| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Authorities identified the three men suspected of stealing high-end sunglasses from two Orange County LensCrafters stores early Wednesday, and said they might be responsible for a third burglary.
Kyle Ochoa, 19, of Claremont; Thomas Mackinlay, 23, of...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Trimming positions while investing in emergency response equipment, the Newport Beach City Council passed a balanced $263-million budget Tuesday night.
The 2012-13 fiscal year budget eliminates 11 positions, while buying two fire trucks, an ambulance...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:02 PM
A classic and rare car auction over the weekend at the Orange County Fairgrounds generated $14 million in sales, organizers said Tuesday.
Nearly 54,000 people attended the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction event Friday through Sunday, according to...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:20 PM
One night last week when I arrived home there was no parking.
Although a common occurrence in our neighborhood, it was especially frustrating because the space between my roommate's car and my neighbor's was almost big enough for my car, but not quite....
| Apr 1, 2012
| 12:54 AM
Like Jackie Robinson for African-Americans and Billie Jean King for women, professional race car driver Brian Wong is trying to become a breakthrough figure for Asians, both in the United States and worldwide.
The Newport Beach native, a driver in...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...