William Lobdell's column reached me in Northern California and had me laughing out loud in delight ["Commentary: Bacall, Bogart and the Daily Pilot columnist," Aug. 21] He wrote about Lauren...
The last days of summer are upon us, and as people try to eek out one last (or first) trip to the beach for the season, lifeguards are prepared for huge surf and large crowds.
Newport Beach's current City Council is filled with self-proclaimed Republicans — fiscally conservative, against big government — and they want to just leave people alone and keep the government out of people's lives.
Robin Williams' suicide is a tragedy that broke the hearts of his family and friends and an entire nation. But with the stunning revelation that the famous comedian had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the actor's death is particularly hard felt in the Parkinson's community.
The invitation offered a "free gourmet meal exclusively for people with neuropathy symptoms."
Thursday is trash day in our neighborhood. After the CR&R truck went down the block in front of my house, I saw the driver leave his stopped vehicle carrying a bucket of sand and sweep the sand onto dark spots in the street corresponding to where the truck had stopped to pick up trash...
The Newport Beach City Council seems to have a problem. Its left hand doesn't seem to know what its right hand is doing.
I am sick and tired of the Daily Pilot printing commentaries written by candidates for public office. The Pilot and, I assume, its sister newspapers are providing free campaign platforms to these candidates.
I have read Andy Smith's "Charter would give us 'home rule'" in the Aug. 3 Daily Pilot, and unlike Smith, I oppose the proposed charter (Measure O). I oppose it for several reasons, but primarily I...
Has anyone noticed the traffic getting worse? As I was sitting in traffic the other day, I thought about how our streets look better, with the new plants and new cement medians, but they don't seem to do much to alleviate the burgeoning amount of traffic that is now pretty much constant.
A new bike lane being built near Corona del Mar High School and Our Lady Queen of Angels neared completion last week, according to Newport Beach staff.
Never doubt the value of the celebrity connection when it comes to charitable fundraising. Even in this age of over-exposure, star power sells.
This time each year, I reflect back to previous Long Point Race Weeks, and this year's event — which took place last weekend — was another extraordinary regatta.
With the next Feet to the Fire Forum just around the corner for Costa Mesa council candidates, political rumblings are starting to surface.
A few years ago, I read about laugh therapy. People met and laughed, not at anything in particular — just laughed. "Ridiculous," I thought.
Like many other toll roads across the nation, those in Orange County have gone cashless. Motorists who aren't equipped with a transponder are supposed to set up an online credit card account with the Transportation Corridor Agencies — their license plates are read automatically and their...
The school board recently made one of those unpopular but necessary decisions of the post-Isla Vista, post-Sandy Hook, post-Fort Hood, post-Aurora, post-Virginia Tech, post-Littleton, post-etc. world.
Community service isn't what it used to be. You sign up for a city committee these days and you're met with brickbats and backhands, critiques and criticism, not to mention marathon meetings. Sometimes you deserve the criticism, sometimes you don't.
As you've likely read, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. They did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that will allow more people to carry guns...
The alleged cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School is an interesting case study in how students in one of the county's top-performing high schools responded to intense pressure to succeed. We're talking about a world where some children feel like their lives are over if they don't gain...
We're not yet prepared to endorse or oppose a proposal to build homeless housing at Civic Center Park in Costa Mesa. The idea shows great promise and warrants serious review, but we'll reserve final judgment until more specifics become available.
Newport-Mesa public school parent, writer
An experienced boater, yacht broker and boating columnist
Longtime Costa Mesa resident