Costa Mesa mayor's bar vandalized; he cites City Hall layoffs as motive
Someone threw a brick with a note attached through the window of Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan's business, Skosh Monahan's bar, early Saturday in what he said was an escalation in the protests against cutbacks at Costa Mesa City Hall.
"This wasn't directed at the bar, it was directed at the mayor, at my place of business for actions that I'm doing as mayor," Monahan said Saturday. "That's kind of scary."
At about 3:30 a.m., a Skosh Monahan's employee called police after someone launched a brick through their front-door window with a note taped to it.
Neither Monahan nor police would detail what the note said, but officials said it was critical of Monahan personally and referenced the citywide layoff notices distributed last month. Monahan said the note was a threat against him but would not elaborate.
-- Joseph Serna, Daily Pilot/Times Community News
Photo: Officer Cristina Goodfellow of the Costa Mesa Police Department kneels beside a memorial for city maintenance worker Huy Pham at Costa Mesa City Hall last month. Pham, 29, jumped to his death from the roof of City Hall. Credit: Kent Treptow / Times Community News