| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:56 PM
The temperature hovered around 110 degrees. Humidity levels felt like those of a sauna. Looking up, or around, one could see nothing but darkness.
Welcome to the underside of the second new cover for Newport Beach's Big Canyon reservoir, which stores up...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:25 PM
A former parking control officer said he was fired from the Newport Beach Police Department for reporting that senior officers were receiving free suites, spa days and alcohol from a high-end hotel in exchange for favors, according to a federal lawsuit....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The morning was chilly, the marine layer still firmly blanketing the Balboa Peninsula.
"This is Ground Zero for what people think about as Newport Beach," said longtime resident and developer Bob Olson.
The grounds of Newport Beach's now-vacant former...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:14 PM
The invitations will be in the mail next week for what promises to be one of the most fun and worthwhile social events on the fall social calendar.
Serving People In Need (SPIN) will celebrate its 25th anniversary Nov. 1 with a gala dinner and concert...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Newport Beach is in the process of reviewing possible changes to the land-use portion of the city's general plan.
The city periodically updates the document, a state-mandated guide for development, to reflect changes, such as economic growth and housing...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Any Brian Wilson historian knows that the Beach Boys leader based his group's sound partly on the Four Freshmen, the close-harmony group that formed in the 1940s and has continued ever since.
However, Bob Ferreira, the Freshmen's bass singer, doesn't...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:10 PM
On this Fourth of July holiday week, we pause to reflect on the 237-year-long American tradition that, despite flaws, failures and often disputed compromise of values and dreams, stands for justice and freedom. As our people debate the issue of marriage...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:16 PM
There were mostly good feelings all around as the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday took a step toward putting a 130-room hotel at the former City Hall site in Lido Village.
And despite R.D. Olson Development winning the evening and the initial...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:03 PM
I've gone soft on semicolons. For years, my position on these strange little squiggles has been as follows: I hate them.
I have good reason.
Semicolons don't come up much in my editing work. Most writers don't bother with them. Perhaps they understand...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Mike Ness of Social Distortion and his wife, Christine, will be honored during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa on Saturday.
The event is also a...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:27 PM
A 3-year-old girl drowned in a community pool in Irvine on Thursday, marking the fourth drowning of a child in Orange County in two weeks.
“It’s imperative people remember that children drown without a sound,” said Orange County Fire...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The glory of summer on the Newport Coast was celebrated recently at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club as over 200 guests converged for the annual "White Party." Benefiting the Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation (founded in 1997), the annual summer tradition...