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  • Venezia: Candidate challenges campaign-donation warning

    Things are heating up for Newport Beach council candidate Scott Peotter in his bid for the District 6 seat — maybe not in a good way. On Aug. 1, Peotter got a letter from Newport City Clerk Leilani Brown alerting him that he was in potential...
  • Biz News: Newport Beach credit rating still 'AAA'

    The city of Newport Beach received a triple-A implied credit rating Friday from global credit rating and research group Fitch Ratings, according to a city news release. "Prudent financial management has resulted in a history of positive operations,...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Secret gardener converts empty tree wells into mini gardens

    Corona del Mar Today: Secret gardener converts empty tree wells into mini gardens
    Editor's note: Former columnist Amy Senk, who publishes the Corona del Mar Today blog, has returned to the Sunday Daily Pilot. Read her work daily at coronadelmartoday.com. * A Corona del Mar man has cultivated several sunflower and corn crops in...
  • OC Fair is ready to feed and entertain

    It's not summer in Orange County until the first fried concoction has been consumed and the iconic Ferris wheel makes its initial turn, at least according to this year's fair theme, "Summer Starts Here." Friday marks the beginning of the Orange County...
  • The Crowd: A bureau for the boys and girls

    The Crowd: A bureau for the boys and girls
    It is one of the longest-standing children's charities in Southern California. The Children's Bureau, which was founded in Los Angeles a century ago, celebrated with its Orange County contingent June 14 on the upper Newport Bay with an annual summer...
  • Biz News: Sidecar offers Friday, Saturday deal

    Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will now stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Patrons who visit during the regular morning hours on Fridays and Saturdays and keep their receipt can come back the same day after 4 p.m....
  • The Crowd: Writing the book on cystic fibrosis

    As some 425 guests arrived at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, they entered the ballroom to find a handsome gold-covered and perfectly bound book at each table place setting. The thickness of the publication suggested far more than a brochure...
  • Fitness Files: Less grass, more grub in garden

    For months, my front yard was a dirt pile. Neighbors probably disapproved, but I had something up my sleeve. I'd ripped out the lawn. In the weeks that followed, I killed stray grass shoots and dipped into Soler's Edible Front Yard. Our southwest-...
  • Commentary: Council rules are stifling public comment

    Residents are being silenced in Costa Mesa. People like James H. Bridges. Bridges is a kind gentleman who regularly attends our City Council meetings. Because of hearing loss and other disabilities, he sits in the front row, and it is easy for me to...
  • Reader Report: Two juniors introduce Westside girls to the ocean

    Reader Report: Two juniors introduce Westside girls to the ocean
    Newport Beach residents and Mater Dei High School juniors Matt Brennan and Ben Teitscheid wanted to give back to their community and started with something they know plenty about — coastal living. Through research, the duo chose to start an...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites - Il Barone & Antonello will speak your language

    Barbara's Bits and Bites - Il Barone & Antonello will speak your language
    I'm taking a much-needed break from writing about politics this week to focus on food. On June 12, I premiered my monthly column for foodies that discovers — and rediscovers — fun places to eat in the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa area. After...
  • Man burglarizes El Pollo Loco, returns hours later to order lunch, police say

    Man burglarizes El Pollo Loco, returns hours later to order lunch, police say
    A suspected burglar was arrested Wednesday when he tried to order food at a Costa Mesa restaurant that police say he broke into hours earlier. Daniel Lee Warn, 28, hadn't even changed clothes when he returned to the El Pollo Loco in the 1900 block of...