| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Costa Mesa officials announced Tuesday that 13 young men and women recently graduated from the Fire Explorers Post 400 program.
The Class of 2014, ages 16 to 21, met on seven consecutive Saturdays beginning in January. The program, part of the Boy...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Ian Cauble, one of just 202 master sommeliers in the world and founder of SommSelect.com, recently lent his expertise to help raise $75,000 for children in need.
Cauble served hand-selected wines during the fourth annual "Love Grows by Giving"...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Four adult members of Boys Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council, were recently recognized for their distinguished service to youth in scouting and in the community at the council's annual business meeting at the Embassy Suites in Glendale.
| Feb 24, 2013
Taxes main issue in Plantation
Plantation is a city still trying to maintain its small-town flavor and "green" look, despite growing to a population of 85,000. It's a town that still has egg hunts for children and one of the area's bigger 4th of July...
| Feb 23, 2013
For candidates in this year's race, the issues are taxing.
In the March 12 race for Group 4, political newcomer Chris Zimmerman is running against incumbent Peter Tingom, and chief among the issues are tax hikes.
"As a resident and business owner in...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:10 PM
What I find most interesting about the Boy Scouts’ rethinking of its position on admitting gays is the reaction to the proposed decision. Once the BSA’s corporate sponsors got blowback in the wake of the “no gays” policy and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:28 PM
For at least half the roughly 25 people who showed up to a community meeting Thursday night on proposed electricity rate increases, it wasn't just the thought of ballooning bills that had them fuming, it was how the meeting was run.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Given the rapidly evolving status of gay rights here in the U.S, where the Boy Scouts of America recently lifted a ban on gay youths and the Supreme Court prepares to rule on two same-sex marriage cases, John Oliver decided it was time to check up on the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:52 PM
After they renovated sections of a trail in La Cañada Flintridge, two local Eagle Scouts were recognized last year with personal plaques displayed near their completed projects. But trail advocates weren't pleased with the location of the monuments: on...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Ten outstanding volunteers from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach were honored last Friday at the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame luncheon.
American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 Commander Jess Lawson was nominated by 3rd Vice Commander Ken...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Barry E. Johnson is president and chief executive officer of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, South Florida's largest business development organization and among the largest chambers of commerce in the southeastern U.S. He directs a team of more...