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Resident of Yolo County tests positive for Zika virus

Public health officials in Yolo County confirmed Wednesday that a resident there who recently returned from international travel contracted the Zika virus, the latest of several confirmed cases in California. The person, whose identity and gender were not released, had recently traveled to a country...

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  • Parents' Night Out being held this month

    Parents can enjoy a night out while their children play games and participate in craft projects during the city's first Parents' Night Out on Feb. 26. The city is partnering with the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center to produce the event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the center, 380 Third....

  • Burbank Porto's earns top ranking on Yelp list

    Burbank Porto's earns top ranking on Yelp list

    Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Burbank topped Yelp’s list of the Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S., based on an analysis of “which places were the all-time most popular and well reviewed” on the user-review website, according to the company, which published the list online Wednesday. NEWSLETTER: Stay...

  • Mother organizes toy drive for CHOC patients

    Mother organizes toy drive for CHOC patients

    Victoria Elementary School teacher's son was treated at the hospital as an infant and now wants to give back.

  • Balboa Marina West restaurant gets Newport council's OK, with added noise measures

    Balboa Marina West restaurant gets Newport council's OK, with added noise measures

    Plans for a waterfront restaurant along East Coast Highway in the spot that once was home to the Reuben E. Lee riverboat will move forward with several changes intended to minimize noise impact on the neighborhood. The Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to reject an appeal...

  • Pedestrian hit by vehicle near City Hall

    A 19-year-old San Juan Capistrano woman was hurt Tuesday night when she was hit by a vehicle near City Hall on Forest Avenue. At about 9:21 p.m., police responding to reports of a traffic collision found the woman, who had been struck by a vehicle driven by a 64-year-old woman from Anaheim, according...

  • Home of the Day: A front-row view of Staples Center

    Home of the Day: A front-row view of Staples Center

    This sharp looking penthouse atop the Luma Lofts building in downtown L.A. takes in views extending from the surrounding cityscape to the coastline. Open-plan interiors feature a two-way fireplace that divides the living and dining areas. Glass doors open to a wide terrace balcony that overlooks...

  • Body found off Newport Pier ID'd as missing Cal State Fullerton student

    Body found off Newport Pier ID'd as missing Cal State Fullerton student

    A Cal State Fullerton engineering graduate student from India who had been missing for a week was identified Wednesday morning as the man whose body was found floating about 1,000 feet off the Newport Pier the day before. Cal State Fullerton police think that Praveen Galla, 23, took an Uber ride...

  • Football: Son of Rams general manager enrolls at Loyola

    The move of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles could help some high school football teams locally. Logan Snead, a freshman football player and the son of Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead, has enrolled at Loyola. Snead has played some quarterback and was at Clayton High in St. Louis....

  • This Katsuya has a secret ramen, burger and beer joint upstairs

    This Katsuya has a secret ramen, burger and beer joint upstairs

    Unless you've booked a private party at the Katsuya at the Americana at Brand in Glendale, you've probably never ventured up the winding staircase, located just off the main entrance, that leads to the second floor. What used to be primarily a private event space is now the Sbe restaurant group's...

  • 4 arrested after attempted robbery at Nordstrom Rack leads to chase

    One man and three women were arrested Tuesday evening after a commercial robbery at Nordstrom Rack at Metro Pointe led to a short police pursuit. Costa Mesa police received reports of a robbery at the store at 901 South Coast Drive at about 6:51 p.m. Employees were trying to stop the suspects,...

  • 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,...

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