| May 3, 2013
| 4:17 PM
A mechanical shriek followed a low rumble as the Boeing 737 came closer, a looming albatross partially obscured by a thin, misty cloud.
Within moments, it had passed and was soaring over the gunmetal waters of the Upper Newport Bay and toward the ocean....
| May 9, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The orange and white kitten Mushu and the orange tabby kitten Khan have just been rescued from Disneyland. We have named the pair after the characters of the Disney movie "Mulan."
Even though rescue people trap and alter the cats around Disneyland,...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:27 PM
Newport Harbor High senior Kate Knight has had quite a ride with the Sailors girls' tennis team.
In Knight's first three years on varsity with the Sailors, they won the Sunset League twice, advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division 2 title match in...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:54 PM
For my birthday this year my daughter Jenn gave me one of those photo books you create online.
I'm guessing she thought me old enough to qualify for a "This Is Your Life" memory album.
I was surprised by how moved I was when I opened the book for...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Two Costa Mesa men were honored by the Girl Scouts of Orange County for their volunteer service to the organization at a ceremony Sunday.
Jon Bemmer and Armando Trujillo were both presented with prestigious "Good Guy" awards at a luncheon at the...
| 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,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:45 PM
It seems like yesterday that those outside of Orange County hardly knew we existed. Working primarily in Los Angeles County, I would receive puzzled expressions when asked why I (or anyone) would want to live behind The Orange Curtain.
Quite proudly, I...
| 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,...