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March 27, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are readers' online feedback on an article regardingTeWinkle Middle School. To respond to any story on the Pilot's website, click on the story and scroll to find the comments field. LPT wrote on March 25 at 9:08 a.m.: Those lunches aren't free. We're paying for them. Miller should have watched the brand new cars dropping off kids at school where they get the free lunches and also free breakfasts and he should have looked in the trash can to see how much food is wasted.
By Alicia Robinson | March 17, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE: Behind the Headlines is a regular feature that focuses on the people involved in the stories making news. It allows them to speak in depth on the issues that have the community talking. Always-outspoken Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher this week stepped into the latest Capitol Hill controversy, joining two other Republican members of Congress in calling for the dismissal of U.S. Atty. General Alberto Gonzales. Rohrabacher is displeased with how Gonzales — and the White House — handled the recent conviction of two Border Patrol agents, and the firing of eight U.S. attorneys has added fuel to the fire.
July 24, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE : The organizers of this event requested that the last names of the participants not be used. What have you gained from being a part of "Summer at The Center?" "We gain a lot of confidence, and we learn that we have to speak in order to be heard." Cristina, 17 "I learned to be myself, not to be afraid of who I am, regardless of what people think of me." John, 16 "I've learned to be more outgoing, to be comfortable around people now."
By TONY DODERO | July 14, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE : Publisher Tom Johnson's "Fair Game" column will return next Friday. I got a call last Friday from local attorney Michael Lawler. "Tony, I wanted to tell you about my latest venture," he said. "It's been a dream of mine since I was a kid to sail around the world. So I'm doing that. Taking off for a three-year trip." "Wow, Mike, that's awesome," I said. "When are you going?" "Tomorrow," he said. OK, so much for advance planning. No chance of us covering his departure on that short of notice.
August 22, 2004
MICHAEL VILLANI EDITOR'S NOTE: Michael Villani is a Costa Mesa resident and an announcer at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. He will be writing occasional pieces for the Pilot while he is there. Has this ever happened to you? You have a big lunch just before you have to do something extremely important, and in the middle of that meeting, conference call or interview you become so lethargic you hardly carry on an intelligent, or for that matter a coherent conversation at all. Well, it happened to me yesterday in my venue, at my broadcast desk, in front of, oh, probably 15,000 people.
October 24, 2004
SPORTS Estancia and Newport Harbor High runners compete at the Mt. San Antonio invitational. See Page B1 MARK THE DATE In the coming weeks, the Daily Pilot will be compiling information for a 2005 calendar. We hope to include all major social, civic, business, entertainment and sporting events that take place in Newport-Mesa and also at UC Irvine. If you have events that you believe should be added to our calendar, then e-mail the date, time, place and nature of the major event to dpcalendar@ latimes.
April 20, 2004
TUESDAY Edwards Island 3 12:15 p.m. -- "Mosku The Last of His Kind (Mosku -- Lajinsa viimeinen)" 3 p.m. -- "Gaz Bar Blues" 5:30 p.m. -- "Proteus" 8 p.m. -- "Cuba Libre" Edwards Island 4 11 a.m. -- S5, "Nine-to-Five Shorts" 1 p.m. -- S13, "Mock Dock Short Block" 4 p.m. -- S20, "Global Eco Shorts Today" 6:30 p.m. -- S14, "The Other Side of Shorts" 9 p.m. -- S30,...
April 23, 2004
Films are presented at four venues: Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach; Edwards Island 7 Cinemas, 999 Newport Center, Newport Beach; Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach; and Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente, Newport Beach. Unless otherwise noted, general screening tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office or online until 6 p.m. the night before at For more information, check the website or call (949)
May 2, 2004
EDITOR'S NOTE It is often called the best photo the Daily Pilot never published. But no more. On that fateful May day in 1999, emotion-filled editors and photographers entered into a debate. Should we run a photo that contained a tarp covering the dead body of 4-year-old Sierra Soto as it lay next to a kneeling, somber firefighter, Gregg Steward? It was a dramatic moment and one that was sure to leave an indelible memory with our readers. The arguments pro and con went late into the night.
September 19, 2004
EDITOR'S NOTE: On Tuesday night, the Newport Beach City Council will begin deliberations about who should replace Councilman Gary Adams and finish the final two years of his term. It will be the second time in a year that the council has had to choose a replacement for an resigning councilman. Following Gary Proctor's resignation, the council added Steve Rosansky to its ranks. It's as important a decision as the council will make. The person they choose will not only have to step in and represent the community, but that person will in two years have a decided advantage if he or she chooses to run in the 2006 election.
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