Council members join the fun at Newport library

Council members join the fun at Newport library

Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros donned a batman costume Monday night for "Pajama Storytime" at the Newport Beach Central Library.


Police: no clear link to serial killings

Newport Beach police are looking for connections between an unsolved homicide in their city and recently revealed serial killings in Orange County but have not found any links, a department official said Tuesday.


Senior center retains counsel

The Costa Mesa Senior Center has retained an attorney to guide its board through financial negotiations aimed at keeping the troubled organization afloat.


Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

A teen from Lakewood drowned Monday off Sunset Beach, authorities said.

Event celebrates upcoming Newport to Ensenada race

Event celebrates upcoming Newport to Ensenada race

The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby everything from lobster rolls to boating artwork.


Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District's three campuses last week to track the district's progress.

SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle, a trendy brand of spinning that enthusiasts claim as life-changing, may be coming soon to Newport Beach — its first Orange County location.

Kelp is on the way

Kelp is on the way

Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration.


District removes Mesa High trees

Costa Mesa High School students and staff returned from spring break this week to a much sunnier parking lot.


CdM upsets state's top team

It was a tough assignment for a Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse team coming off spring break.

Police seized 51 pounds of illegal explosives from a Newport Beach home over the weekend.

Teen detained in illegal-fireworks case

A 15-year-old Newport Beach resident was detained Sunday on suspicion of attempting to sell 51 pounds of illegal explosives on Craigslist, authorities said Monday.

Jimmy Webb.

Concert Review: Webb, McGovern play spirited show

Last summer in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Summer at the Center program, which provides musical training for at-risk teenagers, the instructor taught the class a medley of songs with wordless choruses: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and the like.

Man saves neighbors from burning home

A Huntington Beach man rescued his elderly neighbors from their burning house Monday after he heard noises indicative of a fire.

Jeff Alter happily shows guests the early surfboard made for him as a kid during a memorial service for his father, Hobie Alter, at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course on Thursday.

Photo Gallery: Memorial service for Hobie Alter

Friends and family gather at the Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course to say goodbye to Hobie Alter, the popular surfboard and sailboat designer who died at age 80.

Paul Wilson, who lost his wife Christy in the Seal Beach salon shooting, prepares to release a dove during Saturday's monument design unveiling.

'A place for contemplation and peace'

Orange County officials this week unveiled the winning design for a monument to crime victims planned for Mason Regional Park in Irvine.

Apodaca: Initiative aims to reinvent community colleges

I've written frequently about the shift toward matching education with job-market demand, a trend that continues to gain momentum.

Daily Pilot Boys' Basketball Dream Team: Sargeant an example of all-out hustle

In the desert, in triple-digit heat, and on asphalt, Nic Sargeant has the urge to play basketball. He misses the sport that much.

John Wayne Airport conducts a full-scale mass-casualty drill involving OCTA buses, simulating a Boeing 737, and a small Cessna on Friday.

It's only a drill

John Wayne Airport practiced its response to a major emergency Friday.

Newport Beach hires Citizens United attorney

A former U.S. solicitor general who has argued dozens of prominent cases before the Supreme Court has agreed to represent Newport Beach in its bid for judicial intervention in the city's years-long legal battle with sober-living homes.

Common, Grammy Award-winning musician and actor, freestyles during New Narratives: Conversations on Identities & Culture at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center on Thursday.

A dose of Common sense

Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love.