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Council members join the fun at Newport library

Council members join the fun at Newport library

Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros donned a Batman costume Monday night for "Pajama Storytime" at the Newport Beach Central Library.

 

Event celebrates upcoming Newport to Ensenada race

The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby everything from lobster rolls to boating artwork.

 

Newport's hot commodity: sand

While some Newport Beach residents eagerly await the opening of Marina Park in two years, others already have cause for celebration.

Woman crashes Jeep into Upper Newport Bay

An intoxicated Costa Mesa woman drove her car into a Newport Beach nature preserve before crashing into a marshy area of Upper Newport Bay early Wednesday morning, police said.

 

Planners limit long-term stays at motel

Citing conditions ranging from hoarding and vermin infestation to broken window screens, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday night unanimously agreed that a Newport Boulevard motel has been operating as a public nuisance.

 

Senior center retains counsel

The Costa Mesa Senior Center has retained an attorney to guide its board through financial negotiations aimed at keeping the troubled organization afloat.

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Newport Beach hires Citizens United attorney

A former U.S. solicitor general who has argued dozens of prominent cases before the Supreme Court has agreed to represent Newport Beach in...

City deconstructs 60th anniversary party

During an occasionally tense three-hour meeting Wednesday, members of the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee, Costa Mesa residents and...

Politicians speak at Tea Party event

Politicians speak at Tea Party event

Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate...

Judge moves mayor-union lawsuit forward

A lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the city's police association, its former law firm and a private investigator moved...

Civic center lends itself to debate

Civic center lends itself to debate

When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of...

Newport council discusses arts, more-concrete needs

The Newport Beach City Council set its sights Tuesday on initiatives for sculptures and streets.

Public Safety

Police Files: April 15

Pacific Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2100 block Sunday.

Police Files: April 14

Placentia Avenue: Commercial burglary was reported in the 1200 block between 8 p.m. Thursday and 5:32 a.m. Friday.

Boat gives owner the slip

The culprit in the case of a boat reported stolen turned out to be the knot used to tie it to a dock near Corona del Mar, according to...

Teen detained in illegal-fireworks case

Teen detained in illegal-fireworks case

A 15-year-old Newport Beach resident was detained Sunday on suspicion of attempting to sell 51 pounds of illegal explosives on Craigslist,...

Police: no clear link to serial killings

Newport Beach police are looking for connections between an unsolved homicide in their city and recently revealed serial killings in...

 'She was always laughing'

'She was always laughing'

Friends said Nina Fitzpatrick could light up a room when she walked in.

Group installs free alarms at mobile home park

Group installs free alarms at mobile home park

A group of Costa Mesa firefighters and emergency volunteers recently installed free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at a Newport...

It's only a drill

It's only a drill

John Wayne Airport practiced its response to a major emergency Friday.

Business & Real Estate

Biz News: Grab a bite before the next sesh

Biz News: Grab a bite before the next sesh

A new sandwich shop opening on the Balboa Peninsula was inspired by the founders' love of surfing sessions and sandwiches.

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

A date has been set for the transition away from cash payments on Orange County toll roads.

Council holds off on possible post office move

Council holds off on possible post office move

The Newport Beach City Council isn't ready to send off its Mariner's Mile post office just yet.

No dancing at Woody's

No dancing at Woody's

An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time...

Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman

Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman

Karen Mahmalji is in it for the wagging tails.

Swap meet features potpourri of pets, products

Swap meet features potpourri of pets, products

With a 10-foot yellow snake draped over his shoulders, Scott Beaver told the crowd of small children that he wasn't in danger....

Education

Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District'...

MESA program wins awards

Students from Costa Mesa High School's MESA — Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Achievement — program took home 20 ribbons,...

District removes Mesa High trees

Costa Mesa High School students and staff returned from spring break this week to a much sunnier parking lot.

Women's recovery center raises $450,000

A Newport-Mesa area women's recovery center raised $450,000 during a recent event in Newport Beach.

Finding a 'pathway' to Common Core math

Finding a 'pathway' to Common Core math

The seventh-grade boy looked down at his blank work sheet, unsure how to begin solving the multistep algebraic equation that the teacher had...

Going to school at the Ranch

Going to school at the Ranch

Macie and Baylee Budde wouldn't have picked broccoli as their favorite food a year ago, much less cared about where it was grown.

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