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4 Newport men back home after 40-hour bus ride from hurricane-ravaged Mexico

4 Newport men back home after 40-hour bus ride from hurricane-ravaged Mexico

Four Newport Beach men who took a harrowing bus trip out of hurricane-stricken Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, are back home after 40 hours of travel.

 

Money, police and who can talk: Costa Mesa council candidates dig into issues at Feet to the Fire Forum

It was another night of Costa Mesa politics: booing, hissing, jeering, cheering, clapping and yelling on topics ranging from development and a city charter to Police Department staffing, 60th-anniversary overspending and an extortion lawsuit.

 

Virgen: Battle of the Bay bigger than ever

The Battle of the Bay is always a big game, those who are connected to it will always say. This one just seems bigger than most. It certainly appears huge for Corona del Mar High junior quarterback Peter Bush.

Shop closures leave future of Irvine's aging Woodbridge Village Center in doubt

Children scamper across the once-vibrantly painted tiles in the small playground in the middle of the Woodbridge Village Center in Irvine.

 

Costa Mesa council's attempt to discuss police contract ends quickly

A closed-session meeting for the Costa Mesa City Council to begin its negotiation process with the city's police union was unexpectedly cut short Friday morning when one council member left after a few minutes on the grounds that the process should...

 

ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist

Costa Mesa immigrant-rights activist Luis Bravo was detained by federal immigration agents early Thursday, triggering an outcry from his supporters demanding that he be set free. He was released hours later.

Election 2014

'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a...

Councilwoman Genis clarifies comment about ex-candidate Weitzberg

Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Sandy Genis offered additional clarification this week regarding remarks she made to a community group about...

Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic

Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic

Senior citizens headed for the gym and a shuttle stopped to pick up passengers Friday morning at the Oasis Senior Center, where Newport...

Political Landscape: Kashkari expected at GOP's Newport HQ

The Republican Party will mark the opening of its election headquarters next week with a reception featuring Neel Kashkari, the party's...

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    Median project proposed for Placentia Avenue not just a matter of aesthetics

    Median project proposed for Placentia Avenue not just a matter of aesthetics

    By beautifying portions of Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa hopes to also trick the eye and reduce drivers' speeds.

    Harper's Cove smaller lot sizes win Costa Mesa council approval

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved a pre-zoning ordinance that would allow a planned Eastside development to have smaller lot...

    Marijuana initiative signatures turned in to force city OK or a vote

    Medical marijuana dispensaries could return to Costa Mesa if a proposed referendum wins City Council or voter approval.

    More passengers, flights at JWA by 2030? Airport panel to discuss limits today

    The Orange County Airport Commission on Wednesday is expected to discuss a second extension of the agreement that governs parameters such as...

    Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year...

    Irvine Veterans Committee shifts focus to affordable housing

    The Irvine City Council is reshaping the committee dedicated to establishing a memorial cemetery in Orange County to focus on affordable...

    Public Safety

    Police Files for Sept. 17

    Costa Mesa: Red Hill Avenue: Auto theft was reported in the 3100 block at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday.

    Police Files for Sept. 15

    Costa Mesa: Harbor Boulevard: Auto theft was reported in the 2100 block at 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

    Dog in hot car leads to confrontation

    Newport Beach police are investigating a confrontation involving two women and a man over a dog left inside a hot car Wednesday afternoon.

    Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers

    Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers

    John Wayne Airport's two runways are getting new call numbers, airport officials said, and the reason is out of this world — sort of.

    Faulty propane tank suspected in residential fire

    Costa Mesa fire officials suspect that a malfunctioning propane tank caused a fire at a home on Gannet Drive on Tuesday evening.

    Police: 'Personal space' argument leads to injury, arrest

    A man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of kicking and robbing a woman in her 70s after a disagreement about "personal space...

    Woman recovers stolen boat after seeing it in the harbor

    A woman reclaimed a stolen boat Monday afternoon when she noticed it motoring around Newport Harbor, according to police.

    4th arrest in sexual mutilation case

    Authorities announced Tuesday that they have in custody the last of four people they believe participated in a plan to torture and...

    Business & Real Estate

    30th Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday

    The California Coastal Commission presents California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, the 30th edition of the annual event to clean the...

    No 405 Freeway toll lanes, forum crowd tells Caltrans

    No 405 Freeway toll lanes, forum crowd tells Caltrans

    Members of the 405 Freeway Cities Coalition and local residents made it clear to state transportation officials Thursday night that they...

    Spruced-up sign unveiled near Balboa ferry

    Spruced-up sign unveiled near Balboa ferry

    A group of happy boaters has long been depicted on a sign near the ferry landing on the Balboa Peninsula.

    With new lease, O.C. Market Place looks to recharge

    As retail trends change, open-air markets in great cities of the world — London, Barcelona, Munich, Paris — continue to...

    Biz-News: Firefighters to strut for CHOC at Bloomingdale's

    Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza plans to host its annual Firefighter Fashion Show for charity at 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

    Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns

    Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns

    When Marlis Porter Fyke, daughter of a Vietnam War fighter pilot, got married, she had no problem affording a wedding dress.

    Education

    Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated...

    Dearth of air conditioning has Newport-Mesa schools feeling the heat

    Dearth of air conditioning has Newport-Mesa schools feeling the heat

    Students and teachers across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District have struggled to find relief this week in sweltering classrooms...

    Vanguard named one of top schools for veterans

    U.S. News & World Report named Vanguard University in Costa Mesa one of the top regional colleges in the West for veterans.

    Christian high school plans fall 2015 opening at former community center site

    The space that most recently housed the West Newport Community Center will become home to Newport Beach's only private Christian high...

    Scholars debate the meaning of the 2nd Amendment

    Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College.

    Solar panels coming to most Newport-Mesa schools

    In an attempt to rein in energy costs, schools across the Newport-Mesa Unified district will begin using solar energy as early as next fall.

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