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'Faith, family, football': How a Texas town is healing after a cop killed a black teenager

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Huntington Beach music director celebrates 40 years at the helm

The Huntington Beach Concert Band was on the verge of dissolution when Tom Ridley stepped in as its director. Now he’ll be celebrated with a tribute concert Sunday for leading the group for 40 years. “It’s been a great ride with great people,” Ridley said. “The band is my second family.” When Ridley,...

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Week 8 High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Costa Mesa

Week 8 High School Football Preview: Estancia vs. Costa Mesa

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Costa Mesa High Key Eagles: Jr. RB Trevor Pacheco (141 carries for 941 yards and three TDs; Jr. WR-CB Nathan Guyot; Sr. LB-WR Deshandre Kerkhoff Key Mustangs: Sr. QB Ben Swanson (84 of 162 passing for 1,003 yards, five TDs and four INTs); Sr. RB-LB Chris Romero; Sr....

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Laguna’s historic preservation ordinance moves to City Council
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Laguna’s historic preservation ordinance moves to City Council

Despite repeated calls from residents to reject the latest version of proposed changes to Laguna Beach’s historic preservation ordinance, the Planning Commission on Wednesday decided it was time for the City Council to review the matter. In a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Sue Kempf dissenting, commissioners...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Fountain Valley police to get 11.5% pay raise over 3 years
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Fountain Valley police to get 11.5% pay raise over 3 years

Fountain Valley police officers will receive a series of pay raises totaling 11.5% over the next three years under a package approved by the City Council on Tuesday. Officers and sergeants will get raises of 4% this year, 4% next year and 3.5% the year after. The previous base salary range was...

Laguna Beach

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Plein air painters collect over $30,000 in prizes in Laguna Beach competition

Life & Arts

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On Theater: Tension mounts in powerful revival of '12 Angry Men'

On Theater: Tension mounts in powerful revival of '12 Angry Men'

Sixty-three years after Reginald Rose's landmark jury-room drama “12 Angry Men” first electrified television audiences, this story and its conflicting characters continue to hold audiences in thrall. In a powerful revival at the Laguna Playhouse, Rose's masterpiece has lost none of its impact,...

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  • Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

    Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

    Once again, the tone deaf and ideologically driven members of the Newport Beach City Council used their super majority to rush through, without adequate debate or notice, one of their pet Republican agendas — to glorify one of their own. After years of plotting and conniving, they finally succeeded...

  • Why I support redistricting Map B

    Why I support redistricting Map B

    Did you know that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is in the process of redistricting? A lawsuit is forcing school trustees to draw new boundaries for the seven trustee districts. A Malibu attorney represented a citizen who called out trustees for being out of compliance with the Voting...

  • As progressive O.C. Christians, we urge Congress to take action on gun violence

    As progressive O.C. Christians, we urge Congress to take action on gun violence

    We write as people of faith who are either attendees at, or members of, Irvine United Congregational Church. Our progressive Christian faith prompts us to express both outrage and heartbreak over the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman high in a hotel room shot down into a crowd...

  • Media should not report names or show images of mass murderers

    Media should not report names or show images of mass murderers

    How many of these sick people who wantonly and arbitrarily kill crowds of people with bombs, guns or their cars are acting as copycats of prior similarly demented acts by other people? Of course, we may never know. But every time these demented folks have killed people in places like Aurora, San...

  • ‘I don’t see liberty and justice for all in my country’

    ‘I don’t see liberty and justice for all in my country’

    Writer Steve Smith assumes that the athletes who take a knee do not actively fight for injustice, racism and discrimination (“It’s one thing to take a knee and quite another to get involved with social justice,” Daily Pilot, Oct. 2). Rather they collect fat paychecks and go home. That is an unfair...

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  • Costa Mesa woman arrested after police chase car stolen from gas station

    A Costa Mesa woman was arrested Monday night after a high-speed police pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen from a gas station, authorities said. Costa Mesa police responded to the 76 station at 1900 Newport Blvd. at about 8:15 p.m. A man told police he left his vehicle running while he went in...

  • Woman arrested after chase in stolen vehicle, Costa Mesa police say

    A 19-year-old woman was arrested early Friday after a brief pursuit by Costa Mesa police near South Coast Plaza, authorities said. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 3400 block of Smalley Road at 12:51 a.m. When police arrived, they found a woman sleeping in the...

  • Military jets pass through for Edwards Air Force Base event

    If you heard the roar of military jets flying over the area Friday afternoon, it was simply part of a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the world’s first supersonic flight. To mark the occasion, Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County launched two formation flights that were scheduled to pass...

  • Huntington Beach man pleads not guilty to molesting girl during burglary

    Huntington Beach man pleads not guilty to molesting girl during burglary

    A 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he molested a girl after breaking into her family’s Huntington Beach home last month, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Miguel Angel Pastrana of Huntington Beach is facing one count each of burglary and child molesting,...

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