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  • 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...
  • Occupy O.C. goes quietly

    Occupy O.C. goes quietly
    IRVINE — Three city police officers stood back with nothing to do but watch as Occupy Orange County protesters packed up the last of their supplies during Wednesday's peaceful end of nearly three months of overnight occupation at the Civic Center....
  • 'Occupy is still alive and kicking'

     'Occupy is still alive and kicking'
    SANTA ANA — Occupy Orange County took a different turn Friday for the two-year anniversary of theU.S. Supreme Courtruling involving Citizens United. They went for laughs. Still, the day in downtown Santa Ana was all about raising awareness of...
  • Some Irvine residents frustrated by Occupiers

    IRVINE — What do you do when one group's personal freedoms tread on another's? That was the question poised at Tuesday's City Council meeting by concerned residents, who are frustrated over trampled landscaping and honking at all hours associated...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Republicans plan to protest Obama's Newport visit

    Local Republican activists are planning a rally to greet President Obama when he visits Corona del Mar on Thursday morning for a breakfast fundraiser. "I'm hoping what we can make this one of the most significant political rallies in the history of...
  • Obama protesters, supporters gather at Morning Canyon, Poppy [Updated]

    Obama protesters, supporters gather at Morning Canyon, Poppy [Updated]
    Supporters and protesters -- including a horse named Sinatra -- started arriving about 6 a.m. Thursday at Morning Canyon Road and Poppy Avenue on East Coast Highway, taking over about six corners in Corona del Mar ahead of President Obama's visit. Police...
  • Protested pet store to close

    Eight months after its opening drew thousands of protesters to Corona del Mar, I Heart Puppies is closing its retail shop at 2801 E. Coast Hwy., according to a sign in the shop's window. "I Heart Puppies would like to thank the community of CdM for their...
  • Activists crow, er bark, about ban on pet sales

    IRVINE — Jim Gardner had a good reason for wearing a head-to-toe dog suit to City Hall on Tuesday night. His furry alter ego, "Big Dog," and other animal activists turned out en masse to the public hearing of an animal welfare ordinance that bans...
  • Activists protest John Boehner outside Pelican Hill

    Activists protest John Boehner outside Pelican Hill
    NEWPORT COAST — A weekend of worldwide protest spilled over into Orange County on Monday morning as about 40 left-leaning activists protested House Speaker John Boehner's visit to the Pelican Hill Golf Club. "He knows he can't go anywhere without...
  • UC Irvine protesters convicted for disturbing the peace

    Nearly a dozen UC Irvine protesters were convicted Tuesday of disturbing the peace in a February 2010 incident, with another six protesters also facing charges. Just weeks after the infamous "Irvine 11" protest that shined a national spotlight on the...
  • DP 103

    DP 103
    1.) Our Olympians: No one made us prouder this year than the capable athletes, coaches and announcers from Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine who represented Team USA in the 2012 Summer Olympics Games in London. They grew up, trained or live here. Costa...
  • Protesters ask Edison to decommission San Onofre nuclear plant

    Protesters ask Edison to decommission San Onofre nuclear plant
    Environmental and anti-nuclear activists gathered at Southern California Edison headquarters in Irvine on Wednesday calling for the San Onofre nuclear plant to be decommissioned and for the utility to implement more extensive conservation programs. The...