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  • The Crowd: SPIN gala set for Hilton in H.B.

    Jean Wegener, the closest thing in Costa Mesa to the "unsinkable" Molly Brown, announced this week that her beloved Serving People In Need, otherwise known as SPIN, has firmed up Nov. 5 at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, for its...
  • Mailbag: Don't leave elections up to Madison Avenue

    In his initial years as president, Barack Obama was quick to blame all of our failures on George Bush. But after three years in office, he takes none of the credit/blame for our financial woes, high unemployment, low wages and our involvement —...
  • City Life: School district honors military service with new page

    The Chicago Public Schools website doesn't have this fantastic page, nor do the websites for the New York City Department of Education, the San Diego Unified School District or the Dallas Independent School District. You won't find a similar page for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Local teen wins statewide speech competition

    An 18-year-old Newport Beach resident beat out 5,000 students last month to win a statewide speech competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kelsey Woo, a senior at Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, took the top prize and about $3,...
  • Vincent F. Arrigo

    Vince Arrigo passed away on Sunday February 6th, 2011. He was 81 years old. Vince was born in Los Angeles on September 8, 1929.  He attended Saint John’s Military Academy in Los Angeles where he played football and ran track.  After attending Saint...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...