Thanks to sizable donation, local nonprofit more than meets fundraising goal

The Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area recently raised more than $300,000 toward its operating budget, about three times more than the nonprofit's original goal.

Dennis Baker is the co-director of short film programming for the Newport Beach Film Festival.

A huge supporting cast

Dennis Baker is inclined to associate with winners.

Theresa Byrne is surprised by her husband, Airman 1st Class Zachary Byrne, with the 30th Security Forces Squadron, and their son, Dominic, at Killybrooke Elementary School where she works as a site supervisor for the Recreation On Campus for Kids after-school program on Thursday. Airman Byrne returns from a tour of duty that started in November at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan.

Surprise homecoming reunites family

It appeared to be a typical Thursday for Theresa Byrne.

Battista transfers out of CdM, to Tesoro

At the end of a historic season in late December, reporters asked Coach Scott Meyer about next year. Can his football team repeat a perfect season?

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

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 state prison.

Anaheim White House owner Bruno Serato has served pasta dinners to underprivileged children in Orange County every day since 2005. Serato will be featured on CNN on Friday.

Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

When Caterina Serato heard children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them pasta.

Candidates for the 74th Assembly District, from right, Emanuel Patrascu, Anila Ali, Matthew Harper, Karina Onofre and Keith Curry address questions by panelists, from left, Norberto Santana Jr., Alicia Lopez and Jack Wu during the Feet to the Fire Forum in Costa Mesa on Thursday.

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well with fellow representatives in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.

A motorist cruises along Back Bay Drive, near Eastbluff Drive in Newport Beach on Wednesday.  Local groups are debating on whether or not to allow bicyclists access through Back Bay Drive.

Teeming with traffic?

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

Runners participate in the 2012 Costa Mesa Community Run. This year's event is April 26 at Jim Scott Stadium at Estancia High School.

Annual run to benefit schools

Regular runners and students from across the city will line up at Jim Scott Stadium at Estancia High School on April 26 for the seventh annual Costa Mesa Community Run to raise money for schools.