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As foreign investors continue to seek property in the U.S. housing market, websites Zillow and Leju Holdings are partnering to create an online gateway to bring more information to homebuyers in China. Leju, a real estate services subsidiary of...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KEVIN SABLAN | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Midway through Beck's transcendent performance for a tiny but packed audience of KCRW fans and contest winners at legendary producer Bob Clearmountain's Apogee Studios in Santa Monica, the singer/songwriter/iconoclast sat down with Morning Becomes...
From: Orange County Register | By: JEFF MILLER, CONTRIBUTING WRITER | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Orange County saw a continued recovery in the local auto business last year, with sales, parts and other services contributing $10 billion to the local economy, an 11 percent increase over 2012, the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KEVIN SABLAN | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Two Los Angeles ad agencies are feuding over a recent Taco Bell TV advertisement that features a slew of men named Ronald McDonald as they chow down on the chain’s new breakfast offerings. The founder of Secret Weapon Marketing asserted in media...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, April 18, 2014
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LA MIRADA - A knee injury and one of the biggest junior golf tournaments on the schedule prevented two of Sunny Hills’ best players from teeing off in Thursday’s Freeway League match at La Mirada Golf Course. That allowed a freshman to show his......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN DOTTORE | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Own a piece of “The Rock.” That was the Wednesday morning wake-up call put out by Andre Carpiac, majority owner of Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, to investors to raise $1.5 million – or more – through a crowdfunding offer by the Beverly...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, April 18, 2014
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EL SEGUNDO – Many times during his seven seasons in Los Angeles, Pau Gasol wondered if his last day as a Laker had come. There have been countless rumors and one actual trade: the infamous, vetoed Chris Paul deal of 2011. There was the night at the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BLL ORAM | Friday, April 18, 2014
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DETROIT – Of all the elements of the young Angels season that have not gone according to expectations, there might be nothing as surprising as this: It took Mike Trout 14 games to even attempt a stolen base. This is a guy, after all, who stole 49......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Friday, April 18, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO – Hyun-Jin Ryu is so far from home – maybe every game feels like a road game. Ryu extended his road scoreless streak with another seven shutout innings Thursday afternoon as the Dodgers avoided a sweep in San Francisco with a 2-1...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Friday, April 18, 2014
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SAN JOSE – The power went out before the game. The Kings, collectively, blew a fuse in the first period. The Kings hit with aplomb Thursday night, but they couldn’t skate, shoot or defend with much acumen. That’s why this first-round playoff...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RICH HAMMOND | Friday, April 18, 2014
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SANTA ANA – A son cried out, “Why papa, why?” from the spectator gallery after a jury found that his father paid to have his wife of 24 years killed in 2004, finding him guilty Thursday of special circumstances murder. Sobbing uncontrollably...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY VIK JOLLY | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Clutch hitting, solid fielding and superb pitching has been a calling card for the Huntington Beach baseball team all season long. The Oilers were able to string together those three components Thursday night in the Hard 9 National Classic title game......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANTONIO MORALES | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Being the three-time defending champs in the Century League, Esperanza’s softball team clearly has a target on its back. On Tuesday, the second-ranked Aztecs grinded out a one-run win over Villa Park, and on Thursday they found themselves right...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Taking a look around Orange County high school sports: • Another University tennis player will try to make Ojai Tournament history when the event starts Wednesday. Uni’s Drew Dawson attempts to become the first three-time boys doubles champion...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Friday, April 18, 2014
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LA MIRADA – A knee injury and one of the biggest junior golf tournaments on the schedule prevented two of Sunny Hills’ best players from teeing off in Thursday’s Freeway League match at La Mirada Golf Course. That allowed a freshman to show his......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAMIAN DOTTORE | Friday, April 18, 2014
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BUENA PARK – Crews on Thursday extinguished an apartment fire in Buena Park that caused $175,000 in damage and left one resident hospitalized with burn injuries. Firefighters responded shortly before 3:45 p.m. to reports of a kitchen fire that had......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SEAN EMERY | Friday, April 18, 2014
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After the Easter sermons this weekend at Hollywood High School, pastor Rick Warren will move the permanent home of his Saddleback LA church to the Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Boulevard. The Palladium, an art deco building built and funded in 1940......
From: Orange County Register | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The owner of a Lake Elsinore exotic animal business – where thousands of dead or dying rats and reptiles were found in revolting conditions after an undercover investigation by animal-rights activists – has avoided jail time but was ordered to...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH BURGE | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The aerospace union that represents an estimated 1,000 workers on Boeing Co.’s dying C-17 cargo jet program in Long Beach rejected a proposed contract because of cuts to pension and medical benefits, union officials announced Thursday. The...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PAT MAIO | Friday, April 18, 2014
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ANAHEIM – Stress? This isn’t stress. These are skilled professionals working in front of Frederik Andersen, clearing his rebounds, blocking shots with their feet and faces, hoisting opponents out of your sight lines. Andersen, the Ducks’ rookie......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARK WHICKER | Friday, April 18, 2014
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When Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton went looking for a challenge for this season he settled on a beast. The 400-meter hurdles. Eaton, the 2012 Olympic and 2013 World champion in the decathlon, makes his 400 hurdles debut at the Mt. SAC...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT M. REID | Friday, April 18, 2014
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ANAHEIM – Just as a collective gasp came from an overflow Honda Center crowd the moment a speeding puck hit the captain’s face Wednesday night, the Ducks let out an equally sizable sigh of relief one day later. A slap shot left Ryan Getzlaf with......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC STEPHENS | Friday, April 18, 2014
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LAGUNA NIGUEL – City facilities can be rented for ongoing religious services under new policies adopted Tuesday. The new rental policies will apply to rooms at Crown Valley Community Park and Sea Country Senior & Community Center and, on weekdays,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOHN WILKINSON | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Major League Baseball finally has instant replay, and no one seems happy about it. Managers are infuriated. Players are dumbfounded. Fans are frustrated. I get all that. But everyone needs to stop focusing on the little picture displaying the replay......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MICHAEL LEV | Friday, April 18, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO – My sources in the Mexican drug cartel have seemed to dry up, and while I saw Cuba from a cruise ship a few years back, I couldn’t get it to stop. I never got the chance to meet the helmsman from the boat that got Yasiel Puig out......
From: Orange County Register | By: By T.J. SIMERS | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Just like at churches, local parks’ staff say attendance is highest on Easter Sunday, so Orange County park-goers will pay a premium with one-day higher parking fees. Last year, nearly 10,000 people packed Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Friday, April 18, 2014
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By the middle of the lunch hour on a recent weekday, the line at Pink’s already has stretched past the length of the building. Yet no one seems to mind the wait. The line moves faster than it looks like it would. There’s almost a party...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANTONIE BOESSENKOOL | Friday, April 18, 2014
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sunday 20th Sunday Afternoon Family Time – Earth Day Drumming Circle: Join Cynthia Callard, senior art instructor and amazing face painters for quality family time. Art Project: “Triptyche With Trees.” Recommended for ages 2-8 years, parents...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Huntington Beach. The crash was reported at 1:33 p.m. at the intersection of Newland Street and Yorktown Avenue, said Huntington Beach police Lt. Gary Faust .......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that an Anaheim man’s First Amendment rights were not violated when his speech drew strong reactions at Orange County Board of Supervisors meetings. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also upheld a board...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC HARTLEY | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Cardiologists and heart surgeons at Hoag Hospital spent most of the day on April 11 learning how to implant a recently approved nonsurgical heart valve, so they could add a new option for patients who are too sick to have their chests cut open. Then......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BERNARD J. WOLFSON | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A three-story, oceanfront house evoking a giant sandcastle in Sunset Beach is for sale at $10.8 million. The 8,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, limestone mansion boasts parapets, turrets & Gothic arches. The fanciful house first took shape as a sketch......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The 16-team Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions begins Friday at Santa Barbara High. Newport Harbor and fourth-ranked Esperanza are competing from the county. Here is a look at the first-round matches: Top Half Buchanan vs. Santa Ynez Mountain View......
From: Orange County Register | By: DAMIAN CALHOUN | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO - Hyun-Jin Ryu extended his road scoreless streak with another seven shutout innings as the Dodgers avoided a sweep in San Francisco with a 2-1 victory over the Giants ON Thursday afternoon. The Dodgers lost the first two games of the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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GIRLS WATER POLO CENTURY LEAGUE (Div. 1) MVP: Cana Manzella, Foothill, Jr. First Team: Emily Konishi, Foothill, Jr.; Sydney Groot, Foothill, Sr., Julia Sellers, Foothill, Jr.; Jena Jekums, Canyon, Jr.; Julia Van Marter, Canyon, Jr.; Marcela Portales,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Cal State Fullerton placed baseball coach Rick Vanderhook on paid administrative leave, the school said Thursday in a release. "The University has received allegations that it is obligated to review," the release said. The Titans open a series...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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I love going to San Diego. We’re lucky to have a world-class vacation getaway so close by. And spring is a great time to go, before the Midwest empties out and everyone there arrives during the summer, driving up prices and increasing crowds. You......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARLA JO FISHER | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Software and medical devices, two of the hottest sectors in the region, attracted the majority of investor dollars locally during the first quarter, according to a report released Friday from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LILY LEUNG | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Not surprisingly, shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not in the Dodgers' lineup for the series finale against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. Ramirez took a fastball off the left hand during the seventh inning Wednesday night. X-rays......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Sign-ups on the Covered California health insurance exchange surged toward the end of an extended enrollment period, hitting a single-day high of 50,000 on Tuesday, the closing date, and ending at nearly 1.4 million, exchange officials said Thursday.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BERNARD J. WOLFSON | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The U.S. surf team had more finalists than any of 32 teams Sunday at the ISA World Junior Championships – only to see Hawaii take home the gold. The U.S. had four finalists compared to two for Hawaii after a week of surf at Salinas, Ecuador. But...
From: Orange County Register | By: By FRED SWEGLES | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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LAKE FOREST – A man suspected of choking a 28-year-old woman until she blacked out Wednesday evening was arrested Thursday morning, authorities said. Marco Antonio Flores, 30, was taken into custody shortly before 10 a.m. after a police search that......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH DE CRESCENZO | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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For a fistful of years, Revolver Magazine’s annual Golden Gods bash has honored the best and biggest names in heavy rock while also paying homage to industry legends and spotlighting rising talents. The sixth annual red-carpet event, taking place......
From: Orange County Register | By: KELLI SKYE FADROSKI, STAFF WRITER | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Newport Beach police detectives could submit a case to the Orange County district attorney’s office next week in the Corona del Mar High School cheating scandal. The Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, an FBI lab in Orange,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY AMY SENK | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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UCLA may have lost its floor general and its best young phenom to the NBA, but its leading scorer will remain in Westwood for at least one more year, the Register has confirmed. Jordan Adams, who led the Bruins with 17.4 points per game last season,......
From: Orange County Register | By: RYAN KARTJE | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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ANAHEIM - Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf suffered a deep facial laceration when he was hit by a slap shot Wednesday, but the Ducks said Thursday that X-rays were negative and he is expected to play in Game 2 on Friday against the Dallas Stars. Getlzaf...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC STEPHENS | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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CATALINA ISLAND – The shaggy-headed bison looked downright laconic as they lounged near a watering hole – then a soft “crack” from a rifle, and the deed was done. A contraceptive dart struck the rump of a bison cow, making her trot a few...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PAT BRENNAN | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei today was named MaxPreps.com's national high school boys basketball player of the year. Johnson led Mater Dei to a 35-0 record, to CIF section and state championships and was a major reason -- or the major reason -- Mater......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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ORANGE – Since his battle with leukemia began in 2009, Diego Alcala has enjoyed his big sister’s steadfast support. Marina Alcala, 26, has surprised him with a little bit of everything – balloons, cards, movies, trips to Newport Beach and to...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MATT HANLON | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – A 44-year-old bicyclist died after she was struck by a truck Wednesday night, according to officials. The collision happened about 8:15 p.m. near Adams Avenue and Ranger Lane. Police identified the bicyclist as Kathy Sieberhein......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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