As the Daily Pilot reported, the Newport Beach City Council met in a study session regarding future permits for jetpack operations in Newport Harbor ("Newport won't ban jetpacks in harbor, but...
I have read blogger Geoff West's Feb. 21 commentary, "Push for Fairview Park survey is just a ploy,
It's easy to get weighed down by all the awful things people do to each other. Sometimes it seems like that's all we hear about.
Re. "As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help," (Feb. 26):
Diplomacy would advance the digital debate
At a recent town hall meeting addressing the residential permit parking program planned for a seven-block area of the Balboa Peninsula, a moderator was asked how many residents live in the affected area. I was astonished when an answer couldn't be given.
On March 10, the Newport Beach City Council will hold a study session to discuss nuisance and crime problems on the Balboa Peninsula associated with the concentration of liquor licenses there.
I became fired up when I received my sample ballot in the mail and saw that we had only Republicans running in the special election for the 37th District. I joined the race as a write-in candidate because I want to give Democrats and all other voters a better choice for state Senate.
One of the major reasons that good citizens do not run for public office is that they don't like the negativity seen in most campaigns. A more troubling concern is when the mudslinging is inaccurate.
When I was a kid I had very little in the way of organized, adult-supervised activities outside of school, and my parents certainly did not obsess over my every move.
I recently attended a conference in Montecito titled "Why Water Is Sacred."
Q: My sister and I had a falling out a few years ago and haven't spoken since. But this past Christmas we ran into each other at a party, and she said it was silly for us to keep on like this. However, she also made it plain that she wasn't going to apologize, and I'm certainly not going to...
Q: I'm 67 and I haven't been able to pray for months. I read your column each week, and I note many comments that speak to me. I do believe in God, his endless love and power and his tremendous sacrifice so my sins would be forgiven.
Not sure how many of you were on the harbor last weekend and noticed all the Pleuroncodes planipes, or red crabs, doing their thing. By Monday afternoon, it appeared that they had little to no life left in them.
Costa Mesa City Hall recently decided not to broadcast the Oct. 2 political forum sponsored by the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group. The city's election counsel had concerns about dedicating public funds and city staff time toward political events or activities.
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...
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