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October 27, 2011
I appreciate Benjamin J. Hubbard's take on angels and demons, and the goodness of most people, and I respect the turn to religion to process events such as the tragic massacre in Seal Beach ("Our angels are stronger than demons," On Faith, Oct. 19). Scott Dekraai, the alleged Seal Beach shooter, is a severely disturbed individual. The tragedy didn't have to happen. I suggest another practical approach that would tap into concrete responses by the angels: Many people in our society are suffering from real neurobiological disturbances, ranging from depression and other mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
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NEWS
By Lauren Williams | October 11, 2011
LOS ANGELES — Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court to an additional felony charge of misappropriation of public funds. Hubbard, 54, is now facing three felony counts related to his last job as schools chief in Beverly Hills. Following his arraignment on the charge brought by the grand jury, Judge Patricia Schnegg released Hubbard on his own recognizance. The new charge stems from prosecutors' allegations that Hubbard gave a pay raise — without the school board's required approval — to another administrator, Nora Roque, while the two worked together in the Beverly Hills Unified School District in May of 2005, according to a copy of the indictment.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jean Hastings Ardell, Special to the Pilot | September 27, 2011
The dog was small and scared, her tan fur matted with burrs. She stood, utterly lost, in the shade of the lone tree in the parking lot of the Urban Youth Academy in Compton. We made eye contact; she wagged her tail. I was there on a June afternoon to work on a story about the academy's mission to return baseball to the inner city. In 2006, Major League Baseball invested $10 million in the 10-acre facility, which sits in a corner of the El Camino College Compton Center campus near the junction of the Artesia (91)
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | September 15, 2011
The Daily Pilot has long been on Twitter, but now its entire reporting and much of its editing staff is as well. Individual members of the staff have been using the social media network, but reporters and editors have created professional handles so readers can follow their work. In an effort to serve the community on multiple platforms — which includes print, the website , OC Now, Facebook and Twitter ( @thedailypilot) — individual reporters will now be accessible on Twitter, and followers can read stories, get updates and give feedback.
NEWS
By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | September 1, 2011
The celebration for the Ocean View Little League All-Stars continues. The Little League World Series champions are set to visit the California state legislature, where they will be honored and given a Senate Resolution on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday. State senator Tom Harmon and other legislators will present the team and coaches with a Senate Resolution congratulating them on their achievement. The team will be recognized at the start of the senate session scheduled to begin at noon.
NEWS
By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | July 26, 2011
CORONA DEL MAR — The owner of a Corona del Mar puppy store has filed for a restraining order against a Los Angeles woman who claims the shop sells dogs that come from puppy mills. I Heart Puppies owner Brooke Ann Bradford filed a request at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach on Friday for orders to stop harassment from Carole Davis, according to online court records. In the request, Bradford claims that Davis, West Coast director for the Companion Animal Protection Society, visited the store and alleged that at least one of the store's dogs came from a Midwestern puppy mill.
NEWS
July 22, 2011
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing batteries from traffic signals located in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, officials said Thursday. An officer who stopped Ricardo Urizar, 28, of Los Angeles, for a traffic violation July 12 noticed 22 batteries in the bed of the rented truck Urizar was driving, according to a news release from the Newport Beach Police Department. Police said Urizar intended to sell the batteries he allegedly stole from the boxes, which had locks that he cut off. The batteries are used as backup in case of power failures, according to the release.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | July 11, 2011
Capitalizing on someone's misfortune is not usually good business. But what if a catastrophe is forecast far in advance? Travel marketing executives in Newport Beach have seized on the looming San Diego (405) Freeway shutdown this weekend . They've created package deals and launched an advertising blitz to lure Angelenos to Newport's "tranquil" hotels and resorts. As the leisure travel market continues to rebound, hoteliers are looking to fill rooms that might otherwise be taken, especially on a summer weekend.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | June 4, 2011
LOS ANGELES — Three All-Americans and a projected No. 1 pick in this week's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft had already taken the mound in the NCAA Los Angeles baseball regional at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium. But UC Irvine sophomore Matt Whitehouse showed in the Anteaters' 4-3 victory against San Francisco in a winner's-bracket game Saturday night that he has the stuff of which the best in this regional are made. Whitehouse held the Dons to two earned runs on four hits in 8 1/3 innings to improve to 4-0 and move UCI (41-16)
SPORTS
By Julie Buehler, Daily Pilot | June 2, 2011
COSTA MESA — When St. John The Baptist School's first-year coach David Cortez needs to motivate his team of third- and fourth-grade girls, he just offers them tickets to Chivas USA games. That is a luxury a coach has when he works in the public relations department of one of the nation's most popular soccer teams. The strategy worked as his team earned a 4-0 victory over Our Lady Queen of Angels in the gold division of the 12th annual Daily Pilot Cup Wednesday night at the Costa Mesa Farm Sports Complex.
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