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LOS ANGELES – If Donald Sterling continues his refusal to sell the Clippers, he might be forced to sell a chunk of his real estate holdings to cover $500 million in loans, the chief financial officer for his real estate company said. In his...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY PUENTE AND DAN WOIKE | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Micah Croom, a highly regarded safety, today was accepted at Servite and is enrolling there, Servite athletic director Alan Clinton confirmed today. Croom, 6-foot-1 and 188 pounds, will be a junior this coming school year. He attended Long Beach Poly......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Micah Croom, a highly-regarded safety, today was accepted at Servite and is enrolling there, Servite athletic director Alan Clinton confirmed today. Croom, 6-foot-1 and 188 pounds who will be a junior this coming school year, attended Long Beach Poly......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Micah Croom, a highly-regarded safety, today was accepted at Servite and is enrolling there, Servite athletic director Alan Clinton confirmed today. Croom, 6-foot-1 and 188 pounds who will be a junior this coming school year, attended Long Beach Poly......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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PLA D’ADET, France – Poland’s Rafal Majka led a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, as Vincenzo Nibali took another step toward overall victory. Nibali, who......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JAMEY KEATEN | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Carlos Santana is a spiritual rock star, the kind of man who believes that the universe has a plan for us all and those plans will become clear if we are patient and alert. It’s how the 67-year-old guitarist who plays Verizon Wireless Amphitheater......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PETER LARSEN | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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NEWPORT BEACH – Lakers star Kobe Bryant is buying a Newport Beach office building as his international headquarters. City Council members Tuesday night approved the $5.8 million sale of a 16,550-square-foot office building at 1499 Monrovia Ave. The......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NICOLE SHINE | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting that left a man injured. The incident in the 1900 block of West Myrtle Street was reported around 11:30 p.m., said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. Police found a 20-year-old man shot multiple......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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GARDEN GROVE – Two police officers were seriously injured Tuesday night when they attempted to detain a psychiatric patient, authorities said. At around 11 p.m., officers responded to Nancy’s Guest Village, a care facility in the 13900 block of......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Three Orange County adults who traveled to the Caribbean this year contracted a mosquito-borne virus, which last week was transmitted in the U.S. for the first time in Florida. Dr. Matt Zahn, the county Health Care Agency’s medical director for...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY COURTNEY PERKES | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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For the second season in a row, the Pac-12 media voted UCLA as the favorite to win the Pac-12 South, joining North division favorite Oregon atop the conference's preseason media poll, which was released on Wednesday. A majority of the media (24 of 39......
From: Orange County Register | By: RYAN KARTJE | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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TUSTIN – Amid a series of financial setbacks and struggles, including the depletion of $280,000 in cash reserves, a longtime home for girls with behavioral issues or histories of running away is set to close in the next few weeks. Laurel House...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SHANE NEWELL | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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PASADENA – Luke Shaw, a rising star in the English Premier League, was certain he knew what he was getting into when Manchester United purchased his rights this summer for $46.1 million. Then he arrived in Los Angeles this week. It was in Southern......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT M. REID | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Wearable Tech LA held at the Pasadena Convention Center last week was more circus than tech expo. The daylong event discussing and showcasing wearable technology stretched the meaning of the phrase “wearable tech,” which seems to have been...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARNI USHEROFF | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A Culver City-based software company focused on using big data to improve patient diagnosis and a specialty socks retailer out of San Clemente were among the top recipients of venture-capital backing last quarter in Los Angeles and Orange counties,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LILY LEUNG | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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By the looks of his garage, you’d think Joe Strubbe has competed in county fair competitions his whole life. Hundreds of ribbons hang on the wall beneath boxed-up Christmas decorations and neatly organized tools. They represent his wins at the OC......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAUREN STEUSSY | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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ANAHEIM – A divided City Council on Tuesday voted for a second time to sell up to $300 million worth of bonds to pay for a 200,000-square-foot expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center, with construction now set to begin as soon as October. Prior......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ART MARROQUIN | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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ANAHEIM – The Angels bullpen looks a lot better on the morning of July 23 than it did, say, after April 23, when then-closer Ernesto Frieri turned a three-run ninth-inning lead into a laughable loss in Washington. Now, there’s Huston Street and......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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PITTSBURGH – A man’s mind can wander during a three-hour baseball game – even in the dugout. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he thought Matt Kemp “looked really comfortable” in right field Monday night. It was Kemp’s first start in...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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ANAHEIM – More than a year ago, Baltimore Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman, an Anaheim native, made his first road start in front of family and friends against the Angels and turned in one of the best outings of his career. On that day in May,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DANIEL GALLEN | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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PITTSBURGH – Josh Beckett left the soft underbelly of the Dodgers’ pitching staff exposed. Beckett lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his return from the DL. The four relievers who tried to soak up the innings he left behind allowed eight runs, and the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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ANAHEIM – The Angels want Mike Trout to steal bases, and he wants to steal bases. But he has not been stealing any at all. What gives? Opposing pitchers, according to the Angels. In the longest barren stretch of his major-league career, four weeks......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Mark Lofink has been hired as the girls basketball coach at Canyon, the school announced on July 16. Lofink has been a junior varsity head coach and assistant coach at Orange Lutheran for the past 15 seasons. "Coach Lofink brings a weath of knowledge......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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IRVINE – Led by outside consultants and a powerful political figure, Irvine’s Great Park project squandered millions on a plan without a budget nor a basis in reality, according to testimony by current and former park executives. In depositions......
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LOS ANGELES – The interim CEO of the Clippers testified Tuesday that Coach Doc Rivers plans to quit if Donald Sterling stays on as owner of the team. In Los Angeles Superior Court, Richard Parsons testified that Sterling’s ownership was a...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY PUENTE | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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PITTSBURGH - Josh Beckett couldn't make it through four innings in his return from the DL and the Dodgers went on to lose 12-7 to the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night. Pitching for the first time since July 6, Beckett lasted just 3 2/3 innings and...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A plan to ask Orange County voters to consider changes allowing private contractors to fill county jobs fell flat when three supervisors abstained from voting during Tuesday’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor John Moorlach...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Touring the sports world, here and there ... • Ex-NFL coach Tony Dungy says he would not have drafted openly gay player Michael Sam because that would bring distractions to Dungy’s team. The Dodgers knew distractions would come when they brought......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Artisanal. Handcrafted. Local. Made-to-order. Laid-back. If you’ve checked off all five, then you must be in one of Orange County’s five must-visit shopping and dining venues. Smart and prescient developers are tapping into younger consumers’......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PAUL HODGINS and LISA LIDDANE | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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SANTA ANA – Vanesa Zavala was a scared young woman who’d never been in a fight before and used force only to protect her friend. Or she’s a murderer who took a “cheap shot,” kicking a defenseless woman in the head while she was down. Jurors......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC HARTLEY | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Remember when a Lady Gaga show was an event with a capital E? It still is, of course, to all the Little Monsters, her most die-hard fans and followers, whose flamboyant get-ups made for plenty of fun people-watching before the first of two stops on......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PETER LARSEN | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Construction is expected to start soon on a 52,000-square-foot house in Newport Beach that’s expected to become Orange County’s biggest home. The family that’s building the “Villa de Formosa” mansion held a private ground-breaking ceremony......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF COLLINS | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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An appeals court has reversed a first-degree murder conviction of a man suspected of being involved in a gang confrontation that left one man dead and a juvenile injured. Tien Phuoc Phung was one of several people charged in connection with the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SEAN EMERY | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA – A Laguna Niguel businessman has pleaded guilty to charges related to a series of fraud schemes, including one in which he worked with his criminal defense attorney to defraud banks and the U.S. Small Business Administration of a $4.5...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DENISSE SALAZAR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Joan Marcus-Colvin last heard from her husband via a text message. “Hi Sweetie. Just finished a meeting. Heading home to ride. Xoxo.” She knew where he’d probably be. An avid cyclist, John Greg Colvin, a Laguna Beach resident and Irvine...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MEGHANN M. CUNIFF | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The delicious pies, jams and baked goods are usually the first thing visitors see when they go to the Orange County Fair’s culinary exhibit. Take a step back and the exhibit of the exhibit is a visual delight. Culinary Coordinator Renee Fontes is......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAUREN STEUSSY | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In the wide open Fairview Park, small radio-operated planes soar through the vast expanse of a field running alongside Costa Mesa homes. Men, many retired, some veterans who once flew planes much larger, can be found sitting at a picnic table...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAUREN STEUSSY | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Motorists in Southern California are getting some relief at the pump, as fuel prices have eased in the past two weeks, numbers from the Automobile Club of Southern California show. A gallon of regular, self-serve gas averaged $4.03 in Orange County......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LILY LEUNG | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Asking rents for Southern California apartments continued their ascent into record territory during the second quarter this year, apartment tracker RealFacts reported recently. The average asking rent – or the amount landlords seek from new tenants......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF COLLINS | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Fox's coverage of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game drew its largest audience since 2010, topping last week's prime-time television ratings. The American League's 5-3 victory over the National League July 15 in Minneapolis averaged 11.34...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVEN HERBERT | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Now it’s time to say goodbye ... temp-o-rar-i-ly Bid farewell – but not forever – to one of the best mushroom bisque “cappuccinos” in Orange County. The critically acclaimed Napa Rose in Anaheim is closing Aug. 2 for a “planned...
From: Orange County Register | By: By Nancy Luna and Heather Goldin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The District Attorney’s Office has found no criminal wrongdoing by a deputy who shot and killed a knife-wielding 21-year-old man during a confrontation that left three other people with stab wounds. The findings were released Tuesday, four days...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France – Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling’s greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JAMEY KEATEN | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As Taco Asylum goes solo (in terms of ownership), the Costa Mesa restaurant has re-introduced the big gourmet tacos that were initially its signature. “We’ve dialed everything up,” said Ace Patel, who took over sole ownership of the restaurant......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NANCY LUNA | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Gary McKnight of Mater Dei is National High School Coaches Association boys basketball coach of the year, the association announced today. McKnight coached the Mater Dei to their fourth consecutive CIF State championship this past season, his 32nd...
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Santa Margarita co-coaches and brothers Rich and Ron Blanc were named national girls swimming co-coaches of the year by the National High School Coaches Association. The Eagles girls swimming team won its 15th consecutive Trinity League championship......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Moms: How many times have you taken your children to the park so they could play on the monkey bars, and you watched from a park bench while chatting on your cellphone or with another mom? Dads: How many times have your kids wanted to play with you......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY AMY BENTLEY | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Ducks signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract extension, the team announced today. Vatanen, 23, had six goals and 15 assists this past season, his rookie year, with a plus-9 rating in 48 games.He played for his native Finland in the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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California adds to its growing list of state symbols: An official State Amphibian. Bonus: It's the same amphibian Mark Twain wrote about. See Focus on California's newest state symbol.
From: Orange County Register | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA – Authorities investigating a chemical odor at an apartment complex discovered a man’s body in a bedroom on Monday night, after about 60 residents were evacuated to allow a hazardous materials team to search the area. Officers checking......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SEAN EMERY | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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