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Newport Harbor finishes strong to edge Laguna Beach

Newport Harbor finishes strong to edge Laguna Beach

The Newport Harbor High boys’ water polo team has been playing some strong defense lately. Heading into Tuesday’s nonleague game against Laguna Beach, the Sailors had allowed two, two and one goal respectively in their last three games. The effort was good enough to earn wins against Fountain Valley,...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Fountain Valley police shoot and wound motorist they say tried to run down officers

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Moto Beach Classic brings motocross, surfing and music to Bolsa Chica State Beach

Laguna Beach

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Laguna considers a cap on parking credits for historic preservation
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Laguna considers a cap on parking credits for historic preservation

After five meetings, the Laguna Beach Planning Commission appears on the cusp of recommending an amended historic preservation ordinance to the City Council. Commissioners will review and discuss the document at their meeting Wednesday. Laguna staff incorporated a few changes into the ordinance...

Life & Arts

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On Theater: Tension mounts in powerful revival of '12 Angry Men'

On Theater: Tension mounts in powerful revival of '12 Angry Men'

Sixty-three years after Reginald Rose's landmark jury-room drama “12 Angry Men” first electrified television audiences, this story and its conflicting characters continue to hold audiences in thrall. In a powerful revival at the Laguna Playhouse, Rose's masterpiece has lost none of its impact,...

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  • Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

    Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

    Once again, the tone deaf and ideologically driven members of the Newport Beach City Council used their super majority to rush through, without adequate debate or notice, one of their pet Republican agendas — to glorify one of their own. After years of plotting and conniving, they finally succeeded...

  • Why I support redistricting Map B

    Why I support redistricting Map B

    Did you know that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is in the process of redistricting? A lawsuit is forcing school trustees to draw new boundaries for the seven trustee districts. A Malibu attorney represented a citizen who called out trustees for being out of compliance with the Voting...

  • As progressive O.C. Christians, we urge Congress to take action on gun violence

    As progressive O.C. Christians, we urge Congress to take action on gun violence

    We write as people of faith who are either attendees at, or members of, Irvine United Congregational Church. Our progressive Christian faith prompts us to express both outrage and heartbreak over the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman high in a hotel room shot down into a crowd...

  • Media should not report names or show images of mass murderers

    Media should not report names or show images of mass murderers

    How many of these sick people who wantonly and arbitrarily kill crowds of people with bombs, guns or their cars are acting as copycats of prior similarly demented acts by other people? Of course, we may never know. But every time these demented folks have killed people in places like Aurora, San...

  • ‘I don’t see liberty and justice for all in my country’

    ‘I don’t see liberty and justice for all in my country’

    Writer Steve Smith assumes that the athletes who take a knee do not actively fight for injustice, racism and discrimination (“It’s one thing to take a knee and quite another to get involved with social justice,” Daily Pilot, Oct. 2). Rather they collect fat paychecks and go home. That is an unfair...

Crime

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  • Huntington Beach man pleads not guilty to molesting girl during burglary

    Huntington Beach man pleads not guilty to molesting girl during burglary

    A 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he molested a girl after breaking into her family’s Huntington Beach home last month, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Miguel Angel Pastrana of Huntington Beach is facing one count each of burglary and child molesting,...

  • 3 men suspected of spray-painting homes and other property on Balboa Peninsula

    3 men suspected of spray-painting homes and other property on Balboa Peninsula

    Three men were arrested early Sunday in Newport Beach on suspicion of spray-painting graffiti on several buildings along a stretch of the Balboa Peninsula, police said. Newport Beach police officers who were investigating another incident near the boardwalk were flagged down at about 2:10 a.m....

  • DUI suspect arrested after head-on collision in Costa Mesa

    DUI suspect arrested after head-on collision in Costa Mesa

    A 22-year-old man was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Costa Mesa after his car drifted into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle, according to police. Police responded to Baker Street near Warren Lane shortly after midnight after a...

  • Driver killed in crash is identified as Costa Mesa man

    A Costa Mesa man died Saturday morning after a collision with a tractor-trailer in Costa Mesa, police said Monday. Police spokeswoman Roxi Fyad said the driver was identified as James Johnathan Wolf, 27. Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department personnel responded to a report of the crash involving...

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