Daily Pilot


Pets brave the waves at Surf City Surf Dog contest

More than 70 dogs battled waves and swells over the weekend during the annual Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach. The canines participated in various events Saturday and Sunday at Huntington Dog Beach, including stand-up paddleboarding with their owners and a...


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Boys' water polo: Oilers are runner-up in South Coast Tournament

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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State of the Schools Breakfast reflects on Newport-Mesa district's past

The gym floor at Newport Harbor High School had been so uneven that if you threw marbles onto it, they would've all collected in the same spot. This, according to Paul Reed, the Newport-Mesa Unified School Distict's deputy superintendent and chief business official, made renovating the Newport...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Exhibition explores Day of the Dead

Laguna Beach

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Judge blocks Laguna Beach apartment complex over coastal commissioners' transparency law violations


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Asian Americans' numbers and political influence are growing

Asian Americans' numbers and political influence are growing

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to U.S. Census data, having nearly doubled their share of the electorate in the past decade. By the year 2044, Asian Americans are expected to become 10% of all voters nationally, and in Orange County, home to...



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  • Commentary: CdM made decisions with health of students in mind

    News goes viral contingent on its ability to resonate and relevancy — or its sexy and salacious nature. In the case of Corona del Mar High School last week, it was both. Corona del Mar High made national headlines when the flames of bad decisions, fueled by winds of rivalry-game emotion, parental...

  • Mailbag: Op-ed piece on public safety 'has it all wrong'

    Re. "Commentary: Voters want 'clean, safe, peaceful, quiet places to live'," (Sept. 13): I am a 44-year resident and homeowner in Costa Mesa. I'm also a retired law enforcement member (25 years) and then operated my own private investigation company for 20 years, all the time with an eye focused...

  • Commentary: City is better-positioned today than eight years ago

    Eight years ago, I was blessed to be appointed to the Costa Mesa Planning Commission. When I first got on the commission, times were bleak. The Great Recession had decimated municipal budgets, including Costa Mesa's. Harbor Boulevard was dotted with vacant properties covered by green chain-link...

  • Commentary: Proposition 57 places our communities at risk

    This November, don't be fooled by Proposition 57's title, "Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act." The ballot measure supported by the governor is intended to empty California's prisons by reducing felony sentences. Its proponents claim Proposition 57 only reduces the sentencing requirements of non-violent...

  • Mailbag: Term limits can hinder a local school board

    Re. "School board race revives call for term limits," Sept. 11: Any efforts toward applying term limits to the position of school district trustee should honor how important stability is to learning. Children flourish in a stable environment. Excessive change can interfere with learning and development....


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  • Costa Mesa man suspected of DUI, resisting arrest

    A Costa Mesa man was arrested after police said he drunkenly fled from them in a car in Newport Beach. Police responded to a domestic violence call from a woman at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Cagney Lane at 3:45a.m. Saturday, according to Newport Beach police. When officers arrived...

  • Police Files for Sept. 23

    Costa Mesa Nassau Road: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 300 block at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Norse Avenue: Grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2400 block at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Newport Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 1800 block...

  • Police arrest man in Costa Mesa on attempted murder warrant

    A man wanted in San Diego on an attempted murder warrant was arrested in Costa Mesa, authorities said Thursday. Costa Mesa police responded to the area of 1900 Newport Blvd. at about 1:55 p.m. Wednesday after receiving an anonymous tip that a wanted man, Salvador Manuel Ibarra, 24, was in the area,...

  • Police Files for Sept. 22

    Costa Mesa West 19th Street: Drinking in public was reported in the 600 block at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday. Enclave Circle: Burglary was reported in the 400 block at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Parsons Street: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2000 block at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Indiana Avenue: Grand...