Tre Cool, left, of the band Green Day, arrives at the screening of 'Lovesick' during the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival at Big Newport Theater in Newport Beach on Thursday.

In the queue for the carpet

Ellen Fisher was in for a surprise.

Carl Mosen, , left, and Kevin Mello,  pose for a photo during the grand opening for Hotel California By The Sea on Thursday.

Treatment center hosts open house

Hotel California by the Sea, a self-proclaimed luxury drug and alcohol treatment center based in Newport Beach, hosted an open house Thursday evening to celebrate the unveiling of its new outpatient services center in Costa Mesa.

Judge delays ruling on city layoffs

An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday but delayed finalizing the order that could bring a Costa Mesa municipal employee union's lawsuit against outsourcing closer to trial.

Former South Korean President Chun Doo-Hwan is shown during his arrest in 1995. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Thursday filed a forfeiture claim to seize $700,000 in alleged corruption proceeds.

U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader

The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force a former South Korean president and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach.

Fries, the "Brotherly Love" taco and a milkshake from U.S. Taco Co., opening in the next few months in Huntington Beach.

Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts get.  

A white line represents where a rusted pole and fence used to be aligned, dividing two separate courts, at Laguna Beach High School.

City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair

Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees are sticking with their goal of getting a bid for a more extensive tennis court repair project after hearing the city's proposal for a less-expensive solution.

Roshan Seth and Sendhil Ramamurthy star in Mahesh Pailoor's "Brahmin Bulls," showing at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 25 and May 1.

Film Festival: 'Bulls' a tough one to tame

Filming "Brahmin Bulls" was not a breeze.

Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray winds up the large format 70mm roll of color film on a hand crank in his Laguna Beach offices.

Director Greg MacGillivray thinks big

Greg MacGillivray doesn't mince words when it comes to the Newport Beach Film Festival.

A crash that killed two people on the 5 Freeway in Irvine snarled the morning commute in both directions.

5 Freeway reopens in Irvine after chain-reaction crash that killed 2

All lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway in Orange County were reopened late Thursday morning, hours after after a multicar, chain-reaction crash that left two people dead and four injured

Morningside ends another legal fight

A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes.

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