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  • 100 artists highlight Balboa Island showcase

    100 artists highlight Balboa Island showcase

    The Balboa Island Artwalk presented its 23rd annual showcase of local artists and their work on Sunday along South Bay Front in Newport Beach. The free show featured 100 artists exhibiting paintings, jewelry, blown glass, sculptures and photography. Along with the visual highlights was something...

  • Man dies after crashing motorcycle into parked car in Costa Mesa

    Man dies after crashing motorcycle into parked car in Costa Mesa

    A man was pronounced dead after his motorcycle struck a parked car Sunday in Costa Mesa. The Costa Mesa police and fire departments were called to the 800 block of Joann Street at about 6 p.m. after receiving a report of the crash, authorities said. A man in his 20s, who was not identified, was...

  • Lifeguards clear the waters off San Clemente after spotting 25 sharks — likely great whites — near the shore

    Lifeguards clear the waters off San Clemente after spotting 25 sharks — likely great whites — near the shore

    Lifeguards in San Clemente ordered swimmers and surfers out of the water Sunday after 25 sharks — some of them 10-footers — were sighted near the shore. The closure began soon after 10:30 a.m., when a fisherman spotted a shark near the end of the San Clemente Pier, said Nicolas Giugni, one of the...

  • Halecrest Park marks 60th anniversary with public party

    Halecrest Park marks 60th anniversary with public party

    Halecrest Park in Costa Mesa threw down the welcome mat Saturday afternoon for a public party to mark the private facility’s 60th anniversary. The celebration included food, family games, frozen treats, a beer garden and live music. Some guests also tested their skill in a horseshoe tournament....

  • ‘Problem Home,’ Chapter 5: ‘The home can be brought back to its former glory’

    ‘Problem Home,’ Chapter 5: ‘The home can be brought back to its former glory’

    After one civil compromise, two criminal trials, two probation violation proceedings, two appeals and one afternoon in jail, Phillip Leland Richardson thought maybe — just maybe — the 15-odd years of code enforcement prosecution by Costa Mesa City Hall were done. They weren’t. In May 2013 Richardson’s...

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  • Top of the World PTA wins a $10,000 grant to get a bigger garden harvest

    Top of the World PTA wins a $10,000 grant to get a bigger garden harvest

    Top of the World PTA received a financial windfall this week that figures to aid a goal of more bountiful harvests from the Laguna Beach school’s garden. The school’s garden program was one of 20 community and school gardens nationwide to receive a $10,000 grant from Seeds of Change, a company...

  • South Coast Repertory announces its 2017-18 season

    South Coast Repertory announces its 2017-18 season

    Music. Romance. Comedy. Drama. They’re all theatrical elements announced in South Coast Repertory’s 2017-18 season that will feature five world premieres, with three of the plays being commissioned out of the theater’s new-play development programs. Here’s a look at the plays and the people in...

  • OCTA audit finds software contract ‘irregularities’

    OCTA audit finds software contract ‘irregularities’

    Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) staff broke a number of procedures when they awarded a software contract to Clearwater Analytics in 2012, according to an internal audit of the agency’s investment management contracts. The audit found “several irregularities” in the bidding process....

  • Thousands of clams crowd the shore in Newport Beach

    Thousands of clams crowd the shore in Newport Beach

    Go out to Newport Pier this week at low tide and you’ll see copious amounts of tiny clams. Thousands upon thousands of them — glinting like upended jellybeans in pearlescent shades of apricot, violet, cobalt and gray — have turned the beach into a field of living pebbles among the kelp clumps and...

  • What's new at this year's OC Fair? Video game tournament, jousting and 'extreme' pogo sticks

    What's new at this year's OC Fair? Video game tournament, jousting and 'extreme' pogo sticks

    Odds are there won’t be many opportunities to see a live video game tournament, full-contact jousting, a minivan demolition derby, demonstrations from a master chocolatier, “extreme” pogo sticks, an olive oil tasting bar, liqueur- and salsa-making competitions and a supersize Ferris wheel with...

  • Area school districts see gains in vaccination rates

    Area school districts see gains in vaccination rates

    Area school districts made gains in the rates of vaccinated students because of a change in state law that eliminated personal exemptions as a reason not to immunize children, according to an Orange County Grand Jury report released earlier this week. “Each district planned well in advance of the...

  • Make America Great Again march that led to fracas in H.B. is headed to Fountain Valley

    Make America Great Again march that led to fracas in H.B. is headed to Fountain Valley

    The organizers of a Make America Great Again march in Huntington Beach that turned violent two months ago are planning a similar event in Fountain Valley. This time, the group, which bills itself as the Southern California Silent Majority MAGA, is focusing on opposing “sanctuary states” that seek...

  • Vietnamese American brothers create a video game to benefit Syrian refugees

    Vietnamese American brothers create a video game to benefit Syrian refugees

    When Chinh and Khoa Vu were growing up in Orange County’s Little Saigon, their favorite movie was “The Ten Commandments,” the 1956 biblical epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses. “That’s the only movie that our parents would show us,” said Khoa. “We had the tape on VHS and we’d watch it every...

  • O.C. women’s wellness event will promote healthy living

    O.C. women’s wellness event will promote healthy living

    Mothers. Daughters. Sisters. Friends. Women from Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego are invited to a one-day wellness event in Anaheim on June 1 that will focus on delivering a message of greater productivity, increased energy and improved life satisfaction. The Whole Purpose, an Irvine-based...

  • Vin Scully returns to the mic, this time speaking at O.C. Catholic conference

    Vin Scully returns to the mic, this time speaking at O.C. Catholic conference

    More than 1,000 executives and followers of the Catholic faith gathered at the 2017 Conference on Business and Ethics in Anaheim on May 12 to discuss service-minded leadership and celebrate those who use business as a force for good. The 15th annual event, hosted by Orange Catholic Foundation at...

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