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  • Assembly passes fire ring bill

    Assembly passes fire ring bill
    The state Assembly on Monday overwhelmingly approved a measure that aims to preserve beach fire rings. The gathering spots have been at the center of protracted battles in Southern California's beach towns, where regional air-quality officials have...
  • Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District

    Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District
    Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece confirmed Saturday that she is weighing a run for Congress. Leece, a Republican, is exploring a race for the 48th Congressional District seat held by longtime U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa). Leece...
  • AQMD panel opposes Assembly bill

    Regional air quality officials Friday voted to oppose a proposed state law aimed at upending regulations that restrict the placement of fire rings on Southern California's beaches. Members of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Legislative...
  • OCTA approves new lanes for 405 Freeway

    ORANGE — The Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday approved new lanes for a portion of the 405 Freeway, a decision that scrapped a hotly contested toll road option that area cities have fought for months. The estimated $1.25-billion...
  • From the Boathouse: Honoring heroes by the harbor

    Ahoy! "The war to end all wars" ended Nov. 11, 1918, when Germany signed the armistice agreement and surrendered to the Allies on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The war didn't offically end until June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of...
  • O.C. may create map showing dangerous, vicious dogs

    Orange County may soon have a Megan's Law-style website for dangerous dogs. The website probably would list the addresses of homes where dogs deemed to be dangerous or vicious are being kept, along with a description of each animal and how it got into...
  • From the Boathouse: Houseboat now a true home

    Ahoy! Good news for permanently affixed floating homes. The Supreme Court issued a decision Jan. 15, in a 7-2 vote, that a floating home is not a boat, hence is not a vessel. U.S. Code defines the word "vessel" as including all means of water...
  • Law eases home food production

    Law eases home food production
    When Caron Ory's father was diagnosed with diabetes and struggled to stop eating sugar, the trained dietitian told him not to worry. "I'll create something for you," she promised. Through two years of research, trial-and-error recipes and taste tests,...
  • O.C.'s sex offender ban to be reviewed by Court of Appeals

    A state appellate court has agreed to review Orange County’s controversial law barring sex offenders from county parks and beaches, a move that may determine whether the ban is legal. The county ordinance, passed in April 2011, prohibits all...
  • Authorities seize goods in hunt for counterfeits

    Federal authorities were on the hunt for fashion no-nos this week as they executed warrants as part of an effort targeting counterfeit merchandise, officials announced Friday. Orange County special agents with Homeland Security Investigations seized more...
  • From Canyon To Cove: Fellow survivor offers his support to others

    Laguna Beach accountant Jeffrey Ross was a fit 54 when a sudden pain in his abdomen caused him to pass out and sent him down a course of medical investigation that led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, a 12-hour surgery, and a grim prognosis that he...
  • FBI names 17 alleged Costa Mesa gang members in indictment

    FBI names 17 alleged Costa Mesa gang members in indictment
    SANTA ANA — Wednesday's countywide gang sweep — a three-year effort dubbed Operation Black Flag — began with a lead in Costa Mesa, law enforcement officials said. Following the initial tip, the investigative trail led Santa Ana police...