Newport Beach

Lido Theater’s 80th-anniversary celebration raises $150,000 for Lupus International

Friends of Newport Beach’s Lido Theater celebrated the 80th anniversary of the local art deco landmark Thursday under the gaze of Bette Davis’ eyes.<p>The party included a champagne reception and a screening of the Davis-Henry Fonda film “Jezebel” to benefit Lupus International. “Jezebel,” for which …

Film Festivals

Mysterious smell plaguing California residents and sparking finger-pointing

Residents of several Orange County, California cities are complaining about a strange, mysterious odor in the air -- and local municipal agencies …

Orange County

FEMA agrees to cut Newport flood zone by more than half, saving property owners millions in insurance costs

Newport Beach persuaded the Federal Emergency Management Agency to exclude about 2,700 properties in the coastal part of the city from updated flood maps.<p>That means owners in parts of the Balboa Peninsula, Balboa Island and West Newport won’t need pricey flood insurance, saving up to about $3,700 …

Los Angeles

Tesla Drama Hasn’t Dented All-Important Estimate of Model 3 Output

The drama gripping Tesla Inc. intensified further in the aftermath of an interview in which Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk discussed his use of …

Tesla

Residents, Officials Trying To Find Source Of Mystery Chemical Smell Across OC

From Newport Beach to Santa Ana and Tustin, people have been smelling an odor resembling paint thinner. Jo Kwon reports.

Santa Ana

New Rules to Be Tested at USA Women Open Series with Australia

• August 19 – University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, CA – 4pm pt – TICKETS; 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA<br>• August 22 – Stevenson School – …

Santa Barbara

Escape Miami Without Leaving These Restaurants

Sometimes the hustle and bustle can be overwhelming. Check out these chilled-out spots for a break from all that is Miami.

Pool Table

Officials Trying to Hunt Down Source of Smell in OC

Aug 17, 2018<p>SANTA ANA (CNS) - South Coast Air Quality Management District inspectors fanned out today throughout Orange County to try to determine …

California

Big surf slams Southern California beaches, including 15-foot-plus waves at the Wedge

A south swell that showed up Friday along Southern California beaches has lifeguards bracing for a busy weekend, as summer crowds continue to enjoy …

Southern California

Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary - Film Independent

Film Independent’s Fiscal Sponsorship program opens the door to nonprofit funding for independent filmmakers and media artists. <b>Donate today</b> and help …

Film Festivals

‘Weird’ warm water has California surfers stoked, experts searching for answers as ocean temperatures near 80 degrees

TJ Cruz emerged from the waves at Doheny State Beach on Thursday with a big smile on his face.<p>“It’s so awesome,” Cruz said of the warm water, only …

Wetsuits

Iconic Crab Cooker in Newport to close Sept. 2 for rebuilding

The Crab Cooker in Newport Beach will close Sept. 2 so it can be rebuilt on the same site following damage it sustained during the construction of a nearby condominium development, according to a news release.<p>The foundation of the seafood restaurant, in operation at 2200 Newport Blvd. since 1951, …

Laguna Beach

Newport Beach Foundation Encourages Next Generation Of Volunteers

Hundreds attended the Newport Beach Foundation's launch, to celebrate and expand volunteerism into the next generation.<p>NEWPORT BEACH, CA — The …

California

New Jersey’s 7th Street Surf Shop Wins Mid-Atlantic Oakley® Surf Shop Challenge

7th Street Surf Shop will return to the OSSC National Championship in Nicaragua<p>SURFER Magazine is pleased to announce that 7th Street Surf Shop from …

Surfing

Newport Beach sues to halt what city calls a marijuana dispensary at Church of the Holy Grail

Newport Beach officials are asking an Orange County Superior Court judge to block an operation that identifies itself as a church but the city says is a marijuana dispensary violating local law.<p>Brick-and-mortar marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in Newport Beach under municipal code. …

Cannabis

The Story of Suomi and the Spooky Life Rings

With all five aboard perishing, the 1955 sinking of <i>Suomi</i> (pronounced swami) stood as the worst yachting accident on the California coast. In 2012, 57 …

Coast Guard

Political Landscape: Council candidate forums set in Newport and Huntington

The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce will present a Newport Beach City Council candidate forum Sept. 6 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive.<p>Doors will open at 7 a.m. and the program will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The forum is free and open to the public.<p>A previously announced …

California

Pacific Wine & Food Classic​​; ¡Latin Food Fest!​: SoCal Weekend

Looking for things to do this weekend in Southern California? Patch has you covered.<p>SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Don't sit inside this weekend! Patch has …

California

JSerra defeats Corona Del Mar 49-7

Last month, JSerra’s football team faced Corona del Mar in a seven-on-seven passing tournament in Redondo Beach. The Lions struggled slowing down the Sea Kings’ aerial attack and lost.<p>With helmets and pads on, the outcome turned out much different on Friday.<p>JSerra disrupted Newport Beach Corona del …

College Football

Coastal Art, Earth Mom Landscapes At John Wayne Airport

These landscapes that are featured this month at John Wayne Airport's community focus space celebrate the Orange County coastline.<p>NEWPORT BEACH, CA — …

Orange County

Today's Headlines

Page one<p>President Trump criticized The Boston Globe in the wake of a push from hundreds of publications around the country condemning the president’s …

Donald Trump

Real estate news: Cress Capital buys Cerritos offices for $90 million

Cress Capital, a commercial real estate investment firm in Newport Beach, has acquired five office buildings totaling 461,920 square feet in Cerritos …

Real Estate

Proposal to create state-chartered banks for California marijuana industry fails to advance

California lawmakers on Thursday shelved a proposal to allow the state to license private banks to handle the billions of dollars expected to be generated by the state’s legal marijuana industry amid questions about the plan’s feasibility.<p>Voters approved Proposition 64 in 2016 to legalize growing, …

Cannabis

Cole Hammer advances to US Amateur quarterfinals | FOX Sports

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Texas teen Cole Hammer won two matches Thursday at Pebble Beach to advance to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals.<p>Hammer, the …

San Antonio

Judge Rejects Large Parts of FTC Suit Against DirecTV

Regulator had sought nearly $4 billion in restitution, claiming false advertising<p>A California federal judge on Thursday rejected large parts of a nearly $4 billion government lawsuit alleging satellite-TV giant DirecTV engaged in deceptive advertising.<p>At issue was a 2015 lawsuit by the U.S. Federal …

DirecTV

A Balboa Beach Summer

Legend has it that the Balboa Bar was invented in tiny Balboa Island back in the 1950s. It's basically a square of vanilla ice cream, covered in sprinkles and nuts. Come join us on a photo tour to Balboa Island, the little section of Newport Beach in Orange County with about 3,500 residents. …

California

You’ll Never Want to Leave Laguna Beach’s Newest Hotel

Orange County—made a household name by shows like <i>The OC</i> and <i>The Real Housewives of Orange County</i>—sits comfortably between Los Angeles and San Diego, housing over 3 million inhabitants. While towns such as Anaheim (home to Disneyland) and Newport Beach have always been standby spots to swing by in …

Laguna Beach

Experience pays off for Sam Mikulak

A year after an Achilles injury halted his title streak at five, Newport Beach, Calif., native led Day 1 of senior men’s competition at TD Garden.

Gymnastics

A Sunny California Cottage Filled With Vintage Décor

The dining table was designed by Larkin with a base found on Etsy that she paired with a white-quartz countertop found at a local slab yard. The …

Farrow & Ball

Speed boat driver dies days after high-speed crash in Long Beach

A speed boat driver who was critically injured during a race at Marine Stadium in Long Beach more than a week ago has died, his family said.<p>Gregory …

Speedboat