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Culinary heavyweights kick off Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Culinary heavyweights kick off Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Chef Richard Blais dripped soon-to-be-frozen horseradish ice cream into liquid nitrogen.

Women build group to help peers succeed in construction

Women build group to help peers succeed in construction

Nancy Goldman is a self-described girly girl. But she doesn't usually wear dresses to work.

Newport Beach businessman jailed for dodging taxes

A well-known Newport Beach philanthropist who ran a power plant refurbishing business was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison...

4 Newport men back home after 40-hour bus ride from hurricane-ravaged Mexico

4 Newport men back home after 40-hour bus ride from hurricane-ravaged Mexico

Four Newport Beach men who took a harrowing bus trip out of hurricane-stricken Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, are back home after 40 hours of...

4-day Lido Boat Show opens today: latest models, and an 'express yacht'

4-day Lido Boat Show opens today: latest models, and an 'express yacht'

With the 36th annual Lido Boat Show about to begin, organizer Duncan McIntosh was buzzing about at Lido Marina Village on Tuesday morning.

16 partygoers make it back to Newport after riding out Mexico hurricane

16 partygoers make it back to Newport after riding out Mexico hurricane

A group of Newport Beach residents who were stranded for two days in hurricane-torn Pedregal, Mexico, arrived home safely late Tuesday.

Building's old Studebaker sign re-emerges during renovations

Building's old Studebaker sign re-emerges during renovations

When Costa Mesa resident Doug Rugg looked at his cellphone Tuesday, he saw an image that jolted his memory.

Hurricane strands Newport Beach residents in Cabo

Hurricane strands Newport Beach residents in Cabo

A group of Newport Beach area residents got a firsthand look at Hurricane Odile, one of the strongest storms to strike the Baja California...

Christian high school plans fall 2015 opening at former community center site

The space that most recently housed the West Newport Community Center will become home to Newport Beach's only private Christian high...

Sculptures revealed at Civic Center Park during grand opening

Sculptures revealed at Civic Center Park during grand opening

Los Angeles artist Gerardo Hacer says public art changed his life.

Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history

Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history

There is a quiet street in Newport Beach where a bright red barn stands as an eye-catching oddity, wedged between a small beige house and...

Spruced-up sign unveiled near Balboa ferry

Spruced-up sign unveiled near Balboa ferry

A group of happy boaters has long been depicted on a sign near the ferry landing on the Balboa Peninsula.

Dennis Holland's Pilgrim of Newport ship comes home to visit today

Dennis Holland's Pilgrim of Newport ship comes home to visit today

Before Dennis Holland began restoring a boat called Shawnee next to his home, before his Newport Beach neighbors started to grumble about it...

Newport candidate forum runs hurry-up offense

If the USC football team can run an entertaining hurry-up offense to the delight of audiences at the Coliseum, why can't the same approach...

Kashkari helps open Newport GOP headquarters

Kashkari helps open Newport GOP headquarters

Newport Harbor Republican Women celebrated the grand opening of the local Republican campaign headquarters Tuesday with an appearance by the...

Balboa, Corona del Mar parking plans get mixed reviews from Newport council

Speaking to the Newport Beach City Council during a study session Tuesday, Balboa Peninsula resident Joyce Barnes imagined her gravestone:

Brain-injured woman sues school district, claims faulty education

A former student has sued the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, alleging that administrators cheated her out of an education by...

Newport Coast 'Housewife' is voted best ever

Newport Coast 'Housewife' is voted best ever

With just one season under her belt, "Real Housewives of Orange County" star and Newport Coast resident Shannon Beador has won the title...

Newport City Council OKs Lido House Hotel project

Newport City Council OKs Lido House Hotel project

The Newport Beach City Council unanimously approved the Lido House Hotel project Tuesday night, eliciting whoops and applause from the...

Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns

Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns

When Marlis Porter Fyke, daughter of a Vietnam War fighter pilot, got married, she had no problem affording a wedding dress.

'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a...

Pipeline work to slow traffic on Coast Highway

Pipeline work to slow traffic on Coast Highway

Construction on West Coast Highway in Newport Beach is expected to snarl traffic along Mariner's Mile as the first phase of an Orange County...

Taste of Balboa Island brings flavors outdoors

Taste of Balboa Island brings flavors outdoors

Bill Longfield wasn't sure a food-tasting event on an island would work.

Parking plans to be studied by Newport council Tuesday

The Newport Beach City Council will discuss parking plans for Corona del Mar and Balboa Village during a study session Tuesday.

Ceremony Wednesday for restored Balboa ferry entrance sign

A ribbon cutting for a refurbished welcome sign at the ferry entrance on the Balboa Peninsula is planned for Wednesday.

Let confusion reign

Let confusion reign

Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, said unpacking more than 100 selected artworks to showcase at the museum's...

Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic

Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic

Senior citizens headed for the gym and a shuttle stopped to pick up passengers Friday morning at the Oasis Senior Center, where Newport...

Goldenrod Footbridge earns historic status

Goldenrod Footbridge earns historic status

The Newport Beach Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission unanimously approved historic status for the Goldenrod Footbridge on Tuesday,...

 Donald and Shelly Sterling seen lounging at Balboa Bay Club

Donald and Shelly Sterling seen lounging at Balboa Bay Club

The sun was shining as Donald Sterling reclined in a white beach chair. He sat on the members-only sand of the Balboa Bay Club, a...

Lido Theater's new color has some residents seeing red

Lido Theater's new color has some residents seeing red

When Meriam Braselle noticed that swatches of dark paint had been applied to the exterior of the Lido Theater, she was surprised by what...

High surf, rip currents expected to start this afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard notice for Southern California starting Thursday afternoon, warning of possible...

Body pulled ashore at Corona del Mar

Newport Beach police are investigating as a possible drowning the death of a 70-year-old man found on the main beach at Corona del Mar State...

Newport mobile home park's fate: 'Our people cannot downsize. They are down.'

Newport mobile home park's fate: 'Our people cannot downsize. They are down.'

Rumors were already circulating among residents at Ebb Tide Mobile Home Park when a letter arrived that confirmed their fears.

Tree wells to receive upgrades in Corona del Mar

The Corona del Mar Business Improvement District has voted to spend $5,000 to improve village tree wells that have broken irrigation...

Corona del Mar Today: Bike lane near Corona del Mar High is almost complete

Corona del Mar Today: Bike lane near Corona del Mar High is almost complete

A new bike lane being built near Corona del Mar High School and Our Lady Queen of Angels neared completion last week, according to Newport...

Ocean still a potential danger for swimmers

Ocean still a potential danger for swimmers

Massive waves from Tropical Storm Marie could contribute to dangerous conditions on local beaches, even after swells dissipate.

Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club

Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club

A Newport Beach businessman filed a lawsuit against the Balboa Bay Club and its owners Thursday, alleging the beachfront resort routinely...

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It's already Halloween at Roger's Gardens

It may be August, but Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar is gearing up for Halloween.

School district outlines goals: academies, restorative justice, Common Core

Signature Academies in each of the school zones, restorative practices training and refining Common Core curriculum are a few of Newport-...

Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

A day with big surf in Newport Beach is like a snow day in New England, Newport Beach Deputy Police Chief David McGill explained.

Big waves stir up caution, excitement at beaches

Big waves stir up caution, excitement at beaches

Lifeguards are keeping a close eye on huge swells generated by Hurricane Marie...

Newport council candidate returns disputed campaign donation

Newport Beach City Council candidate Scott Peotter says he has returned a $1,100 campaign contribution to Woody's Wharf to avoid costly...

Newport council hopeful can be called businessman on ballot

Newport Beach City Council candidate Tim Brown will be described on the Nov. 4 ballot as a planning commissioner and businessman, despite...

Judge denies lawsuit against wording of Newport's Measure Y

Ballot language regarding proposed land development changes in Newport Beach will remain, according to an Orange County Superior Court...

Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for...

Trying out tomatoes

Trying out tomatoes

The crowd at Roger's Gardens on Saturday morning gasped with excitement when they learned 90 different varieties of tomatoes were waiting...

Metoyer says she'll go to great lengths to inspire kids

Metoyer says she'll go to great lengths to inspire kids

School board candidate Charlene Metoyer is willing to climb onto the roof to sing the praises of Newport-Mesa Unified schools.

Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

Police this week arrested two men and a woman who they say operated brothels at apartments in Irvine and Los Angeles.

Congressman Rohrabacher stops in for Tea Party

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) used a recent appearance at the monthly gathering of the Newport Mesa Tea Party to implore like-...

Activist challenges candidate's ballot designation

A Newport Beach resident is challenging the description of a City Council candidate as a businessman on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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