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By Steve Virgen | April 1, 2009
A cross-country move to Newport Beach in 2007 turned out to be a life-changing experience for Daria Gordeeva-Grinkova. Before, she seemed destined to become a figure skater, following in the footsteps of her renowned parents, Katia Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkova. But when Daria came from Connecticut to Newport Beach two weeks before her freshman year at Sage Hill School, she hung up the skates and took up lacrosse. The life of a competitive ice skater is behind her. Daria’s life has changed.
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October 31, 2013
The Daily Pilot has expanded its social media presence by joining Instagram, a popular photo and video sharing service for smartphones. Our photographers work hard to capture great news, sports and entertainment images from around Newport-Mesa. We'll pick the best photos of the day or week for our Instagram followers to view right on their phones. On occasion, reporters will post their own photos while on assignment out in the field. To follow the Daily Pilot on Instagram, search for TheDailyPilot from the smartphone app, or visit http://www.instagram.com/TheDailyPilot . The Instagram app is available in Google Play for Android phones and in the Apple app store.
FEATURES
November 13, 2009
Are you in touch with issues concerning Latinos in the Newport-Mesa area? Are you a dogged researcher? Do you have a flair for writing? The Daily Pilot is seeking a columnist to write about issues affecting Latinos. The right candidate must be a resident of Newport Beach or Costa Mesa. If you’re interested, send clips or a sample column to Editor Brady Rhoades at brady.rhoades@latimes.com or 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Please include your contact information.
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April 25, 2011
Want to see your messages and photos expressing love for your mom published in the Daily Pilot on Mother's Day? From now until 5 p.m. May 4, the Daily Pilot will be accepting Mother's Day notes and photographs to be considered for publication on May 8. Please observe the following guidelines, otherwise we cannot publish your special messages and/or photos: Messages and/or photos will only accepted via e-mail at dailypilot@latimes.com ...
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April 18, 2011
The Daily Pilot won two awards for investigative reporting over the weekend in the Best Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Assn. Pilot Staff Writer Mike Reicher won first and second place, respectively, in the investigative and enterprise reporting category for his work covering questions about an Assembly candidate's address and on cell phone towers popping up along the coastline. The Oct. 10, 2010 piece, "Nguyen's address in doubt," focused on Phu Nguyen, a candidate for the Legislature who apparently began his campaign living outside of the district he intended to represent.
FEATURES
January 29, 2010
From now until Feb. 10, the Daily Pilot will be accepting love notes or stories from readers writing about their loved ones or that special someone for consideration for publication in the Valentine’s Day edition. E-mail your messages and photographs with captions to dailypilot@latimes.com , and specify “Valentine’s message” in the subject line. Or mail your entries to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Submissions without the writer’s full name, address and phone number, and photos submitted without captions, will not be considered.
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By Kelly Parker | June 6, 2013
The Daily Pilot's digital presence is constantly changing and improving, and we're excited to announce some new features we hope will help our readers get the news they want faster and better. First, we're bringing back breaking news alerts, which will go out to subscribers via email. The alerts will quickly get out the basics of a breaking news story - such as a major car crash, fire or school lockdown - as soon as we become aware of it. We'll continue to update the story on our website as we get information, but the alerts will now be the first source of information.
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April 26, 2004
WEATHER Expect more heat. See Page A2 SPORTS Andre Sommersell, who attended Estancia High for two years, is Mr. Irrelevant XXIX after being drafted by the Oakland Raiders. See Page A6 THANKS, MOM Moms do it all. Now is your chance to say "thanks" and honor your mother's love and hard work. Send the Daily Pilot a paragraph or two about why your mom's so great, along with a photo, for publication on Mother's Day. The deadline is May 1. E-mail to dailypilot@latimes.
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By Bradley Zint | April 16, 2014
Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler. Eastside resident Geoff West alluded to the Nazi dictator in an April 11 Facebook posting about the operating structure of the Preserve Our Neighborhoods Task Force. Righeimer recently created the citizens group to examine complex legal issues associated with problematic rehabilitation homes in the city.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 11, 2014
In the desert, in triple-digit heat, and on asphalt, Nic Sargeant has the urge to play basketball. He misses the sport that much. Sargeant is spending spring break in La Quinta, where he and a half dozen of his closest friends rented out a house with a pool. A volleyball net is set up in the back, but if it were up to Sargeant, there would also be a portable basketball goal. Sargeant last suited up for the Newport Harbor High boys' basketball team on Feb. 21. Almost two months have passed since the Sailors' season ended in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs.
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By Matt Szabo | April 10, 2014
Junior midfielder Shelby Brown called the end of the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer season "crazy," and nobody who saw the games would argue. Two tight wins on the road at the end of league helped the Sea Kings win their fourth straight outright league title. In the first, CdM had to survive a last-minute, penalty-kick attempt against Beckman. In the second, the Sea Kings had to rally from a two-goal deficit at Northwood in the final 20 minutes. CdM then earned two shootout wins in its first two games of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, against Fountain Valley and Upland.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 9, 2014
Three years ago, Marco Pineda played much bigger than his size as a freshman at Estancia High. Pineda, then 4-foot-10, made sure no one pushed him around on the soccer field. Size didn't matter to Pineda, who proved it as a defender with gritty play. The frosh-soph coach raved about Pineda to the head varsity coach, Robert Castellano. One day, Castellano came out to watch Pineda, before he walked away with one question. "Could Pineda perform on the varsity level with his tiny size?"
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By Carrie Luger Slayback | March 24, 2014
Hit by crippling, heat-induced leg cramps at mile 20, I was certain that the First Place, L.A. Marathon title that I had promised Daily Pilot readers was out of the question. Devastated by disappointment, I sat quietly during the ride home, while the Saturday Runners socialized in raucous celebration. Arriving at my house, we left the rented van and painfully climbed the steps to the dining room, where my husband waited with hot pizza and icy beer. Then home and hot showers drew the sore-legged crew to their cars, so I climbed the stairs to the computer room, looked at my time and let out a whoop: "First Place, four hours and 54 minutes" for my age class.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
Re. "Zucco: Why we edit your letters to the editor," (Feb. 27): At the risk of not getting another letter published in the Daily Pilot, I have some feedback for the letters editors. I am taking this risk because I strongly believe the Pilot's letter-editing process should be improved. I personally know many of the contributors to the Pilot's Forum. Many, including myself, are long-time Costa Mesa residents who have submitted letters to the Pilot for many years. Most of these letters were published with only modest editing.
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By John Canalis | February 27, 2014
By now you've probably read about the Feet to the Fire Forum lineup planned for 2014. Those are the political debates I host with my friends from the Orange County Register and Voice of O.C. We're planning to interview candidates for county supervisor, state Assembly and the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa city councils. If you don't know about this exciting series, you can read about it in my last column . As a little warmup, Daily Pilot columnist Barbara Venezia and I are going to join Lynn Selich and Tom Johnson on the radio this weekend to talk about the debates.
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By Barbara Venezia | February 27, 2014
My friendship with John Canalis, editor of the Daily Pilot, is both strange and wonderful. He's wonderful and I'm just strange! But all kidding aside, since we met more than four years ago, not only have we put our heads together creating the ground-breaking political forum series Feet to the Fire, but we also did something unprecedented. We brought together media outlets in Orange County. Moving past the pettiness of competition, the Daily Pilot, Orange County Register and the Voice of OC have continued to come together for a common goal with these forums.
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By Debbie Zucco | February 26, 2014
We in the news business serve many masters, among them our sources, our readers and the truth. We hold our reporters to high standards in their pursuit of facts, expecting that they will be persistent but respectful and, when writing, fair to all sides. Things get a little more complicated when dealing with the letters to the editor and commentaries you send in for publication in the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent or Coastline Pilot. You become the writers, and you are often impassioned.
NEWS
February 22, 2014
I am in receipt of a letter sent to the Daily Pilot by Adams Elementary School librarian Deborah Lucas regarding the issue of fencing at the school ( "Commentary: Adams Elementary fence belongs on perimeter," Feb. 21). I would like to respond: I believe the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees signed off on running the fence along the blacktop after meeting with families, students, staff and neighbors. She argues that the fence would not achieve safety.
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