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By Geoff West | September 26, 2013
Re. " A kinder, gentler blog (Sept. 9): I hadn't really planned to respond to Bradley Zint's recent article about fairly new Costa Mesa blogger Dennis Popp, particularly since it gave me such positive press. I didn't want to look a gift horse in the mouth. But the headline portraying Popp's blog as kinder and gentler implies that my blog, A Bubbling Cauldron, is cruel and harsh by comparison. And while it may be true, I'm not particularly happy about the portrayal. I do admit, though, to being more willing than Popp to express my opinions of folks in charge in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
Re. "Commentary: Blog toes the official line (Sept. 26)": Local blogger Geoff West recently referred to a Daily Pilot article about local blogs with copious self-congratulation. (He uses the word "I" 16 or 17 times before the page jump.) My interest piqued, the original article was sourced and read. Two things struck me while reading the article about Dennis Popp's blog . First, the Pilot's writer surely had never read the best Costa Mesa blog ever written: former OC Weekly editor Will Swaim's tasty treat, which can be found at republicofcostamesa.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andrea Jason | December 5, 2013
Social media have created ways for people to interact to share, communicate or exchange information. Twitter, with its 140-character-or-less tweets, allows one to post questions or comments. Instagram's users can use digital filters to post videos and photos, which can also be shared on Facebook and Flickr. Facebook allows people and businesses to connect with each other to share photos and stories. A blog is an online journal intended for the public and updated on a frequent basis, often about a specific subject such as family, food or social issues.
NEWS
By Alexandra Baird, abaird.dailypilot@gmail.com | February 5, 2011
Irvine City Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway last week launched a new website designed to give locals a glimpse into the inner workings of city government. "It's a way for me to encourage the people of Irvine to get more involved with their local government as issues come up," Lalloway said. "Local government has the greatest impact on our daily lives, and I think people need to be knowledgeable about what happens so that when things come up they can voice their support or opposition, or even just understand it. " Lalloway is the first Irvine council member to use a blog to connect with the community.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | November 19, 2005
On the Web and seeking community responses since Oct. 31, city-run site has yet to receive a comment. Newport's technology leader says city is ahead of the curve.The city of Newport Beach has launched its first blog in the hope of eliciting more community feedback about proposals for the Marinapark property. The blog, the brainchild of Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff, was created about two weeks ago but is so far bare of any suggestions or complaints. The City Council has been debating what to do with the city-owned Marinapark property for years.
FEATURES
By Brady Rhoades | June 26, 2009
It’s no secret the news business is in a state of flux. Every news outlet I can think of is trying to grapple with this beast we call “the net,” as in the Internet. And for a simple reason: More and more, that’s where readers are migrating — for free information about their communities, their states, their nations and the world at large. We at the Daily Pilot have made exhaustive efforts to make our website as interesting and relevant as possible, all in the name of drawing eyeballs to our hyper-local — “if it doesn’t happen in Newport Beach or Costa Mesa, it’s not news to us” — product.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan | March 22, 2010
Children at Mariners Christian School are learning Spanish with a 21st-century twist: Reading the blog of a former student studying Spanish in Uruguay. Dozens of second-graders were reading portions of a blog sent to them by Lauren Johnson, a Newport Beach resident studying in Montevideo through Abilene Christian University in Texas. Johnson, 20, decided to share her cultural journey with a younger generation. Johnson, whose blog is called TrĂ¡igame Uruguay , or Bring Me Uruguay, gives the students first-hand information on the culture, people and food.
NEWS
By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | November 25, 2010
CORONA DEL MAR — Jenny Flake can't wait for the holidays. "This is the baking season," she said. "I love it. " For Flake, the baking and cooking season is pretty much year-round. When she's not inventing recipes in her home kitchen, or winning national cooking and baking contests, Flake writes the Picky Palate blog, which includes recipes as well as news about her food-blogging travels. Flake, a former dental hygienist, describes herself as a self-taught cook who became inspired by television cooking shows.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | April 16, 2009
The Village Inn that exists in Balboa Island resident Ken Edward’s head is populated with an uppity South Bayfront resident named Olga Renderklott who has appointed herself the unofficial spokeswoman of the “YES on underground utilities” movement and a female bartender whose alter ego wears a beehive hairdo and goes by the name Trixie Louise. The real Village Inn, Balboa Island’s only full bar, a red brick tavern on the corner of Marine and Park avenues, has more beer on tap than intrigue, but it’s just as homey, Edwards said.
NEWS
By Geoff West | January 19, 2008
Like most residents of Newport-Mesa, this week I read with great distress the articles reporting the beating administered to a young female Horace Ensign Middle School student by two freshman girls from Newport Harbor High School — an event that was recorded by another girl while a fourth stood and watched the beating. The video of the event apparently was uploaded to YouTube and advertised on MySpace. I’ve read the blog comments in this newspaper and others, most of which call for extreme penalties for the girls in question, including the two who recorded the event and didn’t try to stop it. Others called for sanctions on the parents of the girls.
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By Andrea Jason | December 5, 2013
Social media have created ways for people to interact to share, communicate or exchange information. Twitter, with its 140-character-or-less tweets, allows one to post questions or comments. Instagram's users can use digital filters to post videos and photos, which can also be shared on Facebook and Flickr. Facebook allows people and businesses to connect with each other to share photos and stories. A blog is an online journal intended for the public and updated on a frequent basis, often about a specific subject such as family, food or social issues.
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NEWS
October 9, 2013
Re. "Commentary: Blog toes the official line (Sept. 26)": Local blogger Geoff West recently referred to a Daily Pilot article about local blogs with copious self-congratulation. (He uses the word "I" 16 or 17 times before the page jump.) My interest piqued, the original article was sourced and read. Two things struck me while reading the article about Dennis Popp's blog . First, the Pilot's writer surely had never read the best Costa Mesa blog ever written: former OC Weekly editor Will Swaim's tasty treat, which can be found at republicofcostamesa.com.
NEWS
By Geoff West | September 26, 2013
Re. " A kinder, gentler blog (Sept. 9): I hadn't really planned to respond to Bradley Zint's recent article about fairly new Costa Mesa blogger Dennis Popp, particularly since it gave me such positive press. I didn't want to look a gift horse in the mouth. But the headline portraying Popp's blog as kinder and gentler implies that my blog, A Bubbling Cauldron, is cruel and harsh by comparison. And while it may be true, I'm not particularly happy about the portrayal. I do admit, though, to being more willing than Popp to express my opinions of folks in charge in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | September 9, 2013
Dennis Popp's first interaction with Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer was framed by a loaded question. "I've been reading that you're trying to be emperor of Costa Mesa," Popp recalled asking him. "Where's your crown?" Popp had just stepped in front of the politician, who was walking. By Popp's account, a startled Righeimer looked at him and replied: "Well, it wore a bald spot up here, and I left it at home. " In the two years since that small showdown, Popp has dug into the political scene and found himself often in agreement with the mayor and his supporters.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | October 16, 2012
A local mom took a beef with school officials to the Internet last week after her son was sent to the vice principal's office for having in his lunch a glass bottle of fermented Kombucha tea, which contains small amounts of alcohol. Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials said administrators followed standard protocol in a situation possibly involving banned substances after the Ensign Intermediate School seventh-grader was overheard telling other students he had alcohol. But the 11-year-old boy's mother was "irate" over the school's response.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | December 24, 2011
A federal judge has ruled partially in favor of the Liberal OC blog in a lawsuit against the former editor of another well-read political site, the Orange Juice Blog. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter awarded $30,000 in damages for cybersquatting in a partial summary judgment to Thinking Liberally Media, Liberal OC's owner, and Irvine-based Madison Alexander PR, according to court records. The court has previously ordered the Orange Juice Blog to pay $17,000 in damages.
NEWS
November 17, 2011
The Orange County Fair & Events Center will launch its own blog Friday at ocfair.com, officials announced at Thursday's Fair Board meeting. As part of a broader public outreach effort by fair officials following record-setting attendance at the summer's event, Chief Executive Steven Beazley will submit the blog's first entry. He will discuss the 2012 fair's theme, "Home Sweet Home," and how he selected it. Besides the blog, the Fair Board also plans on holding a public information night in January where residents can discuss the future of the fair, the Pacific Amphitheatre and any other questions or concerns they may have.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | August 22, 2011
COSTA MESA - When you're done reading this article, real estate insider Holly Schwartz has 365 ideas for what to do with the rest of your day. As author of 365 Things to Do in Costa Mesa, a Torelli Realty blog that highlights local events, places and activities, Schwartz is the unofficial expert on what residents love most about the city. "There's so much going on here," said Schwartz, Torelli Realty's vice president of media and marketing. "Costa Mesa really is a small city with a big-town heart.
NEWS
By Geoff West, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 23, 2011
EDITOR'S NOTE: This obituary originally appeared on a blog, "A Bubbling Cauldron," and was reprinted with permission . COSTA MESA — After a week filled with sadness in Costa Mesa, I must report that my friend Bruce Garlich, a former Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner who twice ran for City Council, has died. He died of cancer Tuesday evening, after a brief stay in hospice care. He was 74. As many Costa Mesans will know, Bruce was a pillar of our community.
NEWS
By Alexandra Baird, abaird.dailypilot@gmail.com | February 5, 2011
Irvine City Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway last week launched a new website designed to give locals a glimpse into the inner workings of city government. "It's a way for me to encourage the people of Irvine to get more involved with their local government as issues come up," Lalloway said. "Local government has the greatest impact on our daily lives, and I think people need to be knowledgeable about what happens so that when things come up they can voice their support or opposition, or even just understand it. " Lalloway is the first Irvine council member to use a blog to connect with the community.
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