Corona del Mar
Renovation of Port will be a delightful change
I was so excited to hear that the Port Theatre has been sold and
that the gentleman has wonderful ideas.
We were back in Florida a couple years ago and went to a darling
little renovated theater that served light meals before the movie,
and it was delightful, so I certainly hope that the people that live
around the theater will be open to having the rest of us in Corona
del Mar able to enjoy the Port Theatre again.
Yes, there will be some crowded conditions as far as parking goes,
but it is certainly well worth opening it back up again and having it
be a cultural spot in our community rather than an eyesore.
Corona del Mar
A startling change in Costa Mesa's notion of fun
Does anyone else see the irony in closing down the only family
recreation in Costa Mesa, namely the Kona Lanes bowling alley and Ice
Capades skating rink and instead offering to us a 600- to
1,000-person nightclub in downtown Costa Mesa that, since it serves
liquor, will only be for adults, thus cutting out the last of the
children's activities that we have had for so long?
Nichols not one with 'repulsive' ideas
It is not often that I disagree with members of the Newport Beach
City Council and the Daily Pilot editorials, but I respectfully do so
now regarding comments made about the Newport Beach Public Library's
Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series.
Newly elected Councilman Dick Nichols made an interesting and
quite logical comment during the council meeting. Rather than have
only liberal speakers at the lecture series, he suggested including
speakers and topics that represent conservative viewpoints, too. You
know, get a little diversity going rather than a monopoly on one
For that, the poor man was chastised by Councilman Tod Ridgeway
and Mayor Steve Bromberg and the Daily Pilot. His comment was labeled
(are you sitting down for this one) "repulsive" by all three. The
Daily Pilot stated in an editorial that Nichols' call for fairness in
speaker selection was "a totalitarian effort to limit speech and