Despite 108 years of being a "curious gal," Mona Schwaer's surprise birthday party remained a secret until her family and friends gathered in her honor on Tradewinds Lane in Newport Beach on Sunday.
Robert V. Hine, a memoirist, novelist and prolific historian of the American West who wrote a highly praised chronicle of regaining his sight after 15 years of blindness, has died of natural causes at his Irvine home. He was 93.
Costa Mesa police say they arrested a 50-year-old man who tried to grab an officer's gun during a late-night scuffle in a convenience store.
A driver was arrested after being pursued at high speeds Sunday by Newport Beach police while his passengers yelled at him to stop, authorities said.