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Hail covers H.B. sand; voluntary evacuations in Newport

Hail covers H.B. sand; voluntary evacuations in Newport

Hail fell along some Orange County beaches Monday, and warnings about lightning strikes prompted voluntary evacuations near the water in Newport Beach.

 

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

Following stints living in New York and Los Angeles, Drybar co-founder Michael Landau and his wife, Sarah Hutnick, found themselves in a tiny condo in Corona del Mar.

 

Messy beach fires bring complaints from Newport residents, officials

These days, you can burn charcoal or wood in the fire rings at Corona del Mar State Beach. But some visitors have been making fires directly on the sand, creating a mess and potentially a dangerous situation, Newport Beach residents and officials...

Family awarded $10 million for wrongful death at detox center

An Orange County jury has awarded more than $10 million to a Missouri couple who alleged a Costa Mesa alcohol detox center was responsible for the death of their son, who was there to treat his alcoholism and bulimia, according to the family's...

 

Community pays respects to Henry Segerstrom

True to his legacy in Orange County, Henry T. Segerstrom's day of remembrance Saturday at Fairhaven Memorial Park exuded every bit of what the real estate giant brought to the county: arts, elegance, luxury and philanthropy.

 

Diverse set of candidates vie for vacant 37th state Senate district seat

The head seat in the Sacramento office for the 37th state Senate district might be empty now, but at least four candidates are vying for the spot to represent a swath of Orange County ranging from artsy Laguna Beach, eclectic Costa Mesa and surfer-...

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House bill could produce savings on customs services at JWA

A House bill backed by three members of Congress from Orange County would make John Wayne Airport a designated port of entry, meaning...

Costa Mesa seeks members for city committees

The Costa Mesa City Council is accepting applications from residents to fill seats on seven committees and the newly established Senior...

Police pensions, park survey on Costa Mesa council's agenda

The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled to discuss a host of topics Tuesday, including a community survey on Fairview Park development...

Fairview Park committee meeting canceled

Wednesday's meeting of the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee has been canceled because of a scheduling conflict, according to...

City seeks members for various commissions

Newport Beach is accepting applications to fill vacancies on seven city boards and commissions.

Mayor highlights Irvine's successes

Citing an array of statewide and national recognition for civic and business success, with only cursory mention of traffic congestion and...

Public Safety

Police Files for Feb. 27

Costa Mesa: Harbor Boulevard: Battery was reported in the 1900 block at 10:04 a.m. Thursday.

Police Files for Feb. 26

Costa Mesa: 19th Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 500 block at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday.

$250,000 worth of headphones stolen from Costa Mesa company

An estimated $250,000 worth of high-end headphones were stolen from a Costa Mesa company's warehouse over the weekend, police said.

Medical board puts doctor on probation after patient's death in Newport Beach

Health-care officials put an Orange County anesthesiologist on probation this month after allegations that talking on his cellphone...

Homeless man pleads guilty to '2K bandit' bank robberies

Homeless man pleads guilty to '2K bandit' bank robberies

A homeless serial bank robber known as the "2K bandit" has admitted to heists at a dozen banks across Orange County.

Woman attacked at Irvine Spectrum apartment complex

An unidentified assailant punched an Irvine woman twice in the face without provocation Sunday afternoon, according to police.

P.E. classes required by court settlement

Irvine Unified and Ocean View School District, which has campuses in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, are among 37 districts up and...

Newport man sentenced in lottery scam

A Newport Beach man was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail after he admitted to running a Scratchers lottery ticket scam in which he...

Business & Real Estate

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Biz News: Pimco chief economist steps down

Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. said Paul McCulley is stepping down as chief economist and managing director,...

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Ganahl Lumber gets approval to move, grow

Ganahl Lumber gets approval to move, grow

Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously approved a new site for Ganahl Lumber on Monday that allows the company to construct a...

Theodore Robins Ford shows off new decor

Theodore Robins Ford shows off new decor

Theodore Robins Ford, a Newport-Mesa institution since 1921, held a grand re-opening ceremony Thursday for its renovated Harbor Boulevard...

Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build...

Education

 Irvine students take first, second in national video contest

Irvine students take first, second in national video contest

A team of three students from Woodbridge High School in Irvine won first place, and a team from Crean Lutheran, a private school also in...

Unions push for contract talks at school board meeting

 Two unions representing service workers and teachers asked separately during a meeting of the school board Tuesday to push Newport-...

CdM couple, Chapman University settle donation dispute

A Corona del Mar couple who accused Chapman University officials of manipulating them into a $12 million donation will drop their lawsuit...

OCC gives public a look at development plans

OCC gives public a look at development plans

Orange Coast College opened its doors in 1948, when a loaf of bread cost around 10 cents and the Costa Mesa campus served 500 students.

Costa Mesa High to get college-style schedule this fall

Costa Mesa High School will roll out a college-style scheduling system this fall, the third high school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School...

Tarbut V'Torah school recognized for success

Tarbut V'Torah school recognized for success

Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) congratulated students at Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School on their academic success during an event at...

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