Columnist Barbara Venezia ("Venezia: It looks like a sparring match between Moorlach and Wagner
I was every father's worst nightmare. My dad had sent his little girl to college, and I'd come back a vegetarian.
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...
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.
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 have read blogger Geoff West's Feb. 21 commentary, "Push for Fairview Park survey is just a ploy,
Re. "As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help," (Feb. 26):
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.
Diplomacy would advance the digital debate
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.
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.
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Just last year, a 12-year-old male cheerleader in Northern California decided he had had enough of the taunts and bullying that had tormented him for years, and he took his own life.
Re. "Neighbors' votes could cost homeowners $20,000 apiece if underground utilities project is OK'd," (Feb. 14):
Charlie Sifford, an important figure in the world of professional golf, recently died at the age of 92. Just last November he was presented with the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Obama in a White House ceremony.
Re: "Mayor wants survey on Fairview Park use," (Feb. 12):
Early in my career as an obstetrician, I was rigid in my thinking about the "right" way to deliver a baby.
We live everyday with the signs of death's inevitability: aging bodies, decaying buildings, dead flowers. The everyday-ness of death, or what sociologist Zygmunt Bauman calls "living with death," is always with us and, yet, also is somehow kept in the background as we go about our daily routines....
When Lee and I celebrated our 10th year as residents of Newport Beach, someone asked what I liked best about living here.
Since June 2013, the nine-member Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee has met monthly to diligently study and make recommendations on a variety of issues related to the future of our city's natural crown jewel, Fairview Park.
Re. "Commentary: Not vaccinating is an act of selfishness," (Feb. 6):
Re. "Dock fee reduction on agenda for Newport Beach City Council," (Feb. 7):
What began as a curious story of a small measles outbreak in, of all places, the so-called Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has stretched to more than 100 cases across several states and into Mexico.
In the State of the Union address, President Obama emphasized the importance of medical treatments tailored to genetic and other characteristics of individual patients, otherwise known as personalized medicine.
Re: "Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners," (Jan. 27):
As children, how much time did we spend staring at the moon? Or stomping in rain puddles? Or building intricate tracks for toy cars? Or going to the bank with our parents?
Re: "Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'": Columnist Barbara Venezia seems to think Councilman Gary Monahan should know more about Jay Pinson than the police.
Last year, I had the honor of sitting down and talking with Ronald Simon, one of our community's most successful entrepreneurs.
I was in Morocco when the Paris attacks took place, prematurely tarnishing the optimism I had for 2015. Amid the sights and smells of Marrakesh — perhaps the most colorful city in the world, where you share the crowded streets with motor bikes that whiz by at lightning speed and donkeys...
I went to see my ex-husband (E.H.) in the hospital Sunday. I've had as little interaction with him as possible since our divorce in 1965, considering that we share two children.
Have you wondered how our county and city governments truly operate? How our jails are run? Are you interested in giving back and making a positive difference in your community?
Whether the sculptures of bunnies at the Civic Center stay or go will be debated. In the meantime, the bunnies point to a larger issue, namely an abdication of oversight and follow-through and lack of accountability by city staff and the previous City Council.
People often go to the movies to escape their problems. In the case of "Still Alice," many are flocking to the theaters to see their lives' biggest struggles writ large.
It is always a joy to observe the new City Council members as they take office and embark on their various concepts of public service.
"Yeah, somewhere in here it says something about people who haven't found God are the walking dead," the bearded homeless man said to a volumeter. "I think it means they have no sense of wholeness because you have not let God in yet."
I'm feeling a lot of the outrage since the announcement of the Academy Award nominations — namely, that all 20 lead and supporting nominees in the acting categories are white for only the second time in 14 years.
The art gallery on the Newport Beach campus of Coastline Community College provided a stunning backdrop for the Jan. 14 semi-annual meeting of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Arts Commission.
I am astounded by the reaction to the statues of bunny rabbits at the City Hall park.