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If you want one extra bit of evidence of just how valuable the region’s real estate can be, ponder this statistic: Irvine Co. owner Donald Bren’s property empire, heavily concentrated in assets in and around Orange County, is the world’s...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JONATHAN LANSNER | Monday, March 27, 2017
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ANAHEIM -- As the Ducks head into another defining spring, career renewals are sprouting like tulips. Jakob Silfverberg is bordering on elitism. Cam Fowler has gone from bait to big fish. Jonathan Bernier is their 1B goalie, not their 2. Patrick...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK WHICKER | Monday, March 27, 2017
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UPLAND -- A woman alleges that in shutting down a medical marijuana dispensary in January, police Chief Brian Johnson and another Upland police officer locked her and a security guard inside the pot shop for about an hour. The move was so upsetting,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By SCOTT SCHWEBKE and LISSET MARQUEZ | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Register’s All-County girls soccer teams for 2016-17. SECOND TEAM Hillary Beall, Crean Lutheran, Sr. Kristen Chong, Troy, Sr. Madison Curry, Santa Margarita, So. Maddie Desiano, Aliso Niguel, Jr. Cassidy Helenihi, Edison, Sr. Leah Kellogg, Los......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ZACH CAVANAGH | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Stephen Jennings’ first season at Crean Lutheran didn’t get off to the smoothest start. Jennings was the third coach for the Saints’ senior class, and the team opened the season by losing its first three games and compiling a 3-5 record in its......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ZACH CAVANAGH | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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It wasn’t one of her county-leading 34 goals, but a charge toward the Santa Margarita net on Jan. 12 was emblematic of JSerra forward Isabella D’Aquila’s play. The sophomore had two assists but hadn’t scored in the crucial early league...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ZACH CAVANAGH | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Register's girls scholar-athlete of the week for March 27-April 2, 20-17. KIMBERLY HOM TRABUCO HILLS BASKETBALL GPA: 4.72Hom averaged four points a game this season for the Mustangs. She is a three-year varsity player. She earned the AP Scholar......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Register’s All-County girls soccer team. FIRST TEAM ISABELLA D’AQUILA JSerra, Forward, So. The Register’s player of the year. S.J. AFFLECK Aliso Niguel, Forward, So. Affleck was the leading scorer on a varied and dangerous Aliso Niguel...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ZACH CAVANAGH | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Register's boys scholar-athlete of the week for March 27-April 2, 2017. JOEY MYERS SANTA MARGARITA BASEBALL GPA: 4.29 Myers is a senior third baseman for the Eagles. He recently signed with UC Davis. He is a three-year varsity starter and earned......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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IRVINE - Beckman’s baseball team took over sole possession of first place in the Pacific Coast League Tuesday afternoon behind the hitting of catcher Austin Schell and the pitching of Will Cohen and Collin Villegas. Schell went 2 for 2 with a...
From: Orange County Register | By: By TIM BURT | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A state policy expert offered an unexpected solution to California’s housing affordability crisis: Amend Prop. 13. Chris Hoene, executive director of the California Budget and Policy Center in Sacramento, said at a California Association of...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF COLLINS | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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ANAHEIM – Three small dogs died Tuesday, March 29, when the basement of a single-family house in Anaheim caught fire, officials said. The fire started around 8 p.m. in the 200 block of North Grand Avenue, and about 30 firefighters from Anaheim and......
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHRIS HAIRE | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Some of the big games upcoming this week Wednesday Santa Margarita at Foothill, 7 p.m. Los Alamitos at Huntington Beach, 6:30 p.m. Servite at Corona del Mar, 3:30 p.m. Thursday Beckman at El Toro, 7:30 p.m. San Clemente at Trabuco Hills. 7:30 p.m. ......
From: Orange County Register | By: DAMIAN CALHOUN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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LOS ANGELES – Young Lawson Walton sang “Happy Birthday” to his father, and Lakers rookies Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac offered the same greeting to their coach at morning shootaround on Tuesday. Luke Walton appreciated all the warm wishes,...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK MEDINA | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Walk into a mysteriously vacant space overlooking the busy intersection of Sunflower and Bristol in Costa Mesa this month and you discover singing, dancing and even a sprinkling of magic. But most of all you find selfless giving. This year marks the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAVID WHITING | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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SANTA ANA • With the Michelle Carew Classic on the horizon, Tuesday’s showdown against Mater Dei could've been a trap game for the Norco softball team. The Cougars weren't looking ahead, as all eyes clearly were fixed on the school that ended...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIC-PAUL JOHNSON | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Be selective. Be smart. It’s the simple approach Canyon coach Jess Carbajal has instilled in his team’s mind each time an individual digs into the batters box. That patience at the plate was on display Tuesday afternoon as the Comanches drew six......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Last week, the sixth-ranked Edison boys volleyball team lost in three sets to rival Huntington Beach. Tuesday, the Chargers (11-9, 2-1) got a bit of revenge. Trent Williams led the Chargers with 25 kills and Kyle McCauley added 15 in the 25-22,...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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One of the premier programs in Orange County added yet another monumental accomplishment to its already impressive resume as University’s boys tennis team won its 100th consecutive Pacific Coast League match against No. 3 Corona del Mar, 14-4, on......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – What was fait accompli for the Ducks truly became certainty Tuesday night. It was only a matter of time before the Ducks punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs and that was officially done for the fifth...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIC STEPHENS | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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PANAMA CITY – Christian Pulisic made an outstanding individual move to steal the ball, spin a defender and feed Clint Dempsey for his 56th international goal, and the United States hung on for an important 1-1 draw against Panama on Tuesday night......
From: Orange County Register | By: By RONALD BLUM | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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ANAHEIM - San Clemente managed only one hit in its Anaheim Lions Tournament game against Simi Valley on Tuesday at Brookhurst Park. But the Tritons were able to capitalize on five first-inning walks and got gutsy pitching and clutch defense in a 4-3......
From: Orange County Register | By: By LOU PONSI | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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NEWPORT BEACH – Glendora scored once in the third inning and twice in the sixth to beat Sage Hill, 3-2, and snap the team's 40-game unbeaten streak in an Anaheim Lions Tournament game Tuesday at Sage Hill High. “You never want to lose,” Sage...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ZACH CAVANAGH | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Months of rehabilitation finally behind him, Nate Thompson found his fourth-line center job for the Ducks waiting for him after the All-Star break. It was left there by Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, but Thompson wasn’t......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIC STEPHENS | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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LOS ANGELES – Tee Martin, USC’s offensive coordinator, on Sundays also pulls for the Atlanta Falcons. They were the closest NFL team to his hometown of Mobile, Ala. This season, Tevin Coleman, the versatile running back who helped the Falcons...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JOEY KAUFMAN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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GARDEN GROVE – Nicole Chavez desperately called about 20 dentists before she found one willing to see her young son, who chipped a front tooth. Chavez said many felt ill-equipped to treat her 3-year-old boy, Nathaniel Zepeda, who was born with...
From: Orange County Register | By: COURTNEY PERKES | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Corona del Mar boys golf team was a visitor on its home course. Sanded greens at Newport Beach Country Club forced Tuesday’s Pacific Coast League match with University to be moved to the back nine, a side that Corona del Mar coach Mike...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN DOTTORE | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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RIVERSIDE – The most pivotal moment so far in Karen Chen’s career came not in the 17-year-old’s breathtaking triumph at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships earlier this year. Or in Chen’s surprising bronze medal finish at the 2015 U.S....
From: Orange County Register | By: By SCOTT M. REID | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here … • Elgin Baylor should be next to have a statue in his likeness at Staples Center. A Baylor statue there should have preceded statues of Oscar De La Hoya, Shaquille O’Neal, Luc Robitaille......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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PHOENIX - The NFL's ongoing effort to make their naturally violent sport safer for players took them to an unlikely place of Tuesday. The field goal – or point after touchdown kick – would appear one of the safest plays in football. But not...
From: Orange County Register | By: By VINCENT BONSIGNORE | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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  Former Santa Ana and Costa Mesa high school football coach Tom Baldwin has died. He was 85. Santa Ana athletic director Brian Lillie reported by email that Baldwin died on March 21 from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. Baldwin was......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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IRVINE – The main arena at the Anaheim Ducks’ more than $100 million ice complex at the Orange County Great Park will bear the name of the developer overseeing the construction of thousands of homes nearby. The City Council on Tuesday, March 28,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TOMOYA SHIMURA | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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COSTA MESA Planning commissioners have recommended a series of regulations they say will help ensure residents evicted from sober living homes don’t become part of the city’s homeless population. Residents at the Planning Commission meeting...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LOUIS CASIANO Jr. | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Orange County has chosen to fight a wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by a former aide to Supervisor Todd Spitzer alleging that her ex-boss’s “raging temper” harmed her health and that she was fired after requesting a transfer to a new...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JORDAN GRAHAM | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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MISSION HILLS -- A month ago, William and Jodi Howard drove from their homes in south Orange County to San Fernando Mission Cemetery to visit the graves of their relatives. Only they couldn’t find many of their loved ones because the stones at the......
From: Orange County Register | By: DANA BARTHOLOMEW | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Orange County will begin compiling a list of locations where it could open another emergency homeless shelter after Supervisor Shawn Nelson on Tuesday directed staff to find county-owned properties that could accommodate that function. Nelson’s...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JORDAN GRAHAM | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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PHOENIX – Rams general manager Les Snead sat down for a one-on-one interview with Southern California News Group's Vincent Bonsignore at the NFL's spring meetings on Tuesday. Snead touched on a number of subjects ranging from free agency, the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By VINCENT BONSIGNORE | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Jamie Dantzscher said she was only 12 or 13, already worn down by chasing her Olympic dream through American gymnastics’ culture of physical and emotional abuse, when she was first sexually abused by USA Gymnastics’ women’s national team...
From: Orange County Register | By: By SCOTT M. REID | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Alex Wood figures he is just a pawn in a numbers game and there’s no point in complaining about it now. “No clue. It’s out of my hands,” the Dodgers left-hander said when asked after Tuesday’s game where he thinks he...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Church proceedings began in Pasadena, Tuesday, with regard to misconduct charges leveled by a Newport Beach congregation against J. Jon Bruno, the Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles. The disciplinary hearing, similar to a court trial, is being conducted......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DEEPA BHARATH | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Five months after a management and menu overhaul, The Ritz Prime Seafood is closing Thursday. In a statement, Woodland Hills-based Grill Concepts, which operated the Ritz for 17 months, said the “strategic repositioning and turnaround” of the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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PLAYA VISTA – Two days after the Clippers suffered the season’s most damning loss, DeAndre Jordan stared down at assembled cameras and microphones. Amid a wild thicket of bed-head dreads, a patch of locks sprouted from his forehead, pointing...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL ORAM | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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TEMPE, Ariz. – Cameron Maybin’s first spring training with his new team has not gone as well as he’d hoped. The good news is, in a few days the season will begin and he gets to erase it all. “If I was going to go through anything,” Maybin......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF FLETCHER | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It’s a chance to defend a western town, Ghost Town that is, at Knott’s Berry Farm in its newest attraction “VR Showdown in Ghost Town.” The new experience, opening in April, places four “players” in a virtual reality version of the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK EADES | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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When people think of combating climate change they usually think big. International accords, federal mandates, state regulations – all have been big-picture tools used to reign in greenhouse gases. Laws and trade deals oversee everything from auto......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAUREN WILLIAMS | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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SANTA ANA A couple dozen immigrants’ rights activists marched from Sasscer Park to Santa Ana Jail on Monday evening in solidarity with the “Coming Out Of The Shadows 2017 Caravan” of 15 to 20 undocumented immigrants and their supporters set to......
From: Orange County Register | By: JESSICA KWONG | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Theme parks such as Disneyland employ a lot of theater tricks to entertain their guests. Creative staging, lighting effects and illusions all help make a bunch of wooden cut-outs and plastic robots come to life in rides and shows. But the parks' most......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ROBERT NILES | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A Los Angeles finance executive has been accused of helping the city of Placentia’s former financial-services manager launder more than $1 million in embezzled funds from the cash-strapped municipality. Herbert Norris Trotter Jr., 45, of Santa...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY PUENTE | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Laguna Beach's Kasey Karkoska posted two times for the latest edition of Leaderboard Legends. She also earned girls swimmer of the week. GIRLS SWIMMINGO.C. leaders through March 27, 2017 200-yard medley relay -- Santa Margarita 1:46.50200 free --...
From: Orange County Register | By: DAN ALBANO | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It's not really a concern about rising interest rates that's created a sizzling housing market in Orange County, but a lack of sellers. That's the latest from Steve Thomas at Reports on Housing, who says two-thirds of the action is at $750,000 or...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARILYN KALFUS | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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