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  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • Lobdell: Owing love of journalism to Bell

    Here's my favorite Joe Bell story: As editor of the Pilot in the '90s, I arranged for Joe, our star columnist, to hit some tennis balls with Lindsay Davenport, an up-and-coming Newport Beach pro who would later earn the No. 1 ranking on the women's tour...
  • Comments & Curiosities: They're not the brightest crayons in the box…

    Sometimes I worry. The crime rate has been dropping lately, and that worries me. If there are fewer crimes, there would be fewer loopy and/or dumb crimes for me to write about, which is not good. But then a gaggle of loopy crime stories comes along and...
  • Hubbard sent suggestive e-mails during previous job

    Media reports about a series of e-mails laced with sexual innuendo between the superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and a former subordinate in his last position in Beverly Hills did not raise eyebrows among local school board...
  • Lobdell: Hubbard should be placed on leave

    For two years during the 1990s, the Newport-Mesa school board borrowed $47 million annually and put it into the Orange County Investment Pool as way of generating revenue. The borrowing-money-to-make-money scheme collapsed when the investment pool...
  • Lobdell: Hubbard hole just getting deeper

    My best friend once advised me, "When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you need to do is stop digging." I wish the Newport-Mesa school board would take that to heart. It's with bafflement that I — along with a growing number of...
  • D.A. cites risqué e-mails

    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors on Wednesday introduced e-mails they say showed a relationship between the superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and a former subordinate of his when he worked as schools chief in Beverly Hills. The...
  • Lobdell: Watching the weather in Newport-Mesa

    The predicted high Friday is 72 degrees. But that's only one way to take the temperature in Newport-Mesa. Here are some other forecasts. Newport Beach's new Civic Center: early overcast giving way to sunny skies. A Catholic bishop once told me, "You...
  • Letters From The Editor: Wild West or the very model of civility?

    I once had an editor who said that we're in the business of answering readers' questions, not asking them. And while I generally heed that advice, I've spent some of this young year asking readers what they want from us. Reader input has led me to...
  • Jury deadlocked in rape trial

    SANTA ANA — A minor league hockey player avoided conviction on rape charges Friday after a deadlocked jury failed to reach a verdict. David McKee, 26, of Texas was accused of raping a 29-year-old woman in July 2006 while she slept in a Newport...
  • Seven-hour standoff leads to arrest

    Seven-hour standoff leads to arrest
    Editor's note: This corrects the street the SWAT team members walked down in the photo caption. CORONA DEL MAR — A seven-hour standoff between a sexual assault suspect and police ended without incident Monday morning in the Cameo Shores...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View ranks in top 10%

    Academic Performance Index state rankings have been released, and Harbor View Elementary School, with an API of 950, received a state ranking of 10, said Principal Charlene Metoyer. "This means Harbor View is among the top 10% of schools in the state,"...