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  • Vanguard U. pulls out of county tuition program after bias complaint

    Vanguard University ended its participation in a reduced-tuition program with the county after a complaint was filed alleging that the religious school's guiding principles violate the county's non-discrimination policy. Before withdrawing its...
  • Apodaca: Teachers walk a blurry line in sharing opinions

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher has reportedly sued the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, alleging that administrators retaliated against her because she raised objections to cat dissections in science classes. While this case...
  • Mailbag: School board works for students of all ethnicities and backgrounds

    Re. "School board is not representative," (Oct. 4): I am stunned by letter writer Martie O'Meara's assertion that "there is no representation for Hispanic students" on the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board. She means that the board has no...
  • Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

    Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus
    MenAlive, the Orange County gay men's chorus, has a new man in charge of making it come alive. The chorus announced this month that Bob Gunn, a founding member and assistant artistic director since 2002, has taken the helm as artistic director. He...
  • Mailbag: Including 'God' is a matter of collective will

    Exercising my freedom of speech as a American, I can say that removing the word God from our Pledge of Allegiance or desecrating our flag as freedom of expression are not constitutional rights. That the will of an atheistic minority be imposed upon the...
  • UCI students condemn fraternity actions

    UC Irvine's student government voted Tuesday evening to condemn the actions of a campus fraternity seen as insensitive to Pacific Islanders after students complained about its Islander-themed party. Student government representatives voted 14 to 0...
  • 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...
  • Ramos says he will run for council

    Ramos says he will run for council
    A longtime Costa Mesa resident and relative newcomer to the city's political scene announced Tuesday his candidacy for City Council. Lee Ramos, 70, has lived in Costa Mesa for 67 years and witnessed the growth of the city, once known for farming and a...
  • A spotlight on the slighted

    A spotlight on the slighted
    The threats came quickly. Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages. The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO...
  • Q and A: Amparo Ames, translator for Newport-Mesa district

    Q and A: Amparo Ames, translator for Newport-Mesa district
    For 25 years, Amparo Ames has been a common sight at Newport-Mesa Unified school board meetings. She translates English into Spanish for Latino parents. So in a zone is Ames when on the job that she's been jokingly been called the 'mumbler' —...
  • Mailbag: Leaders, columnist cite misleading figures

    A month ago Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach and Councilman Eric Bever co-authored a commentary on these pages decrying the fiscal management practices of our elected leaders and city staff. Unfortunately, Daily Pilot columnist William Lobdell...
  • OCC to show comical Latino play

    COSTA MESA — Orange Coast College's theater department will present "Latins Anonymous," a comical look at what it's like sometimes to be Latino in Orange County. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, inside the...