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Newport man finds new adventure conducting coastal tours

Newport man finds new adventure conducting coastal tours

After spending much of his young life shying away from swimming in the open sea, Ryan Lawler now makes a living leading adventures along the...

 

Christmas trees in short supply in Corona del Mar, Newport

Corona del Mar resident Jennifer Cooper couldn't believe her eyes when she and her family made their traditional trip to the Gallo's...

 

Let there be lights: Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts

Families and friends from throughout the region gathered around Newport Harbor on Wednesday evening to see the Newport Beach Christmas...

Fair Board may retain A.G. as counsel

The Orange County Fair Board may go back to using the state attorney general as its legal counsel.

 

Mom with child in car robbed at drive-up ATM

A gunman robbed a young mother who was with her child outside a Costa Mesa bank Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

 

Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa police was wanted in 2 states

A man killed in an exchange of gunfire with Costa Mesa police this week was wanted in two states on allegations including child sexual abuse...

Education

A new UC Irvine-led study is the latest salvo in a longstanding fight over the minimum wage, reinforcing the researchers' earlier findings...

Most days find Heather King describing the latest hot property in English and Spanish.

Sometimes all it takes is a librarian and a 7-year-old to change the world — or, at the very least, change the title of a series of...

Gil Ward can't easily recall the fine details about his sixth-grade basketball tournament experiences at the Boys and Girls Club of the...

Talia Christopher, 5, clung to her mother's leg, mesmerized by the spectacle of a sparkling Christmas tree surrounded by presents.

Chuck Hinman, assistant superintendent at Newport-Mesa Unified School District for nearly a decade, said Thursday that he is leaving to...

Politics

Marijuana petitioners concerned about Costa Mesa council decision

Attorneys representing two certified medical marijuana petitions said they haven't ruled out legal challenges to the Costa Mesa council's...

No Costa Mesa medical marijuana vote next year

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday opted not to call a special election for two competing medical marijuana measures, instead deciding...

Services are Friday for former Costa Mesa Mayor Jack Hammett

A series of public events for former Costa Mesa Mayor Jack Hammett are scheduled for Friday throughout the city.

Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen

Costa Mesa city CEO Tom Hatch and acting Police Chief Rob Sharpnack issued an apology Monday to three councilmen who prosecutors allege were...

Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to...

Irvine council now has majority of women

The Irvine City Council swore in members Tuesday night, creating a historic reconfiguration.

Public Safety

Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says

A man and a woman driving through Newport Beach last month with seven AK-47 rifles in the car were transporting the guns for a Mexican...

Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings

The gruesome case of the slayings of two Orange Coast College students may be headed to trial nearly five years after their deaths.

Three arrested after Costa Mesa stabbing

Police said they arrested two possible gang members in Costa Mesa on Tuesday and a third man who tried to intimidate a stabbing victim while...

Car crash kills Irvine man, 18

An Irvine man was killed when his vehicle crashed into a traffic signal pole Sunday morning.

Police: Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa officers

Costa Mesa police shot and killed a man in an exchange of gunfire while officers were trying to arrest him Tuesday night, according to...

Costa Mesa engineer sentenced in cold-case murder

Donna Wigmore was supposed to get married in the summer of 1979. Instead she holed up in her parents' backyard, enveloped in shock after her...

Business & Real Estate

Talking Shop: Antiques? That's not a risky business

Joseph and Jennifer D'Ambra grew up on movie sets.

Stylish community joins forces on Superior

In a corner of town more popularly known for industrial buildings and oil changes, a budding pocket of artists and businesses are...

Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurant chain

Larry J. Cano, who took over a defunct Polynesian restaurant in Encino in 1954 and turned it into the first El Torito restaurant, building...

ExplorOcean expansion plan raises questions about Fun Zone's future

Nearly a decade has passed since ExplorOcean bought a harbor-facing stretch of land dubbed the Balboa Fun Zone, exchanging the kitschy Scary...

Biz News: VW dealership to host toy drive

Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore at 20 Auto Center Drive in Irvine will be collecting new, unwrapped toys Monday through Dec. 31 for the...

Biz News: Coldwell Banker opens brokerage in Newport Center

Rush Hill, while still Newport Beach mayor, participated in a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 at the grand opening of the Coldwell Banker...

Obituaries

Jack Posnikoff
July 22, 1927 - October 31, 2014

Jack Posnikoff, MD died on October 31 at his home in Palm Desert, California with family by his side.  Jack was born in July 1927 in...

Hancock Banning III
May 12, 1921 - November 16, 2014

Hancock Banning III, better known as Bill, died suddenly on November 16 with Judy, his wife of 65 years, at his side.  He is also...

Jack Ray Hammett
March 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014

Jack Ray Hammett, 94, passed away peacefully in his Costa Mesa home of over 50 years on Saturday 12/13/14, with his family.  He...

Bernice Evelyn Edwards
May 22, 1913 - December 11, 2014

Incredibly loving and generous, kind and compassionate, always putting others first. Feisty and quick-witted, possessing quite the sense...

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