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  • The show must go on

    It took 16 years for Frank Gehry to finish the Walt Disney Concert Hall, so 14 years to renovate Newport Beach's historic Balboa Theater may be a little too much suspense. Just ask taxpayers, who gave the theater's foundation $175,000 Tuesday when the...
  • Activists: Fairgrounds deal unfair to public interest

    COSTA MESA — Community activists who worked to preserve the Orange County Fairgrounds and supported the city's efforts to purchase the land now say they don't believe that Costa Mesa's deal with a real estate company to finance and operate the...
  • 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...
  • ACLU files appeal for Latino activist's case

    COSTA MESA — A year after a federal lawsuit concluded, and nearly five years since the actual incident, the debate between a Latino activist and Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor appears to be headed back to court. The American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Group-home legal costs continue to mount

    NEWPORT BEACH — After years of fighting lawsuits over Newport Beach's regulations of rehabilitation homes, the city attorney expects to spend almost another $1 million defending the city's position this fiscal year. City Atty. David Hunt will ask...
  • 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...
  • Southern California protests gain momentum with union support

    Southern California protests gain momentum with union support
    The groundswell of populist anger against banks and politicians picked up momentum in Southern California as powerful labor union support helped galvanize protests nationwide. Rallies extended to the 18th day in New York, where Occupy Wall Street planned...
  • In the Pipeline: Opinions pour in on 'veganized' mural

    In the Pipeline: Opinions pour in on 'veganized' mural
    Two weeks ago I wrote about the mural that once covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street. It depicted all of the most iconic McDonald's characters. I wrote about how the McDonald'...
  • She who wears the crown

    She who wears the crown
    Hana Smith, according to one of her minders, will be Huntington Beach's equivalent of a Disney princess for the next year. Her platform, though, has little to do with fairy tales. Smith, who was crowned as the new Miss Huntington Beach on Saturday,...
  • Activists gather at Laguna bus stop

    Activists gather at Laguna bus stop
    Immigrant rights activists gathered in downtown Laguna Beach early today to denounce the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. About 20 people from various community groups and religious organizations in Laguna Beach and surrounding...