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Rare sight off Newport this week: killer and sperm whales

Two species of whales not typically seen in this area were spotted off the coast of Newport Beach this week. Ryan Lawler, owner of whale-watching company Newport Coastal Adventure, said he saw a pod of sperm whales about 15 miles offshore Monday and killer whales about two miles out Tuesday while...

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Girls' Basketball: Sage Hill turns it up

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Costa Mesa teacher honored by VFW for his promotion of patriotism
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Costa Mesa teacher honored by VFW for his promotion of patriotism

Teacher Patrick DeVusser encourages his class of 30 11-year-olds at Kaiser Elementary School in Costa Mesa to stand still and focus on each word as they say the Pledge of Allegiance each morning. That dedication to patriotism helped the 67-year-old Navy veteran win the Veterans of Foreign Wars'...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Fountain Valley adopts economic revitalization plan for 2017

The Fountain Valley City Council adopted a five-pronged economic revitalization plan with long- and short-term goals aimed to serve as a city guideline for the upcoming new year. The plan was approved 4 to 1 with Councilman Mark McCurdy dissenting. Long-term goals include revitalizing economic...

Laguna Beach

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Thoughts of love and hope on World AIDS Day

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On Theater: Real people shone at SCR and Laguna Playhouse

This is the first in a series of three columns reviewing 2016 in local theater. For the two professional theaters on the Orange Coast, South Coast Repertory and the Laguna Playhouse, reality had a significant impact on production quality during 2016. The top shows at both Equity establishments centered...

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  • Man suspected of indecent exposure in Fountain Valley alley

    Man suspected of indecent exposure in Fountain Valley alley

    A 53-year-old man was arrested early Sunday in Fountain Valley on suspicion of indecent exposure after police received a report of a man masturbating in an alley, authorities said. Fountain Valley police responded at 7:30 a.m. to a rear alley at 18533 Brookhurst St., where they found a man lying...

  • Fire breaks out at Costa Mesa radiator shop

    Costa Mesa firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze at a radiator repair shop Sunday afternoon. Crews responded just after noon to reports of smoke coming from Harbor Radiator at 2129 Harbor Blvd., said fire Capt. Chris Coates. Firefighters forced their way into the business and found flames coming...

  • Pedestrian robbed and beaten by group of men in Costa Mesa

    A man suffered a broken jaw when he was robbed and beaten by a group of men in Costa Mesa early Sunday. The man was walking just after midnight in the 1800 block of Placentia Avenue when a black sedan pulled up next to him, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Mike Manson. Five men got out and demanded...

  • Man is arrested in homicide investigation into Huntington Beach woman's death

    Man is arrested in homicide investigation into Huntington Beach woman's death

    A man was arrested Saturday in connection with a homicide investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found Friday afternoon in her Huntington Beach home, police said. The Orange County coroner’s office identified her as 50-year-old Marylou Sarkissian. Jason Becher, 41, was arrested...

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