Middle East
Risking kidnapping, or worse, we explored Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Syria. Here's what happened

Daily Pilot

News  

Newport-Mesa selects map for adjusting school trustee zone boundaries

After a yearlong debate about how to adjust trustee zone boundaries to make them more equal in population, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board on Tuesday unanimously approved a map labeled Map G, which critics contend was created with minimal public input. The boundary adjustment is...

Sports

See More
Week 8 High School Football Preview: Edison vs. Los Alamitos

Week 8 High School Football Preview: Edison vs. Los Alamitos

When/where: Thursday, 7 p.m. at Huntington Beach High Key Chargers: Sr. QB Griffin O’Connor (92 of 156 passing for 1,329 yards, 12 TDs and seven INTs); Sr. WR-DB David Atencio (34 catches for 604 yards and seven TDs; three INTs, 15 tackles); Sr. DE-RB Hunter Griggs (five sacks, 36 tackles; 25 carries...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

See More
Fun's all round at Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch
News  

Fun's all round at Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch

Families turned out for some fall fun Sunday at the Environmental Nature Center’s annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch in Newport Beach. The five-hour event featured crafts, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, food, music and, of course, pumpkins. Proceeds will benefit the nature center at 1601 E....

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

See More
New Miss Huntington Beach is a Chapman U. student and Ocean View High grad
News  

New Miss Huntington Beach is a Chapman U. student and Ocean View High grad

Alyssa Welfringer, a 20-year-old Chapman University student who graduated from Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, was named this year’s Miss Huntington Beach at the annual pageant Saturday at the city’s Central Library Theatre. Stephanie Miller, 20, was first runner-up and Mara James,...

Laguna Beach

See More
Laguna considers a cap on parking credits for historic preservation
News  

Laguna considers a cap on parking credits for historic preservation

After five meetings, the Laguna Beach Planning Commission appears on the cusp of recommending an amended historic preservation ordinance to the City Council. Commissioners will review and discuss the document at their meeting Wednesday. Laguna staff incorporated a few changes into the ordinance...

Life & Arts

See More
On Theater: Tension mounts in powerful revival of '12 Angry Men'

On Theater: Tension mounts in powerful revival of '12 Angry Men'

Sixty-three years after Reginald Rose's landmark jury-room drama “12 Angry Men” first electrified television audiences, this story and its conflicting characters continue to hold audiences in thrall. In a powerful revival at the Laguna Playhouse, Rose's masterpiece has lost none of its impact,...

Photos

Opinion

See more
  • Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

    Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

    Once again, the tone deaf and ideologically driven members of the Newport Beach City Council used their super majority to rush through, without adequate debate or notice, one of their pet Republican agendas — to glorify one of their own. After years of plotting and conniving, they finally succeeded...

  • Why I support redistricting Map B

    Why I support redistricting Map B

    Did you know that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is in the process of redistricting? A lawsuit is forcing school trustees to draw new boundaries for the seven trustee districts. A Malibu attorney represented a citizen who called out trustees for being out of compliance with the Voting...

  • As progressive O.C. Christians, we urge Congress to take action on gun violence

    As progressive O.C. Christians, we urge Congress to take action on gun violence

    We write as people of faith who are either attendees at, or members of, Irvine United Congregational Church. Our progressive Christian faith prompts us to express both outrage and heartbreak over the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman high in a hotel room shot down into a crowd...

  • Media should not report names or show images of mass murderers

    Media should not report names or show images of mass murderers

    How many of these sick people who wantonly and arbitrarily kill crowds of people with bombs, guns or their cars are acting as copycats of prior similarly demented acts by other people? Of course, we may never know. But every time these demented folks have killed people in places like Aurora, San...

  • ‘I don’t see liberty and justice for all in my country’

    ‘I don’t see liberty and justice for all in my country’

    Writer Steve Smith assumes that the athletes who take a knee do not actively fight for injustice, racism and discrimination (“It’s one thing to take a knee and quite another to get involved with social justice,” Daily Pilot, Oct. 2). Rather they collect fat paychecks and go home. That is an unfair...

Crime

See more
  • Woman arrested after chase in stolen vehicle, Costa Mesa police say

    A 19-year-old woman was arrested early Friday after a brief pursuit by Costa Mesa police near South Coast Plaza, authorities said. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 3400 block of Smalley Road at 12:51 a.m. When police arrived, they found a woman sleeping in the...

  • Military jets pass through for Edwards Air Force Base event

    If you heard the roar of military jets flying over the area Friday afternoon, it was simply part of a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the world’s first supersonic flight. To mark the occasion, Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County launched two formation flights that were scheduled to pass...

  • Huntington Beach man pleads not guilty to molesting girl during burglary

    Huntington Beach man pleads not guilty to molesting girl during burglary

    A 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he molested a girl after breaking into her family’s Huntington Beach home last month, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Miguel Angel Pastrana of Huntington Beach is facing one count each of burglary and child molesting,...

  • 3 men suspected of spray-painting homes and other property on Balboa Peninsula

    3 men suspected of spray-painting homes and other property on Balboa Peninsula

    Three men were arrested early Sunday in Newport Beach on suspicion of spray-painting graffiti on several buildings along a stretch of the Balboa Peninsula, police said. Newport Beach police officers who were investigating another incident near the boardwalk were flagged down at about 2:10 a.m....

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
84°