| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 7:52 PM
COSTA MESA — If you're lucky, you just might see them: a pack of six Siberian huskies flying through the morning fog with an "urban musher" in tow.
To spare his team of dogs from training in the midday heat, Rancy Reyes, 50, an urban musher from...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 10:08 PM
It will be a beautiful day in the neighborhood when picturesque red trolleys pick up Irvine Spectrum Center and Fashion Island shoppers for the first time beginning mid-August.
The two Irvine Co.-owned shopping centers will offer free trolley rides to...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 4:49 PM
The AERIE project — denied Coastal Commission approval last spring — has been revised and reduced and will go back before the agency in March.
The Coastal Commission's agenda lists the project on the March 9 agenda for a meeting in Santa...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 3:08 PM
COSTA MESA — When 100-year-old Irene Hetzel was a girl in Beaumont, she lived too far to walk the three miles to school, and her family didn't have a car.
Instead, she and her brother had to find alternative transportation.
"I had to come in a...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 8:59 PM
COSTA MESA — A dozen local high school students on Monday morning piled into two vans, which were to take them on a tour of Northern and Central California universities to see what college life could be like beyond the Orange Curtain.
| Feb 23, 2011
| 7:23 PM
COSTA MESA — Unaware that a higher authority was watching over him, in this case Costa Mesa police, a Garden Grove man repeatedly stole from a donation box at the Trinity Broadcasting Network while wearing a shirt that said "God is Good,"...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 9:42 PM
Editor's note: This corrects Kelly Merkel's last name, bakerytruck's name and Tropical Shave Ice's name. Also this is the first OC Foodie Fest.
COSTA MESA — At least 300 less-fortunate people got to taste food and dessert on Wednesday served by...
| Aug 17, 2010
| 8:28 PM
The Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa on Aug. 14 sponsored a shopping trip for two dozen members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area. All the children attend one of the club's two branches in Costa Mesa.
Before boarding a bus to travel from the Boys...