Concealed-weapons permits nearly double in O.C. under relaxed standard

In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed-weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval.

Body pulled ashore at Corona del Mar

Newport Beach police are investigating as a possible drowning the death of a 70-year-old man found on the main beach at Corona del Mar State Beach on Tuesday morning.

June Maier, and her dog Max, are residents at the Ebb Tide Mobile Home Park.

Newport mobile home park's fate: 'Our people cannot downsize. They are down.'

Rumors were already circulating among residents at Ebb Tide Mobile Home Park when a letter arrived that confirmed their fears.

Daniel Fincher, standing, David McMurray, right, their children, Callum, left, and Rowan Fincher-McMurray, and their surrogate, Laura Davis, at their home in Long Beach on Aug. 2. In 2006, they had a different carrier and a promise from Fincher's sister that they could use her eggs. But the arrangement fell apart.

A surrogate's journey: Her body of work is creating new families

Second of two parts.

The lobby of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort.

Lawsuit alleges bias, fights, public sex at Balboa Bay Club

A Newport Beach businessman filed a lawsuit against the Balboa Bay Club and its owners Thursday, alleging the beachfront resort routinely ignored drunken escapades by its members but kicked him out after one incident when he accidentally mixed painkillers and alcohol.

Orange County public health officials this year have reported 53 cases of people infected with West Nile virus. Two people recently died from the illness: a Seal Beach woman in her 80s and a Huntington Beach man in his 70s.

2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this month and appears to be "spiraling out of control," health officials said Thursday.

Laura Davis, center, smiles at Rowan and her dad David at their home in Long Beach on Aug. 2.

A surrogate's journey: Laura liked being pregnant

First of two parts.

Surfers slide down a huge wave Wednesday at the Wedge in Newport Beach.

Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

A day with big surf in Newport Beach is like a snow day in New England, Newport Beach Deputy Police Chief David McGill explained.

A surfer and boogie boarder ride a 10 to 15 foot wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach on Tuesday.

Big waves stir up caution, excitement at beaches

Lifeguards are keeping a close eye on huge swells generated by Hurricane Marie that have begun battering the Southern California coastline this week as surfers size up what are expected to be the summer's biggest breaks.

Elvis impersonator Bill Parenteau entertains the crowd during the "Creme de la King" singing competition as part of the Elvis Festival,held Sunday at the OC Marketplace.

Elvis Festival hails the king of rock

Thirty-seven years after his death on Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley remains a celebrated figure at the Orange County Market Place.