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Virgen's View: Leigh Steinberg inducted into California Sports Hall of Fame

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Newport hires 6 companies for building and planning consulting

The Newport Beach City Council approved three-year contracts Tuesday with six companies to help the city’s building division with inspections and plan reviews. The consultants — which will provide on-call plan review and help city staff with inspections, permit issuance and geotechnical review...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Balloon knocks out power to 2,800 in Huntington Beach

More than 160 Southern California Edison customers in Huntington Beach remained without power late Tuesday afternoon after a Mylar balloon got tangled in a power line, causing a transformer to explode, officials said. Nearly 2,800 Edison customers in the area of Melbourne Drive, Windemeir Lane,...

Laguna Beach

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International Greeter Day delights in Laguna Beach
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International Greeter Day delights in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach recognized contributions of greeters Sunday during the second International Greeter Day. More than 100 people stopped to say hello and learn about greeters such as Michael Minutoli, the man who waves to motorists and passersby on the corner of Brooks Street and South Coast Highway,...

Life & Arts

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What to eat now: Sarah Bennett’s favorite Orange County dishes

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  • Cliché, yes, but I really did slip and fall in Newport Beach

    Cliché, yes, but I really did slip and fall in Newport Beach

    On Tuesday morning, I was supposed to be at the Newport Beach Tennis Club at 9:45 for a 10 a.m. ladies’ duplicate bridge game with my Encore friends. When I started up my car, the dashboard read-out said, “Replace key battery.” Oh, dear. I’ve never had a keyless ignition before, and I didn’t know...

  • Those who jump from Lido bridge either can't read or are overcome with entitlement

    Those who jump from Lido bridge either can't read or are overcome with entitlement

    It is too bad that the Newport-Mesa school district doesn’t teach students to read. That is the only conclusion one can come to when there are at least six signs saying, “No Jumping No Diving,” off the Lido Island Bridge. Aside from the fact that police have more important things to do than chase...

  • Laguna City Hall places commerce above residents' welfare

    Laguna City Hall places commerce above residents' welfare

    Our city’s commercial-friendly groupthink has made it official: Welcome to Laguna Beach, the Disneyland of O.C. beach communities, whether residents like it or not. Take that Huntington and Newport. Yes, we can. We can “out-gaudy” you, we can better deface and clutter our sidewalks, we can monetize...

  • Mariner's Mile should not be widened to six lanes

    Mariner's Mile should not be widened to six lanes

    Many of my neighbors and I in the Heights are in opposition to the construction of a six-lane “freeway” along what is fondly referred to as Mariner's Mile. To turn several established neighborhoods upside down to construct a six-lane highway for such a short stretch of land appears to us, in Newport...

  • Home ownership in Orange County is at serious risk for many would-be buyers

    Home ownership in Orange County is at serious risk for many would-be buyers

    I often speak of the nexus between public policies that affect real estate practitioners and those that affect everyone else. Perhaps there is no better example of this nexus than our current affordable housing crisis. While Realtors have trouble finding listings, other people have trouble finding...

Crime

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  • Laguna Beach police arrest man suspected of stalking

    Laguna Beach police arrested a Laguna Beach man on suspicion of stalking, criminal threats and burglary, authorities said. Gregory Murray, 28, was arrested last week at his residence, according to a news release, and was booked into Orange County Jail with bail set at $50,000. He was released Monday...

  • Person injured after mixing chemicals while trying to unclog drain in Huntington Beach

    A Huntington Beach hazardous-materials team treated a person Friday who was injured while trying to clear a clogged drain. Fire Department officials received a call around 7:30 a.m. of a hazardous-materials incident in the 8200 block of Noelle Drive, according to a news release. They treated a...

  • Newport Beach man sentenced in drug scheme that produced ‘spice’

    Newport Beach man sentenced in drug scheme that produced ‘spice’

    A Newport Beach man who orchestrated a drug operation that produced “spice,” or synthetic marijuana, was sentenced Thursday to 120 months in federal prison, authorities said. Sean Libbert, 41, orchestrated a “wide-reaching conspiracy” that smuggled, manufactured and distributed millions of dollars...

  • 2 men charged with pimping out of Costa Mesa motel

    Two out-of-state men were charged Thursday with pimping out of a Costa Mesa motel, authorities said. Tyshawn Johnson, 30, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Marco Marcellus Mowry, 34, of Honolulu are facing felony counts of pimping and pandering, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. If...

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