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Body of missing Cal State Fullerton engineering student found in Newport Harbor

A body found floating in the waters off Newport Pier was identified Wednesday as a missing Cal State Fullerton student, authorities said. The body of Praveen Galla was found 1,000 feet from the pier in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County coroner’s office. An autopsy will be performed...

Body found floating near Newport Pier; cause of death uncertain

Lifeguards in Orange County made a grim discovery Tuesday in the ocean near Newport Pier. Huntington Beach lifeguards encountered a body floating in the ocean near the pier in Newport Beach, Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Mark Stichter said. The lifeguards recovered the body and...

Epic Cheese Pull: How Taco Bell Nailed Its Innovative New Quesalupa

After debuting the Quesalupa in a Super Bowl ad, Taco Bell is continuing its quest to become fast food's most-craveable company. On a recent evening, Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol was hanging out at his Newport Beach, California, home when...Show More Summary

Home of the Day: An oceanview trophy in Corona del Mar

This one-of-a-kind estate, commissioned by Newport Beach Sports Museum founder John Hamilton, takes in views of Catalina, Palos Verdes and the ocean from its cliffside perch at the mouth of Newport Beach harbor. Circular walls of glass and a conical ceiling done in cedar and Koa wood lend a dramatic...

Controversial blogger Roosh V calls off Newport Beach and Irvine meetups

Man who penned piece saying that rape on private property should be legal cancels gatherings in Newport, Irvine.

Former Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto parts ways with his Newport Beach home

Former Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, now with the Seattle Mariners, has sold his home in Newport Beach for $2.665 million. The two-story home, built in 2003 and since remodeled, has an East Coast vibe with white coffered ceilings, dark wood floors and decorative molding. Within the 4,300...

Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme

Thomas Franklin Tarbutton, 56, Newport Beach, California, a hard money lender, was convicted by a jury of embezzling over $3 million from investors in a Ponzi real estate-mortgage investment fraud scheme. Between 2004 and 2010, Tarbutton operated Villa Capital Inc. as a “hard money” lender who solicited money from private investors for borrowers looking for funds […]

Ex-treasurer for O.C. congressman charged in alleged $300,000 embezzlement scandal

A former volunteer treasurer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher was arrested Tuesday on suspicion that he embezzled more than $200,000 from the congressman's campaign chest, prosecutors said. Jack Wenpo Wu, 45, of Newport Beach, was also accused of embezzling more than $80,000 from a former employer,...

Home of the Day: A place to park your yacht in Newport Beach

This Mediterranean villa in the Dover Shores neighborhood sits along the water on Newport Bay with more than 145 feet of frontage. A walkway leads across to a private dock with space for a yacht of up to 85 feet as well as other personal watercraft. Inside, a gourmet kitchen has a marble-topped...

CA: Newport Beach Pursues Grant to Help Pay for Planned Shuttle Service

Jan. 30--Newport Beach city leaders took a step forward this week with a plan to launch a free shuttle service that could move locals and visitors around the Balboa Peninsula during busy summer weekends. The council voted unanimously Tuesd

How Many Molars Do You Need, Anyway?

A few years ago I was at a party in Newport Beach and found myself buttonholed by an elderly dentist who had a real thing for wisdom teeth. He talked my ear off about how the dental profession removed way too many wisdom teeth unnecessarily even though most of them don't do any harm. Show More Summary

Disneyland's Local Police Force Caught Secretly Using Powerful Phone Spying Tools 

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’ve visited Disneyland, you may have seen a small plane fly overhead at one point. The OC is full of rich-ass people, might be a Newport Beach golfer, no big deal, right? Except, as it turns out, the Anaheim police department had...Show More Summary

Orange County jail escapee had fled from the law before

Hossein Nayeri had run before. When confronted by the law, it seemed to be his reflex. Soon after detectives began investigating the October 2012 kidnapping and torture of a Newport Beach marijuana dispensary owner, Nayeri, who was one of the chief suspects, fled the country. He escaped to Iran,...

This Neuroimaging Method Has 100% Diagnostic Accuracy (or your money back)

doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129659.g003 Did you know that SPECT imaging can diagnose PTSD with 100% accuracy (Amen et al., 2015)? Not only that, out of a sample of 397 patients from the Amen Clinic in Newport Beach, SPECT was able to distinguish...Show More Summary

Pilot is charged with flying Alaska Airlines plane while drunk

A Newport Beach airline pilot has been arrested and charged with piloting an Alaska Airlines jet full of passengers while under the influence of alcohol, authorities said Thursday. David Hans Arntson, 60, was arrested Wednesday morning and appeared in federal court in downtown Los Angeles. He’s...

Guy Who Violently Attacked Uber Driver Is Suing For $5 Million

File this under "only in America." In November I posted about the Uber driver in Newport Beach who was violently attacked by a passenger, and then ended up pepper spraying him. The guy was clearly drunk and belligerent, and the real confrontation started when the Uber driver pulled over to let the guy out, at which point he was attacked. Show More Summary

15-year prison sentence for man who killed O.C. bicyclist

A driver who was high on heroin when he crashed into and killed a bicyclist in Newport Beach was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison. Before handing down the sentence for 24-year-old Neil Storm Stephany, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gary Paer called the defendant's decision to...

Huntington Beach shelter improperly charged sales tax on pet adoptions, audit finds

People who adopted a pet from the Orange County Humane Society in the last several years may have overpaid, according to an audit by the city of Newport Beach. The audit, conducted by city staff and released in late December, highlights several findings — some of which allege unsanitary and inhumane...

Former Disney Executive Dies

A former Disney executive who became an advertising professor at Chapman University died Dec. 28. Cory O’Connor, 59, died at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., after a short illness. At The Walt Disney Co., O’Connor was a key member...

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