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Resident rescued from apartment fire in Huntington Beach

Firefighters rescued a man from a burning apartment in Huntington Beach on Thursday. Crews responded to reports of a blaze in a single unit at Huntington Gardens Apartments at 4901 Heil Ave. at 9:51 a.m., authorities said. A man inside the home was removed by firefighters and treated by paramedics....

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Everything goes Wright for Fountain Valley

Everything goes Wright for Fountain Valley

The Fountain Valley High boys’ soccer team started a freshman in its back line on Wednesday in a nonleague match against Dana Hills. Cantor Wright started alongside his older brother, sophomore Connor Wright, and everything went right defensively for the Barons in their 3-0 shutout at home. Senior...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Los Alamitos acts as a strategic base for Southland wildfire aid
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Los Alamitos acts as a strategic base for Southland wildfire aid

Four Los Alamitos-based Army Black Hawk helicopter crews flew through thick smoke and wind gusting at over 70 mph over the past week to drop water on the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Lt. Col. Aaron Schilleci, commander of the 1-140th assault helicopter battalion at Joint Forces...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Unsung hero: Bonding over food at Laguna’s Main Beach

Editor’s note: This is an installment of Unsung Heroes, an annual feature that highlights otherwise overlooked members of the community. Every Wednesday, Brad and Trish Miller drive from Irvine to Laguna’s Main Beach with a home-cooked meal in tow. One day it might be oatmeal with all the fixings....

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Holiday Lights and Limos tour brings joy to Navy veteran and family
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Holiday Lights and Limos tour brings joy to Navy veteran and family

As Carl Morgan gazed at the homes trimmed in Christmas lights, the gleam in his eyes seemed to be powered from within, suggesting a youthful energy at the heart of the old Navy veteran. Morgan, 96, of Lake Forest was one of four hospice patients offered a tour of holiday lights by limousine in...

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  • Too many NCAA golf scholarships for women go unclaimed

    Too many NCAA golf scholarships for women go unclaimed

    Give a girl a set of golf clubs, and you just might change her life. The National College Athletic Assn. (NCAA) estimates that every year 200 college golf scholarships for young women go unclaimed. Too few girls compete in the sport to qualify for these scholarships, which means many young women...

  • When peace on earth seems out of grasp, a ‘Blue Christmas’ service offers hope

    When peace on earth seems out of grasp, a ‘Blue Christmas’ service offers hope

    Four years after moving to coastal Southern California, I still smile when I see Christmas shoppers clad in tank tops, Hawaiian shirts, yoga pants or shorts, ambling to songs that are ecstatically asking for snow so we can dash in it. We know it’s not going to snow. We tend to hear and hum along...

  • Freedom of religion does not grant businesses a license to discriminate

    Freedom of religion does not grant businesses a license to discriminate

    I am appalled at the assertion by a recent letter writer that the Colorado cake baker “has every right . . . to run his small business as he feels appropriate” (“Commentary on wedding cake case ignores religious and individual freedom”). Actually, that is not true. The right of religious freedom,...

  • Newport Beach must protect against tendency to over-develop

    Newport Beach must protect against tendency to over-develop

    On Dec. 7, the Newport Beach Planning Commission heard the community’s concerns about the height and bulk of a new home at 2607 Ocean Blvd. (“Blufftop Corona del Mar house gets go-ahead, with more changes”). The owner of the irregularly shaped property had asked to build a 5,200 square-foot house...

  • Effort to recall Councilman Scott Peotter is a solution in search of a problem

    Effort to recall Councilman Scott Peotter is a solution in search of a problem

    Groucho Marx was right when he famously said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” The Scott Peotter recall is the wrong remedy. Defeated City Council candidate Michael Toerge and recall proponent Lynn Swain...

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