I want to point out that many attendees of sober-living meetings arrive by bicycle ("Sober-living business loses bid for permit because of parking," July 22).
There was a time in America when character was critical.
People talk about where they grew up. I spent my memorable childhood years, from 7 to 12, on Citrus Avenue in Los Angeles in the 1950s. That's where I supposedly grew up.
It's nice to be nice. And easy. And contagious.
Assemblyman Matthew Harper's recent commentary on raising the minimum wage ("Wage proposal would hurt economy," July 17) is wrongheaded and misinformed.
I was teaching language arts to five classes at a local middle school several years ago (classes of 36 to 39 students).
Clearly the majority of the members of Congress have forgotten why Iranians hate America. The current Iranian leadership was alive when the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh was overthrown on Aug. 19, 1953.
Imagine you want to write a book. And you do.
Re. "Irvine votes to display 'In God We Trust'" (July 19):
Last week, the Newport City Council discussed changes to the seawalls, which are old, and rising sea levels will top them in some places. The city's engineering summary was professional and complete.
Over half a century after the introduction of modern-day mammography, the screening controversy seems stronger than ever. Heated debates are centered on determining the effects of mammograms on breast cancer mortality, largely based on data that is decades old.
Re: "Ex-campaign treasurer resigns from county board" (July 15):
Good morning, Newport Beach! Time to wake up and smell the coffee — er, tea, I mean.
When I was in my mid-teens, Bill Stulla hosted a kids' TV show called "Cartoon Express."
I was born in L.A. at the hospital with the most beautiful name in the city, Queen of the Angels. I grew up in L.A. I lived in Studio City and Hollywood. I went to Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake on Friday nights, ate breakfast at the International House of Pancakes before it was IHOP.
There's an old adage: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
California is still recovering from an economic recession. Now is the worst time to make it harder to hire new employees. Current legislation would do just that.
We knew utilities were above ground when we moved here
The other day, my son was practicing his guitar with a new music book and came upon Samuel Francis Smith's "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)."
Newport decision on inclusion excludes free speech
It's not easy trying to translate the nonsensical ramblings of controlled-growth advocate Costa Mesa First ("Costa Mesa group files petition to give voters a say in development," June...
For many, especially seniors in our community, nothing defines independence more than the ability to drive.
News flash: I am a Christian man who believes in traditional marriage. I won't shy away from my convictions because the politically correct are crying foul.
In his opening to "A Tale of Two Cities," Charles Dickens wrote, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness."
Re. "Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism
Everyone loves a summer romance. Someone with whom you can walk the beach, enjoy a sunset, and picnic with on a lazy, Sunday afternoon. Antennas are up; everyone is looking for the next great love.
Re. "Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws ire
My friend Jeanne and I used to play Nancy Drew when we were kids. We were lucky to grow up three doors apart in Los Angeles and are luckier still to be neighbors now.
Our civic discourse increasingly views most issues through the lens of a zero sum game with a winner-take-all outcome.
On July 5, I attended the "sidewalk" service of St. James the Great in Lido Park. What an amazing experience.
Maybe we should make legal “the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air” on Independence Day. That thought kept running through my head while watching — no, make that experiencing — Saturday night's fireworks extravaganza in my neighborhood.
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.