Daily Pilot Newsletter: Sunday, May 10, 2020

Employee Moy Ramirez, left, places flowers on display as Christina Dagle, right, and her daughter, Eleanor Eades, 4, buy flowers for a friend from Devynn's Garden in Seal Beach on Friday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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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.

Protesters hold signs with various messages during Saturday's protest to open the state of California at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach.
Protesters hold signs with various messages during Saturday’s protest to open the state of California at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach.
(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

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.

Photographer Rau Roa captured the protest in still photos and video. You also have to check out how Roa disinfects after covering a protest.

Who in Orange County is still suing Gov. Gavin Newsom?

Reporter Hillary Davis has the list of lawsuits against Gov. Gavin Newsom, who ordered Orange County beaches to close at the end of April, then he allowed them to reopen in phases last week.

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.

Tomas, right, who declined to give his last name, takes a selfie with the Grim Reaper, also known as Spencer Kelly from Huntington Beach, on Friday.
(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

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.

Reporters Hillary Davis and Lilly Nguyen have your previews of Tuesday’s City Council meetings for Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.

Built in 2015, the modern farmhouse opens to a private backyard with a lounge, swimming pool and spa.
(Grant Rivera)

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

Five-hundred cars took over a street Tuesday near the border of Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, and two days later, a drive-by shooting injured a man in Costa Mesa.

Read all about it!

For those who still want to experience the newspaper but are only digital subscribers, you can now view the actual newspaper online.

We produce a Daily Pilot e-newspaper. Here’s Sunday’s edition. Hopefully this gives you the same feel as reading the newspaper in your hands.

If you have any questions, suggestions or want to simply sign up, email me at David.Carrillo@latimes.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @ByDCP and tweet me questions.

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.