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Daily Pilot High School Football Player of the Week: Leonard is a running machine

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Global warming's impact will grow, UCI study finds

A group of UC Irvine researchers has concluded that global warming's impact on Earth will be more severe over the next century because the planet's soil absorbs less atmospheric carbon dioxide than previously thought. In a study published Friday, a group of researchers, headed by lead author Yujie...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Election 2016: Fountain Valley voters to decide on proposed 1% tax increase

After a decade of financial trouble, on Nov.8 Fountain Valley voters will decide to support or deny a proposed 1% sales tax increase to boost city coffers. After months of research by city Finance Director David Cain, many city officials have backed the measure, determining that the tax increase...

Laguna Beach

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Laguna holds its annual Brooks Street Surfing Classic

Laguna holds its annual Brooks Street Surfing Classic

One hundred surfers participated in the 53rd Brooks Street Surfing Classic Saturday and Sunday in Laguna Beach. The contest, open to Laguna residents, featured competitors in a variety of age groups and included longboard, bodyboard and paddleboard divisions. Contestants encountered swells that...


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Live orchestra to perform at Segerstrom movie screenings

Live orchestra to perform at Segerstrom movie screenings

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa will feature "The Godfather" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" screenings with a symphony orchestra performing the films' music live. "The Godfather" has two performances on Saturday at 1 and 7:30p.m. with an orchestra playing Nino Rota's...



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  • Commentary: Recounting the bloodiest battle in American history

    On Sept. 17, 1862, the bloodiest battle in American History occurred at Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Md. In a series of engagements throughout the day, over 22,700 men were killed, wounded or missing. It was the first major battle to take place on Union soil when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee...

  • Mailbag: 'Snowden' reminded me of being a victim of hacking

    Recently, the movie "Snowden" came out in theaters, and I must say the topic hits pretty close to home, considering what I experienced in November with my personal digital footprint being hacked. I filed police reports, and to protect myself from further privacy invasions, I deleted my social media...

  • Commentary: Golf tournament reminds of the game's challenges

    As the annual Toshiba Classic approaches, let's talk golf. As a sports psychologist who enjoys working with golfers at all levels, and one who played competitive golf from age 11 through college, and then again two decades later, I understand firsthand how difficult it can be to manage our nerves....

  • Commentary: Measure Y would put a check on Eastside growth

    In June of this year, by a 3-2 vote, the Costa Mesa City Council approved an update to the General Plan that created an overlay along Newport Boulevard that will allow 4- to 5-story apartment buildings with six-level parking structures. These huge buildings, which may one day loom over nearby single-family...

  • Commentary: CdM made decisions with health of students in mind

    News goes viral contingent on its ability to resonate and relevancy — or its sexy and salacious nature. In the case of Corona del Mar High School last week, it was both. Corona del Mar High made national headlines when the flames of bad decisions, fueled by winds of rivalry-game emotion, parental...


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  • Police Files for Sept. 29

    Costa Mesa Vanguard Way: Petty theft was reported in the 2300 block at 5 p.m. Wednesday. West Wilson Street: Burglary was reported in the 100 block at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Tanana Place: Auto theft was reported in the 900 block at 10 p.m. Wednesday. * Newport Beach Ocean Lane/Iris Avenue: Vandalism of...

  • Man, claiming to be a fire official, suspected of fraudulent inspections

    A Newport Beach man who pretended to be a fire marshal and charged area businesses for fraudulent inspections pleaded not guilty in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Brian Lee Carsten, 36, has been charged with four felony counts of second-degree burglary, four felony counts...

  • Police Files for Sept. 28

    Costa Mesa Pomona Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 2000 block at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. Harbor Boulevard: Shoplifting was reported in the 3000 block at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 2600 block at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday. Newport Beach...

  • Driver arrested, suspected of DUI and hit-and-run after car hits bicyclist in Costa Mesa

    A woman was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and drunk driving Tuesday after a car hit a bicyclist in Costa Mesa, authorities said. Police responded to the area of West 19th Street and Monrovia Avenue at 10:48 p.m., where they found a bicyclist lying on the ground with leg lacerations and a...