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Apodaca: Young moviemakers showcased at Newport festival

Every year around this time the Newport Beach Film Festival brings together open-minded audiences eager for interesting new material with...

A huge supporting cast

A huge supporting cast

Dennis Baker is inclined to associate with winners.

Theme named for Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Call it a Christmastime pun, an ode to wintertime life on the harbor: "Deck the hulls with bows of jolly."

Council to finalize reservoir cover deal

The installation of a new floating cover at Big Canyon Reservoir is complete — again.

Police make assault arrest outside of Sharkeez

Newport Beach police Friday arrested a Colton resident who they say tried to attack another man with a bottle during a bar fight.

Fashion Island shooter sentenced to 12 years in prison

Fashion Island shooter sentenced to 12 years in prison

A man who fired a handgun 54 times at Fashion Island because it reportedly made him "feel better" was sentenced Friday to 12 years in...

Teeming with traffic?

Teeming with traffic?

A popular cycling route alongside the Upper Bay that helps connect Newport Beach to Irvine has come under scrutiny.

D.A. to receive evidence in CdM cheating case

Newport Beach police detectives are forwarding evidence gathered in the Corona del Mar High School cheating case to the Orange County...

Driver crashes Jeep into Upper Newport Bay

An apparently intoxicated Costa Mesa resident drove her car into a Newport Beach nature preserve and then crashed into a marshy area of...

Council members join the fun at Newport library

Council members join the fun at Newport library

Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros donned a Batman costume Monday night for "Pajama Storytime" at the Newport Beach Central Library.

Newport's hot commodity: sand

Newport's hot commodity: sand

While some Newport Beach residents eagerly await the opening of Marina Park in two years, others already have cause for celebration.

Police: no clear link to serial killings

Newport Beach police are looking for connections between an unsolved homicide in their city and recently revealed serial killings in...

Boat gives owner the slip

The culprit in the case of a boat reported stolen turned out to be the knot used to tie it to a dock near Corona del Mar, according to...

Event celebrates upcoming Newport to Ensenada race

Event celebrates upcoming Newport to Ensenada race

The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby...

SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle, a trendy brand of spinning that enthusiasts claim as life-changing, may be coming soon to Newport Beach — its first...

Teen detained in illegal-fireworks case

Teen detained in illegal-fireworks case

A 15-year-old Newport Beach resident was detained Sunday on suspicion of attempting to sell 51 pounds of illegal explosives on Craigslist,...

Newport Beach hires Citizens United attorney

A former U.S. solicitor general who has argued dozens of prominent cases before the Supreme Court has agreed to represent Newport Beach in...

Politicians speak at Tea Party event

Politicians speak at Tea Party event

Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate...

Council holds off on possible post office move

Council holds off on possible post office move

The Newport Beach City Council isn't ready to send off its Mariner's Mile post office just yet.

Exchange of money leads to robbery call

Newport Beach police responded to a report from an upscale hotel near John Wayne Airport just after midnight Thursday that a guest had met...

Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman

Talking Shop: Who let the dogs in? This woman

Karen Mahmalji is in it for the wagging tails.

Motorcyclist injured in Newport Beach crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Wednesday night in Newport Beach when he and an SUV crashed near Fashion Island, police said.

No dancing at Woody's

No dancing at Woody's

An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time...

Crime fighters mount trusty e-bikes

Crime fighters mount trusty e-bikes

With just a twist of the handlebar, Newport Beach police bicycle officers can whiz through neighborhoods and shopping malls and up and...

Newport council discusses arts, more-concrete needs

The Newport Beach City Council set its sights Tuesday on initiatives for sculptures and streets.

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

A date has been set for the transition away from cash payments on Orange County toll roads.

Women's recovery center raises $450,000

A Newport-Mesa area women's recovery center raised $450,000 during a recent event in Newport Beach.

Newport firefighters respond to gas leak at office building

About half a dozen units from the Newport Beach Fire Department responded to a gas leak that sparked an evacuation over the weekend, but the...

Where church, state aren't so separate

Where church, state aren't so separate

The old Newport Beach council chambers, which have sat largely vacant for more than a year, came to life once again on a recent Sunday.

Bay Station Post Office may relocate

The Newport Beach Bay Station Post Office is seeking a change of address.

Newport Boat Show floats past recession

Newport Boat Show floats past recession

Boating enthusiasts are heading down to Newport Harbor this weekend to see what's docked and what's for sale.

Cyclist's widower files claim against city

The husband of a 58-year-old cyclist who was killed while biking in Newport Beach has filed a damages claim against the city.

Ethics panel clears councilman Henn

The state's political ethics watchdog found that Newport Beach councilman Mike Henn did not violate California's conflict-of-interest law...

Attorney general, Hoag Hospital reach accord on abortion

Attorney general, Hoag Hospital reach accord on abortion

The state attorney general's office has found that Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital can continue to refuse to provide elective abortions, as...

Sheriff addresses jail overcrowding, drug abuse

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens talked jails, guns and drugs Thursday morning at a breakfast event with members of Newport Beach's...

FPPC warns but doesn't fine mayor

California's political ethics watchdog warned Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill on Thursday that he should have recused himself from a handful...

Petition urges county ed board to drop CdM lawsuit

A group of Newport-Mesa Unified parents are circulating an online petition urging the Orange County Board of Education to drop a lawsuit...

Lawsuit alleges bullying at Newport-Mesa

A mother is suing for monetary damages, written apologies and new school policies, alleging a Newport Beach teacher bullied her daughter...

Aegean sailor's relatives sue GPS maker

Aegean sailor's relatives sue GPS maker

Family members of one of four men killed during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race two years ago have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles...

Newport prepares for namesake film festival

Newport prepares for namesake film festival

However long other ticket buyers stand in line to see "Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story," Mike White has waited longer.

Newport plant registers cancer risk reading

Newport plant registers cancer risk reading

A metal finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as...

Upgrades ease policing in Newport

In the Newport Beach Police Department's call center Tuesday, dispatcher Spring Case checked on the license plate number of a driver who'd...

Students prefer non-traditional pets

Students prefer non-traditional pets

Baby goats haven't exactly made a name for themselves as household pets, but for a group of local students, the fluffy little kids are...

Bluewater Grill chef dies

Bluewater Grill chef dies

Brian Hirsty, executive chef for the Bluewater Grill, died March 10 following a recent diagnosis of a rare bone marrow disease. He was 47.

Area shaken after quake but intact

Two of Costa Mesa resident Sue Lester's dishes broke and a vase tipped over during Friday evening's earthquake, and when she went in her...

Newport police do well in desert relay race

The Newport Beach Police Department cashed in bragging rights in Las Vegas this month when it claimed its 10th straight divisional win in...

Police win city's affection

Police win city's affection

The pride that Newport Beach feels for its police was ever-present during an awards ceremony Friday morning, right down to the event's...

Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

Nearly 50 city employees wearing color-coded emergency vests sat underground in the Emergency Operations Center at the Newport Beach Civic...

Mechanic convicted on rape charges

An Orange County Superior Court jury convicted a man Thursday of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine, authorities...

Newly named vascular institute celebrated

Newly named vascular institute celebrated

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute, formerly the Heart & Vascular Institute but renamed in honor of the late donor, who...

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