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Police recruits pay tribute to Newport officer killed 22 years ago

A symphony of police sirens welcomed Class 223 back to the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy on Wednesday morning after a brisk 3-mile run near the former Marine base hangars in Tustin. Cars slowed along Tustin Ranch Road as dozens of police recruits ran in perfect formation on...


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College Roundup: UCI men's basketball improves to 5-0 in Big West

MEN'S BASKETBALL UC Irvine 70, Cal Poly SLO 48 SAN LUIS OBISPO — Senior Ioannis Dimakopoulos had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Anteaters in the Big West Conference game Wednesday. Tommy Rutherford added 11 points on five-for-seven shooting for the Anteaters (12-9, 5-0 in conference),...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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10,112-square-foot Laguna estate going up for auction Jan. 28

10,112-square-foot Laguna estate going up for auction Jan. 28

A 10,112-square-foot, six-bedroom estate in Laguna Beach that recently was listed for $19.495 million will be offered at an onsite public auction at 11 a.m. Jan. 28, according to DeCaro Auctions International. The home, in the gated community of Smithcliffs, also boasts nine bathrooms and a guest...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Rohrabacher's ex-treasurer pleads guilty to embezzling from campaign fund

Rohrabacher's ex-treasurer pleads guilty to embezzling from campaign fund

A former volunteer campaign treasurer for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher pleaded guilty Tuesday to two dozen felony counts in connection with the embezzlement of more than $300,000 from the congressman's reelection committee. Jack Wenpo Wu, 46, of Newport Beach pleaded guilty to three felony counts of grand...

Laguna Beach

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Laguna parents file hate-crime complaint


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First-responders who tend to soul and spirit



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  • Mailbag: Privileged teens often lack perspective

    Mailbag: Privileged teens often lack perspective

    Seventeen-year-olds are deep into manhood in many parts of the world, earning food and shelter for siblings and parents. By 17, many girls of the world are mothers by traditional mandate. They lift the weight of womanhood by transporting water, firewood, bricks. The typical Laguna Beach 17-year-old...

  • Mailbag: Partying and noise continue to disrupt Balboa Peninsula

    I have lived on the Balboa Peninsula for the last 20 years. It used to be that the summer renters caused the biggest noise issues, but no longer. Some of the students renting during the winter months are the big problem now. They go out at 9 p.m. but are back at home partying by midnight and well...

  • Commentary: Cancer survivors invited to symposium at Hoag

    When people are diagnosed with cancer, their focus is directed on the fight: Consultations. Surgeries. Chemotherapy. Radiation. The demands of the battle are so great that once the fight is over patients rarely feel jubilant about "beating" cancer. Instead they're often left blinking in bewilderment,...

  • Commentary: Webster knew language is the common denominator of understanding

    We see Webster's Dictionary in every classroom and every household, but we give no thought of the man who actually made this dictionary a reality. Noah Webster grew up in the small colonial town in the area of West Hartford, Conn. Although he came from a family that had little formal education,...

  • Commentary: The power of expressing kindness

    Kindness is a powerful word and results in powerful outcomes. After recently reading "The Kindness Diaries," written by Leon Logothetis, I became inspired by his story. Leon traveled the world on a yellow motorcycle, with not much more. He relied on the generosity of strangers for his food, shelter,...


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  • Chase through Newport Beach ends on 405 Freeway

    A driver suspected of crashing into a bicyclist and fleeing the scene in Newport Beach led officers on a brief pursuit Sunday evening, according to authorities. Newport Beach police received a report around 5:30 p.m. of a hit-and-run collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist near Seashore Drive...

  • 3 arrested after meth, stolen mail and instructions for ID theft are found in car, police say

    Three people were arrested Sunday in a car containing stolen mail, drugs and instructions on how to commit identity theft, Costa Mesa police said. Police responded around 4 p.m. to the 1000 block of Begonia Avenue after receiving a report of people looking through mailboxes, Sgt. Bang Le said. ...

  • Edison High briefly locked down after report of suspicious people on campus; none found

    Edison High briefly locked down after report of suspicious people on campus; none found

    Edison High School in Huntington Beach was locked down briefly Friday afternoon as police searched for two juveniles who witnesses said had climbed onto the roof, authorities said. Huntington Beach police received a call about 2 p.m. after two people who do not attend Edison were seen on campus,...

  • 2 sought in theft from backyard in Fountain Valley

    2 sought in theft from backyard in Fountain Valley

    Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man and a woman suspected of stealing items from a home's backyard in Fountain Valley. Fountain Valley police said the two, believed to be in their 20s, entered the yard of a home in the 9300 block of Andalusia through an unlocked side gate...