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Police identify suspect in 1997 cold-case rape and killing in Costa Mesa

It's been 20 years since the body of Sunny Adrienne Sudweeks, a 26-year-old photography student, was found on her bed inside her Costa Mesa apartment. She had been raped and strangled. Sudweeks' family says the Orange Coast College student's personality shined as brightly as her name. She was happy,...


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Girls' Water Polo: Breakers dominate again

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Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Construction company and architect chosen for new gym at Oak View Elementary

A long-awaited new gymnasium at Oak View Elementary School in Huntington Beach is another step closer to reality. The Ocean View School District board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to select Ledesma & Meyer Construction Co. Inc. to spearhead the project alongside WLC Architects Inc. District...

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Laguna Beach hires new aquatics coordinator


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'To Ella with Love' will put singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway in Newport's Jazz Party spotlight



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  • Mailbag: Golden State is tarnished by its leadership

    Michael Torres nailed it in his letter ("Mailbag: Californians should return to the Republican Party," Feb. 12). I don't understand how we got to where we are in California. The California bureaucrats, led by Gov. Jerry Brown (hiring former U.S. Atty. Gen Eric Holder, really?), continue to take...

  • Commentary: HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer

    There aren't many cancers that are preventable. Cervical cancer is one of them. In fact, I look forward to the day this cancer will be a rare phenomenon in the United States. Cervical cancer is a condition that can affect any woman, a message we've heard recently from Erin Andrews, sportscaster for...

  • Commentary: It is getting pretty late to put away holiday spangle

    Well, here it is February, and I already have all the Christmas decorations put back into the garage. Now for someone who is not afraid of climbing ladders to put them on the storage shelf. How many of you still have Christmas presents that you bought "just in case"? I have a half-case of wine meant...

  • Mailbag: Monarch column set a 'lovely tone for the day'

    Re: David Hansen's column, "Monarchs in need of human help," Feb. 12: I am in care of my two grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, daily. One of our very special joys is watching the monarchs grow from scary looking caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. We keep several pots of milkweed for this purpose....

  • Mailbag: Rodman wormed his way out of a more serious penalty

    Mailbag: Rodman wormed his way out of a more serious penalty

    Re. "Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman pleads guilty to misdemeanors in connection with freeway crash," (Feb. 6): Is it just me, or is anyone else surprised that Dennis Rodman got off so lightly? The guy drove the wrong way on the freeway, caused an accident that could have killed someone, fled the scene,...


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  • Man arrested on suspicion of stealing mail in Huntington Beach

    Man arrested on suspicion of stealing mail in Huntington Beach

    A Santa Ana man was arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing mail and packages on four occasions from a Huntington Beach apartment complex, police said. Huntington Beach police, referring to images captured by a security camera, said a man used a wire to open the door to the community mail room...

  • Road rage incident leads to injuries to 4 people, Huntington Beach police say

    Road rage incident leads to injuries to 4 people, Huntington Beach police say

    Three men and a woman were injured in a fight that broke out following a road rage incident in Huntington Beach on Saturday night, police said. The conflict began as a verbal back-and-forth between drivers and ended in a brawl at Springdale Street and Slater Avenue around 5 p.m., said Huntington...

  • SWAT team rescues adult kidnapping victim from Newport Beach

    A man kidnapped during a drug deal in Newport Beach was rescued by a SWAT team shortly before midnight Sunday in Anaheim, police said. The Santa Monica Police Department notified Newport Beach police about 6:20 p.m. Saturday that a possible kidnapping had occurred in the city during a drug deal....

  • DUI checkpoint in Huntington Beach on Friday and Saturday

    Huntington Beach police will conduct a DUI checkpoint in an undisclosed area of the city Friday and Saturday. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release. In California, traffic fatalities increased 2.4%...