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Highway construction: Pipeline work resumes soon on Newport's Mariner's Mile

Highway construction: Pipeline work resumes soon on Newport's Mariner's Mile

Following a short summer hiatus, Newport Beach drivers will see construction popping up along West Coast Highway after Labor Day.

 

College district shrinks OCC plans: less student housing, no hotel

Coast Community College District officials have cut back on their expansion plans for Orange Coast College, scrapping a proposal for an on-...

 

Judge throws out some charges in Costa Mesa spying case

An Orange County judge Thursday threw out charges that two private investigators conspired to make a false drunk-driving report about...

Irvine's police chief to retire

Irvine Police Chief David Maggard will retire soon after more than a decade with the department, the city announced Thursday.

 

Concordia University marks start of new school year

Concordia University Irvine welcomed about 600 students, instructors and staff members to a celebration of the beginning of the school year.

 

Fairgrounds' smoking policy gets mixed reaction

The limited-smoking policy at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa seems to have earned mixed grades.

Education

Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine will host firefighters, nurses, chefs, zookeepers, hairstylists, TV producers, lifeguards and other...

Parallel parking, avoiding sharp turns and backing up into a stall is hard enough in an average vehicle. But members of the Newport-Mesa...

The students walked onto campus carrying stuffed backpacks while dressed in uniforms that looked freshly ironed.

When Irvine High School graduate Tim Lantin was shooting pictures of the beach over winter break, he had no idea that a brief change of...

They strapped on football helmets and laced up shoulder pads, making sure that none of the equipment got caught on their hair buns or...

Girls Inc. of Orange County participants were treated to a special visit Friday from a Maryland woman who is a candidate for the Mars One...

Politics

Sanitary District board pay increases to $295 a day

A 33% pay raise for the Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors took effect Monday.

Frequent watering of new park raises questions in Newport Beach

On a typical day, the newly planted lawn at Newport Beach's upcoming Marina Park on the Balboa Peninsula is watered five to eight times,...

Bark Park to close temporarily

Costa Mesa officials are temporarily closing the Bark Park next week for maintenance. The 2-acre, off-leash dog park at 890 Arlington...

Should voters have a say on some city projects? Groups take sides in Costa Mesa

Two Costa Mesa organizations have taken opposite stands on an effort to require voter approval for some new development projects.

California Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over plans to develop Banning Ranch

The California Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments in a lawsuit between Newport Beach and a preservation group fighting to prevent...

Newport officials protest flier's 'health advisory' about development planned for Banning Ranch

Newport Beach officials are taking issue with a flier proclaiming an "urgent health advisory" that is being circulated in opposition to...

Public Safety

ICE officers visit Costa Mesa park in operation against undocumented convicts

Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were at Costa Mesa's Lions Park on Wednesday morning as part of an operation...

Part of Newport Harbor still closed to swimmers because of sewage spill

A portion of Newport Harbor in the 1900 block of Bayside Drive remains closed to divers and swimmers after sewage spilled into the...

Costa Mesa pedestrian struck and killed by car in Newport Beach

A Costa Mesa man died early Wednesday after a car struck him on Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach.

Outbreak of common illnesses close shelter's cat ward

An outbreak of common feline illnesses at the Orange County Humane Society in Huntington Beach has temporarily closed the cat ward, a...

Wilson Park under increased patrols as crime moves there from Lions Park

Officer patrols and calls for service are up 90% this year at Costa Mesa's Wilson Park, according to a recently released Police Department...

Irvine husband pleads not guilty in slaying of rival; he'd told police he had 'nothing to live for'

An Irvine engineer who pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering a man who apparently was having an affair with his wife previously told police...

Business & Real Estate

Cars and Coffee parks it at the fairgrounds

Cars and Coffee, the popular car enthusiast meet-up that grew too big for its Irvine location and shut down late last year, has been...

Ex-Angel Josh Hamilton cuts the price on Newport Coast mansion to $15.88M

Former Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, having struck out on a home sale thus far, has adjusted the price of his 10,850-square-foot...

Let's order Thai peanut noodle salad and crème brûlée tonight, honey

It's said that when New Yorkers come West, they miss the pizza and bagels, which just aren't the same as in their big city.

Costa Mesa bar owner must pay penalty and surrender commission from investment deal in Ponzi scheme

A Costa Mesa bar owner who has worked as a paid city consultant will have to pay a hefty fine for breaking federal regulations when he...

Biz News: Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center to hold Newport grand opening

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, which provides anti-aging and wellness services and treatments, will celebrate the grand opening of its...

As short-term rentals become more popular, cities face complaints and competing demands

For vacationers looking to spend a night or two at some of Orange County's most sought-after coastal homes, the right property is just a...

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