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John Canalis

John Canalis is the executive editor of Los Angeles Times Community News, which produces TimesOC, the Daily Pilot, the La Canada Valley Sun, the Burbank Leader and the Glendale News Press. John previously worked in reporting and editing roles at the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Orange County Register and The Times. He also teaches college journalism classes in Orange and Los Angeles counties. John has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Cal State Long Beach and an MBA from Pepperdine University. O.C. office: (714) 966-4607. L.A. office: (818) 637-3234.
Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff to retire at the end of the year

Kiff became city manager in September 2009, working on water quality, Newport Bay dredging, the annexations of Newport Coast and Santa Ana Heights, the extension of the city’s noise agreement with John Wayne Airport, pension reform and construction of the Civic Center complex and library.

Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff to retire at the end of the year

Kiff praised his city employees — there are about 725 — and his managers, saying the next person in his role will “become the leader of one of the best teams of department heads that I have ever known.”

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