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Historic church holds its own amid a changing Costa Mesa

Historic church holds its own amid a changing Costa Mesa

For nearly 90 years, in the historic core of Costa Mesa, First United Methodist Church has been a downtown anchor.

 

Bakery chain continues to evolve

With more than 800 stores, owners of a Taiwanese bakery-cafe chain could have decided to cap the number of menu items and go with what works.

 

Irvine family refuses to let teen fall through the cracks after his mother's death.

At age 17, Curtis Jackson has already faced obstacles most teenagers can scarcely imagine — being uprooted to a strange place as a pre-teen, losing his mother to illness and facing the possible end to his pursuits in education and football.

OCC professor fatally run over by her car

An Orange Coast College professor died Wednesday when she was run over by her car at her home in Orange, according to authorities.

 

Costa Mesa acquires Westside affordable-housing apartments

The city of Costa Mesa recently acquired 22 Westside apartments with the intent of keeping them for affordable housing.

 

Airlines over more of O.C.? 'Completely unacceptable,' county and Newport tell FAA

Newport Beach residents who have expressed unease about the increased noise that could result from the Federal Aviation Administration's proposal to alter flight paths from John Wayne Airport have been heard.

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Costa Mesa council votes to ensure capital improvements

The Costa Mesa City Council approved an ordinance this week that would ensure that city funds be used for capital improvements —...

Newport mixed-use village draws mixed reaction at neighboring mobile-home park

Newport mixed-use village draws mixed reaction at neighboring mobile-home park

When Maureen Buffington stood to speak to her neighbors Tuesday night at a meeting about a mixed-use development proposed to be built...

Activists fought City Hall and won -- but they won't get their appeals fees back

Not long after Eastside Costa Mesa activists Ann Parker and Carrie Renfro won their respective appeals at City Hall, they asked for their...

State will investigate Great Park audit

The state auditor will investigate an audit of the Orange County Great Park that required more time and money than expected and prompted...

Costa Mesa council backs law limiting smoking lounges' activities

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would place a series of regulations on...

Developer wants homes to replace tattoo, massage and car rental businesses near Harbor Boulevard

Developer wants homes to replace tattoo, massage and car rental businesses near Harbor Boulevard

A Newport Beach developer hoping to build 28 homes in place of a small commercial center off Harbor Boulevard is expected to present plans...

Public Safety

Police Files for Sept. 3

Costa Mesa: 17th Street: Graffiti was reported in the 400 block at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Files for Sept. 2

Costa Mesa: Shalimar Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 700 block at 8 p.m. Monday.

Newport lawyer accused of stealing $4.7 million from clients

A Newport Beach lawyer is accused of pocketing about $4.7 million he took from clients, including a couple seeking visas and a company...

Former doctor accused of posing as employee at Irvine hospital

Former doctor accused of posing as employee at Irvine hospital

Irvine police on Sunday arrested a former doctor who they say used a wig and scrubs to pose as an employee at a hospital so he could steal...

Police rescue man from partly underwater car in Newport's Back Bay

Police rescue man from partly underwater car in Newport's Back Bay

Police rescued a man from a partially submerged car Monday night in Newport Beach's Back Bay.

Hundreds of weekend beach rescues as big surf and rip currents meet crowds along O.C. coast

Hundreds of weekend beach rescues as big surf and rip currents meet crowds along O.C. coast

Large crowds, big surf and rip currents combined to keep lifeguards busy making hundreds of ocean rescues over the weekend in Huntington,...

Immigration enforcement efforts lead to 244 arrests

Immigration enforcement efforts lead to 244 arrests

Fifty-five people were arrested in Orange County last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers as part of an operation in...

Newport doctor pleads guilty to evading taxes on $220,000 he was accused of embezzling

Newport doctor pleads guilty to evading taxes on $220,000 he was accused of embezzling

A prominent Newport Beach doctor pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he evaded taxes on $220,000 he was accused of embezzling from a...

Business & Real Estate

Lawsuit accuses Costa Mesa senior-living facility of negligence and trying to cover up man's injury

A 78-year-old man is suing a Costa Mesa senior-living facility, alleging that its staff neglected to protect him from falling and then tried...

Let's order Thai peanut noodle salad and crème brûlée tonight, honey

Let's order Thai peanut noodle salad and crème brûlée tonight, honey

It's said that when New Yorkers come West, they miss the pizza and bagels, which just aren't the same as in their big city.

Biz News: Lawsuit accuses El Pollo Loco of false, misleading statements

Costa Mesa-based chicken chain El Pollo Loco was hit with a class-action lawsuit Monday that alleges company executives made false or...

Biz News: Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center to hold Newport grand opening

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, which provides anti-aging and wellness services and treatments, will celebrate the grand opening of its...

Cars and Coffee parks it at the fairgrounds

Cars and Coffee parks it at the fairgrounds

Cars and Coffee, the popular car enthusiast meet-up that grew too big for its Irvine location and shut down late last year, has been...

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton's Newport Coast mansion

Ex-Angel Josh Hamilton cuts the price on Newport Coast mansion to $15.88M

Former Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, having struck out on a home sale thus far, has adjusted the price of his 10,850-square-foot...

Education

Newport-Mesa school district bus passes will double in cost, to $360 a year

Newport-Mesa Unified School District bus passes for the 2015-16 school year will double in cost starting Sept. 21.

Concordia University marks start of new school year

Concordia University marks start of new school year

Concordia University Irvine welcomed about 600 students, instructors and staff members to a celebration of the beginning of the school year.

Costa Mesa High offers SAT prep to athletes

Booster clubs at Costa Mesa High School recently launched an SAT preparation course for some of its student athletes.

Irvine children's museum to hold "When I Grow Up" career day

Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine will host firefighters, nurses, chefs, zookeepers, hairstylists, TV producers, lifeguards and other...

College district shrinks OCC plans: less student housing, no hotel

Coast Community College District officials have cut back on their expansion plans for Orange Coast College, scrapping a proposal for an on-...

Costa Mesa High Mustang moms suit up for football

Costa Mesa High Mustang moms suit up for football

They strapped on football helmets and laced up shoulder pads, making sure that none of the equipment got caught on their hair buns or...

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