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  • Newport-Mesa studies adjusting trustee areas to even out populations

    Newport-Mesa studies adjusting trustee areas to even out populations

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is considering readjusting its trustee area boundaries to make them more equal in population. "It [will] give a representation that each area is uniform across the district," board President Karen Yelsey said Friday. "They're [currently] very out of balance."...

  • Got $11 million? You could own Warren Buffett's Laguna Beach house

    Got $11 million? You could own Warren Buffett's Laguna Beach house

    Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett is placing his Laguna Beach house on the market for $11 million, Villa Real Estate listing agent Bill Dolby said Friday. The 3,588-square-foot, six-bedroom house, at 27 Emerald Bay, sits steps from the beach on a corner lot offering ocean views...

  • Pension liability leaves Newport facing tough choices, officials say

    With city officials projecting that Newport Beach's payments to the state's public employees pension fund could be up to $16 million more next fiscal year, the city Finance Committee heard a lengthy presentation Thursday about the city's unfunded pension obligations. Officials also noted there...

  • Storm dumps rain, closes roads, downs trees and halts flights in O.C.

    Storm dumps rain, closes roads, downs trees and halts flights in O.C.

    A powerful storm that began pummeling Orange County Friday afternoon resulted in road closures, power outages and canceled flights and caused a tree to fall onto parked cars. The storm, which forecasters say could be the strongest of the season, could dump up to 3 inches of rain along the coast...

  • Who stole $1,600 worth of potted plants in Fountain Valley?

    Who stole $1,600 worth of potted plants in Fountain Valley?

    Fountain Valley police are seeking the public's help in identifying two men suspected of stealing $1,600 worth of potted plants last month. Security camera footage shows the men making off with the plants in the 10700 block of Warner Avenue just after midnight Jan. 22, according to Fountain Valley...

  • Newport plastic surgeon put on 3-year probation over medication prescriptions

    A Newport Beach plastic surgeon has been disciplined by the state Medical Board following accusations that he overprescribed Ambien, painkillers and anti-anxiety medication to patients for years after they underwent procedures. Dr. Walton Montegut agreed this month to enroll in courses related...

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