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 Baycrest residents help celebrate neighbor's 108th birthday

Baycrest residents help celebrate neighbor's 108th birthday

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 dies at 93; historian wrote of losing, regaining sight

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.

 

From luxury to lockup

In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport.

Suspect tries to grab officer's gun during arrest, Costa Mesa police say

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.

 

2 arrested after high-speed police chase in Newport, H.B.

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.

 

Vinyl's special day is fun for Record Stores but not always fruitful

It's torturous but also rewarding waiting outside a record store in the early hours of the morning.

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Arts Committee seeking public art submissions

Costa Mesa's Cultural Arts Committee is inviting artists at least 18 years old to participate in a new beautification project that will...

Neighborhood center needs overhaul to be turned into library, consultant says

Neighborhood center needs overhaul to be turned into library, consultant says

Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Community Center would need major work before it could be converted into a large central library, a city...

Costa Mesa gets more funds for bike trail

Costa Mesa recently acquired a $700,000 grant for a new bicycle pathway from the city's Westside to the Santa Ana River trail.

Costa Mesa can delay medical marijuana election, judge decides

An Orange County Superior Court judge Thursday denied a motion that would have compelled Costa Mesa to hold a special election later this...

Councilman backs away from suggestion to cut city funding for Newport Civic Center sculptures

Councilman backs away from suggestion to cut city funding for Newport Civic Center sculptures

The Newport Beach City Council this week reaffirmed its dedication to arts funding.

Newport plans to spend $67M on fire stations, sea walls, traffic signals and more

A $67-million capital-improvement budget that includes long- and short-term construction projects for streets, buildings, parks and...

Public Safety

Police Files for April 17

Costa Mesa: Cassia Avenue: Auto theft was reported in the 3100 block at 9:25 a.m. Thursday

Police Files for April 16

Costa Mesa: Newport Boulevard: Auto theft was reported in the 1900 block at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday.

Crime-fighting canine barks adieu to Newport PD

Crime-fighting canine barks adieu to Newport PD

With a simple Dutch command from his handler, Elko's thunderous barks echoed in the City Council chamber, causing members of the audience to...

Man stabbed in legs in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa police are investigating a stabbing that left a man hospitalized Wednesday night, authorities said.

Lawsuit accuses Newport's marketing CEO of sexual harassment

A former office manager at Newport Beach's marketing wing has sued the organization, alleging the chief executive sexually harassed her...

Chase, standoff end with arrest of Irvine man suspected of threatening wife

A police chase and standoff over the weekend began when an Irvine man threatened his estranged wife and then fled from officers when they...

Costa Mesa woman, child hide in home during break-in attempt

A Costa Mesa woman and her child hid from a would-be burglar who tried to break into their home Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

Business & Real Estate

Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Ed Fawcett

The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce is hosting a retirement luncheon next week for its former president and CEO, Ed Fawcett.

Super-agent Scott Boras looks to deal his Newport Coast home

Super-agent Scott Boras looks to deal his Newport Coast home

Scott Boras, the high-profile sports agent who has represented such Major League Baseball stars as Alex Rodriguez and Jered Weaver, has...

Irvine farm land leaves water for the drinking

Irvine farm land leaves water for the drinking

On a recent afternoon, the Santa Ana winds swept through a sunny, 200-acre swath of Irvine where a quiet experiment is occurring that...

Kobe Bryant under contract to sell Newport Coast home

Kobe Bryant under contract to sell Newport Coast home

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is under contract to sell his home in Newport Coast, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Businessman wants to build archway to promote new arts district

Are there enough arts within the City of the Arts for a second arts district?

Education

Costa Mesa community run registration is open

Online registration for the Costa Mesa Community Run is open through Thursday.

Costa Mesa homeless advocate passing the torch

Costa Mesa homeless advocate passing the torch

A Costa Mesa homeless advocate who helped spearhead several new aid programs announced that she will be leaving her post later this month.

OCC's debate team wins national competition

OCC's debate team wins national competition

Orange Coast College's Speech, Debate and Readers' Theater Team bested the top 60 teams in the country in national competition last week.

UCI student leaders condemn denial of Armenian genocide

The UC Irvine student legislative council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution to commemorate the Armenian genocide and "condemn its...

Irvine teachers awarded $140,000 in grants for projects

The Irvine Public Schools Foundation awarded a total of $140,000 in grants to 35 teachers at 19 schools in the Irvine Unified School...

State champion OCC debate team aims for national title

State champion OCC debate team aims for national title

The Orange Coast College Speech, Debate and Readers' Theater Team made a point in taking the California Community College Forensics...

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