| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore at 20 Auto Center Drive in Irvine will be collecting new, unwrapped toys Monday through Dec. 31 for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, which provides temporary residence for families with children being treated at...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:18 PM
Northeast Irvine can ring in the new year with new segments of an outdoor trail that offer a stroll through 500 years of local history.
The Jeffrey Open Space Trail is now a 3.5-mile stretch of planned open space running east to west along Jeffrey...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:56 PM
There's the Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo.
There are the frescoes painted by Raphael.
And now there are images by photographer and artist Kerry Swank.
Swank, 54, of Laguna Beach, learned from the Vatican that two of her...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It was half a century ago.
This native son of Newport-Mesa was on the East Coast visiting the 1964 New York World's Fair.
That fair turned out to be one of the highlights of my young life. I was 19 and stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Slocum, N.Y.,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On the evening of July 14, a woman approached the podium inside Costa Mesa City Hall to inform the powers that be that her dog died.
She blamed Daisy's death on the car dealership behind her house.
Chau Vuong became visibly upset in telling the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Engineers and architects from Newport Beach firm Bassenian Lagoni stood before the canned structure representing an orange and marveled at their creation during the seventh annual "Canstruction" competition at South Coast Plaza.
"We built a fruit out of...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Ballots from the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival have been turned in and accounted for.
While the selection committee reviewed more than 2,000 submissions, viewers watched over 400 films from 50 countries. Each movie competed for honors in three...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:01 PM
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.
Councilman Keith Curry served as mayor at the time. He has embraced the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:13 PM
The Newport Beach City Council isn't ready to send off its Mariner's Mile post office just yet.
Council members unanimously voted to delay a decision Tuesday on whether to rezone the property where the Bay Station Post Office stands, so staff can...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Newport Beach, one of Southern California's most affluent cities, is about to transform an industrial area near John Wayne Airport into a distinctly urban community of homes and shops.
Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a proposal to transform the city's Neighborhood Community Center into a large central library.
City staff are recommending that the council approve spending $75,000 to $100,000 to hire an architect to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:58 PM
The business education building has sat nestled in the interior of the Orange Coast College campus for the past 61 years.
The modern, one-story building, sheathed in red brick and stucco, has remained relatively untouched since it was designed by world-...