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 crew members' attempts to revive him.

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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

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.

Dennis Baker is the co-director of short film programming for the Newport Beach Film Festival.

A huge supporting cast

Dennis Baker is inclined to associate with winners.

Theresa Byrne is surprised by her husband, Airman 1st Class Zachary Byrne, with the 30th Security Forces Squadron, and their son, Dominic, at Killybrooke Elementary School where she works as a site supervisor for the Recreation On Campus for Kids after school program on Thursday.

Surprise homecoming reunites family

It appeared to be a typical Thursday for Theresa Byrne.

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?

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.

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.

Anaheim White House owner Bruno Serato has served pasta dinners to underprivileged children in Orange County every day since 2005. Serato will be featured on CNN on Friday.

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.

Candidates for the 74th Assembly District, from right, Emanuel Patrascu, Anila Ali, Matthew Harper, Karina Onofre and Keith Curry address questions by panelists, from left, Norberto Santana Jr., Alicia Lopez and Jack Wu during the Feet to the Fire Forum in Costa Mesa on Thursday.

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.

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.

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