As a resident of Huntington Street, I live with the smoke and soot caused by the incessant daily beach fires.
On June 30, 1982, in a letter to the Board of Supervisors , the '81-'82 Orange County Grand Jury referred to the "clanging chains" of that "bureaucracy" in reference to a broken promise made to this jury by the board concerning their lack of response to all Grand Jury final reports within a 60-day...
Jake's coaching helped our friend, Jill, clock a personal best at the OC Half Marathon.
Re. "Records: Man killed in bomb blast had lab equipment," (May 1): Get the facts right! The white powder was flour. He was upset with Pillsbury. We found notes he had written to them complaining...
The state penal system leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and you should have the same reaction as well.
Finally! A viable solution for the homeless experience.
One thing that starkly sets the United States apart from other Western industrial countries is our incarceration rate. Today our country has more than 2.3 million people in jail or prison, which means that, with about 5% of the world's population, we have 25% of its prisoners.
Many of us believe the college admissions process has spiraled out of control. There are also plenty among us who feel that our education system has become too test-centric.
Thanks to all of you who shared with me the most important life lesson you learned from your mother. Here are few that left your hearts and entered my heart:
It's a billboard custom-tailored to grammar buffs. "Every day we help people get back to their everyday," proclaims the ad for Keck Medical Center of USC. In that single sentence, the copy writer does more to help people with grammar than I probably will in this whole column. But I'll give it a...
As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and improve our boating activities and harbor....
Ahoy, and welcome to National Safe Boating Week!
Few events hurt a community more than the death of a sworn police officer. Costa Mesa, which lost 32-year veteran Mike Delgadillo last week to an off-duty car crash, is no exception. Gone is a trusted sentry, a father, a friend. How can those sworn to protect us all perish in flash?
In the weeks following the tragic school shooting in Connecticut and the arrest of a man who allegedly fired 50 rounds into the air at Fashion Island the next day, the Daily Pilot's Forum page has featured multiple letters and comments about guns and school safety. Some folks have called on...
Like everybody, we love a parade. And like everybody in the media, we love a protest.
There's been a good deal of discourse over Newport Beach's recently approved marina fee increase. Plenty of small business owners say their operations faced an unreasonable increase in the "dock tax." We agree that some of the levies may have been too high when first proposed, and it would have been...
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District appears to have made a sound choice in hiring Fred Navarro as its new superintendent. Navarro's resume reflects valuable experience working with under- and high-achieving schools; that type of range should suit him nicely as the leader of a district that...
On Memorial Day, we will again honor Americans who died in service to their country. Many of these men and women were, of course, gay, serving under that shameful compromise known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and in deeper secrecy before that.
Newport-Mesa public school parent, writer
Longtime Costa Mesa resident