| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Officials Tuesday evening identified the woman whose body was found under an East Coast Highway bridge as Nancy Hammour.
Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Hammour was 28. Her city of residence was unknown, he said.
About 8:45 a.m. Monday...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The woman found dead under Newport Beach's Bay Bridge this week died of a gunshot wound, an autopsy confirmed Wednesday.
Officials had called the death of 28-year-old Nancy Hammour "suspicious" since passersby found her body Monday morning, but...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The police created pure chaos on Pacific Coast Highway near Dover Drive about 9 a.m. on Labor Day.
They blocked off all southbound traffic on the highway from the bridge over the Back Bay for no obvious reason. I saw no wrecked vehicles or obstructions...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Parts of Coast Highway will be closed in Newport Beach on Sunday for the 16th Annual Kiwanis Pacific Coast Triathlon.
Southbound lanes of the highway near Crystal Cove State Park's Reef Point parking lot will be shut down, according to a news release...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
A crash on the southbound 405 Freeway north of Bristol Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon closed most lanes for about an hour, officials said.
The California Highway Patrol received a call at about 12:05 p.m. of a multi-vehicle collision,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Herman I. Kimmel
Herman I. Kimmel passed away on April 5, 2013. He was born in 1923 and attended local schools in Eagle Rock and Pasadena. He leaves a wife of 34 years, Sharon Baker Kimmel, formerly of Choteau, Montana, and a nephew, David Kimmel of...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Costa Mesa will temporarily close roads near John Wayne Airport in June as part of a $5.9-million project to improve streets and sidewalks.
The city will hold two public meetings June 5 to inform the public about the construction, which will include...
| 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...