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  • Doctor censured in death of 2 prisoners

    A Costa Mesa doctor's negligence and incompetence contributed to two prison inmates' deaths and a third inmate's near blindness, the state medical board concluded. In a decision that took effect Friday, the Medical Board of California put Dr. Allan J. T....
  • Simulated trouble

    Simulated trouble
    HAWTHORNE — "Snow" fell on John Wayne Airport runways on Friday morning. OK, it was simulated snow, part of an air traffic control simulator demonstration by JWA airport control tower support specialist Joe Santoro. The hypothetical situation...
  • 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...
  • Lobdell: Newport-Mesa's edition of 'Jeopardy!'

    It's time for the inaugural year-end version of "Newport-Mesa Jeopardy!" And here's your host, Alex Trebek! Alex: Let's get right to it. The categories are: All's Fair, Schooled, Newport Traditions, Politics As Usual, What's in a Name? and Headaches....
  • Rising tides not lifting Newport's spirits

    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of "breached". NEWPORT BEACH — As water from the bay breached sea walls here last week and flooded streets and businesses, officials were reminded of the dangers posed by global warming and the resulting...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • Fires damage two homes on New Year's morning

    Two fires broke out Saturday morning in Newport Beach inside homes that were under construction, but no injuries were reported. Combined, the homes incurred more than $300,000 worth of damage, according to a news release issued by the Newport Beach Fire...
  • Fireplace, chimney problems cause house fires

    After a string of four fires in two days in the city, Newport Beach firefighters are reminding the public to check and maintain fireplace equipment and chimneys. In a span of 48 hours on the New Year's Day weekend, Newport Beach firefighters extinguished...
  • National suffers first loss

    ALISO VIEJO — After taking the lead in the top of the first inning, things were going well for the Newport Beach National Little League 9- and 10-year old All-Stars on Friday night. Adam Flood singled to left and eventually scored on a designed...
  • Soles to help needy souls

    Soles to help needy souls
    When some think of natural disasters, a lack of food, clean water and safe shelter sometimes come to mind. But when Angela Edgerly thought of how she could help those affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she thought of people's feet. The Hoag...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Cities won't co-host cycling event

    The Newport Beach Bicycle Safety Committee won't pursue plans to co-host a ciclovia event with Costa Mesa, members decided at a Monday meeting. The idea for the event, which was first discussed in a May meeting, included joining forces with Costa Mesa to...
  • Awareness with hunger

    A group of teens at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach got a taste of starvation on Feb. 25. In collaboration with World Vision, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty, local teens spent 30 hours without food to understand what...