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The House of Humor, a long-running Costa Mesa costume, magic and novelty shop, readies for its last laugh

After decades of providing a one-stop shop for costumes, magic supplies and a fount of novelty and gag gifts, the House of Humor in Costa Mesa will close its doors for good Saturday. It’s time for longtime owner Sherry Newberg to retire.

Documentary at Newport film festival will show how Huntington Beach set Guinness world record for largest paddle-out

Diana Dehm, former executive director of the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach, is debuting the documentary "Surfing Circle of Honor for Surfers by Surfers." The film shows how surfers and the city came together in 2017 to set the Guinness world record for largest paddle-out.

Man and woman found dead in Newport Beach condo are identified; police conduct homicide investigation

A man and a woman found dead Sunday night in a condominium near Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach were identified Monday by the Orange County coroner’s office as Darren Partch, 38, who lived in the residence, and Wendi Miller, 48, of Costa Mesa.

Dana Point bank robbery suspect found dead after pursuit is identified; investigators still exploring possible link to heists in Costa Mesa, CdM

A Las Vegas man was identified Tuesday as the suspect in a Dana Point bank robbery who was found dead at the end of a SWAT standoff in Rancho Santa Margarita on Friday. Authorities are continuing to investigate whether Harrison was linked to previous heists in Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar.

More 405 Freeway closures in O.C. expected this week as bridge work continues

Drivers on the 405 Freeway in Orange County will have more closures to contend with this week — including a complete shutdown overnight Saturday — as work continues on a massive multi-year effort to widen a stretch of the interstate.

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