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  • Burbank looks to raise rates on water and sewer services

    Burbank looks to raise rates on water and sewer services

    In an effort to stay steps ahead of its deteriorating infrastructure, Burbank Water and Power is suggesting the city increase its water and sewer rates during the upcoming fiscal year. Council members discussed with staff members from the city-owned utility and Public Works Department about why...

  • Bishop of Orange signs construction contract for renovation of Christ Cathedral

    Bishop of Orange signs construction contract for renovation of Christ Cathedral

    Christ Cathedral’s $72.3 million construction project will formally begin June 1, and when the cathedral reopens in 2019 it will become the spiritual home to more than 1.3 million Orange County Catholics. The Diocese of Orange celebrated the start of the renovation project May 23 with a contract-signing...

  • Once-burgeoning Tall Club is running short on membership

    Once-burgeoning Tall Club is running short on membership

    Long a refuge for tall people tired of standing out in public, the Tall Club of Orange County is now short on enrollment, members say, because of technology’s ability to connect those with like characteristics and a decrease in discrimination. It wasn’t always this way. The Fountain Valley-based...

  • Anaheim high school students arrested in school violence plot

    Two Savanna High School students were arrested Thursday on suspicion of plotting acts of violence at the Orange County campus, including placing bombs and committing shootings. School administrators contacted Anaheim police early Thursday after learning of the threats posted online, police Sgt....

  • Thief steals car with toddler inside after mother runs back into home to retrieve item

    A mother and her 2-year-old son were reunited Thursday after a man stole a car with the toddler inside. The mother had been preparing to leave when she realized she left an item in her apartment. She dashed back inside, leaving the keys in the car along with her son, said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron...

  • Famed artist Rebecca Louise Law’s latest floral exhibit will be unveiled in San Clemente

    Famed artist Rebecca Louise Law’s latest floral exhibit will be unveiled in San Clemente

    Rebecca Louise Law is a British installation artist, best known for using materials found in nature — namely flowers — as her medium. Her suspended artworks have appeared everywhere from Times Square to the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She made headlines with an upside-down meadow at the Chelsea...

  • Verdugo Park may be home to second all-inclusive park in Glendale

    Verdugo Park may be home to second all-inclusive park in Glendale

    An all-inclusive playground for children with all types of abilities is planned to be built in Verdugo Park, following approval by the Glendale City Council last week to enter into an agreement with the nonprofit group Shane’s Inspiration for the project. Shane’s Inspiration helps design and construct...

  • The museum is part of the art as OCMA explores architecture and permanence

    The museum is part of the art as OCMA explores architecture and permanence

    The Orange County Museum of Art’s latest exhibit won’t be a typical gallery with “Do Not Touch” signs plastered all over its walls. The “2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever” exhibition has 25 projects, some of which museum attendees can step through, move and wear in the museum....

  • Critics find fault with Fullerton footbridge costs and purpose

    Critics find fault with Fullerton footbridge costs and purpose

    Fullerton’s Hillcrest Park soon will have a $724,000 pedestrian bridge crossing a creek that separates the sidewalk on Harbor Boulevard from the park’s veterans memorial, but will anyone use it? Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald compared the soon-to-be bridge entrance of the park to the front doors...

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  • Veterans share their stories at Heroes Hall

    Veterans share their stories at Heroes Hall

    Army and Marine Corps veteran Joel Montes can remember the clicking sound his shoes made as he ascended the front stairs of a house to tell the parents inside that their son wasn’t coming back from Afghanistan. Navy veteran Richard Castro recalls tripping over a compatriot’s severed leg while rushing...

  • Soon-to-be Hoover grad will play hockey for King’s College

    Soon-to-be Hoover grad will play hockey for King’s College

    Born and raised in Glendale, Mary Deyell is about to join the women’s ice hockey team at King’s College in Pennsylvania. The Hoover High senior, who will graduate next week, learned to skate on Burbank’s Pickwick Ice with her father, a Canadian-born Toronto Maple Leafs fan who turned to the Los...

  • Man who stalked Sandra Bullock receives probation and 10-year restraining order

    Man who stalked Sandra Bullock receives probation and 10-year restraining order

    A Montrose man received five years of probation Wednesday for stalking and burglarizing the home of actress Sandra Bullock. Joshua James Corbett, 41, pleaded no contest to one felony count each of stalking and first-degree residential burglary. In addition to probation, a 10-year protective order...

  • Local events this weekend will honor Memorial Day

    Local events this weekend will honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day events fill the calendar this weekend as coastal Orange County remembers those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The events begin Friday at Newport Harbor High School when American Legion Post 291 presents a 21-gun salute near the Newport Beach campus’ bell tower...

  • Newport Coast man who stole $500,000 from elderly woman with dementia is sentenced to probation

    Newport Coast man who stole $500,000 from elderly woman with dementia is sentenced to probation

    A Newport Coast man was sentenced to five years’ probation after he pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $500,000 from a woman in her 90s with dementia. Thomas Chapman Hood, 69, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to a felony count of theft from an elder adult, 19 felony counts...

  • Bear struck and killed by car on 210 Freeway in La Crescenta

    Bear struck and killed by car on 210 Freeway in La Crescenta

    Motorists on the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Crescenta got a scare Saturday night after a bear wandered into traffic and was fatally struck by a car. The bear was first seen on the Pennsylvania Avenue on-ramp for the eastbound side of the freeway around 9:40 p.m. Officer Xavier Bejar, a spokesman...

  • Woman accused in stabbing death of Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to murder

    Woman accused in stabbing death of Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to murder

    A 21-year-old woman accused of murder in the death of a man found with stab wounds inside his Costa Mesa condominium in March pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court. Amber Joy Angelovic of Huntington Beach is facing a murder charge and a possible sentencing enhancement on...

  • Son beats mother with baseball bat in Anaheim, police say

    Son beats mother with baseball bat in Anaheim, police say

    An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after severely beating his mother with baseball bat inside their Anaheim home, police said. Seth White was taken into custody after he was spotted by officers near the Santa Ana River Trail, Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. Neighbors reported hearing...

  • Former Angel Garret Anderson takes another swing at a home sale in Irvine

    Former Angel Garret Anderson takes another swing at a home sale in Irvine

    Garret Anderson hit 287 home runs during his big-league career, but these days he’s looking to knock out a home sale. The former Angels and Dodgers outfielder has put his Irvine home back on the market for $10.695 million, down about $300,000 from when it was up for sale last year. The Spanish-style...

  • Santa Ana police are looking for a man caught on video trying to assault a woman

    The Santa Ana Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying a man it says was captured on video trying to sexually assault an intoxicated woman last weekend. The incident occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of North Broadway when a 26-year-old woman was approached by...

  • Judge 'underwhelmed' by sheriff's search for evidence in O.C. snitch scandal

    Judge 'underwhelmed' by sheriff's search for evidence in O.C. snitch scandal

    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department insists it has been working hard to comply with a judge’s long-standing orders to divulge records concerning its handling of jailhouse informants. On Tuesday, however, a 24-year veteran of the department testified that he did not know whether anyone in the...

  • Dwindling block grant funds distributed to Burbank nonprofits

    The federal funding that Burbank receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been decreasing over the years and could be cut even further in the upcoming federal budget. However, the City Council decided to move forward with its annual plans to allocate Community Development...

  • Glendale artist exhibits work in Japan as part of ‘Armenia Culture Week’

    Glendale artist exhibits work in Japan as part of ‘Armenia Culture Week’

    The Armenian Embassy in Japan invited Glendale artist Srboohie Abajian to exhibit her art earlier this month during “Armenia Culture Week” in Tokyo. At the exhibit, Abajian showed video footage of her “Murals on the Sky” project, which she displayed locally last year at Deukmejian Wilderness Park...

  • Digital publisher Stu Saffer, innovative Laguna entrepreneur, dies at 74

    Digital publisher Stu Saffer, innovative Laguna entrepreneur, dies at 74

    Stu Saffer, a journalist, entrepreneur and civic leader, died Saturday after complications from a surgical procedure, according to an obituary on his eponymous website, Stu News Laguna. He was 74. Saffer had battled a progressive disease that affected his lungs. Well-regarded in Laguna circles,...

  • Photos found in Newport doctor’s home can’t be used during child porn trial, judge says

    Hundreds of images that prosecutors describe as child pornography found in a Newport Beach doctor’s home will not be presented as evidence against him at trial, according to a federal judge’s ruling. In his May 15 decision, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney cited concerns about “false and misleading...

  • DeBell Golf Course operator hopes for brighter future

    DeBell Golf Course operator hopes for brighter future

    For many Burbank residents, DeBell Golf Course is a place they can visit to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. This past Monday morning, dozens of golfers were getting in their rounds at the 5,633-yard, par-71 course, which is tucked away in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains...

  • Jury convicts man in third trial in 1981 Newport Beach strangling

    Jury convicts man in third trial in 1981 Newport Beach strangling

    A man whose conviction in the 1981 strangling of a Newport Beach retiree was once overturned by a federal judge was again found guilty of the killing Monday. An Orange County Superior Court jury deliberated for about two days before finding James Andrew Melton, 65, of Los Angeles guilty of first-degree...

  • Commissioners like the sound of a dueling-piano bar at Costa Mesa’s Triangle

    Commissioners like the sound of a dueling-piano bar at Costa Mesa’s Triangle

    It looks like a proposed dueling-piano club can raise the curtain in The Triangle after the Costa Mesa Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to sign off on the concept. The commission’s decision is final unless appealed to the City Council. The new venue, Keys on Main, will be in a vacant...

  • Nonprofit that oversees Crystal Cove changes its name and logo

    Nonprofit that oversees Crystal Cove changes its name and logo

    In an effort to reflect its evolution going forward, Crystal Cove Alliance is changing its name to the Crystal Cove Conservancy and rebranding with a new logo. The change became official Tuesday for the Newport Beach-based nonprofit that partners with the California Department of Parks and Recreation...

  • Mom who attended every class with quadriplegic son gets honorary MBA

    Mom who attended every class with quadriplegic son gets honorary MBA

    Chapman University has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his master’s degree in business administration. Judy O'Connor, a retired elementary school teacher, pushed her son, Marty, in his...

  • O.C. Supervisor Todd Spitzer calls for federal oversight of district attorney's office

    O.C. Supervisor Todd Spitzer calls for federal oversight of district attorney's office

    Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer asked federal authorities Monday for an emergency takeover of the Orange County district attorney’s office, citing what he called “continuing revelations of scandal.” Spitzer’s letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions noted a recent liability claim filed by...

  • OCC demonstrators rally to support embattled sociology instructor

    OCC demonstrators rally to support embattled sociology instructor

    Supporters of an Orange Coast College instructor congregated on campus Monday morning, calling on the administration to reprimand the OCC Republicans club for releasing what she and the demonstrators called a false statement about her denying three club members entry to a public event in March....

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