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  • Locals weigh in on dangers of pirate-filled seas

    Newport Beach sailors could only imagine the horror. The four Americans allegedly shot dead by pirates off the coast of Oman on Tuesday morning were like any other "yachties" — couples, friends and families who sail the world's oceans in search...
  • Marina development plans wrapping up

    Marina development plans wrapping up
    Etco Homes Inc. a development company based in Beverly Hills, is finalizing plans to build a 36,000 square-foot commercial, retail and residential mixed-use development at the site of the Newport Bay Marina, the former location of the historic World War...
  • Support above call of duty

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Dennis McCarthy recently presented the Irvine Police Department with the Employer Support Freedom Award for going the extra mile for employees who serve in U.S. National Guard and Reserve. The recognition was given during a...
  • Navy trailing yacht hijacked by pirates

    The U.S. military was said to be "evaluating the options" regarding a possible rescue of a former Newport Beach couple and two other Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates. A military source told CNN that a U.S. Navy warship and helicopters were...
  • Robbers storm home, steal $50K in pot

    Seconds after a customer left a Costa Mesa home Thursday night, robbers forced their way in, pistol-whipped the homeowner and stole 9 pounds of his marijuana, police said. Three men wearing bandannas over their faces entered the victim's home in the 2600...
  • A slice of the Great Park

    A slice of the Great Park
    IRVINE — Orange County will have its Great Park — or at least the small segment of it that officials were able to budget for — by spring 2011, board directors said this week. The North Lawn is the first part of the first phase of the...
  • Dinner, golf event helps Marine veterans

    Dinner, golf event helps Marine veterans
    NEWPORT BEACH — Marine Cpl. Alfonso Palacios has a tattoo on his left forearm depicting tombstones in memory of servicemen killed during a seven-month tour in Afghanistan. The 24-year-old Afghan War veteran said he lost four buddies who were...
  • Mesa Musings: Choral concerts give pause for reflection

    Three weeks ago my 9-year-old granddaughter performed carols with her school choir at a home for senior citizens. Her brother, two sisters and parents accompanied her to the performance. In the car on the way to the concert, she encouraged her 7-year-...
  • Sounding Off: More than 300 job applications and counting

    Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. The latest description of the employment challenged is the term "in transition." According to the Advanced English Dictionary, "transition" means, "A change from one place or state or subject or stage to...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • George Horace Morales

    George Horace Morales
    On December 28, 2010, George Horace Morales peacefully left this earth, happy with his well-lived life.  His journey began October 5, 1919 in Ponce, Puerto Rico followed shortly by a move to New York City. He was a celebrated athlete, winning the...
  • Mailbag: Bell was inspirational teacher at UCI

    My thanks to you for the many years you provided Joe Bell with a generous platform from which to express his witty, intelligent, extraordinarily open view on life — his own and the community for which he cared. It took an open mind on your part to...