| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:11 PM
Just a few minutes until air time, and Corona del Mar High School senior Connor Mickelsen was feeling the pressure.
Standing in front of a bright-green wall in a converted space in the school's front office, Mickelsen was ready to go. His hair looked...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:41 PM
Talk about a prophetic theme song.
When the Los Angeles Times reported the 30th anniversary re-release of John Hughes' school-detention drama "The Breakfast Club," it opened with a rhetorical question that didn't need explaining: "You didn't forget...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
An Irvine man was sentenced to more than six months in jail after his appearance on the reality TV show "Catch a Contractor" led to his second conviction for soliciting home improvement work without a state license.
Myron Elliott Barker, 66, pleaded...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:48 PM
The Newport-Mesa Sports Scene show, which features Daily Pilot Sports Editor Steve Virgen, made its debut this week on YouTube and can also be seen on Costa Mesa TV and Newport Beach TV.
The program covers fall sports for Estancia, Costa Mesa, Newport...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The public-access stations in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach are producing a new local sports television show.
"Newport-Mesa SportScene" is being hosted by Daily Pilot Sports Editor Steve Virgen and Costa Mesa Television's Dane Bora.
"I'm very excited...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:29 AM
On the street where I am temporarily staying in London, a newsletter arrives through the mailbox every few months. It details the neighborhood news, is often unintentionally hilarious (the last one had a single line about a local bakery running out of...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:18 PM
For Jill Robinson, it was a dream come true to see Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe host a fashion show at Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza.
"She inspired me to lose 60 pounds, so now I can wear cute clothes," Robinson said.
Robinson was one of 1,200 fans...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Ralph E. Bernard, a longtime resident of the Balboa Peninsula, passed away peacefully at his home on May 29, 2104 at the age of 85. Ralph was born in Pasadena, California on April 29, 1929.
He attend Pasadena High School and was then accepted to his...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:48 PM
I spent last week in Washington D.C. and the area is ablaze with Redskin mania. Every cab driver, shopkeeper and person I encountered is in a state of excitement about the prospects of the team.
Robert Griffin III could be elected mayor in a landslide....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:06 PM
The 19th annual Gentlemen's Smoker and Lobster Clambake welcomed 150 handsome men in blue blazers and khaki trousers for a summer beach event beyond compare. It was the major men's fundraiser for the Balboa Bay Club's annual 1221 Scholarship Fund...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Talk about underdogs.
This year's Newport Beach Film Festival features a slew of marquee names, from rocker Billie Joe Armstrong to "Office" star Steve Carell to Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom. But when tickets went on sale April 1, the film...
| May 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Krupali Tejura wants a frozen banana stand in Newport Beach. No, not Dad's or Sugar 'N Spice or any of the other venerable spots around town.
She wants that banana stand.
Earlier this month, media outlets announced that Netflix would promote new...