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JC Football Preview: Golden West vs. Palomar

Golden West (2-4, 1-0) vs. Palomar (3-3, 1-0) When/where: 1 p.m. Saturday at Golden West Key Rustlers: So. QB Adam Vance; So. WR Zimari Manning; Fr. SS Manase Time; Fr. MLB Joseph Inda. Key Comets: Fr. RB Josh Bernard; Fr. QB Matt Romero; So. WR LaMont Chaney; So. LB Zach Galina. Breakdown: The Rustlers,...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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3 Pulitzer winners among Witte Lecture Series speakers in Newport Beach

3 Pulitzer winners among Witte Lecture Series speakers in Newport Beach

Three Pulitzer Prize winners are on the schedule for the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation's 2016-17 Witte Lecture Series, which begins Oct. 29. The series brings "renowned speakers to the library, providing the public a forum for ideas and conversation about the environment, geopolitics,...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Ex-teacher slits his throat in court after being convicted of raping girl

Ex-teacher slits his throat in court after being convicted of raping girl

A Huntington Beach man slit his throat in a courtroom Wednesday morning after a jury found him guilty of raping a girl when she was 13. Jeffrey Scott Jones, 56, had just been convicted of two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one felony count of continuous sexual abuse. ...

Laguna Beach

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Laguna City Council opposes water district's proposed voting system

When it comes to treating sewage, Laguna Beach wants an equal vote like other cities and water agencies. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously opposed a weighted voting system proposed by Moulton Niguel Water District, one of 10 agencies of the South Orange County Wastewater Authority, which...


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Lily Tomlin tells tales of her early years and characters as she heads to O.C. for a one-woman show



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  • Mailbag: Readers weigh in on national, local politics

    Socialism is threatening our ways For the past century the United States has been hollowed out from within by a continuous attack from the Socialist left. This has cast doubt in the minds of many Americans regarding the sanctity of our basic values and institutions. The great climax of the left's...

  • Commentary: Firefighters association should not campaign

    Have you heard of the wealthy, out-of-town special interest group that endorsed Councilwoman Sandy Genis, former Councilman Jay Humphrey and candidate John Stephens? Many of its members are among the nation's top earners, making more than $250,000 a year in "total compensation," according to Transparent...

  • Commentary: Public employee union donations pose a conflict

    With California cities like Vallejo, Stockton, and San Bernardino filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, you've got to ask yourself, "What is the biggest problem facing local government?" After more than 20 years of public service, as the Orange County treasurer-tax collector, 2nd District...

  • Reader Report: Edison logs another successful Model U.N. conference

    Edison High School's 32nd annual Model United Nations Conference took place in Huntington Beach on Oct. 15-16. Model United Nations (MUN) is a national, competitive debate organization, and Edison's program is one of the top 100 teams in the nation. Students discussed pressing issues from around...

  • Commentary: Measure Y would allow for proper city planning

    In his commentary "Measure Y is unwise and unneeded," (Oct. 13), Byron De Arakal fails to make a persuasive case against Measure Y. Here's why it will benefit the city. Measure Y recognizes that the public will have to live with the results of over-development for at least a generation. It returns...


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  • Police Files for Oct. 21

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 2000 block at 2:50 a.m. Friday. Newport Beach Jamboree Road: Larceny was reported in the 1500 block at 6:06 a.m. Friday. Seashore Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 4400 block at 8:32 a.m. Friday. Via Lido:...

  • Police Files for Oct. 20

    Costa Mesa East 17th Street: Shoplifting was reported in the 200 block at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Newport Beach Westcliff Drive: Trespassing arrest was reported in the 1700 block at 5:11 a.m. Thursday. Clay Street: Hit-and-run was reported in the 2400 block at 8:23 a.m. Thursday. 16th Street: Petty theft...

  • Pair with drugs and shotgun in car arrested after chase in Fountain Valley, police say

    Pair with drugs and shotgun in car arrested after chase in Fountain Valley, police say

    A man and a woman who police say had a shotgun and methamphetamine in their car were arrested after a brief chase in Fountain Valley, authorities said. Police attempted a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Los Gatos Street at 11:32 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Valley police...

  • Fire at duplex displaces 3 residents in Costa Mesa

    Three people were displaced by a fire that caused serious damage to their Costa Mesa home, authorities said. Firefighters responded to a report of a blaze at a single-story duplex in the 2200 block of Pomona Avenue at 4:46 p.m. Tuesday, said Battalion Chief Bill Kershaw of the Costa Mesa Fire &...