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Virgen's View: Leigh Steinberg inducted into California Sports Hall of Fame

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Newport Harbor High School track to be named after late coach Bob Hailey
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Newport Harbor High School track to be named after late coach Bob Hailey

The track at Newport Harbor High School’s Davidson Field will soon be named the Bob Hailey Memorial Track and Field in honor of the late coach and biology teacher known around campus as “Uncle Bob.” The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to name...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Laguna council to adopt two-year budget Tuesday

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday is expected to adopt the city’s budget for the next two fiscal years, which proposes a 20% general fund reserve of $11.8 million, according to a staff report. Laguna’s proposed operating and capital projects budget totals $94.2 million for 2017-18 and $96.3...

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What to eat now: Sarah Bennett’s favorite Orange County dishes

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  • Cliché, yes, but I really did slip and fall in Newport Beach

    Cliché, yes, but I really did slip and fall in Newport Beach

    On Tuesday morning, I was supposed to be at the Newport Beach Tennis Club at 9:45 for a 10 a.m. ladies’ duplicate bridge game with my Encore friends. When I started up my car, the dashboard read-out said, “Replace key battery.” Oh, dear. I’ve never had a keyless ignition before, and I didn’t know...

  • Those who jump from Lido bridge either can't read or are overcome with entitlement

    Those who jump from Lido bridge either can't read or are overcome with entitlement

    It is too bad that the Newport-Mesa school district doesn’t teach students to read. That is the only conclusion one can come to when there are at least six signs saying, “No Jumping No Diving,” off the Lido Island Bridge. Aside from the fact that police have more important things to do than chase...

  • Laguna City Hall places commerce above residents' welfare

    Laguna City Hall places commerce above residents' welfare

    Our city’s commercial-friendly groupthink has made it official: Welcome to Laguna Beach, the Disneyland of O.C. beach communities, whether residents like it or not. Take that Huntington and Newport. Yes, we can. We can “out-gaudy” you, we can better deface and clutter our sidewalks, we can monetize...

  • Mariner's Mile should not be widened to six lanes

    Mariner's Mile should not be widened to six lanes

    Many of my neighbors and I in the Heights are in opposition to the construction of a six-lane “freeway” along what is fondly referred to as Mariner's Mile. To turn several established neighborhoods upside down to construct a six-lane highway for such a short stretch of land appears to us, in Newport...

  • Home ownership in Orange County is at serious risk for many would-be buyers

    Home ownership in Orange County is at serious risk for many would-be buyers

    I often speak of the nexus between public policies that affect real estate practitioners and those that affect everyone else. Perhaps there is no better example of this nexus than our current affordable housing crisis. While Realtors have trouble finding listings, other people have trouble finding...

Crime

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  • Laguna Beach police arrest man suspected of stalking

    Laguna Beach police arrested a Laguna Beach man on suspicion of stalking, criminal threats and burglary, authorities said. Gregory Murray, 28, was arrested last week at his residence, according to a news release, and was booked into Orange County Jail with bail set at $50,000. He was released Monday...

  • Newport Beach man sentenced in drug scheme that produced ‘spice’

    Newport Beach man sentenced in drug scheme that produced ‘spice’

    A Newport Beach man who orchestrated a drug operation that produced “spice,” or synthetic marijuana, was sentenced Thursday to 120 months in federal prison, authorities said. Sean Libbert, 41, orchestrated a “wide-reaching conspiracy” that smuggled, manufactured and distributed millions of dollars...

  • 2 men charged with pimping out of Costa Mesa motel

    Two out-of-state men were charged Thursday with pimping out of a Costa Mesa motel, authorities said. Tyshawn Johnson, 30, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Marco Marcellus Mowry, 34, of Honolulu are facing felony counts of pimping and pandering, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. If...

  • Fountain Valley police arrest man suspected of kidnapping and assaulting woman

    Fountain Valley police arrested a man this week suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a woman. Officers responded Sunday to a report of a possible domestic violence and kidnapping incident in the 16000 block of Harbor Boulevard, police said. Witnesses reported seeing a man dragging a woman into...

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