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LOS ANGELES – Baby Slice is ready to fight. Kevin Ferguson Jr., the oldest son of late fighting star Kimbo Slice, will make his professional mixed martial arts debut next month for the Bellator promotion, The Associated Press learned Monday night.......
From: Orange County Register | By: By GREG BEACHAM | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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John Taylor was a teenager in Birmingham, England, in 1978 when he and two school mates got together to form a band they named Duran Duran, and within a few short years, ended up one of the biggest bands on the planet. “We were kids,” Taylor...
From: Orange County Register | By: By PETER LARSEN | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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DANA POINT – Residents of the exclusive Strands at the Headlands neighborhood are backing a proposal that would allow retractable gates for select hours to block access through the community to the popular Strand Beach. The Planning Commission...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Federer wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that he needs “more extensive rehabilitation...
From: Orange County Register | By: By HOWARD FENDRICH | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Amanda McFarland hasn’t had time to eat, shower, or get back to many, many of the people who have reached out to help her 4-year-old son Liam. His prosthetic leg was stolen from the sand Sunday while the family was enjoying the water at Crystal...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAYLAN CONNELLY | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Irvine-based Vizio has agreed to be bought by Chinese video streaming company LeEco for $2 billion. The deal announced Tuesday marks another ambitious foray by LeEco. The company’s chairman and CEO, billionaire Jia Yueting, is also behind Faraday......
From: Orange County Register | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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The Republicans might be known as the Grand Old Party, but the Democrats are older. In fact, the Democrats are the oldest voter-based party in the U.S. The ideals of the party have changed dramatically from the party’s origin to what you will hear......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KURT SNIBBE | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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ORANGE – Bubba, a Jack Russell terrier-Chihuahua puppy found high on methamphetamine in Tustin four months ago, is drug-free and has a new family. The spunky, 7-month-old puppy bounded through a visiting area at OC Animal Care on Wednesday morning,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles. ...
From: Orange County Register | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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The already murky training camp status of Rams running back Tre Mason is growing decidedly more blurred. And based on the latest reported drama, it appears Mason has some serious issues to deal with. Mason has been absent from the Rams since being...
From: Orange County Register | By: By VINCENT BONSIGNORE | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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The first time someone asked Billy Eppler if he’d consider trading Mike Trout, he laughed. It wasn’t the table-pounding laugh of Shaquille O’Neal, the last time Charles Barkley observed that plus-sized women are abundant in San Antonio. But it......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK WHICKER | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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This week’s TV highlights: TONIGHT TV continues to look to the past for inspiration. Tonight brings a reboot of “MADtv,” the sketch comedy series that ran from 1995 to 2009. Eight new cast members will try to make you crack up. 9 p.m., The CW.......
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHUCK BARNEY | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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MISSION VIEJO – A week after speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was in Mission Viejo speaking in front of a crowd of approximately 200 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center on......
From: Orange County Register | By: By NATHAN PERCY | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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PHILADELPHIA – They wouldn’t let the man they’d come to hear speak. He stood at the lectern, trying to start his speech, but the cheers from his particular supporters were so long and so loud, he simply couldn’t start it. So Bernie Sanders...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAVID MONTERO | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Appellate justices ruled Monday that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office can disqualify Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals from 46 murder cases, though the justices also said the practice is abusive and disruptive of the court system....
From: Orange County Register | By: By TONY SAAVEDRA | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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ORANGE – County transportation officials on Monday approved an increased capital funding plan for the OC Streetcar project ahead of a deadline to secure a federal grant. With 30 percent of the design completed, the OC Streetcar – with 10 stops in......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JESSICA KWONG | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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KANSAS CITY – The Angels began the final week before the trading deadline with one of their most attractive assets on the mound. Hector Santiago had a decent performance in front of watchful scouts, allowing two runs and pitching into the sixth...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF FLETCHER | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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PLACENTIA – The city is recovering much of the $5.16 million authorities allege a former finance services manager embezzled through illegal wire transfers. A judge ruled Friday $2.6 million of the stolen money that had been seized could be released......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DENISSE SALAZAR | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – Courtney Conlogue paddled out Monday as the favorite in her heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing. She emerged from the water with a second-place finish, a spot as unfamiliar to the top-ranked female surfer as dry land. Conlogue...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JANIS CARR and LAYLAN CONNELLY | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Royals – perhaps stealing an idea from the Angels – hosted “Christmas in July” on Monday night, it being July 25. To at least one Angels player, though, it wasn’t such a stretch. It was more like Christmas...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF FLETCHER | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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At 6-foot-3, and 240 pounds with a large – he’ll tell you so – shaved head, dark beard and the ability to glower like an extra from “Sons of Anarchy,” Adam Liberatore is not the kind of guy to whom you want to deliver bad news. “Maybe a......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Southern California is in for a hot – and likely fiery – summer. And late autumn may not provide a reprieve from the flames, either. The ferocious wildfire ravaging thousands of acres in Santa Clarita may portend a relentless fire season that...
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHRIS HAIRE | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Muna Kassim is used to shattering stereotypes and opening doors. After she earned top scores in math and science her final year of high school in Baghdad, Iraq, Kassim told her father she wanted to be a mechanical engineer. Her father balked – in......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DEEPA BHARATH | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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PHILADELPHIA – Kamala Harris on Monday called for Democratic U.S. Senate rival Loretta Sanchez to apologize to President Barack Obama for suggesting he endorsed Harris because they are both black. “I think she should apologize to the president of......
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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LOS ANGELES – An Orange County man was sentenced Monday to seven months in prison for running a fraudulent marriage and visa business that prosecutors say netted up to $60,000 per phony marriage for mostly Indian citizens who wished to stay in the......
From: Orange County Register | By: City News Service | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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YORBA LINDA – The Yorba Linda Water District won its legal fight Monday against a community group opposed to a $25 monthly water-rate increase imposed on ratepayers. The suit suit, filed in January in Orange County Superior Court by the Yorba...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DENISSE SALAZAR | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Orange County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday to add a countywide initiative to the November ballot asking voters to change their office’s term limits. The change would institute a lifetime limit of three four-year terms, which could be...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JORDAN GRAHAM | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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JSerra's Royce Lewis was named California's junior baseball player of the year by CalHiSports.com. Lewis also earned a spot on the All-California first team. Other Orange County players named all-state first team by CalHiSports.com were Huntington...
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Royce Lewis of JSerra was the MVP of the American team at the Under Armour All-American Game on Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Lewis, a third baseman who will be a senior this coming school year, homered in the sixth inning. Lewis was...
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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When Royal Hunter bought his boat to catch big game off Orange County’s coastline, he also had to figure out how to pay back the loan on his $25,000 fishing vessel. Hunter, who lives in Moreno Valley but launches out of Newport Beach, signed up...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAYLAN CONNELLY | Monday, July 25, 2016
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It’s back-to-school time for the Rams’ rookies, and the syllabus appears rather daunting. Just a few months after most of them left college, the Rams’ 27 rookies will move into UC Irvine campus housing Tuesday, then hit the field Wednesday for......
From: Orange County Register | By: By RICH HAMMOND | Monday, July 25, 2016
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 The method by which CIF baseball pitchers’ workload is limited will be by pitch count starting with the 2017 season.  The National Federation of State High School Associations, which established nationwide rules that the CIF State and...
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Frank Brenes’ heart stopped. Four-year-old Liam was wading in the crystal clear tide pools at Crystal Cove State Beach, enjoying his first time at the beach exploring crabs and creatures and getting splashed by waves. When his dad went to check on......
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAYLAN CONNELLY | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Fleet Feet Sports, which caters to runners, opened a store in Laguna Niguel Thursday. It is the fifth store in Southern California. “Our brand started 40 years ago in Sacramento, so California has and continues to be a passionate place for the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Newport Beach-based startup Predictive Inc. has acquired 2338 Technologies, a Silicon Valley software maker and developer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Predictive’s PredictiveOps technology is currently in beta testing. The software...
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The Rams are back in Southern California and open training camp at UC Irvine this week. Fans can watch on days open to the public through Aug. 25. Visitors need to park at the Mesa Parking Structure. There is a $10 fee. A path leads from the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KURT SNIBBE | Monday, July 25, 2016
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In the fast food world, many chains have characters to market their restaurants. At KFC they have one based on its founder: Colonel Sanders - and now he has his own comic book. The comic books are called, “Colonel Corps,” and they feature Colonel......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK EADES | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The Democratic National Convention begins with Hillary Clinton still trying to earn the support of Bernie Sanders backers:
From: Orange County Register | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Here’s a roundup of restaurant and retail news from across Orange County. Take a look at the slideshow for more details on each. Pieology: Rancho Santa Margarita-based Pieology Pizzeria recently acquired Carlsbad-based Project Pie. CycleBar: The...
From: Orange County Register | By: By Nancy Luna and Hannah Madans | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The NFL on Monday dismissed accusations that Peyton Manning had used banned substances seven months after a news report suggested that the star quarterback had taken human growth hormone. The allegations made in December in a documentary broadcast by......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KEN BELSON and VICTOR MATHER | Monday, July 25, 2016
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LOS ANGELES – DeAndre Jordan’s trying to hurry because the 8 p.m. bus was waiting and good teammates don’t make the 8 p.m. bus wait. But since Jordan’s at Staples Center, getting out of the building is going to be tougher than usual. First,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN WOIKE | Monday, July 25, 2016
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PHILADELPHIA – - The California delegation came for breakfast Monday, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, and got pancakes, sausage and a side of political indigestion. A chanting contingent of Bernie Sanders supporters was so loud and so......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAVID MONTERO | Monday, July 25, 2016
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To win at “Pokémon Go,” you need to visit PokéStops. It’s not easy to find those stops because online maps are unreliable at best, so we drove around Orange County and found eight areas where Pokémon “trainers” can visit more than 30...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KEVIN SABLAN | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The Rams arrive at training camp in Irvine this week, and so the "Inside the Rams" podcast has you covered with a deep-dive preview into every position on the roster. Ryan Kartje and Jack Wang break down all the Rams' biggest strengths - and...
From: Orange County Register | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The sand started filling up early morning with festival-goers who wanted to scope out the early days of the U.S. Open of Surfing. There were plenty of surf fans who flooded down to the south side of the Huntington Beach pier, despite overcast skies......
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAYLAN CONNELLY | Monday, July 25, 2016
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SAN FRANCISCO – Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that Verizon has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star as it...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and TALI ARBEL | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Irvine-based Pacifica Hotels has opened The Kinney in Venice Beach. The Kinney, located at 737 W. Washington Boulevard, is just a few blocks from Venice Beach’s boardwalk. The boutique hotel has 68 rooms, a playground, pool and spa. Room rates...
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Cycling studio CycleBar will open its first California studio in September in Laguna Hills. The studio will have a DJ booth, video graphics and an IMAX-style theater. The 3,200-square-foot studio is owned by franchise Ken Stuttaford. This will be...
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | Monday, July 25, 2016
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ST. LOUIS – See you later? The Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals played for the 2,057th time during the regular season Sunday night in a rivalry that stretches into the 19th century. They aren’t scheduled to play again this season after the Dodgers......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Monday, July 25, 2016
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LOS ANGELES – DeAndre Jordan blocked a feeble shot attempt, sprinted to the other end and grabbed a lob from Kyle Lowry with one hand and jammed it with thunderous force. All of 30 seconds had been played, and USA Basketball was well on its way to......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL ORAM | Monday, July 25, 2016
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