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 'Our people cannot downsize. They are down.'

'Our people cannot downsize. They are down.'

Rumors were already circulating among residents at Ebb Tide Mobile Home Park when a letter arrived that confirmed their fears.

 

Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club

A Newport Beach businessman filed a lawsuit against the Balboa Bay Club and its owners Thursday, alleging the beachfront resort routinely ignored drunken escapades by its members but kicked him out after one incident when he accidentally mixed...

Council to consider employee contract

A nearly $25-million employment contract with Costa Mesa's municipal employee union will go for City Council review Tuesday.

 

Fair Board: Keep state fairs in public hands

The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday agreed to draft a resolution that will express the board's intent on maintaining state fairgrounds as public assets rather than privatized properties.

 

Tree wells to receive upgrades in Corona del Mar

The Corona del Mar Business Improvement District has voted to spend $5,000 to improve village tree wells that have broken irrigation systems, and dead or missing plants.

Election 2014

Costa Mesa declines to film and air Eastside political forum

Citing concerns about political neutrality, Costa Mesa's public-access television channel will not tape and air an upcoming City Council...

Political Landscape: Council candidates to face off at OCC forum [Updated]

The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County...

Metoyer says she'll go to great lengths to inspire kids

Metoyer says she'll go to great lengths to inspire kids

School board candidate Charlene Metoyer is willing to climb onto the roof to sing the praises of Newport-Mesa Unified schools.

Judge denies lawsuit against wording of Newport's Measure Y

Ballot language regarding proposed land development changes in Newport Beach will remain, according to an Orange County Superior Court...

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Newport consulting firm accuses Great Park investigators of unethical conduct

A Newport Beach consulting firm accused of non-compliance in the Great Park audit is turning the tables on investigators examining more than...

Bill to require rehabs to report deaths moves forward

A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities to report their residents' deaths has passed both houses of the state...

Fairgrounds extends swap meet contract

The Orange County Fair Board approved a contract this week with the fairgrounds' longtime swap meet operator, a move that will maintain...

Ease traffic, hire more cops, Costa Mesa residents say

Too many palm trees. No electronic billboards. Too much development and traffic.

Coastal Commission questions Newport on charcoal fire rings

In a letter filled with nearly two dozen questions and other demands for more information, the California Coastal Commission staff has...

Public Safety

Police Files for Aug. 29

Costa Mesa: Wilson Street: Vandalism was reported in the 100 block at 4:36 a.m. Thursday.

Police Files for Aug. 28

Costa Mesa, California Street: Vandalism was reported in the 3200 block at 7:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Woman cut by glass thrown at Newport bar

Medics treated a woman for facial cuts and heavy bleeding after a disagreement in a Newport Beach bar early Friday, authorities said.

2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this...

Ceremony will honor fallen police

The city will honor two fallen Laguna Beach police officers during an unveiling ceremony Sept. 21 in front of department headquarters,...

That helicopter over Fairview Park is a firefighting drill

An Orange County Fire Authority helicopter will be flying over Fairview Park this week and next as part of a drill with Costa Mesa...

Costa Mesa man arrested on hate crime, weapon charges

A Costa Mesa man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of attempting to stab a black man in what police believe was a racially...

3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

Three people accused of running a brothel in Irvine pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of felony charges, including pimping and human...

Business & Real Estate

Biz News: Firehouse Subs opening in Costa Mesa

A fast-casual sandwich chain is scheduled to open in Costa Mesa next week.

The Ritz may return to Newport

The Ritz Restaurant, famed for its lunchtime drinking, red-lipped waitresses and decadent meals, may soon have a new harbor-side home.

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It may be August, but Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar is gearing up for Halloween.

Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door.

Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

JP Morgan Chase recently celebrated the grand opening of a "private client office" near Fashion Island.

Education

School board dips into reserves to fund budget

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees have signed off on a budget that requires reserve spending for the upcoming fiscal year, but...

More classes at OCC make first day easier

More classes at OCC make first day easier

Students hustled to classes for the first day of the fall semester at Orange Coast College on Monday morning, but unlike in previous years,...

School district outlines goals: academies, restorative justice, Common Core

Signature Academies in each of the school zones, restorative practices training and refining Common Core curriculum are a few of Newport-...

Coast district board names interim chancellor

Coast Community College District trustees named an interim chancellor Wednesday night to replace Andrew Jones, who abruptly resigned last...

Departing chancellor will continue to draw salary

The Coast Community College District's former chancellor could continue to collect his salary and health benefits for 10 months.

Union, school district come to agreement

For the first time in at least four years, Newport-Mesa Unified School District teachers are likely to see an increase in pay this school...

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