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Hillary Davis

Hillary Davis covers the city of Newport Beach for the Daily Pilot. She joined the Pilot in February 2017 after spending 10 years reporting for newspapers across Arizona, where she was a six-time finalist for the Arizona Press Club’s Community Journalist of the Year. She earned a master’s degree in mass communication from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona. (714) 966-5985
Higher-than-expected bids prolong process of putting Newport utility lines underground

Placing utilities underground is becoming more expensive in Newport Beach, and as the city and Southern California Edison redesign and re-bid projects to bring down costs, it’s taking longer too.

Newport OKs standalone Harbor Department

The Newport Beach Harbor Department will become a standalone unit in City Hall. The City Council voted this week to put the new department under supervision of the city manager as part of the city’s overall budget for the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year.

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