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Vanguard University begins $7 million building renovation

Vanguard University begins $7 million building renovation

Vanguard University broke ground this month on a $7 million building renovation at its Costa Mesa campus.

 

Talking Shop: Your hair could help clean up an oil spill

Vanity Belle Beauty Boutique in Costa Mesa is turning trash into treasure.

 

Cyclist's widow: Newport crash 'took everything from me'

When Sandra Eagleson describes how much her late husband loved her, she uses her celiac disease as an example.

Ex-Costa Mesa worker in another flap over campaign signs

A former city employee walked into the Costa Mesa City Council chambers Tuesday night armed with irony.

 

Mesa Water to host 'water-wise' workshop

The Mesa Water District is hosting a "water-wise" landscaping workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Around Town: Hoag doctor honored by donation agency

Dr. Rosemary O'Meeghan, a critical-care physician at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, received the 2014 Life Bridge Award from OneLegacy,...

Education

Save Our Youth, a nonprofit group that provides tutoring and other after-school activities for students in Costa Mesa's lower-income...

Students at Adams Elementary School made a promise Friday morning to keep bullying off their campus and the Newport-Mesa Unified District is...

Armed with a basic knowledge of the English language and few expectations, school board candidate Fidel Mora moved to the United States from...

Schoolchildren, businesses and hospitals around the state participated Thursday in the annual Great California ShakeOut, a drill focused...

As the November election draws near, the race for three open seats on Newport-Mesa Unified's seven-member school board is intensifying in...

Mariners Christian School in Costa Mesa welcomed about 1,500 students, family members, faculty and alumni Sunday for a Fall Fest featuring...

Politics

New Costa Mesa commission will focus on Senior Center

The Costa Mesa City Council approved creation of a new advisory commission Tuesday that will address issues facing the Senior Center.

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...

Costa Mesa places limits on sober-living homes

The Costa Mesa City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ordinance that will place new limitations on sober-living homes, potentially...

Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

This Nov. 4, two seats are open on Costa Mesa's five-member City Council, and of the men and women vying for the coveted spots, two are...

Newport council election has unaccustomed feistiness

Even as councils in neighboring cities have come to accept sharply split votes along political lines as the norm, elected officials in...

Newport council candidates can agree on this: Traffic is a top issue

Newport Beach City Council candidates faced off one more time Wednesday evening at a Corona del Mar Residents Assn. forum, where they told...

Public Safety

Newport man gets 7 years in real estate fraud

A Newport Beach man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for his part in a scheme that used forged documents and straw buyers to...

In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training

Lifeguard Capt. Mike Halphide squirted shaving cream onto the gloved hands of about 10 volunteers.

Driver charged with murder, hit-and-run in cyclist's death

Authorities on Tuesday filed a murder charge against a self-described drug counselor who they say killed a cyclist while driving drunk in...

Irvine police: Man posed as woman on Craigslist to lure teen boys

A 34-year-old man posed as a woman online to lure teenage boys — including one from Irvine — into sexual situations, according...

Driver suspected of DUI in crash that killed bicyclist

A Fountain Valley man was hit and killed by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence on Sunday in Newport Beach, police said.

Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

An Irvine lawyer was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for his part in a revenge scheme that involved planting drugs in a school...

Business & Real Estate

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...

Motels' calls to police are down

For a second time this year,...

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...

Biz News: New food locations opening

Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection

Newport approves A-frame signs for Corona del Mar

They're about hip height, they'll tell you the daily specials and until Tuesday evening, if you saw them loitering on the sidewalk in...

Townhomes OKd for former church site in Lido Village

Townhomes can replace what was formerly a Christian Science church in the Lido Village area of Newport Beach, the California Coastal...

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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