There's been a good deal of commotion about a pair of teenage Costa Mesa hikers who went missing in South County after Easter. Though the hikers were rescued after a five-day search, and drugs were allegedly found in one of their cars, the truly unfortunate part of this story is that a rescue worker...
As a resident of Huntington Street, I live with the smoke and soot caused by the incessant daily beach fires.
Jake's coaching helped our friend, Jill, clock a personal best at the OC Half Marathon.
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...
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.
Earlier this month, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach announced to its staff that its physicians would no longer be able to perform elective abortions at the hospital ("Hoag: no more elective abortions,"...
Finally! A viable solution for the homeless experience.
When I was a little girl, my mother would have us weave ribbons into our strawberry baskets and fill them with flowers. We'd then sneak up to our neighbors' homes, ring the bell and leave our beautiful little bouquets on their doorsteps.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let's take a moment this month to consider some facts: 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder. One in 4 adults experience a mental health disorder in a given year, and a staggering 1 in 17 adults live with severe mental illness, such as...
Re. "Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence," (May 5): I was surprised no mention was made of the reason the Federal Emergency Management Agency revised its flood maps...
Re. "D.A. charges missing hiker with meth possession" (May 1): We should be thankful for the news that drug possession charges were filed April 30 against one of the two lost hikers, Nicolas...
What an amazing month in Newport Beach!
I read with interest the story "Flood risk: Bane of Balboa's existence," (May 5). About a century ago, a fast talking, fly-by-night entrepreneur named William Collins dredged up a swamp and...
It's 4 a.m. Sunday. Evie calls.
I know my story is not unique, but that is all the more reason to tell it. I grew up in the Boy Scouts of America and from the time I was a small child my mother was the Den Leader of our Cub Scout troop until I went off to college, and I was proud to have earned my Eagle Scout badge.
The big news Friday morning was a proposed mayors-only meeting with South Coast Air Quality Management District board member and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.
It is pretty amazing that people buy houses in an internationally recognized vacation spot and then don't like tourists. I remember when the residents above Big Corona wanted to stop tourists from parking on the streets.
With completion of the Newport Beach Civic Center, the city of Newport Beach has a civic landmark in which it can take pride.
Imagine being told at age 10 that you have Type 1 diabetes, that you have to monitor your blood sugar, inject yourself with insulin four times a day and become obsessive about everything that goes into your body.
Here we sit at market highs.
I have been a resident of Orange County for 37 years and have frequently enjoyed the beach and the fire rings.
Here we go again, but in the opinion of Costa Mesans for Responsible Government (CM4RG), we're getting off on the wrong foot again.
Saturday, April 20, 5:55 a.m. I pull into the parking lot for our weekly distance run.
This letter is a response to "It's A Gray Area: Minimum Wages cause more harm than good," (April 19) by James P. Gray in the Daily Pilot.
Costa Mesa, according to recent statistics, has 60% renters and 40% home owners — a ratio that has bothered many elected officials for years.
It has only been six months since the first proposed Costa Mesa city charter was defeated by 60% of the voters, but on Tuesday the Costa Mesa City Council held a study session with the first question being, "Should Costa Mesa pursue becoming a charter city?"
President Obama announced in January a plan to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, saying Afghan forces will take the lead in securing the country while our troops shift to a support role.
Re. "Newport hotel wins vast support," (April 24):
When I was growing up in Costa Mesa in the '70s and '80s, I remember the days of poor air quality and smog alerts.
A note from Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle: This week, city officials and others gathered at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club to celebrate the completion of the Lower Bay dredging project. By investing in a community effort in the protection and conservation of our waterways, we...
Today, while doing errands, I noted with great sadness the many United States flags being flown at half-staff around our city in honor of the victims of the violence in Boston.
Originally, I had anticipated writing about Earth Day and the obligation that people of faith have to care for God's creation. After all, if we cannot be the prophetic voice and model an earth-conscious life, how can we possibly honor our God? And yet, the events of this week demand reflection.
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District does many things right, but spending money while crying poverty is not one of them.
It's not every day that one meets a hero. And it's not every day that one graces our California coastal city of Newport Beach.
It’s possible that fire rings on the beach are a major contributor to air pollution. But there's reason to doubt it, especially since air regulators don't appear to have been worried about the venerable tradition of the Southern California beach bonfire until the city of Newport Beach got into...
You should consider going to the movies to see "42," the new film about baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
I live in Huntington Beach, about two blocks from the beach. I am not a wealthy person trying to keep others from beach traditions.
A marathon brings tens of thousands of runners to a single spot in a celebration of human energy, work ethic and common joy.
Re. "Harlan: Stop focusing on boosting homeownership," April 14: