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For 25 years, Southern California DJ’s Mark and Brian were the highlight of my morning, as was their “You Hate to Hear It” bit about things you wish had never happened, had ended differently or happened to someone other than you. So in homage......
From: Orange County Register | By: LESLIE SARGENT ESKILDSEN | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Some Orange County residences tell compelling stories that transcend the topic of real estate. They are part of the rich fabric of this place and its changing fortunes. The landmark homes featured here couldn't be more different. At the county's...
From: Orange County Register | By: MARILYN KALFUS | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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A lawsuit filed against online real estate website Zillow by one of its Irvine-based sales associates this week accuses the company of failing to pay overtime. That lawsuit – and another claiming the company retaliated against a local whistleblower......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF COLLINS | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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When Leo and Virginia Zlaket began dating nearly 50 years ago, Leo would finish his day’s work at the family store on Historic Main Street and drive to Hollywood. There, he would pick up Virginia. But their dates were a little different: Sure,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRIS HAIRE | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Orange County employers stepped up hiring last month, as the local jobless rate dropped to 5 percent for the first time in more than six years. Construction workers, public school teachers, health care and social workers, along with such business...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARGOT ROOSEVELT | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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1. Mater Dei 26-5 2. Huntington Beach 21-7 3. Corona del Mar 24-6 4. Laguna Beach 25-6 5. Foothill 25-6 6. Orange Lutheran 20-8 7. Santa Margarita 23-7 8. Dana Hills 20-11 9. Servite 19-11 10. El Toro 16-14
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A convicted killer whose original death penalty sentence was overturned on appeal should return to death row, a jury decided on Monday. In 1983, Richard Raymond Ramirez met Kimberly Gonzalez at Mr. Barry's Bar on Westminster Avenue, played pool and......
From: Orange County Register | By: SEAN EMERY | Monday, November 24, 2014
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SAMANTHA SERNA YORBA LINDA CROSS COUNTRY GPA: 4.45 Serna is the captain for this year’s Yorba Linda cross country team. She’s a CIF qualifier in both cross country and track and field. Serna has received the PTSA Academic Mustang Achievement...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Monday, November 24, 2014
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NICO AMENT SERVITE FOOTBALL GPA: 4.32 Ament was one of the standout performers for the Friars this season on the football field. The senior defensive back recorded 93 tackles and five tackles for loss for the Friars. He’s a three-year varsity...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Monday, November 24, 2014
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EL SEGUNDO -- Lakers swingman Xavier Henry could be out for the season after suffering what the team believes was a ruptured Achilles tendon Monday. The injury occurred during a game of three-on-three. Henry was undergoing an MRI early Monday...
From: Orange County Register | By: BILL ORAM | Monday, November 24, 2014
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When 55-year-old Laurie Berger’s Los Angeles-based job moved to Newport Beach, she found the change of address daunting. “We were all worried,” said Berger, the SVP Content Editor-in-Chief of women’s health site LifeScript.com. “... My...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHELSEA SCHREIBER | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Hanley Ramirez isn't coming back to the Dodgers. He's going back to where he started. Multiple reports Monday indicate the free agent shortstop has agreed to a four-year, $88 million deal (with a vesting option for a fifth season that would make it a......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Jack Dodson Laguna Beach The senior utility player scored 10 goals and added three assists and three steals in the semifinals and finals last week to help lead the top-seeded Breakers to the CIF Division 3 title. Dodson scored four goals in a 12-8...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Halland McKenna Sage Hill McKenna had 22 kills, 19 digs and four aces to lead Sage Hill to its second consecutive CIF title in Saturday’s four-set victory over St. Margaret’s. McKenna, who is headed to Stanford, recently broke Sage Hill’s...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A man was arrested Sunday night after police suspect he was drunk when he hit a bicyclist in Fullerton. Leigh Michael Ziegler, 30, was driving shortly after 9 p.m. eastbound in the 700 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue when the mirror of his truck...
From: Orange County Register | By: ALYSSA DURANTY | Monday, November 24, 2014
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post, an administration official confirmed. The departure of Hagel was first reported by the New York Times, which said President Barack Obama would make an announcement later today. Hagel......
From: Orange County Register | By: ASSOCIATED PRESS | Monday, November 24, 2014
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As a diplomat’s son, David A. Herrera traveled the globe. He worked in IT at Ernst & Young in Madrid and at one point owned a limousine company. During the recession of the ’90s Herrera decided he wanted a stable profession. A friend from his......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY HANNAH MADANS | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Orange County’s record low turnout for this month’s general election continues an ongoing trend – as does the record high percentage of mail ballots cast. And the two statistics aren’t unrelated. Among the county’s registered voters, 45...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARTIN WISCKOL | Monday, November 24, 2014
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About a mile down a dirt road in the hills of Trabuco sits one of Orange County’s smallest airports. You can’t catch a flight or even get inside these aircraft. But if you’re there on the right day, you can see some great flying. The airfield,......
From: Orange County Register | By: STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF GRITCHEN | Monday, November 24, 2014
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ANAHEIM – There is being ahead of schedule and then there is the place where Josh Manson is at in his development. Manson is playing 20 minutes – some nights a lot more, others a bit less – every night for the Ducks. The former college standout......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC STEPHENS | Monday, November 24, 2014
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Kobe Bryant’s continued defense of his contract continues to be the most compelling subplot of the NBA season. Like Bryant, his thoughts on stars taking pay cuts in order to build better teams, is polarizing. On one hand, the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Monday, November 24, 2014
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J — Odell Beckham Jr. provided the spectacular, then Tony Romo and Dez Bryant trumped it. Romo threw two touchdown passes to Bryant, the winner from 13 yards with 1:01 remaining, lifting the Dallas Cowboys to a comeback 31-28...
From: Orange County Register | Monday, November 24, 2014
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So far this fire season, Orange County has been lucky. The question now is: Can our luck hold? Even though it’s late November, and some moisture has hit in recent days, the county remains exposed for a potential fire. How exposed? Three years of...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY AARON ORLOWSKI | Monday, November 24, 2014
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LAGUNA WOODS – An 82-year-old man with medical and memory problems was last seen in his home Saturday night, and authorities are asking for the public’s help to find him. Sa K. Lee was last seen in at his home in Laguna Woods at about 10 p.m.,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Two people were killed in two unrelated crashes along the I-5 freeway in Orange County on Sunday morning, officials said. The first crash was reported at 4:30 a.m., when a sedan was seen veering to the right along the southbound lanes of the freeway......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ | Monday, November 24, 2014
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YORBA LINDA – A family of five was displaced after a fire Sunday afternoon caused significant damage to the kitchen and attic of their Yorba Linda home, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the structure fire at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in the...
From: Orange County Register | Monday, November 24, 2014
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – A bank teller is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from elderly bank customers, police said. In one case, authorities allege the Tustin man took nearly $200,000 from a man he befriended while working as a...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SALVADOR HERNANDEZ | Monday, November 24, 2014
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LOS ANGELES - LOS ANGELES -- For just shy of four quarters, the Lakers inability to make baskets at a reasonable clip wasn't that big of a deal. But they missed their final six shots of regulation and couldn't recover in overtime, falling 101-94 to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL ORAM | Monday, November 24, 2014
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SAN DIEGO – Keenan Allen said he didn’t believe he was pressing. Given Sunday’s circumstances, it would have been understandable if he had. Allen was a goat for most of the afternoon. He slipped in the end zone on a Philip Rivers pass that the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM ALEXANDER | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Steve Sarkisian knows that no game means more to USC fans than the UCLA game. He grew up in Torrance rooting for the Trojans and coached at the school for seven seasons before becoming the head coach last December. So Sarkisian understands the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Monday, November 24, 2014
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SAN DIEGO – For the Chargers, this turned into survival, pure and simple. After all kinds of crazy plays, sloppy mistakes and tense moments, Marcus Gilchrist’s interception at the goal line with 56 seconds left sealed a 27-24 victory over the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JIM ALEXANDER | Monday, November 24, 2014
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ANAHEIM -- Patrick Maroon snapped out a season-long slump with his first goal of the season and the Ducks would need it as they held on for a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night. Kyle Palmieri also scored and Frederik Andersen stopped 26......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC STEPHENS | Monday, November 24, 2014
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It was his third straight win over USC, a team that has yet to defeat him, and Jim Mora sat calmly at a podium. He was reserved and to the point; there was no celebrating, no “We own this town” rhetoric, no subtle mudslinging of any sort. In...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RYAN KARTJE | Monday, November 24, 2014
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SAN DIEGO In a game full of crazy twists and turns, Marcus Gilchrist had the capper. The strong safety intercepted journeyman Shaun Hill at the goal line with 56 seconds left to preserve the San Diego Chargers’ 27-24 victory against the St. Louis......
From: Orange County Register | Monday, November 24, 2014
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CARSON – At least for the first leg of its Western Conference Championships series, the Galaxy did just enough Sunday to come away with a positive result. The Galaxy received a second-half goal from Marcelo Sarvas, but failed to give itself some...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAMIAN CALHOUN | Monday, November 24, 2014
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – — If USC was going to beat a team like Penn State, it figured the Trojans would have to have a good shooting day. They didn’t get it. But they almost won anyway. D.J. Newbill came through with 16 of his 22 points in the...
From: Orange County Register | Monday, November 24, 2014
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COSTA MESA – David Patterson of Garden Grove took the tiny hand of his grandson Nico McKenzie, 10 months, and introduced him to the world of powwow dancing at the OC Fair& Event Center during the Southern California Indian Center's 46th Annual...
From: Orange County Register | Monday, November 24, 2014
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Chris Paul stood up off the Clippers bench, towel in his hands, screaming “Come on” at his teammates. Paul had just witnessed another defensive breakdown and another easy bucket for the Grizzlies. Paul, like a lot of the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The girls volleyball season will continue for Mater Dei, Aliso Niguel, Sage Hill, St. Margaret’s and Saddleback Valley Christian with the opening round of the CIF State SoCal Regional Championships. The first round is set for Tuesday night at 7...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAMIAN CALHOUN | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Orange County residents should be on the lookout for fires over the next few days, as a red-flag warning will be in effect Monday morning through Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service said Sunday that a combination of high winds,...
From: Orange County Register | Monday, November 24, 2014
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LA HABRA – 7-Elevens are known for being the ultimate store for convenience – open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But a very inconvenient thing happened to a La Habra 7-Eleven Saturday night, when an elderly woman crashed her car through the......
From: Orange County Register | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” made a surprising comeback Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Well, it was surprising to me, anyway. I never thought I’d see it again after its Los Angeles Opera premiere in 1997. It...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TIMOTHY MANGAN | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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You don’t need an economics degree to know that housing affordability is a challenge in and around Orange County. Another wave of studies depicts the region’s unenviable position of being a significant national laggard in having a plentiful...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JONATHAN LANSNER | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Here are the stat leaders from the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs. RUSHING 1. Humberto Maciel, Westminster 39 carries, 250 yards, 4 TDs 2. Oscar Gomez, St. Margaret's  11 carries, 205 yards, 3 TDs 3. Jordan Antunez, Garden Grove 25 carries, 185......
From: Orange County Register | By: DAMIAN CALHOUN | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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SKYLAR HESS FAIRMONT PREP VOLLEYBALL GPA: 4.4 Hess is a four-year member of the Fairmont Prep varsity volleyball team. The Huskies finished third in the San Joaquin League this season. Hess is currently enrolled in AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP US...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Something happened one night in a Georgia hotel room during the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s spring Praise-a-Thon, involving the 13-year-old granddaughter of the Christian broadcaster’s founders and a 30-year-old man who worked for them. Both......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TERI SFORZA | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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On a recent Wednesday, Sara Aplanalp pulls back an unmarked beige door at the rear of Neiman Marcus Fashion Island. She says hello to a security officer in a black suit as she signs her name on a clipboard. Within moments, she’s on the department......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOANNA CLAY | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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ANAHEIM – By day, county Supervisor Shawn Nelson sees a sand crab when he drives past the new transit hub in his district. By night, he thinks “disco roller rink” when colorful lights illuminate the building. “I don’t think this is what the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ART MARROQUIN | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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This is a story about two snitches, both former leaders of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. Both turned their jail time into a profitable enterprise. As two of the most prolific jailhouse informants in Orange and Los Angeles counties, Raymond Cuevas...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TONY SAAVEDRA | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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IRVINE – A band of brothers will fight for each other. That is the perfect way to describe Laguna Beach’s boys water polo, which battled past third-seeded Montebello for a 12-8 victory in the CIF-SS Division 3 final at Woollett Aquatics Center on......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANDREW TURNER | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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