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Young performers set to take Segerstrom Center stage for 25th summer show

For 25 years, Bill Brawley has looked forward to two weeks out of the year. Those weeks are spent at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa working with students, many of whom have never set foot on a stage, to produce a musical show during the annual Summer at the Center program. "The...


Water Polo: Newport Beach boys help Regency reign at Junior Olympics


  • Commentary: Voting district measure would create inequities

    The Costa Mesa Council recently voted 3-2 in favor of placing a measure regarding council district boundaries on the ballot. To avoid a potential lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act (VRA), many cities are moving in this direction from at-large to district elections to ensure compliance with VRA...

  • Mailbag: Fire is out, Bayside restaurant is open for business

    On Thursday, July 14, there was a small fire at Bayside restaurant in Newport Beach. Thankfully, only minor damage was sustained in the bathroom, and we were able to open the restaurant that very next day. We have been besieged with calls ever since from concerned residents and loyal patrons wanting...

  • Commentary: Candidate Herdman opened his Balboa Island home to me

    During our last visit to Balboa Island in November 2015, I found out from my American AFS (American Field Service) brother Jeff Herdman that he would be entering the campaign for a seat on the Newport Beach City Council in 2016. Since that two-week visit with Jeff and his wife, Sally, my wife,...

  • Commentary: The unvarnished truth about Newport Beach liabilities

    A recent commentary in the Daily Pilot embraced Newport Beach's half-billion-dollar long-term debt while disparaging citizens asking legitimate questions about that debt's effect on our city's financial well-being. We agree that city finances should absolutely be a central issue before the City...

  • Commentary: Team Newport should make its agenda clear to the community

    Who's running our town? What do they want? There's always been a dominant force behind Newport elections. It used to be the Irvine Co. and other development interests. These interests form whatever political group or groups it takes to assure success. One example is the "7 Cs," a group that convened,...


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Duran Duran still going strong at 40



Police Files for July 27

Costa Mesa Lenwood Drive: Attempted garage burglary was reported in the 400 block at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Monte Vista Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday. Placentia Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 1900 block at noon Tuesday. East 16th Street and Tustin Avenue:...