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Mika co-founder passing on her leadership role

Mika co-founder passing on her leadership role

After 11 years at the helm of the Costa Mesa nonprofit she helped co-found, Christine Brooks Nolf has called it quits.

 

It's a patriotic party at Newport Dunes

Fourth of July revelers flocked to the beach at Newport Dunes on Saturday for concerts on two stages, a festival and fireworks after dark.

 

Party guests can take a nationwide trip with their taste buds

How many bottles of wine does it take to make a perfect Fourth of July celebration?

Could standoff over eelgrass preservation and dredging be over?

In the years following its discovery in Newport Harbor, eelgrass has been getting a bad reputation among some dock owners.

 

Chamber, under new leader, is counting the ways to grow

So many new ideas are floating around an energized Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce these days that its president and CEO, Kyle Woosley, can...

 

Corona del Mar Today: Lightning interrupts Junior Guards program

The Newport Beach Junior Guards program was underway Tuesday, with participants riding the ocean waves or taking a snack break on the sand....

Education

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees Tuesday unanimously approved a tentative budget that shows higher revenues than...

A six-student team of entrepreneurs-in-the-making will compete Friday at a global competition in Atlanta to decide who has the best business...

The Coast Community College District has announced its third interim chancellor since its last permanent chancellor resigned in August.

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Michael Halt as Estancia High School's...

Once the nearly 40 students had filed into the boat, Irvine resident Randy Pierce stood before them to ask a question.

Costa Mesa's Early College High School graduated 38 students at its commencement ceremony June 4.

Politics

St. James members to hold service outside closed church building

Though St. James the Great Episcopal Church parishioners won't be meeting in their longtime house of worship on Sunday, it doesn't mean they...

Costa Mesa group files petition to give voters a say in development

A petition filed at City Hall this week by a Costa Mesa political action group aims to bring more voter control over new development in...

Coulter's book signing stirs passions of protesters, fans

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter was in Costa Mesa on Wednesday evening to sign copies of her new book, an event that drew more than 100...

Parks commission's vote on football group's special status is confirmed

A Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission decision that helps a controversial youth football league maintain a special status for cheaper...

Ex-Rohrabacher aide accused of embezzling campaign funds quits Newport finance committee

A longtime Orange County Republican Party loyalist stepped down from the Newport Beach Finance Committee this week on the heels of...

Newport announces likely settlement of fire-rings lawsuit

A lawsuit between Newport Beach and advocacy group Friends of the Fire Rings could soon end in a settlement, city officials announced this...

Public Safety

Newport police seeing benefits of increased July 4 presence

Newport Beach police say they're ready for the Third of July.

Ex-Costa Mesa church volunteer convicted of sexually abusing boys

A former Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting five boys and trying to abuse a sixth.

Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing

Murder and arson charges were filed Thursday against a known gang member accused of stabbing a man to death in Costa Mesa and burning his...

Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Costa Mesa neighborhood

A known gang member with a lengthy criminal history was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing a man to death in a Costa Mesa...

Costa Mesa swears in homegrown police chief

Costa Mesa's new chief of police, Rob Sharpnack, remembers a moment from the beginning of his law enforcement career when he opened his...

Sex-abuse prosecutor: Church volunteer 'handpicked these boys.' Defense: 'There's reasonable doubt'

Attorneys concluded their arguments Tuesday in the case of a Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually abusing a half-dozen...

Business & Real Estate

Biz News: CPK's Newport location helps lead new menu launch

CPK's Newport location helps lead new menu launch

Angels' ex-GM Jerry Dipoto lists Newport Beach home for about $3 million

Jerry Dipoto may be packing up more than just his office at Angel Stadium.

Biz News: Dealership celebrates 94 years

Theodore Robins Ford is celebrating its 94th anniversary.

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Former Anaheim Ducks right wing Rob Niedermayer and his wife, Jessica, have sold their home in the Crystal Cove area of Newport Coast for...

Biz News: Free ice cream sandwiches Friday at Irvine shop opening

Cream, a Bay Area-based dessert chain, will give away its signature ice cream sandwiches when it celebrates the grand opening of its...

Obituaries

Alice M. Loftus
October 16, 1932 - April 28, 2015

Alice passed away peacefully in her beloved home by the bay in Newport Beach.

E. Avery (Pete) Crary
August 18, 1939 - April 5, 2015

E. Avery (Pete) Crary, a long- time resident of Orange county, passed away peacefully of esophageal cancer Sunday April 5.  Peter was...

Barbara Jean Trotter
March 5, 1928 - May 15, 2015

Barbara Jean Trotter was born on March 5, 1928 in Coos Bay, Oregon and passed away peacefully on May 15, 2015 at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach...

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