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  • Police Files for Feb. 5

    Costa Mesa Brookline Lane and Vanguard Way: Auto theft was reported at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Bristol Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 1300 block at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mesa Drive: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 100 block at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mesa Verde Drive East: Carrying...

  • Ex-employee drops harassment suit against Newport Beach & Co. chief, marketing group says

    A former office manager at the agency that markets Newport Beach as a travel destination has dropped a sexual harassment lawsuit against the group's chief executive, according to an announcement from the organization. The lawsuit, filed in April 2014 in Orange County Superior Court, alleged that...

  • Costa Mesa marijuana raid hit Native American church, not a dispensary, lawyer says

    Costa Mesa marijuana raid hit Native American church, not a dispensary, lawyer says

    Police officers who thought they were shutting down a marijuana dispensary last week in Costa Mesa were in fact raiding a Native American church that uses cannabis and other controlled substances in its spiritual ceremonies, according to a lawyer representing the organization's founders. Attorney...

  • Ex-7-Eleven manager sentenced in $32,000 theft from store

    Ex-7-Eleven manager sentenced in $32,000 theft from store

    A former 7-Eleven manager was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days in jail and three years' probation for a plot to steal $32,000 from the Costa Mesa store where she worked and then report a carjacking in an attempt to cover it up, according to court records. An Orange County Superior Court judge handed...

  • 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...

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  • Costa Mesa High holds "Star Wars"-themed rally for students

    Costa Mesa High holds "Star Wars"-themed rally for students

    The Costa Mesa High School Mustangs were feeling the Force as they assembled for their winter spirit rally Friday. The theme chosen by students — "Star Wars." "With the popularity and resurgence of 'Stars Wars,' it became the theme that the students were really excited about for winter rally,"...

  • New nonprofit's after-school classes help introduce kids to computer coding

    New nonprofit's after-school classes help introduce kids to computer coding

    The younger the better. That's the sentiment of the masters and apprentices of computer coding at Newport Coast Elementary School. Since early November, about 35 fifth- and sixth-graders at the Newport Beach school have been attending coding classes offered by YEP for Kids, a new nonprofit formed...

  • Art and biology mix at new UC Irvine exhibit

    Art and biology mix at new UC Irvine exhibit

    Artists from around the globe will showcase their understanding of art and biology in an exhibit opening Saturday at UC Irvine's Beall Center for Art + Technology. The display, called "Wetware: Art Agency Animation," will include works created by three artists during a three-week UCI residency...

  • 2nd-graders bridge city border for Valentine's art project

    2nd-graders bridge city border for Valentine's art project

    It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Though Whittier and Mariners elementary schools are less than three miles from each other, their second-graders got together for the first time Tuesday morning. Whittier, in Costa Mesa, hosted students, teachers and parent volunteers from Mariners,...

  • Chinese students get a refreshing course in clean air during visit to Newport Beach

    Chinese students get a refreshing course in clean air during visit to Newport Beach

    As the students from Beijing's Experimental High School stepped into the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, they wandered toward one of the big open doors and felt a warm breeze blow into the room. It gave them a chance to enjoy what they believe is the biggest difference between Newport...

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