| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:19 AM
An Orange County Lamborghini dealership, which already prided itself on selling more cars than any other in the country, may now have hit the car sales jackpot.
This week, the dealership shipped its first-ever vehicle purchased using a digital...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:21 PM
My memories of the Laguna firestorm of 1993 are still vivid, 20 years later.
I photographed the day of the burn, weeks of clean-up and the feature stories that followed. It was a distinctive career experience for me as a photographer, covering my...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
After spending Labor Day weekend on Catalina Island, Valinda Martin boarded a ferry for the short trip back to Newport Beach.
The vessel bounced on the choppy water. Martin, seated in the back, landed hard as the boat rose and fell. Suddenly, she lost...