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Newport Heights undergrounding effort voted down

A movement to place utility lines underground in Newport Heights, which has sparked tensions among neighbors for more than a year, has been extinguished. Poles strung with electric, phone and cable lines have peppered the Newport Beach neighborhood for decades, bothering some homeowners who consider...


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Girls' Volleyball: Oilers roll at Edison

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Developer of 150 Newport Center project withdraws proposal

A plan to develop a condominium and townhome project in Newport Center has been scrapped. The Newport Beach City Council was originally scheduled Tuesday to make a final decision on 150 Newport Center — a 35-unit residential project that would replace the Beacon Bay Auto Wash and an adjacent gas...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Exhibition explores Day of the Dead

Laguna Beach

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Bennett: Drop in at Blinking Owl distillery for eclectic local liquors

Bennett: Drop in at Blinking Owl distillery for eclectic local liquors

If Wes Anderson decided to go into the liquor businesses, the result might resemble Blinking Owl, the quirky new distillery that's home to the first spirits to be made in Orange County since Prohibition. Not only are the spirits that are now being crafted inside a former staircase-manufacturing...



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  • Mailbag: 'Snowden' reminded me of being a victim of hacking

    Recently, the movie "Snowden" came out in theaters, and I must say the topic hits pretty close to home, considering what I experienced in November with my personal digital footprint being hacked. I filed police reports, and to protect myself from further privacy invasions, I deleted my social media...

  • Commentary: Golf tournament reminds of the game's challenges

    As the annual Toshiba Classic approaches, let's talk golf. As a sports psychologist who enjoys working with golfers at all levels, and one who played competitive golf from age 11 through college, and then again two decades later, I understand firsthand how difficult it can be to manage our nerves....

  • Commentary: Measure Y would put a check on Eastside growth

    In June of this year, by a 3-2 vote, the Costa Mesa City Council approved an update to the General Plan that created an overlay along Newport Boulevard that will allow 4- to 5-story apartment buildings with six-level parking structures. These huge buildings, which may one day loom over nearby single-family...

  • Commentary: CdM made decisions with health of students in mind

    News goes viral contingent on its ability to resonate and relevancy — or its sexy and salacious nature. In the case of Corona del Mar High School last week, it was both. Corona del Mar High made national headlines when the flames of bad decisions, fueled by winds of rivalry-game emotion, parental...

  • Mailbag: Op-ed piece on public safety 'has it all wrong'

    Re. "Commentary: Voters want 'clean, safe, peaceful, quiet places to live'," (Sept. 13): I am a 44-year resident and homeowner in Costa Mesa. I'm also a retired law enforcement member (25 years) and then operated my own private investigation company for 20 years, all the time with an eye focused...


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  • H.B. man gets 4-year term in gas station robbery, burglary of art gallery

    A Huntington Beach man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to robbing a gas station and burglarizing an art gallery, prosecutors said. John Williams Rodenborn, 38, was convicted of felony second-degree robbery, felony criminal threats, felony second-degree commercial...

  • Police Files for Sept. 28

    Costa Mesa Pomona Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 2000 block at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. Harbor Boulevard: Shoplifting was reported in the 3000 block at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 2600 block at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday. Newport Beach...

  • Four suspected of stealing money from Huntington Beach Arby's

    Four people, including three teenagers, were arrested on suspicion of stealing money from a cash register at a fast food restaurant in Huntington Beach, authorities said Tuesday. Police responded to a report of a burglary at an Arby's, 7942 Edinger Ave., at 2:28a.m. Sunday. A witness told police...

  • Police Files for Sept. 27

    Costa Mesa Visalia Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 1000 block at 8 a.m. Monday. Bristol Street: Burglary was reported in the 300 block at 10:08 a.m. Monday. Anaheim Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 1800 block at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Enterprise Street: Auto theft was reported in the 3000...