DA Arrests Investigators Who Tried to Ensnare Councilmen

Christopher J. Lanzillo and Scott Impola, who worked for a law firm retained by the Costa Mesa Police Officers Association, where charged with four felonies relating to their alleged efforts to trap two Costa Mesa councilmen in embarrassing or illegal acts.

Councilwomen Bash Newly Proposed Public Speaker Rules

The ordinance, under consideration by Costa Mesa City Council, would ban “unduly repetitive” public comments. Councilwomen Wendy Leece and Sandy Genis call it an attempt to restrict Mayor Jim Righeimer’s critics.

Righeimer Calls for Truce With Costa Mesa City Workers

After being beaten in the courts and battered at the ballot box over an unprecedented plan to outsource Costa Mesa City Hall, the City Council’s ideological leader is calling for a truce with the labor unions he famously confronted.