| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels.
On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
A crash on the southbound 405 Freeway north of Bristol Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon closed most lanes for about an hour, officials said.
The California Highway Patrol received a call at about 12:05 p.m. of a multi-vehicle collision,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Herman I. Kimmel
Herman I. Kimmel passed away on April 5, 2013. He was born in 1923 and attended local schools in Eagle Rock and Pasadena. He leaves a wife of 34 years, Sharon Baker Kimmel, formerly of Choteau, Montana, and a nephew, David Kimmel of...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:26 PM
I've listed the health benefits of running in my commentaries before, but there's more.
My son's readying his apartment for a new roommate, his fiancee! "
"I need a chest of drawers," he told me.
"Joann and Marj are getting rid of furniture," I...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Residents living near Corona del Mar High School are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects a newly funded school stadium could have on their quality of life.
Increased traffic, parking issues, trash, lighting and vandalism were a few...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:46 PM
On a typical day at Orange Coast College, students circle the lots in a frenzy, attempting to beat their peers to a parking spot close to their next class.
If they're lucky, they might notice another student walking to a car and snag that space once...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:45 PM
ORANGE — The Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday approved new lanes for a portion of the 405 Freeway, a decision that scrapped a hotly contested toll road option that area cities have fought for months.
The estimated $1.25-billion...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Re. "Sailors run over by Ross," (Dec. 8): You must have had several photos from Saturday's CIF Championship, so why choose one that would lead the reader to assume that Garrett Hall was run over by Kai Ross?
The Daily Pilot is the hometown newspaper...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much.
It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Even before he was elected to the City Council, some Costa Mesa police officers were out to keep Jim Righeimer from being elected.
He couldn't be counted on to vote to give away the store to the unions. Righeimer ran on a campaign of representing the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Erin Whitcomb had just returned from a friend's 30th birthday celebration when she heard the news.
She'd been laid off.
Having dedicated 11 years to the PBS station in Seattle, she was devastated. In the throes of an identity crisis, Whitcomb packed...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:03 PM
A popular cycling route alongside the Upper Bay that helps connect Newport Beach to Irvine has come under scrutiny.
In response to concerns from a community group about safety on Back Bay Drive, the city's Bicycle Master Plan Oversight Committee is...