| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Their online surf and style magazine averages 2,000 hits a day, they have thousands of followers on Instagram, manage a team of contributing writers from Orange County to Australia — and they're only 17.
While many girls their age are reading...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:56 PM
I'm not going to lie — I took advantage of being the Daily Pilot's harbor columnist and called up this year's winner of the Junior Sabot Nationals, Derek Pickell. My intentions were solely personal in an effort to improve my own sailing ability....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:23 PM
When I was young, I never dreamed about becoming a mother. I didn't fantasize about my wedding dress, choose my kids' names years before they were born, or spend time wondering how many babies I'd have or whether they'd be boys or girls.
But when I...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:27 AM
A magician never reveals his secrets. He can't. If he does, it will be plain for all to see that he has no magic at all.
A grammar columnist reveals her secrets every week, again and again. Yet for some reason people still think she's privy to some...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:03 PM
I don't suppose one can expect Stars and Stripes forever.
I refer not to Old Glory, America's cherished red, white and blue national symbol, but Stars and Stripes, the ubiquitous and venerated daily newspaper published for eons by the U.S. military....
| Jan 9, 2014
Gabrielle Scout and Emily Thompson were kidding around over coffee.
Flipping through the arts-centric Dossier Journal, the Costa Mesa residents dreamed out loud about spearheading a publication of their own. A picture of Thompson's forehead could be...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Joseph Bell, a longtime Newport Beach resident known for his extensive publishing record as a freelance writer, journalism educator, author and Daily Pilot columnist died on Thanksgiving, members of his family said. He was 92.
Bell died Thursday...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The second installment in the Feet to the Fire Forum political series will take place tonight in the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center.
Candidates for the Orange County Board of Supervisors' 2nd District will take questions from a panel of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.
The roughly hourlong debate in the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center featured...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Five years ago this week I became a weekly columnist for the Daily Pilot.
Today — some 250 published columns later — I'm still at it, and can scarcely believe it.
I received a call from a Pilot editor in April of 2009, asking me if I'd...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:55 AM
The April 17 Feet to the Fire Forum looks at the race for the 74th Assembly District, which covers parts of Irvine, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods and Costa Mesa.
The forum returns to the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:23 PM
April is around the corner, and so is Feet to the Fire Forum season.
This year, members of the Feet to the Fire team — Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis, Voice of OC Editor Norberto Santana Jr. and Orange County Register columnist Jack Wu —...