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Complaint leads to Costa Mesa donation drive changes

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

 

Residents show hearts, hands for heroes

Local residents had a chance to honor their heroes Saturday with help from the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council.

 

Corona del Mar Today: City's charcoal application on hold

The city of Newport Beach's coastal development permit for charcoal-only fire rings is on hold, a city spokeswoman confirmed.

Newport Beach educator made lasting impact

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

 

Lawsuits accuse Costa Mesa of discrimination with sober-living rules

Two lawsuits filed in federal court this week allege that the city of Costa Mesa discriminated against recovering drug and alcohol addicts...

 

Drainage project may patch massive pit in resident's yard

Before Buddy Cox moved back into his childhood home 10 years ago, he didn't think much about the hole along his property line.

Education

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

For the 25th anniversary of Centennial Farm on Thursday, the whole gang came out to partake of the festivities.

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...

Young aspiring dancers will have a new opportunity to hone their skills next fall, as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet...

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

Corona del Mar High School teachers showed off their best moves to a full house of spectators Wednesday night at an annual fundraiser for...

Politics

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...

Election law clouds marijuana initiatives

The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved a series of studies Tuesday night that will examine effects of medical marijuana...

Newport council to consider faster pension payoff

The Newport Beach City Council will consider a plan Tuesday night to more quickly fund employee pensions.

Plywood political sign out, then in compliance

One late night in September, Costa Mesa activist Chris McEvoy used some plywood to make a statement of his discontent with the mayor and a...

Fair may clear its skies of smoke and drones

Each summer at the Orange County Fair, food stands are stocked with meaty treats for the carnivorous masses who then descend upon the...

Metro district high-density apartments win unanimous Costa Mesa council OK

Hundreds more people are going to be calling Costa Mesa's South Coast Metro district home under new plans approved Tuesday night.

Public Safety

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...

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...

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...

Lawsuit says UCI's top police spied on workers and public

Top brass at the UC Irvine Police Department secretly installed microphones and cameras to spy on employees at the organization's...

2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges

Two people accused of driving a vanload of AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition through Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony...

2 arrested after assault rifles, ammo found in car in Newport

Newport Beach police say they arrested a man and a woman who were transporting a car full of high-powered assault rifles and ammunition...

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

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.

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...

Marshall Jay Stuart February 7, 1923 - November 7, 2014

Long time Newport Beach Resident Marshall Jay Stuart died peacefully on November 7 at the age of 91, surrounded and loved by his family.&...

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