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  • Mailbag: Blog story overlooked city's 'best' site

    Re. "Commentary: Blog toes the official line (Sept. 26)": Local blogger Geoff West recently referred to a Daily Pilot article about local blogs with copious self-congratulation. (He uses the word "I" 16 or 17 times before the page jump.) My interest...
  • It's A Gray Area: Legalizing pot would solve many ills

    At the end of my Sept. 7 column, I asked you to respond to me about any area of importance to you, and I would show to your satisfaction how it was made worse by marijuana prohibition. So many of you took me up on my offer that I want to share my answers....
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Remember America's greatest patriot

    Today we begin a short series about some of America's greatest patriots. We start with the greatest: George Washington. At a funeral oration for Washington, which was given to both houses of Congress on Dec. 26, 1799, Gen. Henry "Light Horse Harry"...
  • 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...
  • Forecast good at Irvine economic event

    IRVINE — About 700 community leaders and business owners gathered at the Irvine Marriott for breakfast, networking and to hear the latest economic news — good or bad — at Wednesday's 2012 Irvine Business Outlook. Chamber of Commerce...
  • Jergler: New Realtor group president named

    Maria Elena Banks has come a long way from when she was a little girl growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, the descendant of a famous general and former president of Mexico. In the U.S., she's gone from working to eke out a living in real estate as a...
  • It's A Gray Area: Drug prohibition has failed U.S., Mexico

    Editor's note: Judge James P. Gray (Ret.) was a speaker Feb. 16 at the closing banquet of an international forum titled "Drugs Unbalanced — After a Century of Their Prohibition." The forum was sponsored by Mexico United Against Delinquency, and...
  • Jergler: Reduction of conforming loan limits may have impact on O.C.

    The ball may again be back in the government's hands. This time it's not the economy or the debt ceiling. It's the beleaguered housing market, which the government must decide to carry or to pass on. Conforming loan limits may be going down at the end of...