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WASHINGTON – If you feel like congressional campaigns started early – a candidate’s knock on your door, a political ad on TV – you would be right. This year, the long knives of campaign battle came out almost as soon as the last California...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CATHY TAYLOR | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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LA HABRA – Samantha Durrell grew up in a household that rarely stayed in one place long enough for her to make a lot of friends. A Long Beach native, she lived in a half-dozen cities by the time she had reached her teens. Now 33 and a single...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MATT HANLON | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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FONTANA – It is a tradition that has just about run its course. Labor Day weekend at Auto Club Speedway didn’t work from 2004-08, when NASCAR brought that date here to the immense angst and anger of that circuit’s Southern fan base. The races......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM ALEXANDER | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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“I don’t believe that there should be ‘throw-away kids,’” explained Ron Laursen, CEO of Kids “N” Crime. Laursen, a retired Orange County probation officer, founded Kids “N” Crime in 2002, when he saw a need to help teens who found......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIK REES | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Former Assemblyman Jose Solorio, a Santa Ana Democrat, has rolled out a series of radio ads in his campaign against county Supervisor Janet Nguyen, a Garden Grove Republican, in the race to fill the open state Senate District 34 seat. “911,”...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARTIN WISCKOL | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Hospitals throughout Southern California are preparing for potential Ebola cases, even as they seek to reassure patients and health care workers that the risk is very low. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY COURTNEY PERKES | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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USC athletic director Pat Haden addressed the school’s recent controversies involving Josh Shaw and Anthony Brown in a phone conversation with the Register. Here’s some of what Haden had to say: (on comparing this week to last season’s turmoil)......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Steve Dexter delights in being a “jerk.” At least at first. Dexter, who lives in Laguna Beach, writes books about real estate investing and teaches classes around Southern California for newbie landlords. He currently owns more than two dozen...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARILYN KALFUS | Friday, August 29, 2014
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It took a while – most of a hot but otherwise lovely Saturday in downtown Los Angeles – but as Imagine Dragons started the second song in its headlining set at the debut West Coast edition of Made in America, this festival created by hip-hop...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PETER LARSEN | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Watching a low-budget, horror flick in a cemetery might seem sacrilegious, but being irreverent is a part of the punk rock experience. More than 2,000 gathered at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sunday for the 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute led by......
From: Orange County Register | By: PHOTOS AND STORY BY CINDY YAMANAKA | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Nazareth Herrera high-fived her 6-year-old daughter, who fist-pumped the air. Her 8-year-old daughter threw her hands skyward, shouting, “Yay!” Over the summer, and especially in recent days, all three had anxiously waited to come here, to a...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH TULLY | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Adoree’ Jackson played on offense, defense and special teams in USC’s opener against Fresno State. But Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian hasn’t seen enough of the flashy freshman. “I’d like to see his role increase more,” Sarkisian said...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Monday, September 1, 2014
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“Not everyone’s cut out for this work.” This is the warning from Freddie Charles, the longest-tenured volunteer of the Orange County Chapter of the Trauma Intervention Program. When a person is a victim of a violent crime, or when they’ve...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KARA CARLSON | Monday, September 1, 2014
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MISSION VIEJO – Peter Konopasky said he was appalled when he discovered who may be moving into a building next to his physical therapy practice: a probation office. The Orange County Probation Department wants to open a new South County field...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TOMOYA SHIMURA | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Camped out on the floor at a Southwest Airlines gate at Baltimore’s airport, Jacque Biscotti clings to the most precious piece of real estate she can find: space to plug into a wall outlet. “I’m loading up on games like Minecraft and Battle...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARY SCHLANGENSTEIN | Monday, September 1, 2014
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – Mr. Lincoln will hang his hat on Saturday after 21 years of speaking at the Huntington Beach Civil War Days re-enactment at Huntington Beach Central Park. Bill Peck, 84, has impersonated Abraham Lincoln for more than 30 years....
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DANIEL LANGHORNE | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Typical sportswriter, making something that happened to a person he’s never spoken to about himself. But that’s what I’m about to do with Josh Shaw and his fantastical lie about rescuing his drowning nephew. Instead of getting bogged down as to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Monday, September 1, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Whenever Jim Mora was asked this preseason about his chief concerns with this year’s team, he routinely brought up the pass rush. And rightfully so — UCLA lost a top-10 NFL pick in Anthony Barr and 22 of its 31 total sacks from a......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RYAN KARTJE | Monday, September 1, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors’ plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It’s not just the project’s massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Monday, September 1, 2014
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You do realize that what you experience during a typical Orange County real estate transaction, as a home buyer or seller, is only the tip of the iceberg. While you are busy cleaning house, completing paperwork and writing checks, there’s a lot...
From: Orange County Register | By: LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN | Monday, September 1, 2014
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ANAHEIM – Welcome to September, Angels fans! Your team just arrived here, in the month that decides division titles, with a five-game lead in the American League West! “To be honest, I don’t even know it’s there,” Matt Shoemaker said. “As......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF MILLER | Monday, September 1, 2014
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ANAHEIM – The Angels aren’t about to throw back any rallies. The six-run second inning that put away Sunday’s victory over the Oakland Athletics was built on three singles – two of them bloopers – and four walks. On Saturday, they needed an......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Monday, September 1, 2014
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SAN DIEGO – The Dodgers are going back to a six-man rotation again and the sixth starter isn’t even on the roster right now. Veteran right-hander Dan Haren will not make his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. Instead,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Monday, September 1, 2014
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WASHINGTON – Russia and Ukraine will be the top issue this week when more than 150 heads of state attend the NATO summit in Wales starting Wednesday. President Barack Obama is scheduled to attend the summit after meeting privately with the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CATHY TAYLOR | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Political partisanship is getting turned on its head when it comes to the publicly owned Angel Stadium and proposed lease amendments. Democrats are often the staunchest opponents of public subsidies for major league sports venues. Exhibit A: In San......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARTIN WISCKOL | Monday, September 1, 2014
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FONTANA – Will Power has won 36 pole positions and 24 races in 10 years of racing. But the feeling he enjoyed Saturday night, after a race he didn’t win, eclipsed all the rest. And maybe the roots of that feeling came from his experience last...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM ALEXANDER | Monday, September 1, 2014
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SAN DIEGO -- Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven solid innings in his return from the disabled list as the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-1 Sunday afternoon at Petco Park. After losing the previous two games in extra innings, the Dodgers got......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Monday, September 1, 2014
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ANAHEIM – The showdown series against the Oakland A’s turned into a showcase series for Angels pitching. The teams with the two best records in the majors were separated by one game when the series began, but the Angels finished off the four-game......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Monday, September 1, 2014
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It's when I find myself Googling pictures of Wes Welker that I start to wonder if I have a problem. I'm looking for a particular image. I don't know if it exists. In my mind it looks like this: the Denver Broncos wide receiver wears an expression...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL ORAM | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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It may have taken 65 million years, but dinosaurs are officially making their comeback – no time machine needed. “Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular,” based on the BBC television series, takes its audience on an entertaining and...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JACKIE MOE | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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SAN DIEGO – If Petco Park ever hosts a World Series, they might have to decide every game on penalty kicks. For the second consecutive night, the Dodgers lost to the San Diego Padres in extra innings there on a walkoff hit. This time it was a soft......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The end of the summer classical music season is signaled in these parts by the Pacific Symphony’s annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular, which once again drew a large crowd Saturday night to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Your reviewer is always glad......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TIMOTHY MANGAN | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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BUENA PARK – Health and safety code violations are to blame for the shutdown of a Christian preschool, according to the California Department of Social Services. Crescent Avenue Christian Preschool, 5600 Crescent Ave., was shut down abruptly...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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COSTA MESA – A failed motor in a mechanical room of a hotel is to blame for a Sunday morning fire that caused about $1,000 damage and forced several hundred guests to be evacuated or sheltered in place, authorities said. Costa Mesa Fire Department......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST – Volunteer search and rescue crews from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department located a missing mountain biker Sunday morning after an all-night search of the rugged, mountainous terrain off Ortega Highway, sheriff’s......
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Here is a look at the action from Week 0, according to the numbers: 4 – Number of different Mater Dei players to score rushing touchdowns in Saturday’s 38-18 victory over Centennial of Corona. 266 – Rushing yards gained by the Monarchs in the......
From: Orange County Register | By: DAMIAN CALHOUN | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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SANTA ANA – Four adults were displaced from a home Sunday morning after a fire ripped through a garage, authorities said. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Shane Sherwood said firefighters were called to the 800 block of East Alder Avenue about...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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WESTMINSTER – Southbound lanes of the I-405 freeway were shut down for about eight hours late Saturday night and into Sunday morning after a tanker truck caught fire, authorities said. About 25 firefighters responded to the fire just south of...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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DANA POINT – A man was detained by sheriff’s deputies Sunday morning after being found at the scene of a two-alarm fire that caused substantial damage to a commercial building, authorities said. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Shane Sherwood......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The main stage at the Made in America festival was positioned so that its performers were perfectly framed by Los Angeles City Hall – just the visual Mayor Eric Garcetti has envisioned for months. The first major festival held downtown Los Angeles,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ASHER KLEIN | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I’ve been interviewed a few thousand times over the past several decades, so I figured why not sit down with the interviewer who knows me best – me. Q. First, I’d like to thank you for sitting down with me today, Kareem. I know how busy you...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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WESTMINSTER – Emergency crews responded late Saturday night to a fuel-tanker fire on I-405 north of Westminster Boulevard. The fire was reported around 10:30 p.m. in a southbound lane, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt Shane Sherwood. The fire......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Jose Rolando Cuestas, a 34-year-old Honduran immigrant, worked for 10 years washing cars. “From eight in the morning until seven at night, I was paid $35 a day,” he recalled, fingering a rosary around his neck. It was less than half the legal...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARGOT ROOSEVELT | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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COSTA MESA – The swap meet that started 45 years ago on the Orange County fairgrounds will remain for two more decades under an agreement approved Thursday by the board of the OC Fair & Events Center. Tel Phil Enterprises Inc., the operator of...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NICOLE SHINE | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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With all this pressure to conserve water, pause to ponder the underpinnings: How exactly do the water lords measure how much is used? And, are they ever wrong? Welcome to the mysterious world of flow meters – pressurized, electromagnetic,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TERI SFORZA | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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MISSION VIEJO – If Mater Dei’s season opener Saturday night was a preview, the sum of the Monarchs’ parts will be their strength. The numbers added up nicely for No. 2 Mater Dei as it handled Southern California rival Centennial of Corona,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – “That was fun.” Those were Steve Sarkisian’s first words to the media after his smashing debut as USC coach Saturday evening. He wasn’t the only one who said it. That last word, “fun,” wasn’t uttered too often around...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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FONTANA – On a night that saw just one caution and a lot of great driving, Will Power finally got his first IndyCar Series points championship Saturday night at the end of the MAVTV 500 World Championship at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Power,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAVID ZINK | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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LONG BEACH – Police shot a dog Friday night belonging to a 38-year-old Long Beach man arrested for a sex-related offense against a Seal Beach woman, authorities said. The suspect, whose name was not released, was being held Saturday in the Long...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Police were searching Saturday night for a mountain biker missing from trails off Ortega Highway near the Blue Jay Campground. Around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was notified by a biker that...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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