A 2013 Estancia High School student whose right hand was severely injured in a metal shop class when he was 16 received a $3.8 million jury award in his lawsuit against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, according to his attorney.
Michael Burke McHugh, who is better known in local music circles as "Mike" the recording engineer and owner of The Distillery studio in Costa Mesa, is out of jail after cutting a plea deal for brandishing a BB gun at his daughter's high school. The 45-year-old changed his plea from not guilty to gu ... More >>
With the violence in the world, a dry-ice bomb going off at the Happiest Place on Earth and an Infiniti splitting in two and killing all the teen occupants in Newport Beach, it's refreshing to hear there can be a happy ending to a grenade being found in a public park and near a high school.The happy ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the charges filed against the man.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 15, 4:28 P.M.: A man police say had a restraining order preventing him from contact with his daughter demanded that staff at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa turn her over to him this afternoon.Bad m ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about a commenter to our original post being correct about the checkpoint location being in a minority neighborhood and stats from the police department.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 5, 6:09 A.M.: Sobriety checkpoints: they're not just for weekends and holidays any more. ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Costa Mesa restaurant stays with the safe to be great
While attending Estancia High School in Costa Mesa during the 1980s, Jim Cooper loved the punk-influenced North Wales band the Alarm, which broke up in 1991.Reading the Los Angeles Times in 2004, Cooper discovered Alarm frontman Mike Peters pulled a hoax on the record industry. An idea for a movie w ... More >>
As the bustle of Newport Avenue traffic passes by, chef Alan Greeley tackles more of our journalistic inquiries, like how many degrees of separation are between him and a previous On the Line subject. With a full liquor license now under his belt, Greeley fixed up a special "martini sandwich" to ... More >>
A Mexican first-division soccer team looks to groom its next generation of talent in Santa Ana
UPDATE, FEB. 3, 5:15 P.M.: The report has finally been released on the body found in the Estancia High parking lot in the early hours of Jan. 30. Costa Mesa police have identified the man as Justin Daniel Wilson of Mission Viejo.The 25-year-old man was found around 3:30 a.m.; he was wearing only ... More >>
In the early hours of Saturday morning, local police received an anonymous phone call claiming there was a dead body in the parking lot of Estancia High School in Costa Mesa. Upon arrival, police found the body of a male, believed to be in his early 20s.The identity of the man has yet to be relea ... More >>
Cmon down to Jims World of Pain Motors!