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Boys' Water Polo: Edison stops Barons in OT

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Around Town: Vanguard presents productions of Shakespeare classic

Performances of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be staged this weekend at the Lyceum Theater at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. "Our theater students bring a new light to this nearly 400-year-old play," Susan Berkompas, chairwoman of the department of the arts, said in...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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2 home burglars sought in Fountain Valley

Police were searching Tuesday for two people who stole items from a Fountain Valley home, authorities said. Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 18000 block of Santa Ramona Street at 12:52 p.m. Oct. 17, police said. The burglars were gone by the time police arrived. Police said the...

Laguna Beach

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Costumed dodgeball tournament raises $13,000 for Laguna schools

Costumed dodgeball tournament raises $13,000 for Laguna schools

SchoolPower's seventh annual Dodgeball Tournament on Wednesday raised about $13,000 for the Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to a news release. Sixty-two teams of costumed students and adults, including teachers from all four district schools and Laguna Beach police and firefighters,...


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New venue will keep the concert culture alive in Irvine

New venue will keep the concert culture alive in Irvine

Concertgoers in Orange County saddened with the closing of Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre this month can look forward to a new venue less than two miles away without missing a beat. Land developer FivePoint Communities in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment unveiled a joint plan to construct...



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  • Mailbag: Senator benefits from pensions he decries

    It is amazing, but not surprising, to again find state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) attacking public service employees in his Oct. 21 letter to the Daily Pilot ("Commentary: Public employee union donations pose a conflict"). Moorlach has made a career going after the pensions of teachers,...

  • Commentary: Take off your mask this Halloween — and beyond

    Of all the Halloween events I've participated in, one stands out. I was supposed to walk the neighborhood with my family, but appointments kept me late in Los Angeles. By the time I got home and caught up with my family, they were visiting their last house. I jumped in line still in my office attire,...

  • Mailbag: Museum House project would help the arts thrive in O.C.

    A longtime neighborhood friend stood in front of the Newport Beach Planning Commission the other night. The subject was whether to allow a high-rise luxury condominium tower to be approved on the land currently occupied by the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA). This friend has a long and esteemed...

  • 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...


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  • Police Files for Oct. 26

    Newport Beach West Coast Highway/Superior Avenue: Misdemeanor hit-and-run was reported near the intersection at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday. South Pelican Hill Road: Petty theft was reported in the 22700 block at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday. West Promontory Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 200 block at 10:14...

  • Police Files for Oct. 25

    Costa Mesa Bristol Street: Grand theft was reported in the 3300 block at 2:30 a.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 3200 block at 2:46 a.m. Monday. Wilson Street: Driving without a license was reported in the 500 block at 3:26 p.m. Monday. Newport...

  • 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:...

  • Costa Mesa pair suspected of trying to sell stolen car on Craigslist

    Two Costa Mesa residents were arrested Saturday night on suspicion of trying to sell a stolen car on Craigslist using forged California Department of Motor Vehicles documents. A person who was interested in buying the vehicle called Costa Mesa police Saturday to check whether the car was stolen....