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Mourners say Bravo Zulu to late veteran, mayor

Mourners say Bravo Zulu to late veteran, mayor

After a day of memorial services in honor of Jack Hammett, hundreds gathered inside The Hanger at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Friday afternoon to share stories about "Mr. Costa Mesa."

 

55-and-older housing complex opens in Costa Mesa

Operators of a recently opened senior living complex in Costa Mesa are hoping their new residents will live as if on vacation every day. After all, the place offers cool breezes, a saltwater pool, organic gardens and a two-story clubhouse.

 

Costa Mesa Senior Center celebrates remodel

City officials and more than 200 seniors celebrated the reopening of the Costa Mesa Senior Center on Friday morning after a two-month rehabilitation project.

Man hurt by fallen boat mast in Newport Harbor

A man was injured when a mast fell on him while crews were trying to install it on a new trimaran in Newport Harbor on Thursday afternoon, according to authorities and a witness.

 

High school students stand out in writing contest

High school students displayed their story-writing chops in a first-ever Common Core writing competition among 10th-graders in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

Woman who rammed sheriff's officer released after serving half of jail sentence

An Irvine woman who rammed her car into a sheriff's officer last year at John Wayne Airport was sentenced Thursday to 364 days in jail and then released hours later.

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Sanitary District appoints new president

Mike Scheafer was appointed by the Costa Mesa Sanitary District's board of directors this week to serve as its president for the next two...

Services are Friday for former Costa Mesa Mayor Jack Hammett

A series of public events for former Costa Mesa Mayor Jack Hammett are scheduled for Friday throughout the city.

Marijuana petitioners concerned about Costa Mesa council decision

Attorneys representing two certified medical marijuana petitions said they haven't ruled out legal challenges to the Costa Mesa council's...

Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to...

No Costa Mesa medical marijuana vote next year

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday opted not to call a special election for two competing medical marijuana measures, instead deciding...

Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen

Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen

Costa Mesa city CEO Tom Hatch and acting Police Chief Rob Sharpnack issued an apology Monday to three councilmen who prosecutors allege were...

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Police Files for Dec. 19

Costa Mesa: Wilson Street: Vandalism was reported in the 500 block at 12:22 a.m. Thursday.

Police Files for Dec. 18

Costa Mesa: Newport Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 1900 block at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday.

Package thief hits Newport home; be wary, police urge

Package thief hits Newport home; be wary, police urge

Newport Beach police are searching for a man they say stole a package off the porch of a home on Snug Harbor Road.

Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says

Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says

A man and a woman driving through Newport Beach last month with seven AK-47 rifles in the car were transporting the guns for a Mexican...

Mom with child in car robbed at drive-up ATM

A gunman robbed a young mother who was with her child outside a Costa Mesa bank Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Three arrested after Costa Mesa stabbing

Police said they arrested two possible gang members in Costa Mesa on Tuesday and a third man who tried to intimidate a stabbing victim while...

Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa police was wanted in 2 states

A man killed in an exchange of gunfire with Costa Mesa police this week was wanted in two states on allegations including child sexual abuse...

Police: Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa officers

Costa Mesa police shot and killed a man in an exchange of gunfire while officers were trying to arrest him Tuesday night, according to...

Business & Real Estate

UCI study suggests higher minimum wages 'destroy jobs'

A new UC Irvine-led study is the latest salvo in a longstanding fight over the minimum wage, reinforcing the researchers' earlier findings...

Stylish community joins forces on Superior

Stylish community joins forces on Superior

In a corner of town more popularly known for industrial buildings and oil changes, a budding pocket of artists and businesses are...

Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurant chain

Larry J. Cano, who took over a defunct Polynesian restaurant in Encino in 1954 and turned it into the first El Torito restaurant, building...

ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future

ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future

Nearly a decade has passed since ExplorOcean bought a harbor-facing stretch of land dubbed the Balboa Fun Zone, exchanging the kitschy Scary...

Biz News: VW dealership to host toy drive

Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore at 20 Auto Center Drive in Irvine will be collecting new, unwrapped toys Monday through Dec. 31 for the...

Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center

Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center

Rush Hill, while still Newport Beach mayor, participated in a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 at the grand opening of the Coldwell Banker...

Education

Librarian and schoolgirl spur publisher to change book name

Librarian and schoolgirl spur publisher to change book name

Sometimes all it takes is a librarian and a 7-year-old to change the world — or, at the very least, change the title of a series of...

Eastside celebrates youth group director on his retirement

Gil Ward can't easily recall the fine details about his sixth-grade basketball tournament experiences at the Boys and Girls Club of the...

Holiday party puts smiles on faces of Newport-Mesa kids

Holiday party puts smiles on faces of Newport-Mesa kids

Talia Christopher, 5, clung to her mother's leg, mesmerized by the spectacle of a sparkling Christmas tree surrounded by presents.

Assistant Supt. Hinman to leave Newport-Mesa for new post

Assistant Supt. Hinman to leave Newport-Mesa for new post

Chuck Hinman, assistant superintendent at Newport-Mesa Unified School District for nearly a decade, said Thursday that he is leaving to...

Irvine school district considers dual-language program

Irvine school district considers dual-language program

Most days find Heather King describing the latest hot property in English and Spanish.

Newport-Mesa school board picks new president

Newport-Mesa school board picks new president

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees elected officers and swore in new members Tuesday night.

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