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The rebellious, questioning spirit of youth has found its most perfect expression in the rock opera. On its surface, Green Day’s “American Idiot” might not seem to concern much more than sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. Look below the surface,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIC MARCHESE | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here … • The Kentucky Derby is Saturday. What happens Wednesday will have plenty of influence on the outcome of the Run for the Roses. • Post positions are drawn Wednesday for the 142nd...
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Donald Trump may be unpopular with a majority of California Republicans, but the real estate mogul is poised to dominate the California primary over rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich as he tries to secure the Republican presidential nomination,...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAVID MONTERO | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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They were strangers in line at the Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa last week, four politically inclined millennials equally divided in their support of the Republican real estate mogul and Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. As they waited,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAVID MONTERO | Monday, May 2, 2016
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nyquist has been made the early 3-1 favorite for the 142nd Kentucky Derby, with Exaggerator the second choice in the full field of 20 horses. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist is undefeated in seven career races. The colt drew...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BETH HARRIS | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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UCLA football player Ishmael Adams has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery over a fight he had with an Uber driver last year. Adams will serve three years of informal probation under a plea agreement, according to the Los Angeles city...
From: Orange County Register | By: By THUC NHI NGUYEN | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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ORANGE – An American flag was draped over the body of a deceased Marine late Wednesday morning after he crashed into a concrete rail on a freeway, officials said. The Marine in his mid-20s was driving a 1991 Honda CR-X and going about 65 mph when......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ALYSSA DURANTY | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – In a move local environmentalists are hailing as a “milestone resolution,” the Bolsa Chica Land Trust has entered an agreement to purchase the final 11.1 acres of disputed property in the Bolsa Chica wetlands. The Bolsa Chica......
From: Orange County Register | By: By GREG MELLEN | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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A group of red crabs washed up under the pier in Seal Beach on Wednesday morning -- a sight once rare but becoming more common as El Nino lingers. The Pleuroncodes planipes, also known as pelagic red crabs or tuna crabs, showed up last January and...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAYLAN CONNELLY | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Wal-Mart Stores will begin deploying employees to all its entrances and exits in a move to deter shoplifters and improve customer service, reviving a door-greeter program that had languished in recent years. Greeters will return to Wal-Mart’s U.S.......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The Tribune Publishing Co. says it has rejected Gannett’s more than $388 million bid to buy the business. Last month, Gannett offered to buy the Chicago company — which owns The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers —......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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MILWAUKEE – Facing three games without the designated hitter in Milwaukee, C.J. Cron had to wait patiently for his chance to contribute. He made it count. Cron, limited to one pinch-hit appearance each day of the series, drove in the go-ahead run......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF FLETCHER | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Could San Clemente quarterback Jack Sears follow his predecessor, Sam Darnold, to USC? That became a more intriguing question Wednesday when the Darnold's Trojans offered rising junior Sears. Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz said that Sears...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The most expensive home on the market in Newport Beach is under construction. Set on a coveted, oceanfront parcel in Corona del Mar's Shorecliffs, the 13,000-square-foot, three-level residence by architect Geoff Sumich hit the Multiple Listing...
From: Orange County Register | By: MARILYN KALFUS | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Production of the 500-euro banknote is being discontinued amid concerns it had become too popular among crooks and money launderers. The European Central Bank, the monetary authority for the 19 countries that use the shared currency, made the...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Do you have the perfect zombie limp-and-leg-drag routine down? Can you moan, growl, snarl and convince unsuspecting victims that you are indeed the dangerous, rotting, blood-thirsty and guts-hungry undead? Your talents may finally be used for...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Nashville songwriter Chris Waters Dunn penned nine No. 1 hits – a couple recorded by superstars Tim McGraw and Tanya Tucker – before quitting the scene to move back to his hometown of San Antonio. Now he’s singing the praises of authentic...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ANNE VALDESPINO | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Sunday Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch: Celebrate your family’s leading lady and enjoy brunch with spectacular ocean views in Mar Vista’s Grand Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun activities for the kids, mothers will receive a special gift....
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Old Crow Smokehouse at Pacific City in Huntington Beach is a sports bar by day and a honky-tonk by night. Throughout the afternoon, nearly a dozen televisions are tuned to every sport imaginable, from professional baseball to college wrestling and...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BRAD A. JOHNSON | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Although I have repeatedly called Noah Blöm one of the most innovative and ambitious chefs in Orange County, I have also repeatedly criticized him for refusing to serve desserts at Arc, his flagship restaurant where everything is cooked in the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BRAD A. JOHNSON | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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For the second consecutive year, the Dodgers have suspended minor league shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the season for violating his contract. The 26-year-old, who was on the roster of Double-A Tulsa, has three years and $13...
From: Orange County Register | By: By J.P. HOORNSTRA | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Holy smokes, American politics is getting crazy. Check here for updates all day for what the candidates (those still campaigning, anyway) are up to. AND THEN THERE WAS ONE Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled the plug on his campaign...
From: Orange County Register | By: STAFF | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The Philharmonic Society of Orange County managed to nab the New York Philharmonic for one of only four concerts it will play on a quick tour of California this week (Los Angeles doesn’t get one). The country’s oldest orchestra, founded during...
From: Orange County Register | By: By TIMOTHY MANGAN | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday. The recall expansion......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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William H. Gross, as prominent a stamp collector as he is a bond investor, has just sold a sizable chunk of his stamp collection — netting $4.5 million. Gross, who says he has spent more than $100 million on his collection since the early 1990s,...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LANDON THOMAS Jr. | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Annabella Kumar took up cooking when she was 5 years old, watching with awe as her grandmother prepared meals and baked cupcakes with her. Following her heart, Kumar has since read books, watched cooking shows and taken lessons to hone her skills....
From: Orange County Register | By: By TOMOYA SHIMURA | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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GARDEN GROVE – A cloud of smoke blanketed a parking lot and nearby street Wednesday morning after a seafood restaurant caught fire, causing several agencies to battle the flames for nearly three hours. The fire started around 3:20 a.m. inside Claws......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ALYSSA DURANTY | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The Newport Beach Film Festival wrapped up a 17th year Thursday, with attendance of 50,000, a bit of a dip from 2015. Despite a decrease in attendance from last year’s 55,000, this year saw a record number of sold-out shows. Screenings were added......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ANTONIE BOESSENKOOL | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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SANTA ANA – Seven Muslim women who say they were racially targeted and humiliated at a popular Laguna Beach restaurant announced Tuesday that they filed a civil rights lawsuit this week against the restaurant chain. The women, represented by three......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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A convicted child molester released from a California state mental hospital is facing a federal charge of possessing child pornography in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Alan Thomas Rigby, 68, was convicted in Orange County in 1989 of molesting 17...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KELLY PUENTE | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Tanya Garcia took an interest in automotive repair as a young girl watching her dad and other men in her Santa Ana neighborhood work on their cars. It’s what drove her to transfer from Godinez High after her freshman year to Valley High, where she......
From: Orange County Register | By: By THERESA WALKER | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The company overseeing development of about 40,000 new homes at the Orange County Great Park, Newhall Ranch and at two San Francisco projects announced a reorganization Wednesday designed to streamline its operation. An agreement effective Monday...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF COLLINS | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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DANA POINT – Key arguments by proponents of Measure H, an effort to get voter approval on any development changes in the city’s Lantern District plan, have been removed from June sample ballots due out this week after supporters of a competing...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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WASHINGTON – U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could be weighing on hiring. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses......
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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You don’t have to be a Kentucky Derby trivia expert to know California-based horses have historically fared well in America’s most famous horse race, including three of the past four winners of the Run for the Roses. I’ll Have Another (2012),......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ART WILSON | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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SANTA ANA – Seniors from the Santa Ana Unified School District who attend their hometown community college will receive free tuition for the first year. Beginning with incoming college freshmen in September, Santa Ana Unified grads who enroll in...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ROXANA KOPETMAN | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Three things we learned from Tuesday’s swim prelims: 1. Kate Krolikowski and Woodbridge are more than just darkhorse contenders in Division 1: The Warriors’ junior blasted county-leading times in the 200 (1:48.22) and 500-yard (4:50.59)...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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US Lacrosse Southern Section Playoffs Orange County Bracket First Round BOYS SANTA MARGARITA 14, JSERRA 10 TRABUCO HILLS 13, NEWPORT HARBOR 2 CORONA DEL MAR 14, YORBA LINDA 3 TESORO 5, EL TORO 4 (3OT) GREAT OAK 15, BECKMAN 2 ST. MARGARET’S 16,...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The pairings for the boys and girls lacrosse playoffs. Southern Section Lacrosse Championships THURSDAY SECOND ROUND (start times will be updated) BOYS No. 8 Tesoro at No. 1 Corona del Mar No. 5 Great Oak at No. 4 Santa Margarita No. 6 San Clemente......
From: Orange County Register | By: DAMIAN CALHOUN | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Let’s be clear: Cinco de Mayo is not a major holiday south of the border. Years ago, margarita-thirsty Americans took Mexico’s military victory over the French – the Battle of Puebla in 1862 – and turned it into an excuse for celebrating with......
From: Orange County Register | By: By Nancy Luna and Brad A. Johnson | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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SEAL BEACH – The mystery of John Donnelly’s death is growing. On Tuesday, friends of the Seal Beach local who died in a fire early Saturday morning – a former special-education teacher they described as dedicated to helping veterans and animals......
From: Orange County Register | By: By SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Orange County sheriff’s officials testified Tuesday they have uncovered dozens of pages of notes kept by deputies that should have been turned over before the double murder trial of community theater actor Daniel Wozniak. Sgt. Kirsten Monteleone,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TONY SAAVEDRA and KELLY PUENTE | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Sage Hill’s pitcher lived up to his name. Brett Super threw a two-hitter Tuesday in Sage Hill’s 2-0 win over Crean Lutheran in an Academy League baseball game at Sage Hill. Super has been superior before. A junior right-hander, Super is 9-0 with......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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FULLERTON - For a team that has struggled in the Freeway League, the Troy offense seemed to have the number of rival Fullerton on Tuesday at Fullerton High. The Warriors scored runs in the first and fourth innings, and senior Miranda Trinidad...
From: Orange County Register | By: By RACHAEL GARCIA | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Trabuco Hills boys lacrosse coach Eric Bassett didn’t like the way his team started its first-round game in the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section championships on Tuesday. The Mustangs didn’t score their first goal until late in the first period and......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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BOYS SWIMMING Freeway League Prelims Academy League Prelims 200 free (1:47.50) -- Kao (SH) 1:46.51; 200 IM (2:02.90) -- Frausto (Troy) 1:59.76; Chao (CL) 2:00.54; Schreiber (CL) 2:00.86; Moran (Son) 2:02.13; 50 free (23.20) -- Slope (SH) 22.42; Prado......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Academics always come first, and with AP exams taking place at Edison High on Tuesday afternoon, the Chargers softball team was facing a must-win situation with two of its top players – Kiana Pancino and Riley Wester – hitting the books. Thrust......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KENNY CONNOLLY | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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SANTA ANA – As it grapples with the high cost of police response to illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July, Santa Ana said Tuesday it’s considering implementing a fee – and to the delight of nonprofits, it may not fall entirely on their backs.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JESSICA KWONG | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The women file into the gym, most in their late 40s to early 60s and most Asian American, every one of them eager for tipoff. It’s a Sunday morning at a high school in Huntington Beach, but these women have been playing basketball in gyms like...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MIRIN FADER | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Newly filed fundraising documents reveal which candidates for Orange County supervisor and four state Legislature seats have separated themselves from the pack for the June 7 primary election. In these competitive races, the current fight is to...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JORDAN GRAHAM, TOMOYA SHIMURA | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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