| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:57 PM
As crews are working to transform downtown's Grand Park into the Budweiser Made in America festival, local residents gathered at the nearby Caltrans headquarters to express confusion and frustration just days before the two-day concert was scheduled to...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:51 AM
A man's "badly decomposed" body was found early Thursday in a storm drain on the southbound 605 Freeway in Lakewood.
A worker for the California Department of Transportation discovered the body about 1:30 a.m. in the storm drain at Carson Street,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
To address the problem of rape on campuses, California colleges and universities would have to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity under a proposal passed by state lawmakers Thursday.
If signed by Gov....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Adding lanes to Laguna Canyon Road seemed like an unpopular solution to congestion on the main entryway into the city when a city-hired consultant unveiled an initial report on the corridor Tuesday.
RBF Consulting, which has an office in Irvine, has...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:47 PM
I am upset at my fellow women on the Costa Mesa City Council.
On Aug. 5, the council voted unanimously to put an advisory measure on the November ballot that will ask voters if they agree with the Costa Mesa City Council's opposition to the...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Ninety to 100 homes in Northern California have been red-tagged — that is, labeled unfit to enter — after a 6.0 earthquake struck near Napa early Sunday, and there have been more than 50 aftershocks, but a large follow-up earthquake is now...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:36 PM
President Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address crowding and pollution, and enhance recreational opportunities for a range that lies within an hour's drive for 10 million...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:54 PM
A set of aftershocks that rattled the Bay Area Tuesday morning caused damage to the George Butler Bridge in Napa, officials said.
Crews with the California Department of Transportation were performing emergency road repair on the bridge on southbound...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:27 PM
In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious.
The City Council unanimously decided last week to ask voters what they think about a state plan to put toll lanes on the 405 Freeway.
The question will...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Here's a teeny-tiny idea, courtesy a slideshow on CNN.com attached to a summertime desperation slideshow story entitled “How to be an L.A. Local – 8 Tips for Faking It.”
I suppose it's a compliment that in the city with an unmerited...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The party Aug. 24 has a name: "The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years." The guests of honor: nine of the country's most lauded muralists, gathered together for the first time in three decades, to commemorate the anniversary of artwork they...