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Retired barber found guilty of fatally shooting a Newport Beach urologist

An Orange County jury on Monday swiftly found a 79-year-old retired barber guilty of fatally shooting a urologist inside the doctor’s Newport Beach office in 2013. The jury deliberated roughly 40 minutes Monday before finding Stanwood Elkus of Lake Elsinore guilty of first-degree murder for making...

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Seven local teams earn nods on CIF preseason football rankings

Seven local teams earn nods on CIF preseason football rankings

The CIF Southern Section released the first preseason football polls of the 2017 season Monday, listing the top-10 teams in 13 divisions. Local teams were well-represented, with seven of the area’s 11 11-man programs earning a nod. Leading the way is Edison, which is ranked No. 1 in Division 2....

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Biz News: Eggslice, a breakfast sandwich maker, opens in Costa Mesa's OC Mix
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Biz News: Eggslice, a breakfast sandwich maker, opens in Costa Mesa's OC Mix

South Coast Collection and its OC Mix center, in Costa Mesa, have new tenants. Eggslice, now open inside the Shuck Oyster Bar, offers a type of breakfast sandwich that had its beginning at farmers markets in Australia. Bono Spera, inside the OC Mix, is a women’s athletic apparel store. It also...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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External review of downtown Huntington Beach group recommends hiring a CEO
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External review of downtown Huntington Beach group recommends hiring a CEO

The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District should hire a chief executive and be more “nimble and quick to respond to issues affecting downtown,” according to an external review meant to improve the organization’s business practices. The findings will be presented to the City Council...

Laguna Beach

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Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach honors Barbara Crane as Woman of the Year
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Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach honors Barbara Crane as Woman of the Year

As president of the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach, Barbara Crane was an exception. Club presidents typically serve two-year terms, but the board pleaded with the Laguna Beach resident to stay on another year. “We could not bear to have her quit because she has done such a fabulous job,” club member...

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Filomena’s hasn't found a cake it won't make
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Filomena’s hasn't found a cake it won't make

Newport Heights resident Carleen Butterfield couldn’t find anyone to make an orange-flavored, orange-colored birthday cake. “How about lemon?” was the standard response from local bakeries — that is, until she put the word out on Nextdoor where Linda Johnsen read her post and agreed to do it. Johnsen...

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