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Brick smashes window of OC mayor's restaurant

An unidentified suspect threw a brick through the window of a restaurant owned by the Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

April 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A vandal threw a brick through the window of a restaurant owned by the mayor of Costa Mesa.

Mayor Gary Monahan has been embroiled in a dispute with city workers after voting in favor of laying off half of Costa Mesa's workforce.

One city worker jumped to his death after getting his pink slip.

No suspects were identified in Saturday's brick throwing incident.

Police said there was a note attached, expressing dissatisfaction with the mayor.

In a statement released Sunday, the Orange County Employees Association and Costa Mesa City Employees Association denounced the vandalism incident, saying they do not condone such violent actions.

"We may have differences of opinion with Mayor Monahan, and we may have different political goals, but this is America, this is our country, and we all have the right to promote our opinions and pursue our goals without fear of this kind of inexcusable repercussion," said OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino in the statement.

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