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Hundreds answer fitness challenge in Newport

Hundreds answer fitness challenge in Newport

More than 300 people tested their physical mettle Saturday by racing on a fitness obstacle course in Newport Beach as part of the first Epic Series event in Orange County.

 

Driver charged with murder, hit-and-run in cyclist's death

Authorities on Tuesday filed a murder charge against a self-described drug counselor who they say killed a cyclist while driving drunk in Newport Beach.

 

Lab and Camp developer has hip plans for an old Anaheim factory

A developer behind a string of hip Orange County malls plans to transform an old Anaheim marmalade factory into a beer, wine and whiskey hall.

Newport council election has unaccustomed feistiness

Even as councils in neighboring cities have come to accept sharply split votes along political lines as the norm, elected officials in Newport Beach have long said they've avoided letting ideological differences get in the way of prudent decision-...

 

Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

This Nov. 4, two seats are open on Costa Mesa's five-member City Council, and of the men and women vying for the coveted spots, two are already well-known, though politically opposite: Mayor Jim Righeimer, who is up for reelection, and school board...

 

Medical pot proposal closer to the ballot

The Costa Mesa city clerk certified a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, bringing the proposal to permit dispensaries one step closer to voters.

Election 2014

Voters will decide on tried-and-true or new blood in pivotal Newport-Mesa schools election

Voters will decide on tried-and-true or new blood in pivotal Newport-Mesa schools election

As the November election draws near, the race for three open seats on Newport-Mesa Unified's seven-member school board is intensifying in...

Newport council candidates can agree on this: Traffic is a top issue

Newport Beach City Council candidates faced off one more time Wednesday evening at a Corona del Mar Residents Assn. forum, where they told...

Newport firefighters union endorses Brown, Toerge for City Council

The union representing firefighters in Newport Beach announced two endorsements Thursday for the Newport Beach City Council election.

Costa Mesa's Measure P ballot wording confuses voters

Howard and Rosemary McVicker have been reading their Costa Mesa voter pamphlets but are befuddled by Measure P.

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Great Park audit brings back-and-forth allegations of misconduct

Great Park audit brings back-and-forth allegations of misconduct

A week after a developer broke ground on a scaled-back version of Irvine's long-planned Orange County Great Park, a bitter fight over the...

Newport approves A-frame signs for Corona del Mar

They're about hip height, they'll tell you the daily specials and until Tuesday evening, if you saw them loitering on the sidewalk in...

Motels' calls to police are down

Motels' calls to police are down

For a second time this year,...

Longtime Newport planning commissioner Toerge eyes City Council spot

Longtime Newport planning commissioner Toerge eyes City Council spot

After serving nearly 11 years on the Newport Beach planning commission, resident Mike Toerge had helped to write and...

Political Landscape: Savary captures Leece endorsement

Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece has endorsed Suzanne Savary in her run for the 48th Congressional District seat.

Candidate Manfredi says 'passion for schools' drives run for board

Candidate Manfredi says 'passion for schools' drives run for board

Just a short walk from her home in Westside Costa Mesa is Vista Park, where Lisa Manfredi said she met the families that stoked her desire...

Public Safety

Police Files for Oct. 21

Costa Mesa: Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 3000 block at 5:36 a.m. Monday.

Police Files for Oct. 20

Costa Mesa: Columbia Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 2200 block at 4:27 p.m. Saturday.

Irvine police: Man posed as woman on Craigslist to lure teen boys

A 34-year-old man posed as a woman online to lure teenage boys — including one from Irvine — into sexual situations, according...

Project Independence's focus on preparedness goes beyond earthquakes

Project Independence's focus on preparedness goes beyond earthquakes

Schoolchildren, businesses and hospitals around the state participated Thursday in the annual Great California ShakeOut, a drill focused...

Car fire in Irvine parking garage causes $15,000 in damage

A car fire in an Irvine parking structure totaled an older-model Lexus, damaged two other cars and covered about 15 vehicles in soot...

Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex

Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex

Lawyers for the Balboa Bay Club have asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit that alleges it ignored rampant debauchery from some members but...

Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

An Irvine lawyer was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for his part in a revenge scheme that involved planting drugs in a school...

Woman says coyote menaced her, daughter, dogs on Crystal Cove trail

Woman says coyote menaced her, daughter, dogs on Crystal Cove trail

A Corona del Mar woman and her daughter said a coyote pursued them and their dogs for a quarter-mile on a Crystal Cove State Park trail...

Business & Real Estate

Biz News: New food locations opening

Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection

Pioneering diver, scuba instructor and businessman Ron Merker dies at 82

Pioneering diver, scuba instructor and businessman Ron Merker dies at 82

Ron Merker, a pioneering scuba and skin diver who co-owned a chain of diving stores and helped introduce thousands to the pastime in the...

Townhomes OKd for former church site in Lido Village

Townhomes can replace what was formerly a Christian Science church in the Lido Village area of Newport Beach, the California Coastal...

From the OC swap meet to 'Shark Tank'

From the OC swap meet to 'Shark Tank'

How would one even consider updating — maybe improving — an age-old pub game like darts? Out of boredom, sometimes innovation is...

Relationships crumble as wall separating Costa Mesa homes and dealership comes down

Relationships crumble as wall separating Costa Mesa homes and dealership comes down

On the evening of July 14, a woman approached the podium inside Costa Mesa City Hall to inform the powers that be that her dog died.

Runway breakup helps make way for 688 acres of Great Park

Runway breakup helps make way for 688 acres of Great Park

More than a decade after voters rejected efforts to build an international airport at the former El Toro Marine base in favor of a grand...

Education

Newport-Mesa district targets bullying on campuses

Newport-Mesa district targets bullying on campuses

Students at Adams Elementary School made a promise Friday morning to keep bullying off their campus and the Newport-Mesa Unified District is...

1,500 fall in for Mariners Christian School festival

1,500 fall in for Mariners Christian School festival

Mariners Christian School in Costa Mesa welcomed about 1,500 students, family members, faculty and alumni Sunday for a Fall Fest featuring...

Corona del Mar High teachers did grade audits in February after cheating scandal

Corona del Mar High teachers did grade audits in February after cheating scandal

Corona del Mar High School teachers were involved in an audit of 52,000 grades in February, Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman...

Candidates discuss strategy and priorities for district schools

Candidates discuss strategy and priorities for district schools

Signature Academies, air conditioning and the state of schools on Costa Mesa's Westside were discussed at the Newport-Mesa Unified school...

No grade audit results at Corona del Mar High after cheating scandal

Corona del Mar High School teachers either did not perform an optional grade audit recommended by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District...

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