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String of storms expected to soak Los Angeles County this week

A string of increasingly intense storms are expected to hit Los Angeles County this week, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Scott Sukup said the region should remain dry for a few days until the first storm rolls in Wednesday night, delivering between a quarter of an inch...

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  • Train show chugs into Costa Mesa

    Train show chugs into Costa Mesa

    It's all aboard the Great Train Show at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, which will wrap up the two-day expo on Sunday. The coast-to-coast model train show, with hundreds of tables covered in trains and accessories for sale, is designed for modelers, hobbyists and anyone else who's intrigued...

  • Newport council holds goal-setting session

    The special meeting addresses such issues as the city's unfunded pension liabilities and achieving improved traffic flow.

  • Virgen's View: Costa Mesa welcomes L.A. Chargers

    Virgen's View: Costa Mesa welcomes L.A. Chargers

    The San Diego Chargers' transformation into the Los Angeles Chargers has been a public relations mess and not well received in Los Angeles. But the story is very different in Costa Mesa. When the Chargers announced their move to L.A. this week, Bill Plaschke of The Times immediately penned a column...

  • Santa Ana officer uses tourniquet to help save motorcyclist with partially severed leg

    Santa Ana officer uses tourniquet to help save motorcyclist with partially severed leg

    A motorcyclist whose leg was partially severed in a crash Friday is recovering at an Orange County hospital thanks to a Santa Ana police officer who used a tourniquet to help save the man’s life. An SUV made a left turn in front of the motorcyclist, which sent him flying into a street curb, severely injuring...

  • Esperanza fans sing, dance and get sweaty

    Esperanza fans sing, dance and get sweaty

    Watching the Esperanza basketball student section sing, dance and try out their karaoke talents makes people want to return to high school. Some of the students were working so hard that they should have received P.E. credit for their cheering on Friday night against Villa Park. Their enthusiasm...

  • Flower Festival is abloom with Vietnamese culture

    Flower Festival is abloom with Vietnamese culture

    They call it Little Saigon because it's a small re-creation of the real thing. And perhaps nowhere is there more concentration of Vietnamese culture than the Asian Garden Mall in Westminster, which is celebrating the Flower Festival until Jan. 26 in the run-up to Tet. The festivities are one reason...

  • Around Town: Twins mark a milestone at Laguna Hills hospital

    Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills celebrated the 75,000th delivery at its Women's Hospital last weekend with the birth of twins born to first-time parents, according to a news release. Nadine Motaweh, 32, and her husband of three years, Khalid Elbayoumy, 39, of Orange welcomed...

  • Costa Mesa council to weigh proposed housing development

    Costa Mesa council to weigh proposed housing development

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled to review a revised version of a controversial plan to replace a College Park commercial center with a multi-story housing development. Even if council members were to approve the project proposed for 440 Fair Drive during their meeting Tuesday, local voters...

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  • 2 sought in theft from backyard in Fountain Valley

    2 sought in theft from backyard in Fountain Valley

    Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man and a woman suspected of stealing items from a home's backyard in Fountain Valley. Fountain Valley police said the two, believed to be in their 20s, entered the yard of a home in the 9300 block of Andalusia through an unlocked side gate...

  • Trio arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a La Crescenta home

    Trio arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a La Crescenta home

    Three men are in custody after a La Crescenta home was burglarized Wednesday afternoon, police said. Los Angeles residents Dionza Blue, Damarr Wilson and Jabriel Atkins were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary after Glendale police responded to a burglary in progress around 12:35 p.m....

  • On Theater: An odd couple for the corn belt in 'The Roommate'

    On Theater: An odd couple for the corn belt in 'The Roommate'

    It's one of the oldest plot devices in the theater — two individuals with widely divergent viewpoints thrust together to drive each other up the wall. It worked beautifully for Neil Simon ("The Odd Couple") and Sam Shepard ("True West"), among dozens of others. Now playwright Jen Silverman takes...

  • First-responders who tend to soul and spirit

    First-responders who tend to soul and spirit

    While police officers, firefighters and medical crews respond in their way to emergencies, agency chaplains quietly go about the work of calming the traumatized.

  • Bennett: Noshing to the music at Mesa

    Bennett: Noshing to the music at Mesa

    It was all Adele everything last Tuesday night at Mesa, the ultra-hip, finally-with-a-sign-out-front, Costa Mesa-via-West-Hollywood restaurant, lounge and nightlife hotspot tucked into a dark parking lot corner of The Camp shopping mall. Tables on Mesa's dining side were prepped with tea tray altars...

  • Best Buy-FBI link explored in Newport doctor's effort to toss out computer photos in child porn case

    Best Buy employees Thursday denied allegations by a Newport Beach doctor's legal team that the FBI directed them to look for illicit material on customers' computers during repairs. Attorneys for Dr. Mark Albert Rettenmaier, a gynecological oncologist who practiced at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach...

  • American Apparel's Garden Grove factory sold to Compton textile firm

    American Apparel's Garden Grove factory sold to Compton textile firm

    American Apparel has found a buyer for its Garden Grove manufacturing facility — potentially preserving the jobs of at least a portion of the 330 employees there.  The Los Angeles-based fashion brand, which is being sold to Canadian clothing maker Gildan Activewear, said Thursday that it had reached...

  • 'Matilda' brings her unlikely powers to Segerstrom Center's stage

    'Matilda' brings her unlikely powers to Segerstrom Center's stage

    She's considered Broadway's biggest little hero, able to overcome adversity and move objects through mind power. She's Matilda, a plucky 5-year-old book lover who, despite mistreatment by her parents and headmistress, sets out to reclaim her young life. The fantasy comedy is told in "Matilda the...

  • No 3-day Tet festival in F.V. this year, but there will be a concert

    No 3-day Tet festival in F.V. this year, but there will be a concert

    The OC Tet Festival, which was held last year at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, has been canceled for 2017. The event, started in 2014 at Garden Grove Park by the Vietnamese Community of Southern California, was a celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, known as Tet. In its...

  • The Crowd: Philanthropists have their day in the sun

    The Crowd: Philanthropists have their day in the sun

    It was a day to honor big givers. Philanthropists of Orange County came together to celebrate the 21st annual National Philanthropy Day over lunch at the National Grove of Anaheim. The event, organized and hosted by the Assn. of Fundraising Professionals, drew more than 800 guests to honor an impressive...

  • State legalization of recreational marijuana brings no immediate change on dispensaries in Newport

    State legalization of recreational marijuana brings no immediate change on dispensaries in Newport

    Marijuana dispensaries and growing and delivery remain illegal in Newport Beach, but residents can smoke it in their homes under California law. The possible effects of the statewide legalization of recreational marijuana use, which voters approved in November, were the focus of discussion Wednesday...

  • Newport council to discuss goals Saturday

    The Newport Beach City Council will have its annual goal-setting session Saturday morning. The special meeting is open to the public and will start at 9 a.m. at the Marina Park Community Center, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd. It is expected to end around noon. Mayor Kevin Muldoon, who was selected to the...

  • Laguna schools' facilities director serving in interim business role

    Laguna schools' facilities director serving in interim business role

    Jeff Dixon has begun his temporary assignment as assistant superintendent of business services while the search for Dean West's replacement continues.

  • Blue Angels fliers check out the area

    Blue Angels fliers check out the area

    A survey flight over Huntington Beach is part of the team's preparation for the Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow later this year.

  • Costa Mesa headquarters and training site awaits relocating Chargers

    Costa Mesa headquarters and training site awaits relocating Chargers

    The San Diego Chargers' long-rumored and now-official move to Los Angeles affects not just the City of Angels but the City of the Arts as well. The National Football League franchise's announcement Thursday that it plans to pull up stakes from its longtime home and move this year means the Chargers...

  • Girl Scouts warming up for 100th year of cookie sales

    Girl Scouts warming up for 100th year of cookie sales

    More than 1,000 Girl Scouts will descend on the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine on Sunday for a rally to prepare for the 2017 cookie sales season that will run Jan. 29 through March 12, featuring an addition to the roster, the S'mores Cookie. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first known...

  • Disneyland to add a digital Fastpass option for $10 a day

    Disneyland to add a digital Fastpass option for $10 a day

    Disneyland’s Fastpass ticketing system, which lets visitors avoid the long lines for crowded attractions by booking a ride time, has been a free feature since it was created in 1999. But Disney announced Wednesday that it will let parkgoers use the Disneyland smartphone app to electronically book...

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