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  • O.C. Bargainista: Wash your car and feel good

    Freebie of the Week: Cross a task off your to-do list and support the community, too. Stop by Carsmetics Expert Accident Repair's grand opening at 2861 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and get a free car wash courtesy of Estancia...
  • Newport bookkeeper charged with theft, commercial burglary

    A financial bookkeeper at a Newport Beach architectural firm is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges that she used company money to pay for more than $160,000 in personal expenses. Suzanne Denise Baumann, 40, of Anaheim Hills, is charged with...
  • Bookkeeper pleads not guilty to grand theft

    A financial bookkeeper for a Newport Beach architectural firm accused of siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars from her company for personal expenses pleaded not guilty Thursday. Suzanne Denise Baumann, 40, of Anaheim Hills, pleaded not guilty...
  • Community commentary: Enterprise zones bring state money

    The California Legislature created enterprise zones in 1984 to attract employers to economically distressed communities. That effort paid off, with the program creating jobs, reducing poverty and stimulating economic activity. Unfortunately, the...
  • Segerstrom Center's financial picture troubled

    Carrying debt during turbulent economic times continues to cloud the financial picture for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, which on Tuesday saw Standard & Poor's Financial Services downgrade the investment outlook on its $232.5 million...
  • Leaf blowers receive city ban

    NEWPORT BEACH — Residents and gardeners will no longer be able to use gas-powered leaf blowers once an ordinance a divided City Council tentatively approved Tuesday takes effect. After lengthy discussion and the failure of a motion to also ban...
  • Woman charged with more identity theft

    A Costa Mesa woman accused of being the mastermind of an identity theft ring, and who was out on bail, has been charged with stealing more identities while awaiting trial on the first case, prosecutors announced Thursday. Georgia Lichia Su, 41, is...
  • Corona del Mar Today: D.A.R.E. program faces budgetary truth

    A drug abuse prevention program could be the latest victim of city budget cuts, according to letters sent to local elementary school principals. "The recent economic downturn has resulted in budget reductions for the Newport Beach Police Department," the...
  • The Harbor Report: Rapid recession hit boating industry hard

    This column is the last of a three-part series reviewing the history of boatbuilding in Costa Mesa. "I never noticed an industry fall so fast and so complete," Roger MacGregor, founder of MacGregor Yacht Co., recalled. The year was 1980 and the screws...
  • Costa Mesa woman gets three years for identity theft ring

    A Costa Mesa woman has been sentenced to three years in state prison for her involvement in an identity theft ring that charged thousands of dollars in merchandise at Best Buy stores throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. Georgia Lichia Su, 41,...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Nguyen's address in doubt

    SPECIAL REPORT: Nguyen's address in doubt
    A candidate for state office may not have lived in the district he seeks to represent at the time he registered to vote, when he submitted his nomination papers, and when he voted there during the primary election, according to campaign finance and...
  • Lobdell: Chief's expense reports offer clues

    I've been looking through the expense reports of Costa Mesa Police Chief Christopher Shawkey and Capt. Ron Smith, searching for clues as to why they were unexpectedly put on administrative leave in November. After poring through more than 200 pages of...