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Guests get preview of Costa Mesa's new Holiday bar

Holiday, a new bar and lounge in Westside Costa Mesa, hosted a preview night Friday featuring cocktails and DJ music. The venue, at 721 W. 19th St., is a speakeasy-style bar with touches of classic Hollywood and a 1900s French plantation house. It began having soft openings earlier this month and...


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  • 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,...

  • Commentary: Examining the 'intersectionality' of the Clinton candidacy

    Commentary: Examining the 'intersectionality' of the Clinton candidacy

    The theoretical notion of "intersectionality" was recently revisited by civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw in her 2015 Washington Post essay, "Why Intersectionality Can't Wait." Crenshaw makes a case for using intersectionality, as a framework, for analyzing racial, sexual and economic justice...


Life & Arts

On Theater: 'Sound of Music' still loud and clear

The hills are still alive with "The Sound of Music" nearly 60 years after this final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II won five Tony awards and inspired the Oscar-winning movie version that followed in 1965. It's one of the most popular family-oriented Broadway shows...



Man accused of sending threatening messages to Blizzard Entertainment

A Sacramento man has been indicted on allegations of threatening to injure employees of Irvine-based video game developer Blizzard Entertainment, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Stephen Cebula, 28, is accused of transmitting messages to the company over the Internet between July 2 and...