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This Halloween display will take a bite out of you

This Halloween display will take a bite out of you

There's a shark in Costa Mesa, and right now, it lives at Bob Schureman's house. The 85-year-old former Estancia High School teacher has...

 

Capturing the golden history of Balboa

Everyone on the island has a story about why they came here.

 

Pretend City treats kids to Halloween Bug Bash

Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine hosted a Halloween Bug Bash on Friday filled with creepy critters, trick-or-treaters, dancing,...

Great Park consultant files complaint, says accounting firm hurt its reputation

A consulting firm battered by allegations of cronyism and inefficiency in reviews of Irvine's $200-million effort to develop the Orange...

 

City Council candidates get variety of support

Mayor Jim Righeimer continues to lead the pack of Costa Mesa City Council candidates this fall in terms of fundraising, with the...

Education

Falling Into Theatre...and Finding Myself

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is planning workshops over the next two months to help parents understand the ways Common Core is...

When Mark Hubbard and his wife discussed where to send their children to school, notions of low test scores and watered-down academics led...

Costa Mesa's debate about fireworks reignited this week at City Hall, with youth sports and arts boosters rallying at the City Council...

Costa Mesa High School students welcomed the addition of a new performing arts center to their campus this week.

Alex McDonald's road to graduate school started with a grant and a desire to build a solar-powered house.

Politics

Costa Mesa Senior Center to close for upgrades

The Costa Mesa Senior Center will be closed for two weeks while undergoing $200,000 worth of renovations, city officials said in a news...

Second marijuana initiative headed to a decision in Costa Mesa

For a second time this month, the Costa Mesa city clerk's office has certified a medical marijuana petition that could pave the way for...

Irvine water reserve in better shape than most, official tells council

The Irvine City Council received a positive report Tuesday on drought preparedness as the state endures a continuing dry spell approaching...

Gov. Brown, O.C. water district president meet on drought, ballot measures

Gov. Jerry Brown met with Orange County Water District President Shawn Dewane — who is also a director of the Mesa Water District...

Costa Mesa's conservative mayor on mailer with Democrats

Costa Mesa voters saw an odd pairing of political candidates in their mailboxes this week when they received a flier promoting...

Political Landscape: Costa Mesa candidate gains MMA fighters' endorsements

Costa Mesa City Council candidate Christopher Bunyan announced three new endorsements from Orange County-based mixed martial arts fighters:...

Public Safety

Charges dropped in convenience store theft

Authorities this week dropped charges against a man who had been accused of helping steal $32,000 from a Costa Mesa convenience store.

Irvine man convicted of murdering father so he could visit girlfriend

A jury Wednesday convicted an Irvine man of murdering his father so he could meet with his Internet girlfriend across the country.

Methane plant fire damages power generator at Newport Coast

Newport Beach firefighters extinguished a small electrical fire Thursday at a methane collection facility on a shuttered landfill in Newport...

Police seek 3 men who robbed victim behind Newport Boulevard bars

Costa Mesa police are looking for three men in their 20s who are believed to have been involved in a robbery in an alley outside two Newport...

3 recruits join Costa Mesa Police Department

Costa Mesa police added three recruits this week as the city tries to fill a backlog of vacancies at the department.

Newport, Costa Mesa, Irvine police get traffic-safety grants

The state recently awarded Newport Beach, Irvine and Costa Mesa police hundreds of thousands of dollars to help boost traffic-safety...

Business & Real Estate

Biz News: New facilities for treatment center

New Directions for Women recently opened two facilities in Costa Mesa: a furniture warehouse and a new outpatient and administrative office.

O.C. better off in dealing with drought, expert says

Orange County is in better shape than most areas when it comes to dealing with California's increasingly dire water woes, a longtime water...

County GOP gives $50,000 to PAC supporting 4 Newport council candidates

In the final stretch toward Election Day on Tuesday, the Republican Party of Orange County has funneled about $50,000 into a political...

Medical pot proposal closer to the ballot

The Costa Mesa city clerk certified a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, bringing the proposal to permit dispensaries one step closer...

Biz News: Newport residents create sprouting kit

Newport women create 'superfood' sprouting kit

Great Park audit brings back-and-forth allegations of misconduct

A week after a developer broke ground on a scaled-back version of Irvine's long-planned Orange County Great Park, a bitter fight over the...

Obituaries

Geraldine Elizabeth Somers
July 2, 1928 - October 1, 2014

Our family wishes to share the news that our beloved Gerry has gone to be with our Lord on October 1, 2014 at the age of 86. Geraldine was...

Barbara (Bobbie) Taft Galpin
August 26, 1925 - September 11, 2014

Barbara Taft Galpin of San Marino, California passed away peacefully in Newport Beach at the home of her daughter, Cinda Galpin Hoeven on...

Suzanne Marie Rodgers
April 15, 1932 - October 1, 2014

Suzanne Rodgers, 82, a long-time resident of Irvine and Corona del Mar passed away suddenly on October 1, 2014.  Suzanne Marie Routt...

Lisa Marie Taylor

Peacefully on the morning of September 28, 2014, in Dallas, TX, Lisa Marie Taylor, earth’s most selfless soul became heaven’s...

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