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Prosecutors weighing possible charges in Newport theater scare

Prosecutors weighing possible charges in Newport theater scare

Authorities are weighing whether to file criminal charges against one adult and three minors suspected of causing a panic by revving a...

Police rescue man from partly underwater car in Newport's Back Bay

Police rescue man from partly underwater car in Newport's Back Bay

Police rescued a man from a partially submerged car Monday night in Newport Beach's Back Bay.

Newport meets water-saving goal in July

While Newport Beach reached its monthly water-reduction goal in July, the municipality still has a ways to go if it wants to meet state...

A wall with a muralist's view in Balboa Village

A wall with a muralist's view in Balboa Village

A busy commuter driving down East Balboa Boulevard might think someone had smashed a giant hole in the rust-colored wall concealing a pump...

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton's Newport Coast mansion

Ex-Angel Josh Hamilton cuts the price on Newport Coast mansion to $15.88M

Former Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, having struck out on a home sale thus far, has adjusted the price of his 10,850-square-foot...

Can Balboa Village rejuvenation efforts save Newport's 'soul'?

Can Balboa Village rejuvenation efforts save Newport's 'soul'?

Having lived more than 50 years in Newport Beach, Ralph Rodheim feels certain about one thing: Balboa Village is not having an identity...

Newport City Council says no to Peotter censure over gay-marriage criticism

The Newport Beach City Council decided Tuesday night after two hours of discussion that Councilman Scott Peotter should not face formal...

Newport theater scare: 4 people questioned; 1 attended movie, police say

Newport theater scare: 4 people questioned; 1 attended movie, police say

Four young people who revved a leaf blower at a fast-food restaurant in Irvine shortly before a similar incident caused a panic in a Newport...

Ex-Ducks and Kings player Dustin Penner lists his Balboa spot for $2.2 million

Ex-Ducks and Kings player Dustin Penner lists his Balboa spot for $2.2 million

NHL free agent forward Dustin Penner, who was a Stanley Cup winner with the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings, has listed his...

DA's office clears ex-Newport official in gift investigation

The Orange County district attorney's office said this week that it had found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by a former high-ranking...

Royal Army recruit carried out 'dreadful' tasks during WWII

Royal Army recruit carried out 'dreadful' tasks during WWII

For longtime Newport Beach resident Harriet Bemus, who recently turned 97, Aug. 14 will kindle countless memories of her World War II...

Tutor pleads guilty in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal, gets 1 year in jail

Tutor pleads guilty in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal, gets 1 year in jail

The Irvine tutor who helped a group of Corona del Mar High School students hack into their teacher's computer to change grades was sentenced...

Balboa Island beach sculptor is king of his sandcastles

Balboa Island beach sculptor is king of his sandcastles

If you've walked along the harbor front on Balboa Island on a Saturday in the past three years, chances are you've seen Chris Crosson.

Corona del Mar Today: 'Amazing Grace' plays for lost pets as talk turns to coyotes

Corona del Mar Today: 'Amazing Grace' plays for lost pets as talk turns to coyotes

A little Chiweenie — a dachshund-Chihuahua mix — called Beanie, who was the mascot of the Studio Cycle spin business on East...

Serious crime up 12% — a rare increase — in Newport Beach

For the first time in more than a decade, crime reports in Newport Beach are heading up.

Teen driver wasn't wearing seat belt in fatal crash

Teen driver wasn't wearing seat belt in fatal crash

A high school student who died in a Newport Beach traffic collision last month wasn't wearing his seat belt when the SUV he was driving...

Newport leaning toward repairing Balboa Island seawalls

Newport leaning toward repairing Balboa Island seawalls

The Newport Beach City Council indicated during a study session Tuesday that the aging seawalls along Balboa Island will be repaired but...

Newport library is looking for volunteers

Newport Beach Public Library is seeking volunteers for its Library Homebound Delivery Service.

2 construction workers charged with animal cruelty, destroying bird nests in Balboa tree-removal case

2 construction workers charged with animal cruelty, destroying bird nests in Balboa tree-removal case

Two men were charged with four misdemeanors Thursday in connection with the May removal of a ficus tree in a Newport Beach neighborhood that...

Swimmers go pier-to-pier in annual tradition

Swimmers go pier-to-pier in annual tradition

Hundreds of swimmers dived into the waves off Newport Beach on Saturday morning for the annual pier-to-pier swim.

Anaheim Ducks' Clayton Stoner buys $2.025M Newport home; take a look

Anaheim Ducks' Clayton Stoner buys $2.025M Newport home; take a look

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner, who signed as a free agent last summer, has...

Drive to underground utilities ends in one Newport Heights area

Drive to underground utilities ends in one Newport Heights area

The intense debate about whether to place utility lines underground in Newport Heights is over for now in one of the area's two utility...

Man injured in Newport stabbing

A man was stabbed around 3:20 a.m. Thursday near Irvine Avenue and 17th Street in Newport Beach, according to police.

Home of the Day: French Quarter style with an Airstream office in Newport

Home of the Day: French Quarter style with an Airstream office in Newport

This Newport Beach residence, once home to early radio pioneer Ken Niles, has a French Quarter vibe with a double-gallery design underscored...

Surviving birds from Balboa tree removal released

Surviving birds from Balboa tree removal released

Caroline Vassar was driving home after an afternoon tennis match in late May when she witnessed birds swirling above a tree that was in...

Newport councilman who criticized gay marriage will delete city seal from his email blasts

Newport councilman who criticized gay marriage will delete city seal from his email blasts

Responding to pushback for criticizing same-sex marriage in a widely distributed email, Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter agreed...

Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism

Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism

Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter angered gay rights leaders Tuesday after circulating an email that criticized same-sex...

ESPN moves golf tournament from Trump's course to Pelican Hill in Newport

ESPN moves golf tournament from Trump's course to Pelican Hill in Newport

Following Donald Trump's critical public comments about Latino immigrants, ESPN announced this week that it will move its upcoming ESPY...

St. James members to hold service outside closed church building

St. James members to hold service outside closed church building

Though St. James the Great Episcopal Church parishioners won't be meeting in their longtime house of worship on Sunday, it doesn't mean they...

Where to go for fireworks and festivities on July 4

Where to go for fireworks and festivities on July 4

The Fourth of July is the most American holiday of the year, and Newport Beach and Irvine have big public celebrations planned, with...

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Peek into ex-Ducks wing Rob Niedermayer's Newport Coast home, sold at a loss

Former Anaheim Ducks right wing Rob Niedermayer and his wife, Jessica, have sold their home in the Crystal Cove area of Newport Coast for...

Car nearly falls off Balboa ferry after lurching through barrier

Car nearly falls off Balboa ferry after lurching through barrier

A car crashed through a barrier on the Balboa Island ferry on Sunday evening and dangled from the back as the boat sailed in Newport Harbor.

Newport paddle-out honors teen crash victim

Newport paddle-out honors teen crash victim

Dozens of people, including family and friends, took to the sea near the Newport Pier on Wednesday evening for a paddle-out in memory of...

You'll pay more to park in Newport and Balboa, starting now

You'll pay more to park in Newport and Balboa, starting now

Beachgoers circling the Balboa Peninsula for an often elusive parking space this summer will pay more to park when they finally snag a spot.

Teen driver who died after a high-speed crash in Newport is identified

Teen driver who died after a high-speed crash in Newport is identified

A 17-year-old driver died Tuesday after a high-speed crash in Newport Beach, police said.

Balboa Bay Club puts on a Father's Day Car Show

Balboa Bay Club puts on a Father's Day Car Show

The Balboa Bay Club, where fans of seagoing vessels have been known to watch Newport Beach's Christmas Boat Parade, gave road enthusiasts...

Corona del Mar Today: Residents take a look at 4 new library proposals

About 50 people jammed into the Corona del Mar library branch on Monday afternoon to get their first glimpse of four possible layouts for...

Townhomes will replace 1940s St. James church if developer's plan is OKd

Townhomes will replace 1940s St. James church if developer's plan is OKd

The development firm that in May bought St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Lido Village plans to build townhomes in place of the...

Family's 13th child is No. 11 to graduate from Corona del Mar High

Family's 13th child is No. 11 to graduate from Corona del Mar High

The Condon family of Newport Beach have had someone walking in Corona del Mar High School's graduation ceremonies for 31 years — all...

Eelgrass gets a transplant in Newport Bay restoration project

Eelgrass gets a transplant in Newport Bay restoration project

Certified divers volunteering for Costa Mesa-based Orange County Coastkeeper are collecting eelgrass from natural beds in Newport Beach...

Newport's Jackshrimp restaurant is going to peel out after 25 years

Newport's Jackshrimp restaurant is going to peel out after 25 years

After spending a quarter of a century serving his California-style Cajun cuisine in Newport Beach, Jackshrimp owner Jack Jasper will close...

What happens when you use less water? In Newport, your rates might double

What happens when you use less water? In Newport, your rates might double

The drought is driving down water use in Newport Beach.

Newport fire-rings decision could finally happen Thursday

Newport fire-rings decision could finally happen Thursday

The fight among Newport Beach residents over the placement and number of wood-burning fire rings along the shore could come to an end this...

Balboa Theater funds going to other arts projects

Balboa Theater funds going to other arts projects

With the Balboa Theater likely to be put up for sale in the coming months, the foundation that for years has raised funds to resurrect the...

SPON eyes a more sustainable future for Newport Beach

Stop Polluting Our Newport, a longtime community organization, has plans to draft a blueprint detailing ways for the city and residents to...

Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View takes 2015 Spirit Award trophy

Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View takes 2015 Spirit Award trophy

Harbor View Elementary School won the 2015 Spirit Award trophy at the recent Newport Beach Youth Track and Field event, ending Eastbluff...

Ex-Angel Gary Matthews Jr. wants $15.5M for his Corona del Mar showplace

Ex-Angel Gary Matthews Jr. wants $15.5M for his Corona del Mar showplace

Gary Matthews Jr. is swinging for the fences with his latest home offering. The former Angels outfielder has put his designer showplace...

$282M Newport budget, with funds for more Balboa police, narrowly wins initial OK

A new Newport Beach budget that allocates funds for building projects and more police officers was approved Tuesday night by the City...

Man dies after being hit by car in Newport Beach

Man dies after being hit by car in Newport Beach

A 41-year-old man died Sunday night after he was struck by a car in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County coroner's office.

Police warn to look out for locksmith scam

Newport Beach police Thursday warned about a possible scam in which suspects posing as locksmiths install locks that are easier to pick.

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