Opinion

Commentary: Thank You, Newport Beach, for 11 great years

For nearly 11 years, it has been my great honor and privilege to serve on the Newport Beach City Council and, from 2010 and 2013, as mayor. As I leave office, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Newport Beach for the opportunity to serve our city. Working together, we have...

Letters and Commentary

Columns

  • From The Boathouse: Be sure to fill out this survey

    Ahoy! I'm hailing all those in the recreational boating industry in our local harbors and inland areas to complete a brief but important survey. The National Marine Manufacturers Assn. in Washington, D.C. is asking for input about maritime-related tax policies, and which ones you want to protect,...

  • A Word, Please: Some clues to spotting fake news

    A Word, Please: Some clues to spotting fake news

    Websites publishing fake news articles, often with fabricated facts, fooled a lot of people leading up to the election. Real news media have responded by publishing lists to help readers spot bogus news sites. And, in keeping with this column's theme of grammar and editing, I'd like to help. Editing...

  • Reflecting on the man who gave me my start

    Reflecting on the man who gave me my start

    Don Jacobs was my mentor and one of my closest friends. He was like an older brother. Had I never met him, my life would have been different. Drastically different — and that's no exaggeration. Without him I'd never have met my wife, Hedy; had the children and grandchildren we've had; enjoyed a...

  • A Word, Please: A traditional holiday primer on possessives

    A Word, Please: A traditional holiday primer on possessives

    Every year as the holidays approach, I like to offer tips to help readers avoid embarrassing mistakes on those Christmas cards that some of us relics still like to send out. Then, every year, as the holidays draw nearer, I'm reminded of just how little anyone listens to me. "Happy holidays from...

  • The Crowd: Childhelp is there to aid the toughest of cases

    The Crowd: Childhelp is there to aid the toughest of cases

    Sustaining a nonprofit organization year after year is a challenge. The cause may garner attention one season and be forgotten the next. So the big question is how do advocates carry the torch for years, even decades? The answer is simple. There must be a strong community relationship, friendships...

58°