More testimony points to cronyism, waste in Great Park project

Mounting testimony from an audit of the $200 million effort to transform a retired Orange County military base into one of America's great municipal parks paints the picture of a runaway project that was eventually undermined by waste, dysfunction and cronyism.

Costa Mesa City Council will look into medical marijuana law

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider placing a medical marijuana initiative on November's ballot, a proposal that supporters say will give proper city regulation over dispensaries.

Huntington Beach surfer, filmmaker, and inspiration Timmy Turner, writes his name into the wet cement as he is inducted into the Surfer's Hall of Fame in front of Huntington Surf and Sport in Huntington Beach on Friday.

Surfers' Hall of Fame greets newest inductees

The red carpet was rolled out on the corner of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach as two legends of the surfing world became immortalized in concrete.

Virgen: Calm, so far, at U.S. Open of Surfing

I did not attend last year's U.S. Open of Surfing, and missed what Peter "PT" Townend called, "just a skirmish."

Dr. Alan Beyer, a Hoag Orthopedic Institute surgeon, has a new show called "Doctor in the Dugout" on 830 KLAA.

Dr. Beyer on air with Angels

If you haven't seen your doctor about your sports-related injury, you can listen to a local doctor on the radio. Just listen and this doctor will offer free medical advice.

Assemblyman Allan Mansoor speaks at a press conference to declare opposition to the 405 Freeway toll lane proposal as officials from Orange County cities stand behind him in support Thursday.

Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to decry a state proposal to add toll lanes to the busy thoroughfare.

From left, Cierra Rose Thompson, Oscar Gonzalez-Salinas and Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis.

3 charged with kidnapping, torturing prostitute

Three people accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman who police say worked for the trio as a prostitute could face decades in prison if convicted, according to charges announced Wednesday by the Orange County district attorney's office.

DeShaun Foster says football taught him how to be a real man.

Virgen: Foster leads special camp

DeShaun Foster had a rough start to a seven-year career in the NFL. The UCLA standout running back, who starred at Tustin High, suffered a season-ending knee injury during the preseason in 2002.

Prostitute tortured, held captive in motels for a week, police say; 3 arrested

A group of kidnappers tortured a prostitute in Costa Mesa and Westminster motel rooms for about a week before officers were able to free her, authorities said Tuesday.

Theater facing an unusual problem

Wanted: three adult males with impressive vocal ability. Must love community theater and be willing to rehearse and appear in a show without monetary compensation. Historical savvy and ability to handle period pieces a plus.

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