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  • State investigates former senator's alleged lobbying

    The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating phone calls reportedly made by former State Sen. Dick Ackerman to state legislators on behalf of the Orange County Fair Board in the days when the Orange County Fairgrounds was being...
  • Mailbag: Puppy should not be auctioned off

    I cannot imagine in this day and age that Russo's Pet Experience in Fashion Island would think it is OK to have a live puppy to be auctioned off at a fundraiser. This is happening in Costa Mesa for Costa Mesa's Grad Night auction this Saturday. This is...
  • Judges to hear O.C. Fairgrounds case

    The latest, and perhaps final, chapter in the Orange County Fairgrounds saga could begin Friday, when attorneys for the Newport Beach-based company with the winning bid for the property will argue why a hold on the sale should be lifted in the state Court...
  • Fair deal debated in court

    SANTA ANA — The battle over selling the Orange County Fairgrounds moved from Sacramento to a Santa Ana appellate courtroom Friday. Attorneys for the state, which is trying to sell the 150-acre Costa mesa property, and for a Newport Beach company...
  • The Crowd: SPIN on the golf course brings in funds

    Mesa Verde Country Club welcomed a field of 72 golfers playing in the sixth annual SPIN (Serving People In Need) Golf Tournament. SPIN is a local nonprofit dedicated to eradicating homelessness in Orange County. Head pro Tom Sargent greeted the teams of...
  • Classically Trained: Piano-filled concerts coming to Costa Mesa

    In keeping with its "Year of the Piano" programming, the Pacific Symphony will play host to pianist Conrad Tao this week. The 16-year-old Chinese American musician, whose skills have brought him performing alongside orchestras worldwide, is scheduled...
  • Bidding for renewal

    Bidding for renewal
    NEWPORT BEACH — Venus de Milo reproductions have been rescued and repaired before, but in the case of one local garden, this plaster Aphrodite has never looked so "green." The repurposed classical reproduction at Irene Dunlap's Newport Beach...
  • Community Commentary: Former fairgrounds CEO embraces private owner

    The uncertainty over the future of the Orange County Fairgrounds is an issue that hits close to home for me. My love for the 150-acre fairgrounds began in 1964, when I exhibited for the first time as a 4-H Club member. My first fair made an impression,...
  • Mailbag: Memorable story didn't make the cut

    Memorable story didn't make the cut What about the lady who drove around with the dead lady in her car for nine months? That was a pretty big story; made it nationwide ("Top 10 stories of 2010," Dec. 26). Jolly Joe, via DailyPilot.com Gary Reasoner...
  • Mariners Christian School raises $250,000

    Mariners Christian School raised $250,000 through its spring fundraiser in Newport Beach for programs and school supplies. The money raised at the Costa Mesa K-8 private school's annual Spring Benefit and Auction on March 30 at the Balboa Bay Club will...
  • Seller of tiny town tells his tale

    Seller of tiny town tells his tale
    Before he was the man who sold a Wyoming town, Don Sammons was a Newport Beach local looking for a country escape where he and his wife could start a family. Sammons, 61, remembers Newport less for its reputation as an affluent community and more for...
  • The Crowd: Another year CHOC-ful of follies

    The Crowd: Another year CHOC-ful of follies
    The CHOC Follies recently wrapped up its 15th annual production, "Christina and the Crystal Ball: A Cinderella Story for the Social Net Set." It was a four-show run that played to some 2,300 cheering fans at Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore...