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  • 'There is no race that's superior': Orange County pastor denounces white nationalists during Harvest festival

    'There is no race that's superior': Orange County pastor denounces white nationalists during Harvest festival

    A popular Southern California pastor denounced white nationalists and called for a “spiritual awakening” as he kicked off an annual Christian retreat in Anaheim this weekend attended by more than 25,000 people. “For the followers of Jesus Christ, there is no place for racial bigotry or prejudice...

  • Pacific Wine & Food Classic debuts at Newport Dunes

    Pacific Wine & Food Classic debuts at Newport Dunes

    The Pacific Wine & Food Classic made its debut Saturday at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, and more chefs, wines, demonstrations, discussions and music are on the way Sunday. The event features restaurants including Fig & Olive, Bluewater Grill, Taco Rosa and Sundried Tomato and wineries such...

  • High School Football Preview: Sailors hungry for return to the postseason

    High School Football Preview: Sailors hungry for return to the postseason

    When you have been coaching football for as long as Newport Harbor High coach Jeff Brinkley, you tend to be good at drowning out the outside noise. Some have pointed out that rival Corona del Mar will be the first team to play a game that counts at the Sailors’ renovated Davidson Field, on Friday...

  • Edison, Mater Dei, CdM scrimmage at Huntington Beach

    Edison, Mater Dei, CdM scrimmage at Huntington Beach

    Twice this week, Huntington Beach’s Cap Sheue Field was the venue to the top two high school football programs in the area and the best in the country. No one kept score. Next week they will. The teams scrimmaged on Thursday and Friday, Edison with Mater Dei first, then the following night it was...

  • Laguna Beach crowd protests America First! rally planned for Sunday

    Laguna Beach crowd protests America First! rally planned for Sunday

    A group of about 300 people from around Orange County gathered in Laguna Beach on Saturday as a preemptive response to a right-wing rally planned in the city Sunday. The counter-protesters called their demonstration at Main Beach a show of solidarity and strength before the America First! rally,...

  • Venice rally celebrates diversity as nation struggles with race and politics

    Venice rally celebrates diversity as nation struggles with race and politics

    Dozens of people turned out Saturday for a march and rally in Venice to celebrate diversity and unity following a week of nationwide conflict over racial equality. The peaceful event was one of many taking place around the country as activists push to spread often-dueling messages. The Venice march...

  • L.A. may deny rally permits to hate groups, city attorney says

    L.A. may deny rally permits to hate groups, city attorney says

    City Atty. Mike Feuer said Friday that he would urge Los Angeles officials to consider imposing restrictions or even deny permits to hate groups seeking to rally here in order to prevent the kind of violent clashes that erupted last weekend at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Permits...

  • High School Football Preview: Marina eyeing move out of Sunset League

    High School Football Preview: Marina eyeing move out of Sunset League

    Outside of coach Jeff Turley’s office at Marina High, anyone looking to plop down on a sofa could on Wednesday. Lined up were several sofas. All that was missing was a TV. From the look of things, the Vikings were either going to host an outdoor event, or they were moving. The Vikings could be...

  • Burbank’s bicycle corrals are a hit with riders

    Burbank’s bicycle corrals are a hit with riders

    Soon, there might be more bicycle corrals installed around Burbank as the fixtures are proving to be popular with residents who ride bikes in the city. The City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to continue its bicycle-corral pilot program in Magnolia Park until February and to have city staff...

  • USC downplays fundraising efforts of ex-dean at center of drug scandal

    USC downplays fundraising efforts of ex-dean at center of drug scandal

    USC on Friday moved to further distance itself from the former dean of its medical school at the center of a scandal, downplaying Dr. Carmen Puliafito’s much-touted performance as a fundraiser for the university. USC’s senior vice president for university advancement said in a letter to alumni...

  • Burbank Rose Parade volunteers busy constructing 2018 float

    Burbank Rose Parade volunteers busy constructing 2018 float

    Now that the final color rendering of Burbank’s 2018 Rose Parade float has been released, volunteers with the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. are ready to turn a concept drawing into reality. Parade volunteers stopped by the Burbank City Council meeting on Tuesday to show council members and...

  • SCORE L.A. is in the business of helping start new businesses

    Starting a new business requires fortitude, funding and sometimes a little luck. It may also need some sage advice from someone who has worked in the business world for decades and is primed to help guide entrepreneurs on their new ventures. SCORE L.A. offers mentoring services for those starting...

  • Hoover football optimistic about new prospects

    Hoover football optimistic about new prospects

    There’s been a lot of changes with the Hoover High football team since it ended last season carting off the “Victory Bell.” It was a campaign that saw Hoover make progress, as it started a season 3-0 for the first time since 1958 and defeated cross-town rival Glendale to retain possession of the...

  • Third person convicted in beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji

    Third person convicted in beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji

    A third person has been convicted in the beating death of a USC graduate student that shook the university community, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Jonathan Del Carmen, 22, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the July 24, 2014, killing of Xinran Ji, an engineering student from...

  • Under pilot program, Burbank students gain access to the city's libraries

    Under pilot program, Burbank students gain access to the city's libraries

    More than 1,000 Burbank sixth-graders now have the ability to check out books and access online materials from both their school and any Burbank public library by using just one ID card. The school year kicked off on Monday along with a new pilot program called BConnectED, which is a joint initiative...

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  • Estancia strong in girls’ volleyball tune-up against Santa Ana

    For the students, the summer rarely seems to last long enough. Then again, with the passing of July comes the anticipation of another year of high school sports. Football teams have been seen out on the practice field, and they are not the only ones preparing for the upcoming season. The first...

  • Laguna City Council to consider CVS' appeal to move into Laguna Drug site

    Laguna City Council to consider CVS' appeal to move into Laguna Drug site

    The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider an appeal by CVS Health, which wants to move into a downtown location currently occupied by Laguna Drug. The Planning Commission in June denied the company’s application to amend a conditional use permit and open at 239 Broadway St. Pacific...

  • Newport council's $480,000 rejection sends the wrong message to Sacramento

    Newport council's $480,000 rejection sends the wrong message to Sacramento

    During the Aug. 8 Newport Beach City Council meeting, we experienced one of the most irresponsible and ideologically misguided acts in recent memory. Newport Beach was eligible for $480,000 in needed state funds to improve our streets, specifically for MacArthur Boulevard and University Drive. Rather...

  • Biz News: Eggslice, a breakfast sandwich maker, opens in Costa Mesa's OC Mix

    Biz News: Eggslice, a breakfast sandwich maker, opens in Costa Mesa's OC Mix

    South Coast Collection and its OC Mix center, in Costa Mesa, have new tenants. Eggslice, now open inside the Shuck Oyster Bar, offers a type of breakfast sandwich that had its beginning at farmers markets in Australia. Bono Spera, inside the OC Mix, is a women’s athletic apparel store. It also...

  • Man charged in strangling death of a Lancaster repairwoman

    Man charged in strangling death of a Lancaster repairwoman

    A man accused of strangling a repairwoman in his Lancaster home pleaded not guilty Friday to murder, officials said. Williams Franklin Hughes III, 30, is charged in the death of Lyndi Fisher, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. He is being held on $2.5-million bail. Hughes...

  • USA cadet team, featuring three locals, shocks host Serbia in Darko Cukic tourney

    USA cadet team, featuring three locals, shocks host Serbia in Darko Cukic tourney

    The USA Water Polo Cadet men’s national team upended host Serbia, 8-7, on Friday to stay perfect in the Darko Cucic Memorial Tournament in Belgrade. Earlier Friday, the team beat Australia, 16-4. The U.S. cadet team is now 5-0 in the tournament, having already recorded wins over Malta, Slovakia...

  • Huntington Beach teens use amateur art as an agent of change

    Huntington Beach teens use amateur art as an agent of change

    To Laura Nguyen, art isn’t just something pretty to look at. She believes it can be an agent of societal change. Laura and her friend and fellow Huntington Beach High School senior Lauren Skinner run an online nonprofit organization that seeks to use art as fuel for local charitable efforts. Their...

  • O.C. mass shooter is spared death penalty in case tainted by jail informant scandal

    O.C. mass shooter is spared death penalty in case tainted by jail informant scandal

    For years, allegations that Orange County law enforcement officials used a secret network of jailhouse informants to violate inmates’ constitutional rights have roiled the region’s criminal justice system. The so-called snitch scandal has led to the retrial of several convicted killers, sparked...

  • Burbank Unified renews contract for mental health and wellness centers

    Burbank Unified renews contract for mental health and wellness centers

    The mental health and wellness program in the Burbank Unified School District will continue at least another year after the school board renewed the district’s contract with the Family Service Agency of Burbank, a local nonprofit agency, on Thursday. Wellness centers at John Burroughs and Burbank...

  • CdM’s Rodman training with U17 national team

    CdM’s Rodman training with U17 national team

    Corona del Mar High incoming sophomore Trinity Rodman will participate in a week-long training camp with the United States Under-17 Women’s National Soccer Team, beginning Sunday in Portland, Ore. Rodman, 15, has previously played with the U14 and U16 national teams. She was called up by coach...

  • External review of downtown Huntington Beach group recommends hiring a CEO

    External review of downtown Huntington Beach group recommends hiring a CEO

    The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District should hire a chief executive and be more “nimble and quick to respond to issues affecting downtown,” according to an external review meant to improve the organization’s business practices. The findings will be presented to the City Council...

  • In the wake of Charlottesville, think back to the inspiring words of Kennedy and Reagan

    The impact of what happened Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va., has not been lost on my Laguna Beach friends and yours truly. Talk about your darker angels. It is beyond a crime when someone makes himself out to be judge, jury and executioner. That is exactly what a white supremacist did when, according...

  • Bay Area man celebrating his honeymoon was killed in Barcelona terror attack

    Bay Area man celebrating his honeymoon was killed in Barcelona terror attack

    A Northern California man was one of the 13 people killed in Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, family members confirmed. The father of Jared Tucker, a 42-year-old Lafayette resident, told KGO-TV that his son’s wife had tentatively identified his remains. Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes,...

  • Newport luxury apartment complex OKd to stage live entertainment

    Newport luxury apartment complex OKd to stage live entertainment

    Newport Beach’s newest luxury apartment complex is now clear to have live entertainment on the grounds. Villas Fashion Island got Planning Commission clearance Thursday to amend its permit to allow live entertainment and an outdoor sound system. The entertainment, not limited to musical acts, could...

  • Filomena’s hasn't found a cake it won't make

    Filomena’s hasn't found a cake it won't make

    Newport Heights resident Carleen Butterfield couldn’t find anyone to make an orange-flavored, orange-colored birthday cake. “How about lemon?” was the standard response from local bakeries — that is, until she put the word out on Nextdoor where Linda Johnsen read her post and agreed to do it. Johnsen...

  • Edison quarterback Griffin O’Connor commits to Yale

    Edison quarterback Griffin O’Connor commits to Yale

    Edison High senior quarterback Griffin O'Connor has committed to Yale's football program, Chargers football coach Jeff Grady said on Friday. O'Connor, who decommitted from UNLV on Monday, said he could not pass up on the Ivy League school. “I'm trying to look more at the 40-, 50-year plan, rather...

  • Gray whale leaves Newport Harbor and continues up the coast

    Gray whale leaves Newport Harbor and continues up the coast

    The juvenile gray whale that had been making itself at home in Newport Harbor since last week is continuing its journey up the coast, authorities said Friday. Officials with the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spent several hours...

  • Glendale police investigating late-night stabbing

    Glendale police investigating late-night stabbing

    An argument between two people turned violent Thursday night, resulting in a man being stabbed on a Glendale street, according to police. The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Alameda Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard. Tahnee Lightfoot, a spokeswoman for the Glendale Police...

  • High School Football Preview: Laguna Beach has eyes on league’s top prize

    High School Football Preview: Laguna Beach has eyes on league’s top prize

    The voice of John Shanahan perks up with excitement and optimism when asked to discuss his Laguna Beach high school football team. “The kids have worked their butts off over the last 18 months to become the best football program we could be,” the Breakers coach says. Shanahan is heading into his...

  • Girls’ Tennis Preview: Burbank looks to stay among league’s top teams

    Girls’ Tennis Preview: Burbank looks to stay among league’s top teams

    Nicole Merrit was a four-year starter and an All-Area singles player for Burbank High who advanced to the Pacific League doubles semifinals in 2016. She was a former league doubles champion and a third-place finisher in singles during her tenure with the Bulldogs. However, even with the departure...

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