| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:07 PM
He'll never look at traffic lights the same way as everybody else.
After more than 22 years at Costa Mesa City Hall, many of them in the transportation department, Peter Naghavi is on the path to retirement starting next week.
But it won't quite be...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:07 PM
10.) Fashion Island shooting. A gunman fired off 50 rounds in the parking lot, miraculously not injuring anyone.
9.) Banning Ranch. The Costa Mesa City Council voted to accept developer money for road improvements in anticipation of the residential...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much.
It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Even before he was elected to the City Council, some Costa Mesa police officers were out to keep Jim Righeimer from being elected.
He couldn't be counted on to vote to give away the store to the unions. Righeimer ran on a campaign of representing the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Erin Whitcomb had just returned from a friend's 30th birthday celebration when she heard the news.
She'd been laid off.
Having dedicated 11 years to the PBS station in Seattle, she was devastated. In the throes of an identity crisis, Whitcomb packed...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:26 AM
The stocky man with a goatee walks across the darkened parking lot of the motel and bangs on the door to Room 156.
Greg Reese rehearses his lines. The door opens.
The girl inside is wearing black lingerie and looks like she did in the online ad that...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:03 PM
A Costa Mesa man led police on a foot chase Sunday across the 55 Freeway in Santa Ana before he stopped breathing, Santa Ana police said Tuesday.
Raymond Runge, 44, died at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana on Monday morning, said Santa Ana Cpl....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:08 PM
When Scott Ehlers moved with his family to Newport Beach, he hoped to find the best home possible to suit their needs. They chose a house on Aralia Street.
Ehlers now finds himself among the residents frustrated with parking on the street. One block...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:58 PM
An 81-year-old Newport Beach man was killed in a traffic collision Friday morning in Irvine, authorities said.
The crash occurred before 7:30 a.m. near University and Michelson drives. Westbound lanes along University Drive, between Michelson and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:39 PM
In basic terms, it was an appeal of an appeal.
And the Costa Mesa City Council majority denied it.
Councilwoman Sandy Genis' request for a rehearing of a contentious planned turnaround within Fairview Park was turned down on a 3-2 vote Tuesday evening....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels.
On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A mock 911 call interrupted classes at Newport Harbor High School on Monday morning.
Students filed out of class about 10:30 to see a simulated alcohol-related accident: two smashed cars, one overturned, with three of their classmates sprawled out on...