Newport Beach sits just to the south/southeast
west of the oh-so-troubled city of Costa Mesa. It's a city full of pretty people and prettier cars. It has 10 miles of coastline. Its population is 90-plus percent white and the median value of a home is said to exceed $1 million. And yet, just like Costa Mesa, it's considering layoffs as a means to help trim $9.4 million from the budget.