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Newport fire rings comply with rules, AQMD says

Newport fire rings comply with rules, AQMD says

Newport Beach's 60 beach fire rings — both wood and charcoal — are in compliance with the South Coast Air Quality Management...


Corona del Mar Today: City seeks community input on beach bonfire plans

Newport Beach has launched an online survey seeking input from the community regarding the city's beach fire rings.


Saddleback Church branch to open in Costa Mesa

Rick Warren's Saddleback Church is scheduled to open a new campus Sunday in downtown Costa Mesa.

I-405 bridges get retrofit

For the next year, drivers along the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa and Irvine are going to see construction equipment and crews.


OCC class offerings growing

With the spring semester kicking off Monday, Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa is offering nearly 200 more classes than last year.


Public representatives join council members on revamped Newport Finance Committee

Four members of the public and three City Council members were appointed to Newport Beach's newly restructured finance committee on a...


Vanessa Handy's dad navigated transport planes in Vietnam amid toxic clouds of Agent Orange, a wartime herbicide linked to certain cancers.

The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, the union for teachers in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, announced the Teachers of the...

Here's a question for you: What are the names for the pyrimidine bases found in DNA?

Elementary school performers focused on their stage direction while belting out the words to "Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat" on Tuesday as...

The tutor, the students recalled, had a plan to help them improve their grades.

Newport-Mesa Unified fired its human resources director Tuesday, less than a week after he asked a court to compel the district to release...


Dancing is OK again at Woody's Wharf, court says

Eight months after an Orange County Superior Court judge upheld a City Council ban on dancing at Woody's Wharf, patrons of the popular...

'Like a bad drug trip': Which version of Newport council's meeting will fly?

Allusions to hallucinogenic drug use, flying fictional creatures and a dead rock 'n' roll icon peppered the debate Tuesday night among...

Irvine animal shelter head resigns after euthanasia moratorium, public criticism

Senior Administrator Michelle Quigley resigned Thursday as head of the Irvine Animal Care Center amid a City Council review of shelter...

New candidate in race for state Senate

A Laguna Niguel woman has entered the race for the state Senate seat representing the 37th District, according to county registrar data.

Newport council sets review, priority session Saturday

The Newport Beach City Council will hold its annual planning workshop Saturday morning.

Fairview Park committee meeting on sports fields canceled

City officials have canceled a meeting next week that was expected to include discussion about adding sports fields in Fairview Park in...

Public Safety

Newport Beach man arrested in 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

A Newport Beach man is suspected of being the "rolled-sleeves bandit" responsible for stealing more than $21,000 from seven banks on the...

Fire at Estancia High stadium deemed suspicious

Jim Scott Stadium's press box was damaged early Friday by a fire that melted the ceiling, authorities said.

Workers on sewer project rupture gas lines twice in 4 days

A contractor working for the Orange County Sanitation District ruptured gas lines twice in four days during a sewer pipeline project along...

Serious crimes at record low in Newport in 2014

Serious crimes dropped to the lowest number on record in Newport Beach during 2014, adding another year to a decade-long trend of...

Irvine man ID'd after being killed by car while lying on road

A man who was fatally injured when hit by a...

Violent crime increases in Costa Mesa

The number of robberies, serious assaults and burglaries in Costa Mesa increased during 2014, but a drop in the area's most common offense,...

Business & Real Estate

Biz News: Newport firm sells apartment properties for $482 million

JH Real Estate Partners Inc. of Newport Beach has sold a 14-property portfolio containing 2,669...

Backers want to open automotive museum in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa planning commissioners are expected to examine a proposal Monday to add a vintage car museum to the city's Westside.

Homeless aid groups get national grant

A recently awarded federal grant will aid several service organizations that help the county's homeless population including Costa Mesa-...

Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners

Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously signed off Monday night on plans to turn a Westside industrial site into a vintage car...

New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's...


Melba Lacayo Figge
July 24, 1922 - January 21, 2015

Melba Lacayo Figge passed away peacefully on January 21, 2015 in Corona Del Mar surrounded by loving family.  She is now with Jesus...

Della Marie (Critelli) Palmer
November 27, 1935 - November 23, 2014

  Della Marie Critelli Palmer passed peacefully in her home in Essex, Connecticut on November 23rd 2014. She is survived...

Rosalie Kfoury
November 25, 1931 - December 18, 2014

Rosalie Florence Kfoury passed away on December 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving caregivers and family. Rosalie will be missed by all of...

Walker Smith, Jr.
April 1927 - December 2014

Walker Smith, Jr. passed away peacefully in Newport Beach, CA on December 21, 2014. Walker was born in Los Angeles, CA and grew up in in...