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September 29, 2011
Not a week into producing Costa Mesa's latest public outreach effort, the "Costa Mesa Minute" daily video production, Dane Bora risked his viewership Thursday with his first "foolishly fearless" high school football picks. His picks don't favor the local teams. "Why foolishly fearless, you ask?" Bora tells viewers. "Well, if I honestly predict what I think the outcome will be, I run the risk of disappointing and offending some of our viewers. But I am no homer, so here goes nothing.
February 10, 2011
USC quarterback Matt Barkley will be a featured speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Night of Champions Friday night, 6 to 9:30, at Mariners Church in Irvine. Barkley, as well as pro surfer Jodie Nelson and UCLA football player Wade Yandall will speak at the event that targets youth. The night will also include live music and comedy. Admission is free at the church's campus and youth center, located at 5001 Newport Coast Drive. Free In N Out Burger will be provided 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.
August 26, 2011
A long-time Costa Mesa dive bar, The Helm, is set to shutter Saturday after its landlord chose not to renew the business' lease. According to Dana Couch, a 24-year employee, the bar is set to shutter at 2 a.m. Saturday. The bar at 1824 Newport Blvd. has been a fixture for decades, with the name The Helm for 23 years, and the Shamrock before that. It is thought to be one of the oldest full-liquor bars in the area. "It's devastating," Couch said. "I've been here so long it's like losing family.
By Sarah Peters, | 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.
From Daily Pilot Staff | April 3, 2013
The Daily Pilot is excited to announce the launch of our new online calendar system. With the help of Costa Mesa-based social calendar company SquaredOut, we've revamped the way we present local calendar listings to our readers. The most notable difference is that now readers can submit their calendar events directly to us. Our calendar listings can be accessed from the Daily Pilot home page, as well as . Submissions can also be made on our Facebook page . Readers will notice a "submit event" button on all of those pages.
By Hannah Fry | September 13, 2013
On day 55 of his journey, Darrian Balongie stopped in Newport Beach to rest and change out his longboard, which had begun to crack from his sometimes rough coast-to-coast voyage. With a 40-pound backpack and bass guitar strapped to his back, the Memphis, Tenn., resident was on the tail end of skateboarding 4,300 miles from New York City to San Diego to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude has a special spot in Balongie's heart: It's the hospital that treated his young cousin so well in the months before his death from acute myelogenous leukemia.
By Bradley Zint | November 2, 2012
Kacey Leggio was about 4 years old when she visited the Port Theater, looked at the screen and proclaimed to her mother: "Mommy, I'm gonna be up there someday. " For the 20-year-old Newport Beach native and aspiring actress, that goal is coming true Sunday night at the invite-only premiere of "One Candle One Man" at the newly revived Corona del Mar venue on East Coast Highway. The film by Xerxes Afshar is partially based on his own life. He directed it, played the starring role and wrote the screenplay.
By June Casagrande | June 22, 2012
Does a presidential candidate who misspells "America" love it any less than the guy whose campaign gets all the letters in the right order? Is he less fit to lead if his Facebook page mentions "offical gear" when it means official gear? Would the typo "sneak peak" on his Facebook page peg him as illiterate, an ineffectual supervisor or a helmsman too dumb to realize he's steering a ship of dummies? These are the questions raised by three typos in one week that the Mitt Romney campaign let slip, the most famous of them being a campaign app that went viral because it contained the slogan "A Better Amercia.
By Steve Smith | August 23, 2011
The Chicago Public Schools website doesn't have this fantastic page, nor do the websites for the New York City Department of Education, the San Diego Unified School District or the Dallas Independent School District. You won't find a similar page for the Anne Arundel County Public Schools, which includes Annapolis, Md., home of the U.S. Naval Academy, nor the Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the U.S. Air Force Academy is. And this webpage does not appear on the website for the public schools in West Point, N.Y., home of the U.S. Military Academy.
By Robert C. Hawkins and Jo Vandervort | February 18, 2011
Just in case you missed it, let us fill you in on the 30th Annual Speak Up Newport Mayor's Dinner. The sold-out event was held on Feb. 11, 2011, at our own Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, and they did a wonderful job with the over 450 guests. Emcee Peter Buffa (not related to Hosni Buffaat) and musician-extraordinaire Jim Roberts made the program go smoothly, but with Peter's occasional funny jabs. Others also participated in the jokes. Have you ever smiled during an invocation?
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