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Costa Mesa building to get a trendier makeover

Costa Mesa building to get a trendier makeover

One of the real estate developers behind the revitalization of 17th Street in Costa Mesa is looking to redefine a somewhat nondescript...

Super-agent Scott Boras looks to deal his Newport Coast home

Super-agent Scott Boras looks to deal his Newport Coast home

Scott Boras, the high-profile sports agent who has represented such Major League Baseball stars as Alex Rodriguez and Jered Weaver, has...

Kobe Bryant under contract to sell Newport Coast home

Kobe Bryant under contract to sell Newport Coast home

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is under contract to sell his home in Newport Coast, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

More police OKd for Balboa Peninsula to control rowdiness

More police OKd for Balboa Peninsula to control rowdiness

Increased police presence on the bustling Balboa Peninsula may soon become a reality for residents and those seeking an exciting night on...

New Corona del Mar artist's frontyard signs offer inspiration, invitations

New Corona del Mar artist's frontyard signs offer inspiration, invitations

One way to meet people when you're new in town is to display sign art in your frontyard.

Latest plan to control rowdy Balboa Peninsula nightlife: More police

Police presence on the Balboa Peninsula would increase during busy times and seasons under a proposal that the Newport Beach City Council is...

What's lurking at Upper Newport Bay? Invasive knapweed, and it's got to go

What's lurking at Upper Newport Bay? Invasive knapweed, and it's got to go

Conservation groups are ramping up efforts to eradicate an invasive plant known as Moroccan knapweed from Upper Newport Bay after it was...

Despite traffic problems, Coast Highway sewer project is vital to prevent spills, officials say

A black and white photo from a March 7, 1981, newspaper clipping shows Orange County Sanitation District crews cleaning up a massive...

Fees for Newport Harbor moorings may take a dive

Fees for Newport Harbor moorings may take a dive

Owners of harbor moorings could see yearly fees drop by more than half if the Newport Beach City Council approves policy changes.

Masked gunman sought in robbery of Newport 7-Eleven

Newport Beach police are looking for a masked gunman who robbed a 7-Eleven late Tuesday.

West Newport surfers may get a break with 'blackball' reduction

West Newport surfers may get a break with 'blackball' reduction

Newport Beach surfers could soon see fewer hours when boards are barred from the water along a four-street stretch of the Balboa Peninsula....

Missing WWII medals: an emotional loss and a local dispute

Missing WWII medals: an emotional loss and a local dispute

James West refuses to buy Shell gasoline out of respect for his father, a World War II veteran who had always harbored resentment toward the...

Advocate wants Newport Harbor High pool named after water polo coach

Advocate wants Newport Harbor High pool named after water polo coach

Should the Newport Harbor High School pool be named for retired water polo coach Bill Barnett?

Newport arts panel endorses late artists' paintings for city collection

Newport arts panel endorses late artists' paintings for city collection

Two watercolor paintings by late husband-and-wife artists Rex Brandt and Joan Irving Brandt are a step closer to being displayed in the...

 Artist Agnes Schenk gets her own show at age 87

Artist Agnes Schenk gets her own show at age 87

Agnes Schenk isn't big on sentimentality. The Laguna Beach resident sits behind the work table in her garage studio, surrounded by stacked...

School choirs unite for vocal festival

School choirs unite for vocal festival

Students from across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District lifted their voices in harmony Tuesday night for the All District Vocal...

No-confidence vote targets Newport's fire chief; he's surprised by move

No-confidence vote targets Newport's fire chief; he's surprised by move

Newport Beach firefighters are voting on a motion of no confidence in the city's fire chief.

O.C. Museum of Art cuts chief curator, 4 other jobs

In preparation for its move from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa, the Orange County Museum of Art has eliminated five staff positions, including...

Former Daily Pilot Managing Editor Chuck Loos dies

Former Daily Pilot Managing Editor Chuck Loos dies

Charles H. "Chuck" Loos, a former Daily Pilot managing editor highly regarded for his years of mentoring generations of young Orange...

Home of the Day: A cool coastal vibe in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: A cool coastal vibe in Newport Beach

This newly built coastal residence, with breezy white interiors, oak flooring and sea foam tile, sits a few steps away from the...

Newport-Mesa event to explain new school programs

Newport-Mesa parents can learn about district-wide academic programs at a community meeting Wednesday.

Newport may sell long-closed Balboa theater

Newport may sell long-closed Balboa theater

Newport Beach's storied history with the 87-year-old Balboa Performing Arts Theater could soon come to a conclusion.

Ruby's founder may get nod for new Marina Park restaurant

The restaurateur who brought Ruby's Diner, The Beachcomber Cafe and the Shake Shack to the Newport Beach area could soon set up a new...

 Party Like It's 1394: Persian New Year celebrated at Big Corona

Party Like It's 1394: Persian New Year celebrated at Big Corona

Hundreds of visitors celebrated Nowruz on Tuesday at Big Corona, where the Persian New Year celebration means family picnics, music and...

Newport fire rings plans up for discussion at council meeting

If you have an opinion about the use and arrangement of Newport Beach fire rings, Tuesday's City Council meeting will offer an occasion to...

Woody's Wharf dancing battle triggers move to change city code

Woody's Wharf dancing battle triggers move to change city code

The Newport Beach Planning Commission on Thursday recommended that the city add a code provision that would permit council members to call...

Newport commissioners push for second dog park

Newport commissioners push for second dog park

Plans for a second dog park in Newport Beach, probably in West Newport, moved forward Tuesday with a vote of the Parks, Beaches and...

Judge rules broken arm isn't a disability in Bay Club debauchery suit

Judge rules broken arm isn't a disability in Bay Club debauchery suit

An Orange County judge Tuesday threw out part of a lawsuit claiming a swanky Newport Beach waterfront club discriminated against a member'...

Newport man pleads guilty to fraud that funded Vegas gambling scheme

A Newport Beach man accused of stealing millions of dollars from investors in his dental company and gambling the money in Las Vegas pleaded...

Messy beach fires bring complaints from Newport residents, officials

Messy beach fires bring complaints from Newport residents, officials

These days, you can burn charcoal or wood in the fire rings at Corona del Mar State Beach. But some visitors have been making fires directly...

Corona del Mar Today: No action taken on proposal to add grates to tree wells

Corona del Mar Today: No action taken on proposal to add grates to tree wells

A $300,000 price tag has stalled a proposal to add metal grates around Corona del Mar's business district tree wells.

City seeks members for various commissions

Newport Beach is accepting applications to fill vacancies on seven city boards and commissions.

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Home of the Day: Waterfront flair in Newport Beach

Textured finishes and wall treatments keep the eye moving at this ornamented harbor home in Newport Beach. Reclaimed antique...

Errors in math materials frustrate teachers

Errors in math materials frustrate teachers

To an outsider, this looks like an unusual lesson. Fifth-graders at Harbor View Elementary School in Newport Beach are sketching...

Newport, shopping center owner settle property dispute

The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a settlement with Lido Partners that ends a yearlong dispute over property access at...

Newport won't ban jetpacks in harbor, but there will be limits under latest plan

Newport won't ban jetpacks in harbor, but there will be limits under latest plan

Water-propelled jetpack businesses would be regulated instead of banned in Newport Harbor under a plan advanced by the Newport Beach City...

Iwo Jima anniversary frames group's effort to put monument at Camp Pendleton

Iwo Jima anniversary frames group's effort to put monument at Camp Pendleton

Seventy years ago, amid what would go down in history as one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II, five Marines and...

Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire

Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire

A man was injured when flames engulfed a power boat Saturday afternoon while it was docked at a Newport Beach marina.

After teen's heart stops, Newport Beach mom pushes for cardiac screening

After teen's heart stops, Newport Beach mom pushes for cardiac screening

It was a Saturday, a day that Heather Besen expected would unfold like any other.

Man injured after cliff fall at Pirate's Cove

A man was hospitalized Friday night after he fell about 40 feet from the cliff above a Corona del Mar beach, according to authorities.

Neighbors' votes could cost homeowners $20,000 apiece if underground utilities project is OK'd

Neighbors' votes could cost homeowners $20,000 apiece if underground utilities project is OK'd

Sitting in his two-story Newport Beach home that he's owned for 35 years, Jim Young can think of a few ways he could spend the money he...

Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared

Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared

An Orange County judge Wednesday increased an arrest warrant to $5 million for a missing man accused of killing his wife in their Newport...

Sewage spill closes part of Little Corona beach

Sewage spill closes part of Little Corona beach

Health authorities closed a stretch of Little Corona beach in Newport Beach on Monday after a clogged sewage line spilled 1,500 gallons of...

Pets sniff out prizes during scavenger hunt event at Fashion Island

Pets sniff out prizes during scavenger hunt event at Fashion Island

People and pets turned out to Fashion Island in Newport Beach on Saturday for the Amazing Race for the Animals Scavenger Hunt, presented...

Dock fee reduction on agenda for Newport Beach City Council

A proposal to reduce dock fees for residential pier owners by 2 cents per square foot will go before the Newport Beach City Council on...

Newport-Mesa trustees to decide on Corona del Mar High stadium plan

The multi-million dollar overhaul of the Corona del Mar High School stadium could inch forward Tuesday, with trustees of the Newport-Mesa...

Corona del Mar Today: Ideas for flower streets are blooming

Corona del Mar Today: Ideas for flower streets are blooming

The Corona del Mar Business Improvement District will host a community outreach workshop this month to gain input on a project that would...

Shannon Beador of 'Real Housewives' prices Newport home at $13 million

Shannon Beador of 'Real Housewives' prices Newport home at $13 million

Shannon Beador of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and her husband, entrepreneur David Beador, have put their home in...

Newport Beach City Council thinks about its priorities for upcoming year

Over the next several months, the Newport Beach City Council will prioritize future capital improvement projects, allotting funds for...

Newport fire rings comply with rules, AQMD says

Newport fire rings comply with rules, AQMD says

Newport Beach's 60 beach fire rings — both wood and charcoal — are in compliance with the South Coast Air Quality Management...

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