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 St. James takes services outside for prayer and protest

St. James takes services outside for prayer and protest

 Services at St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach were a little different Sunday.

 

At comic cons, some jokers get away with harassment

Pop culture fans who dress as superheroes and other characters often face an arch nemesis that can't be defeated by Thor's hammer or Captain America's shield.

 

Newport police find man with dementia who had been missing

Police said Monday that they had found a 73-year-old man with dementia who disappeared from a Newport Beach resort the night before.

Fairview Developmental Center workers sue over no-Spanish policy

A group of employees has sued the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, claiming the state-run facility enforces a discriminatory policy that bars workers from speaking Spanish during the workday.

 

Irvine police arrest 1, seek 2 more in burglary

A rental car and a ransacked home in Irvine led police to a suspected burglar last week, but two of his alleged partners remain at large.

 

It's a patriotic party at Newport Dunes

Fourth of July revelers flocked to the beach at Newport Dunes on Saturday for concerts on two stages, a festival and fireworks after dark.

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Could standoff over eelgrass preservation and dredging be over?

Could standoff over eelgrass preservation and dredging be over?

In the years following its discovery in Newport Harbor, eelgrass has been getting a bad reputation among some dock owners.

Costa Mesa group files petition to give voters a say in development

A petition filed at City Hall this week by a Costa Mesa political action group aims to bring more voter control over new development in...

St. James members to hold service outside closed church building

St. James members to hold service outside closed church building

Though St. James the Great Episcopal Church parishioners won't be meeting in their longtime house of worship on Sunday, it doesn't mean they...

Parks commission's vote on football group's special status is confirmed

A Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission decision that helps a controversial youth football league maintain a special status for cheaper...

Ex-Rohrabacher aide accused of embezzling campaign funds quits Newport finance committee

Ex-Rohrabacher aide accused of embezzling campaign funds quits Newport finance committee

A longtime Orange County Republican Party loyalist stepped down from the Newport Beach Finance Committee this week on the heels of...

Newport announces likely settlement of fire-rings lawsuit

A lawsuit between Newport Beach and advocacy group Friends of the Fire Rings could soon end in a settlement, city officials announced this...

Public Safety

Police Files for July 2

Costa Mesa: College Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 2900 block at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Police Files for June 30

Costa Mesa: Anton Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 500 block at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Newport police seeing benefits of increased July 4 presence

Newport Beach police say they're ready for the Third of July.

Ex-Costa Mesa church volunteer convicted of sexually abusing boys

Ex-Costa Mesa church volunteer convicted of sexually abusing boys

A former Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting five boys and trying to abuse a sixth.

Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing

Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing

Murder and arson charges were filed Thursday against a known gang member accused of stabbing a man to death in Costa Mesa and burning his...

Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Costa Mesa neighborhood

Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Costa Mesa neighborhood

A known gang member with a lengthy criminal history was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing a man to death in a Costa Mesa...

Costa Mesa swears in homegrown police chief

Costa Mesa swears in homegrown police chief

Costa Mesa's new chief of police, Rob Sharpnack, remembers a moment from the beginning of his law enforcement career when he opened his...

Sex-abuse prosecutor: Church volunteer 'handpicked these boys.' Defense: 'There's reasonable doubt'

Sex-abuse prosecutor: Church volunteer 'handpicked these boys.' Defense: 'There's reasonable doubt'

Attorneys concluded their arguments Tuesday in the case of a Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually abusing a half-dozen...

Business & Real Estate

Chamber, under new leader, is counting the ways to grow

Chamber, under new leader, is counting the ways to grow

So many new ideas are floating around an energized Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce these days that its president and CEO, Kyle Woosley, can...

Biz News: CPK's Newport location helps lead new menu launch

CPK's Newport location helps lead new menu launch

Biz News: Dealership celebrates 94 years

Biz News: Dealership celebrates 94 years

Theodore Robins Ford is celebrating its 94th anniversary.

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Former Anaheim Ducks right wing Rob Niedermayer and his wife, Jessica, have sold their home in the Crystal Cove area of Newport Coast for...

Biz News: Free ice cream sandwiches Friday at Irvine shop opening

Cream, a Bay Area-based dessert chain, will give away its signature ice cream sandwiches when it celebrates the grand opening of its...

Education

Nonprofit's co-founder passes her leadership role on to others

Nonprofit's co-founder passes her leadership role on to others

After 11 years at the helm of the Costa Mesa nonprofit she helped co-found, Christine Brooks Nolf has called it quits.

Mariners members take Minnie Street students on a sea-worthy adventure

Mariners members take Minnie Street students on a sea-worthy adventure

Once the nearly 40 students had filed into the boat, Irvine resident Randy Pierce stood before them to ask a question.

Newport-Mesa schools reach balanced budget for 2015-16

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees Tuesday unanimously approved a tentative budget that shows higher revenues than...

Students vie for entrepreneurship prize

Students vie for entrepreneurship prize

A six-student team of entrepreneurs-in-the-making will compete Friday at a global competition in Atlanta to decide who has the best business...

College district names third interim chancellor

The Coast Community College District has announced its third interim chancellor since its last permanent chancellor resigned in August.

Ex-San Clemente High principal is new Estancia principal

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Michael Halt as Estancia High School's...

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