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Museum House foe claims council approval lacked FAA clearance

The battle over Museum House, a 25-story luxury condominium tower approved by the Newport Beach City Council this week, took a new turn Thursday with allegations of wrongdoing involving something that has little to do with the project itself: a helipad. Mark Rosen, an attorney for Citizens Against...

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Daily Pilot High School Football Player of the Week: Saffell paves the way for Edison

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Fence screens installed at Costa Mesa field to keep out drug gear

The city of Costa Mesa recently installed screens along some of the fencing at Davis Field after a resident complained that drug use in the area was creating a potentially unsafe environment for children. The new screens are made of a tarp-like material and are lashed to the existing chain-link...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Laguna Beach

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6 eucalyptuses damaged by vandals, Laguna Beach police say

Weekend

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At 81, Christmas crooner Johnny Mathis is still going strong. He's in Costa Mesa on Sunday

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  • Commentary: Why I voted in favor of the Museum House proposal

    Donald Trump works his butt off in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. Trump wins the electoral college vote and beats Hillary Clinton. Afterward, Clinton supporters claim that it is really the popular vote that is important and she wins. That is what the SPON (Stop Polluting Our Newport)...

  • Reader Report: Newport-Mesa students translate their stories through art

    On Nov. 16, Harbor Council PTA celebrated student creativity by hosting its annual PTA Reflections Art Exhibition and Reception at the Newport-Mesa School District. PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home....

  • Mailbag: Our community is not immune to post-election intimidation

    As people who live and work in Laguna Beach, we are concerned about the safety of our fellow humans in town. While most of your readers experience Laguna as a friendly place that has no room for hate and bigotry, unfortunately, it is not always friendly to everyone. In the weeks since the election,...

  • Mailbag: Ad misrepresented my position on Museum House proposal

    I woke up Sunday morning a supporter of the Museum House. Since I've spent the last year as a vociferous opponent to the Museum House, I was more surprised than anyone. But there I was: the marquee name in the middle of a full-page ad of supporters of the Museum House, saying that I thought it was...

  • Commentary: Falling in love with the puppy who will grow up to save lives

    Commentary: Falling in love with the puppy who will grow up to save lives

    I fell completely in love this week. The night before I met my new beau, I slept in the running clothes I'd wear next morning, hoping to leave my indelible imprint upon his consciousness. In fact, there were many ways I prepared for our first meeting. Besides the running (bed) clothes, which were...

Crime

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  • Police search for school vandals whose actions left 67 classroom fish to die

    Huntington Beach police were searching Friday for five suspects who cut power to a science lab at Edison High School, causing 67 fish to die. Police responded to 21400 Magnolia St. at about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19, police spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt said. Five suspects had cut power to the school's...

  • Man dies after fire breaks out at Huntington Beach mobile home

    Man dies after fire breaks out at Huntington Beach mobile home

    A man who was pulled from his Huntington Beach mobile home during an early-morning fire Wednesday has died, authorities said. Huntington Beach firefighters responded just after 2:20 a.m. to a blaze at Huntington Mobile Estates at 7652 Garfield Ave. When crews arrived, flames and heavy smoke were...

  • Man suspected of trying to sell stolen crossbow to undercover police

    Man suspected of trying to sell stolen crossbow to undercover police

    A 32-year-old Costa Mesa man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of trying to sell a stolen crossbow to undercover detectives, police said. Fountain Valley police said the custom crossbow, fishing gear and camping equipment, with a total value of more than $8,000, were stolen Saturday from a storage...

  • Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman charged in wrong-way freeway crash in Santa Ana

    Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman charged in wrong-way freeway crash in Santa Ana

    Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman was charged Monday in connection with a July crash that authorities said occurred while he was driving the wrong way on the 5 Freeway in Santa Ana. The 55-year-old Newport Beach resident is facing four misdemeanor charges, including hit-and-run with property...

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