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  • 11-year-old's scroll-sawing talent on display at OC Fair

    11-year-old's scroll-sawing talent on display at OC Fair

    The Orange County Scroll Saw Assn. is made up of about 50 men and women up to age 90. But it's the one 11-year-old member who will be leading Orange County Fair visitors in sawing demonstrations this weekend. Jadyn Coulter of Costa Mesa, the association's youngest member, will be shaping animals...

  • Venezia: Searching for the shadow government of Newport Beach

    Venezia: Searching for the shadow government of Newport Beach

    Are you a believer in "cryptocracy"? Shadow governments wielding true executive power? The Illuminati, perhaps? It all certainly makes for intriguing plot lines, but the concept actually finds its roots in history. The Illuminati secret society was founded in 1776 "to put an end to the machinations...

  • La Crescenta resident pleads guilty to using fake employee names to bilk employers

    A 45-year-old La Crescenta woman this week admitted to embezzling roughly $2 million while working as a payroll supervisor for two family-owned companies, using the scheme to bankroll vacations overseas and cosmetic surgery, federal court records show. For almost a decade, Claudia Calderon used...

  • Meeting to discuss community plan for south Glendale focuses on transportation

    A rapid-transit bus may likely be the first transportation improvement in south Glendale in the next several years, while some City Council members said they want to expand Beeline hours and possibly deploy a new streetcar. The discussion took place during the third and final workshop between the...

  • Fremont Park upgrades in play

    Fremont Park upgrades in play

    City Council grants contract to O.C. landscape-architect firm to plan renovations.

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  • 4 arrested after police chase stolen car in Huntington Beach

    4 arrested after police chase stolen car in Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach police chased a stolen car and arrested four people inside after the group tried to flee Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. An officer tried to pull over the vehicle near the intersection of Fifth Street and Pacific Coast Highway at about 4:45 p.m., but the car didn't stop,...

  • Home of the Day: A little bit country in Venice

    Home of the Day: A little bit country in Venice

    Siding salvaged from century-old barns in the Midwest wraps the exterior of this home in Venice, lending a rustic sheen to the renovated two-story. The wood theme continues inside with white oak flooring, rich cabinetry and wall fireplace wrapped in wood paneling. Address: 618 6th Ave., Venice,...

  • 3 to be inducted into Surfers' Hall of Fame

    3 to be inducted into Surfers' Hall of Fame

    Three local men will officially become part of surfing history Friday when they are inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach. Ryan Turner, Shawn Stussy and Blaine "Sumo" Sato will leave their handprints and footprints in wet cement on historical Main Street during a ceremony...

  • Vets get free surf lessons

    Vets get free surf lessons

    Veterans got a chance to learn how to surf when Team Red, White & Blue joined the VA Greater Los Angeles in offering free lessons in Huntington Beach. Team Red, White & Blue is a nonprofit based in Florida whose "mission is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community...

  • No major incidents at U.S. Open, police say

    Huntington Beach police said no major incidents have occurred at the U.S. Open of Surfing as of Wednesday morning. Department spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt said alcohol-related violations within the venue, at Pier Plaza and on surrounding residential streets, have led to citations and arrests, but...

  • Haakenson: Peters relies on patience, knowledge of the waves

    Haakenson: Peters relies on patience, knowledge of the waves

    Derek Peters has surfed in dozens, if not hundreds, of contests during his 23 years, but there is no contest as unique as the Men's Trials at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. It's a 32-man contest with the winner not winning a trophy, a medal or any other type of trinket. The prize is becoming "surfer...

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