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Temporary bridge takes shape on Balboa Island

Building a bridge on Balboa Island can be a challenging endeavor. Just ask workers wearing hard hats and neon vests who sometimes have had to halt traffic on Marine Avenue so large flatbed trucks could back into an approximately 80-by-25-foot area of Balboa Avenue to unload construction materials....


Sea Kings move on

Sea Kings move on

Sea Kings beat Cathedral Catholic on Tuesday, setting up an all Pacific Coast League semifinal in the CIF SoCal Regional Division II playoffs.

Youth Sports / Daily Pilot Cup

  • 17th annual Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament starts May 31

    17th annual Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament starts May 31

    The 17th annual Daily Pilot Cup, the huge youth soccer tournament in Costa Mesa that features 210 teams, will take place May 31 through June 5. Boys and girls in Bronze, Silver and Gold Divisions, third through sixth-graders, will be competing to reach Championship Sunday and capture a trophy for...

  • CMAC takes gold, silver and bronze in K7 Cup

    Costa Mesa Aquatics Club continued a successful season by claiming medals in three separate divisions in one of the year's biggest tournaments, at the K7 Cup the weekend of April 23-24. The club entered teams in four divisions and was undefeated as a club after the first day of play on Saturday....

  • Newport Lightning win tournament

    The Newport Lightning Basketball Club's 13-and-under Green team won the recent Orange County Slam Tournament in Orange. The Lightning went 4-0 during the tournament. The NLBC was led by the stellar play of Jack Johnston, Jon Siegel and Matthew DeCrona, who led the team in scoring. Troy Olson, Zach...

  • Newport-Mesa NJB Sixth-Grade All-Stars capture national crown

    Newport-Mesa NJB Sixth-Grade All-Stars capture national crown

    The Newport-Mesa National Junior Basketball Sixth-Grade All-Stars won a national championship April 3. The team went undefeated in the Area and Sectional tournaments to qualify for the National Tournament. The team featured: Braedyn Benhard, Jordan Cortens, Dylan Godfrey, Logan Ip, Jack Johnson,...

  • CMAC takes bronze in Kap7 tournament

    CMAC takes bronze in Kap7 tournament

    The Costa Mesa Aquatics 12U co-ed water polo team continued a successful season with another third-place finish in the Gold Division of the Kap7 tournament, one of the year's largest tourneys around Orange County, Feb. 14. "We played very well," Coach Dustin Serrano said after day one of group...

  • Newport Lightning 12U Black captures championship

    Newport Lightning 12U Black captures championship

    The Newport Lightning Basketball Club's 12U Black team continued its strong showing in the winter winning the 13U division title of the Focus/SGV Invitational Tournament in Seal Beach Feb. 14. The 12U team went 4-1 on the weekend beating CYB, Team D'Termined and OC Select heading into the title...


  • Commentary: Despite old comments, John Wayne deserves local recognition

    Now more than ever, politics has become a contact sport and has affected every aspect of our lives, including how we see our celebrities, like the stars of the silver screen. Great deeds and careers, especially of those who are no longer with us to defend themselves, are often tarnished by old...

  • Mailbag: H.J. Garrett Furniture served the community well

    H.J. Garrett Furniture served the community well I would like to thank the Garrett family for the years of service to the community. Their unwavering integrity and friendly service will be missed. As I look around my home, I notice that the majority of our furniture is from H.J. Garrett in Costa...

  • Commentary: Memorial Day, or Day of Remembrance, dates to the Civil War

    May 30 is Memorial Day, originally called a Day of Remembrance, for those who have died while serving our country in war. Memorial Day began after the Civil War to remember the more than 600,000 soldiers who died in the years between 1861 and 1865. About 600,000 deaths is more loss than in all...

  • Commentary: Potential closure of developmental center offers rare chance to increase sports fields

    One of the reasons I moved to Costa Mesa more than a decade ago is because of the small-town atmosphere, the strong community involvement and the vast amenities it offered me and my young family. As many of you know, Costa Mesa is blessed with numerous small community parks where families can take...

  • Commentary: Inspiration to look beyond pain medication

    A fresh look at relieving pain, especially chronic pain, is turning attention to finding nonmedical routes in place of addictive painkiller use. One such way is by prescribing meditation instead of medication. "Increasingly, both doctors and patients are looking for a more holistic way of treating...


Life & Arts

Artist Timree Gold is busy connecting people to creativity

Artist Timree Gold is busy connecting people to creativity

Rod Stewart, George Clooney and Tim Burton smiled in the Newport Beach art studio as they each held commissioned works of art. The Hollywood glitterati weren't exactly standing in artist Timree Gold's boutique, but they were pictured with the local artist, who painted personalized gifts for the...



Police Files for May 24

Costa Mesa Village Way: Auto theft was reported in the 1300 block at 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Wellesley Lane: Vandalism was reported in the 200 block at 8 p.m. Sunday. Fairview Road and Arlington Drive: Grand theft auto was reported at 8 p.m. Sunday. Magnolia Street and Westminster Avenue: Vehicle burglary...