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Gray whale leaves Newport Harbor and continues up the coast

The juvenile gray whale that had been making itself at home in Newport Harbor since last week is continuing its journey up the coast, authorities said Friday. Officials with the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spent several hours...

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High School Football Preview: Laguna Beach has eyes on league’s top prize

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Biz News: Eggslice, a breakfast sandwich maker, opens in Costa Mesa's OC Mix
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Biz News: Eggslice, a breakfast sandwich maker, opens in Costa Mesa's OC Mix

South Coast Collection and its OC Mix center, in Costa Mesa, have new tenants. Eggslice, now open inside the Shuck Oyster Bar, offers a type of breakfast sandwich that had its beginning at farmers markets in Australia. Bono Spera, inside the OC Mix, is a women’s athletic apparel store. It also offers...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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External review of downtown Huntington Beach group recommends hiring a CEO
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External review of downtown Huntington Beach group recommends hiring a CEO

The Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District should hire a chief executive and be more “nimble and quick to respond to issues affecting downtown,” according to an external review meant to improve the organization’s business practices. The findings will be presented to the City Council...

Laguna Beach

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Laguna Planning Commission says retail specialist would be an asset to downtown commerce

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Chef Mark McDonald draws on memories of Italy at Old Vine Café

Chef Mark McDonald draws on memories of Italy at Old Vine Café

Chef Mark McDonald grew up in Huntington Beach, but the heart of his cooking — accessible tasting menus and bistro breakfasts are the backbone of his Costa Mesa restaurant, Old Vine Café — comes straight from southern Italy, a place he calls a “home away from home.” McDonald opened Old Vine at...

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  • Man with 4 DUI convictions arrested in Costa Mesa on suspicion of drunk driving

    Man with 4 DUI convictions arrested in Costa Mesa on suspicion of drunk driving

    A 29-year-old man with four previous DUI convictions was arrested Saturday in Costa Mesa on suspicion of drunk driving after officers found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle, with open beer cans, police said. A driver called 911 at about 7:50 p.m. to report that another car was swerving...

  • Woman killed in crash on 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa

    A 22-year-old San Diego woman was killed late Saturday while riding in one of three vehicles that crashed on the southbound 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa. California Highway Patrol officers responded at 11:58 p.m. to a report of a three-vehicle crash on the freeway near the Bristol Street exit. CHP...

  • Caretaker sentenced to five years in prison for stealing from Balboa Island man with dementia

    Caretaker sentenced to five years in prison for stealing from Balboa Island man with dementia

    A Newport Beach caregiver was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday for stealing more than $125,000 from an elderly Balboa Island man who suffered from dementia. An Orange County Superior Court jury in June found Guillermo Trujillo, 43, guilty of two counts of caretaker theft from an elder...

  • 2 arrested during traffic stop in Fountain Valley

    2 arrested during traffic stop in Fountain Valley

    A man was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of a loaded firearm, allegedly after trying to flee from officers during a traffic stop in Fountain Valley, police said. His passenger also was arrested, police said. Officers stopped the vehicle at 1:17 a.m....

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