Daily Pilot


Iconic Lido Theater's operator will lose lease and shut down Jan. 1

The future of the Lido Theater, the 1930s single-screen movie house and entertainment venue at the entrance to the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, is uncertain as Lido Live, which has operated the theater since 2014, is expected to be booted from the property New Year's Day. Hammer Brunch, who...


CIF State Cross-Country Championships: Sage girls are ninth in state in Division 5


  • Commentary: Scammers and phishers prey upon seniors

    As soon as I hear, "Congratulations, you have been selected," or "You have won," or "You have qualified for," I hang up. These old tricks apparently still work, despite the fact that we are expected to send big money (to some sleazebag) before we get the trip to Hawaii, or the car, or the big cash...

  • Mailbag: Why can't City Council majority solve hardest problems?

    The Costa Mesa City Council majority continues to struggle with several tough problems that affect all residents. These are the problems of the pension's unfunded liability, police staffing and affordable housing for low- and very low-income families. Our council majority can't seem to make tough...

  • Commentary: This year's flu shot appears highly effective

    It works. It's more effective than last year's. And really it doesn't hurt that much. So if you're still on the fence about getting your flu shot, you've run out of excuses. The flu is one of the more-vexing viruses we deal with as physicians — a sometimes-fatal disease that is preventable with...

  • Mailbag: Developer fees should pay for new city library

    The City Council has decided it's time to build a new library. It's also time to raise part of the money by a development fee rather than unduly burdening current residents. Funding options presented by staff involve either debt or a tax increase or both. However, a fairer funding mechanism is available...

  • Mailbag: Can gratitude survive Black Friday?

    Can gratitude survive Black Friday? This is one of the best weeks of the year on my calendar, as Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It's a time to gather family together and slow down, to step away from life's busyness and immerse myself in the love of family, country and God. But wait...


Life & Arts

Storymakery shop lets children create their own books

Storymakery shop lets children create their own books

As a child, Payal Kindinger loved writing her own stories. To her, writing was an escape from everyday life to a place found only by the sheer power of her imagination. But reality got in the way, and the once-budding writer ended up choosing a profession in the steadier technology industry. "Writing...



Police Files for Dec. 1

Costa Mesa Fairview Road: Grand theft was reported in the 2700 block at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. South Coast Drive: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 1400 block at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bristol Street: Robbery was reported in the 3300 block at 4:13 p.m. Saturday. South Coast Drive: Grand theft was reported...