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Huntington Beach mom alleges Upland police falsely imprisoned her in marijuana dispensary

Wednesday March 29th, 2017 06:19:00 AM
By SCOTT SCHWEBKE and LISSET MARQUEZ

UPLAND -- A woman alleges that in shutting down a medical marijuana dispensary in January, police Chief Brian Johnson and another Upland police officer locked her and a security guard inside the pot shop for about an hour.

The move was so upsetting,...

Huntington Beach focuses on student art

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 04:26:13 PM
By GREG MELLEN

This year, the “vision” came into full focus. With full participation by the Ocean View School District, the 11th annual “Creative Visions” student art exhibit hit a high water mark. More than 1,000 visual and performing artists were...

Trump march in Huntington Beach turned into 30-minute violent brawl with 'a lot of people punching'

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 01:49:00 AM
By DEEPA BHARATH

A day after several videos surfaced of angry marchers punching and cursing at protesters, journalists and others at the Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday, those who were assaulted are asking why police didn’t act to...

Fishing vs. environment: Have 5 years of restrictions off the coast helped sea creatures?

Monday March 27th, 2017 10:56:00 PM
By LAYLAN CONNELLY

Fisherman David Hansen has one pressing question: Will the waters off Laguna Beach ever open up to anglers again?
Five years isn’t enough time to figure out if Marine Protected Areas have helped sea life flourish since select waters along...

Retail-restaurant roundup: Mini burgers coming to Aliso Viejo, a new pie shop in Seal Beach and Dudes' Brewing at Lot 579

Monday March 27th, 2017 07:12:00 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.
Burgerim: The Tel Aviv-born burger concept is coming later this year to Aliso Viejo. The chain allows customers to...

Pro-Trump rally draws 2,000 marchers, some protesters and a violent brawl

Sunday March 26th, 2017 05:16:00 AM
By DEEPA BHARATH

HUNTINGTON BEACH - A "Make America Great Again" march in support of President Trump drew about 2,000 people to Bolsa Chica State Beach on Saturday, March 25, including a group of about 30 protesters whose presence triggered a violent melee at the...

Trump supporters say they're ready to march in Huntington Beach

Saturday March 25th, 2017 12:33:00 AM
By GREG MELLEN

HUNTINGTON BEACH Decked in regalia supporting President Donald Trump, organizers of the Make America Great Again March on Saturday, March 25, at the northern end of Bolsa Chica State Beach, held a news conference to lay out their plans and plead for...


O.C. Real Estate News

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Building permits vs. home sales in Southern California

Saturday February 25th, 2017 12:46:00 AM
JEFF GOERTZEN / STAFF

Last year, homebuilding and new home sales in Orange County stood apart from neighboring Southern California counties, where construction and sales either grew at a more lackluster pace or declined.

ORANGE COUNTY building permits hit their highest...

These Orange County businesses thrive in the rain, while others barely survive

Tuesday January 24th, 2017 01:36:00 AM
By NANCY LUNA, HANNAH MADANS, JESSICA KWONG and JEFF COLLINS

Bill Skeffington, owner of Ben’s Asphalt in Santa Ana, said the deluge of rain has hampered dozens of projects his company is working on throughout Southern California, costing him thousands of dollars each day.
He hasn’t had to halt this many...

Seal Beach's Bay Theatre gets new owner with focus on art films and live entertainment

Wednesday January 11th, 2017 11:23:00 PM
By GREG MELLEN

SEAL BEACH A Fullerton real estate developer’s dream of reopening Seal Beach’s landmark Bay Theatre as an art movie and live entertainment venue is coming into focus.
More than six months after going into escrow, Paul Dunlap, president of Dunlap...

Irvine Ranch leads nation in planned community home sales

Thursday January 5th, 2017 11:50:00 PM
JONATHAN LANSNER

The Irvine Ranch was the fastest-selling master-planned home community in the nation in 2016, according to the RCLCO real estate consultancy.

Irvine Co.'s homebuilding activities in northern Irvine resulted in the sale of 1,989 homes sold last...

County officials say demolition of Coto Equestrian Center barn defies agreement

Saturday November 12th, 2016 03:06:00 PM
By NATHAN PERCY

COTO DE CAZA The demolition of a popular barn at the Coto Equestrian Center that started Wednesday has angered residents and prompted a threat by county officials to reject the luxury housing development proposed at the site. Demolition of the lower...

After outcry, developer's plan to demolish Coto de Caza barns for luxury homes is on hold

Tuesday November 8th, 2016 12:02:00 AM
By NATHAN PERCY

COTO DE CAZA - Demolition of two rustic barns at the Coto Equestrian Center to make way for a luxury housing project is still on hold as county and equestrian center officials continue meeting with the developer to discuss alternatives after an...

100-unit luxury condo project gets go-ahead in Newport Beach

Sunday October 23rd, 2016 12:33:00 AM
By LOUIS CASIANO Jr.

NEWPORT BEACH – A 100-unit luxury condominium that would replace the Orange County Museum of Art received approval from the city’s Planning Commission on Thursday.
The unanimous vote came after three hours of discussion and public comment on the...


Local Beach News

  1. Patt Morrison asks: USC Annenberg's new dean, Willow Bay, on leading a university journalism program in the age of ... - Los Angeles Times - March 29, 2017
    Los Angeles Times Patt Morrison asks: USC Annenberg's new dean, Willow Bay, on leading a university journalism program in the age of ... Los Angeles Times I want to ask about that right-sizing phrase, because small-town papers have been disappearing, there's nobody to —. There's no question about that, which is why I did not in any way mean to suggest that it was not a net loss. I recognize that ... and more »
  2. LA's chronic challenge: What to do with the mentally ill homeless who refuse help? - Los Angeles Times - March 29, 2017
    Los Angeles Times LA's chronic challenge: What to do with the mentally ill homeless who refuse help? Los Angeles Times Down on skid row, the doctor was talking to the social worker about the people they've lost, and about who was next in line for a free ride to the graveyard. “It's heartbreaking,” said the doctor, who has spent years bringing street medicine to Santa ...
  3. The poppies in the Antelope Valley have exploded into a spectacular burst of neon, signaling an end to drought - Los Angeles Times - March 29, 2017
    Los Angeles Times The poppies in the Antelope Valley have exploded into a spectacular burst of neon, signaling an end to drought Los Angeles Times Brilliant orange fields of poppies blanket the hillsides. Acres and acres of poppies. Football ... But California law makes it illegal to remove any plant material from state land or a county highway right-of-way without permission. So basically, Mom ...
  4. Berenecea Johnson Eanes: Women's history: A lasting legacy - OCRegister - March 29, 2017
    OCRegister Berenecea Johnson Eanes: Women's history: A lasting legacy OCRegister Rather, they are important because they worked hard, remained true to who they are, and continued to do good in their communities. They actualized, or became, who they were intended to be. That's what our students are doing as you read this column.
  5. California immigration forum highlights state's red-blue divide - Daily Mail - March 29, 2017
    CBS News California immigration forum highlights state's red-blue divide Daily Mail SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 28 (Reuters) - Supporters and critics of President Donald Trump's deportation policy packed a gymnasium in California's heartland on Tuesday, trading jeers and ridicule during a raucous town hall meeting attended by the U.S ... Protests Target ICE Acting Director At Sacramento Immigration Forum CBS San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer says man was shot by ICE agent 'without [...]
  6. Man sentenced to 15 months in prison for $500000 wine theft from French Laundry restaurant - Los Angeles Times - March 29, 2017
    Los Angeles Times Man sentenced to 15 months in prison for $500000 wine theft from French Laundry restaurant Los Angeles Times A federal judge in San Jose has sentenced a man to 15 months in prison following his conviction on a conspiracy charge stemming from the theft of more than $500,000 worth of wine from a famed Napa Valley restaurant. U.S. attorney's office spokesman ... and more »
  7. The Latest: 2nd victim of Oakland blaze identified - Daily Mail - March 28, 2017
    Daily Mail The Latest: 2nd victim of Oakland blaze identified Daily Mail The Alameda County coroner said Tuesday that 50-year-old Cassandra Robertson was a resident of the building. A blaze on Monday tore through the three-story structure that housed former homeless people and recovering drug addicts, killing four people. Oakland building where 4 died in blaze lacked smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and sprinkler system Los Angeles Times all 164 news articles »
  8. Immigrants' rights activists march in Santa Ana to protest transgender detention - OCRegister - March 28, 2017
    OCRegister Immigrants' rights activists march in Santa Ana to protest transgender detention OCRegister Resilience OC, a local coalition of organizations that have been fighting for the release of Santa Ana Jail detainees for more than four years, partnered with the caravan to call for continued resistance against the criminalization of immigrant ...
  9. Ruby's Diner opens at the Outlets at San Clemente with dangling surfboards, modified 1978 Airstream - OCRegister - March 28, 2017
    OCRegister Ruby's Diner opens at the Outlets at San Clemente with dangling surfboards, modified 1978 Airstream OCRegister ... Airstream trailer, cut in half, where cooks cook and servers place orders at the new Ruby's Diner in San Clemente. (Photo by Fred Swegles, Orange County Register/SCNG) ... half and modified to fit the space. The hallway to the restroom is a lineup ...
  10. Pasadena city council approves stronger immigrant protections - KABC-TV - March 28, 2017
    KABC-TV Pasadena city council approves stronger immigrant protections KABC-TV The measure comes as President Donald Trump's administration enforces tougher measures against undocumented immigrants and calls on "sanctuary cities" to begin cooperating with the federal government or face the loss of funds. Activists were calling on ... Pasadena City Council Reaffirms Immigration Policy CBS Los Angeles all 38 news articles »

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 »