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  • Newport marina rents going up, but less than planned 5 years ago

    Newport marina rents going up, but less than planned 5 years ago

    Rents will increase soon for commercial marina operators in Newport Beach, but not as much as they could have. The City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night amending the rate structure for rent that commercial marinas in Newport Harbor pay the city. But city staff and Mayor Kevin Muldoon took...

  • 1 dead, 2 others hospitalized after authorities find white powder in Santa Ana apartment

    1 dead, 2 others hospitalized after authorities find white powder in Santa Ana apartment

    A man’s death and the presence of a white powdery substance found inside a Santa Ana apartment Wednesday triggered a large emergency response when authorities feared the chemical could be lethal. When police responded to a medical emergency in an apartment in the 800 block of Fairview Street, they...

  • Laguna looks for ways to save its ailing 135-year-old pepper tree at City Hall

    Laguna looks for ways to save its ailing 135-year-old pepper tree at City Hall

    The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday favored exhausting more options before deciding the fate of a 135-year-old pepper tree that greets visitors to City Hall. In a unanimous vote, the council took up resident Thilde Peterson’s offer to put the city in touch with specialists in diseased trees...

  • Laguna unveils new Mountain Road beach stairs

    Laguna unveils new Mountain Road beach stairs

    Laguna Beach officials Tuesday welcomed new stairs and an overlook area, among other improvements, at the Mountain Road beach access area. The city held a ribbon cutting to mark completion of the project, which included new landscaping, lighting and bicycle racks, according to a news release. Mountain...

  • Ban on recreational marijuana businesses OK'd by Huntington Planning Commission

    Ban on recreational marijuana businesses OK'd by Huntington Planning Commission

    The Huntington Beach Planning Commission approved a zoning amendment Tuesday night that would prohibit the sale or distribution of non-medical marijuana by businesses in the city. It also would regulate the cultivation of recreational marijuana. The commission voted 6-1, with member Dan Kalmick...

  • Longtime Burbank karaoke bar will have its final encore on Friday

    Longtime Burbank karaoke bar will have its final encore on Friday

    When you stand outside Sardo’s Grill & Lounge in Burbank at about 7 p.m., the hum of vehicles driving down the nearby Ventura (134) Freeway fills the air. However, step inside the establishment two hours later and you’ll immediately hear someone singing hits such as Neil Diamond’s “America.” The...

  • Glendale Unified to roll out free phone app for parents

    The Glendale Unified School District will debut a new smartphone app in the coming months that will allow users to anonymously report bullying, vandalism or a need for school maintenance via a tip line, which can also be used to make suggestions. The tips can also include a photo and geotag. “It’s...

  • Police investigating whether fast-food robberies were committed by the same gunman

    Police investigating whether fast-food robberies were committed by the same gunman

    Police in Costa Mesa are working with neighboring police departments to investigate whether there’s a connection between a robbery Tuesday at a local McDonald’s and about a dozen other robberies of Orange County fast-food restaurants this month in which a man with a handgun demanded cash and fled....

  • Inmates in O.C. jailbreak last year recorded video of their escape

    Inmates in O.C. jailbreak last year recorded video of their escape

    Remember the jailbreak last year in Orange County? Now, a video has emerged showing parts of the incident. The video shot with a contraband cellphone shows the January 2016 escape of the three prisoners at the the jail in Santa Ana. KNBC-TV, which aired parts of the video Tuesday, says it was provided...

  • Glendale establishes trust fund to mitigate escalating pension costs

    Glendale establishes trust fund to mitigate escalating pension costs

    Last week, the Glendale City Council voted to establish a pension trust fund and a new General Fund Reserve policy in an attempt to quell the growing costs of contributions from the city’s General Fund toward the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, or CalPERS. Council members will establish...

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  • Burbank seeks artists to paint utility boxes

    Burbank seeks artists to paint utility boxes

    Burbank’s Cultural Arts Commission is looking for a second batch of artists who would be willing to help beautify the city by painting murals on utility boxes. The Burbank Arts Beautification Program, which is part of the city commission, is moving forward with plan to spruce up five more Burbank...

  • Glendale Youth Alliance earns top honor from Sen. Portantino

    Glendale Youth Alliance earns top honor from Sen. Portantino

    The Glendale Youth Alliance, a nonprofit that has helped at-risk youth with work programs and training for more than 20 years, was recently recognized by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) as the district’s Nonprofit of the Year. Since 1993, the alliance has provided jobs and...

  • High school students learn financial responsibility through Burbank City Federal Credit Union

    High school students learn financial responsibility through Burbank City Federal Credit Union

    Area high school students learned about financial responsibility and mobile banking Monday during a program that also covered topics such as safety and fraud. The program, called Independent Advantage, was started 18 years ago by Burbank City Federal Credit Union, which hosts a class of 40 students...

  • Recent water well failures leave Fountain Valley with only two still working

    Recent water well failures leave Fountain Valley with only two still working

    Four of Fountain Valley’s six municipal water wells are down at once with pump failures, and the city is working to bring two back online at an estimated cost in the tens of thousands of dollars. City Public Works Director Mark Lewis said redundancies in the local water network give Fountain Valley...

  • On the Town: Kiwanis Club honors member who spearheaded annual gala

    On the Town: Kiwanis Club honors member who spearheaded annual gala

    Every organization, even those blessed with the most energetic and devout members, always has those who take their commitment to the cause a step beyond the rest. While the Kiwanis Club of Burbank has been, and is, fortunate to have many dedicated members, each one would agree Marsha Jackson is...

  • Sharapova proves sharp for O.C. Breakers

    Sharapova proves sharp for O.C. Breakers

    Maria Sharapova got her tennis done early on Monday night. The former No. 1 played in the first two sets of the night for the Orange County Breakers, women’s doubles and women’s singles, before a sold-out crowd at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach. After that, she sat on the bench and cheered...

  • On the Town: Decorating contest is icing on the cake during celebration

    On the Town: Decorating contest is icing on the cake during celebration

    Members of a local business women’s organization brought their flair for creativity to the group’s recent installation luncheon. A handful of members took part in a cake-decorating competition during the Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn.’s 54th “Night of Celebration” at...

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