| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...