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Volcom hosts skateboarding competition in Costa Mesa

Volcom hosts skateboarding competition in Costa Mesa

Skateboarders rolled up to the Costa Mesa headquarters of apparel brand Volcom on Saturday for a free hours-long contest.

 

Biz News: Westin names director of Sales and Marketing

Hotel sales and marketing professional Trine Ackelman has been named director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin South Coast Plaza in...

Biz News: Area entrepreneurs recognized for innovation

Business leaders from Irvine, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach have been named as finalists in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year awards...

 

Newport considers redesigned street signs

The Newport Beach City Council is expected to discuss on Tuesday placing redesigned illuminated street name signs at various intersections...

 

Pelican Hill golf courses focus on both kinds of green

Stephen Friedlander knows that golf courses, with their lush acreage of sprawling greenery, are often on the receiving end of the finger...

Education

Growing up, science had always been a bond for the Goul triplets: Edward, Claire and Chris. Now their connection and passion for the subject...

Student engineers took over the Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School in Irvine with their self-lacing sneakers, dog treadmill, toilet paper...

After five years at Estancia High School, Principal Kirk Bauermeister is taking a new position at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District...

Students in Costa Mesa High School's Madrigal and Vocal Ensemble choirs are counting down the days until they travel to New York City to...

After five years of working at campuses in Newport Beach, a memory from early in the job still stands out for School Resource Officer...

The youth-culture brand Volcom will host a free skateboarding contest Saturday at its Westside Costa Mesa headquarters.

Politics

Planners to consider new housing complex on Westside

Four three-story homes could soon make an appearance on Maple Avenue in Costa Mesa's Westside.

Ritz Restaurant could return to Newport Beach at Mariner's Mile

The iconic Ritz Restaurant, renowned at its previous location for its old-school elegance, celebrity sightings and lunchtime cocktails, is a...

The Ritz Restaurant is coming back, this time to Mariner's Mile

The Ritz Restaurant, which was previously housed in Newport Center, will open in a waterfront space along Mariner's Mile in August.

Governor is the latest to call for closure of developmental center

Gov. Jerry Brown is now on the list of state officials wanting to close the Fairview Developmental Center.

Preservationists, Costa Mesa weigh next moves in Banning Ranch saga

While this week's appeals court decision in the lawsuit between Newport Beach and a preservation group over the proposed development of...

Costa Mesa's drought crackdown: Water early or late, Tuesdays and Saturdays; fix leaks. Or get fined

Mesa Water District adopted a plan Thursday that mandates water use restrictions and could result in fines for property owners.

Public Safety

Irvine police seek man who grabbed woman in parking lot

Irvine police are looking for a male suspect who grabbed a woman from behind in a parking lot.

3 Newport firefighters drop age-bias suit in exchange for payouts, retirement

Three high-ranking Newport Beach firefighters have agreed to retire and take payouts in exchange for dropping their age-discrimination...

Shots fired in apparent road-rage incident in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa police are looking for a man who shot at a car during a bout of road rage early Friday.

Experts still deciding if man is fit to stand trial in bludgeoning slaying

Two court-appointed psychologists disagree on whether a murder suspect is mentally fit to stand trial for a 2013 slaying in Costa Mesa but...

Police warn to look out for locksmith scam

Newport Beach police Thursday warned about a possible scam in which suspects posing as locksmiths install locks that are easier to pick.

Talbert park fire burns brush at homeless camp

Costa Mesa firefighters doused a small brush fire at Talbert Regional Park after flames broke out in an apparent homeless encampment there...

Business & Real Estate

Costa Mesa bookstore — emphasis on books — gets last-minute reprieve

In this increasingly digitized age of e-books and e-readers, Books on Broadway in downtown Costa Mesa has struggled to survive as a purveyor...

Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment

A transgender woman who worked at Barnes & Noble stores in Huntington Beach and Irvine sued the bookseller last week, alleging that she...

Home of the Day: Glass floors, see-through views for $13.9M in Corona del Mar

This Mediterranean-inspired contemporary leaves little to the imagination with such see-through features as a glass-enclosed wine cellar,...

Biz News: Local chefs to cook up creations at demonstration

Three area culinary experts will appear Tuesday in Costa Mesa at the second of five sessions in a monthly Golden Chef Series of cooking...

Biz News: Irvine game developer hits 250 million downloads

MobilityWare Inc., an Irvine-based developer and publisher of mobile games, said its titles have achieved 250 million downloads and that...

Irvine animation company a name player in video game world

The video game world has rapidly evolved into a Hollywood-movie-style scene highlighted by out-of-this-world sequences, big-time...

Obituaries

Alice M. Loftus
October 16, 1932 - April 28, 2015

Alice passed away peacefully in her beloved home by the bay in Newport Beach.

E. Avery (Pete) Crary
August 18, 1939 - April 5, 2015

E. Avery (Pete) Crary, a long- time resident of Orange county, passed away peacefully of esophageal cancer Sunday April 5.  Peter was...

Barbara Jean Trotter
March 5, 1928 - May 15, 2015

Barbara Jean Trotter was born on March 5, 1928 in Coos Bay, Oregon and passed away peacefully on May 15, 2015 at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach...

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