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Holiday season arrives in Laguna

Laguna Beach ushered in the holiday season with a visit from Santa Claus among other festivities during the annual Hospitality Night on Friday. Carolers strolled the streets while ice skaters took to a temporary rink staged at the U.S. Bank parking lot on Glenneyre Street, according to the Laguna...


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Edison takes home title for White

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Costa Mesa Police Department hires civilian spokeswoman

The Costa Mesa Police Department announced Friday that it has hired a new civilian public affairs manager, a first in the department's history. Roxi Fyad will handle the department's daily media-related inquiries, write news releases, manage its social media accounts and do community outreach. ...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Man arrested in pair of car break-ins in Fountain Valley

Man arrested in pair of car break-ins in Fountain Valley

A 26-year-old Santa Ana man was arrested this week on suspicion of smashing the windows of two cars in Fountain Valley and stealing property inside. The first burglary was reported Nov. 21 at 17200 Newhope St. The second was reported Nov. 26 at an apartment complex in the 10300 block of Slater...

Laguna Beach

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At 81, Christmas crooner Johnny Mathis is still going strong. He's in Costa Mesa on Sunday



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  • Mailbag: Peotter needs to represent the entire community

    Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter's troubling rant in which he tries to weave his personal right-wing political views into the Museum House controversy shows just how far an elected representative in Newport Beach thinks he can go to support developers in lieu of his constituents ("Commentary:...

  • Mailbag: Tony Petros' independence will be missed

    Why is it that we so often appreciate people more after they are gone? Councilman Tony Petros isn't gone yet, but he is leaving the Newport Beach City Council soon. When I expressed my feelings of disappointment over his departure with some of my neighbors, they too said that they were sincerely...

  • Commentary: Museum House is out of character with Newport Beach

    My name is Jim Place and my wife, Pat, and I have lived in Newport Beach since the '70s. We are appalled at the arrogance of the City Council voting for the Museum House this past Tuesday. If you will recall, Team Newport dominates the current council and was elected over issues with boat dock...

  • Commentary: It may seem counterintuitive but snack before the party

    If you are determined to keep that extra inch off your waist this holiday season, there are two things you are going to need for every party and gathering you attend: snacks and water. That might not be the usual advice you receive this time of year, but the key to keeping the pounds off as the...

  • Commentary: Why I voted in favor of the Museum House proposal

    Donald Trump works his butt off in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. Trump wins the electoral college vote and beats Hillary Clinton. Afterward, Clinton supporters claim that it is really the popular vote that is important and she wins. That is what the SPON (Stop Polluting Our Newport)...


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  • 5 Newport businesses cited in investigation of alcohol sales to minors

    Newport Beach police and state investigators have issued citations to five local establishments accused of selling alcohol to minors, city officials said Thursday. On Nov. 23, Newport detectives and investigators with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control visited 12 alcohol licensees...

  • Fire that started at homeless camp burns brush at Talbert Regional Park

    A small brush fire in Talbert Regional Park late Wednesday began at a homeless encampment, firefighters said. Costa Mesa fire crews responded to reports of the blaze just before midnight at the south end of the park near Balboa Boulevard and West 19th Street. When they arrived, the fire was centered...

  • Police search for school vandals whose actions left 67 classroom fish to die

    Huntington Beach police were searching Friday for five suspects who cut power to a science lab at Edison High School, causing 67 fish to die. Police responded to 21400 Magnolia St. at about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19, police spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt said. Five suspects had cut power to the school's...

  • Firefighters identify man who died in Huntington Beach mobile-home fire

    Firefighters identify man who died in Huntington Beach mobile-home fire

    The Orange County coroner identified Thomas Curtis as the man who died after being pulled from his Huntington Beach mobile home in an early morning fire. Huntington Beach firefighters responded just after 2:20 a.m. Wednesday to a blaze at Huntington Mobile Estates at 7652 Garfield Ave. When crews...