Welcome to the first edition of the Daily Pilot’s newsletter. And of all the days to give birth to the newsletter, Mother’s Day is ideal.
Happy Mother’s Day to every mom out there.
My name is David Carrillo Peñaloza, and I’m the city editor and sports editor. You can call me DCP for short. I plan to give you a snippet of our coverage online and in print.
You can sign up for this newsletter by emailing me at David.Carrillo@latimes.com. Tell your friends, your family, your neighbors.
Here we go.
More protesting than surfing these days in Huntington Beach
A day after three counter-protesters, including one dressed as the Grim Reaper, showed up to downtown Huntington Beach, around 1,500 demonstrators turned up in Surf City Saturday.
The latest protesters demanded the opposite of Friday’s trio.
Reporter Andrew Turner writes that Saturday’s large crowd called for both the state and the nation to fully reopen — both economically and socially — and protested precautions that have been implemented intended to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Who in Orange County is still suing Gov. Gavin Newsom?
COVID-19, monkeys and love
Columnist Patrice Apodaca writes that humans are experiencing love in the time of coronavirus, and some of them might feel a certain kinship with psychologist Harry Harlow’s poor, tortured test subjects: rhesus monkeys.
Grim Reaper actually lives in Huntington Beach
Here’s Huntington Beach’s own Grim Reaper, Spencer Kelly, in case you didn’t click on the first story.
Newport Beach and Laguna Beach City Council previews
We are the only media outlet in Orange County that covers almost every City Council meeting in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley.
We will keep you informed on what’s going on in your city and keep an eye on your politicians and community leaders. That alone should be a reason to subscribe to the Daily Pilot. If you’re still on the fence, you can subscribe at latimes.com/subscribe. Tell them I sent you.
No flop for HGTV star Tarek El Moussa on his Costa Mesa farmhouse
Spoiler alert if you watch “Flip or Flop” on HGTV.
Reporter Jack Flemming writes that Tarek El Moussa, one of the stars of the show, sold his modern farmhouse in Costa Mesa for $2.705 million, $430,000 more than he paid for it in 2018.
Orange County back in business, sort of
Retailers in Orange County reopened Friday, mostly for curbside pickup.
Reporters Hillary Davis, Sara Cardine, Matt Szabo, Lilly Nguyen and Andrew Turner covered the reopening of businesses in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Fountain Valley. Here’s the preview and the first day back.
Photographers Don Leach, Scott Smeltzer, Kevin Chang and Raul Roa captured the shoppers.
Street racing and drive-by shooting in Costa Mesa
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Thank you for reading. Enjoy your Sunday with your mom, six feet apart, of course. I’m headed to Los Angeles to visit my mother, Esther. I love you, mamá.