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Seal Beach residents call for police chief's reinstatement amid investigation

Seal Beach residents congregated in the City Council chamber Monday night to show support for Police Chief Joe Stilinovich, who has been on paid administrative leave since Sept. 29, pending the results of a confidential investigation. Many held paper signs reading "#ReinstateChiefJoe" in red letters....


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Ndiaye D-League prospect

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Sex offender exposes himself at The Triangle, Costa Mesa police say

A registered sex offender on parole was arrested late Saturday on suspicion of exposing himself to people at The Triangle shopping and restaurant center in Costa Mesa, police said. The man was being aggressive toward other patrons and was kicked out of the Black Knight restaurant in the 1800 block...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Reporter's Notebook: Into the wild blue with the Breitling Jet Team

Reporter's Notebook: Into the wild blue with the Breitling Jet Team

I put my life in the hands of a Frenchman named Paco on Thursday morning. Before that, I watched the most alarming safety video I'd ever seen. An explanation: My assignment was pretty sublime — join the Breitling Jet Team in a special flight from Long Beach Airport on Thursday, one day before the...

Laguna Beach

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Costumed dodgeball tournament raises $13,000 for Laguna schools

Costumed dodgeball tournament raises $13,000 for Laguna schools

SchoolPower's seventh annual Dodgeball Tournament on Wednesday raised about $13,000 for the Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to a news release. Sixty-two teams of costumed students and adults, including teachers from all four district schools and Laguna Beach police and firefighters,...


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New venue will keep the concert culture alive in Irvine

New venue will keep the concert culture alive in Irvine

Concertgoers in Orange County saddened with the closing of Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre this month can look forward to a new venue less than two miles away without missing a beat. Land developer FivePoint Communities in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment unveiled a joint plan to construct...



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  • Mailbag: Museum House project would help the arts thrive in O.C.

    A longtime neighborhood friend stood in front of the Newport Beach Planning Commission the other night. The subject was whether to allow a high-rise luxury condominium tower to be approved on the land currently occupied by the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA). This friend has a long and esteemed...

  • Mailbag: Readers weigh in on national, local politics

    Socialism is threatening our ways For the past century the United States has been hollowed out from within by a continuous attack from the Socialist left. This has cast doubt in the minds of many Americans regarding the sanctity of our basic values and institutions. The great climax of the left's...

  • Commentary: Firefighters association should not campaign

    Have you heard of the wealthy, out-of-town special interest group that endorsed Councilwoman Sandy Genis, former Councilman Jay Humphrey and candidate John Stephens? Many of its members are among the nation's top earners, making more than $250,000 a year in "total compensation," according to Transparent...

  • Commentary: Public employee union donations pose a conflict

    With California cities like Vallejo, Stockton, and San Bernardino filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, you've got to ask yourself, "What is the biggest problem facing local government?" After more than 20 years of public service, as the Orange County treasurer-tax collector, 2nd District...

  • Reader Report: Edison logs another successful Model U.N. conference

    Edison High School's 32nd annual Model United Nations Conference took place in Huntington Beach on Oct. 15-16. Model United Nations (MUN) is a national, competitive debate organization, and Edison's program is one of the top 100 teams in the nation. Students discussed pressing issues from around...


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  • Police Files for Oct. 21

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 2000 block at 2:50 a.m. Friday. Newport Beach Jamboree Road: Larceny was reported in the 1500 block at 6:06 a.m. Friday. Seashore Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 4400 block at 8:32 a.m. Friday. Via Lido:...

  • Newport deputy chief gets top police job in Sedona, Ariz.

    Newport deputy chief gets top police job in Sedona, Ariz.

    Deputy Chief David McGill will leave his post in Newport Beach's Police Department next year to take the reins of the Sedona Police Department in Arizona. McGill, who has been second in command of the Newport Beach department since 2012, last week accepted a job as chief of police in Sedona, a...

  • Police Files for Oct. 20

    Costa Mesa East 17th Street: Shoplifting was reported in the 200 block at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Newport Beach Westcliff Drive: Trespassing arrest was reported in the 1700 block at 5:11 a.m. Thursday. Clay Street: Hit-and-run was reported in the 2400 block at 8:23 a.m. Thursday. 16th Street: Petty theft...

  • Pair with drugs and shotgun in car arrested after chase in Fountain Valley, police say

    Pair with drugs and shotgun in car arrested after chase in Fountain Valley, police say

    A man and a woman who police say had a shotgun and methamphetamine in their car were arrested after a brief chase in Fountain Valley, authorities said. Police attempted a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Los Gatos Street at 11:32 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Valley police...