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Police investigating double killing in South L.A.

Detectives were investigating a fatal shooting Thursday in South Los Angeles that left two men dead, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 1:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of East 84th Place in the Florence area, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido. Two men, ages 19 and 20, were walking...

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  • Suspicious box shuts down traffic on Burbank street near freeway

    Suspicious box shuts down traffic on Burbank street near freeway

    Traffic was closed near a freeway offramp during rush hour late Thursday afternoon after police received word of a suspicious box left near a Burbank church. The Burbank Police Department received a call sometime around 3:20 p.m. of a suspicious-looking item near the entrance to the Spiritworks...

  • Around Town: Pacific Food & Wine Classic comes to Newport Dunes this weekend

    Around Town: Pacific Food & Wine Classic comes to Newport Dunes this weekend

    The inaugural Pacific Food & Wine Classic, featuring “summer-inspired” cuisine, jazz music and more, comes to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The food will include more than 100 chef-created dishes, plus wines, beers and cocktails. Live culinary demonstrations...

  • Minor League Baseball Update: Rodriguez takes flight in Mexico

    Minor League Baseball Update: Rodriguez takes flight in Mexico

    Angel Rodriguez (Glendale Community College, 2014): Pericos de Puebla pitcher: The former Glendale Community College and Cal State Northridge pitcher made the international jump this year as he signed with the Pericos de Puebla, a Mexican League Triple-A squad. Rodriguez has seen plenty of action...

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  • Chef Mark McDonald draws on memories of Italy at Old Vine Café

    Chef Mark McDonald draws on memories of Italy at Old Vine Café

    Chef Mark McDonald grew up in Huntington Beach, but the heart of his cooking — accessible tasting menus and bistro breakfasts are the backbone of his Costa Mesa restaurant, Old Vine Café — comes straight from southern Italy, a place he calls a “home away from home.” McDonald opened Old Vine at...

  • Newport Harbor High grad publishes biography of trans community activist

    Newport Harbor High grad publishes biography of trans community activist

    When Newport Beach native Sophia Leveque first saw the name Gwendolyn Ann Smith, she was intrigued. Leveque, 23, was taking part in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon held at her alma mater, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. The event — typically held at universities, museums and cultural institutions...

  • Kids and service dogs learn together at Segerstrom's music and dance school

    Kids and service dogs learn together at Segerstrom's music and dance school

    A partnership between a program at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa and Canine Companions is allowing a few furry friends and some tykes to each lend a helping hand. Or paw. After the opening of Segerstrom’s School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities in the spring,...

  • SCR kids go boldly ‘Into the Woods’

    SCR kids go boldly ‘Into the Woods’

    If the future of the American theater rests with performing young companies such as South Coast Repertory’s Summer Players from the SCR Theater Conservatory, well, the medium is in excellent hands. Each summer, these teenage — and tween-age — thespians present a full-blown Broadway-born musical...

  • From H.B. High to mythical wildlife: Children's book author has adventures to tell

    From H.B. High to mythical wildlife: Children's book author has adventures to tell

    Mythical wildlife may not exist, but because of Todd Calgi Gallicano’s book, they will be alive in the imaginations of children and adults. Gallicano, an author who spent part of his childhood in Huntington Beach, will release “Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw,” the first tale in the Sam London...

  • Improvement key for Glendale High football

    Improvement key for Glendale High football

    Progress is the goal and expectation for the Glendale High football team in 2017. Last season, the Nitros struggled to their second consecutive 1-9 campaign that included an 0-7 mark in Pacific League play. The team’s one bright spot came via a 35-14 victory over Desert Mountain League runner-up...

  • Judicial watchdog issues 'severe public censure' against San Diego County judge

    Judicial watchdog issues 'severe public censure' against San Diego County judge

    The state judicial discipline agency issued a “severe public censure” against San Diego Superior Court Judge Gary Kreep on Thursday, stopping just short of removing him from the bench. The punishment is the second most serious that the Commission on Judicial Performance can assess against a judge....

  • CdM’s Pulice scores seven as Team USA wins again in Serbia

    CdM’s Pulice scores seven as Team USA wins again in Serbia

    Corona del Mar High incoming sophomore Tanner Pulice scored seven goals as the USA Water Polo Cadet national team blanked Moldova, 21-0, on Thursday at the Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia. Pulice, an attacker, helped Team USA improve to 3-0 in the tournament. He is one of three...

  • 16 candidates seek Mesa Water District board seat

    16 candidates seek Mesa Water District board seat

    Sixteen people have applied for a Mesa Water District board seat left vacant by the recent resignation of Ethan Temianka. The candidates are Samson Alfi, Jeremy Davis, Marice DePasquale, Ron Green Jr., Stanley Hill, Wallid Kazi, Peter Kim, Al Morelli, Andrew Nielson, Tom Pollitt, Brent Scharnberg,...

  • H.B. and Costa Mesa account for more than 1,200 opioid-related ER visits in 4 years in O.C. study

    H.B. and Costa Mesa account for more than 1,200 opioid-related ER visits in 4 years in O.C. study

    Emergency room visits stemming from opioid use increased by 141% in Orange County from 2005 to 2015, with large numbers of patients coming from Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Anaheim and Santa Ana, according to a study released this week by the Orange County Health Care Agency. More recently, between...

  • Long-term commitment to California’s water resources is essential

    Long-term commitment to California’s water resources is essential

    Throughout the history of the West, the old adage remains true: “water is worth fighting for.” I believe our national parks are also worth fighting for. They are cherished places collectively known as “America’s best idea.” To protect both water and National Parks and in response to increasing...

  • A Word, Please: Typos happen, but this is ridiculous

    A Word, Please: Typos happen, but this is ridiculous

    I don’t like to complain about typos. Mistakes happen. Even the best writers and editors can let them slip by. And Lord knows I’ve made my share. Nor do I like to point to typos and say, “Look, here’s proof that editing standards are going down the tubes.” It’s too unscientific. If it seems that...

  • Laguna Planning Commission says retail specialist would be an asset to downtown commerce

    Laguna Planning Commission says retail specialist would be an asset to downtown commerce

    The Laguna Beach Planning Commission liked the idea of bringing a retail specialist on board to advise the city on the latest industry news. Commissioners did not officially vote Wednesday night, but gave their takes on commercial uses in Laguna’s downtown as they discussed revisions to the downtown...

  • Costa Mesa alumna Day-Monroe fares well in IAAF World Championships

    Costa Mesa alumna Day-Monroe fares well in IAAF World Championships

    Two-time Olympian and Costa Mesa High alumna Sharon Day-Monroe polished off her fifth appearance at the IAAF World Championships with a season-best showing in the 800 meters. She placed sixth with a time of 2 minutes 12.64 seconds, closing out the women’s heptathlon with a 926-point boost to her...

  • The Crowd: Gentlemen’s Smoker raises funds for student scholarships

    The Crowd: Gentlemen’s Smoker raises funds for student scholarships

    The 23rd annual Gentlemen’s Smoker celebrated another summer evening on the gold coast attracting more than 100 natty gents in blazers and Hawaiian shirts, raising $70,000 for the Balboa Bay Club’s Student Scholarship Fund benefiting college-bound youth from the Newport-Mesa school district. Hosted...

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  • Newport teen’s invention against school shootings: bulletproof skateboard

    Newport teen’s invention against school shootings: bulletproof skateboard

    A Newport Beach teenager has come up with an unlikely invention to help protect students in case of a school shooting: a bulletproof skateboard. Griffin Burke, 19, had the idea after a former Ph.D. student killed a professor and himself on the UCLA campus last year. Burke, a political-science student...

  • 1,000 animals found at illegal Northern California boarding facility

    1,000 animals found at illegal Northern California boarding facility

    An animal welfare organization says it has rescued more than 1,000 llamas, horses, cows, goats, chickens and other animals from an illegal boarding facility in Northern California where many of them were being mistreated. Salinas television station KSBW reports Wednesday that a calf and a steer...

  • High School Football Preview: Barons striving for improvement in 2017

    High School Football Preview: Barons striving for improvement in 2017

    Jimmy Nolan is nothing if not honest. And, by Nolan’s estimation, last year’s Fountain Valley High football team was arguably the worst in school history. “I’m not too proud to say that it was led by me,” he said. Circumstances maybe worked against the Barons. Nolan was hired late in the game last...

  • Lawsuit by Newport activist accuses councilwoman of defamation in records fee flap

    Lawsuit by Newport activist accuses councilwoman of defamation in records fee flap

    A frequent critic of Newport Beach government has sued the city, alleging that Councilwoman Diane Dixon defamed him when she called him out at a City Council meeting about more than $600 in public records fees that he says he doesn’t owe. Mike Glenn filed the suit Aug. 4 in response to Dixon’s ...

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti will travel to New Hampshire to rally Democrats

    Mayor Eric Garcetti will travel to New Hampshire to rally Democrats

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will travel to New Hampshire this month to campaign for a fellow Democrat, the politician’s latest trip to a presidential swing state. Garcetti will visit Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 28 to help mayoral candidate Joyce Craig, Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said Wednesday....

  • Roosevelt Middle School’s new principal welcomes students back to campus

    Roosevelt Middle School’s new principal welcomes students back to campus

    As Wednesday morning marked the first day of school for the Glendale Unified School District, it was also Kyle Bruich’s first day as principal at Roosevelt Middle School. Bruich is among four new principals joining the district this year with about 26,000 students returning to school campuses undergoing...

  • Local gymnast to compete in P&G Championships

    Local gymnast to compete in P&G Championships

    Matthew Randolph quickly learned how to manage his time at a young age. He balances homework, time with his family and a rigorous training schedule for gymnastics. Practices started off as six hours per week and eventually increased to 18 hours weekly during the school year. During summer, he spends...

  • Sports Briefs: Davis makes NFL preseason debut

    Sports Briefs: Davis makes NFL preseason debut

    Glendale’s Davis takes his licks in opener It was a rough NFL debut for Glendale High defensive back Michael Davis. The former All-Area player logged his first professional action with the Los Angeles Chargers in the team’s preseason opener Sunday at StubHub Center in Carson. The rookie tied for...

  • Fountain Valley’s fountain might flow again, but how much?

    Fountain Valley’s fountain might flow again, but how much?

    The large, long-dry fountain outside Fountain Valley City Hall may bubble and babble again soon, though it probably won’t be as full as it was in its pre-drought days. Landscape architects helping the city brainstorm a future for the fountain — a 17,000-gallon, three-part centerpiece of the city...

  • Indivisible OC chapters plan Saturday rally in Laguna Beach

    Orange County residents will gather Saturday at Laguna’s Main Beach to oppose a demonstration planned Sunday by a group advocating for victims of crimes organizers say have been committed by immigrants illegally living in the United States. Saturday’s rally, led by Indivisible OC 48, Indivisible...

  • Community: Coalition sends kids back to classroom in style

    Community: Coalition sends kids back to classroom in style

    Local youngsters have all the supplies they need for the classroom this school year, thanks to a recent back-to-school celebration. There were 400 donated backpacks given out, along with pens, pencil pouches and folders, said Judith Arandes, executive director of the Burbank Housing Corp., which...

  • Burbank football looking to find identity

    Burbank football looking to find identity

    There are likely those who have lofty expectations for the Burbank High football team this season. After a 2016 campaign that saw the Bulldogs make history and advance to the CIF Southern Section Division VIII championship game, it’s not surprising that some expect much of the same this season....

  • Metro tests airport-style body scanners aimed at detecting guns and explosives

    Metro tests airport-style body scanners aimed at detecting guns and explosives

    Commuters hurrying through Union Station toward their Metro trains Wednesday morning encountered a new obstacle near the entrance to the subway: an airport-style body scanner, designed to detect hidden weapons and explosives. As passengers walked between two tall silver columns, short-wave radio...

  • CdM’s Harbilas commits to Stanford for women’s water polo

    CdM’s Harbilas commits to Stanford for women’s water polo

    Chloe Harbilas can remember the feeling from years ago, when she would head to the Bay Area to compete in the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. Playing at Stanford was special. Starting next year, Corona del Mar High incoming senior plans to make the Avery Aquatic Center her full-time home after...

  • Costa Mesa to install new fencing around 8 vernal pools in Fairview Park, home to fairy shrimp

    Costa Mesa to install new fencing around 8 vernal pools in Fairview Park, home to fairy shrimp

    New fencing is coming to eight of Fairview Park’s vernal pools in a project that Costa Mesa officials say will better mark and protect the park’s biologically sensitive areas. Cable rail fencing will be installed around all seven vernal pools on the west side of the 208-acre park, as well as one...

  • Youth basketball: Newport Lightning basketball team strikes big in July

    Youth basketball: Newport Lightning basketball team strikes big in July

    The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s under-13 Black team compiled a 10-1 record in July, winning the Big One Championship and finishing runner-up in the Summer Sizzle Tournament in Garden Grove. Nic Peloso, Sanjay Tewari and Jason Plumb led the way for the Lightning. Jordan Stucki made 29 three-pointers...

  • Laguna Beach used as a platform for hatred

    Laguna Beach used as a platform for hatred

    He was the kind of kid you avoided in school — there was always one. And when he rolled by Laguna’s Main Beach on Sunday afternoon yelling “Trump, Trump, Trump” to a group of anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators, it was hard to forgive his lack of context. Why take a protest position and invoke the president’s...

  • L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head

    L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday backed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s picks to oversee City Hall’s new Department of Cannabis Regulation, a vote that comes as officials prepare for legalization of recreational marijuana in California. Cat Packer, the former California coordinator for the Drug Policy...

  • Girls’ Athlete of the Year: Burbank’s Bochard excels in trio of sports

    Girls’ Athlete of the Year: Burbank’s Bochard excels in trio of sports

    Kira Bochard has never been one to limit herself. That philosophy was never more apparent than with Bochard’s approach to sports. Prior to her arrival at Burbank High four years ago, Bochard immersed herself in a wide variety of athletic endeavors. “As a kid, I really played just about every sport,”...

  • Reward offered in theft from Burbank nonprofit

    Reward offered in theft from Burbank nonprofit

    Hoping to catch a trio of thieves behind the robbery of a Burbank nonprofit late last month, two local groups are offering $1,000 for information leading to their arrests. The Burbank Police Officers’ Assn. and the Burbank City Employees Assn. are each offering a $500 reward to anyone with information...

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