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Driver arrested in Oregon crash that killed 3 Costa Mesa residents

A driver involved in an Oregon crash that killed three Costa Mesa residents in September has been arrested on a vehicular manslaughter warrant, according to police. Costa Mesa police arrested Joshua Gibson, 28, at his apartment in the 600 block of Baker Street about 6:50 p.m. Monday, according...


Girls' Tennis: Newport, Sage duos fall in third round


  • 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

On Theater: Top-notch look at how 'Gone With the Wind' came to be

Once in a very great while, audiences at a local community theater production must fight the urge to check their programs to make sure that they're really not watching a show at South Coast Repertory — the performances are just too strong and polished for a community playhouse. Patrons at the Newport...



Killer of woman dumped in Newport is sentenced to 102 years

A 27-year-old gang member from Garden Grove was sentenced to nearly 102 years to life in prison Friday for three shootings, including the murder of a mother of two whose body was dumped in Newport Beach. Irvin Tellez shot and killed 28-year-old Nancy Hammour while they rode in a car early in the...