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  • 2 Newport sailors await induction into National Sailing Hall of Fame

    2 Newport sailors await induction into National Sailing Hall of Fame

    Two Newport Beach sailing champions are among nine people who will be inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame this year. Bill Ficker, 88, and Dave Ullman, 70, will be honored with the rest of the 2016 inductees during a ceremony at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco in October....

  • Residents share concerns and ideas as Newport develops a Mariners' Mile master plan

    Residents share concerns and ideas as Newport develops a Mariners' Mile master plan

    How to prevent traffic and parking issues along Mariners' Mile while maintaining Newport Harbor views and creating a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly environment were among residents' concerns at a community meeting Monday night. About 50 people split into groups and brainstormed ideas on large...

  • 56 new homes approved to replace Costa Mesa storage facility

    56 new homes approved to replace Costa Mesa storage facility

    A storage facility in Mesa del Mar is set to be replaced with more than 50 new homes after the Costa Mesa Planning Commission voted Monday night to approve the project. Planning commissioners voted 4-0, with Chairman Robert Dickson absent, to give their blessing to the proposal from DeNova Homes...

  • Are coaches too hard on students?

    Are coaches too hard on students?

    The Atlantic magazine ran a story last year entitled, "The Real Bullies at School. Teachers are vilified for being too hard on students, so why aren't coaches held to the same standard?" It's no surprise about the topic of discussion, because there's a continuing debate in the high school sports...

  • Olympian carries family's badminton dreams from Orange County to Rio

    Olympian carries family's badminton dreams from Orange County to Rio

    Phillip Chew was just shy of 2 years old when his grandfather, Don, sat him on his lap, put a badminton racket in his hand and had him swing at a shuttlecock dangling from a fishing pole. Twenty years later, Chew is doing much the same thing — minus the fishing pole — as part of his Olympic training....

  • Home of the Day: Stacking the deck in Silver Lake

    Home of the Day: Stacking the deck in Silver Lake

    An expansive redwood deck spans the front of this hillside home in Silver Lake, offering up a view of city lights and the Los Angeles skyline. Inside, well-proportioned rooms feature hardwood floors, crisp interiors, classic molding and cabinetry. For creative types looking for an address — and...

  • Man rescued after car goes down embankment is suspected of DUI

    Man rescued after car goes down embankment is suspected of DUI

    Police arrested a man on suspicion of drunk driving after he and a passenger had to be rescued when their car veered off the road and down a 50-foot embankment in Costa Mesa early Sunday, according to authorities. The car was headed south on Canyon Drive just past Sea Bluff Drive near the northern...

  • Costa Mesa council candidate Mercurio drops out of race

    Eastside resident Julie Mercurio has announced she is ending her campaign for Costa Mesa City Council. She made her intentions known in a post on Costa Mesa Public Square, a community Facebook page of which she is administrator. "My biggest disappointment, after getting past the fear of making...

  • Judge: Yorba Linda residents can't use a referendum to void water rate hikes

    Judge: Yorba Linda residents can't use a referendum to void water rate hikes

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Monday in a closely watched case that customers of a water district cannot void rate increases using a referendum. The ruling comes in the protracted fight between a group of Yorba Linda residents and their water provider over a $25-a-month rate increase....

  • OC Fair project puts visitors' memories on video

    OC Fair project puts visitors' memories on video

    Visitors to the 2016 Orange County Fair have a chance to be part of fair history, and it requires just two things – an old camper trailer and a video camera. A project in the OC Promenade building at the Costa Mesa fairgrounds continues an effort launched during last year's 125th-anniversary fair....

  • Six O.C. residents charged in a stabbing death over a love triangle

    Six O.C. residents charged in a stabbing death over a love triangle

    Prosecutors have charged six people in connection with the death of a 38-year-old man who they said was lured and killed in San Juan Capistrano because he was in a relationship with one of the suspects. The Orange County district attorney’s office has filed one felony count each of special circumstances...

  • Luke McGarry builds handplanes to help surfing charity

    Luke McGarry builds handplanes to help surfing charity

    Taking a peek into Luke McGarry’s family garage in Studio City, you see 10 skateboards lined up one above the other. There’s three surfboards and a boogie board resting against a wall. There’s a sanding machine, clamps, pieces of reclaimed wood, a saw table. Somebody is spending time creating something...

  • Orange County man sentenced to prison for attempting to support Islamic State

    Orange County man sentenced to prison for attempting to support Islamic State

    An Orange County man who lied to get a U.S. passport to go overseas as part of his mission to join the Islamic State group in Syria was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison. The case against Adam Dandach, 22, is one of several involving young men from California to Georgia who authorities charged...

  • Home of the Day: Treetop retreat in Los Feliz

    Home of the Day: Treetop retreat in Los Feliz

    Perched on a leafy hillside in Los Feliz, this tri-level home features floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize views of city lights, Griffith Park and the observatory. Classic Midcentury details are paired with glossy wood floors, an updated kitchen and a marble shower. But the real draw is an expansive...

  • Plan for keeping and removing beach encroachments goes to Newport council Tuesday

    The issue of beachfront encroachments that for years has troubled Balboa Peninsula homeowners, city officials and the California Coastal Commission may be moving toward a resolution. The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday is expected to consider a plan that would allow 66 properties along East...

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