What is most intriguing about ("Commentary: Nanny state in schools lessens education,"
Re. "Righeimer Wins Seat by 47 Votes," (Nov. 19): We worked very hard to get candidate Jay Humphrey into office, and am so sorry he lost by only 47 votes. I guess we will just have to...
Slow down, you move too fast… — Simon and Garfunkel, "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
On Nov. 4, the California Department of Education revealed its list of the state's 1,000 worst-performing schools. Four schools in our Newport-Mesa district made the list, all of them in Costa Mesa. They are College Park, Rea, Whittier...
I'm walking in Arlington National Cemetery on the Sunday before Veteran's Day. I can feel the weather changing and within minutes have to put on my coat again as I make my way across the grounds.
This year the NFL raised the profile of head injuries in contact sports, highlighting the prevalence of concussions on the field and kicking off concern among parents of high school and club sports athletes.
If you think about it, all people (except psychopaths) live their lives with the libertarian values of persuasion instead of coercion.
Whew. What an election!
I just had a run-in with Costa Mesa City Code Enforcement, and to my surprise, the encounter was quite pleasant.
We would like to defend the bunny rabbits in civic center park.
I'm sitting in the airport and I have a few minutes before I need to catch my flight home from my first couple of days in Sacramento as an Assembly member-elect.
Councilman-elect Scott Peotter wants to get rid of Newport Beach's concrete bunnies. He says he's never met anyone who likes them. I would be happy to meet Peotter.
Councilman-elect Scott Peotter's initial plan upon taking office is to get rid of the concrete bunnies in the upper reaches of the Newport Beach Civic Center park.
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Re. "Councilman-elect Peotter: Newport Civic Center 'bunnies' should go," I am resting much easier this morning, knowing that my relatives in Newport Beach are in the hands (figuratively)...
Try and rebuff a child's please-please-please plea for a dog.
This season, you could protect yourself from the flu by holding your breath on elevators and avoiding touching handrails, doorknobs, faucets, arm rests, keyboards, money, mail and anyone wishing to shake your hand.
Lost in the middle of the midterm election coverage was a major press conference by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing a $150-million infusion into the Big Apple's 94 worst-performing schools, creating community schools.
A new juice bar could be opening at 2744 East Coast Highway in a space formerly occupied by a dry-cleaning business.
On the street where I am temporarily staying in London, a newsletter arrives through the mailbox every few months. It details the neighborhood news, is often unintentionally hilarious (the last one had a single line about a local bakery running out of bread by 10:30 a.m., and the previous one...
Is humanity headed in the wrong direction? One could easily argue that with every technological advancement, another family goes hungry because of the obsolescence of the handmade concept.
I'm writing on behalf of the Banning Ranch Conservancy in response to a full-page ad by Newport Banning Ranch LLC on page A14 of the Oct. 26 edition of the Daily Pilot. Specifically, the statement of concern in the ad is: "Industrial sites don't clean themselves."
Re. "Commentary: Look at the changes — just what Costa Mesa needs," (Oct. 21): I do believe I have just been insulted for living on the Westside and liking it.
Two hunters are running from a grizzly. Al pauses and pulls off his heavy boots.
World Mental Health Day was Oct. 10, and instead of celebrating how far we have come in the mental-health field, I've been dwelling on the stigma that is still heavily associated with it.
Can you handle the truth? Recently we had another school shooting in this country.
I've said it before, and it's time to say it again: Terrorism works.
On Election Day, I will be voting in favor of Measure Y. Here's why I think Measure Y offers a valuable amendment to the current general plan.
Costa Mesa is safer than candidate implies
Being elected to the Newport Beach City Council or even being appointed to fill a vacancy or serve on a commission in no way conveys any special omniscience.
As a District 4 resident representative on the 2006 General Plan Advisory Committee, I worked with the Newport Beach City Council to ensure that the final buildout development allotments at Newport Center did not generate traffic to exceed the six-lane capacities of Pacific Coast Highway, Jamboree...
As an accountant, I am fairly cognizant of the numbers and financial issues being brought up in the City Council election in Newport Beach.
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Re. "Ex-Costa Mesa worker in another flap over campaign signs," Oct. 23: As stated in the article, "During the heated 2012 City Council race, (former city employee Steven) White allegedly was...
When it comes to endorsements, the employee associations usually stay with what they know, instead of what might be.
It was standing room only at the Civic Center the other night as Speak-Up Newport hosted a debate on Measure Y.
I am responding to the written piece presented by Eric Bever in the Daily Pilot ("Commentary: Employee unions are paying for Costa Mesa political mail," Oct. 22). As usual, he presents one side...
Councilman Ed Selich's commentary about Measure Y is misleading in the extreme ("Commentary: Why I Support Newport Beach Measure Y," Oct. 20).
Pensions, pensions, pensions. Isn't it interesting that Costa Mesa is embroiled in political controversy that, in a microcosmic sense, reflects exactly what is going on throughout the nation?