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Without a parachute, sky diver will jump from 25,000 feet

After more than 18,000 sky-dive jumps, Luke Aikins is trying something a little different.  On Saturday evening, Aikins will leap out of a helicopter 25,000 feet in the air — without a wingsuit or a parachute. And it’ll be broadcast live on television.  Why?  “My whole life has been about air aviation,...

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  • Costa Mesa couple's protein shaker bottle is off to strong start

    Costa Mesa couple's protein shaker bottle is off to strong start

    A little more than a year ago, Costa Mesa residents Christian and Hannah Valencia both had secure, high-paying jobs in banking. And they had a baby on the way. But the Estancia High School alumni also had a business idea — a better protein shaker bottle. So, like many entrepreneurs of the 21st...

  • Business park group wants approval of youth arts program overturned

    An association representing local business owners is asking the Costa Mesa City Council to overturn a Planning Commission decision to allow a youth arts program to move into a business park next to John Wayne Airport. In dispute is a proposal from the Arts & Learning Conservatory — an educational...

  • A shared space in downtown Burbank offers options for professionals who work remotely

    A shared space in downtown Burbank offers options for professionals who work remotely

    For Burbank resident Mike Head, working from home was too much of a distraction for him. Head, a software engineer, was bothered by his cat, his two sons entering and leaving the house and other household chores that he felt he needed to do. "Whatever it is, all that stuff prevents me from actually...

  • Art exhibit 'Gravitas' enters final week at Brand Library & Art Center

    Art exhibit 'Gravitas' enters final week at Brand Library & Art Center

    Five artists are featured in collection entering its final week at Brand Library & Art Center.

  • Nonprofit opens new job resource center

    First United Methodist Church of Glendale hosts variety of services for area's struggling homeless families.

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Around Town: Concordia University celebrates 40th anniversary

    Around Town: Concordia University celebrates 40th anniversary

    Concordia University Irvine held a 40th-anniversary celebration last weekend with musical entertainment from the 1940s-style band Wartime Radio Revue and a proclamation from Irvine Mayor Steven Choi. More than 1,100 guests attended Sunday's event. "We're especially proud that throughout the university's...

  • B-6 terminal plan may appear on November ballot

    B-6 terminal plan may appear on November ballot

    Council votes 4-1, with Councilman David Gordon dissenting, to begin Measure B process.

  • Jails serve inmates and immigrants

    Jails serve inmates and immigrants

    In O.C., asylum-seekers and others end up at the Santa Ana Jail, Theo Lacy and Musick — detained perhaps for months or years as they await hearings.

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  • Home of the Day: Industrial chic in Malibu

    Home of the Day: Industrial chic in Malibu

    Designed by Los Angeles-based Architect Bruce Bolander, this corrugated steel-covered home in Malibu canyon is punctuated with bright, primary colors and a strong sense of style. Colorful contemporary cabinetry makes a statement in the gourmet kitchen, master bedroom and bath and contrasts with...

  • Newport's District 7 council hopefuls share ideas

    Newport's District 7 council hopefuls share ideas

    Traffic, coyotes and citywide growth peppered an interview Thursday between termed-out Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry and two candidates vying for his seat on the City Council. Roughly 30 residents attended the "job interview" hosted by Curry to give voters an early look at the candidates...

  • 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...

  • Ex-Marine and cracker-bread heiress will stand trial in death of man in Glendale

    Ex-Marine and cracker-bread heiress will stand trial in death of man in Glendale

    Ex-Marine and heiress are ordered to stand trial in death of man in Glendale.

  • 4 arrested after police chase stolen car in Huntington Beach

    4 arrested after police chase stolen car in Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach police chased a stolen car and arrested four people inside after the group tried to flee Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. An officer tried to pull over the vehicle near the intersection of Fifth Street and Pacific Coast Highway at about 4:45 p.m., but the car didn't stop,...

  • 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...

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