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Snakes in the spotlight at Bolsa Chica’s Earth Day celebration

The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve’s annual Earth Day celebration Saturday offered tours of the wetlands and a chance for guests to get up close with snakes and other creatures. The free five-hour festival was in the parking lot of the Bolsa Chica Interpretive Center on Warner Avenue in Huntington...

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Daily Pilot Girls' Basketball Dream Team: It's good to be Frankie

Daily Pilot Girls' Basketball Dream Team: It's good to be Frankie

The high usage rate of basketball’s elite players has stirred a hot debate on more than one occasion. In the past, the isolation offense, or “hero ball," that Kobe Bryant could have been accused of in his prime challenged the construct of good basketball. Even now, with Russell Westbrook averaging...

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Around Town: Newport's Marina Park to host celebration in advance of Newport to Ensenada race

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Huntington Beach police seek identity of suspect in theft from car
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Huntington Beach police seek identity of suspect in theft from car

Huntington Beach police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing items from a parked vehicle. Security cameras in the Guardian Center parking structure at 17011 Beach Blvd. captured photos of the man just before 4 p.m. April 11 rummaging through a vehicle and making...

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Paddleboarder's petition seeks a balloon ban to protect marine wildlife
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Paddleboarder's petition seeks a balloon ban to protect marine wildlife

Not a day goes by that Rich German says he does not see a balloon floating on the ocean while paddleboarding off the Laguna Beach coastline. He wants the Laguna Beach City Council to take notice. German, a Laguna resident, started a petition that seeks to ban the sale and release of balloons made...

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Muslim Girl Scouts plan 2nd annual Open Mosque Day to counter negative perceptions of Islam

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  • Councilman greatly exaggerates Newport's financial health

    In response to Councilman Jeff Herdman’s April 13 commentary, “Newport Beach is a picture of financial health,” I disagree. Herdman uses a recent Fitch Ratings report to spout the party line about the city’s financial health. We should all remember Orange County’s 1994 bankruptcy that the rating...

  • California’s future depends on women thriving in STEM careers

    California’s future depends on women thriving in STEM careers

    Earlier this month the state Assembly celebrated “California Women and Girls in STEM Week.” The Assembly started this tradition as a way to bring to light the vast gender inequalities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and to encourage our young women to pursue opportunities...

  • UCI relies heavily on federal science funding threatened by Trump

    UCI relies heavily on federal science funding threatened by Trump

    Despite longstanding bipartisan support in Congress, the Trump administration proposes to slash federal science programs by at least 18% with the deepest cuts targeting environmental research. Taxpayers may be wondering, what’s at stake here? It could be tempting for Orange County conservatives...

  • Do not forget Harriet Tubman’s courage on the Underground Railroad

    Do not forget Harriet Tubman’s courage on the Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman was one of the great conductors on the Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War. The conductor was a person who led slaves safely from the deep South to freedom in the North. The Underground Railroad was not actually a railroad, but was any route with safe stops, whether...

  • There are market-based solutions to climate change

    Happy Earth Day! As we celebrate our tenuous relationship with the only habitable planet we know of, the White House is celebrating in a different way: by gutting the Clean Power Plan, ending the moratorium on coal leases on public land, stopping the Environmental Protection Agency from calculating...

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