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Irvine approves ice rink complex for Great Park

A state-of-the-art ice rink complex proposed by the company that operates the NHL's Anaheim Ducks was approved by the Irvine City Council on Tuesday night for the western part of the Great Park. The council voted 4-0 in favor of the project, pending an environmental review. H&S Ventures plans to...


'Eaters remain perfect

'Eaters remain perfect

Nelson scores 20 to pace UCI, which is 4-0 for first time in 33 seasons. Wooden Legacy next.


  • Commentary: I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    With Thanksgiving and the holidays fast approaching, I thought it might be a good time to mention that for which I'm thankful this and every year. As a mayor, I'm thankful to represent the exceptional citizens of Costa Mesa. I'm thankful for all those individuals who reach out to me and share how...

  • Commentary: It's time for Costa Mesa to employ a 'Smart Growth' approach

    Earlier this year, after years of voicing opposition to the City Council majority's continual deviation from the city's General Plan and the Westside urban plans, a group of residents came together to write an initiative to give the people of Costa Mesa control of their future by allowing the electorate...

  • Commentary: WHO report excites the told-you-so in me

    Bacon lovers, sausage aficionados, cold-cut obsessives, I know you recently got some bad news. The World Health Organization confirmed a link between processed meat and cancer, with the report going on to say that even just two slices of bacon a day can increase the risk of bowel cancer by 18%....

  • Commentary: Some things to contemplate during open enrollment

    Ever have a "special" day, like when your kitchen wall is caved in by an errant truck? That's when you really find out how good your home insurance is. Traditional home policies do not cover maintenance, but are bought to protect against uncommon and often expensive episodes without thought as...

  • Mailbag: Developing Banning Ranch could lead to pollution

    The proposed development of Banning Ranch is a throwback to the days of our ignorance regarding the environment and the health of our citizens. I worry that large corporations can still be allowed to pursue their projects, regardless of the cost to the surrounding population. Threats from the proposed...


Life & Arts

The Gossiping Gourmet: Skyloft still working out the kinks

The Gossiping Gourmet: Skyloft still working out the kinks

Skyloft, the new restaurant on the floor above Tommy Bahama in the historic Heisler building in a Laguna Beach, is aptly named. In addition to the large restaurant is a roof deck with a bar and tables, providing lovely views of the ocean. On the main floor are two dining areas, one smaller and...



Firefighters battling blaze rescue man from roof in Costa Mesa

Firefighters rescued a man from the roof of a building near John Wayne Airport while they battled a blaze early Saturday, according to authorities. The flames started at a two-story commercial building at 3140 Red Hill Avenue about 3:50 a.m., according to Costa Mesa fire Capt. Chris Coates. Firefighters...