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  • Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home

    Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home
    Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home. Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
  • ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist

    ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist
    Costa Mesa immigrant-rights activist Luis Bravo was detained by federal immigration agents early Thursday, triggering an outcry from his supporters demanding that he be set free. He was released hours later. Bravo, a 22-year-old community organizer with...
  • Law could keep picketers from homes

    Not long after anti-abortion protesters gathered outside the home of a local doctor, Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will discuss a proposed ordinance that addresses picketing at residences. City officials said protests within residential...
  • Jewish group backs Rackauckas

    A leading Los Angeles Jewish rights organization on Tuesday came out in support of the Orange County district attorney's decision to file criminal charges against 11 students who interrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States. In a...
  • Civil rights activist to speak at OCC

    A Civil Rights Movement-era activist who worked with Martin Luther King will appear at Orange Coast College to speak about peace and nonviolence for Black History Month. Bernard LaFayette Jr. is scheduled to talk Feb. 24 about the historical...
  • Council eyes new animal laws

    Council eyes new animal laws
    IRVINE — The City Council is considering legislation that would ban cat and dog sales at retail shops in Irvine, make neutering and spaying of cats and dogs mandatory, and bar travelling animal entertainment acts such as circuses, petting zoos and...
  • Airport group hopes to extend covenant

    Editor's note: This corrects the first two paragraphs. The curfew will remain in place until 2020. NEWPORT BEACH — It seems like a long time from now, but by 2015 Newport Beach residents could be hearing more jets take off each day from John Wayne...
  • Public statement follows postponement of 'Irvine 11' arraignment

    SANTA ANA — The arraignment for 11 student activists accused of disrupting a speech at UC Irvine by the Israeli ambassador to the United States was delayed Friday until April 15. But the debate over who is fighting for free speech — Orange...
  • 'Irvine 11' plead not guilty in disruption

    SANTA ANA — Orange County prosecutors didn't flinch Friday when a group of university student activists charged with disturbing an Israeli ambassador's speech last year at UC Irvine brought more than 60 supporters with them to court, a contingent...
  • New plans still irk activists

    An office developer has finally submitted plans to Newport Beach officials for an addition to an historic building designed by famed architect Richard Neutra. Preservationists succeeded in preventing the demolition of the Mariner's Medical Arts Building...
  • D.A. charges 'Irvine 11' with misdemeanors

    The Orange County district attorney's office announced Friday that it is charging the so-called "Irvine 11" with misdemeanor charges related to their protest of the Israeli ambassador who spoke at UC Irvine last year. The group of student activists...
  • Wu: How 2 Newport activists got their starts

    After the tragic passing of famed Newport Beach and Greenlight Initiative leader Phil Arst in 2008, I had a chance to sit down with now-Mayor Nancy Gardner over a cup of coffee to lament his passing and the seeming end of an era. The initiative was a...