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  • 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...
  • Kearney granted second serve

     Kearney granted second serve
    For Chris Kearney, break point will always hold a deeper meaning than the one linked to the context of tennis. UC Irvine men's tennis coach Trevor Kronemann said Monday that Kearney, a junior transfer from North Carolina, has the potential to...
  • Boy hit by car to recover fully

    A boy who was hit by a car in Costa Mesa will get reconstructive surgery on his leg and is expected to recover fully, police said Tuesday. On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a call about a car crash in the 1000 block of Valencia Street, where a...
  • Breaking down Measure V

    In the order of appearance in Measure V, here is an explanation of each section: Taxes: The city charter currently allows the city to tax property owners to meet its bond payments and its retirement benefits for city employees, to pay for libraries...
  • Mailbag: Send complaints to chief, not officers

    I feel you should re-think the part of your editorial concerning the confrontation of public safety workers ("Editorial: A matter of public record," Oct. 17). Everyone has the right to question the activities of these workers, but it should be done in the...
  • Youth Scene: Seahawks capture league title

    The Newport Mesa Seahawks remained unbeaten and captured the league championship this past weekend. Playing the Mission Viejo Cowboys, who were also unbeaten entering the game, the Seahawks' powerful defense again shut out their opponent and won, 30-0....
  • Party for council candidates

    Local Republicans and the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn. hosted a party Wednesday at the Marine Room Tavern for candidates of their persuasion. Shari L. Freidenrich and City Council incumbent candidates Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson, as well as...
  • 'Baby' in burning home was cat

    A woman who told firefighters that her "baby" was trapped in her burning Newport Beach home this weekend was actually referring to her cat, which was not found. The blaze, which started in a laundry room because of a build-up of lint in a dryer, was...
  • Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis

    Community and Clubs: Update on the Costa Mesa Kiwanis
    I attended the luncheon meeting of the Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club Thursday as club President Ken Dilley presented a $525 check to Costa Mesa Fire Department Community Education Officer Brenda Emrick and Fire Chief Kirk Dominic to help fund emergency-...
  • Deadly bicycle crash trial continues Monday

    A landscaper accused of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter related to a fatal Newport Beach bicycle crash over the summer will be back in court Monday to stand trial. Jose Luis Huerta Mundo, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving without a license, but...
  • Former Costa Mesa fire chiefs to take over interim Newport position

    Former Costa Mesa fire chiefs to take over interim Newport position
    With the interim chief already at the helm longer than he expected, and discussions with the leading permanent candidate having collapsed, Newport Beach city officials are turning to a familiar face to lead the Fire Department. Mike Morgan, who...
  • Speed limits may increase

    Even as Newport Beach City Council members resist the notion of raising speed limits, state laws may require them to. In Tuesday's council's study session, Public Works Director Stephen Badum and Police Chief Jay Johnson explained that the the state's...