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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: Marina eyeing move out of Sunset League

High School Football Preview: Marina eyeing move out of Sunset League

Outside of coach Jeff Turley’s office at Marina High, anyone looking to plop down on a sofa could on Wednesday. Lined up were several sofas. All that was missing was a TV. From the look of things, the Vikings were either going to host an outdoor event, or they were moving. The Vikings could be...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Kids and service dogs learn together at Segerstrom's music and dance school

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Fountain Valley’s fountain might flow again, but how much?
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Fountain Valley’s fountain might flow again, but how much?

The large, long-dry fountain outside Fountain Valley City Hall may bubble and babble again soon, though it probably won’t be as full as it was in its pre-drought days. Landscape architects helping the city brainstorm a future for the fountain — a 17,000-gallon, three-part centerpiece of the city...

Laguna Beach

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Laguna City Council to consider CVS' appeal to move into Laguna Drug site
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Laguna City Council to consider CVS' appeal to move into Laguna Drug site

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider an appeal by CVS Health, which wants to move into a downtown location currently occupied by Laguna Drug. The Planning Commission in June denied the company’s application to amend a conditional use permit and open at 239 Broadway St. Pacific...

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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...

  • Laguna Beach driver suspected of hitting bicyclist and trying to hit another, police say

    Laguna Beach driver suspected of hitting bicyclist and trying to hit another, police say

    A 53-year-old man was arrested in Laguna Beach on Saturday on suspicion of hitting a bicyclist with his car two days earlier and trying to hit another, police said. Laguna Beach police responded to a report of a disturbance at 9:42 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Bluebird Canyon Road and South...

  • 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 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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