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It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It may be August, but Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar is gearing up for Halloween.


District outlines top goals

Signature Academies in each of the school zones, restorative practices training and refining Common Core curriculum are a few of Newport-...


Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

A day with big surf in Newport Beach is like a snow day in New England, Newport Beach Deputy Police Chief David McGill explained.

School board dips into reserves to fund budget

Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees have signed off on a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but the district's chief...


That helicopter over Fairview Park is a firefighting drill

An Orange County Fire Authority helicopter will be flying over Fairview Park this week and next as part of a drill with Costa Mesa...


3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

Three people accused of running a brothel in Irvine pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of felony charges, including pimping and human...


The Coast Community College District's former chancellor could continue to collect his salary and health benefits for 10 months.

Coast Community College District trustees named an interim chancellor Wednesday night to replace Andrew Jones, who abruptly resigned last...

Students hustled to classes for the first day of the fall semester at Orange Coast College on Monday morning, but unlike in previous years,...

For the first time in at least four years, Newport-Mesa Unified School District teachers are likely to see an increase in pay this school...

School board candidate Charlene Metoyer is willing to climb onto the roof to sing the praises of Newport-Mesa Unified schools.

When Girls Inc. of Orange County started out six decades ago, the programming resembled home economics courses that focused on sewing, the...


Newport council candidate returns disputed campaign donation

Newport Beach City Council candidate Scott Peotter says he has returned a $1,100 campaign contribution to Woody's Wharf to avoid costly...

Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role

Costa Mesa's Historical Preservation Committee may be moving in a direction more in keeping with its name.

Political Landscape: Council candidates to face off at OCC forum [Updated]

The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County...

Judge denies lawsuit against wording of Newport's Measure Y

Ballot language regarding proposed land development changes in Newport Beach will remain, according to an Orange County Superior Court...

Newport council hopeful can be called businessman on ballot

Newport Beach City Council candidate Tim Brown will be described on the Nov. 4 ballot as a planning commissioner and businessman, despite...

Marines need donated gowns for spouses

The Costa Mesa Military Affairs Team is looking for donations of lightly used prom dresses, ball gowns, cocktail dresses and accessories for...

Public Safety

Big waves stir up caution, excitement at beaches

Lifeguards are keeping a close eye on huge swells generated by Hurricane Marie...

Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

Police this week arrested two men and a woman who they say operated brothels at apartments in Irvine and Los Angeles.

Mental-health questions delay trial in handyman's slaying

Almost a year after the death of a Costa Mesa handyman, the trial of the man accused of killing him is still on hold because of questions...

D.A. rules Irvine officer was legally justified in shooting

An Irvine police officer was legally justified in shooting a sexual assault suspect during an arrest last year, Orange County prosecutors...

Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for...

Costa Mesa Police Department welcomes 5

Costa Mesa will soon have five more cops on the streets.

Business & Real Estate

Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

JP Morgan Chase recently celebrated the grand opening of a "private client office" near Fashion Island.

The Ritz may return to Newport

The Ritz Restaurant, famed for its lunchtime drinking, red-lipped waitresses and decadent meals, may soon have a new harbor-side home.

Fire ring bill stalled in state Senate Appropriations Committee

An Assembly bill aiming to protect fire rings in Southern California was held back in the state Senate Appropriations Committee and will not...

Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door.

Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street

The Ruby's Diner at 428 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa will reopen Thursday as Ruby's Dinette. The new...


Robert Dressel Childs
March 19, 1927 - August 19, 2014

Robert Dressel Childs passed away at home on August 19, 2014 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Bob was born in Tulare, California...

Mary Ann Malek
October 17, 1925 - August 5, 2014

Mary Ann (Chelius) Malek passed away peacefully August 5, 2014 at her home in Santa Ana, CA with her two daughters at her bedside. She was...

Richard "Dick" William Putman
April 22, 1934 - August 16, 2014

Richard “Dick” William Putman spent so much of his life helping and serving others. Dick passed away on Saturday, August 16,...

Catherine Lynn Smith
May 22, 1961 - August 9, 2014

Catherine Lynn Gautreau Smith, peacefully passed away of a heart attack at her home in Newport Beach, California Saturday August 9th, 2014.