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Local cities work to pull down rising cost of pension ‘mess’

Local cities are set to dedicate millions of dollars more per year on top of already-determined payments to try to bring down unfunded employee pension liabilities that are running up to seven times higher than a decade ago. With California’s pension crisis clearly defined, cities are beginning...

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Lynn moves into quarterfinals at SoCal Junior Sectionals

Lynn moves into quarterfinals at SoCal Junior Sectionals

Rebecca Lynn was shy as a young child, so her parents wanted to find an individual sport she could pursue. Growing up in Denver, skiing was an option. But tennis seemed to work, too. Rebecca picked up a racquet. That decision is working out for the Lynn family, who moved to Orange County about...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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2 men charged with pimping out of Costa Mesa motel

Two out-of-state men were charged Thursday with pimping out of a Costa Mesa motel, authorities said. Tyshawn Johnson, 30, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Marco Marcellus Mowry, 34, of Honolulu are facing felony counts of pimping and pandering, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. If...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Review of environmental report is next in Huntington Beach’s analysis of general plan update

Laguna Beach

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Laguna council to adopt two-year budget Tuesday

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday is expected to adopt the city’s budget for the next two fiscal years, which proposes a 20% general fund reserve of $11.8 million, according to a staff report. Laguna’s proposed operating and capital projects budget totals $94.2 million for 2017-18 and $96.3...

Life & Arts

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Gallery at O.C. Great Park celebrates artistic past of El Toro Marine base

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  • Mariner's Mile should not be widened to six lanes

    Mariner's Mile should not be widened to six lanes

    Many of my neighbors and I in the Heights are in opposition to the construction of a six-lane “freeway” along what is fondly referred to as Mariner's Mile. To turn several established neighborhoods upside down to construct a six-lane highway for such a short stretch of land appears to us, in Newport...

  • Home ownership in Orange County is at serious risk for many would-be buyers

    Home ownership in Orange County is at serious risk for many would-be buyers

    I often speak of the nexus between public policies that affect real estate practitioners and those that affect everyone else. Perhaps there is no better example of this nexus than our current affordable housing crisis. While Realtors have trouble finding listings, other people have trouble finding...

  • Republicans remain the party of ‘Just say no,’ and little else

    Republicans remain the party of ‘Just say no,’ and little else

    The GOP truly is the party of Reagan – Nancy Reagan, that is. Its entire agenda consists of the former first lady’s anti-drug mantra: “Just Say No.” No to any policies that address the very real problems in 21st Century America. Our government used to have statesmen on both sides of the aisle who...

  • Immigrants, facing multiple hardships, deserve access to health care

    This June is the fourth annual Immigration Heritage month, which highlights contributions that immigrants have made — and continue to make — in America. It’s a time to celebrate our diversity, as well as to show support for our immigrant colleagues, neighbors and friends. I am a proud daughter...

  • Newport Beach's new budget addresses long- and short-term needs

    Newport Beach's new budget addresses long- and short-term needs

    Newport Beach enjoys extraordinary blessings, including weather, location, fiscal prosperity and community stewards, to name just a handful. Our City Council members and dedicated citizens have worked hard through public outreach and committee work to ensure that our budget meets community expectations....

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