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Boys' Basketball: CdM rally falls short

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Iwo Jima veterans recall their experiences

Iwo Jima veterans recall their experiences

On Feb. 23, 1945, while aboard the USS Cecil attack transport floating near Iwo Jima, Navy corpsman Robert Bergen grabbed a viewfinder and began looking for an American flag that had caused quite a stir a few hours before. The flag was small and placed atop Mount Suribachi, the Japanese island's...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Friends and neighbors remember homeless woman killed on PCH as someone who put others first

Laguna Beach

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Artists invited to compete for various projects in Laguna

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission is seeking artists for multiple competitions throughout the city. For a bench project at the Mountain Road beach entrance, professional artists who are at least 18 years old and from California are encouraged to submit images of their previous installations and...


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Who should open the new House of Blues? Social Distortion, of course



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  • Mailbag: Golden State is tarnished by its leadership

    Michael Torres nailed it in his letter ("Mailbag: Californians should return to the Republican Party," Feb. 12). I don't understand how we got to where we are in California. The California bureaucrats, led by Gov. Jerry Brown (hiring former U.S. Atty. Gen Eric Holder, really?), continue to take...

  • Commentary: HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer

    There aren't many cancers that are preventable. Cervical cancer is one of them. In fact, I look forward to the day this cancer will be a rare phenomenon in the United States. Cervical cancer is a condition that can affect any woman, a message we've heard recently from Erin Andrews, sportscaster for...

  • Commentary: It is getting pretty late to put away holiday spangle

    Well, here it is February, and I already have all the Christmas decorations put back into the garage. Now for someone who is not afraid of climbing ladders to put them on the storage shelf. How many of you still have Christmas presents that you bought "just in case"? I have a half-case of wine meant...

  • Mailbag: Monarch column set a 'lovely tone for the day'

    Re: David Hansen's column, "Monarchs in need of human help," Feb. 12: I am in care of my two grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, daily. One of our very special joys is watching the monarchs grow from scary looking caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. We keep several pots of milkweed for this purpose....

  • Mailbag: Rodman wormed his way out of a more serious penalty

    Mailbag: Rodman wormed his way out of a more serious penalty

    Re. "Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman pleads guilty to misdemeanors in connection with freeway crash," (Feb. 6): Is it just me, or is anyone else surprised that Dennis Rodman got off so lightly? The guy drove the wrong way on the freeway, caused an accident that could have killed someone, fled the scene,...


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  • Costa Mesa man suspected of snatching another's hat and driving off as he hung onto car

    A man was arrested in Costa Mesa on suspicion of snatching a hat off another man's head and driving away as the other man hung onto the car. A man and his adult son were driving in the area of Orange Avenue and Sierks Street on Thursday afternoon when the father saw a man sitting near a wall whom...

  • Ex-Costa Mesa policeman convicted of insurance fraud

    An Orange County Superior Court jury Thursday convicted a former Costa Mesa police officer on felony charges of insurance fraud and making a fraudulent statement to obtain compensation. Ryan Patrick Natividad, 32, of Corona was accused of falsely claiming that he had injured his hand while escorting...

  • Woman pleads guilty to human trafficking and assault in Costa Mesa prostitution and torture case

    Woman pleads guilty to human trafficking and assault in Costa Mesa prostitution and torture case

    A 29-year-old woman previously accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman who authorities say worked for her and two men as a prostitute in Costa Mesa pleaded guilty Wednesday to human trafficking and assault charges, according to court records. Orange County prosecutors in 2014 charged Cierra...

  • Newport Beach police will enhance DUI patrols this weekend

    Newport Beach police will be on enhanced lookout for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers this Presidents Day weekend as part of a saturation patrol effort. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and ending at 3 a.m. the next day, officers will be patrolling areas of the city with the highest...