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Snoopy House opens for 51st year in Costa Mesa

It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas again in Costa Mesa. The 51st annual Snoopy House — a holiday tradition boasting festive displays including characters from Charles Schulz’s iconic “Peanuts” comic strip — opened to the public Thursday evening at City Hall. Snoopy House is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m....

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High School Boys’ Soccer Preview: Edison, CdM and Estancia to contend for league titles

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Los Alamitos acts as a strategic base for Southland wildfire aid
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Los Alamitos acts as a strategic base for Southland wildfire aid

Four Los Alamitos-based Army Black Hawk helicopter crews flew through thick smoke and wind gusting at over 70 mph over the past week to drop water on the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Lt. Col. Aaron Schilleci, commander of the 1-140th assault helicopter battalion at Joint Forces...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Actor Derek Mio returns to Huntington Beach for his hometown comedy debut
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Actor Derek Mio returns to Huntington Beach for his hometown comedy debut

It’s homecoming week for Derek Mio, a filmmaker, comedian and Hollywood actor who grew up in Huntington Beach. The Huntington Beach High School alumnus — whose work includes appearances on “CSI,” “Bones” and a character voice for “The Emoji Movie” — will make his hometown comedy debut Thursday...

Laguna Beach

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Coastal Commission to weigh in on Laguna’s short-term lodging rules
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Coastal Commission to weigh in on Laguna’s short-term lodging rules

Laguna Beach must prove its case to the California Coastal Commission if it wants to officially change city rules for short-term lodging. Commission staff members recommend the state agency’s board deny Laguna’s request to ban stays of 30 consecutive days or less in residential areas for property...

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Holiday Lights and Limos tour brings joy to Navy veteran and family
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Holiday Lights and Limos tour brings joy to Navy veteran and family

As Carl Morgan gazed at the homes trimmed in Christmas lights, the gleam in his eyes seemed to be powered from within, suggesting a youthful energy at the heart of the old Navy veteran. Morgan, 96, of Lake Forest was one of four hospice patients offered a tour of holiday lights by limousine in...

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  • Too many NCAA golf scholarships for women go unclaimed

    Too many NCAA golf scholarships for women go unclaimed

    Give a girl a set of golf clubs, and you just might change her life. The National College Athletic Assn. (NCAA) estimates that every year 200 college golf scholarships for young women go unclaimed. Too few girls compete in the sport to qualify for these scholarships, which means many young women...

  • When peace on earth seems out of grasp, a ‘Blue Christmas’ service offers hope

    When peace on earth seems out of grasp, a ‘Blue Christmas’ service offers hope

    Four years after moving to coastal Southern California, I still smile when I see Christmas shoppers clad in tank tops, Hawaiian shirts, yoga pants or shorts, ambling to songs that are ecstatically asking for snow so we can dash in it. We know it’s not going to snow. We tend to hear and hum along...

  • Freedom of religion does not grant businesses a license to discriminate

    Freedom of religion does not grant businesses a license to discriminate

    I am appalled at the assertion by a recent letter writer that the Colorado cake baker “has every right . . . to run his small business as he feels appropriate” (“Commentary on wedding cake case ignores religious and individual freedom”). Actually, that is not true. The right of religious freedom,...

  • Newport Beach must protect against tendency to over-develop

    Newport Beach must protect against tendency to over-develop

    On Dec. 7, the Newport Beach Planning Commission heard the community’s concerns about the height and bulk of a new home at 2607 Ocean Blvd. (“Blufftop Corona del Mar house gets go-ahead, with more changes”). The owner of the irregularly shaped property had asked to build a 5,200 square-foot house...

  • Effort to recall Councilman Scott Peotter is a solution in search of a problem

    Effort to recall Councilman Scott Peotter is a solution in search of a problem

    Groucho Marx was right when he famously said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” The Scott Peotter recall is the wrong remedy. Defeated City Council candidate Michael Toerge and recall proponent Lynn Swain...

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