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  • Steinberg: Be aware of dehydration

    Louisiana swelters in the summer. August is the most intense month, with enervating heat and humidity. Athletes treat admonitions to hydrate well the way we all viewed our mothers' stern warning to stay out of the water for an hour after eating —...
  • Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence

    Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence
    Craig Schusterick, his workman's hands powdery white with construction grit, led the way across Onyx Avenue on Balboa Island to show off his handiwork. His nearly complete three-story home — designed with solid wood paneling to echo the Cape Cod...
  • Police release report on detective's death

    Police release report on detective's death
    In the moments before a car crash that killed a Costa Mesa police detective, the officer was sending and receiving text messages and had been drinking at local restaurants, according to an investigation conducted by Newport Beach police. Det. Mike...
  • Tragedy for Newport, Irvine

    Tragedy for Newport, Irvine
    Newport Beach public safety workers on Tuesday grappled with the aftermath of what appeared to be an historic tragedy, trying to understand how a fast-moving luxury sedan veered from a busy thoroughfare and into a tree, where it caught fire and claimed...
  • Grief-stricken students return to campus

    Students at two Irvine high school campuses returned to classes Wednesday, shaken by news that five classmates perished in a Memorial Day car wreck in Newport Beach. Many students wore white out of respect for the dead. Kevin Morales, 15, who was on his...
  • Apodaca: Parents must instill safe-driving lessons

    Most of Memorial Day passed as a relaxing holiday for my family. We watched sports on TV and munched on leftover ribs from Sunday's barbecue. In the early afternoon my 18-year-old son and I went out to rent a tux and order a corsage for his upcoming...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Police campaign targets bicycle safety

    Four local police agencies, including the Newport Beach Police Department, will join forces to conduct a Bicycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Feb. 19 and Feb. 24, police announced. "Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by...
  • Awareness with hunger

    A group of teens at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach got a taste of starvation on Feb. 25. In collaboration with World Vision, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty, local teens spent 30 hours without food to understand what...
  • Mailbag: Recycling center gets a raw deal

    Does anyone else find it sad that the Garcia Recycling Center in Costa Mesa (let alone the absence of any in Newport Beach) has been forced to move out of the city? In an article, the Daily Pilot wrote, it was stated that "a few people had complained"...
  • Police confirm cyclist's death

    Editor's note: This corrects Dan Crain's name and removes information about his surgery. A 65-year-old Irvine man involved in a cycling accident along Newport Coast Drive earlier this month has died, police confirmed Tuesday. Dan Crain was injured...
  • UCI faculty pledge to help Pakistan

    The devastating floods in Pakistan, which have killed more than 1,600 people, have been compared to this decade's Asian tsunami and the earthquakes that struck China and Haiti. Although the death toll is lower, the widespread destruction of the region is...
  • A little 'PCH' is born

    A little 'PCH' is born
    NEWPORT BEACH — When she grows up, Piper Hunt's parents one day will have to tell her the story behind her birth certificate. It doesn't read like most. Delivered by: Steve Martin. Place of birth: Pacific Coast Highway and Dover Drive in Newport...