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  • 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...
  • Wu: The council critics will rise up [Updated]

    Clarification: An earlier version of this column described a telephone call Newport Beach council critic Bob Rush said he had with Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in which she yelled and screamed at him. On Sunday, Daigle said she did not have...
  • Protesters rally to save sailboat

     Protesters rally to save  sailboat
    Dressed in festive pirate regalia, more than a dozen protesters rallied Saturday afternoon below the Ferris wheel at Balboa Fun Zone, supporting the side yard boat restoration project of Newport Beach shipwright Dennis Holland. Holding pirate flags and...
  • 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...