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.

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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.

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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.

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Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kelp is on the way

Kelp is on the way

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

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District removes Mesa High trees

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

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CdM upsets state's top team

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

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Teen detained in illegal-fireworks case

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.

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Concert Review: Webb, McGovern play spirited show

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.

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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.

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Photo Gallery: Memorial service for Hobie Alter

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.

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 'A place for contemplation and peace'

'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.

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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.

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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.

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It's only a drill

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

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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.

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A dose of Common sense

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

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Math teacher Racine Cross instructs a class of seventh-graders during a class activity at Costa Mesa Middle School.  Newport-Mesa is implementing new math pathways and strategies that align with new Common Core state standards in its middle schools this year. The new standards offer a more hands-on approach to learning.

Finding a 'pathway' to Common Core math

The seventh-grade boy looked down at his blank work sheet, unsure how to begin solving the multistep algebraic equation that the teacher had written on the white board.

Students hug and sing songs during a candlelight vigil for 22-year-old fellow student Nina Fitzpatrick  in front of the Laguna College of Art   Design at the crosswalk where she was struck and killed by a car last week on Laguna Canyon Road.

'She was always laughing'

Friends said Nina Fitzpatrick could light up a room when she walked in.

Costa Mesa City Council candidate Lee Ramos speaks during a Newport-Mesa Tea Party candidates forum Thursday night at the Halecrest Park Swim and Tennis Club in Costa Mesa.

Politicians speak at Tea Party event

Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate stressed during a conservative candidates forum Thursday evening.

Speak Up Newport hosted candidates in the California Assembly District 74 race for a forum Wednesday night. From left to right: Keith Curry, Emanuel Patrascu, Matthew Harper and Anila Ali.

Civic center lends itself to debate

When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of touch with the people it represented.

'Problem motels' less of a problem

A task force focusing on quality-of-life issues in Costa Mesa says the city has made progress in curbing the number of times police are called to so-called problem motels.

The post office at 191 Riverside Ave. in Newport Beach.

Council holds off on possible post office move

The Newport Beach City Council isn't ready to send off its Mariner's Mile post office just yet.

Corona del Mar High's Shelby Brown is the 2013-14 Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Player of the Year for girls’ soccer.

Daily Pilot Girls' Soccer Dream Team: Brown did plenty for CdM

Junior midfielder Shelby Brown called the end of the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer season "crazy," and nobody who saw the games would argue.

A rendering of the proposed self-storage facility in Laguna Canyon.

Proposed storage facility met with opposition

The prospect of a self-storage facility being built in Laguna Canyon took center stage at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting, but the reception was less than welcoming.

Manager Kevin Clark, left, instructs HB Independent reporter Anthony Clark Carpio on where to position his hands on a bow at Orange County Archery in Fountain Valley on Friday.

Reporter's Notebook: All aquiver over archery

I woke up one Saturday morning with a pain. Glancing at my left forearm, I saw a 4-inch bruise and was quickly reminded why it hurt. Then I smiled.

City deconstructs 60th anniversary party

During an occasionally tense three-hour meeting Wednesday, members of the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee, Costa Mesa residents and other interested parties sounded off about what went right, what went wrong and what remains unresolved about the city's bash last summer.

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