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Dive teams continue search after presumed midair collision off San Pedro

Dive teams are continuing recovery efforts off the coast of San Pedro but so far have found no further debris linked to the suspected midair collision of two small planes Friday, officials said. Underwater cameras and divers were in waters off the Los Angeles Harbor on Sunday in an ongoing effort...

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  • Newport harbor commissioner buys OC Weekly

    Newport harbor commissioner buys OC Weekly

    Publisher and Newport Beach Harbor Commissioner Duncan McIntosh has purchased OC Weekly, the Costa Mesa-based publication said Friday. The terms of the purchase from Voice Media Group were not disclosed. McIntosh's Irvine-based Duncan McIntosh Co. owns the boating and nautical publications Sea...

  • Newport council to hear appeal of restaurant's approval

    Newport council to hear appeal of restaurant's approval

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider a request from a homeowners association to overturn the Planning Commission's approval of a waterfront restaurant planned along East Coast Highway. The proposed site near Bayside Drive and the Coast Highway bridge was once home to the Reuben...

  • Proposal to close Fairview Developmental Center meets with resistance

    Proposal to close Fairview Developmental Center meets with resistance

    Some question the feasibility of governor's plan to close the developmental center and move the patients to another facility.

  • Looking for something to do today? Try Reseda Boulevard in Northridge

    Looking for something to do today? Try Reseda Boulevard in Northridge

    One of six events planned for Los Angeles' “Great Streets” program kicks off Saturday afternoon on Reseda Boulevard in Northridge. Between 2 and 6 p.m., locals can swarm the section of Reseda between Nordhoff and Gresham streets to enjoy a poetry slam, live music, art show and more. The "[RE]visit...

  • At least two presumed dead after plane crashes into ocean off San Pedro

    At least two presumed dead after plane crashes into ocean off San Pedro

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a private plane and its two passengers after failing to find any sign of life in the waters between San Pedro and the Los Angeles Harbor where it went down Friday afternoon. The Coast Guard said it halted its efforts at 9:15 a.m. Saturday after...

  • L.A. developers accused of stealing millions in affordable-housing scheme

    L.A. developers accused of stealing millions in affordable-housing scheme

    Two executives at a Los Angeles-based real estate development company and two of their employees have been indicted on charges they defrauded government agencies of millions of dollars in funds for housing low-income families. The 67-page federal grand jury indictment says Salim Karimi and three...

  • 818 Roundup: Arrests made in Burbank shooting, Glendale home break-in

    818 Roundup: Arrests made in Burbank shooting, Glendale home break-in

    Good morning, 818. Today is Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 80 and a low of 50, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines: Crime and Public Safety Arrests made after Burbank park shooting Burbank police have arrested...

  • Heads up, monkey! What you need to know about Chinese New Year

    Heads up, monkey! What you need to know about Chinese New Year

    Monday marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. It's a time for friends and family to get together and wish each other good health and prosperity as the year begins. In China, offices shut down, schools close and tens of millions of migrant...

  • Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green decouple from Toluca Lake home

    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green decouple from Toluca Lake home

    Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who are in the process of divorcing, have begun to unload their real estate assets. The estranged couple recently sold a home for $2.6 million in an off-market deal and put another on the market for $1.299 million. On the sale side, Fox and Green parted...

  • Glendale City Council approves installation of two new cellphone towers

    Glendale City Council approves installation of two new cellphone towers

    A pair of Verizon cellphone towers will be installed at two local parks following City Council approval on Tuesday. A monopole will be set up at Fremont Park, while a monoshrub will be placed at Scholl Canyon Ballfield after council members voted 4-0. In return, Verizon would pay an annual lease...

  • Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park

    Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park

    Burbank police have arrested two suspects who are believed to be the triggerman and the instigator of a gang-related shooting at Lundigan Park Thursday evening, officials said. Erik Manooki, a 19-year-old gang member from Sunland, and 22-year-old Candice Richardson of Burbank, were arrested Friday,...

  • Costa Mesa High holds "Star Wars"-themed rally for students

    Costa Mesa High holds "Star Wars"-themed rally for students

    The Costa Mesa High School Mustangs were feeling the Force as they assembled for their winter spirit rally Friday. The theme chosen by students — "Star Wars." "With the popularity and resurgence of 'Stars Wars,' it became the theme that the students were really excited about for winter rally,"...

  • All-American Boys Chorus loses space at OC Fairgrounds

    All-American Boys Chorus loses space at OC Fairgrounds

    After more than four decades of renting space at the Orange County Fairgrounds, the All-American Boys Chorus is looking for new digs, but leaders say finding an affordable spot is proving to be a challenge. The Costa Mesa-based arts nonprofit, now in its 46th year, has called the state-owned property...

  • Survey finds 45% rise in Costa Mesa homeless population

    Survey finds 45% rise in Costa Mesa homeless population

    Costa Mesa's homeless population has increased 45% in two years, according to Vanguard University survey results presented to the City Council this week. Volunteers with the Costa Mesa Christian university's YOU Count program recorded 158 homeless people on Costa Mesa's streets in late October,...

  • American Lung Assn. gives Glendale an 'A' for efforts against smoking

    American Lung Assn. gives Glendale an 'A' for efforts against smoking

    City receives an 'A' on ALA's State Tobacco Control report card for seventh consecutive year.

  • City-made video earns Burbank a Golden Mike award

    City-made video earns Burbank a Golden Mike award

    To help introduce an initiative to encourage programs to prepare Burbank's workforce for "the real-world demands of an increasingly technical and rapidly changing workplace" then-Mayor David Gordon debuted a 13-minute video during his 2014 State of the City address highlighting training efforts...

  • Ex-employee drops harassment suit against Newport Beach & Co. chief, marketing group says

    A former office manager at the agency that markets Newport Beach as a travel destination has dropped a sexual harassment lawsuit against the group's chief executive, according to an announcement from the organization. The lawsuit, filed in April 2014 in Orange County Superior Court, alleged that...

  • Newport Beach mayor outlines vision for 'doing the right thing'

    Newport Beach mayor outlines vision for 'doing the right thing'

    For newly appointed Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon, being on the City Council means more than casting a vote on a single issue. Dixon became mayor in December, about a year after being elected to the council as part of a slate of four candidates known as Team Newport. She used her State of the...

  • Home of the Day: An oceanview trophy in Corona del Mar

    Home of the Day: An oceanview trophy in Corona del Mar

    This one-of-a-kind estate, commissioned by Newport Beach Sports Museum founder John Hamilton, takes in views of Catalina, Palos Verdes and the ocean from its cliffside perch at the mouth of Newport Beach harbor. Circular walls of glass and a conical ceiling done in cedar and Koa wood lend a dramatic...

  • 'Swarm Cell' at Greenway Court is a cryptic take on 'Grapes of Wrath'

    'Swarm Cell' at Greenway Court is a cryptic take on 'Grapes of Wrath'

    Although “The Grapes of Wrath” has seen many adaptations, few have received a treatment quite like “Swarm Cell” at Greenway Court Theatre. This sincerely intended, valiantly performed, still-gelling deconstruction applies a decidedly postmodern, proto-feminist spin to John Steinbeck’s classic Dust...

  • Washington murder suspect who fled on skateboard is in L.A., officials say

    Washington murder suspect who fled on skateboard is in L.A., officials say

    He's accused of unleashing a fusillade of deadly gunfire at a Tacoma, Wash., convenience store and then fleeing the scene on a skateboard. Now, federal authorities say Robert Deshawn Grott, 29, has escaped to Los Angeles and residents should watch out. “Robert Grott should be considered armed and...

  • A Filipino native who's cooked for Guy Savoy and Thomas Keller opens Rice Bar in downtown L.A.

    A Filipino native who's cooked for Guy Savoy and Thomas Keller opens Rice Bar in downtown L.A.

    Rice Bar, a diminutive Filipino counter restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, is to a normal restaurant kind of like what tiny houses are to conventional houses. Seven neon yellow stools are jammed up to an L-shaped marble counter that takes up the majority of the 275-square foot space. Behind that...

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