefits of the finest state education system in the country (have we forgotten that in California that is exactly what we used to have?
NEWS
March 29, 2011
The state Department of Education has created a new webpage to give taxpayers a look at the budget cuts and teacher layoffs happening across California. The department created a "School Financial Emergency" page on its website to keep state residents up-to-date on the "dire fiscal situation facing the state's public school system," according to a news release from the department. The webpage gives an introduction into the financial crisis in education, a tally of educators let go across the state and a county-by-county look at the budget cuts each district faces.
NEWS
July 29, 2009
UC Irvine Intercollegiate Athletics, faced with cost-cutting measures due to the state economic crisis, is discontinuing several of its sports programs, effective Saturday. The five affected sports are men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s rowing, and sailing. These moves reduce the number of intercollegiate sports sponsored at UCI to 18 (nine men’s and nine women’s), which ranks in the upper half of the Big West Conference.
LOCAL
By Steve Smith | January 20, 2009
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, Sen. John McCain suspended his presidential campaign, including a planned debate two days later, so he could go to Washington and participate in the talks to bail out the economy with federal funds. At the time, McCain was heavily criticized for the move. It was called a “political stunt” and the mainstream media found him guilty of overreacting. But history is often kind to those who show patience. McCain took decisive personal action to try to correct the economic crisis and is increasingly acknowledged as one of the few politicians with the foresight to see it for what it was. He was able to do that because he had experience handling another serious financial crisis.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | October 28, 2008
Jon Beccarelli, 32, felt embarrassed when he walked into Share our Selves’ medical clinic in Costa Mesa on Friday. Beccarelli, who has a serious, long-standing thyroid condition, has relied on company health insurance to pay for his treatment for years; but he recently lost his sales job when his employer, Wickes Furniture, went out of business. To get his prescription medication, Beccarelli sought a doctor at Share our Selves, a local nonprofit whose volunteers offer free social, medical and dental services.
NEWS
September 24, 2008
Lawmakers and the Bush Administration are talking about a comprehensive plan to bail out financial institutions by acquiring all of the bad debt that is threatening to torpedo them. The hope is that by backing up the financial system this way, the government would later be able to sell off the bad assets and recover taxpayer money. Do you think this is the way to go, or is there some other solution to the financial crisis?   The financial crisis is very, very severe.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey and Chris Caesar | December 5, 2007
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore said he won’t turn down a pay hike despite state budget problems some say could lead to service cuts. Four state senators and nine assemblymen have officially turned down a roughly $3,000 pay raise amid concerns over a tight budget. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has warned of a $10 billion budget deficit next year. The raise is primarily a cost-of-living increase, DeVore said, and is slightly less than inflation. “I work very hard as a state assemblyman,” DeVore said.
NEWS
By: | September 16, 2005
We are becoming the MTV Laguna It becomes increasingly frustrating to read the letters and articles in our local papers these days, as they continue to reflect the changing climate in our beloved town. This is made crystal clear by the ongoing griping about "view loss" as displayed on the cover article in last week's Coastline Pilot. I'm not surprised Chris Toy is in shadow in the photo -- I'd be ashamed to show my face too if I lived in such splendor and was complaining about view loss.
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