| 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...
| 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-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:49 PM
With demolition scheduled to occur within weeks, about 200 people gathered Tuesday night for the last party at the site of the future AERIE condominium complex.
"I'm excited," said Richard Julian, the owner of the property at the corner of Carnation...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Previously approved LED signage for Metro Pointe is heading back to Costa Mesa City Hall for further review next week.
On Dec. 16, Councilwoman Sandy Genis appealed the Planning Commission's earlier approval, and now the matter is scheduled to go before...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Orange Coast College has undergone many transformations in its 65-year history — buildings have been demolished and remodeled and others have been built in their place — mostly without significant controversy.
However, as the college...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Two former planning commissioners will face off in the race for the Newport Beach City Council seat for District 6.
Scott Peotter, who served on the commission from 2006 to 2010, announced his bid Tuesday for the seat, which is currently held by Nancy...