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Woman killed, child injured in four-vehicle crash in East Hollywood

A 70-year-old woman was killed and two others, including a 7-year-old child, were injured in a crash involving four vehicles in East Hollywood on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The crash occurred in the 1100 block of North Edgemont Street about 2:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire...

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  • Vietnamese American artists explore ideas of beauty and identity

    Vietnamese American artists explore ideas of beauty and identity

    Thinh Nguyen remembers coming to America from the tiny Vietnamese village of Bao An in the early 1990s, when he was 11, and not fitting in. Back then, he was the only Asian student in his school and didn't speak any English. His feeling of separateness was almost indescribable. That he didn't look...

  • Inaugural dual meet visit ends in Hoover High wrestling defeat

    Wrestling: Tornadoes take 12-point lead, but can't hold on in 49-24 loss to Arroyo at Western Division Championships.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Coastal Commission executive is favored by Banning Ranch activists

    Coastal Commission executive is favored by Banning Ranch activists

    Elected officials in Sacramento and Los Angeles — as well as environmental activists in Newport Beach — are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to weigh in on the fate of the embattled executive director of the California Coastal Commission, saying his dismissal would jeopardize pending environmental protection...

  • 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...

  • New nonprofit's after-school classes help introduce kids to computer coding

    New nonprofit's after-school classes help introduce kids to computer coding

    The younger the better. That's the sentiment of the masters and apprentices of computer coding at Newport Coast Elementary School. Since early November, about 35 fifth- and sixth-graders at the Newport Beach school have been attending coding classes offered by YEP for Kids, a new nonprofit formed...

  • Two men arrested after reportedly breaking into Glendale home, fleeing from police

    Two men arrested after reportedly breaking into Glendale home, fleeing from police

    A pair of Pasadena men were arrested Thursday night after reportedly breaking into a Glendale home, occupied by a mother and her two young children, then fleeing through neighboring yards before they were finally apprehended, police said. Glendale police responded to a residential burglary in progress...

  • Marinello Schools of Beauty abruptly shuts down after federal allegations

    Marinello Schools of Beauty abruptly shuts down after federal allegations

    Marinello Schools of Beauty abruptly shut down, closing all 56 of its campuses, including 39 in California, after the U.S. Department of Education said the for-profit cosmetology school was improperly allocating federal student aid money. The Department of Education said earlier this week 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...

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