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17 arrested as vandalism mars protest outside Trump rally in Costa Mesa

Seventeen people were arrested Thursday night as hundreds of protesters, some turning violent and snarling traffic, made their views known against front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s appearance at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the Orange County fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.While...


Newport girls break through


  • Commentary: Theme parks haven't changed much but my center of gravity has

    We're never too old to stop learning. About stuff, about life, about ourselves. If you've been to Disneyland recently, and you saw a prematurely old lady being hauled out of a boat from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride by two burley men and a forklift, that might have been me. It's been 20 years...

  • Commentary: Many celebrate, but few understand the meaning of Cinco de Mayo

    Today there is much confusion about Cinco de Mayo — the battle against the French in Mexico and their victory at Puebla on May 5, 1862, the Mexican War of Independence from Spain — where Independence was gained on Sept. 16, 1821, and the Mexican-American War, which was fought 1846-48. Following...

  • Off-leash dog beach in Newport is good for animal socialization

    I am an Orange County resident, and I'm writing to voice my support of Supervisor Michelle Steel's Item No. 32, which would allow the county to designate off-leash areas for dogs, particularly for the dog beach in the unincorporated area next to Newport Beach. The area between Newport Beach and...

  • Running a marathon like OC's requires preparation

    Spring marathon season is upon us, and the much-anticipated OC Marathon is Sunday. Many beginning runners are extending their mileage as part of their training runs in the hopes of earning the right to emblazon their bumpers with the ubiquitous "26.2" stickers. But if you haven't been preparing...

  • Commentary: 3-D printing could be the next frontier in patient care

    Throughout history there have been certain advancements in medical care that have revolutionized the industry. Medical imaging is one of those advancements that has grown from a curiosity to an integral part of modern healthcare. Healthcare providers have come to rely heavily on the myriad of imaging...


Life & Arts

The music of Star Trek lands at Segerstrom

The music of Star Trek lands at Segerstrom

"Give me a moment," the composer said. "I'm cramming notes into my mind." He was having a creative moment, forming music in his head and putting down fragments of ideas on paper so they wouldn't be lost and could germinate into something more powerful. Gerald Fried, the award-winning composer and...



Police Files for April 28

Costa Mesa New Jersey Street: Garage burglary was reported in the 1800 block at 9 a.m. Tuesday. West Baker Street: Petty theft was reported in the 1000 block at 1 p.m. Tuesday. East 17th Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 200 block at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday. Logan Avenue: Possession of a...