Treatment center hosts open house

Hotel California by the Sea, a self-proclaimed luxury drug and alcohol treatment center based in Newport Beach, hosted an open house Thursday evening to celebrate the unveiling of its new outpatient services center in Costa Mesa.

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Judge delays ruling on city layoffs

An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday but delayed finalizing the order that could bring a Costa Mesa municipal employee union's lawsuit against outsourcing closer to trial.

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U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader

U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader

The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force a former South Korean president and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach.

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Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts get.  

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City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair

City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair

Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees are sticking with their goal of getting a bid for a more extensive tennis court repair project after hearing the city's proposal for a less-expensive solution.

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Film Festival: 'Bulls' a tough one to tame

Film Festival: 'Bulls' a tough one to tame

Filming "Brahmin Bulls" was not a breeze.

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Director Greg MacGillivray thinks big

Director Greg MacGillivray thinks big

Greg MacGillivray doesn't mince words when it comes to the Newport Beach Film Festival.

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5 Freeway reopens in Irvine after chain-reaction crash that killed 2

5 Freeway reopens in Irvine after chain-reaction crash that killed 2

All lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway in Orange County were reopened late Thursday morning, hours after after a multicar, chain-reaction crash that left two people dead and four injured

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Morningside ends another legal fight

A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes.

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Vandal throws feces at Sanitary District headquarters

When Costa Mesa Sanitary District employees arrived at work Wednesday morning, they found themselves witnessing the aftermath of an unusually dirty mess.

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LCAD wants signal sooner rather than later

LCAD wants signal sooner rather than later

At the request of Laguna College of Art + Design's president, Caltrans and the city are looking at ways to speed up installation of a traffic signal along state-owned Laguna Canyon Road.

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H.B. council likes fireworks crackdown

A proposed Huntington Beach ordinance would hold a home's occupants responsible for fireworks set off on the property.

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Emerson to guide Pirates

Emerson to guide Pirates

Kevin Emerson's first stint with the Orange Coast College football program was short and uneventful. But the former coach at Citrus and San Bernardino Valley community colleges, announced as the seventh coach in OCC's 66-year football history on Monday, is hoping for a much more meaningful association with the Pirates this time around.

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Man dies on flight to John Wayne Airport

A man who went into full cardiac arrest died aboard a flight from Dallas to John Wayne Airport late Tuesday morning, authorities said, despite the attempts of fellow passengers and crew members to revive him.

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Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

An effort to end Huntington Beach's recently adopted ban on plastic bags is failing to gain momentum.

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Chinese Americans say Irvine leaders have 'Cold War mentality'

Chinese Americans say Irvine leaders have 'Cold War mentality'

Along with its manicured greenbelts and meticulously neat neighborhoods, Irvine suddenly has something else on its hands: an international incident.

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DUI suspect captured before 2-story drop at South Coast Plaza

DUI suspect captured before 2-story drop at South Coast Plaza

A DUI suspect who was running from police nearly fell two stories at South Coast Plaza before officers detained him and possibly saved his life, authorities said.

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Emerson named OCC's new football coach

Emerson named OCC's new football coach

Kevin Emerson, who coached at San Bernardino Valley College the past five seasons, has taken over as Orange Coast's football head coach, the school announced Monday.

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Man critical with multiple gunshot wounds

A 21-year-old man was critically injured Sunday after being shot multiple times in the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach, authorities said.

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Kids run wild at annual egg hunt

Kids run wild at annual egg hunt

Trystan Huynh stared intently at the field in front of him and did his best to mimic a raging bull before it charges, kicking up dirt from underneath his feet.

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Can Laguna three-peat as top water-wise city?

There's still time for Laguna Beach residents to do their part in hopes of continuing a winning trend.

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Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest shooting in Orange County history into jeopardy and will probably have repercussions in other high-profile cases.

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Thanks to sizable donation, local nonprofit more than meets fundraising goal

The Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area recently raised more than $300,000 toward its operating budget, about three times more than the nonprofit's original goal.

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A huge supporting cast

A huge supporting cast

Dennis Baker is inclined to associate with winners.

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Surprise homecoming reunites family

It appeared to be a typical Thursday for Theresa Byrne.

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Battista set to transfer out of CdM, to Tesoro

At the end of a historic season in late December, reporters asked Coach Scott Meyer about next year. Can his football team repeat a perfect season?

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Police make assault arrest outside of Sharkeez

Newport Beach police Friday arrested a Colton resident who they say tried to attack another man with a bottle during a bar fight.

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Fashion Island shooter sentenced to 12 years in prison

A man who fired a handgun 54 times at Fashion Island because it reportedly made him "feel better" was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison.

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Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

When Caterina Serato heard that children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them pasta.

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74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.

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Teeming with traffic?

Teeming with traffic?

A popular cycling route alongside the Upper Bay that helps connect Newport Beach to Irvine has come under scrutiny.

Annual run to benefit schools

Annual run to benefit schools

Regular runners and students from across the city will line up at Jim Scott Stadium at Estancia High School on April 26 for the seventh annual Costa Mesa Community Run to raise money for schools.

Steven DeZwart, 45, of Garden Grove looks through vinyl records accompanied by his son Andy, 5, bottom center, at Dr. Freecloud's Record Shoppe in Fountain Valley on Tuesday.

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday, audiophiles will flock to their local record store to try to get their hands on great deals and limited-edition LPs and Eps, some of which are only available that day.

A Costa Mesa woman died after being struck on her bicycle at Adams Avenue and Ranger Lane on Wednesday night.

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

A bicyclist from Costa Mesa died after she was struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

Girls' Water Polo Dream Team: CdM's marvelous Maddie

Corona del Mar High sophomore Maddie Musselman can't help but notice all of the Olympians helping out with the CdM water polo program.

Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference

Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler.

Newport Beach and Costa Mesa Fire Department personnel vent the roof of a house that caught fire in the 200 block of Sherwood Street in Costa Mesa on Wednesday.

Firefighter injured in Costa Mesa house fire

A firefighter was injured battling an Eastside Costa Mesa house fire on Wednesday morning, officials said.

Gregg Schwenk, left, and Todd Quartararo,  co-founders of the Newport Beach Film Festival.

New and old combine at film festival

Fourteen years ago, a group of movie lovers banded together to organize the first Newport Beach Film Festival. For the opening-night attraction at Fashion Island, they chose "Sunset Blvd.," the 1950 Billy Wilder drama whose most famous moment features a faded Hollywood actress snapping, "I am big. It's the pictures that got small!"

Chris Egan, junior lifeguard coordinator, will lead the new junior lifeguard program at Bolsa Chica State Beach this summer.

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

Two years after a privately run junior lifeguard organization ended its operations at Sunset Beach, a new state-funded program has set up at Bolsa Chica State Beach and is looking for students.

Driver crashes Jeep into Upper Newport Bay

An apparently intoxicated Costa Mesa resident drove her car into a Newport Beach nature preserve and then crashed into a marshy area of Upper Newport Bay early Wednesday, police said.

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