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More storms are lined up to give O.C. a soaking, forecasters say

A series of storms expected to pound Orange County over the next several days could bring dangerous surf and more than 4 inches of rain to coastal areas by early next week, forecasters said Thursday. The first storm hit Wednesday evening and lasted into Thursday, snarling traffic for morning commuters...


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Daily Pilot High School Female Athlete of the Week: Aria aims for the top yet again

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Newport-Mesa school district to redesign its longtime logo

Newport-Mesa school district to redesign its longtime logo

The ubiquitous oval containing a sailboat and an outline of two people holding hands is a symbol of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District that hasn't changed in at least 25 years. But after trustees unanimously authorized a logo redesign Tuesday and decided to form an advisory committee for...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Rehab work OKd on Edinger and Warner avenues in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach can move forward with a plan to rehabilitate two major streets after the City Council decided Tuesday on the company to head the project. The council voted unanimously — Mayor Barbara Delgleize was absent — to contract with R.J. Noble Co. to head the Edinger and Warner avenues...

Laguna Beach

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Laguna parents file hate-crime complaint


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Bennett: Noshing to the music at Mesa

Bennett: Noshing to the music at Mesa

It was all Adele everything last Tuesday night at Mesa, the ultra-hip, finally-with-a-sign-out-front, Costa Mesa-via-West-Hollywood restaurant, lounge and nightlife hotspot tucked into a dark parking lot corner of The Camp shopping mall. Tables on Mesa's dining side were prepped with tea tray altars...



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  • 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,...

  • Commentary: Webster knew language is the common denominator of understanding

    We see Webster's Dictionary in every classroom and every household, but we give no thought of the man who actually made this dictionary a reality. Noah Webster grew up in the small colonial town in the area of West Hartford, Conn. Although he came from a family that had little formal education,...


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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Violent crime up in Costa Mesa and down in Huntington Beach, FBI report says

    Violent crime up in Costa Mesa and down in Huntington Beach, FBI report says

    Reports of violent crime increased in Costa Mesa during the first half of 2016 while Huntington Beach saw fewer violent crimes compared with the same period in 2015, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The statistics, released last week as part of the FBI's Preliminary Semiannual...

  • Chase through Newport Beach ends on 405 Freeway

    A driver suspected of crashing into a bicyclist and fleeing the scene in Newport Beach led officers on a brief pursuit Sunday evening, according to authorities. Newport Beach police received a report around 5:30 p.m. of a hit-and-run collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist near Seashore Drive...