| Sep 7, 2010
| 10:04 PM
It's not often that municipal employees go out of their way to publicize their salaries. So when Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff wrote an open letter Aug. 4 explaining what he and the City Council earn, Daily Pilot editors were happy to publish it....
| Nov 15, 2012
Wilbur K. Woo, a banker and produce merchant who first immigrated to Los Angeles in 1921, when he was 5, and decades later became an influential leader of the city's Chinese American community, has died. He was 96.
Woo, who also worked to strengthen...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Martin Betz tore open the painting's brown paper wrapping.
Kneeling behind the frame, he pulled back the wrapping to reveal a Laguna Beach scene painted in and around 1920 by Clarence Hinkle.
The painting, called "A Street in Laguna," belongs to a...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Police arrested a 48-year-old Whittier woman Thursday who was suspected of stealing $14,000 from at least two dozen personal bank accounts.
Natalie Diamond was taken into custody at a neighbor’s home in Whittier after detectives went to her home...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:20 PM
The groundswell of populist anger against banks and politicians picked up momentum in Southern California as powerful labor union support helped galvanize protests nationwide.
Rallies extended to the 18th day in New York, where Occupy Wall Street planned...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of a nationwide bank fraud scheme that may have deprived customers of more than $100 million, a spokesman from the Huntington Beach Police Department said.
A federal task force that consisted of agents from...
| Aug 19, 2012
PGA champion Tiger Woods has sold his condominium in Corona del Mar for $2,213,875.
But like many other residential real estate owners, Woods landed in the rough when it came to selling a place bought before the housing downturn. Public records show he...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Vic and I attended the Newport Beach Film Festival this past weekend.
Naturally, Vic and I focused on environmental documentaries. We saw three films, "A Fierce Green Fire,""Last Call at the Oasis,"and"Bitter Seeds."
"A Fierce Green Fire" is based on...
| May 2, 2012
| 1:08 PM
The mother of the late Steven Harmon has about two more months to raise the funds to repair the sculpture he created and donated to the city.
"Cathexis" was removed from the entrance to Riddle Field when city officials determined it posed a danger to the...