The three-day festival features an array of performers, cultural exhibits, food and activities celebrating Japanese and Japanese American culture in Huntington Beach's Central Park.
The Laguna Beach City Council will review an arts market study looking at the need for creative spaces and housing in the city. Other business includes a presentation on the Fire Department's strategic plan and a review of an application for a new tattoo parlor.
Laguna Beach police are warning of a “virtual kidnapping” scam in which callers claim to have abducted children and threaten to kill them unless their parents wire money to an account in Mexico.
The towering mature eucalyptus trees that line Marine Avenue on Newport Beach’s Balboa Island could come down if the city makes extensive infrastructure upgrades in the area, and a group of residents wants to preserve the trees as part of the island’s history.
From young children and their families in Laguna Beach to high school students in Huntington Beach and college seniors at UC Irvine, young people gathered at rallies across Orange County and elsewhere Friday to protest climate change.