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

Surprise homecoming reunites family

It appeared to be a typical Thursday for Theresa Byrne.

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Battista transfers out of CdM, to Tesoro

Battista transfers 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

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

Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

When Caterina Serato heard 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

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well with fellow representatives 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.

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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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'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

'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.

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Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Firefighter injured in Costa Mesa house fire

Firefighter injured in Costa Mesa house fire

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

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New and old combine at 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!"

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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.

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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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Council members join the fun at Newport library

Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros donned a Batman costume Monday night for "Pajama Storytime" at the Newport Beach Central Library.

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Police: no clear link to serial killings

Newport Beach police are looking for connections between an unsolved homicide in their city and recently revealed serial killings in Orange County but have not found any links, a department official said Tuesday.

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Senior center retains counsel

The Costa Mesa Senior Center has retained an attorney to guide its board through financial negotiations aimed at keeping the troubled organization afloat.

Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

A teen from Lakewood drowned Monday off Sunset Beach, authorities said.

Cynthia Kostylo, left, and Raziah Roushan complete a portrait as part of the Strada Dell'Arte:Spectacular Chalk Murals during the Newport to Ensenada Race Kickoff Fiesta held Sunday in Balboa Village.

Event celebrates upcoming Newport to Ensenada race

The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby everything from lobster rolls to boating artwork.

Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District's three campuses last week to track the district's progress.

Instructor Janet Fitzgerald leads a class at SoulCycle in New York. Arm weights are a part of the class.

SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle, a trendy brand of spinning that enthusiasts claim as life-changing, may be coming soon to Newport Beach — its first Orange County location.

Artist Mike Beanan hangs up a fish, made from a cardboard box, as he helps set up a kelp forest during Kelpfest 2013 at Main Beach.

Kelp is on the way

Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration.

District removes Mesa High trees

Costa Mesa High School students and staff returned from spring break this week to a much sunnier parking lot.

CdM upsets state's top team

It was a tough assignment for a Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse team coming off spring break.

Police seized 51 pounds of illegal explosives from a Newport Beach home over the weekend.

Teen detained in illegal-fireworks case

A 15-year-old Newport Beach resident was detained Sunday on suspicion of attempting to sell 51 pounds of illegal explosives on Craigslist, authorities said Monday.

Jimmy Webb.

Concert Review: Webb, McGovern play spirited show

Last summer in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Summer at the Center program, which provides musical training for at-risk teenagers, the instructor taught the class a medley of songs with wordless choruses: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and the like.

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