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  • Hampton hangs two members of Blackbeard's crew 295 years ago

    Hampton hangs two members of Blackbeard's crew 295 years ago
    When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates. Cannons...
  • Commentary: Celebrate, protect Fairview's natural state

    Numerous articles have appeared in the Daily Pilot about Fairview Park. Last weekend, an organized community event was held at the park to celebrate this wonderful piece of land. On Nov. 17 members of Costa Mesans for Responsible Government (CM4RG)...
  • City denies Fairview public records request

    City denies Fairview public records request
    Costa Mesa officials have denied a public records request for a 20-year-old archaeological study about the Fairview Indian Site. The Daily Pilot, which filed the request Sept. 23, had sought a copy of the 1993 report, conducted by the Keith Cos....
  • Colombia calls off exhibition of sculptures in face of protests

    Colombia calls off exhibition of sculptures in face of protests
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia’s Culture Ministry on Wednesday called off the largest museum exhibition in decades of stone sculptures carved by a mysterious pre-Hispanic culture known as San Agustin after residents of the eponymous southern...
  • Indian site experts at odds

    Experts weighed in on Fairview Park's archaeological significance Wednesday evening, with one speaker urging preservation and another expressing more skepticism as to what's underneath the ground. The park's citizens advisory committee met in the...
  • Councilwoman requests rehearing on Fairview Park turnaround

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider a rehearing of a Fairview Park project that outside experts contend may harm known Native American archaeological sites. The project includes a hotly contested turnaround where the north end...
  • More discussion of Fairview Park planned

    The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee is set to meet next week to discuss a variety of topics concerning the 208-acre park. The meeting, scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., will include...
  • Archaeological firm elicits concern

    Costa Mesa's archaeological consultant hired to survey the Fairview Indian Site is being met with some concern because of its controversial excavations in neighboring Huntington Beach, though officials contend the job there is far different from what's...
  • Women did most prehistoric cave paintings: Religion, or just lazy men?

    Women did most prehistoric cave paintings: Religion, or just lazy men?
    Do you like prehistoric cave paintings? No? Well, I do, and so the news that many of those paintings were apparently done by women is fascinating. Not only for what it says about our ancestors but for what it says about archeology. Writing for...
  • Turnaround at Fairview Park approved

    Turnaround at Fairview Park approved
    The Costa Mesa City Council voted early Wednesday to add a turnaround space at Fairview Park as a potential compromise to a proposed parking lot, which had been opposed by residents. But a vocal group of people attending the nearly seven-hour council...
  • Archaeological concerns fuel Fairview debate

    Archaeological concerns fuel Fairview debate
    To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much. It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...