The signature-gathering phase of the undergrounding petitions in Assessment District 114 and 118 — both Newport Heights areas — is coming to a close.
A city the size of Bishop in population is about to be built on the last few acres of coastal open space in Orange County. The enormous development is proceeding to approval under the radar of many residents of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.
I'm puzzled by the Irvine council's decision not to nickle-and-dime small-business owners by charging $51 for a business license, while everyday residents cover the general fund shortfall.
Barbara Venezia wrote a column June 19 about Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, a self-proclaimed reform candidate who voted to increase spending ("Mayor Pro Tem Dixon's team spirit questioned").
Re: "Commentary: Outside pressures contributed to civic center's rising costs" (June 28):
While Councilwoman Diane Dixon's commentary ("The Civic Center audit will provide a necessary third-party review") in the June 25 edition of the Daily Pilot was much appreciated, keeping...
Re: "Time capsule from 1965 and 1990 surfaces at Estancia High" (June 17):
Online video reflects meeting's pro-undergrounding bias
When my wife was a teenager, she became very concerned with her weight. But her mother told her not to worry. Why? Because she knew her daughter was too astute to let her weight get out of control.
St. James the Great Episcopal Church has been a part of the community for 70 years. It is a beautiful structure for the neighborhood and not an outdated relic.
On June 15, a Newport Beach town hall meeting was held to discuss the fate of the St. James the Great Episcopal Church. The meeting room overflowed with parishioners clad in bright-red shirts that proclaimed "Save St. James the Great."
America has certainly got a long and, well, really quite appealing history of rambling around.
The tree demolition event May 28 at the Balboa Peninsula Point, which resulted in the deaths of nesting egrets and herons, outraged neighborhood residents and bird advocates, who view the act as unthinkable and avoidable.
Opinions on undergrounding are charged on both sides
A unanimous Newport Beach City Council on June 16 approved a third-party audit of the Civic Center project. It was a wise and thoughtful decision by each of my fellow council members.
On June 16, the Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously to initiate an audit of the civic center project, which ended up costing about $140 million.
When Orange County businessman and former Time Magazine Man of the Year Peter Ueberroth was asked by UCLA Anderson School of Management to list his mentors, the first person he named was his wife, Ginny.
Two questions asked at a recent community meeting prompted these thoughts.
Bob McCaffery's recent commentary, "Team Newport is asking the right questions on the council" (June 10), was an interesting exercise in mental gymnastics by McCaffery to rationalize the...
After a long marriage and a fairly amicable divorce, I decided to take a chance on love again.
Open letter to the Newport Beach City Council:
I have now spent 12 weeks representing California's 37th District as a state senator, and I have noticed the state Legislature enjoys meddling in the affairs of Orange County.
The thing about travel is that you must know at the planning stage whether you want to go on a trip or a vacation.
I've lived in Newport Heights for over 40 years. Long ago, several of us began discussing the benefits of underground telephone phones when they were not as common as they are today.
I found Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon's recent column regarding her support of the Newport Beach budget refreshing ("Commentary: Budget process isn't perfect, but council has a record of fiscal...
I will never be a graduation speaker, but if by some miracle I was asked, this would be what I would say.
Opponents of development on Costa Mesa's Westside talk as if the city is paving paradise and putting up a parking lot. They moan about losing wide-open spaces, but in fact the only things being lost are vacant lots full of trash and abandoned buildings that attract vandals and squatters.
The new monthly rent for the apartment I reside in is $1,545, up from $1,395. That is an increase of $150 per month.
One of the most important things to remember about raising children is that you're really raising adults.
It's a small place that is beginning to receive attention by a number of large agencies for the simple reason that it exists as one of the very few empty spaces on local maps, a place with no facilities and few signs and fences.
Yes, there is no doubt that we are in a drought. However, are we robbing the current residents of their water usage at the expense of facilitating these unending high-density housing projects?
Re. the Corona del Mar High school decision to ban the prom draft: I believe the school administration has no jurisdiction in sanctioning the actions of students outside of school. Perhaps school administrators are worried that the school will be profiled as a "bad school," and be subject to bad...
"What was considered a good education 50 years ago … is no longer enough for success in college, career and citizenship in the 21st Century."
I have been a resident on Lido Island for 40 years and can't understand how projects like the new marina on the peninsula could have possibly been approved. This is one of the most horrible excuses for architecture I have ever seen. This structure looks like it came out of "The Jetsons" TV show.
People are forever taking Hollywood and the Left Coast to task for not being serious, for not being, well, deep.
There has been a lot of discussion about Senate Bill 277, which would remove all exemptions from vaccination requirements. The decision to vaccinate should be an informed choice that parents make, not one forced by government.
Thank an environmentalist.
There is a great musical by Steven Sondheim titled "Into the Woods."
Much like a thoroughbred racehorse that comes out of the gate fast but stumbles in the first turn, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act has hit a bureaucratic stumbling block.