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Patches the ox makes a big appearance for the small screen at the O.C. Fair

It was a curious sight. On Saturday evening, Patches, a 13-year-old American lineback ox, was released from his pen during the Orange County Fair to stroll among throngs of inquisitive people. He and his escort Philip Henderson circled around, surprising passersby who remarked at Patches’ size....

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Breakers’ Johnson steps up on emotional night

Breakers’ Johnson steps up on emotional night

Steve Johnson had a long and emotional day on Saturday, and it ended in a place with which Johnson is very familiar. Johnson was on the tennis court for the Orange County Breakers of World Team Tennis. He was doing battle with Marcus Willis of the New York Empire, after doing battle with his emotions...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Newport Beach's new high-end rentals come with five-star resort amenities
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Newport Beach's new high-end rentals come with five-star resort amenities

A private fitness training center, on-site massage therapy, a luxury dog wash, food delivery and a putting green are all amenities offered to the residents and their four-legged friends at one of Newport Beach’s most exclusive properties. Whether it’s catered parties and cooking classes or personal...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher draws a Republican challenger in 48th Congressional District

Laguna Beach

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Woman arrested in Laguna on suspicion of stealing rental car

Laguna Beach police on Friday arrested a homeless woman suspected of stealing a rental car, Laguna Sgt. Jim Cota said. Police said officers responded to the 200 block of Forest Avenue at 10 p.m. and surrounded the driver of a black Nissan Altima. Valarie Hewin, 58, was arrested on suspicion of...

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It's not just another day at the beach, as the O.C's waterfront hotels get a makeover

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  • City history shows legal action is necessary to compel Laguna to do right by the homeless

    City history shows legal action is necessary to compel Laguna to do right by the homeless

    Daily Pilot columnist David Hansen extolled the virtues of Laguna Beach’s homeless shelter while condemning the ACLU of Southern California and its lawsuit against the city in his column of July 10 (“ACLU wins at law but loses at diplomacy.”) ACLU SoCal and its legal allies filed the suit in 2015...

  • Amelia Earhart, subject of new documentary, had ties to O.C.

    Amelia Earhart, subject of new documentary, had ties to O.C.

    Three summers ago, I was standing in a secluded jungle clearing on Saipan, the capital of the Northern Marianas Islands, a U.S. territory in the remote western Pacific about 6,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States. Before me lay the crumbling stone ruins of the notorious Japanese Jail,...

  • Concerns about parking, pedestrian safety persist in Laguna

    As frustrating as parking can be, and as our transit management in Laguna Beach can hardly be accused of competent community service, let me share a few ideas: 1. The signal light at the art school in the canyon is causing a nuisance and severe traffic backup. There is no reason to have this signal...

  • O.C. Iranian Americans attend dedication of Freedom Sculpture

    O.C. Iranian Americans attend dedication of Freedom Sculpture

    Two distinct historical events that are about 2,300 years apart, and yet amazingly share common principles, stand out in human history. One is the first declaration of human rights known as the “Cyrus Cylinder” by Cyrus the Great. He was the just and kind ruler and the father of Persian empire,...

  • What the dickens are fidget spinners?

    What the dickens are fidget spinners?

    All of a sudden, I am hearing about fidget spinners everywhere. Even in the funny papers! When I first saw the gadgets on the counter, they reminded me of the replacement heads for Norelco shavers. I saw them in Lido Pharmacy recently and ignored them. But my son Mark was with me, and he asked...

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  • New contract would give Costa Mesa's fire chiefs raises but they'd pay more toward retirement

    New contract would give Costa Mesa's fire chiefs raises but they'd pay more toward retirement

    With virtually no discussion, the Costa Mesa City Council moved forward this week with a proposed new contract for high-level fire employees that would provide pay raises while requiring them to contribute more toward their retirement. On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, with members Allan Mansoor and Jim Righeimer...

  • Laguna Beach police seek suspect in cellphone theft

    Laguna Beach police seek suspect in cellphone theft

    Laguna Beach police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a cellphone from a vehicle last month on Blumont Street. A man was seen in video surveillance footage riding up to an unlocked vehicle on a skateboard, opening the door and making off with a cellphone at...

  • Portable air conditioner sparks apartment fire in Huntington Beach

    A portable air-conditioning unit sparked a fire in a Huntington Beach apartment Wednesday morning, according to fire officials. Huntington Beach firefighters responded at 5:48 a.m. to a fire at the Huntington Breeze Apartments at 16171 Springdale St. The first crews on the scene reported light...

  • Man dies after falling from paddleboard in Huntington Harbour

    Man dies after falling from paddleboard in Huntington Harbour

    A 26-year-old man who fell off a paddleboard in Huntington Harbour died Tuesday afternoon soon after being pulled from the water, officials said. Jose Mendoza of Lakewood was stand-up paddleboarding with a relative near the 16500 block of Channel Lane at about 3:30 p.m. when he fell off the board...

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