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Sage Hill School student founds club to encourage male peers to join the conversation about ‘rape culture’

Ezugo Ononye, a junior at Sage Hill School in Newport Coast, says he was inspired by the women’s empowerment movement to found Boys Against Rape Culture in November to take on a larger conversation about “rape culture” and the male role in it.

Costa Mesa bans polystyrene containers at city facilities and events

In a move aimed at encouraging environmentally friendly products, the Costa Mesa City Council voted Tuesday to prohibit the use or purchase of expanded polystyrene food service products at city facilities or during city-sponsored events.

Huntington Beach officials take stock as city faces pressure to provide a homeless shelter

As Huntington Beach faces increasing pressure to create a homeless shelter, the City Council took stock of the issue this week with input from public safety officials, city staff members and a representative of a nonprofit that manages a shelter for the city of Santa Ana.

American flag design will stay on Laguna Beach police cars, council decides

Laguna Beach police cars will keep the American flag-adorned lettering that became the subject of a nationwide debate over whether the design is patriotic or “threatening.” The decision came in a 4-1 City Council vote Tuesday night after two hours of raucous public comment.

Illegal 600-foot trail cuts through Newport’s Buck Gully Reserve

Newport Beach is assessing the damage from an illegal trail in the protected Buck Gully Reserve.

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