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  • Newport to Ensenada race celebrates 70 years with a sunny start

    Newport to Ensenada race celebrates 70 years with a sunny start

    A brilliant spring sky greeted sailors Friday as they set out in the 70th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. More than 185 boats set a course south, vying to be the first to cover the 125 miles to the Baja California coastal city. Among them were trimarans that glided like sea gulls...

  • Urban Press offers a piece of wine country in downtown Burbank

    Urban Press offers a piece of wine country in downtown Burbank

    Urban Press Winery in downtown Burbank is more than just another wine bar that serves alcoholic beverages to its patrons. While owner Giovanni D’Andrea’s main goal is to provide the Media City and surrounding area with quality wines, he also wants to educate people about the various grapes that...

  • Community comes out for immigration and privacy forum

    With fear growing in immigrant communities over recent actions taken under the watch of the Trump administration, the ACLU’s Pasadena-Foothills chapter hosted a forum Tuesday evening in Glendale to help address concerns. Held at Glendale City Church, the two-hour event featured several speakers...

  • The pets are back at annual expo in Costa Mesa

    The pets are back at annual expo in Costa Mesa

    Animals strutted, splashed, slithered and even surfed during Friday’s opening of the three-day America’s Family Pet Expo at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. The annual event features exhibits, a tortoise petting zoo, surfing dogs and cats, an exotic bird show and police dog demonstrations....

  • International Surfing Museum looks to the future with 'Surfing Circle of Honor'

    International Surfing Museum looks to the future with 'Surfing Circle of Honor'

    Five hundred surfers will paddle off the shore of Huntington Beach in June to form a record-breaking circle to promote the International Surfing Museum and in a bid to be the host city of Olympic surfing in 2024. Diana Dehm, executive director of the museum, has assembled the mass of surfers in...

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  • Seasick? Gyroscope device stabilizes rocking boats, creating fair seas for all

    Seasick? Gyroscope device stabilizes rocking boats, creating fair seas for all

    Pete Nolan guided his 32-foot Contender through Newport Harbor past the breakwater, close enough to the Bell Buoy to hear the sea lions barking and set up in the wake of a just-passed yacht. In the late morning swirls and swell, the boat bobbed no more than a bathtub toy. Then the captain turned...

  • After-school program turns Circle View Elementary students into kids who code

    After-school program turns Circle View Elementary students into kids who code

    Circle View Elementary School is providing the building blocks for students to get a head start on coding. For the past eight weeks, 30 first- to fifth-graders have spent their Wednesday afternoons learning simplified fundamentals of computer programming through an after-school program led by Jen...

  • ‘Listen to Your Mother’ returns to the Colony Theatre

    ‘Listen to Your Mother’ returns to the Colony Theatre

    For the second straight year, women will take the stage at the Colony Theatre to share stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes sad during an event that also raises money for Family Service Agency. The second annual “Listen to Your Mother” event at 7 p.m. Tuesday will feature one returning...

  • Heritage Eatery opens its doors in Glendale

    Heritage Eatery opens its doors in Glendale

    Inside one of Glendale’s newest restaurants, called Heritage Eatery, Alissa Asmarian serves dishes made by her grandparents and her mother as well as meals she prepares for her two daughters. “I call it ‘new American’ because I’m an American as much as I am an Armenian,” she said. “I’m just tweaking...

  • Vanguard University honors 17 graduating veterans with military challenge coins

    Vanguard University honors 17 graduating veterans with military challenge coins

    Seventeen veterans graduating from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa were honored Thursday evening and presented with challenge coins, a military tradition since World War I, in which troops used coins to identify their units. The veterans were celebrated among friends, family and faculty at the...

  • Interim ordinance eases rules for granny flats

    The Burbank City Council adopted an urgency interim ordinance Tuesday regarding accessory dwelling units, known as granny flats, in light of the recent changes in state law regarding those structures. Council members unanimously voted to approve a 45-day ordinance, during which time city staff...

  • 2 local students win $40,000 scholarships for STEM interests

    2 local students win $40,000 scholarships for STEM interests

    Two local high school seniors passionate about science, technology, engineering and math will follow their college dreams in the fall with the help of $40,000 scholarships for STEM education. Evan Corriere of Marina High School in Huntington Beach and Jose A La Torre of Newport Harbor High School...

  • Police arrest L.A. pair suspected of multiple armed robberies

    Police arrest L.A. pair suspected of multiple armed robberies

    A man and a woman who are suspects in a string of armed robberies across Los Angeles County, including one in Burbank and two in Glendale, have been arrested, according to the Burbank Police Department. Pieces of evidence left behind during the armed robbery at a Burbank doughnut shop led police...

  • Which art should decorate Huntington Beach Pier utility box? You decide

    Which art should decorate Huntington Beach Pier utility box? You decide

    Huntington Beach High School students are competing to have their artwork decorate a utility box on the city pier, and the public has a chance to pick the winning design. The competition was created by the newly formed Huntington Beach Public Art Alliance as part of a mission to encourage public...

  • Glendale Water & Power partners with nonprofit to send teachers to renewable energy seminar

    Glendale Water & Power partners with nonprofit to send teachers to renewable energy seminar

    Glendale Water & Power has partnered with the Rahus Institute — a nonprofit focused on resource sustainability — to offer Glendale educators fully paid scholarships to attend a summer seminar on the benefits of solar power. Teachers in third through 12th grades can attend the 15th Solar Schoolhouse...

  • ‘Golden State’ plan will guide development near Burbank airport and proposed high-speed rail station

    ‘Golden State’ plan will guide development near Burbank airport and proposed high-speed rail station

    The area east and south of Hollywood Burbank Airport used to be home to Lockheed Martin’s aerospace manufacturing from the 1940s until the company’s departure in the 1990s. Since then, the heavy manufacturing footprint in that region has transformed into an eclectic mix of commercial, light industrial,...

  • Ensenada and Newport leaders get ready for the year’s big sailing event

    Ensenada and Newport leaders get ready for the year’s big sailing event

    Newport Beach and Ensenada, Baja California, celebrated their shared love of the sea Thursday evening at a reception in advance of the annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. Dignitaries from Mexico mingled with race organizers from the Newport Ocean Sailing Association and Newport...

  • Renovation of workers memorial at O.C. fairgrounds is almost complete

    Renovation of workers memorial at O.C. fairgrounds is almost complete

    Work on an agricultural workers memorial at the OC Fair & Event Center that needed to be rebuilt because of structural issues is expected to be completed in time for the summer fair. Kathy Kramer, chief executive of the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, said Thursday during a Fair Board meeting that the...

  • Glendale man pleads no contest to killing grandparents

    Glendale man pleads no contest to killing grandparents

    A 35-year-old man faces 41 years to life in prison after pleading no contest in court on Thursday to killing his grandparents in their Glendale home two years ago. Nathaniel Scheiern entered no-contest pleas for one count each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder. According to the Los...

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  • New, brighter lights at Brand Park are part of a long-term security effort

    New, brighter lights at Brand Park are part of a long-term security effort

    Since 2012, Glendale has worked to build a safer atmosphere at one of its signature green spaces, Brand Park, and last month completed the installation of more than 100 energy-efficient lights at the location. Brand Park, located near the base of the Verdugo Mountains in the El Miradero neighborhood,...

  • Valley View student named grand-prize winner of poster contest that drew 9,000 entries

    Valley View student named grand-prize winner of poster contest that drew 9,000 entries

    A citywide poster contest with ties to Donald Duck brought hundreds of parents, students, educators and city officials to the Glendale Civic Auditorium Tuesday where the grand-prize winner — Steven Carris, a 12-year old Valley View Elementary student — was announced. Glendale Clean & Beautiful’s...

  • Seagoers have a lot to see at Newport Boat Show

    Seagoers have a lot to see at Newport Boat Show

    With the 44th annual Newport Boat Show in town, Lido Marina Village is the hub of all things marine. If it floats your boat, it’s at the show, which opened Thursday and continues through Sunday. On the practical side, there are vendors selling electronics, stateroom beds, water desalination units...

  • Unnamed species of ant-like jumping spider found in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

    Unnamed species of ant-like jumping spider found in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

    In the world of spiders, sometimes the unexpected discoveries can be the most rewarding. Cody Raiza went to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park last month in search of a particular type of spider. The UC Berkeley biology student did not find what she was looking for, but the trip was hardly a waste. Raiza’s...

  • Photographer shows off coastal Orange County through his smartphone

    Photographer shows off coastal Orange County through his smartphone

    A local photographer hopes to showcase the beauty of coastal Orange County with his smartphone. Costa Mesa photographer and business consultant Don Murray, 56, started taking landscape photos with his Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, hoping to push the boundaries of smartphone photography to mirror the...

  • Fire breaks out in garage of Burbank home

    Fire breaks out in garage of Burbank home

    A fire broke out in the garage of a Burbank home late Thursday morning, destroying part of the residence. Sometime before noon, the Burbank Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 800 block of North Mariposa Street. Photos shared on social media showed a large plume of smoke...

  • Azusa man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting Glendale woman in her home

    A 20-year-old Azusa man pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a Glendale woman in her home in 2015. Justin Amador Rios pleaded guilty to one count of forcible sexual penetration and admitted to using a knife in the course of the attack, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s...

  • Driver suspected of DUI after pedestrian is struck and killed in Huntington Beach

    Driver suspected of DUI after pedestrian is struck and killed in Huntington Beach

    A 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car early Thursday in Huntington Beach, police said. The area around Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue was closed for a police investigation, authorities said. Huntington...

  • Bus route cuts hit South County disabled riders

    Bus route cuts hit South County disabled riders

    For 16 years Paul Pieczentkowski used the Orange County Transportation Authority’s bus service for people with disabilities to travel from his board and care group home in Laguna Beach to a rehabilitation center in San Clemente, where he gets a full range of therapy services five days a week. Pieczentkowski,...

  • Grand jury report faults management in O.C. jail escape

    Grand jury report faults management in O.C. jail escape

    Serious management failures at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department helped three inmates charged with violent crimes escape from jail last year, according to a new report by the county grand jury. In a scathing assessment, grand jurors said key factors in the January 2016 escape included management...

  • 'Drag Race' ex-contestant hung up on playing Madonna now has a business plan

    'Drag Race' ex-contestant hung up on playing Madonna now has a business plan

    Take a quick glance into Adam Guerra’s room and you’ll find it fits the college student stereotype. Clothes, shoes and books alike are sprawled across the floor, with a single clear pathway of carpet from door to equally cluttered bed. But when you pay attention to the details, the unexpected pops...

  • PETA pledges $5,000 for Costa Mesa Fourth of July event — as long as city uses silent fireworks

    PETA pledges $5,000 for Costa Mesa Fourth of July event — as long as city uses silent fireworks

    A push by Costa Mesa City Councilman John Stephens for a local Fourth of July celebration has garnered support from a perhaps surprising source: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The animal-rights organization, more commonly known as PETA, has agreed to contribute $5,000 for the event...

  • Newport to Ensenada yacht race gets ready to start Friday

    Newport to Ensenada yacht race gets ready to start Friday

    Sailors are in a festive mood as the 70th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race approaches. The race from the Balboa Pier to the Baja California coastal town 125 nautical miles south will push off Friday morning with a fleet roughly 185 strong. “The cooperation and friendship of the gracious...

  • Costa Mesa Uber driver charged with raping his passenger

    Costa Mesa Uber driver charged with raping his passenger

    An Uber driver from Costa Mesa is facing a rape charge in connection with a sexual assault of a female passenger who fell asleep in his vehicle last month, authorities said. The Orange County district attorney’s office on Tuesday charged Angel Sanchez, 36, with one count of rape of an intoxicated...

  • OCC warns of ex-student seen on campus after his arrest in swastika and N-word carving incident

    OCC warns of ex-student seen on campus after his arrest in swastika and N-word carving incident

    Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa is calling on students and staff members to be on the lookout for a former student who reportedly was seen on campus recently after being arrested last month on suspicion of carving a swastika and the N-word into the hoods of two OCC security vehicles. College...

  • Newport’s latest John Wayne and Ronald Reagan honors aren’t universally embraced

    Newport’s latest John Wayne and Ronald Reagan honors aren’t universally embraced

    Conservative icons John Wayne and Ronald Reagan are getting some shine from the Newport Beach City Council, but not without some disagreement about process and politics. The council voted Tuesday to rename a small city park after late film legend and former Newport Beach resident Wayne, bypassing...

  • Bill would allow beer and wine at art galleries

    Bill would allow beer and wine at art galleries

    Jessica Fry said there is no reason why she can enjoy a glass of wine while getting her hair done, but not while browsing paintings or sculptures inside an art gallery. Fry, director of The Signature Gallery in Laguna Beach, hopes to change that dynamic and called on Assemblyman Matthew Harper...

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