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Powerful waves snap Balboa Pier piling

High surf this week snapped a piling at the end of the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and loosened two others, requiring emergency repairs and leaving a small gap in the pier’s support structure. The post, at the end of the pier near Ruby’s Diner, sheared underwater when a large wave slammed into...

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Pacheco runs wild in Estancia’s fourth straight Battle for the Bell victory

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Balboa Island gets Newport’s first bike corral
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Balboa Island gets Newport’s first bike corral

In an effort to add more bicycle parking closer to businesses, Newport Beach’s first bike corral was installed this week on Balboa Island. The sapphire-blue hoop racks are on the street in front of a no-parking section of the 200 block of Marine Avenue, not far from the post office. “We don’t have...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Huntington Beach music director celebrates 40 years at the helm
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Huntington Beach music director celebrates 40 years at the helm

The Huntington Beach Concert Band was on the verge of dissolution when Tom Ridley stepped in as its director. Now he’ll be celebrated with a tribute concert Sunday for leading the group for 40 years. “It’s been a great ride with great people,” Ridley said. “The band is my second family.” When Ridley,...

Laguna Beach

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Amid arguments, Laguna’s historic preservation ordinance moves to the City Council

Life & Arts

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‘Wings of the City’ sculptures come to Santa Ana, evoking connections to Mexico

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  • Breast cancer battle requires more than awareness

    Breast cancer battle requires more than awareness

    October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but what we need more than passive awareness is proactive prevention. By virtue of their sex, all women are at risk of developing breast cancer. Knowing your individual risk can help you minimize the likelihood of developing the disease. For example,...

  • O.C. gun show took place too soon after the Las Vegas tragedy

    O.C. gun show took place too soon after the Las Vegas tragedy

    This is in response to an article in the Daily Pilot written by Hannah Fry, “Gun show to go ahead at O.C. fairgrounds, a week after Las Vegas mass shooting,” (Oct. 5). The gun show’s chief executive, Bob Templeton, failed to see the most profound reason not to host the gun show this year. The residents...

  • Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

    Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

    Once again, the tone deaf and ideologically driven members of the Newport Beach City Council used their super majority to rush through, without adequate debate or notice, one of their pet Republican agendas — to glorify one of their own. After years of plotting and conniving, they finally succeeded...

  • Why I support redistricting Map B

    Why I support redistricting Map B

    Did you know that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is in the process of redistricting? A lawsuit is forcing school trustees to draw new boundaries for the seven trustee districts. A Malibu attorney represented a citizen who called out trustees for being out of compliance with the Voting...

  • As progressive O.C. Christians, we urge Congress to take action on gun violence

    As progressive O.C. Christians, we urge Congress to take action on gun violence

    We write as people of faith who are either attendees at, or members of, Irvine United Congregational Church. Our progressive Christian faith prompts us to express both outrage and heartbreak over the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman high in a hotel room shot down into a crowd...

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  • Worker killed in forklift rollover at John Wayne Airport is identified

    Orange County coroner’s officials released the name this week of a Los Angeles man who died in a workplace accident at John Wayne Airport. The man, identified as Jose Manuel Gomez, 30, suffered fatal injuries when a forklift he was operating rolled over on him at about 4:30 a.m. Monday at the airport,...

  • Man is convicted of robbing dealers of 150 pounds of marijuana at Pelican Hill resort

    Man is convicted of robbing dealers of 150 pounds of marijuana at Pelican Hill resort

    An Anaheim man was convicted Wednesday of robbing marijuana dealers at gunpoint during two large-scale drug deals at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast in February and March. An Orange County Superior Court jury found Thomas Lamarr Prince, 40, guilty of four counts of felony robbery, according...

  • Costa Mesa woman arrested after police chase car stolen from gas station

    A Costa Mesa woman was arrested Monday night after a high-speed police pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen from a gas station, authorities said. Costa Mesa police responded to the 76 station at 1900 Newport Blvd. at about 8:15 p.m. A man told police he left his vehicle running while he went in...

  • Woman arrested after chase in stolen vehicle, Costa Mesa police say

    A 19-year-old woman was arrested early Friday after a brief pursuit by Costa Mesa police near South Coast Plaza, authorities said. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 3400 block of Smalley Road at 12:51 a.m. When police arrived, they found a woman sleeping in the...

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