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City Readies for El Niño

A downpour earlier this week let loose a few rocks and slick roads resulted in an overturned car, but city staff are feverishly preparing for far worse. Consensus among forecasters predict an El Niño, and this iteration of the weather condition could be one of the strongest in...


Toy Robot Builders Stand Up to Rivals

Local students mixed robotics and LEGOs to bring home two top trophies from the first Orange County LEGO League Robotics Competition in Irvine this past weekend. Team LEGOna Beach is having its second year of success with Thurston students Michael Beu, Jack Fast, and Michael...


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‘Reality TV’ Permits More School Board Transparency

Editor, Have you heard about the “angry” and “militant” parents who are so “mean” to the school board?  Well, now you cannot just hear them on an old broken audio tape system, but instead see them in action! It took five years to overcome stiff...