| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:51 PM
It was no surprise to hear that the Costa Mesa City Council spent $18,000 of our hard-earned money on a fireworks show for the 60th anniversary party ("60th party cost nearly $400,000," documents show," Dec. 23).
When I called the police to find out what...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:45 PM
South Coast Plaza officials rolled out the red carpet Tuesday evening in preparation for a visit from a newly appointed Chinese dignitary, underscoring the center's billing of itself as a destination for international shoppers.
Cameras flashed and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Supporters cheered as volunteers rode King Arthur's Carrousel at Disneyland last week on behalf of 10 local nonprofits.
The early morning event, dubbed "The Carousel of Possible Dreams," raised $208,575 for Orange County charities that benefit children....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
When a 90-foot Christmas tree at Fashion Island lights up for the first time Friday night, it will mark just one mega-tree in a series sparkling to life for the holidays in shopping centers throughout Southern California.
Fashion Island's white fir,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Leigh Steinberg was once known for his boyish good looks and an elite clientele that included Troy Aikman, Warren Moon and a multitude of other famous names.
Until it all fell apart.
Sipping from a bottle of water, he talks about it in the third...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:49 PM
"Hi, baby, how ever are you?"
"Oh, in heaven, everything is fine. There's no pain, sickness, sadness. What about on Earth?"
"Well, there's all of that and we miss you terribly."
"I miss you too, Mommy, but please smile for me. I see...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:31 PM
A firework randomly went off across the street from Davidson Field as the third quarter neared an end Friday night.
It was just a lone firework, but it still caused Corona del Mar High football announcer Gary Almquist to proclaim, "Disneyland comes to...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Having never paid much attention to the comments that follow articles in the Daily Pilot until this past July, I was actually surprised at their number and nature.
When I delivered the Pilot back in the mid-'60s, on a very good route in Newport Beach,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Dennis Baker is inclined to associate with winners.
That's not to say he won't help an organization, initiative or individual get closer to victory. But, when that doesn't work, he has no misgivings about cutting loose or moving on.
"My energy goes to...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
It was spring break last week at the Carnett household in Costa Mesa.
Our three daughters, their husbands and eight grandchildren were all on hand to squeeze into our Mesa del Mar abode for the entire week. The grandkids range in age from 15 months to...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23.
They joined 750 students from colleges and...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The 2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Dream Gala was billed as "Let's Misbehave," and they certainly did.
More than 500 Orange County citizens dressed to impress in Roaring Twenties period costume and danced a wild Charleston to help raise...