Newport Beach councilman Tony Petros plays a convincing Batman as he volunteers to read "Batman: Story of the Black Knight" on Monday at the Newport Beach Central 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.

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 Orange County but have not found any links, a department official said Tuesday.

Senior center retains counsel

The Costa Mesa Senior Center has retained an attorney to guide its board through financial negotiations aimed at keeping the troubled organization afloat.

Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

A teen from Lakewood drowned Monday off Sunset Beach, authorities said.

Cynthia Kostylo, left, and Raziah Roushan complete a portrait as part of the Strada Dell'Arte:Spectacular Chalk Murals during the Newport to Ensenada Race Kickoff Fiesta held Sunday in Balboa Village.

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 everything from lobster rolls to boating artwork.

Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District's three campuses last week to track the district's progress.

Instructor Janet Fitzgerald leads a class at SoulCycle in New York. Arm weights are a part of the class.

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 Orange County location.

Artist Mike Beanan hangs up a fish, made from a cardboard box, as he helps set up a kelp forest during Kelpfest 2013 at Main Beach.

Kelp is on the way

Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration.

District removes Mesa High trees

Costa Mesa High School students and staff returned from spring break this week to a much sunnier parking lot.

CdM upsets state's top team

It was a tough assignment for a Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse team coming off spring break.