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  • Newport residents blocking public access to beaches could face heavy fine

    Newport residents blocking public access to beaches could face heavy fine
    Frustrated beachgoers this summer will finally have a remedy against anyone who blocks public access to California's shoreline. Under a new law that takes effect Tuesday, the California Coastal Commission will for the first time have the authority to...
  • Leece presses on rehab homes

    Councilwoman Wendy Leece on Tuesday called for the city attorney's office to draft an ordinance that could provide more regulation of rehabilitation homes in Costa Mesa. During the City Council meeting, she said Costa Mesa should have laws similar to...
  • Editorial: Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?

    California's historical guarantee of public access to the shoreline has been under increasing attack in recent years, as oceanfront property owners try to ignore the fact that their glorious private views come with a public responsibility. In 2007,...
  • Commentary: Bullying can have lethal consequences

    "I got this really cool hat yesterday, see? Isn't it awesome?" "Yeah, its really awesome. Why is it in your backpack and not on your head, though?" "These kids in my class, who always make fun of me, said it was a stupid hat and that I look gay."...
  • Commentary: Newport shows how costly charter cities are

    Having a city charter is like hosting a leech — you have to keep feeding it whether you want to or not. That's my conclusion after analyzing Newport Beach's charter experience. Here's what I found. (This is drawn from the charter history included...
  • J. Edgar Thomson "JET" Rutter March 6, 1931 - May 31, 2014

    J. Edgar Thomson "JET" Rutter <br/> March 6, 1931 - May 31, 2014
    J. Edgar Thomson “JET” Rutter II departed to see the Lord on May 31, 2014,  at age 83,  after a short bout with cancer (it seemed longer.)  J.E.T. Rutter was born in what he liked to call “The People’s Republic of Santa Monica,&...
  • The Harbor Report: Toss in your hat for Harbor Commission

    I have quite a bit of information to pass along this week regarding the harbor and Newport Beach. This information is best combined with participation and making your concerns heard. First is the change on the Harbor Commission. Three of the harbor...
  • Obama delivers message of optimism to UCI graduates

    Obama delivers message of optimism to UCI graduates
    President Obama's commencement address, delivered to thousands of UC Irvine graduates Saturday, focused on the aspirations of the current generation and the need for optimism when dealing with future problems. More than 8,000 graduates and their...
  • Apodaca: Topic of sexual assaults on campus finally receiving proper attention

    A friend once told me about a horrendous experience she had as a teenager. She had liked a young man, a popular athlete, but when they were alone together he pushed her to the floor. Her head struck a table, and while she was dazed, he raped her. Years...
  • Commentary: The point remains: We need new approaches to city development

    Re. "Commentary: Candidate misunderstands development laws," June 6: This responds to my earlier commentary in the Daily Pilot, "Costa Mesa deserves more thoughtful development," June 4. The writer's premise is that I don't understand the laws...
  • Mailbag: Make your voice heard on General Plan amendments

    You be the judge. Newport Beach voters have a chance to decide: car wash or another hotel? Height limits or no height limits? This issue is raised in the planned July 8 City Council vote on a new General Plan amendment that will allow more-intense...
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...