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Japan's Ohhara takes U.S. Open of Surfing title; Defay women's champ

Japan's Ohhara takes U.S. Open of Surfing title; Defay women's champ

The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing took an unlikely turn Sunday when surprise winners who captured their first big championships took over center stage.

 

No limits for CdM's Arenal

When 16-year-old track and cross-country runner Suzanne Arenal sets her mind to something, not even the limitations of a disability can get in her way.

 

OC Fair 'ambassadors' do dirty work, spread goodwill

Armed with a litter picker and resilience, Janet Chompff hopped off her golf cart feeling curious.

Episcopal panel reviewing bishop's actions in St. James church sale, closure

A three-bishop panel with the national Episcopal Church will review Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno's actions related to his plan to sell St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach.

 

Couple with deep OCC roots celebrates 70th anniversary

Cathy Turner, 88, believes that a strong marriage needs love, understanding and a "go-with-the-flow" temperament.

 

Leinart football league to pay Irvine $63,000 in back fees for field use

A local youth flag football league has agreed to pay the city of Irvine more than $60,000 after city officials determined that the for-profit company incorrectly called itself a nonprofit to acquire lower field-use rates.

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Approval of farmers market appealed by Eastside Costa Mesa resident

An Eastside Costa Mesa resident has appealed the Planning Commission's approval of a farmers market near her home.

Newport chamber's Citizen of the Year award a pleasant surprise for winner

Newport chamber's Citizen of the Year award a pleasant surprise for winner

When Paul Watkins stepped into the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club on Wednesday morning, he thought he was meeting with a few fellow members...

Newport doesn't cut its water use enough in June; Irvine Ranch also falls short

Newport Beach failed to meet water-reduction mandates in June and is facing increased scrutiny from state water officials.

Lido Marina Village farmers market to move to McFadden Square

McFadden Square, at the base of the Newport Pier, will be the new home of a farmers market that for years has operated at Lido Marina...

Newport Bay's high copper levels could force boaters to change paint

Newport Bay's high copper levels could force boaters to change paint

In an effort to reduce copper levels in Newport Bay, a regional water-quality agency is looking to limit the type of paint that boaters...

Surfing ban: Newport favors giving lifeguards more discretion over blackball time

Surfing ban: Newport favors giving lifeguards more discretion over blackball time

Newport Beach lifeguards could soon have more control over the time when surfing is prohibited along the city's beaches.

Public Safety

Police Files for July 31

Costa Mesa: Peterson Place: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2700 block at midnight Thursday.

Police Files for July 30

Costa Mesa: East 15th Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block at midnight Wednesday.

Newport man suspected in burglaries at Irvine skating rink

Irvine police said they arrested a burglary suspect after an off-duty detective saw him entering a locker room.

Girl Scout camp cook arrested in Irvine rape case

Police Thursday said they'd arrested a Girl Scout camp cook suspected of attacking and raping his girlfriend in Irvine last year.

Jury acquits Newport man of multiple rape counts

A Newport Beach man accused of raping or trying to rape seven women he met on the party circuit in the city was acquitted Thursday of most...

Parents who blame bullying for son's suicide seek to sue Irvine Unified

Parents of a late 14-year-old high school student say their son was driven to suicide because school employees failed to protect him from...

Judge in double-murder case tells attorneys to stop their 'child's play'

Judge in double-murder case tells attorneys to stop their 'child's play'

An Orange County judge Friday rebuked two attorneys for bickering with each other in the death-penalty case of Daniel Wozniak, who is...

Beach flasher throws sand at officer while exposing himself, Newport police say

Newport Beach police say they chased a flasher onto the beach and into the ocean Monday morning as he threw sand at an officer and exposed...

Business & Real Estate

Room & Board opens new accessories department

Room & Board opens new accessories department

Room & Board, a modern furniture and home decor business at Regency South Coast Village, opened a new accessories department on the second...

Lawsuit: Irvine Co. refused would-be tenant with emotional-support dogs

The Irvine Co. discriminated against a prospective tenant when it refused rent an apartment to her and the two dogs she needs for...

Japanese market woos cross-cultural shoppers with 'cup sushi,' fish prep, tips

Japanese market woos cross-cultural shoppers with 'cup sushi,' fish prep, tips

The Japanese market on Harbor Boulevard and Baker Street in Costa Mesa has been redecorated and rebranded with an eye toward the cross-...

Biz News: Antis Roofing party marks 25th anniversary

Biz News: Antis Roofing party marks 25th anniversary

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing in Irvine celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Western-themed party on Saturday for nearly 1,000 guests at...

Speaker series focuses on women in leadership

Female Orange County business leaders are invited to participate in a new speaker series starting Friday.

Education

Cows, college and cash combine for fundraiser

Orange Coast College Foundation will host a Western-themed fundraiser, Party 'Til the Cows Come Home for Scholarships, on Aug. 7 with...

Program teaches at-risk kids the fine arts

Program teaches at-risk kids the fine arts

The teenage students were about to step onto a stage to perform for the first time in their lives. Before walking under the spotlight,...

Lyman Porter, former UCI business school dean, dies

Lyman Porter, former UCI business school dean, dies

Lyman Porter, a former dean of the UC Irvine Graduate School of Management (now known as the Paul Merage School of Business) died July 2...

Arts and crafts help students learning English polish their speaking skills

Summer school has gone beyond the stereotype for students attending classes at Olivewood Elementary School in Lake Forest with the help of...

State audit finds no problems with school district pension reporting

During a recent audit, the California State Teacher's Retirement System did not find any issues with the way Newport-Mesa Unified School...

School district's top-level salaries draw flak

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board on July 14 unanimously approved the salaries for two new administrative positions,...

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