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South Coast Plaza celebrates holidays with 36th annual tree lighting

South Coast Plaza’s holiday season began Thursday night with the Costa Mesa shopping center’s annual tree-lighting ceremony. Thousands of people descended on Town Center Park across Bristol Street from the mall and next to the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel to see the 96-foot white fir illuminated...

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High School Football Player of the Week: Edison’s Brandon Moradian is an ice cream maker and a playmaker

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Portola Coffee Lab and other shops will be featured at Small Business Saturday

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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H.B. police search for man suspected of groping girl as she walked home from school

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Alternative Laguna school headed for likely closure
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Alternative Laguna school headed for likely closure

An alternative school at Laguna Beach’s Top of the World Elementary School appears headed toward closure. Laguna Beach Unified School District Supt. Jason Viloria on Tuesday told board trustees during their meeting that no teachers volunteered to continue the Community Learning Center or develop...

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'Top Chef' restaurateur's newest fried chicken Crack Shack gets ready to open in Costa Mesa

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  • There are many stories behind all those letters to the editor

    There are many stories behind all those letters to the editor

    Denny Freidenrich is one of the most prolific writers in Southern California. Clearly, with more than 1,200 letters to the editor and commentaries to his credit, the longtime Laguna Beach resident may be one of the most ardent. According to a Jan. 21, 2016 profile in the Orange County Register,...

  • This year I am giving thanks for our brave firefighters

    This year I am giving thanks for our brave firefighters

    As fires continue to rage to the north and smolder to the east, I, like many people, marvel at the heroism of firefighters and first responders. We all want to do our part to thank these men and women who risk their lives for others. I am in a unique position to do so. Over the years, I have become...

  • ‘Sleep education’ must play a role in discussion about school start times

    ‘Sleep education’ must play a role in discussion about school start times

    Do teenagers know how to sleep? If you’re the parent of a teen, you might be laughing to yourself. That’s all they know how to do. In truth, teens (and their parents) might not know enough about how to sleep, when to sleep and why. California is considering a bill that would require secondary schools...

  • Newport Beach is in desperate need of political and election reform

    Newport Beach is in desperate need of political and election reform

    As voters await the opportunity to vote on recalling Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, I think it is important to engage in a conversation with the community on the steps we need to take to restore confidence in our city government and those who serve the public. As a first step, we...

  • Thanksgiving is a good time for remembrance

    Thanksgiving is a good time for remembrance

    Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. It is a time for us to remember the faith, determination and hardship the Pilgrims faced in establishing themselves in the New World as they sought to create a godly city, “the city upon the hill,” so others could be inspired and follow in their footsteps....

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