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Renovations reveal building's old Studebaker sign

Renovations reveal building's old Studebaker sign

When Costa Mesa resident Doug Rugg looked at his cellphone Tuesday, he saw an image that jolted his memory.


Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year...


Marijuana initiative submitted for consideration

Medical marijuana dispensaries could return to Costa Mesa if a proposed referendum wins City Council or voter approval.

Harper's Cove smaller lot sizes win Costa Mesa council approval

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved a pre-zoning ordinance that would allow a planned Eastside development to have smaller lot...


Soup kitchen seeks volunteers

The nonprofit group Someone Cares Soup Kitchen is seeking volunteers for two shifts.


Buildings are going purple for Alzheimer's awareness

Well-known Costa Mesa and Newport Beach sites are being given a touch of purple this week in support of Alzheimer's disease awareness.


U.S. News & World Report named Vanguard University in Costa Mesa one of the top regional colleges in the West for veterans.

Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College.

Chelsea Braverman knows all about taking a group of energetic kids, assigning them roles and building a theater production from the ground...

The space that most recently housed the West Newport Community Center will become home to Newport Beach's only private Christian high...

Students and teachers across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District have struggled to find relief this week in sweltering classrooms...

In an attempt to rein in energy costs, schools across the Newport-Mesa Unified district will begin using solar energy as early as next fall.


More passengers, flights at JWA by 2030? Airport panel to discuss limits today

The Orange County Airport Commission on Wednesday is expected to discuss a second extension of the agreement that governs parameters such as...

No 405 Freeway toll lanes, forum crowd tells Caltrans

Members of the 405 Freeway Cities Coalition and local residents made it clear to state transportation officials Thursday night that they...

Irvine Veterans Committee shifts focus to affordable housing

The Irvine City Council is reshaping the committee dedicated to establishing a memorial cemetery in Orange County to focus on affordable...

Costa Mesa supports Newport in sober-living case

Five Southern California cities, including three in Orange County, have filed supportive legal documents toward the goal of having the U.S....

Newport to assign lawn-watering days and take other water-saving steps

New rules for water use went into effect for Newport Beach water customers this week.

Newport candidate forum runs hurry-up offense

If the USC football team can run an entertaining hurry-up offense to the delight of audiences at the Coliseum, why can't the same approach...

Public Safety

Faulty propane tank suspected in residential fire

Costa Mesa fire officials suspect that a malfunctioning propane tank caused a fire at a home on Gannet Drive on Tuesday evening.

Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers

John Wayne Airport's two runways are getting new call numbers, airport officials said, and the reason is out of this world — sort of.

Memorial statue proposed for Newport lifeguard Ben Carlson

A local group hopes a statue of fallen lifeguard Ben Carlson will stand permanent watch over the shoreline at the base of the Balboa Pier,...

Police: 'Personal space' argument leads to injury, arrest

A man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of kicking and robbing a woman in her 70s after a disagreement about "personal space...

4th arrest in sexual mutilation case

Authorities announced Tuesday that they have in custody the last of four people they believe participated in a plan to torture and...

Boy, 2 adults hurt as vehicles apparently street racing hit their car

Three people, including a young boy, were injured Monday night when their car was struck by two vehicles apparently street racing in Costa...

Business & Real Estate

New models highlight 4-day Lido Boat Show

With the 36th annual Lido Boat Show about to begin, organizer Duncan McIntosh was buzzing about at Lido Marina Village on Tuesday morning.

With new lease, O.C. Market Place looks to recharge

As retail trends change, open-air markets in great cities of the world — London, Barcelona, Munich, Paris — continue to...

Spruced-up sign unveiled near Balboa ferry

A group of happy boaters has long been depicted on a sign near the ferry landing on the Balboa Peninsula.

Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns

When Marlis Porter Fyke, daughter of a Vietnam War fighter pilot, got married, she had no problem affording a wedding dress.

Biz-News: Firefighters to strut for CHOC at Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza plans to host its annual Firefighter Fashion Show for charity at 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

Cool and slow at Moulin Bistro

Forget the expensive airfare and 11-hour flight to France when all things French can soon be found at Laurent Vrignaud's Moulin Bistro....


William (Bill) Langston Bents
March 24, 1928 - August 18, 2014

William (Bill) Langston Bents was born March 24th, 1928 in Aurora, Oregon to Helen (Mae) Waterman and Henry L. Bents. He went to be with the...

Richard Ting
August 9, 1933 - September 1, 2014

Richard Ting passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 surrounded by his wife and family.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years Patricia,...

Noel Selby
1936 - September 2, 2014

Noel Selby, born in Australia in 1936, residing on Balboa Island, died on September 2, 2014.  He received his law degree from Melbourne...

Jane Englar
September 18, 1921 - August 13, 2014

A celebration of Jane Englar’s 92 long and happy years of life will be celebrated on October 11, 2014 at 11am in the sanctuary of...