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High School Football Preview: Barons striving for improvement in 2017

High School Football Preview: Barons striving for improvement in 2017

Jimmy Nolan is nothing if not honest. And, by Nolan’s estimation, last year’s Fountain Valley High football team was arguably the worst in school history. “I’m not too proud to say that it was led by me,” he said. Circumstances maybe worked against the Barons. Nolan was hired late in the game last...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Balboa Bay Resort nears the finish line of its multimillion-dollar renovation

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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How should Huntington Beach plan for development through 2040? Public hearing on Tuesday

Laguna Beach

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

Life & Arts

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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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  • With school starting soon, be sure to thank a teacher

    With school starting soon, be sure to thank a teacher

    Did you know there is a certain smell to every classroom? I know it sounds gross; it’s not. Every teacher knows what I’m talking about. It's a reminder of all the past students who have sat in the classroom: the ones you worried about, the ones you knew would be successful, the ones who made you...

  • Newport wise to raise its sea wall as global temperatures rise

    Newport wise to raise its sea wall as global temperatures rise

    Re. “Newport takes steps to add 9-inch cap to Balboa Island seawalls,” (Aug. 9). Thanks to the Pilot for this item. There is no question Newport Beach will need to raise the seawall to protect from rising sea levels. The latest draft of the federal climate report has just been released. Most of...

  • Traffic control outside the Orange County Fair baffles this driver

    Traffic control outside the Orange County Fair baffles this driver

    At 7 p.m. Aug. 5, I was asked to drop off some people at the O.C. Fair. They wanted to avoid the congestion in the parking lot, the long walk and the parking fee. The fair has accommodated drop-offs near the main gate for many years. In fact, I had just done it a week prior for some family members....

  • Fairview site provides infrastructure to continue helping those in desperate need

    Fairview site provides infrastructure to continue helping those in desperate need

    The Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa is a remnant of a recent past when people with developmental disabilities were essentially warehoused and kept away from mainstream society. But it can have a bright future. For one, we have changed the way we view and interact with people with developmental...

  • Orange County needs temporary and permanent housing solutions for the homeless

    Orange County needs temporary and permanent housing solutions for the homeless

    Somewhere in cars, on streets or in shelters across California, more than 20,000 homeless families — infants included — will sleep tonight. Among them will be unaccompanied homeless children and youth too. Californians are used to trending, but here’s one category where our leadership shows our...

Crime

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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...

  • 2 teenage housesitters suspected of stealing guns from Costa Mesa home

    Two 18-year-old housesitters were arrested Monday on suspicion of stealing guns from a Costa Mesa home, police said. The pair had been housesitting for a resident in the 3100 block of Cork Lane while the homeowner was out of town on vacation. However, the resident asked them to leave Sunday after...

  • Fountain Valley garage fire temporarily displaces 2 townhouse residents

    Fountain Valley garage fire temporarily displaces 2 townhouse residents

    A blaze that broke out in a Fountain Valley garage Saturday temporarily displaced two townhouse residents, fire officials said. Fountain Valley firefighters were called to 17693 Los Jardines West at about 5 p.m. The fire began in a garage and spread to a wall adjoining another garage. Crews from...

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