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Newport council may target e-bikes on Balboa Peninsula boardwalk

Residents along the Oceanfront boardwalk in Newport Beach say electric bicycles are making the popular Balboa Peninsula promenade dangerous, and now the City Council might do something about it. Buzz Lowry, who lives on Oceanfront, told the council Tuesday night that he and his wife took an informal...

  • Veterans share their stories at Heroes Hall

    Veterans share their stories at Heroes Hall

    Army and Marine Corps veteran Joel Montes can remember the clicking sound his shoes made as he ascended the front stairs of a house to tell the parents inside that their son wasn’t coming back from Afghanistan. Navy veteran Richard Castro recalls tripping over a compatriot’s severed leg while rushing...

  • Local events this weekend will honor Memorial Day

    Local events this weekend will honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day events fill the calendar this weekend as coastal Orange County remembers those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The events begin Friday at Newport Harbor High School when American Legion Post 291 presents a 21-gun salute near the Newport Beach campus’ bell tower...

  • Newport Coast man who stole $500,000 from elderly woman with dementia is sentenced to probation

    Newport Coast man who stole $500,000 from elderly woman with dementia is sentenced to probation

    A Newport Coast man was sentenced to five years’ probation after he pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $500,000 from a woman in her 90s with dementia. Thomas Chapman Hood, 69, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to a felony count of theft from an elder adult, 19 felony counts...

  • Woman accused in stabbing death of Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to murder

    Woman accused in stabbing death of Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to murder

    A 21-year-old woman accused of murder in the death of a man found with stab wounds inside his Costa Mesa condominium in March pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court. Amber Joy Angelovic of Huntington Beach is facing a murder charge and a possible sentencing enhancement on...

  • Son beats mother with baseball bat in Anaheim, police say

    Son beats mother with baseball bat in Anaheim, police say

    An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after severely beating his mother with baseball bat inside their Anaheim home, police said. Seth White was taken into custody after he was spotted by officers near the Santa Ana River Trail, Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. Neighbors reported hearing...

  • Former Angel Garret Anderson takes another swing at a home sale in Irvine

    Former Angel Garret Anderson takes another swing at a home sale in Irvine

    Garret Anderson hit 287 home runs during his big-league career, but these days he’s looking to knock out a home sale. The former Angels and Dodgers outfielder has put his Irvine home back on the market for $10.695 million, down about $300,000 from when it was up for sale last year. The Spanish-style...

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Luxury watch enthusiast builds a Rolex empire in Huntington Beach

The luxury watch connoisseur opened a rectangular green leather box and slipped one of the world’s most-recognized timepieces onto his fingers. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch, introduced in 1963 and designed to meet the demands of professional race car drivers, was made famous by actor Paul...

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