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  • Museum House opponents accuse OCMA of using lawsuit to try to squelch free speech

    Museum House opponents accuse OCMA of using lawsuit to try to squelch free speech

    Opponents of the now-scuttled Museum House condominium project are accusing the Orange County Museum of Art of trying to stifle their free speech through its lawsuit challenging the validity of a petition that called for a referendum on the controversial high-rise proposal. In a filing Friday in...

  • Pair of bear sightings reported in Glendale

    Pair of bear sightings reported in Glendale

    As the weather begins to warm up, the Glendale Police Department is asking residents to be mindful of bears in the area after a pair of recent sightings. Both sightings took place on Saturday around Country Club and Greenmont drives and in the 3200 block of Beaudry Terrace, according to police....

  • Fountain Valley High student wins $1,000 scholarship for video on not texting and driving

    Fountain Valley High student wins $1,000 scholarship for video on not texting and driving

    On first thought, one might not draw a connection between driving and playing a sport. But Minh-Khoi Le believes the same level of concentration is necessary to do both. So, he wonders, why do people text while driving? Le, a Fountain Valley High School senior, made a 43-second video showing students...

  • 4 area school employees are finalists for state honors

    4 area school employees are finalists for state honors

    Two employees from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and two from the Ocean View School District are competing to be among the state Classified School Employees of the Year. The California Department of Education is scheduled to announce the winners this month and honor them with a luncheon...

  • Laguna Beach High School earns state Gold Ribbon award

    Laguna Beach High School earns state Gold Ribbon award

    State education officials have selected Laguna Beach High School as one of its Gold Ribbon award winners for 2017. Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing academic content and performance standards in English-language arts, mathematics, science and English-language...

  • Former Mrs. Orange County pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

    Former Mrs. Orange County pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

    A former Mrs. Orange County pleaded guilty Friday to possessing child pornography and lewd acts with a minor, authorities said. Meghan Breanna Alt, 27, was sentenced to three years’ probation and 300 days in county jail, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. She was ordered...

  • Feds redefine Newport’s flood zone; city responds with request to shrink it

    Feds redefine Newport’s flood zone; city responds with request to shrink it

    Newport Beach is challenging the federal government’s revised flood zone boundaries in the city, especially around the Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island, in an effort to save homeowners money on insurance. Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed boundaries, about 4,000 additional...

  • Surfer dies after being pulled from the water at Sunset Beach

    A 46-year-old man drowned while surfing off 19th Street in Sunset Beach, according to Orange County coroner’s officials. Eric Reno of Sunset Beach was pulled from the ocean at about 1 p.m. Friday and was taken to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. He was pronounced dead at 1:48 p.m., according to...

Los Angeles News

  • Edison's Coach 'Mac' is staying strong through breast cancer battle

    Edison's Coach 'Mac' is staying strong through breast cancer battle

    A sign posted on the fence greeted those who came to the Edison High turf soccer field on Saturday morning. “Some people are strong,” the sign read. “Very few are #MacStrong.” When Kerry “Mac” Crooks walked through that gate just after 10 a.m., it surprised some in attendance. The longtime Chargers...

  • Green Day's Mike Dirnt is ready to part with two coastal California homes

    Green Day's Mike Dirnt is ready to part with two coastal California homes

    Mike Dirnt, bassist for the band Green Day, is ready to beat it out of two coastal California neighborhoods. He’s put homes in Newport Beach and Montecito on the market for $3.8 million and $4.8 million, respectively. The Newport property, built in 1967 and recently updated, sits on a corner lot...

  • Santa Ana police chief resigns and takes job as chief of BART Police Department

    Santa Ana police chief resigns and takes job as chief of BART Police Department

    Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas announced this week that he is resigning and taking a job as chief of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department. In a memo dated April 19, Rojas informed Gerardo Mouet, the acting city manager, of his resignation and said he would assist in the selection of...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff honors Kim, Kortoshian, Porto as Women of the Year

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently honored three women with local ties as Women of the Year for 2017. Glendale resident Phyllis Kim, a court interpreter in Korean in Los Angeles, received a bachelor’s degree and interpretation and translation certificate from UCLA. For years, Kim has been active...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff honors Volpei-Gussow, Porto as Women of the Year

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently honored two women with local ties as Women of the Year for 2017. For many years, Burbank resident Karen Volpei-Gussow, a Realtor with Keller Williams World Media Center, has volunteered on numerous boards and special committees. She is currently on the boards...

  • Two Glendale-based nonprofits partner to give veterans financial services

    With help from a grant by Dignity Health, two Glendale nonprofits recently formed a partnership designed to provide more comprehensive services for military veterans and their families. Wellness Works, a veterans’ health group, has operated in Glendale for more than 30 years and began hosting team...

  • Glendale tallies up election final results

    Glendale tallies up election final results

    The results are in. Glendale finalized the outcome of its municipal election Friday as the last of the vote-by-mail and provisional ballots were counted. In the race for City Council, incumbent Ara Najarian received the most votes — 9,962. Challenger Vrej Agajanian came in second with 9,551 votes,...

  • City Council approves improvements on Leland Way

    City Council approves improvements on Leland Way

    A residential street next to the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank is being improved so the neighborhood will be safer and an adjacent soundwall will be less garish. The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to convert a 0.3-mile section of Leland Way from Broadway to the north into a one-way street,...

  • Coastal Commission investigates Brightwater developer's incomplete habitat restoration effort

    Coastal Commission investigates Brightwater developer's incomplete habitat restoration effort

    State authorities are investigating whether a developer that built a 349-home community near the Bolsa Chica wetlands overlooked its mandate to fully restore some area habitat. According to Andrew Willis, an enforcement supervisor for the California Coastal Commission, the agency is probing whether...

  • See's Candies at the Glendale Galleria is closing

    See's Candies at the Glendale Galleria is closing

    The See’s Candies store in the Glendale Galleria is closing Sunday but will be relocated, the South San Francisco-based company confirmed Friday. Jensen DeWees, See’s Candies director of marketing, said the new store will be nearby. “As soon as the details are finalized, we will be sure to let...

  • Newport commission pulls back on Mariners' Mile widening

    Newport commission pulls back on Mariners' Mile widening

    The Newport Beach Planning Commission could put the brakes on a possible widening of West Coast Highway through Mariners’ Mile. City staff and its consultant say the proposed road widening and a revitalization plan for the area are distinct issues, with the revitalization not contingent on widening...

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  • Sublime with Rome pops up in Huntington Beach for a small concert

    Sublime with Rome pops up in Huntington Beach for a small concert

    Ska band Sublime with Rome played to a small but happy crowd at a pop-up acoustic concert Thursday night in Huntington Beach. The show was announced earlier that day, and only the first 200 people to arrive could see it at SeaLegs at the Beach on Pacific Coast Highway. The free event was sponsored...

  • 3 local doctors among dozens accused of insurance scam

    Two doctors from Newport Coast and another from Huntington Beach were among 26 medical professionals and business owners charged this month with participating in a $40-million medical insurance billing and kickback scam, the Orange County district attorney’s office announced Thursday. Authorities...

  • Whittier Law School is closing, due in part to low student achievement

    Whittier Law School is closing, due in part to low student achievement

    When Whittier College officials announced this week they would close their affiliated law school in Costa Mesa, students and faculty reacted with shock, outrage and some tears. But legal experts said Thursday that Whittier has long been on a downslide as it struggles with challenges hitting many...

  • Newport Beach Film Festival kicks off with red carpet and Laird Hamilton film

    Newport Beach Film Festival kicks off with red carpet and Laird Hamilton film

    The 18th annual Newport Beach Film Festival got underway Thursday night with film stars, City Council members and a screening of “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton.” “It’s just a great opportunity to show the beauty of Newport Beach and it’s always a reflection of the arts and culture...

  • President of Buena Park School District arrested on suspicion of trafficking in child pornography

    President of Buena Park School District arrested on suspicion of trafficking in child pornography

    The president of the Buena Park School District Board has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking in child pornography, Fontana police said Thursday. Dennis Brian Chambers, 50, was allegedly found with thousands of pornographic videos and images of children on an electronic storage device after...

  • Alcohol can flow during private events at Costa Mesa Senior Center, council decides

    Alcohol can flow during private events at Costa Mesa Senior Center, council decides

    Groups holding private events in the Costa Mesa Senior Center will now have the option of serving alcohol, a unanimous City Council decided this week. The council Tuesday approved a city staff recommendation to temporarily allow the sale, service and consumption of beer, wine and liquor at the...

  • Activists want stronger citizen review of Anaheim police board

    Activists want stronger citizen review of Anaheim police board

    Five years after Anaheim residents took to the streets to protest police-involved shootings that left two Latino men dead, a group of activists and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California are pushing the City Council for a more robust citizen oversight commission with subpoena...

  • Community college district classified employees call for 'fair and equitable contract'

    Community college district classified employees call for 'fair and equitable contract'

    Classified employees of the Coast Community College District want contract negotiations to move forward without cuts in health benefits. Nate Banditelli, executive director of the Coast Federation of Classified Employees, said members of the union, which represents the district’s non-faculty staff,...

  • Anaheim must pay train station deficit from general fund

    Anaheim must pay train station deficit from general fund

    Anaheim’s signature transportation hub – the $185 million, glittering glass dome known as ARTIC – will for the first time since its opening in 2014 have its entire operating deficit paid out of the city’s general fund. When the city cut the ribbon for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal...

  • Overnight childcare fills void in 24/7 economy

    Overnight childcare fills void in 24/7 economy

    Kids who go to Yessika Magdaleno’s childcare in Garden Grove know to bring their toothbrushes and a blankets when they get dropped off by their working parents. They are not coming for daycare. They are spending the night. Magdaleno, a state-licensed family childcare provider of 16 years, is one...

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