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Stephen Lyster Siringoringo, a Garden Grove attorney with offices in Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Glendale, has agreed to be disbarred for his role in a multi-million dollar home loan modification scam. The State Bar Court announced the stipulation......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DEBRA GRUSZECKI | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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An Orange County man serving a life sentence for murdering his wife nine years ago will stay in prison because of a rare ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. Cypress businessman Marvin Vernis Smith could have walked free if the Supreme Court had not...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY PUENTE | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Dozens of answers into the ordeal, it no longer was clear if the screen featured a dating profile or a survey about interest in the NFL’s return to the nation’s second-largest market. Queries about commitment levels gave way to questions about...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TODD HARMONSON | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA – A 65-year-old Newport Beach man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiring with family members to commit real estate fraud by forging documents and buying homes with “straw buyers” who never intended to control the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALMA FAUSTO | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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There’s a black four-poster bed in Corona del Mar that’s designed for the perfect nightmare. A creepy skeleton is projected on the wall directly behind the bed, which is covered with black fabric roses, its posts draped with swaths of black...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LISA LIDDANE | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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SACRAMENTO – California would revamp its little-used rainy day fund to pay down billions in pension obligations and other debt and to provide a larger cushion against future economic downturns under a measure voters will decide in November. ...
From: Orange County Register | By: By FENIT NIRAPPIL | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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 Here are the top-10 single-game performances this season in Orange County.  The lists are through the Week 7 games. RUSHING 1. Carlos Martin, La Habra, Week 4: 31 carries, 429 yards, 4 TDs 2. Jacob Fimbres, Sonora, Week 6: 25 carries, 310 yards, 4......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Peace would be knowing you had a permanent place in the starting lineup. Peace would be knowing your marriage was going to last forever. Peace would be living a life unaffected by bigotry. Peace would be being able to control your...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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DENVER – It is a marquee matchup in Denver on Thursday. Denver (5-1) vs. the Chargers (5-2). Peyton Manning vs. Philip Rivers. Probably professional football’s best team against, until last week, its hottest. And it could very well be a dud....
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM ALEXANDER | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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ANAHEIM - Jakeishya Le didn’t have a good answer for how she has been able to do it, other than saying she has found her rhythm. She seemed surprised when she was reminded of her scores the last couple of weeks. That’s understandable, given that......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAMIAN DOTTORE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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KANSAS CITY – Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A young girl received life-threatening injuries in a shooting Wednesday night, Anaheim police said. Officers were called to the scene of a shooting just before 7:30 p.m. at the 2300 block of West Greenacre Avenue, Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALMA FAUSTO | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Two Orange County teachers on Wednesday were named 2015 California Teachers of the Year – the highest honor bestowed on public school educators statewide. The state Department of Education selected Amy Laughlin, a teacher at Hansen Elementary in...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY FERMIN LEAL | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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YORBA LINDA – The president would have approved. On Wednesday, Henry Kissinger was paraded into the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum’s East Room perched on the passenger seat of a golf cart. Richard Nixon was known to drive guests around the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANDERS HOWMANN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – A week after finally jump-starting its pass rush with three sacks against Cal, UCLA’s rejuvenated defensive front won’t have to wait long for its progress to be tested again. Colorado, despite being in the Pac-12 basement for the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RYAN KARTJE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A jury began deliberating Wednesday in the case of a twice-convicted child molester who is seeking his freedom after spending 14 years in state mental hospitals. Former Tustin resident Kevin Reilly, 53, won a court order in 2003 and paid $6,000 to be......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY PUENTE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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GAME OF THE WEEK NO. 2 JSERRA (6-1 overall, 1-1 league) VS. NO. 1 MATER DEI (6-1, 1-1) Where, when: Santa Ana Stadium, Friday, 7 p.m. Last time they met: Mater Dei won, 38-14 Series: Mater Dei leads, 8-0 Coaches: JSerra, Jim Hartigan (47-39 at...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – USC linebacker Anthony Sarao has played more than 200 snaps the past two weeks, including special teams and plays nullified by penalty. He’s in great physical shape. But it’s Sarao’s mind that fuels his stamina and allows him to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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EL SEGUNDO – Slava Voynov’s lawyer claimed Wednesday that the Kings defenseman, accused of domestic violence, did not hit or strike the woman involved in the incident and that “there is no crime here.” In a phone interview, lawyer Craig...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RICH HAMMOND | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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We love to ascribe lessons learned in sports to other aspects of life, probably because it’s easy to do so in many cases. It’s why athletes are still role models to so many people, children and adults alike, despite overwhelming evidence that...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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CHARGERS (5-2) AT BRONCOS (5-1) 5:25 p.m., Sports Authority Field at Mile High TV: KCBS/2, NFL Network Radio: KLAC/570, KWKW/1330, KATY/101.3, KNWZ/94.3, KSPA/1510 Line: Broncos by 71/2 Against the spread: San Diego 5-2, Denver 3-3. Rankings:...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM ALEXANDER | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Brand-new skylights let in plenty of sunshine at the Dana Point Library on Oct. 14, as city officials and visitors celebrated the library’s summer renovation. The library closed in June for the renovation, which included raising the pitch of the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KELLY ZHOU | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Two people were taken as trauma patients to a local hospital after their car rolled about 100 feet down an embankment in Rancho Santa Margarita Wednesday. A crash happened at about 4:50 p.m. and a mid-sized sedan rolled down the embankment at Alicia......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALMA FAUSTO | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The good news about the economy? “We’re on a steady upward path,” said Anil Puri, director of Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting. The bad news? “Mediocre growth seems to be the new norm.” And that blunt...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARGOT ROOSEVELT | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Costa Mesa residents will likely have the chance to vote on whether legal, regulated medical marijuana dispensaries come to town, after the city clerk certified an initiative Tuesday that would allow eight pot shops to open and operate within the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JORDAN GRAHAM | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man’s complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Clippers players partied at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, authorities said Wednesday. No arrest was......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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MISSION VIEJO – Three candidates for two seats on the Saddleback Valley Unified school board met Oct. 15 at a candidate forum in front of about 25 people at district headquarters in Mission Viejo. Incumbents Dennis Walsh and Dolores Winchell are...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH de CRESCENZO | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The assembly-line pizza revolution is taking off. Dozens of walk-along pizza joints have opened in Southern California, following in the footsteps of trendsetting Pieology Pizzeria in Fullerton. Pasadena-based Blaze Pizza is opening a restaurant...
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. of Irvine announced Wednesday it has agreed to buy Newport Beach-based Independence Bank for $71.5 million. Independence, a community bank, had $426.2 million in total assets as of Sept. 30 and six branches in Orange and......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARNI USHEROFF | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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LAKE FOREST – A man was taken to a trauma center and two others were hospitalized Wednesday morning following a rollover crash, officials said. Orange County fire and sheriff’s officials responded at 10:50 a.m. to reports of a two-car crash near......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALYSSA DURANTY | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Tequila’s scent is unmistakable. The aroma is floral-sweet, sometimes edged with a subtle hint of vanilla. Occasionally, I catch a whisper of wet pine needles or even bittersweet chocolate. Maybe lime zest. But open a bottle, and more than anything......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CATHY THOMAS | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If you don’t frequent Santa Ana’s 2nd Street promenade and already know the neighborhood’s nooks and crannies, finding The Robbins Nest wine bar might pose a small challenge. When the new restaurant debuted this past summer, its website...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRAD A. JOHNSON | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA – The continuing freedom of speech debate in Santa Ana raged on during a five-hour city council meeting Tuesday, two weeks after Mayor Miguel Pulido canceled the Oct. 7 City Council meeting when a man refused to remove a hat with an...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALEJANDRA MOLINA | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Her 19-year-old brother’s suicide was unexpected. Ryan Paul Lanaghan was introverted, but he did not talk about feeling hopeless, and he did not talk about wanting to end his life. He had even been distraught over a friend’s attempted suicide six......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JENNA CHANDLER | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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GARDEN GROVE – A box truck involved in a crash Wednesday morning caused it to turn on its side, prompting officials to close down two lanes of the 22 freeway until about 8:15 a.m. LIVE TRAFFIC MAP California Highway Patrol officials responded...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALYSSA DURANTY | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Dozens of people gathered at the Santa Ana City Council meeting Tuesday night to argue about a proposed homeless shelter in a small business complex near McFadden and Grand avenues. Residents filled seats inside the chambers while crowds also...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALEJANDRA MOLINA | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Slava Voynov’s lawyer claimed Wednesday morning that the Kings defenseman, accused of domestic violence, did not punch the woman involved in the incident and that "there is no crime here." In a phone interview, lawyer Craig Renetzky said he had...
From: Orange County Register | By: RICH HAMMOND | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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He made headlines in July when he announced he was “scared” about his future. I remember being confused initially, wondering why this even was a story. Of course, Kobe Bryant’s scared about his future. Like everyone else, he’s seen the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF MILLER | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s Watergate reporting that led to the fall of President Richard M. Nixon and that stamped him in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era - gruff, charming and tenacious -......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARILYN BERGER | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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While Science-fiction fans know the name Jerome Bixby better than the layperson, most everyone knows the “It’s a Good Life” episode from the original “Twilight Zone” series. While the prolific, acclaimed sci-fi writer was on his deathbed in......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC MARCHESE | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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OAKLAND – Festus Ezeli played for the first time in 17 months and had 10 points and three rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Clippers 125-107 in Tuesday’s preseason game. The backup center added one block in 11...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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ANAHEIM – Through a preseason in which he has lamented his team’s defense and effort, Lakers coach Byron Scott appears to have found one player who is doing everything he asks. Not Kobe Bryant, the Hall of Famer, nor Carlos Boozer, the savvy...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL ORAM | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Graduates of a Costa Mesa law school struggle to find stable employment more than students from other accredited colleges, according to a Register analysis of law schools nationwide. The Costa Mesa school, located on Harbor Boulevard near the I-405,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KEEGAN KYLE | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Despite his failed attempt to gain control of Orange County's property tax rolls four years ago, Claude Parrish is confident this time he will unseat longtime county Assessor Webster Guillory. Guillory obtained more votes than Parrish in the June...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KEEGAN KYLE | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA – A man was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and a felony count of driving under the influence after he was accused of causing a crash in Anaheim that led to the death of a 10-year-old boy and seriously injuring four of his...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALMA FAUSTO | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Most doctors would face random drug tests, just like truck drivers and pilots. Payouts for medical malpractice would more than quadruple. Doctors would have to check a database to see what drugs patients have already been prescribed before issuing...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DEEPA BHARATH | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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KANSAS CITY – Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place. A day after saying he hadn’t been sure until this year that the Royals played in Missouri rather than Kansas, Pence jolted Kauffman Stadium with a two-run, first-inning homer that......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Orange County children are getting out of gangs, staying in school and posting better marks on standardized tests, even as half the county’s children count on a federally subsidized school lunch. Those were among the findings released Tuesday in...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NICOLE SHINE | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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KANSAS CITY – Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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COSTA MESA - Five holes changed everything for Lilia Vu during the final round of the Sunset League championship Tuesday at Costa Mesa Country Club. On the 14th tee of the Mesa Linda course, the Fountain Valley senior trailed Newport...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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