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  • Wife of man who set himself on fire had restraining order

    A woman whose estranged husband set himself ablaze in her Costa Mesa nail salon filed a restraining order against him last year after he threatened her with a hammer, court records allege. Nam Thieu, 46, of Westminster, doused himself in a flammable...
  • Commentary: Column made too many assumptions about sex workers

    I wonder if Chris Epting's Thursday column, "Rescuing tortured phantoms of the night," might not just as aptly have been titled, "Religious zealots annoy women trying to make a living." There are perspectives that the story doesn't address. Where does...
  • The Crowd: Olympic-themed event draws gold

    The Crowd: Olympic-themed event draws gold
    The Trojan League of Orange County made a splash in Fashion Island at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, attracting hundreds of local USC alum for poolside cocktails followed by a dinner program in the ballroom. Co-chairs Melanie Salata Fitch and...
  • Irvine company gets defense contract

    Irvine-based defense contractor Iris Technology will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with $7.8 million worth of solar power adapters — 1,563 to be exact. Known as Generation II, or SPA II, this is one of the company's mobile, solar-powered...
  • Men mix fundraising and facial hair

    Men mix fundraising and facial hair
    As of Tuesday afternoon, a Newport Beach Movember team has raised more money than any other U.S. team, making it the organization's second-highest fundraiser globally. Led by "Coach" John Cornuke, a Costa Mesa native who now lives in Newport Beach,...
  • `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'

    `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'
    Sixth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Billy Folsom grows his goatee distinctively long in memory of a fellow Costa Mesa employee whose suicide became the tragic emblem of a city in turmoil. In...
  • Bob Costas buys home in Newport Beach

    Bob Costas buys home in Newport Beach
    Welcome to the neighborhood, Bob Costas. The NBC sportscaster recently purchased a home in Newport Beach, according to realtor.com. Costas and his wife, Jill, paid $4.7 million for the property located in the exclusive Crystal Cove community, the...
  • Elkington to be featured speaker at Toshiba Classic Breakfast with a Champion

    Australian Steve Elkington, a 10-time PGA Tour winner, will be the featured speaker at the annual Toshiba Classic Breakfast with a Champion presented by The Allergan Foundation at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on March 12. Elkington, known as...
  • 'Perfection doesn't take the day off' at The Resort at Pelican Hill

     'Perfection doesn't take the day off' at The Resort at Pelican Hill
    Passing through the thick double doors of The Resort at Pelican Hill's employee entrance feels a little like going to school. The broad, windowless corridor has the kind of floor that's good for rolling carts and making shoes squeak. The white walls are...
  • The Crowd: Debutantes, and a longtime couple, have a ball

    The Crowd: Debutantes, and a longtime couple, have a ball
    If it's summer, it must be the season of the debutante for the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. The 22nd Annual Medallion Recognition Debutante Ball unfolded recently in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa,...
  • Kobe Bryant and wife list Newport Coast house for sale

    Kobe Bryant and wife list Newport Coast house for sale
    Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have put a house on the market in Newport Coast for $8.599 million. Set on a half-acre and built in 1997, the Mediterranean-style home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. “All...
  • Commentary: Fear and loathing of a limp

    I treated the persistent pain in the ball of my foot the way I cope with other pains: ignored it and I didn't tell anyone. My sister had a neuroma surgically removed from the same spot. I didn't want to give my nuisance a name. The thought of surgery...