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Newport considers crosswalk overhaul on Balboa Peninsula

Balboa and southbound Newport boulevards at 28th Street in Newport Beach could see more traffic control in an effort to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe in the visitor-heavy area. A new city-commissioned traffic study of the Balboa Peninsula generally concluded that given the high volume of foot,...

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Estancia wins league opener over Costa Mesa

Estancia High girls’ tennis beat rival Costa Mesa, 9-9 and 87-81 on games, in the teams’ Orange Coast League opener Tuesday at Estancia. Angeles Colin and Veronica Martines won the deciding doubles set for the Eagles, and Rocio Hernandez and Julianna Balducci swept in doubles. Daisy Arroyo swept...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Huntington Beach festival celebrates Pacific Islander culture
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Huntington Beach festival celebrates Pacific Islander culture

The sites and smells of Pacific Islander culture filled Huntington Beach’s Central Park on Saturday for the 10th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The free event featured 10 island villages representing the cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Polynesia and others. Guests sampled food and watched cultural...

Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach planners to tackle 'granny flats' ordinance on Wednesday
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Laguna Beach planners to tackle 'granny flats' ordinance on Wednesday

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday will consider potential changes to a city ordinance for accessory dwelling units, also known as “granny flats” and second residential units. Changes in state law have triggered similar discussions in other cities regarding the units. These types of...

Life & Arts

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Pat Boone celebrates 60 years of show business with O.C. concert

Pat Boone celebrates 60 years of show business with O.C. concert

Pat Boone is chatting about his Orange County ties from his Beverly Hills home when a phone rings in the background. He suspects the call to be a scammer. “Hang on a second,” he says. “Listen to this.” The answering machine plays his tailored greeting. “I can’t come to the phone right now because...

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  • FAA decision to reroute flights infuriates residents

    FAA decision to reroute flights infuriates residents

    Re: “Huntington Beach residents say excessive airplane noise is hurting their quality of life,”: Concerned about possible noise impacts of the new Metroplex air traffic control project, we attended two public educational workshops offered by the Federal Aviation Administration early this year to...

  • Traffic still chaotic near site of 8-year-old's death

    After the accident that took the life of 8-year-old Brock McCann on his way home from school last year, many residents are encouraged with the installation of sidewalks along 15th Street in Newport Beach. However, what is curious to us is that the CR&R trash trucks are still operating during key...

  • Reader Report: Survivors of a WWII at-sea disaster still seeking whole truth about what happened

    Reader Report: Survivors of a WWII at-sea disaster still seeking whole truth about what happened

    A long-time Huntington Beach resident is on a mission to inform the American public about this nation’s deadliest disaster on the high seas, and the U.S. government’s lengthy attempts to cover up the catastrophe. Janet Sidoti Delude also has a compelling, personal motivation for speaking up: Her...

  • Sad case of former OCC student illustrates wasted resources

    Sad case of former OCC student illustrates wasted resources

    Re. “Ex-OCC student facing charges over disturbances is arrested again after failing to appear in court”: That Orange Coast College has to expend so much time to defend its handling of what appears to be a very troubled former student lasers on the problem with our education system. Imagine how...

  • Prostate cancer: patience and prevention

    Prostate cancer: patience and prevention

    For more than a decade, we’ve known that prostate cancer is over-diagnosed and over-treated, putting men at risk of incontinence and sexual dysfunction to remove what might have been a slow-growing, non-lethal cancer. When active surveillance of prostate cancer was first proposed over a decade ago,...

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  • 3 arrested in armed robbery of Costa Mesa GameStop

    3 arrested in armed robbery of Costa Mesa GameStop

    Three men were arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Costa Mesa GameStop on Thursday night, police said. Costa Mesa police received a report at 10 p.m. that two men were robbing a clerk in the GameStop store at 2200 Harbor Blvd. The men fled in a car with merchandise and cash from...

  • 2 men suspected of beating man and stealing his camera in Costa Mesa

    2 men suspected of beating man and stealing his camera in Costa Mesa

    Two men were arrested this week on suspicion of beating up a man and stealing his camera in Costa Mesa, police said Thursday. Costa Mesa police officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 2500 block of Newport Boulevard just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. A 26-year-old man told officers that he had...

  • Death of man found in burning car on 55 Freeway is suspicious, police say

    The death of a man found in a burning car last week on the 55 Freeway was not the result of a crash, and Costa Mesa police detectives are investigating the case as suspicious, authorities said Thursday. California Highway Patrol officers responded at 12:15 a.m. Sept. 5 to the southbound 55 near...

  • Huntington Beach police investigating complaints that officers set off illegal fireworks July 5

    Huntington Beach police investigating complaints that officers set off illegal fireworks July 5

    An investigation into residents’ allegations that police officers set off illegal fireworks over a Huntington Beach neighborhood early July 5 has contributed to ongoing tensions between the city’s police chief and the police officers union, according to city officials. In an Aug. 25 letter, city...

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