Costa Messy: A Timeline

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Chasen Marshall

November 2010: Jim Righeimer elected to Costa Mesa city council. Katrina Foley elected to Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education and eventually resigns her city council position. Righeimer appoints Steve Mensinger, a former business partner, to the position.

WEB EXTRA: In this week's cover story (click here to read in its entirety), Staff Writer Chasen Marshall presents scenes from the civic dissolution of America's latest public-employee battleground. We've been tracking the events unfolding in Costa Mesa for some time now, click through these slides to catch up. Words by Chasen Marshall.