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Supporters rally for Israel in Irvine

Supporters rally for Israel in Irvine

On the bloodiest day of conflict yet in this summer of hostilities in the Gaza strip, thousands gathered Wednesday night for a community rally in support of Israel at the Samueli Jewish Campus in Irvine.


History flies under the radar

In the 1990s, Costa Mesa paid consultants to find buildings and sites that might be eligible for a historic register.


Leader of youth service group retiring

Kathy Du Vernet, executive director of Youth Employment Service, is retiring from the position after nine years at the helm of the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit.

Charges filed in kidnap, torture case

Three people accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman who police say worked for the trio as a prostitute could face decades in prison if convicted, according to charges announced Wednesday by the Orange County district attorney's office.


Grand jury data on pension liabilities paint varied pictures

In a report aiming to evaluate how cities are being affected by pension liabilities, the Orange County Grand Jury called for area cities to make more budget information readily available.


Irvine dentist turns tomato supplier

When it comes to heirloom tomatoes, Zinc Cafe & Market is not ordering the prized summer jewels from mega food distributors.

O.C. Fair

A fair share of pampering

A fair share of pampering

Between the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped whiskey and the stomach-churning rides, the Orange County Fair isn't really designed to do a body...

You might be a comedian if ...

You might be a comedian if ...

Plenty of fifth-graders will be present. With the July sun blazing, a few necks may turn red. And lots of food will be available, even if...

Shop till they drop at the OC Fair

Shop till they drop at the OC Fair

Bonnie Callow emerged from the Festival of Products area of the Orange County Fair, her arms straining under the weight of multiple shopping...

The Go-Go's head to OC Fair with a new beat and big plans

The Go-Go's head to OC Fair with a new beat and big plans

Top secret: The Go-Go's drummer, Gina Schock, has never taken a music lesson in her life.


Life + Arts



Deadline is 5 p.m. today to comment on Newport's bike plan

After a series of community surveys, events and workshops, the comment period for a draft of the Newport Beach Bicycle Master Plan is set to...

Great Park execs testify to dysfunction, waste of millions

Irvine Councilman Larry Agran is brushing off scathing testimony from current and former Orange County Great Park executives that allege...

Newport submits charcoal-only fire pit plan to Coastal Commission

Newport Beach has submitted an application for a coastal development permit to establish a pilot program for charcoal-only beach fire rings.

O.C. Veterans Cemetery clears major hurdle

The Irvine City Council unanimously approved a 125-acre site for a proposed Veterans Memorial Cemetery within the Orange County Great Park...

Costa Mesa Sanitary District raises sewer fee 2%

Costa Mesa Sanitary District directors recently approved a 2% sewer fee increase.

Big problem for small developments: trash pickup

Big problem for small developments: trash pickup

In the midst of a hot real estate market — with new tracts aiming to coax neighborhood revitalization in the Westside and eclectic,...

Public Safety

Police Files for July 30

Costa Mesa, Fair Drive: Theft was reported in the 100 block at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday.

Police Files for July 29

Costa Mesa, Wilson Street: Residential burglary was reported in the 700 block at 6:51 a.m. Monday.

Homeless man suspected of harassing women, kids in park

Costa Mesa police are looking for possible victims of a man they say may have tried to grope women and children in a park in the city's...

Gas outage may last through weekend on Balboa Peninsula

An estimated 3,000 homes and businesses on the Balboa Peninsula were still without gas Friday afternoon because of a major pipeline...

Police search for victims of suspected online sexual predator

Authorities are looking for more victims of an Orange County man suspected of using fake online profiles to lure girls as young as 12 into...

Man with a knife arrested in attempted robbery

Police arrested a Costa Mesa resident Thursday morning after an attempted robbery of a couple at knifepoint.

Police arrest parolee carrying pepper spray

Police arrest parolee carrying pepper spray

Costa Mesa police said they arrested a parolee Tuesday evening after he was found with pepper spray, a banned item for parolees.

Woman dies after being ejected in Newport Coast crash

The Irvine woman involved in a violent single-car crash in Newport Coast Wednesday morning has died, according to the Orange County coroner'...

Business & Real Estate

Surf notables to be honored at 2 induction ceremonies

Surfing legends and others who have made an impact on the world of water sports will be honored during two ceremonies this week in...

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

One of Costa Mesa's oldest churches is up for sale, and Eastside residents are worried about new development and closing the book on a...

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new company is setting up shop in the famed basketball player's hometown.

 'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

More than 300 hopefuls descended on the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Sunday to audition for the upcoming season of "The...

La Vida moves into The Triangle with a spin on authentic flavors

La Vida moves into The Triangle with a spin on authentic flavors

On a clear summer afternoon perfect for margaritas and ribbon cuttings, invited guests welcomed the newest restaurant at The Triangle.

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

For many of the students participating in the Junior Livestock Auction at the OC Fair, the auctions Saturday are a bittersweet moment,...


Steve Smith declares run for Newport-Mesa school board

The latest candidate for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board plans to focus his campaign on reducing bureaucracy in the...

Summer course puts young students in motion toward engineering

With their eyes fixed on the roof of Killybrooke Elementary School, students hailing from throughout Newport-Mesa waited for the first egg...

ExplorOcean's dive into science

Kids got hands-on with science Saturday during a free event at the Newport Beach-based nonprofit ExplorOcean.

Mini-libraries proposed for Costa Mesa parks

Mini-libraries proposed for Costa Mesa parks

What looks like a birdhouse and acts like a library?

Fundraiser to benefit soldier foundation

The Adopt Our Soldier Foundation will hold a fundraiser Sunday in Newport Beach.

OCC considers ways to maintain Neutra's vision

OCC considers ways to maintain Neutra's vision

The business education building has sat nestled in the interior of the Orange Coast College campus for the past 61 years.



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