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Feds redefine Newport’s flood zone; city responds with request to shrink it

Newport Beach is challenging the federal government’s revised flood zone boundaries in the city, especially around the Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island, in an effort to save homeowners money on insurance. Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed boundaries, about 4,000 additional...

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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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City ambulances will transport patients under new Costa Mesa system
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City ambulances will transport patients under new Costa Mesa system

The Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department will assume providing all ambulance transportation services in the city under a new model approved this week. City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to give their blessing to a system in which the department will contract with private firms to provide...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Mama’s on 39 restaurant will get a second hearing on its live-music request

Laguna Beach

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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...

Life & Arts

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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...

Crime

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  • A key connects vehicle burglary and theft incidents in Costa Mesa, police say; man arrested

    A key connects vehicle burglary and theft incidents in Costa Mesa, police say; man arrested

    An 18-year-old man suspected of burglarizing one vehicle and stealing another was arrested in Costa Mesa late Monday, police said. Costa Mesa police responded to the 600 block of Beach Street just after 11:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a possible vehicle burglary. When officers arrived,...

  • Authorities identify man fatally shot by Newport police

    Authorities identify man fatally shot by Newport police

    A man with a knife who was fatally shot by police responding to a domestic violence call Saturday in Newport Beach was identified by coroner’s officials Monday as 56-year-old David Airth. Police received an emergency call at 9:11 p.m. Saturday reporting domestic violence in the 200 block of 61st...

  • Woman hospitalized after car crashes and rolls over in Costa Mesa

    Woman hospitalized after car crashes and rolls over in Costa Mesa

    A woman who police say was reaching for a makeup bag while she was driving in Costa Mesa ended up in a hospital Monday morning after her car struck a parked vehicle and rolled over, authorities said. Costa Mesa police responded to reports of a crash at about 9:30 a.m. on Vanguard Way, said police...

  • One student hospitalized, another arrested after fight at Marina High School

    One student hospitalized, another arrested after fight at Marina High School

    A student was hospitalized and another was arrested Friday after a fight at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, police said. Huntington Beach police responded to the school at 15871 Springdale St. at 1:12 p.m. after receiving a report of a fight involving two students. After the fight, one...

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