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  • Commentary: Candidate misunderstands development laws

    Harold Weitzberg's rambling June 4 commentary ("Costa Mesa deserves more-thoughtful development" leads me to believe he does not have a very good grasp of the laws governing a municipality's control of land use. By state law, the city has very limited...
  • Biz News: Archer Norris adds to staff

    Elizabeth V. McNulty has joined Archer Norris as a partner at the law firm's Newport Beach office, as have associates Patrick R. Ball and Miguel Prietto. "The region's thriving business community drives the need for continued expansion in Orange County,...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...
  • UCI's School of Law earns full accreditation

    The American Bar Assn. granted UC Irvine's law school with full accreditation, the college announced Friday. UCI's School of Law was the first new public law school in the state in almost 50 years when it opened in 2009, according to a news release....
  • Mailbag: SPON's work remains relevant as ever

    I've seen Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON) ads, in the Daily Pilot recently, making me curious about what is happening regarding traffic and development in our city. I went to the SPON website, SPON-newportbeach.org, mentioned in the ads. SPON, a...
  • Commentary: More reasons to eliminate wood-burning fire rings

    Beach fire rings legislation winding its way through Sacramento provoked this from one senator, "I hate this bill." Assembly Bill 1102, proposed by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), would preserve wood-burning beach fire pits and...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is finally moving forward — get on board

    "If you are standing still, you are also going backwards. It takes great effort to maintain forward movement." Reed B. Markham, educator Forward movement is a plan to replace the dilapidated Costa Mesa Motor Inn — a major attractant of crime in...
  • Former senator cleared in fairground sale case

    The Orange County district attorney has cleared a former state senator of accusations that he inappropriately lobbied legislators during a 2009 attempt to privatize the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. In a letter Tuesday, prosecutors said...
  • Newport gets support with group home law

    Two of Newport Beach's neighboring cities have pledged their support as it gears up to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for a hearing on its group home law. Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa have promised to contribute funding toward the costs of filing amicus...
  • Ex-teacher pleads no contest to molestation

    A 58-year-old Newport Beach man pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he molested a relative and students from a Los Angeles school where he worked. Robert Pimentel, a former teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington,...
  • Commentary: Here is a way community can benefit from home flipping

    The Daily Pilot reported in April that the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force the former president of South Korea and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach ("U.S. seeks $700,000...
  • Mailbag: Council decisions ignore needs of low-income residents

    I appreciate the placement of the article about the sad demise of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn and the subsequent loss of affordable housing on the front page ("City moves to replace problem motel," May 22). Hopefully it will bring greater awareness of...