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An experiment at UC Irvine could offer a solution to a problem that’s holding back the widespread expansion of clean energy – how to store carbon-free power over long periods. Sun, wind, the oceans – all produce renewable, clean power that...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAUREN WILLIAMS | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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After spending millions of dollars modernizing the dated Village at Orange, property owner Vestar has sold it for $84.5 million, a real estate broker announced Wednesday. The deal comes after Phoenix-based Vestar purchased the 855,728-square-foot...
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Homeowners in coastal California cities with higher home prices tend to have lower property tax rates than residents of lower-priced inland cities thanks to Prop. 13, a study by the online real estate site Trulia shows. For example, homeowners in...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF COLLINS | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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You can stay at five-star hotels or you can camp in the dirt, spend like a millionaire or scrimp like a backpacker. But there are certain things you can do to improve your travel experience, and they won’t cost you one dime. Here’s my best...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARLA JO FISHER | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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alet parking. Monogrammed items. VIP rooms with cocktails. Even car detailing. These are just a few services retailers are offering to entice shoppers back to bricks-and-mortar stores. As more customers turn to online shopping, malls are looking for......
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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This is the place to keep track of the updates from tonight's Orange County high school football championship games. Scroll down the page to see where the score updates begin. They will update automatically. OCVarsity will have updates from all four......
From: Orange County Register | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Albert Pujols, who had hoped to finally enjoy an injury-free offseason, underwent surgery on Friday to repair the plantar fascia in his right foot. The rehab time is expected to be four months, which could threaten his availability for opening day.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Now, the new age Mamba. Awesome as Russell Westbrook has been, averaging a triple double later in the schedule than anyone since Oscar Robertson, the only player to do it over a full season ... 55 years ago ... we’ve seen this movie before....
From: Orange County Register | By: MARK HEISLER | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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GARDEN GROVE – Tibor Rubin, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who died last year, may soon get another honor – having the Long Beach Veterans Affairs hospital named after him. The United States House of Representatives this week...
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHRIS HAIRE | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Nearly a month after Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Sandra Dimas is struggling with a heightened mix of anxiety and anger over how and when the president-elect will follow through on a central promise of his campaign: cracking down on illegal......
From: Orange County Register | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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A high wind warning in effect in Orange County until Saturday afternoon won’t prevent crews from beginning the final planned weekend closure for repaving of the westbound 91 Express Lanes starting Friday night. The entire westbound 91 Express Lanes......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JESSICA KWONG | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Irvine-based startup Blossom has been acquired by Ohio-based The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Terms were not disclosed. Blossom, a smart sprinkler system, allows irrigation systems to be controlled through a phone or computer. Blossom and Scotts have...
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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SAN BERNARDINO – Follow along with Southern California News Group staff as they report live from memorials across the Inland Empire reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the San Bernardino terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center. The...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, December 2, 2016
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After his Nov. 27 tweet with allegations of “serious voter fraud” in California and two other states, President-elect Donald Trump has moved on to other matters, including filling out top administration jobs. He offered no evidence to support...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARTIN WISCKOL | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Candice Appleby said she felt like her brain was about to explode. She’s stand-up paddled in humid, muggy places before. But something about that Fijian sun pounding on her, as the wild winds whipped, that forced her down to her knees several...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAYLAN CONNELLY | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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THOUSAND OAKS – The Rams are heading to New England as nearly two-touchdown underdogs. A season-ending injury to the league’s best tight end, it would seem, can only help their chances at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. But the Patriots’...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JACK WANG | Friday, December 2, 2016
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As generations of Americans remember the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Laguna Woods resident Gordon Richiusa will be in Hawaii, showcasing a metal bracelet his father crafted from a downed Japanese plane. Since his father, Salvatore “Sam”...
From: Orange County Register | By: By SHANE NEWELL | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The man held in the fatal shooting of the former NFL standout Joe McKnight in Louisiana admitted to investigators he had pulled the trigger, according to officials, but he was allowed to walk free without charges Friday while they investigated the...
From: Orange County Register | By: DANIEL VICTOR | Friday, December 2, 2016
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NEWPORT BEACH A group opposed to the Museum House luxury condominium project is claiming the City Council’s approval of the building is invalid because it was taken without proper documents required from the Federal Aviation Administration. Members......
From: Orange County Register | By: By LOUIS CASIANO Jr. | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Saturday morning’s celebration of life for longtime Stater Bros. leader Jack H. Brown, will include a flyover by vintage aircraft, according to spokesmen for the San Bernardino-based supermarket chain. Brown died Nov. 13. He was 78. The ceremony...
From: Orange County Register | By: By FIELDING BUCK | Friday, December 2, 2016
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December starts out with a stocking stuffer from Uncle Sam! The Federal Housing Finance Agency or FHFA raised the conventional conforming maximum loan limit for 2017 by $7,100, going from its current $417,000 to $424,100. At least one lender...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF LAZERSON | Friday, December 2, 2016
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NASSAU, Bahamas – Tiger Woods saved par from the dunes with a shot so good that two spectators ran over and scooped up sand for a souvenir. It also served as motivation Friday at the Hero World Challenge. The tee shot on the par-3 eighth that...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, December 2, 2016
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It doesn’t take much to get Brian Setzer in the holiday spirit. For 13 years now, the Stray Cats vocalist-guitarist has taken his annual Christmas Rocks! Tour, featuring his full rockabilly, big band and jump blues-style Brian Setzer Orchestra,...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Friday, December 2, 2016
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A convicted con man who plotted to have FBI agents and federal prosecutors murdered and a judge killed with a wood chipper was sentenced Friday to another 20 years in prison. Jurors in June found John Arthur Walthall guilty of a felony count of...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SEAN EMERY | Friday, December 2, 2016
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One set of holiday shopping stats shows how presidential politics economically divided the nation. President-election Donald Trump won the White House with calls for brash economic reforms. That message resonated with voters, especially in Rust Belt......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JONATHAN LANSNER | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 is an unwieldy beast. It was composed early in his career, and he struggled with it for five years before its 1859 premiere. (He had even bigger problems birthing his first symphony.) What finally got set in...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, December 2, 2016
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“I better win this time,” Orange County chef Shirley Chung proclaims in the first few minutes of the premiere episode of “Top Chef,” which aired Thursday night on Bravo. After finishing fourth in Season 11, the pressure is on for Chung to...
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Friday, December 2, 2016
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If you live in Laguna Beach, Misison Viejo, Tustin, Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo, Orange or San Clemente, prepare to be blown away by today’s weather forecast. Those cities could see 50 to 60 mph winds Friday and early Saturday, Stephen...
From: Orange County Register | By: By SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Friday, December 2, 2016
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A Balboa Peninsula house owned by auto tycoon Fletcher "Ted" Jones Jr. has hit the market at just under $30 million. The 9,478-square-foot house includes an infinity swimming pool facing Newport Harbor and docks that can accommodate two 65-foot...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARILYN KALFUS | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Los Angeles will have a $5.3 billion balanced budget should the city be awarded the 2024 Olympic Games, Los Angeles 2024 officials said Friday. The proposed budget released Friday also includes a $491.9 million contingency fund that covers 10.2...
From: Orange County Register | By: By SCOTT M. REID | Friday, December 2, 2016
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TORONTO – Brandon Ingram was in fourth grade when he met Jerry Stackhouse. A two-time All-Star who spent 18 seasons in the NBA, Stackhouse returned to Kinston, N.C., nearly every offseason to work with the youth in his hometown. Ingram developed an......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK MEDINA | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent from 4.9 percent the previous month, according to new government data released Friday morning. The first employment report after a contentious presidential......
From: Orange County Register | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Country music artist Lee Ann Womack loves to perform in Southern California, especially in the winter. As her tour schedule often takes her to some of the chilliest, snow-covered cities across the U.S., the 50-year-old singer-songwriter said that she......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Ah, to be talented, in demand and a pioneer. To be asked to interview President Barack Obama and invited to grace magazine covers. This is the life of Misty Copeland, 34, ballerina, role model, newlywed and (coming soon) dancewear designer. How...
From: Orange County Register | By: By SHERRY STERN | Friday, December 2, 2016
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SANTA ANA – They are best friends, high school and college football aficionados, and when the pads are on, each other’s stiffest competition. The only real discernible differences between Santa Ana’s Briseno brothers are their jersey numbers on......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, December 2, 2016
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GIRLS WATER POLOFalcon TournamentDay 1 scores (Dec. 1)Valley 15, Godinez 2Ocean View 11, Buena Park 4Valley 5, Ocean View 4Buena Park 9, Godinez 6Aliso Niguel 15, Garden Grove 5Aliso Niguel 15, Santa Ana 5Garden Grove 12, Santa Ana 1Kennedy 8, Costa......
From: Orange County Register | By: DAN ALBANO | Friday, December 2, 2016
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MISSION VIEJO When Capistrano Valley’s defense breaks its huddle in the CIF-SS Division 5 football final, the players will shout a nickname that sounds like a movie reference but instead describes their intent. Dark Side on three! “That’s kind......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Friday, December 2, 2016
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Ondrej Kase scored his first NHL goal, John Gibson made 27 saves, and the Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks, 3-1, on Thursday night. Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Ducks (12-8-4), who have...
From: Orange County Register | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Friday, December 2, 2016
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LAGUNA BEACH – For Daniel Garza, the candlelight celebration at Main Beach was a memorial for himself and many others he knew. Garza, a 16-year AIDS survivor, was among dozens of people who on Thursday joined in a candlelight vigil remembering...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Friday, December 2, 2016
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SAN BERNARDINO – The world knows this city. It’s the city where 14 lives were lost and countless others changed forever, wounded physically or psychologically by the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since Sept. 11, 2001. It’s the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By RYAN HAGEN | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Just like the swallows in San Juan Capistrano, the models of California’s missions have returned to Knott’s Berry Farm after an 18-year absence. On Wednesday, 13 of the restored models went on display, with the other 8 planned for placement over......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK EADES | Friday, December 2, 2016
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DIVISION 2 San Clemente (10-3) vs. Murrieta Valley (11-2) Where, when: Murrieta Valley High, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Live coverage: Fox Sports West Fan info: General admission, $12; students (with valid school ID) and children, $5. Outlook: San Clemente is......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ZACH CAVANAGH | Friday, December 2, 2016
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DIVISION 8 Burbank (10-3) vs. Yorba Linda (11-2) Where, when: Yorba Linda High, Friday, 7 p.m. Live coverage: foxsports.com/west/prepzone Outlook: The Mustangs are making their first CIF finals appearance. Yorba Linda finished second in the Crestview......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Friday, December 2, 2016
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CIF STATE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS DIVISION I Edison (35-8) vs. Menlo-Atherton of Atherton (30-5) Where, when: Santiago Canyon College, Friday, 4 p.m. Fan info: General admission, $12; children, students (w/ASB card) and seniors, $8; parking,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN CALHOUN | Friday, December 2, 2016
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SEAL BEACH – A year after earning runner-up honors, Sunny Hills senior Christie Wan capped her high school career with the ultimate prize, topping Jenna Moustafa of Harvard-Westlake of Studio City, 6-1, 6-3, to win the CIF-SS Individual singles...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, December 2, 2016
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DIVISION 4 Corona del Mar (12-1) vs. Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (12-0) Where, when: Granada Hills High, Friday, 7 p.m. Live coverage: foxsports.com/west/prepzone Fan info: General admission, $12; students (with valid school ID) and children, $5....
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Friday, December 2, 2016
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DIVISION 3 Edison (12-1) vs. La Mirada (11-2) Where, when: La Mirada High, 7:30 p.m. Live coverage: Fox Sports Prime Ticket, 8 p.m. (tape delay) Fan info: General admission, $12; students (with valid school ID) and children, $5. Outlook: The top-two......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, December 2, 2016
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One year ago today, the local chapter of a national Muslim organization found itself thrust into the spotlight. The shooting at San Bernardino’s Inland Regional Center, which left 14 dead and 22 seriously injured, hit close to home for the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DEEPA BHARATH | Friday, December 2, 2016
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NEWPORT BEACH -- Pacific Coast Highway was closed at in both directions indefinitely for a “major traffic collision” as of 7:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Newport Beach Police Department. A motorcyclist crashed with a car in the 1200 block......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JOSHUA SUDOCK | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Mater Dei is averaging 60 points a game in these CIF-SS Southern Section football playoffs. St. John Bosco, Mater Dei’s opponent in the Division 1 championship game Saturday at Angel Stadium, is averaging 50 points a game in the playoffs. Murrieta......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Friday, December 2, 2016
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