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California pushes back amid fears of Trump immigration crackdown

State officials on Thursday blasted the Trump administration over reports of an imminent immigration enforcement sweep of Northern California and said new state laws will make such action more difficult. California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra warned employers he is prepared to seek fines if they...

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  • Mailbag: Americans should remember Martin Luther King Jr.

    As people of the United States of America, we owe it to the individuals who have stood up before us and those who have sat down for their rights. When we yearn for the thoughts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we reach for courage, hope and desire that when the time comes, we will be able to stand...

  • Burbank slapped with sexual harassment lawsuit over peeping tom ex-employee

    Burbank slapped with sexual harassment lawsuit over peeping tom ex-employee

    Four women filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank on Wednesday, claiming the city is liable for a former co-worker who secretly filmed them undressing for several months in an employee locker room when they worked at the Verdugo Aquatics Facility in 2016. Two of the women in the suit were...

  • Surf City Face-off game is coming

    Surf City Face-off game is coming

    Edison High ice hockey coach David Walker said that he is working on setting up a Surf City Face-off game with Huntington Beach next month. Walker described the process as “halfway” done. The Chargers split two meetings with Huntington Beach last year. The surfboard trophy that the teams fight...

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  • Damon Wayans Jr. to present comedy nights at Skyloft in Laguna Beach

    Damon Wayans Jr. to present comedy nights at Skyloft in Laguna Beach

    Comedian Damon Wayans Jr. will start a weekly comedy night at Skyloft restaurant in Laguna Beach in February. Wayans, a member of the Wayans family of entertainers and a writer and stand-up comedian known for his roles on “Happy Endings” and “New Girl,” will present live entertainment on Tuesday...

  • Around Town: Emergency workers to eat oysters for charity in H.B.

    Area first responders will go shell to shell Saturday in the third annual Shuck-It Competition, a charity oyster-eating contest at Ways & Means Oyster House in Huntington Beach. Local lifeguards and personnel from the Huntington Beach police and fire departments will be given 60 seconds to eat...

  • A Word, Please: Spell-check’s misses are a hit on Twitter

    A Word, Please: Spell-check’s misses are a hit on Twitter

    The party was riven, torn apart by a shocking scandal no one saw coming until Nov. 11 when it exploded on the front page of Alabama’s Times Daily newspaper. “Roy Moore: Party Divided Over Sex Clams.” This headline, tweeted as a screen grab by Twitter user Bremner Editing, is just one of the gems...

  • Grayson Power Plant project should be shelved

    My primary motivation when it comes to developing policies that support clean energy and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is our health and environment. Many decisions made in Sacramento — or at local utilities and by our local governments — determine the health of our children and parents,...

  • White powder sprinkled along Bristol Street, prompting closure, posed no threat, police say

    A white, powdery substance that was dropped along Bristol Street in Costa Mesa on Wednesday and investigated by a hazardous materials team posed no danger, authorities said. Southbound Bristol Street was closed between Red Hill and Irvine avenues for roughly two hours Wednesday evening as hazmat...

  • LGBTQ college student is stabbed 20 times, but was it a hate crime?

    LGBTQ college student is stabbed 20 times, but was it a hate crime?

    They both went to high school at the elite Orange County School of the Arts, but the classmates weren’t particularly close. Blaze Bernstein, home on winter break from the University of Pennsylvania, messaged with Samuel Woodward on Snapchat. On Jan. 2, Woodward drove over and picked him up. Bernstein’s...

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  • Investigators are looking for 'person of interest' in Palmdale triple homicide

    Investigators are looking for 'person of interest' in Palmdale triple homicide

    Authorities on Wednesday identified a “person of interest” in last weekend’s triple homicide in Palmdale, in which a married couple and a son were found dead. Homicide detectives believe James “Todd” Brown, who for one or two years lived on the property where the family was found dead Saturday,...

  • All-Area Girls' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: La Cañada could depend on McKenzie

    All-Area Girls' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: La Cañada could depend on McKenzie

    There was a lot expected of Sophie McKenzie during the 2017 girls’ tennis season. As the No. 1 singles player for La Cañada High, McKenzie was looked upon to set the tone for the team and that often meant winning all three of her sets. Fortunately for La Cañada, the junior almost always came through....

  • All-Area Girls' Doubles Team of the Year: Falcons duo enjoys historic campaign

    All-Area Girls' Doubles Team of the Year: Falcons duo enjoys historic campaign

    There were plenty of times when Rachel Shin and Michelle Jung thought alike. Their like-minded thinking translated into plenty of success for the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis doubles team each time it needed to pick up victories. The seniors mapped out a plan with the goal of wearing down...

  • All-Area Girls’ Tennis Team

    All-Area Girls’ Tennis Team

    Singles Crystal Juan, Senior, Flintridge Prep Former All-Area Girls’ Singles Player of the Year finished 29-6, 22-5 in Prep League. Kristina Kirakosyan, Sophomore, Burbank Advanced to Pacific League semifinal, going 32-4 overall and 10-2 in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. Went 10-2...

  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer blanked by rival

    LOS ANGELES — It’s been a decorated rivalry in Mission League girls’ soccer for the better part of a decade, evidenced by numerous league and CIF championships won. It’s normal for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Harvard-Westlake squads to battle for 80 minutes and end in a tight contest....

  • Does the Hollywood sign need an electric shuttle, an aerial tram — or a second sign?

    Does the Hollywood sign need an electric shuttle, an aerial tram — or a second sign?

    How do you solve a problem like the Hollywood sign? The iconic sign, a perpetual lure for tourists seeking the perfect snapshot, has become a frustration for Hollywood Hills neighbors who complain that a crush of visitors has clogged their residential streets. Aggravation over the crowds has been...

  • Fountain Valley council members say they’re unsurprised by ‘disengaged’ Mark McCurdy’s resignation

    Fountain Valley council members say they’re unsurprised by ‘disengaged’ Mark McCurdy’s resignation

    This week’s resignation of Fountain Valley City Councilman Mark McCurdy didn’t go unmentioned Tuesday at the council’s first meeting without him, though no audience members spoke about the frequently nonconformist councilman’s departure. McCurdy’s former colleague, Councilwoman Cheryl Brothers,...

  • Costa Mesa finalizes new rules for development of 'granny flats'

    Costa Mesa City Council members voted Tuesday night to finalize new local standards for developing accessory housing units, also called “granny flats.” Under the rules — approved on a 3-2 vote, with council members Katrina Foley and John Stephens opposed — such units could be built on lots of at...

  • Fountain Valley Crossings back on council’s front burner

    Fountain Valley Crossings back on council’s front burner

    Fountain Valley Crossings is back. The long-in-the-works rezoning plan went before the Fountain Valley City Council for a refresher course Tuesday night. City planning and building director Matt Mogensen gave a brief recap of the package of zoning changes that could allow redevelopment of 162 acres...

  • Reily steps down as Burroughs football coach

    Reily steps down as Burroughs football coach

    . There were many factors that inevitably led Mike Reily to an important decision. The Burroughs High football coach, who directed the Indians program for two seasons, made the decision to step down as coach. Reily said he spoke with Burroughs Principal Deborah Madrigal on Jan. 10 and informed...

  • Sober-living homes owner withdraws request for Costa Mesa permits

    The owner of two properties used as sober-living homes in Westside Costa Mesa withdrew his request for permits before the City Council could consider the matter Tuesday night. As a result, a Planning Commission decision in November 2016 to deny special use permit applications for the homes at 647...

  • Crews use explosives to blast boulders plugging creeks in Montecito

    Crews use explosives to blast boulders plugging creeks in Montecito

    Micah Gammons, a licensed blaster with Caltrans, has gotten a lot of practice blowing up boulders recently. Last year, there were the 300-ton granite boulders that rolled onto Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County. Now, he’s busting sandstone boulders bigger than an SUV in Montecito. “We usually...

  • Huntington Beach approves group to study airplane noise issues

    Huntington Beach approves group to study airplane noise issues

    At the behest of Huntington Beach residents concerned about an increase in airplane traffic and noise, the City Council decided unanimously Tuesday to create a panel to examine the issues and establish talks with aviation officials. The Air Traffic Noise Working Group will include 10 community...

  • Three still missing in Montecito as crews scramble to clear debris and mud

    Three still missing in Montecito as crews scramble to clear debris and mud

    A line of government officials spent Tuesday evening reassuring Santa Barbara residents that an army of workers, dump trucks and excavators was working to return their battered community to normal, though it may take some time. The community meeting at a local junior high school came ahead of possible...

  • Newport-Mesa teachers to begin testing math curriculum that could replace Swun Math in 6th grade

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District teachers will pilot amath curriculum next month through April, taking another step toward replacing the controversial Swun Math for sixth-graders. The school board Tuesday unanimously approved a $10,000 agreement with Agile Mind, a Texas-based company founded...

  • Newport Beach General Plan favors growth in the airport zone, not citywide

    Newport Beach General Plan favors growth in the airport zone, not citywide

    Re. “Mailbag: City Council appears to have pledged its allegiance to developers”: Local activist Lynn Swain recently argued in the Daily Pilot that the City Council should consider “floating” 2,200 new housing units across Newport Beach and into our existing communities. Ms. Swain thought that...

  • 'New California' is actually an old-school idea for breaking up the state

    'New California' is actually an old-school idea for breaking up the state

    Here we go again. The “New California” movement — launched to little fanfare in 2016 — made a splash in the news this week thanks to the issuance of a public “declaration of independence” calling for the formation of a 51st state in the U.S. and headlines on CBS, USA Today and the Drudge Report....

  • TimesOC: OC Women’s March returning for second annual rally

    TimesOC: OC Women’s March returning for second annual rally

    Good morning. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 17. Here’s what’s been happening around O.C. Top story OC Women’s March will return for second annual rally One year after a women’s rally was held following President Trump's inauguration, activists are preparing to gather for a “Sister March” during the second...

  • Essential California: A house of horrors in Perris

    Essential California: A house of horrors in Perris

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES On the scene When Riverside County sheriff’s deputies entered the Perris house where a married couple was said to be holding their 13 children captive,...

  • As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

    As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

    For days, crews have filled dozens of dump trucks with tangled metal, tire tread, mud and tree branches they cleared from the mudslide wreckage in Montecito. This week they discarded at least 3,500 tons — or about 7 million pounds — of the muck at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, where it will be...

  • Sargent receives send-off at Mesa Verde Classic

    Sargent receives send-off at Mesa Verde Classic

    Tom Sargent has earned the admiration and respect of the Costa Mesa community with over two decades of service at Mesa Verde Country Club. The club’s head professional has been credited with helping to bring about one of the city’s key fundraisers in the Mesa Verde Classic golf tournament, which...

  • Mondrian shooter was angry WeHo hotel made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities say

    Mondrian shooter was angry WeHo hotel made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities say

    A gunman fired several rounds outside the upscale Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood on Tuesday evening in a fit of rage after the hotel staff made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities said. The man was told to leave the hotel after the dispute. As he was leaving, he shot four or five rounds...

  • South L.A. commission backs stiff new rules for oil site near USC

    South L.A. commission backs stiff new rules for oil site near USC

    A South Los Angeles commission upheld city demands Tuesday night to stiffen rules for an oil production site that sits next to homes, overriding objections from the company that runs the Jefferson Boulevard facility. “We all can appreciate the importance of oil and gas … but I don’t think it should...

  • High School Roundup: Corona del Mar boys' soccer earns first league win

    High School Roundup: Corona del Mar boys' soccer earns first league win

    Sophomores Matt Katz and Niko Urban scored goals in Corona del Mar High’s 2-0 win at Northwood in a Pacific Coast League boys’ soccer match on Tuesday. Grant Glessing assisted on both goals. The Sea Kings (7-5-1, 1-2-0 in league) travel to Irvine for a 5 p.m. game on Thursday. Samueli Academy 4,...

  • Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley soccer squads shut out Hoover

    BOYS’ SOCCER Crescenta Valley 2, Hoover 0: The visiting Falcons remained atop the Pacific League following Tuesday’s win. Crescenta Valley (11-4-2, 6-0-1 in league) got goals from Dallas Kaauwai and Ryan Sanfilippo. Hoover (3-7-3, 2-3-2) had just two shots on goal. Burbank 1, Glendale 1: The Nitros...

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