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Costa Mesa adobe celebration looks back on early California

The Costa Mesa Historical Society offered free public tours and other activities Sunday at Estancia Park to mark 50 years of restoration and preservation of the park's Diego Sepulveda Adobe. The event, dubbed Early California Days, celebrated the history of the adobe, a museum that contains artifacts...


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Estancia plans to bounce back

Estancia plans to bounce back

After missing CIF playoffs last year for the first time since 2008, Eagles are confident about returning to postseason.


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  • Commentary: Newporters should support controlled growth in Mesa

    Now that the Costa Mesa City Council has approved an update of the city's General Plan, an update that includes new overlays that will allow four- to five-story apartment buildings, Newport Beach needs to keep a close eye on Measure Y. Measure Y is Costa Mesa's growth-control initiative to require...

  • Mailbag: There is no reason to merge sanitation, water districts

    According to an article that appeared in the Daily Pilot July 30, "Voters to have say in possible merger," Mesa Water District board members voted on July 28 to seek "public input on the idea of merging with the Costa Mesa Sanitary District — voting to place an advisory measure on November's ballot...

  • Commentary: Bill would help social workers better care for the elderly

    Out of sight, out of mind, a phrase we have heard sporadically thrown about, in this instance rings true. When pain, isolation, depression and dementia are locked away behind hospital walls, we fail to see the problem. Our society, somewhere down the line, has shifted. It went from rendering respect...

  • Commentary: Banning Ranch development will allow restoration too

    Commentary: Banning Ranch development will allow restoration too

    Drive by Newport Banning Ranch on any given day during the school year and you're likely to see it buzzing with activity. Under the guidance of the Newport Banning Land Trust, high school students from Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa high schools, among others, frequently use the expansive tract...

  • Mailbag: Fairview provided great services in its heyday

    I am writing in response to Matt Holzmann's piece regarding the closure of Fairview Developmental Center. Being a nearly 20-year employee of the facility, I can only agree with the gentleman. Having started in the mechanical maintenance section of plant operations, I was involved in almost every...



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Segerstrom season lineup: Something for everyone

Segerstrom season lineup: Something for everyone

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts announced its lineup for the 2016-17 season, which features eight center premieres, box office hits and Tony, Grammy and Olivier award winners. At a preview Monday, the center unveiled what it has planned through live performances of songs from these select Broadway...


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  • Police Files for Aug. 26

    Newport Beach West Balboa Boulevard: Burglary was reported in the 1800 block at 1:17 p.m. Friday. River Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 5000 block at 11:06 a.m. Friday. West Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 1200 block at 10:59 a.m. Friday. West Ocean Front: Burglary was reported...

  • Police Files for Aug. 24

    Newport Beach Clubhouse Avenue: Petty theft was reported at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday. Cagney Lane: Grand theft was reported in the 900 block at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday. River Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 5000 block at 8:22 a.m. Wednesday. West Bay Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 600 block...

  • Police Files for Aug. 23

    Newport Beach Ocean Front West: Battery was reported in the 2100 block at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Campus Drive: Theft was reported in the 4600 block at 6:07 p.m. Monday. Avocado Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 800 block at 5:11 p.m. Monday. Highland Street: Burglary was reported at Highland Street...

  • Costa Mesa man suspected of possessing heroin with intent to sell

    A man whom police found walking on a sidewalk in Costa Mesa was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia with intent to sell, authorities said. Blake Mathews, 29, of Costa Mesa was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of...