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  • On Theater: Sibling rivalry takes stage in 'Topdog/Underdog'

    Sibling rivalry comes in many forms, but few cases develop in such gritty desperation as that depicted in Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Topdog/Underdog," now on stage at South Coast Repertory. This grim yet often comical play, which...
  • Man gets 20 months for defrauding military

    A Newport Coast man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for conspiring to sell counterfeit microchips to the U.S. military and defense contractors, authorities said. Neil Felahy, 34, pleaded guilty in 2009 to federal charges of conspiracy to sell...
  • 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...
  • Hall a Top Gun quarterback

    Hall a Top Gun quarterback
    After only one season playing quarterback in a run-oriented offense, JSerra Catholic senior-to-be Jake Hall is swiftly establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the state, perhaps the nation. And wait 'till you get a load of the Newport...
  • Berry Belton Merritt, Jr.

    Berry Belton Merritt, Jr. passed away on July 11th, with Ann, his wife of 61 years  at his side. Berry was born in Santa Monica on May 6, 1924.  He grew up in Long Beach and played football at Wilson High School. He spent two years at the University of...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Lawn bowling athletes headed to championships

    The Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club in Corona del Mar will send four athletes to represent Southern California at this year's U.S. National Championships. Maryna Hyland, Tony Baer, Charlie Herbert and Brian Stewart, along with eight other team members,...