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Corona del Mar High grad participates in U.S. strikes on Islamic State

Corona del Mar High grad participates in U.S. strikes on Islamic State

A Corona del Mar High School graduate participated in recent U.S. strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, according to a news...

Residents show hearts, hands for heroes

Residents show hearts, hands for heroes

Local residents had a chance to honor their heroes Saturday with help from the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council.

Corona del Mar Today: City's charcoal application on hold

The city of Newport Beach's coastal development permit for charcoal-only fire rings is on hold, a city spokeswoman confirmed.

Drainage project may patch massive pit in resident's yard

Drainage project may patch massive pit in resident's yard

Before Buddy Cox moved back into his childhood home 10 years ago, he didn't think much about the hole along his property line.

Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

Two scissors-wielding women sliced off the almost blue-black ponytail belonging to a very willing surgeon Friday, before sharing a long...

 Aikido leader visits Newport dojo

Aikido leader visits Newport dojo

Prominent aikido master Yoshitmitsu Yamada Shihan visited Newport Beach Aikido on Sunday during his tour for the 50th anniversary of his...

Newport business presents day of fitness for cancer research

Newport business presents day of fitness for cancer research

Fixed Gear in Newport Beach raised nearly $3,000 on Saturday during its His & Hers fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research...

Friend's money springs former executive from prison in tax fraud case

Despite receiving a seven-year prison sentence two months ago for dodging more than $1 million in taxes, a former Newport Beach energy...

Couple honored for efforts to clean up Newport Bay

Couple honored for efforts to clean up Newport Bay

Jack and Nancy Skinner's love affair with Newport Bay began years before their decades-long philanthropic efforts earned them the Citizens...

Tree lights up for holidays at Fashion Island

Tree lights up for holidays at Fashion Island

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Fashion Island.

Band of 50-somethings rocks for causes

Band of 50-somethings rocks for causes

Most days, Fredrick Borges leads the life of a medical malpractice attorney. He drives to his Newport Beach law firm, shuffles through...

Councilman-elect Peotter: Newport Civic Center 'bunnies' should go

Councilman-elect Peotter: Newport Civic Center 'bunnies' should go

If Newport Beach Councilman-elect Scott Peotter has his way, the concrete cottontails that invaded Civic Center park this year could soon be...

A-frame signs approved for Balboa Village test

A-frame signs approved for Balboa Village test

Balboa Village businesses are a step closer to being allowed to use A-frame signs to attract customers.

Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson

Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson

When beachgoers walk past the lifeguard headquarters at the Newport Pier, they soon will see the name of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who...

Students build Manhattan replica in show of can-do spirit

Students build Manhattan replica in show of can-do spirit

Students at Andersen Elementary in Newport Beach hustled around the stairs leading from classrooms to the school's library Wednesday...

Fashion Island set to light Christmas tree

Fashion Island set to light Christmas tree

Fashion Island will usher in the holiday season with its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the...

A-frame signs could come to Balboa Village

Newport Beach City Council members Wednesday will discuss an ordinance that would allow businesses in Balboa Village to use A-frame signs to...

A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council

A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council

When Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill reflects on his last four years on the City Council, he remembers a group of people who worked cohesively...

Tutor in Corona del Mar hacking scandal pleads not guilty

A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School computers to change students' grades pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five...

Neighborhood goes on post-Halloween litter patrol

Neighborhood goes on post-Halloween litter patrol

Residents of a Newport Beach neighborhood annually beset by Halloween litter turned out Saturday afternoon for their first Port Streets...

Corona del Mar bank robbed by armed man

A man flashed a handgun while he robbed a Corona del Mar bank Friday afternoon, according to police.

Newport Beach honors watercolorist Rex Brandt with special plaque

Newport Beach honors watercolorist Rex Brandt with special plaque

The house and art studio Joan Brandt Scarboro grew up in has long been demolished, but this weekend she got a chance to come home in...

Capturing the golden history of Balboa

Capturing the golden history of Balboa

Everyone on the island has a story about why they came here.

Newport Beach to honor artist Rex Brandt, a key figure in the city

Newport Beach to honor artist Rex Brandt, a key figure in the city

When Gordon McClelland got his introduction to Rex Brandt, the Newport Beach painter's work came with a ringing endorsement.

Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer...

Bike-friendly plans on Newport council agenda shortly after cyclist's death

Bike-friendly plans on Newport council agenda shortly after cyclist's death

The Newport Beach City Council is scheduled Tuesday to discuss an update of Balboa Village improvement plans and adopt the city's 2014...

Dogs parade for 'Howl 'O Ween'

Dogs parade for 'Howl 'O Ween'

Dogs lapped up their chance to dress in costume for "Howl 'O Ween" as Classic Kids Photography in Newport Beach hosted a dog parade and...

School board candidate stresses parental involvement

School board candidate stresses parental involvement

Armed with a basic knowledge of the English language and few expectations, school board candidate Fidel Mora moved to the United States from...

Newport man gets 7 years in real estate fraud

A Newport Beach man was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for his part in a scheme that used forged documents and straw buyers to...

Newport council election has unaccustomed feistiness

Even as councils in neighboring cities have come to accept sharply split votes along political lines as the norm, elected officials in...

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

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.

Newport-Mesa district targets bullying on campuses

Newport-Mesa district targets bullying on campuses

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

Longtime Newport planning commissioner Toerge eyes City Council spot

Longtime Newport planning commissioner Toerge eyes City Council spot

After serving nearly 11 years on the Newport Beach planning commission, resident Mike Toerge had helped to write and...

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

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...

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...

'Spoiled' or abused? Trial starts for man accused of murdering father

The trial of a former Corona del Mar High School student charged with murdering his father started Tuesday with lawyers painting dueling...

Biz News: New food locations opening

Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection

Statue marking friendship between Newport and Okazaki, Japan, is blessed in library ceremony

Statue marking friendship between Newport and Okazaki, Japan, is blessed in library ceremony

With bamboo in the background, strains of Japanese music in the air and a guest in a kimono bowing to others wearing jeans, the Newport...

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...

Body brought ashore on Balboa Peninsula; possible drowning being investigated

Authorities are investigating a possible drowning after a body was pulled from the ocean in Newport Beach early Saturday morning.

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

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...

Candidates discuss strategy and priorities for district schools

Candidates discuss strategy and priorities for district schools

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

Group protests fracking operations off coast

Group protests fracking operations off coast

Members of the national nonprofit group Center for Biological Diversity, donning gas masks and hazmat suits, protested outside a...

Corona del Mar High teachers did grade audits in February after cheating scandal

Corona del Mar High teachers did grade audits in February after cheating scandal

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

No grade audit results at Corona del Mar High after cheating scandal

Corona del Mar High School teachers either did not perform an optional grade audit recommended by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District...

Arraignment today for tutor in cheating scandal

Arraignment today for tutor in cheating scandal

The private tutor who is believed to be at the center of an elaborate, years-long cheating scheme at Corona del Mar High School is set to be...

Police arrest tutor in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal

Police arrest tutor in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal

The private tutor who allegedly assisted Corona del Mar High School students in a grade-fixing scheme was arrested when he arrived at Los...

Measure Y debate Wednesday in Newport

Speak Up Newport will present a debate about Newport Beach's Measure Y on Wednesday evening.

Newport lifeguard died of accidental drowning, coroner says

Newport lifeguard died of accidental drowning, coroner says

The Orange County coroner's office has ruled that Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson died because of accidental drowning.

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