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 'Spice' is a deadly ingredient

'Spice' is a deadly ingredient

Veronica Eckhardt bent over the hospital bed, sponging paint onto the sole of her son's left foot.

 

Theater facing an unusual problem

Wanted: three adult males with impressive vocal ability. Must love community theater and be willing to rehearse and appear in a show without...

 

Great Park execs testify to dysfunction, waste of millions

Irvine Councilman Larry Agran is brushing off scathing testimony from current and former Orange County Great Park executives that allege...

Police search for more victims of alleged online sexual predator

Authorities are looking for more victims of an Orange County man who allegedly used fake online profiles to lure girls as young as 12 into...

 

City submits charcoal-only beach plan to coastal commission

The city of Newport Beach has submitted a coastal development permit application for a charcoal-only beach fire ring pilot program.

 

For the Record

Barbara Venezia column: Friday's Barbara Venezia column, "Venezia: Candidates' websites lack ideas, specifics too," incorrectly...

Education

What looks like a birdhouse and acts like a library?

For many of the students participating in the Junior Livestock Auction at the OC Fair, the auctions Saturday are a bittersweet moment,...

The Adopt Our Soldier Foundation will hold a fundraiser Sunday in Newport Beach.

The business education building has sat nestled in the interior of the Orange Coast College campus for the past 61 years.

With their eyes fixed on the roof of Killybrooke Elementary School, students hailing from throughout Newport-Mesa waited for the first egg...

Golden West College must address concerns related to academic success and financial planning in order to remain an accredited community...

Politics

O.C. Veterans Cemetery clears major hurdle

The Irvine City Council unanimously approved a 125-acre site for a proposed Veterans Memorial Cemetery within the Orange County Great Park...

Newport hires deputy public works director

A man who helped to ensure that Anaheim's roadways, bridges, sewers and storm drains were maintained and improved will be applying his...

CM4RG endorses Foley, Humphrey for council

Costa Mesans for Responsible Government has endorsed two of its own for Costa Mesa City Council.

Toilet display makes a statement about charter proposal

You know it's election time in Costa Mesa when five white toilets, glistening in the summer sun, are making a political statement on Newport...

Big problem for small developments: trash pickup

In the midst of a hot real estate market — with new tracts aiming to coax neighborhood revitalization in the Westside and eclectic,...

Goldenrod bridge may get historic designation

The Newport Beach City Council plans to pursue a local historic designation for the Goldenrod concrete pedestrian bridge, which was built in...

Public Safety

Gas outage may last through weekend on Balboa Peninsula

An estimated 3,000 homes and businesses on the Balboa Peninsula were still without gas Friday afternoon because of a major pipeline...

Irvine blackout caused by transformer fire at substation

A Southern California Edison transformer caught fire Thursday evening leaving thousands of Irvine residents in the dark, authorities said.

Man with a knife arrested in attempted robbery

Police arrested a Costa Mesa resident Thursday morning after an attempted robbery of a couple at knifepoint.

Police arrest parolee carrying pepper spray

Costa Mesa police said they arrested a parolee Tuesday evening after he was found with pepper spray, a banned item for parolees.

Woman dies after being ejected in Newport Coast crash

The Irvine woman involved in a violent single-car crash in Newport Coast Wednesday morning has died, according to the Orange County coroner'...

Gas may be off through weekend after leak near Newport pier

Police evacuated two blocks of homes on the Balboa Peninsula Thursday afternoon after workers broke a gas line near the Newport Beach Pier.

Business & Real Estate

A fair share of pampering

Between the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped whiskey and the stomach-churning rides, the Orange County Fair isn't really designed to do a body...

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

One of Costa Mesa's oldest churches is up for sale, and Eastside residents are worried about new development and closing the book on a...

Kobe Bryant's new Kobe Inc. moving into West Newport

Kobe Bryant's new company is setting up shop in the famed basketball player's hometown.

'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

More than 300 hopefuls descended on the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Sunday to audition for the upcoming season of "The...

La Vida moves into The Triangle with a spin on authentic flavors

On a clear summer afternoon perfect for margaritas and ribbon cuttings, invited guests welcomed the newest restaurant at The Triangle.

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of the 1,500 job cuts that Botox maker Allergan Inc. announced Monday morning will be made in Southern California, the company’...

Obituaries

Charles E. Schmitz
March 17, 1943 - June 21, 2014

Charles Schmitz died of complications from an automobile accident in February.  Chuck was born in Los Angeles, CA, raised in Phoenix,...

Renee Desloge Nelson
July 12, 2014

Renee Desloge Nelson passed away suddenly on Saturday July 12, 2014 in Newport Beach, California, as a result of Massive Head Trauma due...

Helen Ann Delunas
August 7, 1925 - July 8, 2014

On July 8, 2014, Helen Ann Delunas, 88, passed away at home while surrounded by her children. Helen was born in NJ on August 7, 1925. ...

Troyce Wendell Wiley
February 12, 1925 - June 22, 2014

Troyce Wendell Wiley, age 89, died in Mission Viejo, California on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

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