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H.B. man visits Disneyland for 2,000th consecutive day

A Huntington Beach man “marked a milestone of superhero proportions” on Thursday when he visited Disneyland for the 2,000th consecutive day, the resort announced. Jeff Reitz, an Air Force veteran, began his daily visits to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on Jan. 1, 2012, according to a Disney...

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CdM’s Schwartz, Martinez earn top Pacific Coast League awards

CdM’s Schwartz, Martinez earn top Pacific Coast League awards

Corona del Mar High shortstop J.T. Schwartz took home the Pacific Coast League MVP award, and Chazz Martinez was the Pitcher of the Year after the two juniors lifted the Sea Kings to their first baseball league championship in 11 years. Schwartz and Martinez are on the first team with two teammates,...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Fountain Valley council postpones vote on Crossings environmental report
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Fountain Valley council postpones vote on Crossings environmental report

The Fountain Valley City Council delayed action Tuesday about a proposed Fountain Valley Crossings rezoning plan to allow more public comment on the concept’s environmental report. Council approval of the environmental report is needed before the city can make zoning changes that could allow redevelopment...

Laguna Beach

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After 32 years, Top of the World school's Claudia Redfern is retiring
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After 32 years, Top of the World school's Claudia Redfern is retiring

For visitors to Laguna Beach’s Top of the World Elementary School, Claudia Redfern is likely the first person they will see upon walking through the office doors. It usually does not take more than a few seconds before Redfern has asked how she can help. Need to find a room? Redfern knows the location...

Life & Arts

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’80s never end for O.C. band Flashback Heart Attack

’80s never end for O.C. band Flashback Heart Attack

Throughout a nearly eight-year run as a sought-after ’80s cover band, Flashback Heart Attack has had some great gigs and some run-of-the-mill shows at bars with a tiny dance floor. But June 11 was a big moment for the Orange County-based band when it backed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper...

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  • 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...

  • Republicans remain the party of ‘Just say no,’ and little else

    Republicans remain the party of ‘Just say no,’ and little else

    The GOP truly is the party of Reagan – Nancy Reagan, that is. Its entire agenda consists of the former first lady’s anti-drug mantra: “Just Say No.” No to any policies that address the very real problems in 21st Century America. Our government used to have statesmen on both sides of the aisle who...

  • Immigrants, facing multiple hardships, deserve access to health care

    This June is the fourth annual Immigration Heritage month, which highlights contributions that immigrants have made — and continue to make — in America. It’s a time to celebrate our diversity, as well as to show support for our immigrant colleagues, neighbors and friends. I am a proud daughter...

  • Newport Beach's new budget addresses long- and short-term needs

    Newport Beach's new budget addresses long- and short-term needs

    Newport Beach enjoys extraordinary blessings, including weather, location, fiscal prosperity and community stewards, to name just a handful. Our City Council members and dedicated citizens have worked hard through public outreach and committee work to ensure that our budget meets community expectations....

Crime

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  • Despite grand jury findings, fallout from O.C. jailhouse snitch scandal is far from over

    Despite grand jury findings, fallout from O.C. jailhouse snitch scandal is far from over

    When a grand jury released its report last week on a scandal that has plagued Orange County law enforcement for years, it made its conclusion clear in the title. “The Myth Of The Orange County Jailhouse Informant Program” sharply contradicted claims that sheriff’s and district attorney’s officials...

  • Newport police to hold a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint Thursday night

    The Newport Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint Thursday night. It will be at an undisclosed location in the city limits between 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday. It’s part of the department’s efforts to educate motorists that driving under the influence...

  • Costa Mesa police find their suspect — in a park near the police station

    Costa Mesa police didn’t have to go far from their station to arrest a suspect in a robbery Monday afternoon. Authorities received a call at 5:09 p.m. about a possible robbery at the Arco gas station at 2490 Fairview Road, near the Police Department headquarters at City Hall, said police Sgt. Doug...

  • Mother and son suspected of DUI in crash in Costa Mesa

    A mother and her son were arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence and hitting a parked vehicle in Eastside Costa Mesa, police said. Police received a call just before 2 a.m. from the 2600 block of Orange Avenue, said Sgt. Matt Selinske. A Ford F-150 pickup reportedly struck...

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