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Veterans share their stories at Heroes Hall

Army and Marine Corps veteran Joel Montes can remember the clicking sound his shoes made as he ascended the front stairs of a house to tell the parents inside that their son wasn’t coming back from Afghanistan. Navy veteran Richard Castro recalls tripping over a compatriot’s severed leg while rushing...

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Local tennis players compete at CIF Individuals

Local tennis players compete at CIF Individuals

The high school tennis career of Sage Hill School senior Adam Langevin is almost complete, but not quite. Langevin and a handful of other Coastal sports tennis players will compete Thursday in the CIF Southern Section Individual Tennis Sectionals, which take place at five sites throughout Southern...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Newport plans to pay more to bring down pension liability

Newport Beach wants to put about $9 million more toward its unfunded pension liability next fiscal year. The move would save the city about $15 million in interest over the next 20 years, city staff told the City Council during a meeting Tuesday to review the proposed budget for fiscal 2017-18,...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Possible Bolsa Chica development project to be heard at H.B. Planning Commission meeting

Laguna Beach

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Petition urges Laguna Beach planners to deny CVS’ application
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Petition urges Laguna Beach planners to deny CVS’ application

A Laguna Beach business owner has started a petition urging the Planning Commission to deny CVS Health’s application to open the company’s second store in the city in a space currently occupied by Laguna Drug. Sheila Bushard, owner of Bushard’s Pharmacy at 244 Forest Ave., started circulating the...

Life & Arts

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Doheny Blues Festival rocks into Sunday on its 20th anniversary

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  • Balance the need for historic preservation with necessary flexibility

    Balance the need for historic preservation with necessary flexibility

    Laguna Beach’s historic inventory, professionally developed and officially adopted in 1981, lists properties built before 1940 that had kept their historic value at that time. Since the inventory was adopted by a City Council resolution it does not lose its validity, but it does need to be culled...

  • A message to the Class of 2017 — you can save the world

    A message to the Class of 2017 — you can save the world

    The last time I had the temerity to give you advice on your high school graduation night, I suggested — implored really — to be curious. That was last year. A lot has happened in that one short year. At some time during the next year, and I hope it is now, it is going to dawn on you that if you...

  • Despite one complaint, 1980s concert was enjoyed by the H.B. community

    Despite one complaint, 1980s concert was enjoyed by the H.B. community

    Re. “’80s concert was, like, too loud for neighbors,” (May 15): I am the promoter of the Like Totally 80s Festival. I live in the mobile homes across from the event, and we had nothing but rave reviews from the residents here. Users of Nextdoor.com, which is a community sounding board, reacted...

  • The real meaning of Memorial Day

    The real meaning of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day has become a company holiday, an excuse for a three-day weekend, an opportunity for retail sales promotions and the beginning of the summer season. We have forgotten what it is all about. Unfortunately, with less than 1% of the population in the military and the total number of veterans...

  • Desalination is the best option to fend off future droughts

    Desalination is the best option to fend off future droughts

    Re. “Commentary: Barbara Boxer's desalination plant lobbying betrays her legacy,” (May 5): Delay and debate over desalination in Orange County have gone on too long – the time for action is now. Poseidon’s proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach will deliver a sustainable solution to Orange...

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  • Dozen firefighters extinguish blaze at Talbert Regional Park

    Firefighters quickly extinguished a small blaze on the southern end of Talbert Regional Park on Sunday. Costa Mesa fire officials were called to the park near West 19th Street and Balboa Boulevard at about 2 p.m. When crews arrived, they saw smoke and flames coming from the brush, said fire Capt....

  • Man dies after crashing motorcycle into parked car in Costa Mesa

    Man dies after crashing motorcycle into parked car in Costa Mesa

    A man was pronounced dead after his motorcycle struck a parked car Sunday in Costa Mesa. The Costa Mesa police and fire departments were called to the 800 block of Joann Street at about 6 p.m. after receiving a report of the crash, authorities said. A man in his 20s, who was not identified, was...

  • Newport Beach man pleads not guilty to theft and money laundering charges

    Newport Beach man pleads not guilty to theft and money laundering charges

    A Newport Beach man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges stemming from allegations that he posed as an attorney and defrauded clients through debt consolidation and mortgage modification schemes. James Frank Barker, 57, is facing eight counts of money laundering and three counts of grand...

  • Jury begins deliberations in third trial of man accused in 1981 Newport Beach slaying

    Jury begins deliberations in third trial of man accused in 1981 Newport Beach slaying

    An Orange County Superior Court jury began deliberating Thursday in the third trial for a man whose conviction in the 1981 killing of a Newport Beach retiree was overturned by a federal judge. James Andrew Melton, 65, of Los Angeles was convicted and sentenced to death in 1982 after being accused...

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