| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:59 PM
When beachgoers walk past the lifeguard headquarters at the Newport Pier, they soon will see the name of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who drowned in July while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer.
Carlson, a 15-year Newport Beach lifeguard, became the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Community members will get a chance to offer input and possibly join a committee focused on the design of fencing recently approved for three Newport-Mesa elementary schools.
Adams Elementary School will be the first to hold a community meeting to...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Nora Laue Hester, who was admired for her gracious heart, kindness of spirit, humility and inherent elegance passed on November 1st at the age of 101. Nora was the epitome of a lady, even as she faced her final days among her family and caregivers....
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:01 PM
An Oct. 31 story in the Los Angeles Times by Tiffany Hsu, "A 'skills gap' is blamed for slow hiring," stated that California employers are seeking qualities that many candidates don't have.
Some of the missing qualities are English-language competency,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Into the woods,
And who can tell
What's waiting on the journey?
—Prologue, "Into the Woods"
A steady stream of props and memories is flowing into Costa Mesa in advance of a Broadway reunion of unprecedented scope.
Composer and lyricist...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The Costa Mesa Senior Center will be closed for two weeks while undergoing $200,000 worth of renovations, city officials said in a news release Friday.
The center, at 695 W. 19th St., will be closed from Nov. 22 to Dec. 7. Renovation work will include...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:39 PM
On a sunny afternoon, the wind swayed rows of caution tape in a dusty corner of Costa Mesa, where something as simple and seemingly benign as park access is finally being built after decades of struggling by advocates to win city approval.
Bob Graham on...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As we read about the many places around the world where citizens have little or no choice in selecting leaders, we should be thankful that we have the opportunity to vote for candidates to our many levels of government — from school boards to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:33 PM
"Fred's Dead" may be alive somewhere.
Seth Siegel doesn't have on hand a copy of the script he co-wrote with a pair of Newport Harbor High School classmates in the late 1970s. The show's program eludes him too. He surmises that if he kept digging...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Water, trash pickup and sewers are important functions of public health departments. Yet as long as water continues to run out of the tap when it is turned on, the trash is picked up on a regular basis and the sewers continue to work, sending that not-so-...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Senior citizens headed for the gym and a shuttle stopped to pick up passengers Friday morning at the Oasis Senior Center, where Newport Beach City Council candidates gathered for their second major campaign forum.
Answering questions based on queries...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:39 PM
It was easy to miss a small black-and-white photo on the wall next to the blazing, glossy aesthetic of a deep orange and red Chevy Impala known as El Rey.
The 1963 convertible is regarded as a pinnacle of modern lowrider culture, and even under low...