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Surprise homecoming reunites family

Surprise homecoming reunites family

It appeared to be a typical Thursday for Theresa Byrne.


A mad scramble for Easter eggs

A thin line of green tape and some self control was the only thing holding back the stampede.


Veterans cemetery at the Great Park?

When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chain-link fence at the windswept landscape — stripes of concrete marking a...

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well with fellow representatives in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014...


Theme named for Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Call it a Christmastime pun, an ode to wintertime life on the harbor: "Deck the hulls with bows of jolly."


Thanks to sizable donation, local nonprofit more than meets fundraising goal

The Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area recently raised more than $300,000 toward its operating budget, about three times more than the...


Irvine Valley College granted two language professors top honors this week.

Newport-Mesa Unified staff members celebrated the success of colleagues honored as Orange County Classified Employees of the Year during a...

The Orange Coast College Speech, Debate and Theater team returned to campus as national champions after traveling to Denver to compete in...

Regular runners and students from across the city will line up at Jim Scott Stadium at Estancia High School on April 26 for the seventh...

The Orange Coast College cheerleading team took first place at a recent competition in Florida, according to a news release.

When asked to name their favorite teacher, many students have a clear choice.


Political Landscape: Petros backs Dixon for council

Political season is in full swing, as are the endorsements.

Council delays vote on apartments

The Costa Mesa City Council this week delayed a vote on a luxury apartment complex in a predominantly commercial area near John Wayne...

Council to finalize reservoir cover deal

The installation of a new floating cover at Big Canyon Reservoir is complete — again.

SOY to host fiesta fundraiser

A local nonprofit whose mission is to transform the lives of at-risk youths will host its sixth annual fiesta fundraiser next week.

Teeming with traffic?

A popular cycling route alongside the Upper Bay that helps connect Newport Beach to Irvine has come under scrutiny.

Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference

Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments...

Public Safety

Police make assault arrest outside of Sharkeez

Newport Beach police Friday arrested a Colton resident who they say tried to attack another man with a bottle during a bar fight.

Firefighter injured in Costa Mesa house fire

A firefighter was injured battling an Eastside Costa Mesa house fire on Wednesday morning, officials said.

Fashion Island shooter sentenced to 12 years in prison

A man who fired a handgun 54 times at Fashion Island because it reportedly made him "feel better" was sentenced Friday to 12 years in...

Driver crashes Jeep into Upper Newport Bay

An apparently intoxicated Costa Mesa resident drove her car into a Newport Beach nature preserve and then crashed into a marshy area of...

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

A bicyclist from Costa Mesa died after she was struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

Boat gives owner the slip

The culprit in the case of a boat reported stolen turned out to be the knot used to tie it to a dock near Corona del Mar, according to...

Business & Real Estate

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday,...

Biz News: Grab a bite before the next sesh

A new sandwich shop opening on the Balboa Peninsula was inspired by the founders' love of surfing sessions and sandwiches.

Event celebrates upcoming Newport to Ensenada race

The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby...

Council holds off on possible post office move

The Newport Beach City Council isn't ready to send off its Mariner's Mile post office just yet.

SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle, a trendy brand of spinning that enthusiasts claim as life-changing, may be coming soon to Newport Beach — its first...

Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman

Karen Mahmalji is in it for the wagging tails.


Pauline Pena Hepner
April 18, 1926 - April 5, 2014

Pauline Pena Hepner was born in Washington, DC to parents Saladina Rocha and Domingo Pena of Spain on April 18, 1926. She passed away...

William Hector von KleinSmid August 30, 1937 - March 16, 2014

William (Bill) Hector von KleinSmid, 76, of Corona del Mar, California, died peacefully at his home March 16, 2014, surrounded by his...

Allan "Duke" J. Libby August 6, 1934 - March 30, 2014

Allan J. Libby, also lovingly known as “Duke” passed away on Sunday March 30th at the age of 79 while on a family vacation in...

Beth Sweeney Kuttler February 1, 1961 - March 20, 2014

Beth passed away surrounded by family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She attended Indiana University of PA. She relocated...