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  • Missing signs causing uproar

    COSTA MESA — Politics boiled over into other areas of city life this week, as the Orange County Employees Assn. found itself having to explain why a private investigator was questioning parents of high school football players about missing...
  • El Pollo Loco lays off 5 at its Costa Mesa headquarters

    COSTA MESA — El Pollo Loco has laid off five employees at its Harbor Boulevard corporate headquarters, according to media reports. The Costa-Mesa based fast food chain laid off the vice president of communications and four other workers from its...
  • City report: Pham, though hardworking, struggled with emotional problems

    COSTA MESA — Huy Pham, the Costa Mesa city maintenance worker who committed suicide in March, struggled with emotional problems in the months before his death, according to his personnel file. The records, which became public after he died, were...
  • Union calls on Costa Mesa to suspend law firm contract

    COSTA MESA — The Orange County Employees Assn. is calling for the city to suspend the contract with its law firm and investigate the unauthorized media leak of a draft report about a city worker's death. "This leak of sensitive information by...
  • Owner sells Balboa carousel

    The historic merry-go-round at the Balboa Fun Zone will remain in Southern California, its owner said Thursday. Patrick Moore said the historic attraction has sold, but he declined to name the new owner or where the painted ponies would be located....
  • Squid wash ashore in Newport

    Dead Humboldt squid washed up this week in Newport Beach and other Orange County beaches. The site surprised beachgoers and surfers, but officials said it was a natural occurrence and not a cause for alarm. One startled jogger emailed pictures of the...
  • Daigle expected to challenge Mansoor for Assembly

    Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle confirmed Wednesday that she is weighing a run for the state Legislature that could pit her against Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) in the June 2012 Republican primary. "I am seriously exploring a run for...
  • 'Three Cups of Tea' author event canceled

    The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation has canceled a November speaking appearance by embattled "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson. The bestselling author was accused of fraud and fabrications in an April "60 Minutes" investigative report....
  • Report: Irvine Avenue trees showed signs of infestation

    NEWPORT BEACH — Before one of them came toppling down and killed a motorist in September, the city's tree-trimming contractor knew that some eucalyptus trees on Irvine Avenue were infested by beetles and termites, public records released Monday...
  • Priest pleads guilty of molesting boy

    A former Costa Mesa priest pleaded guilty Friday to four counts of lewd acts with a minor, according to authorities. Denis Lyons, 78, entered his plea in a Santa Ana courtroom as part of a deal brokered with the Orange County district attorney's office....
  • Council candidates debate at forum

    Council candidates debate at forum
    The battle for Costa Mesa's government burst onto the stage Wednesday night as challengers and defenders of the City Council sparred at the Feet to the Fire forum. Three City Council candidates portrayed the current majority's outsourcing plans as...
  • Wu: Newport union should drop law firm

    Let's revisit the last two weeks of August. On Aug. 16, the Orange County Register Watchdog blog ripped law firm Lackie, Dammeier & McGill's playbook for twisting arms during impasse negotiations. The firm suggested on its website that police...