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By Mary Ellen Goddard | May 30, 2013
"Libraries are not a destination, they are the transportation. The Grand Central Station of every great city and town. " This was a comment by a reader in praise of a Forbes Magazine article, " Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More " published in January 2013. And though the article was mostly about publishers and libraries needing to work together to benefit both, the point I felt this quote described was that "Without libraries to encourage new readers, foster book groups and promote communities of reading, publishers will find fewer readers for their biggest titles, and readers will have more difficulty discovering works not on the bestseller list.
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By David Pearse | May 13, 2010
In response to Jamshed H. Dastur’s column about the loss of the middle class (Sounding Off: “America weaker with loss of the middle class,” May 5): Though Dastur claims American companies take jobs overseas, the American economy remained at full employment right up to the housing meltdown. So no matter how many jobs were outsourced, there were still plenty of jobs for anyone who wanted to work. Dastur says American corporations “pay little or no taxes.
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By Michael Miller | August 18, 2006
Jim Moreno has gone places in his political career. He's handled budgets for the supervisor of Los Angeles. He's sat on citizens' advisory boards for the city of Huntington Beach and the California Highway Patrol. Twice, he's run for elected office. Now, this fall, Moreno is returning to his roots. Moreno, 61, is in the running for the Coast Community College District's board of trustees, seeking the post that incumbent George Brown plans to vacate in November. As a product of the community college system, the Huntington Beach resident said he wants to help give back what he's received.
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By Alan Blank | October 10, 2008
With about 20,000 more Republicans than Democrats registered in his state assembly district, few people expect Democratic candidate Ken Arnold to unseat Assemblyman Van Tran, but the computer programmer and businessman thinks he could bring some pragmatism to the office. Because he has experience running a business and dealing with technology, Arnold thinks he can make some practical changes that improve government efficiency and reform business regulations in ways that transcend partisan politics.
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August 8, 2012
Re. "405 plan may be amended," (Aug. 7): Oh boy, here we go again. Those money-hungry public agencies never give up, from the Orange County Transportation Authority up through the ranks to Sacramento. Your front-page article failed to clearly define what the proposed Alternative "3-A" was really all about: not just requiring bridges be torn down, but, greedily protecting the other ingredient that citizens and cities disliked about Alternate 3 - toll lanes. California's freeways are our vital arteries to everything and everywhere: work, pleasure, shopping, vacations, the rest of the world, everything.
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By Steve Smith | June 28, 2010
There was an attempt at last Tuesday's meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council to inject some strategic business thinking into the budget deficit challenge, but it died for lack of understanding. Instead, residents witnessed desperation and disorientation as the council used its last fingers and toes to hold back the red ink piercing the city's budget dike. There were no memorable moments at this meeting, unless you count Mayor Allan Mansoor breaking his "no-new-taxes" pledge as momentous.
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Re. " Commentary: Tactics from the union playbook stay the same," (Aug. 29): An odd incident that may or may not have any connection whatsoever to any labor union is being hyped to promote an insidious antiunion agenda. Even if one were to accept, however ludicrous the accusation, that this was some kind of stunt (no crime has been alleged, as yet) being pulled off by the Costa Mesa Police Assn., does it justify vilifying all labor unions and the entire union movement? Did the criminal plunder of billions of dollars at Enron justify demonizing and/or abolishing the entire free market system?
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November 30, 2002
An open letter to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Mr. Congressman: I write to you in the public forum because I feel that this may be my only way to get your attention. Over the last several months I have sent you three e-mails and one rather long letter explaining my views on a number of important issues. To date, I have not had a single response from you -- not even a computer-generated form e-mail. If there has been some difficulty with your computer system or with mail getting to the Capitol, I apologize for this letter; if not, then I have a few thoughts on the subject.
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By Mary Ellen Goddard | May 30, 2013
"Libraries are not a destination, they are the transportation. The Grand Central Station of every great city and town. " This was a comment by a reader in praise of a Forbes Magazine article, " Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More " published in January 2013. And though the article was mostly about publishers and libraries needing to work together to benefit both, the point I felt this quote described was that "Without libraries to encourage new readers, foster book groups and promote communities of reading, publishers will find fewer readers for their biggest titles, and readers will have more difficulty discovering works not on the bestseller list.
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By Bradley Zint | February 9, 2013
Sixth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Billy Folsom grows his goatee distinctively long in memory of a fellow Costa Mesa employee whose suicide became the tragic emblem of a city in turmoil. In his last chat with 29-year-old Huy Pham before his fatal jump from City Hall amid widespread layoff notices, Folsom remembers hearing Pham speak of his relative, who had such long facial hair that he could stroke it in times of thought.
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Re. " Commentary: Tactics from the union playbook stay the same," (Aug. 29): An odd incident that may or may not have any connection whatsoever to any labor union is being hyped to promote an insidious antiunion agenda. Even if one were to accept, however ludicrous the accusation, that this was some kind of stunt (no crime has been alleged, as yet) being pulled off by the Costa Mesa Police Assn., does it justify vilifying all labor unions and the entire union movement? Did the criminal plunder of billions of dollars at Enron justify demonizing and/or abolishing the entire free market system?
NEWS
August 8, 2012
Re. "405 plan may be amended," (Aug. 7): Oh boy, here we go again. Those money-hungry public agencies never give up, from the Orange County Transportation Authority up through the ranks to Sacramento. Your front-page article failed to clearly define what the proposed Alternative "3-A" was really all about: not just requiring bridges be torn down, but, greedily protecting the other ingredient that citizens and cities disliked about Alternate 3 - toll lanes. California's freeways are our vital arteries to everything and everywhere: work, pleasure, shopping, vacations, the rest of the world, everything.
NEWS
By Steve Smith | June 28, 2010
There was an attempt at last Tuesday's meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council to inject some strategic business thinking into the budget deficit challenge, but it died for lack of understanding. Instead, residents witnessed desperation and disorientation as the council used its last fingers and toes to hold back the red ink piercing the city's budget dike. There were no memorable moments at this meeting, unless you count Mayor Allan Mansoor breaking his "no-new-taxes" pledge as momentous.
NEWS
By David Pearse | May 13, 2010
In response to Jamshed H. Dastur’s column about the loss of the middle class (Sounding Off: “America weaker with loss of the middle class,” May 5): Though Dastur claims American companies take jobs overseas, the American economy remained at full employment right up to the housing meltdown. So no matter how many jobs were outsourced, there were still plenty of jobs for anyone who wanted to work. Dastur says American corporations “pay little or no taxes.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | October 10, 2008
With about 20,000 more Republicans than Democrats registered in his state assembly district, few people expect Democratic candidate Ken Arnold to unseat Assemblyman Van Tran, but the computer programmer and businessman thinks he could bring some pragmatism to the office. Because he has experience running a business and dealing with technology, Arnold thinks he can make some practical changes that improve government efficiency and reform business regulations in ways that transcend partisan politics.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | May 19, 2007
FOR THE RECORD The sub-headline for the original version of this story should have identified the bill as a U.S. Senate proposal for immigration reform. . A federal immigration-reform bill announced Thursday is being touted as comprehensive and bipartisan, but it's likely to be panned by Newport-Mesa's congressmen. While Newport Beach Rep. John Campbell reserved judgment until he sees the bill, Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said it will "increase the overall flow of immigrants, both legal and illegal."
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