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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.

School district debate Wednesday will be first for Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde Community Inc. is hosting its first-ever Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustee candidate forum Wednesday night.

Construction starts on Newport Beach Country Club revamp

Construction starts on Newport Beach Country Club revamp

The Newport Beach Country Club celebrated the start of construction Thursday on its new $40 million clubhouse and redesigned grounds.

County works to clear sand-clogged, stagnant canal in Newport

County works to clear sand-clogged, stagnant canal in Newport

Karl Post noticed last week that it had been high tide for an awfully long time in his Newport Beach neighborhood.

20,000 in Newport join race for breast-cancer cure

20,000 in Newport join race for breast-cancer cure

More than 20,000 people put their legs to work Sunday in the Orange County Race for the Cure in Newport Beach to help the Susan G. Komen...

A new park by 2016: Marina Park under budget and on schedule, Newport says

Newport Beach's Marina Park is running under budget and on schedule for a spring 2016 opening, the city says.

Late lifeguard Carlson, firefighter Medina honored at Newport beach party

Late lifeguard Carlson, firefighter Medina honored at Newport beach party

Late Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson was honored as lifeguard of the year Wednesday evening at the 17th annual Newport Beach Fire and...

Newport man pays SEC after admitting insider trading

A Newport Beach man paid the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about $6,000 this summer after he admitted taking part in an insider-...

Race for the Cure hopes to raise $2 million Sunday to battle breast cancer

Organizers of the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure on Sunday in Newport Beach are optimistic the event will raise more than $2...

Newport council members defend handling of city finances

As in most cities, campaign signs have multiplied on lawns and street poles in Newport Beach. Knocks at the door have become expected. A...

Newport-Mesa schools give go-ahead to arts and sciences academies

Signature Academies, which allow students to specialize in a specific subject from kindergarten through graduation, will begin to emerge...

Newport sued over death of bicyclist hit by car

Former Olympic cyclist Paul Deem is suing the city of Newport Beach, alleging it contributed to the death of his wife, Debra, who was hit by...

Mayor drops idea of floating docks during Newport candidates forum

Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill intends to stop pursuing the idea of trying floating docks instead of moorings in the harbor, he said during a...

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...

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