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Newport Beach mayor outlines vision for 'doing the right thing'

For newly appointed Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon, being on the City Council means more than casting a vote on a single issue. Dixon became mayor in December, about a year after being elected to the council as part of a slate of four candidates known as Team Newport. She used her State of the...


Athlete of the Week: Munger's return lifts CdM to first


  • Commentary: Let's give up violence, home and abroad, for Lent

    Each year, during the 40 days and Sundays leading up to the celebration of Easter, Christians throughout the world observe the season of Lent. Lent is often perceived as a time of testing one's will — perhaps trying to go 40 days without a cigarette, alcohol or chocolate — in order to discipline...

  • Commentary: Try falling in love with God on Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day comes and goes with a flurry of cards, flowers, chocolates and jewelry. But is that all there is to love? Of course not! Sure, these are all sweet symbols designed to express our love. But our hearts hunger for more depth. Instead we are bombarded with product advertisements that...

  • Commentary: Early diagnosis gives dementia patients better chances

    We're at the beginning of the era of "curing" Alzheimer's disease. No more slipping into oblivion. No more loss of dignity. One day – not too long from now – degenerative cognitive conditions will be as manageable as high blood pressure, a disease that requires vigilance to keep at bay but doesn't...

  • Commentary: City Hall interference is 'dog beach overreach'

    Mayor Diane Dixon and the Newport Beach City Council are scheduled Tuesday to take up the issue of enforcement of the leash law on "Dog Beach," which is essentially the tiny strip of county land where the Santa Ana River meets the Pacific Ocean on the north side of the breakwater. This area has...

  • Mailbag: Argument against smart growth presents 'false dichotomy'

    Chris Bunyan's commentary ("Costa Mesa First's initiative will cause city to stagnate," Jan. 27) contains a number of exaggerations and misrepresentations about the Smart Growth Initiative. Bunyan alleges that the initiative is "no growth" and "lethal for Costa Mesa residents' future." Other cities...


Life & Arts

Under the big top at Cavalia's 'Odysseo,' where the 65 horses are the stars

Under the big top at Cavalia's 'Odysseo,' where the 65 horses are the stars

The 58,397-square-foot big top off the 405 freeway in Irvine may seem curiously large until it's clear what goes on inside. Essentially, the 25-foot-tall white tent for Cavalia's "Odysseo" show holds a small village of 65 horses, 48 performers, 200 additional staff and a 17,500-square-foot stage...


Construction worker killed by crane in Irvine is identified

Construction worker killed by crane in Irvine is identified

A construction worker was killed by a crane at a large commercial construction site in Irvine on Tuesday, authorities said. Orange County coroner's officials identified the man as Paul Nagle, 60, of Earp, Calif. He was found dead about 8:30 a.m. at the site at 15100 Barranca Pkwy., according to...