| May 25, 2011
| 9:12 PM
Editor's note: This corrects what Maria Saldana did with her classes.
COSTA MESA — Maria Saldana cried when she applied for graduation — and after picking up her cap and gown — but the moment still wasn't real for her.
| May 28, 2011
| 11:08 PM
The fact that Audie Attar has landed in Irvine, also known as America's Safest City, is more than just a little ironic considering where he's come from, where he's been.
He's just 30 years old, but he's been around the world and back, both literally...
| May 31, 2011
| 8:21 PM
A Newport Beach man and his lawyer were arraigned Tuesday for allegedly trying to break into his foreclosed home, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a news release.
Rene Hector Zapeda, 72, the former homeowner, retained Michael Theodore...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:48 PM
William G. Livingston, a long term resident of Corona del Mar since 1954, passed away peacefully with immediate family present on May 26, 2011, at the age of 93.
Bill was born on April 20, 1918, in Bloomington, Illinois, where his family had settled...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:18 PM
Freebie of the Week: Kids ages 6 to 14 are invited to stop by the Lego store at South Coast Plaza at 5 p.m. Tuesday to learn how to build the Lego Graduate model, and then take the model home for free (while supplies last). Call (714) 668-9017.
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:05 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Local boutique winery owner Gus DeFalco's low-cost wines have something in common with the big-dollar bottles produced in California's established wine-making regions: the same grapes.
DeFalco owns Orange Coast Winery, which...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:15 PM
COSTA MESA — An appellate court ruling Tuesday blocked the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds to a private investment group.
The decision all but kills the state's deal to sell its 150-acre property to Newport Beach-based Facilities Management...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:42 PM
COSTA MESA — There was no money to buy a ladle large enough to stir a 30-gallon pot in the beginning years of Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, so founder Merle Hatleberg used a boat oar.
People were hungry, and the late Hatleberg wasn't one to back down...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 8:50 PM
As an ESPN NFL reporter speculated where a big-name free agent would land, Chris Dingman smiled because he knew the location.
Dingman, who is in charge of The Dingman Group, is not a rival reporter or a sports agent. As a man behind the scenes he finds...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn has long championed the revitalization of struggling Lido Village.
He led the city's efforts to improve the commercial area's streetscape, redesign streets and parking, and bring more shoppers through its stores. When...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:16 PM
COSTA MESA — City officials say miscommunication with contractors hired to repair Mesa Verde sidewalks and streets led them to mistakenly remove a resident's old tree.
"We remove trees causing damage, and we do contact property owners [beforehand]...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn disclosed the basics of his financial connections to Lido Village in the state Fair Political Practices Commission's annual statement of economic interests: the "Form 700" document, which public officials are required to...