| 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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Newport Beach police officers got a man's heart beating again after he was found unresponsive after a minor car accident in a McDonald's drive-thru, police said Monday.
Police received a call at 9 p.m. Sunday about a crash at the McDonald's at 700 W....
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:43 AM
When Alan Arkin signed on to "In Security," he wanted to play only one role.
A motorcycle cop.
"He wanted the boots, helmet, glasses and leather jacket — he wanted to look good," said Evan Beamer, who co-directed the movie along with his older...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:58 PM
It sounds like something out of a Monty Python sketch.
When firefighters were called out to rescue a pet that was stuck in a tree, instead of the stereotypical scaredy cat they were faced with an avian adventurer named Lola.
A bright red female...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:13 PM
COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District can balance its budget for the next two years, but after that, programs and services could face the chopping block, depending on what the state does, officials said.
Acting Supt. Paul Reed...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 7:43 PM
COSTA MESA — Police detectives are seeking additional witnesses to a series of car seat thefts at Metro Pointe.
Just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, police arrested two Los Angeles County men who allegedly drove around the shopping center's parking lot...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 5:29 PM
IRVINE — City Council members last week unanimously approved a set of business-friendly initiatives.
Some of the initiatives, which encourage local purchases, will be implemented in the coming weeks, while others were sent back to city staff for...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 8:32 PM
COSTA MESA — They're bigger than a Smart car, smaller than a Mini Cooper, and they're rolling into Orange County this week.
The Orange Coast Fiat dealership, the first of its kind for this area in decades, officially opened Tuesday amid ongoing...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 9:31 PM
The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently announced its strong opposition to the governor's proposal to extend the increased tax rates on sales, personal income and vehicle license taxes for an additional five years to help balance...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 8:18 PM
BREA — Quite literally, theirs is a harmonious relationship: his and her instruments, his and her practice rooms, his and her daytime teaching gigs.
What's more, for professional musicians Tony and Cindy Ellis, they're on the same sheet of the...