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  • CdM students entertain at veterans hospital

    CdM students entertain at veterans hospital
    LONG BEACH — For veterans and Corona del Mar students alike, the excitement was palpable. Middle and high school students have been putting on shows, singing carols and distributing food and presents during the holiday season for 33 years,...
  • A long, dangerous road home

    When Ed Thornell met a pair of fellow travelers in Nebraska, they seemed like decent people. Their promise to pay for gas and small expenses overrode any suspicions the cash-strapped driver had during his trip back to Orange County after visiting his...
  • Bookmark: Sherlock Holmes in a skirt

    When Tasha Alexander strolls the streets of Chicago, she doesn't much see Wrigley Field or the Chicago River. She sees St. Paul's Cathedral and the River Thames and Belgrave Square and hansom cabs. Alexander's imagination is perpetually tuned in to...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Retiring music teacher honored at holiday assembly

    Harbor View Elementary School's longtime music teacher, Linda Messenger, was honored with a standing ovation at the recent holiday program — her last school-wide musical assembly before she retires in June. "Harbor View has always been proud of our...
  • Sampras on marquee

    Sampras on marquee
    Pete Sampras seemingly has little in common with Dirk Nowitzki.But at about the time Sampras began carving out a legacy as one of the greatest tennis players of all time in the early 1990s, Nowitzki was winning junior tennis tournaments in his native...
  • Trial to begin in alleged assault, kidnapping

    A suspected white supremacist gang member from Costa Mesa is to appear in court Friday on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping. Jessie Raffensberger, 32, is accused of assaulting a man who was lured to a hotel, holding him against his will and...
  • Helping homeless gets personal

    He stood at the gate to his United Airlines flight, ready to head home to Chicago after two years on the streets of Costa Mesa. Officer Julian Trevino, a Costa Mesa cop, had helped Jose Zamora get an identification card and contact his sister so she...
  • Police get promotions

    Police get promotions
    Four Newport Beach Police Department members received promotions Tuesday in a ceremony at City Hall. Tom Fischbacher, a 22-year NBPD veteran, was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant; Officer Kirk Jacobi, a 23-year veteran, was promoted to sergeant;...
  • Man arrested at JWA admits to taking drugs

    A man who allegedly took a sheriff deputy's gun from its holster Friday at John Wayne Airport admitted he had been taking drugs throughout the day leading up to the incident, authorities said Saturday. Police arrested Leonardo Alvarez, 31, at about 2:...
  • Proposed regulation targets beaches, parks use

    NEWPORT BEACH — Someone grunting and another yelling commands might disturb a sunset picnic at the park. A family heading to Big Corona could be caught offguard by a spandex-laden woman dashing up the stairs. These are some of the situations that...
  • The Crowd: Royals catch Southern California's attention

    Southern California buzzed in the afterglow of the royal visit by the duke and duchess of Cambridge, William and his captivating bride, Catherine. Their first visit to the United States as a couple was short but, oh-so-sweet. Three days of parties,...
  • Four charged in Tuesday's smuggling attempt

    Four charged in Tuesday's smuggling attempt
    Four Mexican citizens face federal charges for their alleged involvement in this week's attempt to smuggle undocumented immigrants into Crystal Cove by boat, authorities said. The four were among 14 detained at the cove Tuesday morning when their panga...