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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...
  • 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...
  • `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...
  • 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...
  • The Crowd: A dose of Sugar Ray for charity

    The Crowd: A dose of Sugar Ray for charity
    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...
  • Newport land use reexamined

    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...
  • Price isn't Villa Pietra's only distinction

    Price isn't Villa Pietra's only distinction
    A real estate brokerage with the name of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's investment firm tied to it unveiled its first property in Orange County on Wednesday — a nearly $20 million home in Newport Coast. Prudential California Realty will...
  • CMAC wins SPA crown

    CMAC wins SPA crown
    The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club 14-and-under boys swept the silver bracket of the Southern Pacific Area Championships this past weekend at Corona High. With wins over Vanguard, 6-4, SoCal, 17-5, and Anteater, 10-8, CMAC went in to the gold-medal match to...
  • The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause

    The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause
    "2013 marked our 25th anniversary, and this year's gala was, fittingly, the most successful we have ever had," commented Jean Wegener, executive director of Serving People In Need (SPIN). More than 380 generous patrons joined forces Nov. 1 in the...