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44th Newport Boat Show drops anchor for 4 days starting Thursday

FantaSea, Fansea, Seaquel. If you like marine puns as much as you like yachts, this is your favorite time of year. The Newport Boat Show returns this week for its 44th year, offering casual admirers and serious buyers alike a chance to get close to about 200 vessels, show organizers say. The in-water...

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Edison's Dominic Bair earns Daily Pilot Boys' Soccer Dream Team Player of the Year honor

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Green Day's Mike Dirnt is ready to part with two coastal California homes

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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H.B.'s Mama's on 39 restaurant can feature live music, commission says
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H.B.'s Mama's on 39 restaurant can feature live music, commission says

Mama’s on 39 restaurant in Huntington Beach won Planning Commission approval Tuesday to host live music. The unanimous vote came two weeks after the commission postponed consideration of the conditional use permit so it could review a noise report and consider feedback from nearby residents who...

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Laguna Beach estate once home to actress Diane Keaton lists for $16 million

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Sublime with Rome pops up in Huntington Beach for a small concert
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Sublime with Rome pops up in Huntington Beach for a small concert

Ska band Sublime with Rome played to a small but happy crowd at a pop-up acoustic concert Thursday night in Huntington Beach. The show was announced earlier that day, and only the first 200 people to arrive could see it at SeaLegs at the Beach on Pacific Coast Highway. The free event was sponsored...

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  • You can still protest even if you no longer march

    You can still protest even if you no longer march

    The day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, millions around the globe marched in protest. When asked why I didn't participate in any demonstration, my answer was simple: I intend to register my complaints in writing, not in steps. Thinking that was the end of it, I began focusing my attention...

  • Despite councilman’s misgivings, Reagan statue belongs in the Civic Center

    Despite councilman’s misgivings, Reagan statue belongs in the Civic Center

    In his diary, President Ronald Reagan was quoted as saying, “If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” Newport Beach Councilman Jeff Herdman’s April 17 letter, “Reagan statue influenced my vote on arts’ package,” is proof that Reagan was right. In 2011, private funds were raised by former Councilman...

  • Councilman greatly exaggerates Newport's financial health

    In response to Councilman Jeff Herdman’s April 13 commentary, “Newport Beach is a picture of financial health,” I disagree. Herdman uses a recent Fitch Ratings report to spout the party line about the city’s financial health. We should all remember Orange County’s 1994 bankruptcy that the rating...

  • California’s future depends on women thriving in STEM careers

    California’s future depends on women thriving in STEM careers

    Earlier this month the state Assembly celebrated “California Women and Girls in STEM Week.” The Assembly started this tradition as a way to bring to light the vast gender inequalities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and to encourage our young women to pursue opportunities...

  • UCI relies heavily on federal science funding threatened by Trump

    UCI relies heavily on federal science funding threatened by Trump

    Despite longstanding bipartisan support in Congress, the Trump administration proposes to slash federal science programs by at least 18% with the deepest cuts targeting environmental research. Taxpayers may be wondering, what’s at stake here? It could be tempting for Orange County conservatives...

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