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  • Newport Bay's high copper levels could force boaters to change paint

    Newport Bay's high copper levels could force boaters to change paint
    In an effort to reduce copper levels in Newport Bay, a regional water-quality agency is looking to limit the type of paint that boaters can use on their vessels. Staff at the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, which sets water-quality rules...
  • There's something in the water, but it's OK

    If you start to notice a slight taste difference or smell in your drinking water, there's a reason for it. Mesa Water District officials said their system has temporarily converted from a chloramine disinfection process to chlorine disinfection. The...
  • Great Park land removed from Superfund hazardous site list

    Great Park land removed from Superfund hazardous site list
    More than 1,900 acres of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine have been cleaned up and removed from the list of the nation’s most hazardous sites after more than two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced...
  • Community garden to be tested for contaminants

    Community garden to be tested for contaminants
    County health officials are closing Costa Mesa's Hamilton Community Garden for one day next week as a precautionary move to test its soil for possible contaminants. Polluted soil, probably caused by existing or closed automotive repair businesses, was...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Biz News: Archer Norris adds to staff

    Elizabeth V. McNulty has joined Archer Norris as a partner at the law firm's Newport Beach office, as have associates Patrick R. Ball and Miguel Prietto. "The region's thriving business community drives the need for continued expansion in Orange County,...
  • Mailbag: 'Bridge to nowhere' is wrong priority

    Too bad you can't do a survey to determine how the residents who get stuck with the bill feel about this latest City Council decision to build a bridge to nowhere. (Re. "Newport council approves $2-million bridge," Nov. 29). Every day we read about...
  • Commentary: Jobs bill fails to address unemployment

    Responding to writer Samantha O'Dell (Re. Congress should pass jobs act, Oct. 7): House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's actual quotation was: "The president continues to say, 'Pass my bill in its entirety,' and as I've said from the outset, the all-or-...
  • Commentary: 'RepubLiars' do not want pre-election job growth

    We cannot solve our nation's daunting problems with tedious repetition of half-truths, fabrications and discredited policies that held sway during a period of six years when Republicans had full control of both Congressional houses and the White House....
  • Mailbag: Romney inspired, Pilot stumbled

    Mailbag: Romney inspired, Pilot stumbled
    On Friday, a very large and truly historic event took place here in Newport Beach. But you would never know it from reading the Daily Pilot the next morning ("Visit has satire, support," June 2). The Romney Victory Committee, made up of many Newport...
  • Commentary: Electric cars, the AQMD and other bad ideas

    Do you know who, or what, is behind the AQMD? If you're from Southern California, you're likely aware that this bureaucratic acronym stands for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Sounds innocuous, right? It's anything but. These are the un-...
  • Mailbag: 'Mean-spirited' fire pits column overlooked health hazards

    Re "Wu: Fire pit removal illustrates lack of conservatism," March 25: Your credibility is at stake if you have edited the above column, which erroneously portrays the Newport Beach City Council and Corona del Mar residents as being guided by racist or...