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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.

 

Couple, dog rescued from burning boat off Crystal Cove

A couple and their dog were rescued from a burning boat off Crystal Cove Wednesday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff's...

Police looking for bicycling purse snatcher

Costa Mesa police say they are looking for a purse snatcher on a bike who targeted a woman walking along Newport Boulevard near Del Mar...

 

Laguna Beach woman ejected, critically hurt in Newport Coast crash

A Laguna Beach woman was ejected from her vehicle and left in critical condition after a crash in Newport Coast Wednesday morning, according...

 

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...

Education

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

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

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

More than 250 volunteers began building a new playground Friday on Costa Mesa's Westside.

Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as...

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees have approved a 6% salary increase for the superintendent and five executive cabinet members.

Politics

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...

FPPC role in campaign finance will go to vote

Orange County voters will be asked whether they want the state's Fair Political Practices Commission to enforce local campaign finance...

Senior center reveals allegations of embezzlement

A former Costa Mesa Senior Center employee was arrested in June on suspicion of embezzlement, police have confirmed.

Four resign from senior center board

Four Costa Mesa Senior Center board members resigned Friday after describing the challenge of guiding the center through its recent...

Council OKs scaled-back development for Newport Center, Fashion Island, airport areas

The Newport Beach City Council approved an amendment to the city's development guidelines Tuesday, amid accusations from residents that it...

Could a new developers' fee fund parks? Costa Mesa takes a look

Costa Mesa may start acquiring more money to put toward parks under a proposal making its way through City Hall.

Public Safety

Have they got a vacation rental for you

In the past few months, Pat Chamberlain has had to tell dozens of would-be renters that the great price they just paid to rent a Newport...

Police stop man who threatened to jump from building

Police say they pulled a man to safety after he threatened to jump off the fifth floor of a Costa Mesa dining and entertainment center...

Cardiac screenings to be offered in Newport

A Laguna Beach-based organization is offering cardiac screenings at the Newport Beach lifeguard headquarters building next week.

2 arrests stem from drunk driving allegations

Newport Beach police arrested two motorists in separate cases this week for allegedly driving drunk while they had teenagers in the car.

Police warn of jury duty scam

Newport Beach police Tuesday warned the public about a phone scammer who threatens victims with arrest if they don't immediately pay up to...

Small fire is fifth in Talbert Park this year

Costa Mesa fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze that burned a small area in Talbert Regional Park late Sunday, according to...

Business & Real Estate

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...

Tiny Balboa T-shirt shop folding up after 30 years

Among the boutique shops on Balboa Island's main drag, a small store called Family T's has long offered a tourist basic.

'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...

'The Bachelor' audition is Sunday at Westin hotel

The Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa is hosting an open audition Sunday for the next season of "The Bachelor."

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’...

Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com

Ryan Heenan hopes to be a guru in the online business world. But Wednesday afternoon, at his Newport Beach studio, he offered a crash course...

Obituaries

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...

Felipa Orona Vasquez

Felipa Orona Vasquez passed away at 91 years old. She was a hard worker with a strong sense of integrity but what she will be most...

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

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

James William Clardy
June 1920 - June 2014

James William (Bill) Clardy was born in Garland, Wyoming, in June, 1920, and graduated from Kemmerer, Wyoming High School. After Graduation,...

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