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Lifeguards keeping an eye on, and staying a step ahead of, dangerous rip currents

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 09:12:00 PM
By ERIKA I. RITCHIE

LAGUNA BEACH – Marine Safety Capt. Tom Trager was keeping an eye on a dying southwest swell with increasing northwest winds on a recent day at Treasure Island Beach when a couple visiting from Canada waved him down. They were scouting out a place...

Huntington Beach plans to hire prosecutor to handle unchecked misdemeanors

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 08:32:00 PM
By GREG MELLEN

On a typical weekend night, the Huntington Beach Police Department can be a busy place, with officers handling the fallout from public intoxication, thievery, drug deals and assorted quality-of-life crimes.
Each year, local police make between 5,000...

Takeya USA lands Target deal, launches new drink tumbler

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 06:58:28 PM
By HANNAH MADANS

A Huntington Beach company has scored another retail deal, selling its high-tech, insulated drink tumblers at Target. Takeya USA’s products, which include ThermoFlask and glass water bottles, also are sold at Best Buy, Costco, Vitamin Shop and Ace...

$500 million project plans to turn Huntington Beach oil tank farm into housing, businesses

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 02:57:00 AM
JEFF COLLINS AND GREG MELLEN

An Irvine developer unveiled plans Monday to transform an old oil tank farm near Huntington Beach’s coastal marshlands into a $500 million development with a hotel, homes, and new shops and restaurants.
Shopoff Realty Investments closed a deal last...

Retail-restaurant roundup: Poke craze overtakes O.C.; Spectrum welcomes Zumiez, Garage and more

Monday August 22nd, 2016 05:48:00 PM
By NANCY LUNA and HANNAH MADANS

Here’s a roundup of restaurant and retail news from across Orange County. Take a look at the slideshow for more details on each.
Poke revolution
The poke revolution is reaching epidemic proportions in Orange County – and it doesn’t appear to...

Corky Carroll: The year I was almost in the Olympics

Friday August 19th, 2016 10:18:00 PM
CORKY CARROLL

Let me start off by saying that I have told this story before, but it was like 20 years ago and I am guessing that not many of you have been reading me that long.
For those who have I hope my retelling of it is better than the first time and...

Two arrested in connection with stabbing death at Huntington Beach parking lot

Friday August 19th, 2016 06:49:00 PM
By SCOTT SCHWEBKE

HUNTINGTON BEACH – A man was stabbed to death following an altercation early Friday in a parking lot at the Huntington Beach Central Library, police said.
Brandon Hicks, 27, and a 17-year-old girl, both Huntington Beach residents, were arrested in...


O.C. Real Estate News

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The latest news from Orange County, CA

Irvine tech firm develops 'smart yard' system to control watering with iPhone app, WiFi

Sunday July 10th, 2016 09:21:00 PM
By MARGOT ROOSEVELT

David Witting was enjoying July 4th fireworks with a few friends on his Irvine patio when, suddenly, his garden sprinklers went off.
“I didn’t miss a beat,” he recalled. “I didn’t have to rush into my garage with a flashlight to find the...

Lansner: Is rent control in O.C.'s future?

Sunday July 10th, 2016 07:00:00 AM
By JONATHAN LANSNER

In this age of populist politics, I’d be careful if I was an Orange County landlord.
Rents are rising at prerecession rates, and much of the jump is for solid economic reasons: growing demand meeting limited supply.
But that doesn't mean it’s a...

Irvine Ranch ranked as nation's top-selling home community

Friday July 8th, 2016 03:50:00 AM
By JONATHAN LANSNER

Orange County developers may not be building enough new homes to meet demand, but four master planned communities in South County are selling swiftly enough to grab top spots in one national ranking.
The Irvine Ranch neighborhoods were the...

Yorba Linda chiropractor sentenced to four years in prison for real estate scam

Wednesday June 15th, 2016 11:56:00 PM
BY KELLY PUENTE

SANTA ANA – A Yorba Linda chiropractor has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing more than $2 million from investors in a Ponzi-like real estate scam. In addition to federal prison time, Bobby Hamby, 56, also was ordered on Monday to...

Dana Point mayor: Development and tourism are booming

Sunday May 8th, 2016 01:27:00 AM
By ERIKA I. RITCHIE

DANA POINT - Plans to transform this sleepy seaside village into a bustling destination that welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors are rapidly moving forward.
“Development is widespread across the city,” Mayor John Tomlinson said Friday...

Developer aims to turn former L.A. Times plant in Costa Mesa into creative campus

Monday March 28th, 2016 11:14:00 PM
By JOANNA CLAY

A developer has plans to turn the former Los Angeles Times building in Costa Mesa into a creative office environment – maybe even with volleyball courts and barbecue pits.
The project is a joint venture between developer Kearny Real Estate and...

This Village is Orange County's first building dedicated to housing nonprofits

Sunday March 20th, 2016 07:44:00 PM
By MARGOT ROOSEVELT

The sign atop the Santa Ana building reads: “The Village at 17th Street.”
Yet, at first glance, this squat stucco structure looks nothing like an actual village.
So you wonder.
But if an office building can be said to have a soul, this one’s is...


Local Beach News

  1. A dangerous confluence on the California coast: beach erosion and sea level rise - Los Angeles Times - August 24, 2016
    Los Angeles Times A dangerous confluence on the California coast: beach erosion and sea level rise Los Angeles Times The risk is that from the Oregon to Mexican borders, California beach communities, homes, businesses and multibillion-dollar recreation and tourism industries could get swamped. “I'll tell you ... Forty percent of the cliffs in San Diego County are now ...
  2. Man armed with ax taken into custody after standoff at Carson car wash, authorities say - KABC-TV - August 24, 2016
    KABC-TV Man armed with ax taken into custody after standoff at Carson car wash, authorities say KABC-TV A man was taken into custody Tuesday after he barricaded himself inside a Carson car wash while armed with an ax, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Deputies said they responded to the Aquamax Carwash in the 16100 block of ... and more »
  3. LA calls on Gov. Brown to declare homelessness a statewide emergency - KABC-TV - August 24, 2016
    KABC-TV LA calls on Gov. Brown to declare homelessness a statewide emergency KABC-TV Brown's office already said earlier this summer he did not intend to declare homelessness as a statewide emergency, after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had called on him to do so. Still, the Los Angeles City Council voted to support two ... and more »
  4. Atlantic Avenue: The new 'Main Street' of North Long Beach? - Long Beach Press Telegram - August 24, 2016
    Long Beach Press Telegram Atlantic Avenue: The new 'Main Street' of North Long Beach? Long Beach Press Telegram Long Beach Councilman Rex Richardson, right, and Westland Real Estate Group Developer Yanki Greenspan, left, stand on the median of Atlantic Avenue where a promised 60,000 square feet of new retail and possibly housing development would be along ...
  5. Family grieving father killed in Newhall hit-and-run - KABC-TV - August 24, 2016
    KABC-TV Family grieving father killed in Newhall hit-and-run KABC-TV Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department urged the driver to come forward. "Let us know your side of the story," said Sgt. Scott Shoemaker. "There's obviously a family grieving right now for the loss of their loved one. It helps give ... and more »
  6. Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case - Daily Mail - August 23, 2016
    Daily Mail Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case Daily Mail Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky formally recused himself Monday from deciding whether to reduce a San Jose plumber's felony child pornography charges to misdemeanors. A law professor called the move unusual and said it makes it look like ... School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case WMBF Stanford bans hard alcohol at campus parties WSYR Stanford sex assault judge bows out fr [...]
  7. How to get your kids in free to top San Diego attractions in October 2016 - OCRegister - August 23, 2016
    OCRegister How to get your kids in free to top San Diego attractions in October 2016 OCRegister Home · News · Sports · Business · Entertainment · Life · Opinion · Obits · Register Rewards. CARS · JOBS · DEALS · HOMES · CLASSIFIEDS · Health People Food Beaches Puzzles Family Fashion Home & Garden Travel Best of OC Pets Halloween ...
  8. 94-year-old man honored for curating 16000 historical photos of Orange County - OCRegister - August 23, 2016
    OCRegister 94-year-old man honored for curating 16000 historical photos of Orange County OCRegister Bob Blankman, curator for more than 16,000 historical Orange County photographs, beams as he flips through the carefully cataloged albums. The bathing beauty picture, he reports, is the collection's ... Businesses in Santa Ana, Garden Grove and ...
  9. Top dancers from around the world come to Orange County for Tour de Force III - OCRegister - August 23, 2016
    OCRegister Top dancers from around the world come to Orange County for Tour de Force III OCRegister The Segerstrom Center for the Arts turns 30 this year. Since the curtain rose for the first time inside Orange County's 3,000-seat showcase concert venue on Sept. 29, 1986, it has enjoyed a well-deserved reputation as a place for dance. What better way ...
  10. Bill to extend California climate change law passes Assembly, on to state Senate - Los Angeles Times - August 23, 2016
    ABC10.com Bill to extend California climate change law passes Assembly, on to state Senate Los Angeles Times The state Senate on Tuesday failed to muster the votes on a bill that could have led to the elimination of Daylight Saving Times after members said they like the change each spring. Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) sought to put a measure on the November ... The Latest: California Senate OKs anti-prostitution bills Clay Center Dispatch California lawmakers advance steeper goal to cut emission [...]

Annual Seal Beach Events

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There is a busy calendar of annual events in Seal Beach. The new year starts with the Seal Beach Polar Plunge  and the Annual Crab Feed  in February, sponsored by the Seal Beach Police Association. Other events include the Seal Beach Lions Club Pancake Breakfast  and the Seal Beach Classic Car Show  which are held in April. They also run a Seal BeachFish Fry  in July on the same weekend as the Seal Beach Rough Water Swim  which takes place by the Seal Beach Pier . The Seal Beach Chamber Of Commerce  sponsors many events, including: The Seal Beach Summer Concert Series  in July & August, a Seal Beach Sand Castle Festival  and the Seal Beach Kite Festival  in September. The Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  is held in late November and the year ends with The Seal Beach Christmas Parade  in December along with Santa & the Reindeer.

Blog Listings

Don ‘Waldo’ Autry was skateboarding pioneer

Don ‘Waldo’ Autry was skateboarding pioneer

You might never know that the easygoing man who lived quietly, albeit on the fringe in his van in a Seal Beach alley. was famous for being… Read more »

Seal Beach Plans to Curtail Anglers’ Pier Pressure

Seal Beach Plans to Curtail Anglers’ Pier Pressure

A plan to limit fishing on the Seal Beach Pier hit some rough water Monday after city staff determined an agreement with the state forbids the city… Read more »

Forbes Names Seal Beach 4th Friendliest Town in U.S.

Forbes Names Seal Beach 4th Friendliest Town in U.S.

Hey neighbor!  You live in the 4th Friendliest Town in America, according to the latest Forbes’ ranking. The magazine recently released its list of top 15 pleasant places…. Read more »