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SOS shares provisions with community

SOS shares provisions with community

Share Our Selves was a frenzy of activity Wednesday morning, as local families and the homeless visited the nonprofit to accept food for...

 

Don't want to cook? Go posh

Thanksgiving is a day to surround oneself with friends and family and overindulge on home-cooked delights like turkey, mashed potatoes and...

 

Liquor store worker suspected in lottery scheme

A Newport Beach man who worked at a Santa Ana liquor store was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of redeeming winning Scratchers lottery tickets...

Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger

A high-speed single-car crash near Estancia High School in Costa Mesa killed a 16-year-old driver and injured his teenage passenger just...

 

Newport votes to pay off pension liability faster

The Newport Beach council voted Tuesday to pay off the city's unfunded pension liability 11 years faster than it would have under its...

 

Newport police are speeding up ticketing process

Newport Beach police officers will soon be exchanging their trusty ticket pads for a system that issues electronic citations.

Education

Kristine Jermakian dreams of attending medical school after she completes her undergraduate studies. But like many of her peers at UC...

The chief of campus safety at Orange Coast College has been quick to utilize the latest technology to protect students and his officers...

Jimmy is homeless and, based on stereotypes many of us harbor, looks the part.

Girls Inc. of Orange County, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit, recently took a group of teens on a field trip to a Los Angeles motion-capture...

For more than half a century, Albert Jones built on his life experience to educate generations of Newport Beach elementary school students...

School officials have installed a temporary fence between Early College High School and the Costa Mesa home of a registered sex offender who...

Politics

D.A. again clears former fair board in land-sale attempt

For a second time in four years, the Orange County district attorney's office has determined that former members of the Orange County...

Police union tells appeals court that mayor's lawsuit is a political attack

Costa Mesa's police union, facing a lawsuit from the mayor, fired an opening salvo in California's appeals court Friday, calling the...

OCC recycling center will take turkey grease

The Costa Mesa Sanitary District is reminding home cooks that oil used to deep-fry turkeys and other foods this Thanksgiving can be...

Costa Mesa coat-donation site switches after campaign-law complaint

Councilwoman-elect Katrina Foley is crying foul at a recent accusation from Mayor Jim Righeimer that has affected her sixth annual coat...

Judge lets Costa Mesa enforce motel ordinance despite lawsuit

Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at local motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that...

Humphrey concedes Costa Mesa council race

Costa Mesa council candidate Jay Humphrey conceded the race Friday afternoon in an announcement that declared he will not be seeking a...

Public Safety

Sewage spill shuts 1,000 feet of Newport Harbor

A sewage spill Monday in Newport Harbor closed about 1,000 feet of the waterway to divers and swimmers.

Irvine man sentenced for contractor fraud

An Irvine man was sentenced to more than six months in jail after his appearance on the reality TV show "Catch a Contractor" led to his...

Fire damages Irvine restaurant

About 30 firefighters quickly doused a blaze above the ceiling of an Irvine restaurant Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Driver injured in crash leaving car wash

A Jeep rolling through a covered car wash in Costa Mesa slammed into a wall as it exited the cleaning area Friday afternoon, leaving the...

Costa Mesa police chief to retire, join L.A. Port Police

Costa Mesa Police Chief Tom Gazsi announced Tuesday that he will be leaving to take a job with the Los Angeles Port Police.

Costa Mesa raids sober-living home over number of tenants

Costa Mesa officials served a search warrant on a sober-living home Tuesday as part of a crackdown on properties hosting an illegal number...

Business & Real Estate

Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur

His name isn't Willy Wonka, but that hasn't stopped him from opening a chocolate factory.

Yep, these freshmen have an app for that

His hair moussed and neatly arranged, Yep Technologies President JohnMichael Jurgensen presented his project, never stumbling over his words...

Biz News: Ex-assemblyman joins Costa Mesa law office

Southern California law firm Theodora Oringher has added Rod Pacheco as a senior attorney for its Costa Mesa and Los Angeles offices,...

Food, art and exhibits Friday night at Canvas Costa Mesa event

The inaugural Canvas Costa Mesa event, a one-night program of festivities that spotlight the local arts, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m....

Health-apparel founder had a tough road to inspiration

Dorian Ayres wanted to be an architect.

Old VW gets new life helping to train young drivers

Hayley McClements tucks herself into the red crushed-cloth seat of a worn, blue 1969 Volkswagen bus, takes a deep breath and fires up the...

Obituaries

Frances Jean Anderson Bury
November 9, 1921 - November 18, 2014

Surrounded by close family members, Frances Jean Anderson Bury was called to her Lord the morning of November 18, 2014 at her home of 54...

Patricia Jo Burke
November 25, 1937 - November 17, 2014

Our family wishes to share the news that our PJ has gone to be with the Lord, her daughter Pamela Jo Burke and her parents Bud and Vera...

Karen Mecca
August 8, 1946 - November 21, 2014

Karen Mecca, 68, wife and mother of wit and vivacity, died at her home in Corona del Mar.  Mrs. Mecca was born Karen Sue Lubash in...

Carol A Mason January 30, 1940 - October 23, 2014

Carol Mason, 74, of Costa Mesa, CA, died Thursday, October 23, 2014, at her home.

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