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  • ‘We made history’: Burbank High graduates celebrate a ‘special’ class

    ‘We made history’: Burbank High graduates celebrate a ‘special’ class

    Burbank High’s graduating seniors received their diplomas Friday evening during the first ceremony on the school’s campus in decades. The roughly 640 seniors accepted their diplomas on the sports field as hundreds of parents, friends and family looked on. Since the 1950s, most of the school’s graduating...

  • Saddleback Church youth mentor accused of lewd conduct with teen boys

    Saddleback Church youth mentor accused of lewd conduct with teen boys

    A youth mentor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest has been accused of lewd acts involving two teenage boys while he volunteered there, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Ruven Meulenberg, 32, was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts on a child...

  • Newport Beach dedicates newly named John Wayne Park

    Newport Beach dedicates newly named John Wayne Park

    John Wayne is part of Newport Beach’s history, and now, its geography. City officials past and present dedicated a renamed park Friday in honor of the late film legend and Newport resident. The former Ensign View Park at Cliff Drive and El Modena Avenue is now John Wayne Park. Evelyn Hart was mayor...

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  • Woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter in pedestrian’s death in Costa Mesa

    Woman pleads not guilty to manslaughter in pedestrian’s death in Costa Mesa

    An Irvine woman accused of hitting and killing a man last year while driving in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, authorities said. Anna Marie McPherson, 45, also has been charged with two counts of child abuse and endangerment,...

  • Burbank looks to raise rates on water and sewer services

    Burbank looks to raise rates on water and sewer services

    In an effort to stay steps ahead of its deteriorating infrastructure, Burbank Water and Power is suggesting the city increase its water and sewer rates during the upcoming fiscal year. Council members discussed with staff members from the city-owned utility and Public Works Department about why...

  • Bishop of Orange signs construction contract for renovation of Christ Cathedral

    Bishop of Orange signs construction contract for renovation of Christ Cathedral

    Christ Cathedral’s $72.3 million construction project will formally begin June 1, and when the cathedral reopens in 2019 it will become the spiritual home to more than 1.3 million Orange County Catholics. The Diocese of Orange celebrated the start of the renovation project May 23 with a contract-signing...

  • Once-burgeoning Tall Club is running short on membership

    Once-burgeoning Tall Club is running short on membership

    Long a refuge for tall people tired of standing out in public, the Tall Club of Orange County is now short on enrollment, members say, because of technology’s ability to connect those with like characteristics and a decrease in discrimination. It wasn’t always this way. The Fountain Valley-based...

  • Anaheim high school students arrested in school violence plot

    Two Savanna High School students were arrested Thursday on suspicion of plotting acts of violence at the Orange County campus, including placing bombs and committing shootings. School administrators contacted Anaheim police early Thursday after learning of the threats posted online, police Sgt....

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  • Newport council may target e-bikes on Balboa Peninsula boardwalk

    Newport council may target e-bikes on Balboa Peninsula boardwalk

    Residents along the Oceanfront boardwalk in Newport Beach say electric bicycles are making the popular Balboa Peninsula promenade dangerous, and now the City Council might do something about it. Buzz Lowry, who lives on Oceanfront, told the council Tuesday night that he and his wife took an informal...

  • Veterans share their stories at Heroes Hall

    Veterans share their stories at Heroes Hall

    Army and Marine Corps veteran Joel Montes can remember the clicking sound his shoes made as he ascended the front stairs of a house to tell the parents inside that their son wasn’t coming back from Afghanistan. Navy veteran Richard Castro recalls tripping over a compatriot’s severed leg while rushing...

  • Soon-to-be Hoover grad will play hockey for King’s College

    Soon-to-be Hoover grad will play hockey for King’s College

    Born and raised in Glendale, Mary Deyell is about to join the women’s ice hockey team at King’s College in Pennsylvania. The Hoover High senior, who will graduate next week, learned to skate on Burbank’s Pickwick Ice with her father, a Canadian-born Toronto Maple Leafs fan who turned to the Los...

  • Man who stalked Sandra Bullock receives probation and 10-year restraining order

    Man who stalked Sandra Bullock receives probation and 10-year restraining order

    A Montrose man received five years of probation Wednesday for stalking and burglarizing the home of actress Sandra Bullock. Joshua James Corbett, 41, pleaded no contest to one felony count each of stalking and first-degree residential burglary. In addition to probation, a 10-year protective order...

  • Local events this weekend will honor Memorial Day

    Local events this weekend will honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day events fill the calendar this weekend as coastal Orange County remembers those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The events begin Friday at Newport Harbor High School when American Legion Post 291 presents a 21-gun salute near the Newport Beach campus’ bell tower...

  • Newport Coast man who stole $500,000 from elderly woman with dementia is sentenced to probation

    Newport Coast man who stole $500,000 from elderly woman with dementia is sentenced to probation

    A Newport Coast man was sentenced to five years’ probation after he pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $500,000 from a woman in her 90s with dementia. Thomas Chapman Hood, 69, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to a felony count of theft from an elder adult, 19 felony counts...

  • Bear struck and killed by car on 210 Freeway in La Crescenta

    Bear struck and killed by car on 210 Freeway in La Crescenta

    Motorists on the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Crescenta got a scare Saturday night after a bear wandered into traffic and was fatally struck by a car. The bear was first seen on the Pennsylvania Avenue on-ramp for the eastbound side of the freeway around 9:40 p.m. Officer Xavier Bejar, a spokesman...

  • Dwindling block grant funds distributed to Burbank nonprofits

    The federal funding that Burbank receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been decreasing over the years and could be cut even further in the upcoming federal budget. However, the City Council decided to move forward with its annual plans to allocate Community Development...

  • Glendale artist exhibits work in Japan as part of ‘Armenia Culture Week’

    Glendale artist exhibits work in Japan as part of ‘Armenia Culture Week’

    The Armenian Embassy in Japan invited Glendale artist Srboohie Abajian to exhibit her art earlier this month during “Armenia Culture Week” in Tokyo. At the exhibit, Abajian showed video footage of her “Murals on the Sky” project, which she displayed locally last year at Deukmejian Wilderness Park...

  • Digital publisher Stu Saffer, innovative Laguna entrepreneur, dies at 74

    Digital publisher Stu Saffer, innovative Laguna entrepreneur, dies at 74

    Stu Saffer, a journalist, entrepreneur and civic leader, died Saturday after complications from a surgical procedure, according to an obituary on his eponymous website, Stu News Laguna. He was 74. Saffer had battled a progressive disease that affected his lungs. Well-regarded in Laguna circles,...

  • Photos found in Newport doctor’s home can’t be used during child porn trial, judge says

    Hundreds of images that prosecutors describe as child pornography found in a Newport Beach doctor’s home will not be presented as evidence against him at trial, according to a federal judge’s ruling. In his May 15 decision, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney cited concerns about “false and misleading...

  • DeBell Golf Course operator hopes for brighter future

    DeBell Golf Course operator hopes for brighter future

    For many Burbank residents, DeBell Golf Course is a place they can visit to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. This past Monday morning, dozens of golfers were getting in their rounds at the 5,633-yard, par-71 course, which is tucked away in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains...

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