Daily Pilot


See More
High School Football: Breakers step up at Estancia

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

See More

Autoplex demolition goes to City Council for review

After splitting two rounds in front of the Planning Commission, a proposal to replace much of an existing strip mall on Bristol Street with a large self-storage facility will go before the Costa Mesa City Council for review. Council members are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to allow demolition...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

See More
'Drone Eddie' is mourned at candlelight vigil in Huntington Beach

'Drone Eddie' is mourned at candlelight vigil in Huntington Beach

Dozens of friends, family members and city officials gathered Tuesday night in Huntington Beach for a candlelight vigil to remember Edward Paige, an aerial photographer well-known in the community for his passion for unmanned flying vehicles. Paige, a 36-year Huntington Beach resident better known...

Laguna Beach

See More
Mystery jumper suspect arrested in Newport and Laguna videotaped leaps; he's charged with trespassing


See More
Dia de los Muertos celebration show at Segerstrom Center will feature music and dance



See more
  • Reader Report: Joe Bell would have enjoyed the Fall Classic's curve

    I am not one to follow sports, but my late husband, Joseph N. Bell, was a baseball fan of the highest order. He saw meaning in the game, and the act of enjoying it, that I found inspiring. Readers of Joe's longtime Daily Pilot column, The Bell Curve, may recall that he wrote about baseball as "the...

  • Mailbag: Firefighters association has same rights to speech, assembly as everyone else

    Sept. 21's Daily Pilot carried letters from Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner Tim Sesler ("Commentary: Firefighters association should not campaign"), an appointee of the City Council, and Sen. John Moorlach ("Commentary: Public employee union donations pose a conflict"), a known ally of the current...

  • Commentary: Museum House should go to a vote of the people

    If there was ever a project that should go to a public vote, the Museum House condominium tower has to be it. It represents all the issues that just beg for a good public discussion. On the one hand, it is touted to be a beautiful, iconic structure the likes of which can be found in places like...

  • 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...


See more
  • 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:...