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From salon to shore: Your hair could help clean up an oil spill

From salon to shore: Your hair could help clean up an oil spill

Vanity Belle Beauty Boutique in Costa Mesa is turning trash into treasure.

 

Cyclist's widow: Newport crash 'took everything from me'

When Sandra Eagleson describes how much her late husband loved her, she uses her celiac disease as an example.

 

Vanguard University begins $7 million building renovation

Vanguard University broke ground this month on a $7 million building renovation at its Costa Mesa campus.

Ex-Costa Mesa worker in another flap over campaign signs

A former city employee walked into the Costa Mesa City Council chambers Tuesday night armed with irony.

 

New Costa Mesa commission will focus on Senior Center

The Costa Mesa City Council approved creation of a new advisory commission Tuesday that will address issues facing the Senior Center.

 

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Election 2014

School board candidate stresses parental involvement

School board candidate stresses parental involvement

Armed with a basic knowledge of the English language and few expectations, school board candidate Fidel Mora moved to the United States from...

Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

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...

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 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.

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Costa Mesa places limits on sober-living homes

The Costa Mesa City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ordinance that will place new limitations on sober-living homes, potentially...

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 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...

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.

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...

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...

Public Safety

Police Files for Oct. 23

Avenue of the Arts: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 3400 block at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday.

Police Files for Oct. 22

Costa Mesa: Sunflower Avenue and Sakioka Drive: Grand theft was reported at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday.

Newport man gets 7 years in real estate fraud

A Newport Beach man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for his part in a scheme that used forged documents and straw buyers to...

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...

Driver suspected of DUI in crash that killed bicyclist

A Fountain Valley man was hit and killed by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence on Sunday in Newport Beach, police said.

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...

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...

Business & Real Estate

O.C. better off in dealing with drought, expert says

Orange County is in better shape than most areas when it comes to dealing with California's increasingly dire water woes, a longtime water...

Biz News: New food locations opening

Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection

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...

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...

Motels' calls to police are down

Motels' calls to police are down

For a second time this year,...

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.

Education

Mesa Water to host 'water-wise' workshop

The Mesa Water District is hosting a "water-wise" landscaping workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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...

Costa Mesa group gets $20,000 grant for scholarships

Save Our Youth, a nonprofit group that provides tutoring and other after-school activities for students in Costa Mesa's lower-income...

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...

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...

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...

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