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  • 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...
  • Ordinance aimed at limiting campaign conduct in county offices

    The proposed ordinance is one sentence long. "No person may solicit for the nomination paper for any local, state or federal office the signature of any county employee at his or her workplace," it reads. But Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who...
  • City worried about water jetpacks and similar devices

    Newport Beach city staff are concerned about a "proliferation" of new companies eyeing Newport Harbor as a place to take clients who wish to go airborne using water-propelled jetpacks and similar recreational devices. On Tuesday, City Council members...
  • Steinberg: Urgent need To protect high school football players from brain injury

    After holding six conferences with Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon on athletic concussions from 1995 to 2008 I have called them a ticking time bomb and undiagnosed health epidemic. I had a crisis of conscience in representing hundreds of NFL players...
  • Charter process nearing end

    Even God was asked to weigh in on a proposed city charter for Costa Mesa on Tuesday night. During the opening prayer at the City Council meeting, Andrew Richards, a pastor from Rock Harbor Church, asked specifically for guidance on the topic. "We just...
  • Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

    Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off
    As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
  • Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

    Abuse suspect worked at Hoag
    A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in Los Angeles County, according to authorities. Now police are...