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Name: 82 Job: Sole owner, chairman of The Irvine Co. Bio: He is the wealthiest U.S. real estate mogul, with a fortune valued by Forbes at $15 billion. He’s also one of the most generous philanthropists. Bren has controlled for nearly four decades a......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JONATHAN LANSNER | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Three people in Orange County were hospitalized last month with a type of botulism likely contracted from injecting contaminated black tar heroin, the Health Care Agency said Wednesday. All three adults had wound botulism, one of three kinds of...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JENNA CHANDLER | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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I knew it was coming. My boyfriend, Tim, and I have been dating for over a year. Both of us have two kids each – his are ages 6 and 8, and mine are 10 and 13. We began the process of “blending” our families at Christmastime last year and things......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SUZANNE BROUGHTON | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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This is a first: state-controlled media members from communist Cuba asking independent American journalism students from Orange County about their craft. The blitz of questions to the reporters and editors of The Daily Titan newspaper at Cal State...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ROXANA KOPETMAN | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Four members of Mater Dei's CIF Division 1 runner-up boys water polo team have committed to four-year schools, Monarchs coach Chris Segesman reports. All-CIF attackers Nick Lavayan and Matt Payne have committed to USC and Princeton, respectively,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Mission Viejo offensive lineman Izrael Castellanos (6-5, 275) has committed to New Mexico of the Mountain West, Diablos football coach Bob Johnson reports. Castellanos played guard and tackle for the CIF West Valley Division champions and helped......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Speedy Santa Margarita wide receiver Kyle Sweet (6-1, 190) has committed to Washington State, according to his Twitter handle. Sweet follows the path of former Santa Margarita receiver River Cracraft, who recently finished his sophomore season with......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, December 19, 2014
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SANTA ANA - Consider Group C the “Group of Death” in the Mater Dei Premier Invitational. Cathedral Catholic of San Diego and Aliso Niguel – ranked Nos. 1 and 4 in the state by Top Drawer Soccer – lead a group that includes Villa Park and...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, December 19, 2014
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CIF STATE FOOTBALL BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW Division IV Bowl Game St. Margaret’s (15-0) vs. Central Catholic of Modesto (11-3) Where, when: StubHub Center, Carson, Friday, 4 p.m. TV: TWC Community On the web: TWCcommunity.com (live streaming)...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Santa Ana Valley’s best offense Thursday was its defense. The Falcons’ girls water polo team used a tight press to spark a potent counterattack that charted the course for a 17-7 victory at Garden Grove in a duel of CIF-SS Division 7 contenders.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, December 19, 2014
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TORRANCE - Disruption was the name of the game Thursday night. The No. 8 Santa Margarita girls basketball team tried to limit standout West Torrance sophomore forward Jasmine Jones with a zone defense and the Warriors blanketed the Eagles with an...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEREMY BALAN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Age: 32 Role: Beach volleyball player; teams with Kerri Walsh Jennings in national and international competition. Bio: A graduate of Newport Harbor High, where she won indoor volleyball state championships in 1998 and 1999. Played at USC, winning...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEREMY BALAN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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As the tangible, statistical résumé for Mike Trout grows, some of the people who work with him are still most impressed by the qualities that don’t show up on the baseball field.Imagine the Angels’ 23-year-old superstar taking a moment from...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Age: 49 Job: Director and CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art Bio: Born in Virginia and schooled in North Carolina, Smith is one of the few museum directors whose training is in art history and museum curation as opposed to business. He spent six......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY AMERICA HERNANDEZ | Friday, December 19, 2014
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How much money will you make next year?Yeah, I wouldn’t know the answer to that, either.Projecting your income for the coming year has become a confounding but critical exercise in determining your eligibility for tax credits from Covered...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY EMILY BAZAR | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Age: 61 Job: Associate veterinarian at the Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis; co-principal investigator of the Southern California Puma Project Bio: Vickers, a longtime Orange County resident, tracks the population of mountain lions in the Santa Ana......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY AARON ORLOWSKI | Friday, December 19, 2014
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LAS FLORES – Ten steps, then a pause.Furrowing his brow in concentration, Octavio Nieto, 17, lifts his left sneaker off the classroom’s beige carpet for another step.Surrounded by his peers and educators, the Tesoro High School senior is forgiven......
From: Orange County Register | Friday, December 19, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Don’t call it a comeback. Call it two. Embarrassed two nights earlier, when they coughed up a third-period lead and allowed four consecutive goals, the Kings sat in a three-goal hole before the end of the first period Thursday...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RICH HAMMOND | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Brace yourselves, California business types: The federal unemployment taxes you’ll pay in 2015 will be more than quadruple what you paid just a few years ago.Several hundred thousand employers in the Golden State will kick $1.3 billion into the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TERI SFORZA | Friday, December 19, 2014
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FULLERTON – If the Cal State Fullerton basketball team wants to string together some victories, now is the time. After playing nine of their first 11 games on the road, the young Titans opened a season-long, four-game homestand on Thursday against......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LOU PONSI | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Nine Orange County hospitals are being penalized by the federal government for having high rates of infections and other patient injuries, records released Thursday show. In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JORDAN RAU | Friday, December 19, 2014
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As he backpedaled to his team’s 35-yard line, eyes locked on the sky-high punt, Nick Shanks had no idea what he would be confronted with in the coming seconds. He took his eyes off the ball to glance back to the field, and he saw racing toward him......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In the beginning, there was Brady Lock. He was St. Margaret’s first football coach. Lock started the program in 1985. The Tartans played 8-man football. Today, St. Margaret’s is one of Orange County’s more consistent winners in 11-man football.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Friday, December 19, 2014
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DENVER – It seems like everyone has their theories. There’s the championship coach who thinks the best thing to do is get into town as close as possible to game time. There’s the NBA vet who thinks a massive intake of water is the way to go....
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A group that hopes to prevent San Clemente from losing its hospital emergency room is planning a rally for 8 a.m. Saturday at the San Clemente Pier, urging all who attend to wear a red shirt for a photo to be circulated on social media.The group...
From: Orange County Register | By: By FRED SWEGLES | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Two Costa Mesa councilmen said Thursday that their families have been troubled by the actions of two private investigators recently charged with harassing the officials in 2012.Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer held a press...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JORDAN GRAHAM | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Two days after President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill, a group of conservative voters from Orange County and the Inland Empire knocked on the doors of four Republican Congressmen who helped make that possible.They wanted to let their...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ROXANA KOPETMAN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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SAN CLEMENTE – San Clemente is not used to being in this position, still trying to learn the system almost a month into the boys soccer season. After losing four returning starters to the academies, the Tritons are an inexperienced bunch, lacking......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN DOTTORE | Friday, December 19, 2014
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday night. Todman’s first carry was the biggest play......
From: Orange County Register | Friday, December 19, 2014
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After a bizarre week of waiting, the Dodgers’ deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego was finally made official Thursday night. Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz will become Padres, and $32 million of the Dodgers’ money will be sent to San......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Friday, December 19, 2014
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MONTREAL – Matt Beleskey isn't just having a career year for the Ducks. The winger is also winning games for them. Beleskey continued his breakout season with the winning goal in the third period to lift the Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC STEPHENS | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The best girls basketball player in the nation played up to that title on the biggest early-season stage Thursday. Standout Mater Dei senior Katie Lou Samuelson tied a school record with 41 points and set a school record with 10 made 3-pointers in a......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEREMY BALAN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Oh, for a simpler time, when we weren’t ruled by technology, and down-to-Earth pleasures made us happy. I was there a few weeks ago, when my condominium was without electricity for nearly 24 hours. It was not fun. The adventure began several weeks......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAVID MEDZERIAN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Tom Mauk, who resigned in 2012 as Orange County's CEO, will lead the city of West Covina as city manager while that city searches for a permanent manager. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has the story on Mauk's hiring for the interim post in West...
From: Orange County Register | By: STAFF | Friday, December 19, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Nelson Agholor was concluding an interview with a reporter Thursday when USC receivers coach Tee Martin interjected. “He told me he’s staying today,” Martin said. “You heard him,” Agholor added. They were joking, of course.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Friday, December 19, 2014
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After a bizarre week of delays and speculation, the Dodgers' deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego will finally be made official Thursday night, according to multiple reports. Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz will become Padres, and $32...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Traditional Indian weddings stretch across several days and require multiple outfits, typically saris for women. It can get expensive, especially for college students on a budget. Twin sisters Riddhi and Siddhi Khara were in this predicament, each...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY HEATHER SKYLER | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Southwest Airlines will begin flying next June to two new nonstop destinations out of John Wayne Airport: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Austin, Texas.The service expansion was made possible by an October decision from the Orange County Board of...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLIE MEJDRICH | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Q. Hi Honk. Why isn’t the curb on each side of a fire hydrant painted red, so the area is kept clear for fire-engine access?– Chuck Rivkin, IrvineA. Cities don’t have to paint curbs near hydrants, and sometimes choose not to because of the cost......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM RADCLIFFE | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A state-of-the-art pet resort opened this week in Irvine. Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort & Veterinary Center isn’t the Four Seasons for the four-legged – it’s a lot more than that, founder Dr. John Boyd said. The 25,000-square-foot center, which is......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOANNA CLAY AND NANCY LUNA | Friday, December 19, 2014
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More than 30 years after Brian Setzer’s riffs were first pressed to wax, the prolific guitarist, singer and bandleader is still finding inspiration in vinyl records. Cranking up an old record on his stereo spinning platter impressed his daughter so......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY VANESSA FRANKO | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Ryan Bolden, a former top draft pick of the Angels, was killed in a shooting at an apartment complex in Atlanta on Wednesday night, according to reports. Bolden, who was 23, was reportedly killed after an altercation that began with children arguing......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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EL SEGUNDO – Even with 57 games to go, Lakers fans might be ready for this season to end and transition into the summer’s free agency, when the team will get another chance to reshape its roster. But gaze a little further into the future, 2016.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL ORAM | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Newport Harbor girls water polo coach Bill Barnett said he will feel sentimental Friday when he participates in his final nonleague Battle of the Bay clash against rival Corona del Mar. But the retiring, legendary coach will likely keep his emotions......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Planning Commission gave the go-ahead for a developer to transform a vacant boat storage lot in the city’s Town Center into a potential bank or other commercial property. Located at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Del Prado Avenue, the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KELLY ZHOU | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A 70-year-old man was killed after being struck Wednesday by a pickup near the 91 freeway in Buena Park, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on the Orangethorpe Avenue on-ramp leading to the eastbound...
From: Orange County Register | By: SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A winning $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in La Habra, Lottery officials said Thursday, but the winner hasn't stepped forward yet. The winning ticket correctly matched five of six numbers – 22, 31, 38, 47 and 48 – and is worth $1,006,485. It......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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She has fought advocates on both sides of the concealed weapons debate; butted heads with one of the largest police unions in California; wrestled with stage three breast cancer and righted a department so troubled that her predecessor was sent to...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TONY SAAVEDRA | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Age: 33 Job: Founder and director of the Orange County chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, principal officer of the Committee to Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative CC. Bio: Attends CSU Fullerton, double...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARTIN WISCKOL | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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OCVarsity's Dan Albano and Orange Lutheran girls water polo coach Steve Carrera preview the Division 1 girls water polo season in the Southern Section. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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