| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:15 PM
COSTA MESA — An appellate court ruling Tuesday blocked the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds to a private investment group.
The decision all but kills the state's deal to sell its 150-acre property to Newport Beach-based Facilities Management...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 8:02 PM
When former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger first took office he promised to address the out-of-control worker's compensation system, and he did.
Unfortunately, after making progress on about 15% of the difficulties — the ones that were the easiest...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 7:50 PM
The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating phone calls reportedly made by former State Sen. Dick Ackerman to state legislators on behalf of the Orange County Fair Board in the days when the Orange County Fairgrounds was being...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:10 AM
An appellate court ruling due by next week could put a glitch in plans to reach Gov. Jerry Brown's goal of slashing urban water use by 25% statewide.
When Brown announced on April 1 his historic order to cut water use from 2013 levels, he told water...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 4:37 AM
State regulators told Joone Lopez this week she needs to cut water use in her affluent pocket of southern Orange County by 25%, and she's not sure she can do it.
As general manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, she serves communities full of...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 8:44 PM
In an aggressive push to reduce water usage statewide, California regulators are proposing that the biggest urban water users cut consumption by as much as 35% over the next year.
The State Water Resources Control Board’s plan, unveiled Tuesday,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Chants of "USA!" and "Wake up, America!" joined the sound of honking horns Tuesday morning as foes of immigration reform rallied in downtown Huntington Beach.
More than 20 people held signs that read "Support Homeless Vets," "Stop Illegal Immigration"...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Schools statewide, including all four Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses, will not be rated on students' performance on familiar standardized tests this year as California transitions to new assessments.
Supt. Sherine Smith praised Gov. Jerry...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:17 AM
A transgender teen is making history at Marina High School in Huntington Beach after she was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for homecoming queen.
Cassidy Lynn Campbell was born Lance Campbell, but has been living as a woman for the last three...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Neel Kashkari has his sights set on Sacramento, but he has no desire to take high-speed rail to get there.
Kashkari, a Laguna Beach resident seeking to become the Republican nominee to challenge incumbent Jerry Brown for governor this fall, said money...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:41 PM
As California grapples with a drought, Laguna Beach's two water districts are urging customers to be cautious and conserve water, much like they were doing even before the current parched conditions.
Laguna Beach County Water District staff is...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Neel Kashkari recently hit a campaign milestone: raising $1 million in his bid for governor.
That may fall short of the $17 million an undeclared Gov. Jerry Brown had amassed by Jan. 31, but the 40-year-old Laguna Beach Republican is hoping voters...