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Homeless man burned to death near Mission Bay

Police are investigating the case of an unidentified homeless man who burned to death in a field near Mission Bay, authorities said. An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer spotted the fire on a vacant lot just north of Pacific Highway near Seaworld Drive about 11:30 p.m Friday, according...

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  • Skydiving Santa drops in on Pacific City in Huntington Beach

    Skydiving Santa drops in on Pacific City in Huntington Beach

    Santa Claus arrived in Surf City on Saturday. As part of an event for Pacific City, the North Pole’s most famous resident skydived onto the beach across from the shopping and dining complex on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. Santa’s appearance was greeted with free Santa hats, photo...

  • Glendale college women fall short of state podium

    FRESNO — It was a bittersweet moment for Glendale Community College sophomore Angelica Salas as she approached the podium at the California Community College Athletic Assn. state cross-country finals Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. For the second straight season, Salas earned All-American...

  • Fountain Valley Hyundai office distributes 2,000 turkeys to O.C. families

    Fountain Valley Hyundai office distributes 2,000 turkeys to O.C. families

    Hyundai Motor America’s headquarters in Fountain Valley distributed about 2,000 frozen turkeys and other items to needy Orange County families Saturday. The company partnered with more than 20 nonprofits to help find the families.

  • 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...

  • Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley cross-country enjoy historic efforts at finals

    Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley cross-country enjoy historic efforts at finals

    RIVERSIDE — Championship Saturday certainly had its share of titles, history and tears for the Crescenta Valley High boys and girls, Flintridge Prep boys and girls and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls at the CIF Southern Section Cross Country Finals in Riverside. The Flintridge Prep girls...

  • Burroughs’ Virtue, Chahal punch tickets to state

    Burroughs’ Virtue, Chahal punch tickets to state

    RIVERSIDE — Though the city’s four cross-country programs sent at least one representative each to Saturday morning’s CIF Southern Section Championships at Riverside Cross Country Course, only two individuals survived and advanced to state. Burroughs High seniors Emily Virtue and Jagdeep Chahal...

  • Gunman in Northern California rampage 'didn't pick the school randomly,' D.A. said

    Gunman in Northern California rampage 'didn't pick the school randomly,' D.A. said

    A gunman’s attack on an elementary school during a deadly rampage in Northern California this week was not a random act as authorities initially thought, prosecutors said Friday. Kevin Janson Neal, 44, smashed a stolen Ford F-150 through the front gates of Rancho Tehama Elementary School on Tuesday...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Speakers bring lessons of unity to John Muir Middle School

    Speakers bring lessons of unity to John Muir Middle School

    John Muir Middle School principal Greg Miller said he wants to make it clear that the school’s first “Muir United” event on Thursday was not a one-off deal, but rather the first step toward educating students about acceptance and tolerance. “Today is a change of mindset, that the kids moving forward...

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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,...

  • 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...

  • Turning on the AC: Area’s best sport heads toward home stretch

    Turning on the AC: Area’s best sport heads toward home stretch

    Every once in a while, I’m asked what I believe is our area’s top sport. This usually happens after one of the local squads wins a CIF championship. For this area, most sports have an ebb and flow. One season Crescenta Valley High football wins a championship, then Burroughs boys’ volleyball claims...

  • Ballot proposal seeks to exempt people without kids in public schools from paying education-related taxes

    A man using a Huntington Beach postal box has submitted a statewide ballot proposal calling for California residents without children in public schools to be exempt from paying school-related taxes. In his Aug. 30 proposal, Lee Olson, chairman of the Committee to End Slavery, asserts that California...

  • 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...

  • Teachers tear it up at Corona del Mar High dance-off

    Teachers tear it up at Corona del Mar High dance-off

    Educators shook their bodies to the beat Thursday night during Corona del Mar High School’s sixth annual Dancing with the Teachers event. Students, parents and faculty members packed the gym at the Newport Beach campus to see teachers and administrators from CdM High and Middle schools team up...

  • Bomb squad is called after hazardous chemicals are found in van in H.B., police say; man arrested

    Bomb squad is called after hazardous chemicals are found in van in H.B., police say; man arrested

    A man was arrested in Huntington Beach on Thursday after officers found what they called hazardous chemicals in his van, police said. Huntington Beach police received a report at about 4:15 p.m. of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Beach Boulevard and Terry Drive, said police spokeswoman Angela...

  • 15 Costa Mesa students get Thanksgiving dinners as part of anti-gang challenge

    15 Costa Mesa students get Thanksgiving dinners as part of anti-gang challenge

    Fifteen students at Wilson Elementary School in Costa Mesa received a special delivery this week, just in time for Thanksgiving. Representatives of the Costa Mesa Police Department, Orange County Probation and the Orange County district attorney’s office, who collaborate as part of the Orange County...

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