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  • Downey knocks Corona del Mar out in CIF football quarterfinals

    Downey knocks Corona del Mar out in CIF football quarterfinals

    One week removed from delivering perhaps the most thrilling comeback of the 2017 CIF Southern Section playoffs, the Corona del Mar High football team found itself in position to create a little more postseason magic on Friday. Unfortunately for the Sea Kings, there was no one-handed, highlight-reel...

  • Fountain Valley wears down against Golden Valley in CIF football quarterfinals

    Fountain Valley wears down against Golden Valley in CIF football quarterfinals

    From an outsider’s perspective, it seemed that the biggest challenge for Fountain Valley High’s football team on Friday would be moving the ball against Santa Clarita Golden Valley’s defense. The No. 2-seeded Grizzlies allowed just two points in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division...

  • Oaks Christian beats Edison for a second time, ends Edison's football season

    Oaks Christian beats Edison for a second time, ends Edison's football season

    The last time Edison High’s Griffin O’Connor faced Westlake Village Oaks Christian, he played with a 103-degree fever. That was at the start of September, the second game of the season for both football teams. The quarterback saw the Lions again on Friday, and he felt the heat again. This time,...

  • Burbank football topples No. 1 seed on way back to semifinals

    Burbank football topples No. 1 seed on way back to semifinals

    COVINA – A sensational receiving effort from senior Drew Pendleton, gritty and steady quarterbacking from Matthew Porras and a hard-nose resilience from the Burbank High defense turned into a winning combination Friday evening. From the second time in as many seasons, the Bulldogs are heading to...

  • St. Francis football stops second seed, heads to semis

    PERRIS — With victory for the taking and a CIF Southern Section Division III semifinal berth in sight, St. Francis High coach Jim Bonds made another gutsy play call. On third and seven at the 50-yard line with less than a minute to play, Bonds called a play-action pass and quarterback Darius Perrantes...

  • Huntington Beach boys’ water polo routs Grossmont in CIF State SoCal Regional opener

    With the opportunity to extend its season, the Huntington Beach High boys’ water polo team faced El Cajon Grossmont in the opening round of the inaugural CIF State Southern California Regional Division II playoffs on Friday. The Oilers will be returning to the tournament on Saturday. Behind a strong...

  • CdM girls’ tennis advances to CIF SoCal Regional title match

    The Corona del Mar High girls’ tennis team blanked Palos Verdes Pensinula 7-0 on Friday in a CIF USTA Southern California Regionals semifinal at The Claremont Club. CdM will play Arcadia in the Southern California Regional title match on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., also at The Claremont Club. The Sea...

  • Newport Harbor pulls away, advances into CIF State SoCal Regional Division I semis

    Newport Harbor pulls away, advances into CIF State SoCal Regional Division I semis

    You’ll have to excuse Newport Harbor High boys’ water polo coach Ross Sinclair if he’s been checking his phone a lot lately. He’s not trying to be rude. Sinclair’s wife, Coco, is expecting the family’s baby daughter any time now. Her due date was Monday, but as of Friday night, the Sinclairs were...

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  • Back Bay High organizes its first PTSA after pitch from new principal

    Back Bay High organizes its first PTSA after pitch from new principal

    Marc Trocchio was surprised to learn the continuation high school he would be leading as principal this year didn’t have an association for parents, teachers and students. “I was floored,” Trocchio said Friday morning. “That gets parents [and] students involved, even if it’s just one project a...

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  • Laguna Beach High will get new restrooms and snack bar

    Laguna Beach High will get new restrooms and snack bar

    Plans are moving along for a new building near the track at Laguna Beach High School that will offer storage space, a snack bar and restrooms. Laguna Beach Unified School District’s Facilities Director Ryan Zajda earlier this week updated the school board about the project during a study session....

  • Homeless pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey touch down at Hollywood Burbank Airport

    Homeless pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey touch down at Hollywood Burbank Airport

    Local nonprofits and pet stores are hoping to find more than five dozen cats and dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey new homes in Southern California. The Lucy Pet Foundation, a Westlake Village-based nonprofit best known for its free mobile spay and neuter clinics, flew in 63 animals from Houston,...

  • Airport-area midrise proposes 350 apartments plus retail, dining and a park

    Airport-area midrise proposes 350 apartments plus retail, dining and a park

    Developers behind a proposed mid-rise, mixed-use complex in Newport Beach near John Wayne Airport say they have learned from a project that unsuccessfully sought city approval last year. With 350 apartments, a 2,000 square-foot space for a casual restaurant, 5,500 square feet of other retail and...

  • Biz News: Karl Strauss brewpub in Costa Mesa now open after remodel

    Biz News: Karl Strauss brewpub in Costa Mesa now open after remodel

    The Karl Strauss restaurant and brewpub in Costa Mesa has reopened after a full remodel. The restaurant at 901 S. Coast Drive first opened in 2002. The new layout includes a redesigned bar with 24 taps, a more-open floor plan and a new patio. The additional taps will allow a wider variety of rotating,...

  • Costa Mesa council to discuss further extension of city marijuana regulations

    Costa Mesa council to discuss further extension of city marijuana regulations

    Costa Mesa City Council members will consider extending an ordinance meant to maintain local marijuana rules to allow additional time for staff to analyze the local impacts of new state regulations that go into effect in January. If approved Tuesday, the one-year extension sought by city staff...

  • Proposed cuts draw letter of concern from Burbank Unified School District

    Proposed cuts draw letter of concern from Burbank Unified School District

    Burbank Unified school officials plan to draft a letter to the city of Burbank, expressing their disappointment and concern about cuts proposed by city officials totaling over $2 million that pay for certain school programs and services. Steve Ferguson, board president, said during a meeting on...

  • Portion of Glenneyre Street in Laguna to temporarily close

    Portion of Glenneyre Street in Laguna to temporarily close

    A portion of Glenneyre Street between Agate Street and Bluebird Canyon Road in Laguna Beach will close to cars on Nov. 28, according to the city. The closure will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so the Laguna Beach County Water District can work on its equipment. Detours will be in place for vehicles...

  • The Triangle complex in Costa Mesa sells for $55.7M

    The Triangle complex in Costa Mesa sells for $55.7M

    The Triangle — a retail, dining and entertainment center located where Newport Boulevard, Harbor Boulevard and 19th Street intersect in Costa Mesa — was sold recently to an undisclosed buyer for $55.7 million. Terms of the deal were announced this week in a news release from CBRE, which brokered...

  • Sports Briefs: City sends four schools to CIF-SS cross-country finals

    Sports Briefs: City sends four schools to CIF-SS cross-country finals

    City sends four schools to CIF-SS cross-country finals There will be a balance of legacy and youth when the Burbank High girls, Burroughs boys, and individual qualifiers Emily Virtue of Burroughs, Providence’s Carissa Guardado and Bellarmine-Jefferson’s Nick Montijo participate at Saturday morning’s...

  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Students’ writing skills diminishing

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Students’ writing skills diminishing

    Over the years that I have been an English teacher, there has been a steady decline in students’ writing skills. Every time I assign a major piece of writing, one that is multiple pages in length, I brace myself for the avalanche of papers about to be turned in. It’s not the sheer volume of 100-plus...

  • Share Our Selves gathering makes helping the homeless a family activity

    Share Our Selves gathering makes helping the homeless a family activity

    Children and their parents gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to learn more about local homelessness and participate in activities meant to help people who don’t have a permanent roof over their heads. During the two-hour Family Night sponsored by Share Our Selves at its center at 1550 Superior...

  • Laguna park's field to close Monday for maintenance

    Laguna park's field to close Monday for maintenance

    A field at Laguna Beach’s Moulton Meadows Park will be closed beginning Monday for annual maintenance, according to the city. Crews will add seed and a layer of top soil, recreation supervisor Adam Gufarotti wrote in an email. The field will remain closed through Dec. 8. For more information, contact...

  • Video shows moments after sheriff's SUV hits pedestrians on sidewalk in Boyle Heights

    Video shows moments after sheriff's SUV hits pedestrians on sidewalk in Boyle Heights

    Two boys were killed Thursday evening after they were struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department vehicle that was involved in a crash while responding to a radio call of shots fired, authorities said. The three-car crash occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 800 block of South Indiana Street...

  • Essential California: The many warning signs before a gunman's rampage

    Essential California: The many warning signs before a gunman's rampage

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Nov. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Could this have been stopped? Before he killed five in a series of shootings earlier this week, Kevin Neal’s penchant for firing off guns and threatening...

  • The fate of a mural in Boyle Heights renews concerns about gentrification

    The fate of a mural in Boyle Heights renews concerns about gentrification

    Over three decades, the mural at the southwest corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto Street in Boyle Heights has been a backdrop for countless bus commuters, students walking to school and shoppers. “El Corrido de Boyle Heights” — “The Ballad of Boyle Heights” — depicts neighborhood musicians...

  • Torrey Pines ends CdM's girls' volleyball season

    Torrey Pines ends CdM's girls' volleyball season

    During the regular season, the Corona del Mar High girls’ volleyball team proved to itself that it could play with anyone. A four-set victory at Los Angeles Marymount, a team that wound up being the top seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, was evidence of that. After a straight-sets...

  • South Coast Plaza celebrates holidays with 36th annual tree lighting

    South Coast Plaza celebrates holidays with 36th annual tree lighting

    South Coast Plaza’s holiday season began Thursday night with the Costa Mesa shopping center’s annual tree-lighting ceremony. Thousands of people descended on Town Center Park across Bristol Street from the mall and next to the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel to see the 96-foot white fir illuminated...

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