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Woman charged with murdering Costa Mesa man told police he attacked her

The 21-year-old woman accused of murder in the death of a man found with stab wounds inside his Costa Mesa condominium March 11 told police investigators that the man had attacked her before he died, according to a court filing. Orange County Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy filed a motion...


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Swim: CdM boys win league opener

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Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Huntington Beach council backs honor for music director Tom Ridley

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Consultant recommends easing parking restrictions on Laguna businesses


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Sneakers that are almost too precious to wear



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  • Mailbag: Laguna restaurant in wrong neighborhood

    Re. "New Laguna eatery gets a tentative OK pending a traffic study," (March 1): This is a perfect example of a good idea but in an egregiously wrong, totally inappropriate location. It's getting a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption because the footprint is the same, yet it increases...

  • Commentary: Some conservatives are concerned with climate change

    "Mounting evidence of climate change is growing too strong to ignore. While the extent to which climate change is due to man-made causes can be questioned, the risks associated with future warming are too big and should be hedged. For too long, many Republicans have looked the other way ... and...

  • Commentary: Newport Beach Library gives back what it receives

    Before passing from this Earth as one the richest people in history, Andrew Carnegie funded about 3,000 public libraries across the world. He once stated that there "is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the free public library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office,...

  • Mailbag: Where does Line in the Sand draw the line?

    The future of the proposed condo development in Fashion Island is going to be determined by the zoning, or re-zoning, by the city of Newport Beach. The anti-development crowd is still at the mercy of the Planning Department for zoning rights to the development of the residential high-rise or a...

  • Commentary: No Daylight Saving Time like the present

    All in good time Time flies. Free time. No time like the present. We are a society obsessed with time. At least I am. I'm the person who always arrives early, even when I try to be late. My days are divided into small segments, dictated by time. When to leave? How much time do I have? How much...


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  • Man wounded in 5th Huntington Beach police shooting this year

    Man wounded in 5th Huntington Beach police shooting this year

    A man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot by Huntington Beach police officers Sunday night near Beacon Hill Lane and Lawn Haven Drive, authorities said. Huntington Beach officers contacted a man and a woman in a black Chevrolet Camaro in the area shortly before...

  • Newport Beach man pleads guilty in Louisiana to distributing heroin disguised as pain medication

    A Newport Beach man pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing heroin from California to Louisiana that had been disguised as the pain medication oxycodone. Logan Brannon, 37, was three days into his jury trial in Louisiana when he pleaded guilty March 9 to conspiracy to distribute and process...

  • Passerby helps driver, 92, after car crashes into lake at Huntington Beach park

    A 92-year-old woman drove into Huntington Lake at Central Park in Huntington Beach on Wednesday morning after she mistook her car's gas pedal for the brake, police said. Huntington Beach police responded to Kathy May's Lakeview Cafe at 6622 Lakeview Drive at about 11:40 a.m. after receiving a report...

  • 3-year sentence in rape of Huntington Beach woman, 72

    3-year sentence in rape of Huntington Beach woman, 72

    A 21-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday to raping a then-72-year-old woman at a senior apartment complex in Huntington Beach, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Ahkail Demyers of Long Beach pleaded guilty to a felony count of rape...