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Navy ship to be named for late gay rights leader Harvey Milk

The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list. A Navy official said Friday that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Congress earlier this month that a new fleet of replenishment oilers being built in San...

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  • GUSD hires firm to review financial records

    The Glendale School Board approved hiring a firm to perform forensic accounting work to look into booster clubs.

  • National Night Out slated for Tuesday

    National Night Out slated for Tuesday

    While there will be several neighborhood parties in Burbank for National Night Out on Tuesday, and one of the largest will be held on the Chandler Bikeway from 5:30 to 8 p.m. between Keystone and Myers streets. The event, which is designed to develop stronger bonds between residents and local police...

  • National Night Out slated for Tuesday

    National Night Out slated for Tuesday

    National Night Out will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in Glendale with more than 30 block parties planned. At the event in the 2200 block of Bonita Drive, approximately 300 people are expected to attend, according to police, and Police Chief Robert Castro and Fire Chief Greg Fish are slated...

  • Rockhaven use deadline extended

    Rockhaven use deadline extended

    The deadline for proposals to renovate the historic former Rockhaven Sanitarium into a new use has been extended to Aug. 11, city officials said. Developers originally had until the end of July to submit proposals. The City Council initially requested plans to either convert Rockhaven into a boutique...

  • University Park, Irvine's first 'village,' celebrates 50 years

    University Park, Irvine's first 'village,' celebrates 50 years

    When the first residents moved into Irvine's University Park neighborhood, families lived near thousands of acres of asparagus, strawberries and oranges and had to go all the way to Newport Beach's Fashion Island to catch a movie at the theater. People would bike two miles to the Tick Tock convenience...

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  • 11-year-old's scroll-sawing talent on display at OC Fair

    11-year-old's scroll-sawing talent on display at OC Fair

    The Orange County Scroll Saw Assn. is made up of about 50 men and women up to age 90. But it's the one 11-year-old member who will be leading Orange County Fair visitors in sawing demonstrations this weekend. Jadyn Coulter of Costa Mesa, the association's youngest member, will be shaping animals...

  • Venezia: Searching for the shadow government of Newport Beach

    Venezia: Searching for the shadow government of Newport Beach

    Are you a believer in "cryptocracy"? Shadow governments wielding true executive power? The Illuminati, perhaps? It all certainly makes for intriguing plot lines, but the concept actually finds its roots in history. The Illuminati secret society was founded in 1776 "to put an end to the machinations...

  • La Crescenta resident pleads guilty to using fake employee names to bilk employers

    A 45-year-old La Crescenta woman this week admitted to embezzling roughly $2 million while working as a payroll supervisor for two family-owned companies, using the scheme to bankroll vacations overseas and cosmetic surgery, federal court records show. For almost a decade, Claudia Calderon used...

  • Meeting to discuss community plan for south Glendale focuses on transportation

    A rapid-transit bus may likely be the first transportation improvement in south Glendale in the next several years, while some City Council members said they want to expand Beeline hours and possibly deploy a new streetcar. The discussion took place during the third and final workshop between the...

  • Fremont Park upgrades in play

    Fremont Park upgrades in play

    City Council grants contract to O.C. landscape-architect firm to plan renovations.

  • Home of the Day: A little bit country in Venice

    Home of the Day: A little bit country in Venice

    Siding salvaged from century-old barns in the Midwest wraps the exterior of this home in Venice, lending a rustic sheen to the renovated two-story. The wood theme continues inside with white oak flooring, rich cabinetry and wall fireplace wrapped in wood paneling. Address: 618 6th Ave., Venice,...

  • Man injured when hit by firetruck in Costa Mesa

    A pedestrian was hospitalized after a firetruck hit him in Costa Mesa on Wednesday morning. Police said the Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department truck was on its way back to its station when it struck a 37-year-old man in the 500 block of West 19th Street at 8:17 a.m. The man suffered moderate injuries...

  • Summer concerts at Newport Beach Civic Center begin Sunday

    Summer concerts at Newport Beach Civic Center begin Sunday

    The Newport Beach Arts Commission on Sunday will present the Hollywood Stones, a Rolling Stones tribute band, for the first in a series of four free summer concerts on the Civic Center lawn. "Dick Swagger, along with band members Keef Riffoff, Rick Taylor, Will Hyman and Harley Watts, have worked...

  • Young performers set to take Segerstrom Center stage for 25th summer show

    Young performers set to take Segerstrom Center stage for 25th summer show

    For 25 years, Bill Brawley has looked forward to two weeks out of the year. Those weeks are spent at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa working with students, many of whom have never set foot on a stage, to produce a musical show during the annual Summer at the Center program. "The...

  • Glendale adds its eighth sister city

    Mayor of Boeun-gun, South Korea, will visit to sign agreement next week.

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