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And so, governor, what’ll it be? We’ve been chronicling the adventures of a bill by Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, which would make life harder for charities that prey on people’s good intentions. AB2077 would simply allow the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TERI SFORZA | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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For the first time in history, the Supreme Court is closely divided along party lines. See Focus on the Supreme Court.
From: Orange County Register | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Q. I received a copy of my credit report and discovered there were several open credit accounts that are not mine. It appears that someone is using my name and Social Security number to open these accounts. What can I do? A. It is important to...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DEBORAH MCNAUGHTON | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The start of a new season is a good time to introduce a new feature in our high school football coverage - the SoCal Varsity Top 20. Or you can simply call it, The Best Poll Out There. Think we're kidding? Most of the other polls out there rely on...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Made In America, the two-day music festival launched by Jay Z in Philadelphia in 2012, makes its Los Angeles debut this weekend with a wildly diverse mix of rock, hip-hop, pop and dance music. Looking through the lineup, we decided to pick our faves......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLI SKYE FADROSKI and PETER LARSEN | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Two Orange County men who drowned off a Honolulu beach while they were snorkeling have been identified, authorities said. Michael Pui, 32, of Fountain Valley, and Steve Tran, 21, of Santa Ana, drowned Saturday, according to the Honolulu Medical...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DENISSE SALAZAR | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Already named to the All-PCL team and as the Pacific Coast League's Rookie of the Year, Dodgers' blue-chip prospect Joc Pederson was also voted the PCL's Most Valuable Player. Pederson, 22, was voted the top player in the league by more than half of......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A trying week for USC and Steve Sarkisian became even more stressful Thursday when the first-year coach had to answer charges of racism from a former player. Senior tailback Anthony Brown recently quit the football team. Facebook and Instagram...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Godinez High’s football team is looking forward to the challenges of competing in the rugged Orange Coast League. “It’s fun because it’s so competitive,” said Coach Aron Kaye. “I like that about our league. You’ve got to come to play...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TIM BURT | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Saddleback High’s football team is out to bounce back from a tough season in a big way. “We want to win league. We haven’t won the Orange Coast League since we’ve been it. It’s been eight years,” said coach Rob Thompson. “We expect to......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TIM BURT | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A yearlong dispute over the removal of newspaper racks from City Hall and the Community Center has been resolved, but the agreement has done nothing to quell the contentious disagreement between San Juan Capistrano officials and the residents who...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MEGHANN M. CUNIFF | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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What’s up with Mortgage Rates? Jeff Lazerson, of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel, gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate was unchanged from last week’s 4.10 percent. Surprisingly, the...
From: Orange County Register | By: JEFF LAZERSON | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Now that Orange County’s four toll roads no longer accept cash, is it best to sign up for a FasTrak account or an ExpressAccount? It’s a question befuddling drivers who don’t use the tollways often. For regular commuters, FasTrak is the best...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY FRED SWEGLES | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Fifty-two years ago today, the first successful interplanetary probe was launched from CapeCanaveral, Fla., toward Venus. See Focus on Interplanetary Space Probes.
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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One hundred years ago Monday, Martha – the very last passenger pigeon on the planet – died at the Cincinnati Zoo. See Focus on Extinct Species.
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence’s Chateau...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JAKE COYLE | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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SILVERADO – A 24-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured in a head-on crash Wednesday night, authorities said. The crash was reported just after 9 a.m. on Santiago Canyon Road, said Officer Denise Quesada of the California Highway Patrol. How......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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DANA POINT – Pacific Coast Highway re-opened in both directions early Thursday morning after workers cleared away rocks and debris that had tumbled into the roadway, authorities said. Rocks and dirt slid from a home’s backyard just before 8:30......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ AND SEAN EMERY | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Officials with the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau are collaborating with their counterparts in Baltimore and San Antonio to book large events that allow trade groups and professional associations to rotate between all three cities.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ART MARROQUIN | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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IRVINE – Col. Charlie Quilter II, a retired Marine aviator, remembers booms coming from supersonic jets flying out of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. As a 15-year-old, he loved the sound of jet exhaust from planes like the Vought F-8U and the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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MISSION VIEJO – Rarely do we go to a mall to examine ourselves beyond how our butts look in jeans. We go to browse, buy, eat, maybe spend too much, get a little retail therapy – not a therapy session about the cultural biases we might...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARCIA C. SMITH | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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ANAHEIM – Hector Santiago has quietly become a key member of the Angels’ rotation. Santiago pitched the Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, maintaining their one-game lead before a showdown series against the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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In the ultra competitive world of IndyCar Series racing, where a fraction of a second could mean the difference between winning and losing, Team Penske drivers Will Power and Helio Castroneves could be considered frenemies. Teammates for Team Penske,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAVID ZINK | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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DANA POINT – A landslide Wednesday night has forced closure of a portion of Pacific Coast Highway in both directions. Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to reports of dirt and rocks sliding from a hillside onto Pacific Coast...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SEAN EMERY | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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PHOENIX - Clayton Kershaw became the first 16-game winner in baseball this season by going eight strong innings in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night. Kershaw has needed just 22 starts to get to 16 wins (he spent......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – The heroic tale of USC cornerback Josh Shaw rescuing his nephew from drowning turned out to be a lie. What exactly happened that night, causing Shaw to injure both of his ankles, remains unclear. Shaw admitted to school officials...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Former Edison and Ca swimmer Tom Shields broke his American short-courd record by capturing the 200-meter butterfly in 1:50.08 at a FINA World Cup meet in Doha, Qatar. Shields also moved closer to the world record of 1:48.56 set by Chad Le Clos of......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – For UCLA’s defense, ready to break in a new scheme this weekend in Virginia, it’s all about the man in the middle. Kenny Clark has started just four games in his college career – all at the end of last season – which puts him......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RYAN KARTJE | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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SEAL BEACH – Although the huge waves Wednesday meant epic fun for surfers and surf fans in Southern California, it also brought flooding, damaged buildings and at least some closures to several waterfront areas. Seal Beach chief lifeguard Joe...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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University boys water polo coach Andy Coffman, who guided the Trojans the past five seasons, has resigned, he confirmed Tuesday. Coffman said he is moving to San Diego with his girlfriend. University has been a solid contender in the Pacific Coast...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Yorba Linda’s Jessica Richens pirouetted, leapt and shimmied through six dances Wednesday night as the final four performed on “So You Think You Can Dance.” The 18-year-old’s fate is now in the hands of viewers, whose votes this week and last......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY REBECCA KHEEL | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Fire officials are asking the community’s help in gathering information about a small fire near an equestrian center north of Whiting Ranch park Wednesday morning that investigators believe was intentionally set. Crews responded shortly before 6:30......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SEAN EMERY | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Federal Communications Commission has tapped UC Irvine computer science professor Scott Jordan to be its new chief technology officer, as the agency is in the thick of updating open Internet regulations and weighing a mega merger of Comcast and......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARNI USHEROFF | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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WaveTec Vision Inc., an Aliso Viejo company that makes a precision measurement tool to help guide ophthalmic surgeons during cataract surgery, said Wednesday it has agreed to be acquired by eye care giant Alcon, a division of Switzerland’s...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BERNARD J. WOLFSON | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK – Maria Sharapova’s serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning. The five-time major champion rallied from a set down to beat 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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During a recent vacation with their families to Palm Desert, two Orange County first-responders learned a little something about being in the right place at the right time. On Aug. 20, both Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Paul Holaday and Orange......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEWPORT BEACH – How long will Newport Beach give away bags of charcoal? What do beachgoers say about charcoal-fueled bonfires? Has the city studied the health effects of charcoal bonfires? In an Aug. 15 letter, California Coastal Commission staff......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NICOLE SHINE | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The OCVarsity preseason football rankings have been released but here's my Top 10, after a bit of flip-flopping over the past week or two: 1. Servite 2. Mater Dei 3. Santa Margarita 4. Mission Viejo 5. JSerra 6. Tesoro 7. Orange Lutheran 8. Los...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Kolohe Andino had quite a run in the Billabong Pro Tahiti event last week, stretching it to the quarterfinals before he was eliminated by eventual champion Gabriel Medina of Brazil. The San Clemente native fell by a full two points in his two-man...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Just nine days before the start of the 2014 season, Tom Beard has been named the girls varsity volleyball coach at San Clemente High. Athletic director John Hamro announced the hiring Tuesday. Beard succeeds Rob O’Rear, who retired at the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NATHAN PERCY | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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SANTA ANA – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspected gang member from Pomona in connection with a dozen armed robberies at businesses in Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana earlier this year. Ernesto Antonio Guerra, 19, has......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DENISSE SALAZAR | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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USC defensive back Josh Shaw admitted to school officials Wednesday that he lied about how he was injured, the school said in a release. The school had said Shaw told coaches he was injured when jumping off a balcony to rescue his nephew, who was in......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Blockbuster films would soon be able to apply for tax incentives in California under a $330 million plan that got Gov. Jerry Brown’s long-awaited approval Wednesday. The state’s film tax credits have been limited to an annual $100 million payout......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ASHER KLEIN | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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As the Made In America Festival prepares to make its West Coast debut over Labor Day weekend at L.A.’s Grand Park, Capital Cities, an indie pop duo, also from Los Angeles, is ready for the expected crowd of some 50,000 music fans. The guys, Ryan...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Before he had conducted a note Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, Stéphane Denève told the audience that being there was a “dream come true.” Denève had conducted at the Bowl before, so that wasn’t it. The program looked ordinary, too …......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TIMOTHY MANGAN | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Tesoro senior wide receiver Jake Smeltzer (6-3, 187) will play in the NUC Sports All-American Bowl on Dec. 30 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, his father, Bryan, reports. The National Underclassmen Combine event will be played at Doug Shaw Memorial......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Newport-Mesa Unified officially adopted its $254 million budget Tuesday night, agreeing to spend about $20 million more this fiscal year compared to last year with a nearly million-dollar increase in per-student spending. Deputy Superintendent Paul......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAUREN STEUSSY | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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LAGUNA WOODS - – A firefighter suffered second-degree burns as a fire spread to adjoining units in a four-story building Wednesday morning, officials said. Firefighters rescued five cats from the building, but a sixth cat and dog perished in the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Ten years ago, a band emerged from Las Vegas with a lead singer named Brandon, a love for the ’80s, and their sights on being the biggest band in the world. And the Killers came close, still festival headliners a decade later, with recent top...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PHILIP COSORES | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Armed with a ton of experience, the Saddleback Valley Christian football team is ready to go to battle with new coach Brian Pearsall. Most of the Warriors players have multiple years of starting experience, which has made Pearsall’s transition to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NATHAN PERCY | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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