| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:46 PM
On a typical day at Orange Coast College, students circle the lots in a frenzy, attempting to beat their peers to a parking spot close to their next class.
If they're lucky, they might notice another student walking to a car and snag that space once...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...