Kids play soccer during the City of Irvine and FivePoint Communities ceremonial breaking of the concrete runways of the old El Toro Marine Base to make way for the Great Park neighborhoods and parks on Oct. 9. A Great Park consulting firm claims its reputation has been damaged during audits of the park.

Great Park consultant files complaint, says accounting firm hurt its reputation

A consulting firm battered by allegations of cronyism and inefficiency in reviews of Irvine's $200-million effort to develop the Orange County Great Park has asked a state agency to force the city to apologize, claiming it besmirched the company's reputation.

Sandy Dvore, an Emmy-winning artist, will have an exhibition retrospective of his career at Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach.

The art of movies, TV

The conversation moves — on foot, since Sandy Dvore doesn't sit down for long — to a small room in the back of this West Hollywood apartment, where the resident reaches into a pile of old artifacts and holds up an old black-and-white photograph in a plastic frame.

County GOP gives $50,000 to PAC supporting 4 Newport council candidates

In the final stretch toward Election Day on Tuesday, the Republican Party of Orange County has funneled about $50,000 into a political action committee that's supporting the Newport Beach City Council slate known as "Team Newport," according to recent campaign disclosures.

Police: Driver trying to flee triggers chain-reaction crash; 6 hurt

A man suspected of drunken driving who was trying to flee from Costa Mesa police caused a chain-reaction crash that sent six people to hospitals Tuesday evening, according to authorities.

Vanguard U. pulls out of county tuition program after bias complaint

Vanguard University ended its participation in a reduced-tuition program with the county after a complaint was filed alleging that the religious school's guiding principles violate the county's non-discrimination policy.

Passengers delayed at John Wayne airport as sick child is treated

The evacuation of a toddler suspected of having meningitis caused delays for other passengers disembarking a flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, to John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

3 questions: Where Costa Mesa City Council, Orange County Board of Supervisors and State Assembly candidates stand on the issues

Costa Mesa City Council

Poet David Worthington attends a screening for the movie "Alex and Ali" during the Silent River Film Festival in Irvine.

Silent River Film Festival gives poets a voice

Under the glare of lights in a room typically kept dark for performances, David Worthington took the microphone and gave voice to a man who hadn't been heard that evening — not in person, anyway, in this theater half a world removed from his home in Iran:

O.C. better off in dealing with drought, expert says

Orange County is in better shape than most areas when it comes to dealing with California's increasingly dire water woes, a longtime water policy expert said at a Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday morning.

Estancia High football players celebrate with the trophy after beating Costa Mesa, 28-3, in the Battle for the Bell on Friday at Jim Scott Stadium.

Battle for the Bell: Estancia rises to challenge, earns bragging rights against Costa Mesa

Estancia High football Coach Mike Bargas said he didn't eat all day Friday.

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