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Demonstrators take their call for a town hall to Rohrabacher's house

About 50 demonstrators gathered outside the Eastside Costa Mesa home of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Thursday night, demanding that the longtime Republican congressman fulfill their requests for a town hall meeting. The demonstration, organized by Courage Campaign, a progressive activist group, and...

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Daily Pilot High School Male Athlete of the Week: Harris happy to blaze trail

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Want to be a Laguna Beach lifeguard? Tryouts are Saturday and March 11
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Want to be a Laguna Beach lifeguard? Tryouts are Saturday and March 11

It's that time of year when Laguna Beach hosts tryouts for prospective seasonal ocean lifeguards. The tryouts, to be held Saturday and March 11 at Main Beach, will involve a 1,000-meter swim, a run-swim-run and a sprint swim. Those who do well could then advance to the Marine Safety Department's...

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'To Ella with Love' will put singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway in Newport's Jazz Party spotlight

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  • Commentary: Why John Wayne Airport needs more competition

    Commentary: Why John Wayne Airport needs more competition

    Imagine driving into a gas station where the price is $2 per gallon higher than what other stations charge. What if you were forced to pay the higher rate because the government gave a special license to the gas station owner, and the next gas station was 22.7 miles away? This is the situation...

  • Mailbag: Mariners illustrates competing views of Newport Beach

    At the base of the controversy regarding development and expansion in Mariners Mile is the dichotomy of the two images associated with Newport Beach. There is the side of Newport that conveys wealth and glamour and the side that relishes its nautical image, beach cottages and traditional buildings,...

  • Commentary: District should release investigation findings

    Last March, the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers sent a letter to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District claiming 16 instances of "untruths and inaccuracies" in the school's application for Gold Ribbon status from the California Department of Education. According to the letter, the alleged...

  • Mailbag: Golden State is tarnished by its leadership

    Michael Torres nailed it in his letter ("Mailbag: Californians should return to the Republican Party," Feb. 12). I don't understand how we got to where we are in California. The California bureaucrats, led by Gov. Jerry Brown (hiring former U.S. Atty. Gen Eric Holder, really?), continue to take...

  • Commentary: HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer

    There aren't many cancers that are preventable. Cervical cancer is one of them. In fact, I look forward to the day this cancer will be a rare phenomenon in the United States. Cervical cancer is a condition that can affect any woman, a message we've heard recently from Erin Andrews, sportscaster for...

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  • Police seek suspect in electronics theft from Sam's Club in Fountain Valley

    Police seek suspect in electronics theft from Sam's Club in Fountain Valley

    Fountain Valley police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man suspected of stealing electronics from a Sam's Club store this month. Police said a man stole $399 worth of goods from the Sam's Club at 17099 Brookhurst St. about 7 p.m. Feb. 7. The man ran out the store's emergency exit...

  • Man gets 22 years in prison for violent home invasion robbery in Laguna

    Man gets 22 years in prison for violent home invasion robbery in Laguna

    A Los Angeles man entered a plea and was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Friday in connection with a violent Laguna Beach home invasion robbery in 2013. As part of a deal with prosecutors, Jyvontaye Demetric Harris, 24, pleaded guilty to one count each of robbery and participating in criminal...

  • Man arrested on suspicion of stealing mail in Huntington Beach

    Man arrested on suspicion of stealing mail in Huntington Beach

    A Santa Ana man was arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing mail and packages on four occasions from a Huntington Beach apartment complex, police said. Huntington Beach police, referring to images captured by a security camera, said a man used a wire to open the door to the community mail room...

  • Road rage incident leads to injuries to 4 people, Huntington Beach police say

    Road rage incident leads to injuries to 4 people, Huntington Beach police say

    Three men and a woman were injured in a fight that broke out following a road rage incident in Huntington Beach on Saturday night, police said. The conflict began as a verbal back-and-forth between drivers and ended in a brawl at Springdale Street and Slater Avenue around 5 p.m., said Huntington...

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