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Aria Fischer scored five goals, Makenzie Fischer added three and Holly Parker made 12 saves as Laguna Beach's girls water polo team capped a perfect season with an 11-6 victory against Foothill in the CIF-SS Division 1 final. It was the Breakers'...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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O.C. qualifiers for CIF State Tournament 106 – Liam Cronin (Servite); Dexter Viengvilay (Laguna Hills); Elijah Palacio (Calvary Chapel) 113 – Ryan Gutierrez (Brea Olinda) 126 – Noah Blakley (Servite); Russell Rohlfing (Sonora); Christian...
From: Orange County Register | By: DAMIAN CALHOUN | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – USC ended a tumultuous week with a victory. Never mind that the opponent was the only team the Trojans can catch to avoid a second consecutive last-place finish in the Pac-12. Wins have been so hard to come by this season, USC will......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – Ronda Rousey might be the baddest woman on the planet. A 14-second victory against Cat Zingano in an UFC title fight left the crowd in awe on Saturday. Once again an opponent ran into the Rousey buzz saw and the crowd of more than...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAVID A. AVILA | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The scandal-scarred city of Bell may seem like a strange place to look for the next frontier of public accountability, but there it is. While the salaries of California’s public employees are now easily accessible thanks to the little city’s...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TERI SFORZA | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The tipster who called Orange County’s fraud hotline didn’t know the name of the man who paid for lunch with a high-ranking county official, but she recognized him as a consultant who did business with county officials. “I am aware of the law......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MEGHANN M. CUNIFF | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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LONG BEACH – Two Big West teams with a combined 11-game losing streak met at Walter Pyramid here Saturday afternoon looking for something to build on as March Madness nears. Long Beach State (14-16, 8-6 Big West) earned a glimmer of hope with a...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BOB KEISSER | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Santa Ana – Mourners filled the Fairhaven Mausoleum on Saturday to pay their respects to Henry T. Segerstrom, who died Feb. 20 at the age of 91. Segerstrom was the founder and major benefactor of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and he created South......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KEDRIC FRANCIS | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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IRVINE – Ocean View’s crowd rose to its feet and cheered Saturday as the Seahawks climbed from the pool after the CIF-SS Division 6 girls water polo final. For the third consecutive season, Ocean View fell in the section’s biggest splash,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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ONTARIO – Abe Ochoa said he’s ready for what’s ahead of him at this year’s CIF State Tournament. If his performance this weekend is any indication, then Yorba Linda’s heavyweight could have another productive Saturday. Ochoa, who won a CIF......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAMIAN CALHOUN | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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I stare at the metal box set in the snow, knowing I shouldn’t do it. At 36, and a new mother with a toddler at home, I realize doing jumps and jibs is something that should be left to the more-resilient teenagers. But I’ve made up my mind, and...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAYLAN CONNELLY | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN – It’s an amazing bluebird day. The sun is softening the crisp morning ice crust on the snow. The wind – which in winter can bite at your face as it howls over the crest – now provides a welcomed cool-down to recharge and...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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TEMPE, Ariz. – Efren Navarro spent his winter trying to improve his outfield play, and that could come in handy as the Angels are filling out their last roster spots. “I did a lot of work on my first jump, taking more reads off the bat, seeing...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF FLETCHER | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Joel Peralta has been living in a tough neighborhood. “I needed a change,” the veteran reliever said of being traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Dodgers this winter. “Four years in the AL East? I don’t know how I did...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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MESA, Ariz. – I’ve never rooted for the Cubs, which has been easy since the franchise hasn’t given anyone anything to root for in more than a lifetime. And here, I mean the lifetime of the average planet. I do appreciate the appeal of the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF MILLER | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The ad teasing the popular TV show unfolds in classic fashion, the rhythmic pace of images flashing in time to dramatic music. What’s unusual is the show it is teasing: “House of Cards,” the political drama from Netflix. The video-streaming...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL HEWITT | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The Ducks acquired their second winger in five days, getting veteran Tomas Fleischmann on Saturday from the Florida Panthers for Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in this year’s NHL draft. Fleischmann, 30, has seven goals and 14 assists in 52...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC STEPHENS | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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USC is in a better state heading into the start of spring practice Tuesday than it was in 2014. A year ago at this time, everything was new for the Trojans: new coaches, new systems, new roles. With that came anxiety and uncertainty. What is practice......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers’ feel-good moment that has reigned over their past three moments could come to an abrupt halt when the Oklahoma City visits Staples Center on Sunday. Or not. The Thunder barely beat the Lakers in their first meeting,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JANIS CARR | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Bill Bavasi’s memories of Angels spring training in 1995 can be boiled down to three moments: an error, an arrest and a standing ovation. “It was a real interesting time,” understated Bavasi, the Angels general manager during what will forever......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Life is tough in the NHL. The Kings’ recent eight-game win streak did little more than get their heads above turbulent water in the Western Conference playoff race. Now the Kings have to start swimming. With 21 games remaining in the regular...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RICH HAMMOND | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Irvine seventh grader Sarika Rau has been watching her big brother Amrit compete in spelling competitions – and taking notes on the words - since she was in kindergarten. Her dedication paid off on Saturday. Rau was perfectly relaxed as she spelled......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY ZHOU | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Tristan George sat on the sand, put his head down for a quiet moment and said a quick prayer. As other lifeguard hopefuls stretched, jumped up and down to get their body warmed up and prepared to swim in the choppy waters early Saturday morning at...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAYLAN CONNELLY | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Stand-up paddler Arthur Grant was enjoying a leisurely afternoon cruising in the Dana Point Harbor near the rocks that separate the ocean and the harbor when he saw a big shadow heading toward him. The first words that came out of the 52-year-old...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAYLAN CONNELLY | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Bob Seger hasn’t said his recent “Ride Out” is his last record, and the tour that rode into Southern California on Friday his final outing. That’s not his style, to reap the adulation of a farewell tour, or tours, as more than a handful of...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PETER LARSEN | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Unsuk Chin’s “Alice in Wonderland,” which the Los Angeles Philharmonic presented in its West Coast premiere Friday night in Disney Hall, is brilliant and impressive and exhausting. As with the book it is based on, the opera keeps one hoping...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TIMOTHY MANGAN | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Friday night was a special one for country superstar Alan Jackson. Not only did he sell out the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles with his 25th Anniversary Keepin’ It Country tour, but it was also the exact date his debut, “Here......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Here is what we have for CIF-Southern Section playoff games involving Orange County teams ... Semifinals (all games 7 p.m.) Today Open Division -- Bishop Montgomery (29-1) at Orange Lutheran (24-4) Monday Division 6 -- Orangewood Academy (18-12) at......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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IRVINE – UC Irvine students and supporters raised more than $26,000 last week to benefit the UCI Medical Center’s unit for premature babies. The Care-a-thon, a six-hour dance marathon, was held Thursday night in the Pacific Ballroom at the UCI...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH de CRESCENZO | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Alyssa Welfringer made 12 saves and Nikki Langley scored twice but Ocean View's girls water polo team fell to a talented Pasadena Poly, 10-4, in the CIF-SS Division 6 final in Irvine on Saturday. The top-seeded Panthers led, 6-1, at halftime in a...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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TUSTIN – When Hillary Moss’ teacher assigned her history class to write to someone in the White House, the eighth-grader knew right away who’d be hearing from her. “I wanted to write to Michelle Obama,” Moss said. “I love to cook and...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BROOKE EDWARDS STAGGS | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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The first round of consolation wrestling is done. The winners qualified for the state tournament. The losers in that round drop to the ninth-place mini bracket. Here are the wrestlers that qualified for state with a victory this morning: Christian...
From: Orange County Register | By: DAMIAN CALHOUN | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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The Ducks acquired their second winger in four days, getting veteran Tomas Fleischmann on Saturday from the Florida Panthers for Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in this year's NHL draft. Fleischmann, 30, has seven goals and 14 assists in 52 games......
From: Orange County Register | By: ERIC STEPHENS | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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IRVINE – Less than a week after Councilwoman Christina Shea blamed the latest delay in the release of the Orange County Great Park audit on former Councilman Larry Agran and threatened to take him to court, the City Council is set to consider suing......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH de CRESCENZO | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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This is a big day in Orange County for girls water polo as five county teams go into the water hoping to emerge with a CIF-SS championship. OCVarsity's Dan Albano is going to be on top of all of the action throughout the day, giving updates on...
From: Orange County Register | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Here are a few predictions for today's CIF girls water polo championships from Santa Margarita coach Brian Weathersby and myself. I believe all three games will be close, especially Division 2 and Division 6 Coach Weathersby's predictions. comments:......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Scores from Friday's games and the updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS boys soccer playoffs. BOYS SOCCER DIVISION 1Quarterfinals, FridayServite 3, Paramount 0Loyola 3, Santa Margarita 1El Toro 2, Los Alamitos 0Edison 1, Corona...
From: Orange County Register | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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SANTA ANA – When they made their way out of the locker room at the conclusion of Friday night’s contest, Mater Dei’s senior duo gave off an aura of exhaustion, but for good reason. Katie Lou Samuelson hit the deck time after time over the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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So how much is The House That Henry Built worth? Retail legend Henry Segerstrom died last month at 91, leaving behind a business and philanthropic legacy that is highlighted by his family’s iconic high-end South Coast Plaza mall, which he deftly...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JONATHAN LANSNER | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Business at John Wayne Airport saw a small uptick in January, with 2.5 percent more passengers flying through the terminals when compared to the same month a year ago. JWA served 736,666 passengers in January, compared to 718,549 in 2014, according......
From: Orange County Register | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Coming Up The Orange County chapter of the Risk Management Association will present a banking leaders CEO panel at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19. The panelists include: Citizens...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANGELA RATZLAFF | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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ANAHEIM – It ended in this same building last spring, painfully and convincingly, the sort of wound capable of making more than just a bruise. A scar, that’s the mark the Kings could have left on the Ducks with a Game 7 victory that was as...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF MILLER | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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NEWPORT BEACH – The opponent’s zone was shredded. The defensive matchups followed. And the free throws in the fourth quarter made. Corona del Mar’s No. 2-seeded boys basketball team accomplished each with precision Friday night to defeat...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – Edison will be making its first trip to the CIF-Southern Section boys basketball semifinals next week in 21 years. Appropriately, the achievement came via a slew of 3-point field goals that all seemed to be from 21 feet or...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BOB KEISSER | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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POMONA – Sonora boys basketball coach Mike Murphy called senior point guard Josh Rodriguez “the best player in the county” after the Raiders defeated Diamond Ranch of Pomona, 76-56, on Friday night in a Division 3AA semifinal. Rodriguez, the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – It was not working for Eyassu Worku. Noah Rasheed and his Santa Margarita teammates were doing what Worku would say was the best defense he has encountered all season. So Los Alamitos needed some scoring help elsewhere...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Don’t tell Adrease Jackson he is too early to take this stage. The dynamic sophomore, brimming with a can’t-stop-me attitude, knew his Tesoro boys basketball squad was more worthy than its No. 8 playoff seeding. On...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOHN SCAFETTA | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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LA MIRADA – Last year, Savanna made it to the second round of the boys basketball playoffs for the first time in over 20 years. This year the Rebels made it to the third round. That is where the Rebels’ season came to a bitter end Friday night as......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MAURICE PENNINGTON | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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TUSTIN – Tustin’s boys basketball team has been pointing for a return trip to the semifinal round of the CIF-SS playoffs for a while. Friday night, the No. 3 Tillers punched their ticket with a 64-60 victory over Long Beach Millikan in the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TIM BURT | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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ANAHEIM – When it comes to leading by example, Nick Anderson refuses to take time off. Canyon’s senior point guard was the epitome of an iron man this year, playing through the flu for a two-week span and still getting his team into the playoffs.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANDREW TURNER | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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