| May 2, 2011
| 10:17 PM
COSTA MESA — As City Councilman Steve Mensinger strolled across the football field at Estancia High School's Jim Scott Stadium on the morning of April 23, English teacher Joel Flores said he saw an opportunity.
Flores, 38, isn't a member of any...
| May 6, 2011
| 7:35 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The story of Salvador and Margarita Avila began long before they started the Avila's El Ranchito restaurant chain in Southern California.
The two met in the small colonial town of Guanajuato, Mexico, in the 1940s. She was 21 and he...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 7:18 PM
The kitchen is my favorite place in any home. I don't care how pretty it is, if it has the latest gadgets or if it is bigger than a three-car garage. The kitchen is where magic happens.
So when I heard that an amazing magician named Rick Bayless would...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 7:18 PM
Jennifer and I had our good friends Julie and Craig Chamberlain over for a barbecue the other night. The four of us started to talk about Newport Harbor politics, building permits and the cost of living.
Though Julie and I go back to second grade, Craig...
| Dec 28, 2010
| 9:16 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the name of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Agent Michael Jimenez' title.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating a Tuesday-morning incident in which eight to 10 people reportedly came ashore at...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 7:09 PM
A 14-year-old Irvine teenager was reported missing after not showing up to school on Tuesday morning. Authorities think that Alan Rose may be a runaway headed to Mexico, according to an Irvine Police Department news release issued Wednesday.
| May 31, 2012
| 7:42 PM
My family just arrived back from our annual Memorial Day weekend camping trip south of Ensenada, Mexico.
I always feel a little sheepish when my neighbors see me return with my gear and sunburn. No one has ever begrudged me my vacation, but I am aware...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:25 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:12 PM
AirTran Airways began daily flights from John Wayne Airport to Mexico over the weekend, offering a message of "Bienvenidos, Orange County" at its launch party.
More than 200 passengers boarded planes for the Cabo San Lucas area and Mexico City on...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:54 PM
I want to welcome you to the first official weekend of summer, and the weather will be perfect for outdoor activities and, of course, boating.
The sea conditions will be a small mixed set with 2-foot swells from the west and south, and a nice...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 8:03 PM
After a week of previews and celebrations, John Wayne Airport began checking in travelers at its new Terminal C on Monday.
But one group of flyers was sent hiking to the old terminal: people with luggage.
Terminal C failed its federal baggage...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Shirley Ann Frazier McKitterick, 82, passed away peacefully November 18th, 2011 at her home. She was born November 29, 1928, the daughter of Theodore and Mabel Frazier of Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Southeast High School in 1946. Shirley...