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.

Loved ones of 19-year-old Connor Eckhardt, from right, his mother Veronica Eckhardt, aunt Terri Mehrguth, sister Sabrina Eckhardt, 18, father Devin Eckhardt and close friend Jaclyn Westfall, 20, look on as a helicopter carrying Connor's heart flies off from Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach on Thursday.

'Spice' is a deadly ingredient

Veronica Eckhardt bent over the hospital bed, sponging paint onto the sole of her son's left foot.

General manager Isabelle Rodrigues puts her arms up after cutting the ribbon during a ceremony Wednesday for La Vida Cantina, a new restaurant at The Triangle in Costa Mesa.

La Vida moves into The Triangle with a spin on authentic flavors

On a clear summer afternoon perfect for margaritas and ribbon cuttings, invited guests welcomed the newest restaurant at The Triangle.

Football lifts Estancia's Urquiza

Two weeks after Ronnie Urquiza turned 18 on June 6, he sat down to write the hardest four paragraphs in his life. It took him two days to finish.

Friends and family watch from the Paradiso as Will Schmidt paddles off the coast of Newport Beach on Wednesday, July 23. Schmidt is paddling from Canada to Mexico to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Paddleboard record attempt: 'Superman does this kind of stuff'

"There he is!"

Have they got a vacation rental for you

In the past few months, Pat Chamberlain has had to tell dozens of would-be renters that the great price they just paid to rent a Newport Beach vacation cottage was part of an online scam.

A historic Costa Mesa building, the Costa Mesa Community of Christ church, at 1950 Church St., is currently up for sale. Historical society records say it was built in 1928. The asking price for the 0.23-acre property is $1.4 million.

Residents fear 1928 church's sale will put history at risk

One of Costa Mesa's oldest churches is up for sale, and Eastside residents are worried about new development and closing the book on a page of local history.

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of Allergan's 1,500 job cuts will be in Southern California

Most of the 1,500 job cuts that Botox maker Allergan Inc. announced Monday morning will be made in Southern California, the company’s chief executive said.

Owner Howard Silver, center, assists Betty Malone of Monterey as she looks for T-shirts for her husband at Family T's on Balboa Island on Thursday in Newport Beach. After opening his doors 30 years ago, on Jan. 1, 1984, Silver plans to close his shop by the end of the year.

Tiny Balboa T-shirt shop folding up after 30 years

Among the boutique shops on Balboa Island's main drag, a small store called Family T's has long offered a tourist basic.

FPPC role in campaign finance will go to vote

Orange County voters will be asked whether they want the state's Fair Political Practices Commission to enforce local campaign finance rules, a unanimous Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday.