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At 60, Fountain Valley looks to revitalize and reinvent

Fountain Valley is a nice place to live. So the city's slogan says. But there's a feeling among many people who live there that the city needs more oomph. "It's very quiet. It's very conservative," said Rick Maldonado, a local resident and hairdresser. "Everything here is, [at] 9 o'clock, dead,...

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CdM boys' soccer shuts out Irvine

BOYS' SOCCER Corona del Mar 2, Irvine 0 IRVINE — Jon Wirta and Grant Joyce each scored a goal, helping the visiting Sea Kings improve to 3-0-1 in the Pacific Coast League on Thursday. Kyle Mabwa had an assist for CdM (8-3-4 overall). Rain has canceled the Sea Kings' Battle of the Bay match against...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Biz News: Newport Beach landscaping firm chosen for $1-billion Texas development

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Do you know this man? Police seek to ID him in attempted theft case at Costco in Fountain Valley

Laguna Beach

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Toni Iseman, on Laguna's City Council nearly two decades, hits a milestone

Weekend

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Bennett: LSXO takes Vietnamese food to a whole new level

Bennett: LSXO takes Vietnamese food to a whole new level

Tin Vuong is a perpetual people pleaser, which for a chef with a restaurant empire as ambitious as his is meant as a hearty compliment. Over the last five years, the San Gabriel Valley native (along with business partner Jed Sanford) opened a wild array of distinctly different and wonderfully executed...

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Opinion

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  • Commentary: Do your part to mentor millennials for the workforce

    I have a new year's challenge for Orange County employers and leaders: Make 2017 the year we stop reinforcing the caricature of millennials as an unmotivated, over-sensitive generation requiring participation trophies. Instead, let's mentor them so they can achieve their potential. There is no doubt...

  • Commentary: SHARP aims to help Newport Beach senior citizens

    To paraphrase former U.S. Sen. Hubert Humphrey, one moral test of society is how it treats those who are in the twilight of life. Newport Beach is blessed to have an active senior population who serve one another and many others through groups like Friends of OASIS or our award-winning Community...

  • Mailbag: Privileged teens often lack perspective

    Mailbag: Privileged teens often lack perspective

    Seventeen-year-olds are deep into manhood in many parts of the world, earning food and shelter for siblings and parents. By 17, many girls of the world are mothers by traditional mandate. They lift the weight of womanhood by transporting water, firewood, bricks. The typical Laguna Beach 17-year-old...

  • Mailbag: Partying and noise continue to disrupt Balboa Peninsula

    I have lived on the Balboa Peninsula for the last 20 years. It used to be that the summer renters caused the biggest noise issues, but no longer. Some of the students renting during the winter months are the big problem now. They go out at 9 p.m. but are back at home partying by midnight and well...

  • Commentary: Cancer survivors invited to symposium at Hoag

    When people are diagnosed with cancer, their focus is directed on the fight: Consultations. Surgeries. Chemotherapy. Radiation. The demands of the battle are so great that once the fight is over patients rarely feel jubilant about "beating" cancer. Instead they're often left blinking in bewilderment,...

Crime

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  • 2 hurt in crash on 405 in Costa Mesa

    Two motorists were hospitalized Thursday morning after a crash on the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa. Authorities received a report of a two-vehicle collision shortly before 5 a.m. on the southbound 405 near Fairview Road, said Costa Mesa fire Capt. Chris Coates. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to...

  • Have you seen this man? Police seek suspect in burglary of Huntington Beach motel room

    Have you seen this man? Police seek suspect in burglary of Huntington Beach motel room

    Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man suspected of burglarizing a room at the Beach Inn Motel early this month. Police said a man removed a window screen and pried open the window to get inside a room at the motel at 18112 Beach Blvd. The man apparently entered...

  • Man arrested, another sent to hospital after fight that started with road argument

    An apparent road dispute between two men escalated to a fist fight Tuesday at a Costa Mesa gas station, resulting in one man's arrest and a trip to a hospital for another. Costa Mesa police responded to the Circle K at 3006 Harbor Blvd. after receiving a report of two men fighting at the convenience...

  • DUI suspect arrested after car hits light poles in Costa Mesa

    A Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday after his car crashed into two light poles near the Triangle mall in Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa police responded at 3:37 a.m. to a report of a single-vehicle crash near Newport Boulevard and Flower Street, Sgt. Dan Miles...

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