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Irvine 12-year-old is county's top speller

Irvine 12-year-old is county's top speller

Twelve letters made all the difference for Irvine seventh-grader Sarika Rau.


Checking In: College music chairman a Grammy winner — sort of

He's already known around campus as Dr. Tresler. And now, maybe, Dr. Music is in order.


Man arrested, another sought in Costa Mesa stabbing

Two attackers stabbed a man in Costa Mesa on Thursday afternoon, but the victim fought back and sent one of the assailants to a hospital,...

Costa Mesa brings back online crime map

After a year's absence, a city website that tracks crime reports in Costa Mesa was relaunched Wednesday.


Haggen grocery chain making itself at home in Orange County

The cult of Haggen fanatics is about to grow bigger.


Airport gives hidden art treasures a higher profile

For those who come to Orange County looking to bask in the art scene, consider this a free appetizer.


Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Huntington Beach are among 100 Southern California cities that will be host towns for this year's...

Stamping out human trafficking and caring for victims of the increasingly common crime will be the subject of the Ensure Justice...

The Irvine Unified School District board agreed Tuesday night to name a future school in the Heritage Fields area Beacon Park School.

The Coast Community College District announced its second interim chancellor since August, when the last chancellor gave two-days notice...

Nearly one month after a Newport Beach student athlete's heart stopped, a pediatric cardiologist recommended cardiac screening beyond what...

Does Beacon Park School have a certain ring to it? How about Cultivate School?


Packed meeting seeks solutions for sober-living homes

Frustrated with the proliferation of sober-living homes and tenants in their neighborhoods, more than 200 Costa Mesa residents packed an...

Costa Mesa council heats up during police pension talks

What was to be a brief talk about Costa Mesa's top-ranking police officers contributing more to their pension funds turned into a heated...

Irvine council: Ex-Mayor Agran must appear before judge in Great Park deposition tussle

Longtime City Council member and three-time Irvine Mayor Larry Agran must go before an Orange County Superior Court judge because he didn'...

Meeting will focus on Costa Mesa library conversion

Costa Mesa city officials are seeking the public's input Thursday regarding plans to convert the downtown Neighborhood Community Center into...

Irvine's Wagner among names revealed of lawmakers who attended Hawaii conference

Twenty-five state lawmakers flew to Maui in November to attend a conference that was partly funded by a group of special interests, but it...

Public Safety

Understaffed Costa Mesa police could be at full strength by July 2016

The city of Costa Mesa projects its long-understaffed Police Department could replenish its ranks as soon as July 2016, according to a...

Woman arrested after shot fired during Irvine dispute

Irvine police arrested a 57-year-old woman after a gunshot was fired during a domestic dispute Monday evening, according to a Police...

Sting nabs three drivers at Harbor Justice Center

Deputies impounded three cars and cited three drivers Monday for getting behind the wheel after they were told not to drive by a judge in...

Man accused of pepper spraying homeless men

Costa Mesa police have arrested a Long Beach man accused of pepper spraying two homeless men.

Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine

A Van Nuys man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend and leaving their charred bodies in...

Newport man pleads guilty to fraud that funded Vegas gambling scheme

A Newport Beach man accused of stealing millions of dollars from investors in his dental company and gambling the money in Las Vegas pleaded...

Business & Real Estate

Judge rules broken arm isn't a disability in Bay Club debauchery suit

An Orange County judge Tuesday threw out part of a lawsuit claiming a swanky Newport Beach waterfront club discriminated against a member'...

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

Following stints living in New York and Los Angeles, Drybar co-founder Michael Landau and his wife, Sarah Hutnick, found themselves in a...

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Russ Newton, a senior vice president with the Los Angeles Times, has been named publisher of Times Community News.

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Ex-Duck Saku Koivu's former Irvine estate back on market at $6.795 million

An Irvine estate formerly owned by retired NHL center Saku Koivu has been listed for sale at $6.795 million.

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...


Luther Reese Marr
June 23, 1925 - February 27, 2015

     Luther Reese Marr, at 89 years of age, passed away on February 27, 2015 at the home of his daughter, Christelle...

Louise Jones Woolsey
May 8, 1918 - February 20, 2015

Louise Jones Woolsey, 96, of Newport Beach, died peacefully in her home on February 20, 2015.

Doris May Bartelt
May 15, 1922 - February 28, 2015

Doris May (Reedy) Bartelt, aged 92, passed peacefully into God's hands on February 28, 2015 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA.

Laura Gregg Messer
April 16, 1915 - January 26, 2015

Laura Gregg Messer was born to Laura Beagle Gregg and Jacob Ray Gregg on April 16, 1915 in Ontario, Oregon.  She passed away in Newport...