| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:15 PM
Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Lonnie Ballentine does. He's known as Mr. Irrelevant, but he holds his beliefs very relevant and in some cases, reverent.
He says he's a believer and knows there's a reason he was selected as the final...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District's recent graduates will celebrate Grad Night Thursday.
Graduates of Estancia, Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar high schools will have one last hurrah before embarking on their paths to college or work....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Costa Mesa police seized 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Thursday from a man who they say brought them from Nevada and tried to sell them to kids.
The thousands of pyrotechnics included 11,000 firecrackers, 3,600 bottle rockets, 300 mortars, 300 Roman...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:04 PM
The official date of Orange County's incorporation is Aug. 1, 1889. If you dig deeper, you'll discover it could have happened nearly 20 years earlier.
Sometime between 1870 and 1889, one enterprising fellow by the name of Max von Strobel, Anaheim's...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach.
The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Dozens of car owners armed with rags and cleaners got their vehicles glistening in the summer sun, hoping to catch the eye of a potential buyer.
Drew Colome's bright orange 1977 Volkswagen Thing had spectators flocking to it during the first Russo and...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Leigh Steinberg showed up to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to work on an NFL rookie contract on Thursday. He has negotiated these types of contracts with this NFL team before as a sports agent.
His clients with the...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:56 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Even the last player selected in the NFL Draft has an entourage.
Justice Cunningham capped a long Friday by checking out the bar scene in Newport Beach. He ran with a crew of almost two dozen, all there to support a rookie with the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:43 PM
SANTA ANA — Last year it was Mike Carpenter's 25-foot eagle putt that proved to be a memorable, heroic shot for Big Canyon Country Club's Jones Cup victory.
This year, it was head pro Robert Pang who stepped up with the seemingly improbable...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
We as a city are doing everything in our power to turn our problem motels into good neighbors. For far too long, we've allowed a dozen motels along Newport and Harbor boulevards to operate in a manner at odds with the community good.
The motels —...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Apparently a well-worn foot trail near the vernal pools in Fairview Park was being used by kids to get to school. It was the sort of trail that one often finds across empty lots as people naturally take the shortest distance between two points.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Third story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels.
In the fleeting years that the Markel family lived on Harbor Boulevard, visitors to their tropical-themed Kon Tiki Motel brought their bathing suits — not the police.