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  • Commentary: Memories of a Halloween story lifts the spirits

    Several years ago, a raging wildfire tore down Laguna Canyon on Oct. 28. University Hills was evacuated, and we spent the night in my office on campus. The fire destroyed several homes in the canyon, as well as in Laguna. The next day we were off to Germany for an extended one-month period. I gave...

  • Laguna mayor targeted unfairly, deserves reelection

    I am writing in response to recent articles related to accusations and innuendos pertaining to my friend and this city's current mayor, Steve Dicterow ("Laguna mayor explains bankruptcy filing," Oct. 25). I have known and worked with Steve for more than 30 years in numerous community capacities...

  • Mailbag: Senator benefits from pensions he decries

    It is amazing, but not surprising, to again find state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) attacking public service employees in his Oct. 21 letter to the Daily Pilot ("Commentary: Public employee union donations pose a conflict"). Moorlach has made a career going after the pensions of teachers,...

  • Commentary: Take off your mask this Halloween — and beyond

    Of all the Halloween events I've participated in, one stands out. I was supposed to walk the neighborhood with my family, but appointments kept me late in Los Angeles. By the time I got home and caught up with my family, they were visiting their last house. I jumped in line still in my office attire,...

  • Mailbag: Museum House project would help the arts thrive in O.C.

    A longtime neighborhood friend stood in front of the Newport Beach Planning Commission the other night. The subject was whether to allow a high-rise luxury condominium tower to be approved on the land currently occupied by the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA). This friend has a long and esteemed...


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  • Police Files for Oct. 27

    Costa Mesa East 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 200 block at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 3000 block at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cadillac Avenue: Driving with a suspended license was reported in the 3500 block at 12:20 a.m....

  • Police Files for Oct. 26

    Newport Beach West Coast Highway/Superior Avenue: Misdemeanor hit-and-run was reported near the intersection at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday. South Pelican Hill Road: Petty theft was reported in the 22700 block at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday. West Promontory Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 200 block at 10:14...

  • Police Files for Oct. 25

    Costa Mesa Bristol Street: Grand theft was reported in the 3300 block at 2:30 a.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 3200 block at 2:46 a.m. Monday. Wilson Street: Driving without a license was reported in the 500 block at 3:26 p.m. Monday. Newport...

  • Police Files for Oct. 21

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 2000 block at 2:50 a.m. Friday. Newport Beach Jamboree Road: Larceny was reported in the 1500 block at 6:06 a.m. Friday. Seashore Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 4400 block at 8:32 a.m. Friday. Via Lido:...