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A fair share of pampering

A fair share of pampering

Between the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped whiskey and the stomach-churning rides, the Orange County Fair isn't really designed to do a body good.

 

Big problem for small developments: trash pickup

In the midst of a hot real estate market — with new tracts aiming to coax neighborhood revitalization in the Westside and eclectic, urbanized housing options designed to entice young professionals — Costa Mesa City Hall is bustling...

 

Summer course puts young students in motion toward engineering

With their eyes fixed on the roof of Killybrooke Elementary School, students hailing from throughout Newport-Mesa waited for the first egg to fall.

Caltrans will put toll lanes on 405 Freeway despite objections

State transportation officials are moving forward with a controversial plan to add toll lanes to a busy stretch of the 405 Freeway in Orange County despite strong opposition from nearby cities who argue the so-called "Lexus lanes" will hurt average...

 

Irvine blackout caused by transformer fire at substation

A Southern California Edison transformer caught fire Thursday evening leaving thousands of Irvine residents in the dark, authorities said.

 

Mini-libraries proposed for Costa Mesa parks

What looks like a birdhouse and acts like a library?

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Shop till they drop at the OC Fair

Shop till they drop at the OC Fair

Bonnie Callow emerged from the Festival of Products area of the Orange County Fair, her arms straining under the weight of multiple shopping...

The Go-Go's head to OC Fair with a new beat and big plans

The Go-Go's head to OC Fair with a new beat and big plans

Top secret: The Go-Go's drummer, Gina Schock, has never taken a music lesson in her life.

You might be a comedian if ...

You might be a comedian if ...

Plenty of fifth-graders will be present. With the July sun blazing, a few necks may turn red. And lots of food will be available, even if...

Beekeeper starts a buzz at the OC Fair

Beekeeper starts a buzz at the OC Fair

A bee sting once caused Amy Cripps' foot to swell to the point where she couldn't walk. Another time, while working with a hive, a stinger...

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O.C. Veterans Cemetery clears major hurdle

The Irvine City Council unanimously approved a 125-acre site for a proposed Veterans Memorial Cemetery within the Orange County Great Park...

Council OKs scaled-back development for Newport Center, Fashion Island, airport areas

The Newport Beach City Council approved an amendment to the city's development guidelines Tuesday, amid accusations from residents that it...

CM4RG endorses Foley, Humphrey for council

Costa Mesans for Responsible Government has endorsed two of its own for Costa Mesa City Council.

Senior center reveals allegations of embezzlement

A former Costa Mesa Senior Center employee was arrested in June on suspicion of embezzlement, police have confirmed.

Newport hires deputy public works director

Newport hires deputy public works director

A man who helped to ensure that Anaheim's roadways, bridges, sewers and storm drains were maintained and improved will be applying his...

FPPC role in campaign finance will go to vote

Orange County voters will be asked whether they want the state's Fair Political Practices Commission to enforce local campaign finance...

Public Safety

Police Files for July 25

Costa Mesa, Maple Avenue: Assault was reported in the 1900 block at 7:44 a.m. Thursday.

Police Files for July 24

Pinecreek Drive: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2800 block at 7:35 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Gas outage may last through weekend on Balboa Peninsula

An estimated 3,000 homes and businesses on the Balboa Peninsula were still without gas Friday afternoon because of a major pipeline...

Gas may be off through weekend after leak near Newport pier

Police evacuated two blocks of homes on the Balboa Peninsula Thursday afternoon after workers broke a gas line near the Newport Beach Pier.

Woman dies after being ejected in Newport Coast crash

The Irvine woman involved in a violent single-car crash in Newport Coast Wednesday morning has died, according to the Orange County coroner'...

Man with a knife arrested in attempted robbery

Police arrested a Costa Mesa resident Thursday morning after an attempted robbery of a couple at knifepoint.

Police arrest parolee carrying pepper spray

Police arrest parolee carrying pepper spray

Costa Mesa police said they arrested a parolee Tuesday evening after he was found with pepper spray, a banned item for parolees.

UCI police seek man who tried to touch student, asked to massage feet

UC Irvine police are looking for a man who tried to inappropriately touch a female student and asked if he could massage other women's feet.

Business & Real Estate

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new company is setting up shop in the famed basketball player's hometown.

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

For many of the students participating in the Junior Livestock Auction at the OC Fair, the auctions Saturday are a bittersweet moment,...

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

One of Costa Mesa's oldest churches is up for sale, and Eastside residents are worried about new development and closing the book on a...

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of the 1,500 job cuts that Botox maker Allergan Inc. announced Monday morning will be made in Southern California, the company’...

 'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

More than 300 hopefuls descended on the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Sunday to audition for the upcoming season of "The...

Tiny Balboa T-shirt shop folding up after 30 years

Tiny Balboa T-shirt shop folding up after 30 years

Among the boutique shops on Balboa Island's main drag, a small store called Family T's has long offered a tourist basic.

Education

Fundraiser to benefit soldier foundation

The Adopt Our Soldier Foundation will hold a fundraiser Sunday in Newport Beach.

National Merit Scholars announced

Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as...

OCC considers ways to maintain Neutra's vision

OCC considers ways to maintain Neutra's vision

The business education building has sat nestled in the interior of the Orange Coast College campus for the past 61 years.

Shalimar Park gets a new playground

Shalimar Park gets a new playground

More than 250 volunteers began building a new playground Friday on Costa Mesa's Westside.

Community college gets accreditation warning

Golden West College must address concerns related to academic success and financial planning in order to remain an accredited community...

Top Newport-Mesa officials get raises

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees have approved a 6% salary increase for the superintendent and five executive cabinet members.

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