| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:02 PM
It's just before 6 p.m., and Costa Mesa's police chief has already had a frenetic day. In about two hours, though, it'll take a turn for the strange, the likes of which he's never quite experienced before.
Tom Gazsi has signed up for Thursday night's...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:07 PM
In 1969, John Kay was on a ride with Steppenwolf. And so was Don Clark.
Kay's ride was one that much of America shared vicariously. When Dennis Hopper's seminal biker movie "Easy Rider" hit theaters, it sported Steppenwolf's hit "Born to Be Wild" on the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
I have lived in Newport Beach since I was 5 years old. From 1992 to 1996, I really suffered with asthma and had numerous near-death attacks.
The Newport Beach Fire Department and marine operations came to my aid on numerous occasions. Responders not only...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:42 PM
Even with a very young squad this year and rough preseason results, the Newport Harbor High softball team may still be the class of the Newport-Mesa district.
The Sailors continued building their case for that Thursday.
Freshman pitcher Sammy Del Toro...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Four years after he started his food-truck career, Phi Nguyen is a Hollywood star.
Well, not him specifically. But eateries on wheels have been the rage recently at the multiplex, thanks to "Chef," Jon Favreau's sleeper hit about a man who recovers...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The story of Erik Hale could be described simply as the American Dream, but there's nothing simple about Hale.
Most recently, he had been driven by the pursuit of happiness. He sought fulfillment.
Why else would a highly successful car salesman quit...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:34 PM
When the sirens turn on, the lights will turn green.
At least they will at some of Costa Mesa's busiest intersections, where stoplights will soon help first-responders cut through congestion by anticipating the paths of emergency vehicles and changing...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Orange County sheriff's deputies this week arrested two people for allegedly driving on suspended licenses after leaving the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.
The drivers had been charged with, but not convicted of, driving under the influence...
| May 17, 2014
| 11:52 PM
DANA POINT — A couple of times during the first set, when Corona del Mar High began to gain momentum, Dana Hills called a timeout. While the coaches addressed their players, the PA announcer addressed the fans about a handful of illegally parked...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Dozens of car owners armed with rags and cleaners got their vehicles glistening in the summer sun, hoping to catch the eye of a potential buyer.
Drew Colome's bright orange 1977 Volkswagen Thing had spectators flocking to it during the first Russo and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:42 PM
No, Todd Olympius didn't survive a hair-raising encounter with a person willing to kill for an ice cream.
Even if that's what an observer might guess from looking at his truck.
Olympius, a Costa Mesa resident who will join in the Classic Car Show...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:59 PM
Like many children, Christian Lee played sports with his father while growing up.
Lee's father, Young, is a good tennis player. But Young Lee was not the type of dad who let his kid win every once in a while.
Coming into his senior year at Newport...