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First-responders eat up oysters for charity in Huntington Beach

Local lifeguards, police and fire personnel gobbled oysters for fun and charity on Saturday in the third annual Shuck-It Competition at Ways & Means Oyster House at Pacific City in Huntington Beach. Teams of first-responders were given 60 seconds to eat as many oysters as they could while spectators...

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Laguna Beach’s winning streak ended by Mater Dei

Laguna Beach’s winning streak ended by Mater Dei

The thing about streaks is that at some point they end, and two long-running ones fell by the wayside Saturday at Mater Dei High. The Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team lost a nonleague game to the host Monarchs 6-5, ending the Breakers’ 44-game winning streak dating to the start of last...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Newport commission delays discussion of Balboa Theater revival
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Newport commission delays discussion of Balboa Theater revival

The next step in the long-discussed renovation of the shuttered Balboa Theater will have to wait a bit more after the item was tabled at Thursday’s Newport Beach Planning Commission meeting. City staff asked the commission to postpone the matter to a date to be determined. Deputy Community Development...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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California Supreme Court won’t review housing advocacy group’s appeal against Huntington Beach

Laguna Beach

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Coast Inn project returns to Laguna Beach council for vote
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Coast Inn project returns to Laguna Beach council for vote

The Laguna Beach City Council will review a proposal Tuesday to renovate the Coast Inn area with new offerings that include two new restaurants. Plans for the historic hotel at 1401 S. Coast Hwy. and an adjacent liquor store at 1391 S. Coast Hwy. call for various remodeling projects. For the Coast...

Life & Arts

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Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice is hearty winter comfort food

Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice is hearty winter comfort food

Baby, it’s cold outside. Or at least it is as I write this, on a blustery January evening after driving around Orange County on a hunt for a meal to thaw the chill. Of course, by cold, I mean about 50 degrees, which is as frigid as winter in Southern California gets, but forgive the hyperbole;...

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  • The future of your health is in the balance

    Try this somewhere safe: Close your eyes and stand on one foot. With your eyes closed, tilt your head toward the ceiling. Are you able to balance? If not, you’ve got plenty of company. Our balance, along with our bodies, begins to deteriorate over time. More than one-third of Americans over the...

  • Community colleges offer many opportunities so-called elite universities do not

    Community colleges offer many opportunities so-called elite universities do not

    I write this article in praise of California community colleges, including Orange Coast College. Having found my passion for education as a career, been involved in conducting some minor education studies at UC Irvine, and taught in the United States and five foreign countries around the world,...

  • Newport Beach General Plan favors growth in the airport zone, not citywide

    Newport Beach General Plan favors growth in the airport zone, not citywide

    Re. “Mailbag: City Council appears to have pledged its allegiance to developers”: Local activist Lynn Swain recently argued in the Daily Pilot that the City Council should consider “floating” 2,200 new housing units across Newport Beach and into our existing communities. Ms. Swain thought that...

  • Mesa Water should not give management raises, bonuses and then hike rates

    Mesa Water should not give management raises, bonuses and then hike rates

    With the frenetic pace of our daily lives, most of us pay little attention to the mundane issues, like how much we pay for water. Are you aware that our water rates are on track to increase by more than 60% over 15 years? In December, the Mesa Water District Board of Directors ignored numerous...

  • Airlines must act to reduce noise impact their planes have on Newport Beach

    Airlines must act to reduce noise impact their planes have on Newport Beach

    Jan. 10’s article, “Newport and FAA reach settlement to move JWA departures closer to the bay,” is more of a love-fest among the powerful than it is news. In the article, Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer claims the settlement “is a satisfactory resolution to more than a year of conflict over...

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