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Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

This Nov. 4, two seats are open on Costa Mesa's five-member City Council, and of the men and women vying for the coveted spots, two are...

 

Driver suspected of DUI in crash that killed bicyclist

A Fountain Valley man was hit and killed by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence on Sunday in Newport Beach, police said.

 

Irvine police: Man posed as woman on Craigslist to lure teen boys

A 34-year-old man posed as a woman online to lure teenage boys — including one from Irvine — into sexual situations, according...

Voters will decide on tried-and-true or new blood in pivotal Newport-Mesa schools election

As the November election draws near, the race for three open seats on Newport-Mesa Unified's seven-member school board is intensifying in...

 

Corona del Mary Today: Bus incident will not result in criminal charges

The Orange County district attorney's office has rejected a criminal case against the owner of a party bus that was transporting Corona...

 

Education

Students at Adams Elementary School made a promise Friday morning to keep bullying off their campus and the Newport-Mesa Unified District is...

Just a short walk from her home in Westside Costa Mesa is Vista Park, where Lisa Manfredi said she met the families that stoked her desire...

Mariners Christian School in Costa Mesa welcomed about 1,500 students, family members, faculty and alumni Sunday for a Fall Fest featuring...

Signature Academies, air conditioning and the state of schools on Costa Mesa's Westside were discussed at the Newport-Mesa Unified school...

Schoolchildren, businesses and hospitals around the state participated Thursday in the annual Great California ShakeOut, a drill focused...

Corona del Mar High School teachers were involved in an audit of 52,000 grades in February, Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman...

Politics

Newport firefighters union endorses Brown, Toerge for City Council

The union representing firefighters in Newport Beach announced two endorsements Thursday for the Newport Beach City Council election.

Great Park audit brings back-and-forth allegations of misconduct

A week after a developer broke ground on a scaled-back version of Irvine's long-planned Orange County Great Park, a bitter fight over the...

Costa Mesa's Measure P ballot wording confuses voters

Howard and Rosemary McVicker have been reading their Costa Mesa voter pamphlets but are befuddled by Measure P.

Newport approves A-frame signs for Corona del Mar

They're about hip height, they'll tell you the daily specials and until Tuesday evening, if you saw them loitering on the sidewalk in...

Newport council candidates can agree on this: Traffic is a top issue

Newport Beach City Council candidates faced off one more time Wednesday evening at a Corona del Mar Residents Assn. forum, where they told...

Political Landscape: Savary captures Leece endorsement

Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece has endorsed Suzanne Savary in her run for the 48th Congressional District seat.

Public Safety

In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training

Lifeguard Capt. Mike Halphide squirted shaving cream onto the gloved hands of about 10 volunteers.

Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex

Lawyers for the Balboa Bay Club have asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit that alleges it ignored rampant debauchery from some members but...

Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

An Irvine lawyer was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for his part in a revenge scheme that involved planting drugs in a school...

Motels' calls to police are down

For a second time this year,...

Car fire in Irvine parking garage causes $15,000 in damage

A car fire in an Irvine parking structure totaled an older-model Lexus, damaged two other cars and covered about 15 vehicles in soot...

Woman says coyote menaced her, daughter, dogs on Crystal Cove trail

A Corona del Mar woman and her daughter said a coyote pursued them and their dogs for a quarter-mile on a Crystal Cove State Park trail...

Business & Real Estate

Biz News: New food locations opening

Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection

Pioneering diver, scuba instructor and businessman Ron Merker dies at 82

Ron Merker, a pioneering scuba and skin diver who co-owned a chain of diving stores and helped introduce thousands to the pastime in the...

Townhomes OKd for former church site in Lido Village

Townhomes can replace what was formerly a Christian Science church in the Lido Village area of Newport Beach, the California Coastal...

From the OC swap meet to 'Shark Tank'

How would one even consider updating — maybe improving — an age-old pub game like darts? Out of boredom, sometimes innovation is...

Relationships crumble as wall separating Costa Mesa homes and dealership comes down

On the evening of July 14, a woman approached the podium inside Costa Mesa City Hall to inform the powers that be that her dog died.

Runway breakup helps make way for 688 acres of Great Park

More than a decade after voters rejected efforts to build an international airport at the former El Toro Marine base in favor of a grand...

Obituaries

Geraldine Elizabeth Somer
July 2, 1928 - October 1, 2014

Our family wishes to share the news that our beloved Gerry has gone to be with our Lord on October 1, 2014 at the age of 86. Geraldine was...

Barbara (Bobbie) Taft Galpin
August 26, 1925 - September 11, 2014

Barbara Taft Galpin of San Marino, California passed away peacefully in Newport Beach at the home of her daughter, Cinda Galpin Hoeven on...

Suzanne Marie Rodgers
April 15, 1932 - October 1, 2014

Suzanne Rodgers, 82, a long-time resident of Irvine and Corona del Mar passed away suddenly on October 1, 2014.  Suzanne Marie Routt...

Lisa Marie Taylor

Peacefully on the morning of September 28, 2014, in Dallas, TX, Lisa Marie Taylor, earth’s most selfless soul became heaven’s...

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