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  • The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

    The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers
    1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members. 2.) Keith Curry: The...
  • CdM student chosen conference delegate

    For the first time in six years, a Corona del Mar High School student will serve as a delegate at the YMCA's Youth and Government Conference on National Affairs. Matilda Bress, a junior at CdM, is one of 25 California students who will travel to North...
  • Mailbag: Government should not be run like a business

    It was with some amusement that I recently read the letter to editor regarding the "doers" on the Costa Mesa City Council ("City Council now has some doers," March 26). M.H. Millard says, "Now we have some council members who are running the city like a...
  • Commentary: Curry is the best choice for Assembly

    On behalf of 15 former Newport Beach mayors, we urge residents to vote for Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry to represent our community in the Assembly on June 3. Curry has demonstrated remarkable leadership on the council in crafting consensus...
  • Commentary: City's situation echoes that of 1787

    I have read the April 17 Daily Pilot article, "Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference," which described an incident in which Mayor Jim Righeimer was likened to a tyrant. I also have read blogger Geoff West's April 24 commentary "I will not...
  • It's A Gray Area: Finding a common ground with Iran

    I have tentatively been invited to speak at a "New Horizons" worldwide conference in Tehran, Iran, at the beginning of September. From what a friend of mine who attended the conference last year said, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and share...
  • Commentary: Provide medical care to the third world

    Despite the global village and medical advancements, there remain areas of the world where the inhabitants carry on in the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Jared Diamond, an established American scientist, details the lifestyle and lack of medical knowledge of...
  • The Crowd: Wonders from the private sector

    The Crowd: Wonders from the private sector
    There are some folks who protest the fact that expensive tickets to charitable galas are elitist. Women dressed in floor-length gowns and men in black ties reflect a past sensibility not relevant in modern society. In an age where folks feel it is...
  • Commentary: Tuition creates a generation of debtors

    With the estimated cost of attending a four-year state college in America at $120,000, the average family of four should expect their children's college to cost more than buying a home. Even though only 24% of Americans believe college is affordable, 97%...
  • Commentary: Government shouldn't define 'church'

    Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions...
  • Commentary: Feds, city came together on dredging project

    Re. "Newport completes lower-bay dredging," Feb. 15: An article by reporter Jill Cowan in the Daily Pilot highlights the completion of the Lower Bay (Newport Harbor) dredging. As I stated in the article, it was a "long, hard road to complete the big...
  • It's A Gray Area: Our grandchildren are bankrupt

    The biggest security threat to our country is a failed economy, and today that is a genuine threat. How so? Because the simple fact is that for every dollar the federal government now spends, it is either borrowing or printing 43 cents. Obviously no...