Morningside ends another legal fight

A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes.

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Vandal throws feces at Sanitary District headquarters

When Costa Mesa Sanitary District employees arrived at work Wednesday morning, they found themselves witnessing the aftermath of an unusually dirty mess.

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LCAD wants signal sooner rather than later

LCAD wants signal sooner rather than later

At the request of Laguna College of Art + Design's president, Caltrans and the city are looking at ways to speed up installation of a traffic signal along state-owned Laguna Canyon Road.

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H.B. council likes fireworks crackdown

A proposed Huntington Beach ordinance would hold a home's occupants responsible for fireworks set off on the property.

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Emerson to guide Pirates

Emerson to guide Pirates

Kevin Emerson's first stint with the Orange Coast College football program was short and uneventful. But the former coach at Citrus and San Bernardino Valley community colleges, announced as the seventh coach in OCC's 66-year football history on Monday, is hoping for a much more meaningful association with the Pirates this time around.

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Man dies on flight to John Wayne Airport

A man who went into full cardiac arrest died aboard a flight from Dallas to John Wayne Airport late Tuesday morning, authorities said, despite the attempts of fellow passengers and crew members to revive him.

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Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

An effort to end Huntington Beach's recently adopted ban on plastic bags is failing to gain momentum.

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Chinese Americans say Irvine leaders have 'Cold War mentality'

Chinese Americans say Irvine leaders have 'Cold War mentality'

Along with its manicured greenbelts and meticulously neat neighborhoods, Irvine suddenly has something else on its hands: an international incident.

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DUI suspect captured before 2-story drop at South Coast Plaza

DUI suspect captured before 2-story drop at South Coast Plaza

A DUI suspect who was running from police nearly fell two stories at South Coast Plaza before officers detained him and possibly saved his life, authorities said.

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Emerson named OCC's new football coach

Emerson named OCC's new football coach

Kevin Emerson, who coached at San Bernardino Valley College the past five seasons, has taken over as Orange Coast's football head coach, the school announced Monday.

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Man critical with multiple gunshot wounds

A 21-year-old man was critically injured Sunday after being shot multiple times in the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach, authorities said.

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Kids run wild at annual egg hunt

Kids run wild at annual egg hunt

Trystan Huynh stared intently at the field in front of him and did his best to mimic a raging bull before it charges, kicking up dirt from underneath his feet.

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Can Laguna three-peat as top water-wise city?

There's still time for Laguna Beach residents to do their part in hopes of continuing a winning trend.

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Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest shooting in Orange County history into jeopardy and will probably have repercussions in other high-profile cases.

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Thanks to sizable donation, local nonprofit more than meets fundraising goal

The Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area recently raised more than $300,000 toward its operating budget, about three times more than the nonprofit's original goal.

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A huge supporting cast

A huge supporting cast

Dennis Baker is inclined to associate with winners.

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Surprise homecoming reunites family

Surprise homecoming reunites family

It appeared to be a typical Thursday for Theresa Byrne.

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Battista set to transfer out of CdM, to Tesoro

Battista set to transfer out of CdM, to Tesoro

At the end of a historic season in late December, reporters asked Coach Scott Meyer about next year. Can his football team repeat a perfect season?

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Police make assault arrest outside of Sharkeez

Newport Beach police Friday arrested a Colton resident who they say tried to attack another man with a bottle during a bar fight.

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Fashion Island shooter sentenced to 12 years in prison

Fashion Island shooter sentenced to 12 years in prison

A man who fired a handgun 54 times at Fashion Island because it reportedly made him "feel better" was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison.

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Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

When Caterina Serato heard that children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them pasta.

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74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.

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Teeming with traffic?

Teeming with traffic?

A popular cycling route alongside the Upper Bay that helps connect Newport Beach to Irvine has come under scrutiny.

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Annual run to benefit schools

Annual run to benefit schools

Regular runners and students from across the city will line up at Jim Scott Stadium at Estancia High School on April 26 for the seventh annual Costa Mesa Community Run to raise money for schools.

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'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

'Everything we do is pro-vinyl'

To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday, audiophiles will flock to their local record store to try to get their hands on great deals and limited-edition LPs and Eps, some of which are only available that day.

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Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

Bicyclist dies after being struck by car

A bicyclist from Costa Mesa died after she was struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

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Girls' Water Polo Dream Team: CdM's marvelous Maddie

Girls' Water Polo Dream Team: CdM's marvelous Maddie

Corona del Mar High sophomore Maddie Musselman can't help but notice all of the Olympians helping out with the CdM water polo program.

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Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference

Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler.

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Firefighter injured in Costa Mesa house fire

Firefighter injured in Costa Mesa house fire

A firefighter was injured battling an Eastside Costa Mesa house fire on Wednesday morning, officials said.

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New and old combine at film festival

New and old combine at film festival

Fourteen years ago, a group of movie lovers banded together to organize the first Newport Beach Film Festival. For the opening-night attraction at Fashion Island, they chose "Sunset Blvd.," the 1950 Billy Wilder drama whose most famous moment features a faded Hollywood actress snapping, "I am big. It's the pictures that got small!"

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New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

New state junior lifeguard program is open for business

Two years after a privately run junior lifeguard organization ended its operations at Sunset Beach, a new state-funded program has set up at Bolsa Chica State Beach and is looking for students.

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Driver crashes Jeep into Upper Newport Bay

An apparently intoxicated Costa Mesa resident drove her car into a Newport Beach nature preserve and then crashed into a marshy area of Upper Newport Bay early Wednesday, police said.

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Council members join the fun at Newport library

Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros donned a batman costume Monday night for "Pajama Storytime" at the Newport Beach Central Library.

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Police: no clear link to serial killings

Newport Beach police are looking for connections between an unsolved homicide in their city and recently revealed serial killings in Orange County but have not found any links, a department official said Tuesday.

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Senior center retains counsel

The Costa Mesa Senior Center has retained an attorney to guide its board through financial negotiations aimed at keeping the troubled organization afloat.

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Teen drowns off Sunset Beach

A teen from Lakewood drowned Monday off Sunset Beach, authorities said.

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Event celebrates upcoming yacht race

The historic Balboa Village filled with new energy Sunday afternoon, as business owners gathered under white tents to offer passersby everything from lobster rolls to boating artwork.

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Accrediting body visits Coast colleges

Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District's three campuses last week to track the district's progress.

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SoulCycle spins toward Newport Beach

SoulCycle, a trendy brand of spinning that enthusiasts claim as life-changing, may be coming soon to Newport Beach — its first Orange County location.

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Kelp is on the way

Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration.

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District removes Mesa High trees

Costa Mesa High School students and staff returned from spring break this week to a much sunnier parking lot.

CdM upsets state's top team

It was a tough assignment for a Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse team coming off spring break.

Police seized 51 pounds of illegal explosives from a Newport Beach home over the weekend.

Teen detained in illegal-fireworks case

A 15-year-old Newport Beach resident was detained Sunday on suspicion of attempting to sell 51 pounds of illegal explosives on Craigslist, authorities said Monday.

Jimmy Webb.

Concert Review: Webb, McGovern play spirited show

Last summer in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Summer at the Center program, which provides musical training for at-risk teenagers, the instructor taught the class a medley of songs with wordless choruses: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and the like.

Man saves neighbors from burning home

A Huntington Beach man rescued his elderly neighbors from their burning house Monday after he heard noises indicative of a fire.

Jeff Alter happily shows guests the early surfboard made for him as a kid during a memorial service for his father, Hobie Alter, at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course on Thursday.

Photo Gallery: Memorial service for Hobie Alter

Friends and family gather at the Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course to say goodbye to Hobie Alter, the popular surfboard and sailboat designer who died at age 80.

Paul Wilson, who lost his wife Christy in the Seal Beach salon shooting, prepares to release a dove during Saturday's monument design unveiling.

'A place for contemplation and peace'

Orange County officials this week unveiled the winning design for a monument to crime victims planned for Mason Regional Park in Irvine.

Apodaca: Initiative aims to reinvent community colleges

I've written frequently about the shift toward matching education with job-market demand, a trend that continues to gain momentum.

Daily Pilot Boys' Basketball Dream Team: Sargeant an example of all-out hustle

In the desert, in triple-digit heat, and on asphalt, Nic Sargeant has the urge to play basketball. He misses the sport that much.

John Wayne Airport conducts a full-scale mass-casualty drill involving OCTA buses, simulating a Boeing 737, and a small Cessna on Friday.

It's only a drill

John Wayne Airport practiced its response to a major emergency Friday.

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