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  • Apartment was empty during blaze

    NEWPORT BEACH — The cause of a two-alarm fire in a Newport Beach apartment complex is still under investigation after flames and smoke plumed from a unit that no one was in Thursday night. The fire started at about 5:42 p.m. in a Palm Mesa...
  • One hospitalized in two-car crash

    One hospitalized in two-car crash
    Editor's note: This corrects John Dowden's city of residence. COSTA MESA — An elderly man was hospitalized Friday morning after he lost control of his car and crashed into a light pole and another vehicle on Adams Avenue near Albatross Drive,...
  • Local fire departments to host open houses

    In recognition of Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 3-9, the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa fire departments will host open houses at some of their fire stations in consecutive weekends. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Newport Bach firefighters will offer...
  • City survey says Newport residents are happy

    City officials in Newport Beach, like other places, often say their residents are happy. Now they have some numbers to back up the claims. The city released results of a "Citizen Satisfaction Survey" this week that showed residents generally satisfied...
  • Costa Mesa fire chief retires

    After a little more than three years at the helm, and with little pomp, Mike Morgan has retired as Costa Mesa's Fire Department chief. Morgan, 54, who was named chief in July 2007, retired Oct. 2. Deputy Chief Kirk Dominic will lead the department in the...
  • Special bicycle marks added along Bayside Drive

    NEWPORT BEACH — In the shadow of three cycling deaths since 2009, Newport Beach city crews on Friday added an extra reminder along one stretch of highway that drivers need to share the road with bicyclists. On Bayside Drive, between El Paseo Drive...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Solar panel talks move to Oct. 26

    A City Council discussion on solar panels will be moved from Tuesday's Newport Beach meeting agenda so members can devote more time to the issue at an Oct. 26 study session. The question of whether local government can regulate solar panels became heated...
  • Water district aiming for full independence

    Water district aiming for full independence
    Editor's note: This corrects the timeline for the Colored Water Treatment facility upgrade and the precentage of ground water sustained. COSTA MESA — A motorist driving down Placentia Avenue might not look twice at the nondescript concrete...
  • McDonald on the mark

    McDonald on the mark
    Newport Harbor High football coach Jeff Brinkley is stewing lately after two consecutive losses, but the mention of former Sailors' quarterback Andrew McDonald is sure to soften Brinkley's competitive scowl. McDonald, the Newport-Mesa Offensive Player...
  • The Crowd: Now's the time for Angelitos Card

    The Crowd: Now's the time for Angelitos Card
    The Angelitos de Oro week of holiday shopping and savings kicks off Thursday and runs through Oct. 20 at South Coast Plaza. It's the ninth annual Angelitos Card Fundraiser benefiting the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County in association with the...
  • Fire union contract changes approved

    COSTA MESA — The City Council has approved amendments to the firefighters' employee contract, which will save more than $600,000 over 12 months. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. did not have to re-open its contract, but the firefighters did so in...
  • Nguyen criticizes Mansoor's contract vote

    COSTA MESA — Phu Nguyen, the Democratic Assembly candidate for the 68th District, is blasting his opponent, Mayor Allan Mansoor, for voting against amendments to an employee contract that will save the city more than $600,000. "It's very...