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Girls' Water Polo: Breakers achieve perfection with CIF title win

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Planning Commission to discuss Thai ice cream shop in Costa Mesa

A Thai ice cream shop could be rolling into Costa Mesa soon, if the Planning Commission signs off Monday. Commissioners will discuss whether to approve a conditional use permit for Rollin Deep Ice Cream at 891 Baker St. Rollin Deep proposes to occupy a 904-square-foot space in the commercial center...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Nonprofit gives Fountain Valley High students a lesson about teen dating violence

Laguna Beach

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Police chase stolen vehicle from Laguna to Newport; 2 men arrested

Laguna Beach police arrested two men in connection with a brief pursuit that ended in Newport Beach on Thursday night. Officers tried to pull over a 2001 Honda CR-V just before 9 p.m. on South Coast Highway near Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach, said Laguna police Sgt. Tim Kleiser. The vehicle had...


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Snakes, tiny crabs and other creatures: Why the ocean sends us unusual visitors



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  • Mailbag: Surreptitious recording in class is against the rules

    Mailbag: Surreptitious recording in class is against the rules

    Editor's note: OCC lifted the student's suspension Feb. 23. The following letters were sent to the Daily Pilot beforehand. Re. "OCC suspends student who recorded professor's anti-Trump comments; appeal is filed," (Feb. 15): The state and district codes of misconduct on surreptitiously recording...

  • 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...


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  • 2 charged with kidnapping man in Newport Beach

    2 charged with kidnapping man in Newport Beach

    Two men are facing felony charges in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a man during a drug deal in Newport Beach last weekend, authorities said. Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Steele Malone Burnside, 28, of Anaheim and Nicholas Andres Hernandez, 29, of Murrieta with one felony count each...

  • DUI checkpoint scheduled in Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa police officers will hold a sobriety checkpoint in an unidentified area of the city from 8 p.m. Friday to 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The checkpoint is funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. "DUI checkpoints have been an essential part of the phenomenal reduction...

  • Video series introduces Costa Mesa police to the community and prospective recruits

    Video series introduces Costa Mesa police to the community and prospective recruits

    Joseph Carboni had been working in retail in Costa Mesa for 15 years when he realized his true calling was law enforcement. Carboni was intrigued by local police officers' passion for the job as they described during visits to his store the calls they had received that day and the people they had...

  • Shark advisory lifted at Sunset Beach after fishermen catch young great white

    Lifeguards lifted a shark advisory Wednesday afternoon along a stretch of Sunset Beach where a juvenile great white shark was reeled in by a group of fishermen Tuesday. Huntington Beach lifeguards received a report at 2 p.m. Tuesday that anglers had unknowingly brought up a shark measuring 7 to...