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  • L.A. city, county OK homeless plans, but where will the money come from?

    L.A. city, county OK homeless plans, but where will the money come from?

    In a fresh bid to confront a problem that has confounded lawmakers for decades, Los Angeles city and county officials approved sweeping plans Tuesday aimed at getting thousands of homeless people off the streets. But one crucial question remains unanswered: Where will most of the money come from?...

  • Burroughs girls' basketball routs Glendale to claim outright league title

    Burroughs girls' basketball routs Glendale to claim outright league title

    Basketball: Indians win 41th straight Pacific League contest by way of 67-34 win over Nitros.

  • 'Zombie' Target project in Hollywood may get new life from L.A. City Council

    'Zombie' Target project in Hollywood may get new life from L.A. City Council

    The long-running saga of a partially built Target shopping center in Hollywood took another twist Tuesday, with the city’s latest attempt at approving the project derailed by a disagreement over a child-care facility.Target’s three-story shopping center has stood empty on Sunset Boulevard since...

  • Taxpayers are the real losers in this case

    Is the city of Newport Beach guilty of violating the California Public Records Act? A court determined Jan. 20 that it wasn't, but didn't totally let it off the hook. Last September, I wrote about the lawsuit Kent Moore filed against the city of Newport Beach in which Moore's attorney, Melinda...

  • The art is alive at UC Irvine exhibit

    The art is alive at UC Irvine exhibit

    The new exhibit at UC Irvine's Beall Center for Art + Technology is a place where art has come to life — literally. The show, "Wetware: Art Agency Animation," opened Saturday, featuring nine artists who created works of synthetic biology art — pieces made out of biological or electronics materials....

  • 90-year-old stained-glass window broken by brick, church says

    90-year-old stained-glass window broken by brick, church says

    A vandal with a brick shattered part of a 90-year-old stained-glass window at Costa Mesa's First United Methodist Church, church leaders said Tuesday. The act occurred sometime between late Monday and early Tuesday, according to the Rev. Amy Aitken. The window, known informally as the Shepherd's...

  • Judge criticizes Newport Beach for hindering resident's effort to get documents

    An Orange County judge recently chastised the city of Newport Beach for making it unreasonably difficult for a resident to get documents he was seeking about a city-sponsored nonprofit. According to his lawyer, Kent Moore spent years of his time and hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to track...

  • Police investigate man's body found in Boyle Heights

    Police investigate man's body found in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police were investigating the circumstances of a man's body found Tuesday afternoon in Boyle Heights. Officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the 2000 block of East 1st Street about 4:15 p.m., said LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig. A preliminary investigation indicated...

  • Burbank man wins top prize in Doritos' Crash the Super Bowl ad contest

    Burbank man wins top prize in Doritos' Crash the Super Bowl ad contest

    The annual Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest, which allows fan-created spots a chance at airtime during the big game, ended its 10-year run Sunday. For the fourth consecutive year, the contest's grand prize winning spot has a Burbank connection. John Burroughs High School graduate Jacob Chase,...

  • Body found floating near Newport Pier; cause of death uncertain

    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...

  • Hot Sardines bring 'retro rediscovery' of 'hot jazz' to Segerstrom Center

    Hot Sardines bring 'retro rediscovery' of 'hot jazz' to Segerstrom Center

    The Hot Sardines will bring sounds of big band, swing and jazz during four performances at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts over Valentine's Day weekend. The eight-piece ensemble will make its debut at the center Thursday through Sunday with shows at 7:30 nightly. Each show at the Samueli...

  • LAPD chief: 16-year-old fatally shot by police had sawed-off shotgun, stolen car

    LAPD chief: 16-year-old fatally shot by police had sawed-off shotgun, stolen car

    A 16-year-old shot and killed by Los Angeles police over the weekend was driving a stolen vehicle and carrying a sawed-off shotgun, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Beck said officers with the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division spotted the vehicle in Boyle Heights on Saturday night, hours after it had...

  • Aliso Canyon gas leak could be 'controlled' in several days

    Aliso Canyon gas leak could be 'controlled' in several days

    The leaking gas well in Aliso Canyon could be plugged in the next several days, the Southern California Gas Co. said Tuesday.  Residents in nearby Porter Ranch can expect to receive text messages and phone calls once a relief well intercepts the failed well and crews are able to pump in fluids...

  • Glendale woman allegedly swerves car into bicyclist

    Glendale woman allegedly swerves car into bicyclist

    A 53-year-old Glendale woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting a bicyclist with her car on the road in Glendale, officials said. Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, a 29-year-old woman was riding her bike up San Fernando Road near Magnolia Avenue when the driver—identified as Nazik Ghazarian—reportedly...

  • $500 million in federal funds earmarked for L.A., Orange County transit projects

    $500 million in federal funds earmarked for L.A., Orange County transit projects

    The Obama administration has earmarked $500 million for transit projects in Los Angeles and Orange County in the proposed federal budget for next fiscal year, local transportation officials said Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority could receive up to $125 million...

  • Man, woman face charges in Burbank park shooting

    Man, woman face charges in Burbank park shooting

    Charges were filed Tuesday against two people — the suspected triggerman and the instigator — in last week’s gang shooting at Robert Lundigan Park in Burbank, officials said. Erik Manooki, a 19-year-old gang member from Sunland, was charged with one count each of attempted murder and possession...

  • Runners in the Olympic Trials and L.A. Marathon will be up against unusual winter heat

    Runners in the Olympic Trials and L.A. Marathon will be up against unusual winter heat

    L.A. Marathon organizers had hoped to avoid the kind of run-in with warm weather that could lead to heat exhaustion and dehydration. For the second year in a row, they moved up the starting time to give runners more time to enjoy the cool morning air. And they are holding the marathon weeks earlier...

  • Area roads slated for repairs

    Area roads slated for repairs

    Crews address 'backlog of street needs' with extra city funding.

  • GUSD expects more revenue during 2016-17 fiscal year

    Glendale Unified officials anticipate $20 million more in revenue during the next fiscal year, but with rising employee retirement costs, they still point to caution. The district expects to receive $214 million in revenue in fiscal 2016-17, according to Robert McEntire, chief business and financial...

  • Political Landscape: Costa Mesa group opposing 'no-growth' initiative to meet

    A group of Costa Mesa residents will meet Thursday to plan opposition to a citizens initiative that critics say would restrict growth in the city. The group, organized by former City Council candidate Chris Bunyan, is calling itself Costa Mesa Residents Against the No-Growth Initiative. The petition...

  • Mother's Market partners with investment firm to help advance growth

    Mother's Market partners with investment firm to help advance growth

    Costa-Mesa based organic supermarket Mother's Market & Kitchen announced this week that it has partnered with an East Coast private equity firm in an effort to continue expanding its business. Connecticut-based Mill Road Capital, which owns Rubio's Restaurants Inc., invested an undisclosed amount...

  • Suspected gunman, getaway driver arrested in car-to-car shooting on freeway overpass

    Suspected gunman, getaway driver arrested in car-to-car shooting on freeway overpass

    Police nabbed the suspected gunman, as well as his alleged getaway driver, in the car-to-car shooting reported on a busy freeway overpass Monday night that left one man injured, authorities said. Joseph Lupercio, 24, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of attempted murder after SWAT officers...

  • Newport mayor to discuss projects, goals at town hall meeting

    Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon will present a free town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss upcoming projects, City Council goals and any ideas residents would like city leaders to pursue this year. Guests also will hear updates about the state of public safety in the city. Dixon began hosting...

  • Costa Mesa commission denies Islamic group's plan for new center

    Costa Mesa commission denies Islamic group's plan for new center

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday overturned approval for an Islamic group to open a religious center in a business park near John Wayne Airport, contending that the facility would place further stress on the area's parking. In December, the city zoning administrator approved the Ismaili...

  • Newport Beach hosts 4-day jazz party starting Thursday

    Newport Beach hosts 4-day jazz party starting Thursday

    Four days of Valentine's concerts in Newport Beach will unite those whose hearts belong to jazz. The 16th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa will kick off Thursday with a grand opening celebrating the sounds of jazz greats Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Ella...

  • Summer in February? L.A. heat records broken for 2nd straight day

    Summer in February? L.A. heat records broken for 2nd straight day

    In case there were any doubts that the month of February was shaping up to be a hot one, forecasters said Los Angeles shattered heat records for a second consecutive day Tuesday. Temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport peaked at 87 degrees Tuesday, beating a previous record of 85 degrees...

  • Tiny Chihuahua kicked, violently swung in South Pasadena police lobby

    Tiny Chihuahua kicked, violently swung in South Pasadena police lobby

    Daisy, a small brown Chihuahua, is recovering days after her owner was arrested on suspicion of kicking and violently swinging the canine in the lobby of the South Pasadena Police Department headquarters. The incident occurred in front of police personnel who watched the attack on a live video...

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