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TUSTIN – Domino’s regularly features employees in its national TV ads, and Fue Xiong has long had a goal to be one of them. Xiong, who manages the pizza chain’s Tustin store, finally got his chance. But he’s handling pyrotechnics rather than......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BROOKE EDWARDS STAGGS | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Firework shows will be fervently popping up across Orange County skies Saturday night, but not everyone is a fan of the booming sounds and flashing lights. So for those with pets or nervous children, or just folks generally adverse to the yearly...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MATT LEMAS | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Though the first half of the week was marked by scattered rain storms and lingering humidity, the Fourth of July weekend should be full of sunshine. Temperatures will be anchored in the low- to mid-70s Orange County, with low clouds in the morning...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MATT LEMAS | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Bill Stoneman is going into his job as the Angels' interim general manager with a firm idea of what it isn’t. Namely, that it isn’t going to last long. “It’s not going to be 365 days a year,” Stoneman said Friday. “The job does require...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Chargers announced Thursday afternoon that All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended the first four games of the upcoming season without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Gates, 35, is coming off a......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KYLE GLASER | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Hold off on those obituaries for the Lakers offseason, at least for another day. The 16-time champions may yet have a chance to land LaMarcus Aldridge. The Lakers have seemingly risen from the dead in their pursuit of the four-time All-Star. After......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL ORAM | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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TORRANCE -- Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of corporal injury to spouse on Thursday and will serve up to 90 days in county jail per terms of a plea agreement. Voynov was arrested Oct. 20, 2014, and accused......
From: Orange County Register | By: RICH HAMMOND | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Could the dolphin that jumped into a local family’s boat have been spooked by a chomping shark in the Dana Point Harbor? Or did it think the 21-foot Boston Whaler was the perfect chance to hitch a ride. Most likely, a local marine expert says, it......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAYLAN CONNELLY | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate rose, going to 4.08 percent, 6 basis points higher than last week’s......
From: Orange County Register | By: JEFF LAZERSON | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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SANTA ANA – A 37-year-old man was arrested late Wednesday night after his neighbors claimed he threw an illegal firework taped inside a plastic bottle at a 12-year-old boy. Ryan Matthew Brown was arrested on suspicion of felony use of destructive......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALYSSA DURANTY | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The North has added Mater Dei linebacker Ronald Nickerson (5-10, 210) to its roster for next week's Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game, North coach Mike Enright of Rancho Alamitos announced. The game is July 9 at Orange Coast College at 7:15 p.m.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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For the last two weeks, in the belly of the Art Institute in Santa Ana, eight pastry chefs and assistants have been working their fingers to the bone crafting hundreds of colorful gum paste sugar flowers. About 500 of these flowers – roses, sweet......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DEEPA BHARATH | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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“Prime Suspect” comes to Hulu this month, giving us another venue for watching this landmark British series. Helen Mirren essayed the role of homicide investigator Jane Tennison over a period of 15 years, although only 15 episodes were produced......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL HEWITT | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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If the most adamant opponents to same-sex marriage in the Republican presidential field continue to press their cause through the debates which begin Aug. 6, it will keep a spotlight on an issue many in the GOP would prefer to let fade away. The top......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARTIN WISCKOL | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Will an apology send shoppers back to Whole Foods? The top executives at the grocery chain humorously dubbed “Whole Paycheck” have offered their apologies a week after a New York investigation found the company routinely overcharged for...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY HANNAH MADANS | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Stock Tesla Motors Inc. jumped after the electric-car maker beat its car-sales forecast for the second consecutive quarter with a 52 percent surge in the three months through June. The shares rose 2.1 percent to $274.76 after climbing as much as 4.9......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto,, who resigned Wednesday, is selling his Newport Beach house for $2.99 million. The home went on the Multiple Listing Service a month ago. The 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom house, in the guard-gated Bayshores...
From: Orange County Register | By: MARILYN KALFUS | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Waffles stuffed with Maine lobsters. An American Split doughnut. Red, white and blue bagels and pasta dishes. A blueberry margarita rimmed with red Pop Rocks. Local restaurants are celebrating their patriotism the only way they know how – with...
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Peri Inc., the Irvine-based startup that created the Duo, a two-in-one phone charger and speaker system, has ramped up its product line and updated it website. Its website, myperi.com has shifted from focusing on crowdfunding its Duo device to...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY HANNAH MADANS | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Four finalists are being considered as Anaheim’s chief administrator to oversee day-to-day operations in Orange County’s most populous city. The City Council on Tuesday interviewed at least some of those candidates during a closed-door meeting,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ART MARROQUIN | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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PHOENIX – It’s time for the Dodgers to broaden their horizons. With Brett Anderson going seven strong innings again, the Dodgers reached the finish line of a daunting stretch of their schedule by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-3, Wednesday......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Diane Best and Christopher Lawrence struggled for words Wednesday as they walked along the rubble and ash that once was their remote mountain retreat. This was the couple’s sec-ond trip back to the house after it burned last Thursday. When they...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALI TADAYON | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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ANAHEIM – The reason Jerry Dipoto submitted his resignation as the Angels’ general manager Wednesday is not as simple as an inexorable conflict between baseball’s old and new schools. It cannot be. Because, in the terms of that analogy, Dipoto......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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ANAHEIM – Jered Weaver, rocking back in his clubhouse chair, didn’t like what he was seeing on the room’s flat-screen TVs before Wednesday’s game. The TVs are regularly tuned to MLB Network since players like to watch highlights and keep up......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARCIA C. SMITH | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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California residents reduced their water use by 29 percent in May, the sharpest decline since Gov. Jerry Brown began calling for cuts last year amid the intensifying drought. All regions of the state showed improvement, including Orange County,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JODIE TILLMAN | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Ducks moved quickly to trade for defenseman Kevin Bieksa on Tuesday and they didn’t waste any time in extending his potential stay in their organization. Bieksa and the Ducks agreed on a two-year contract extension worth $8 million on Wednesday......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC STEPHENS | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A conservative talk radio host and Tea Party stalwart is trying to overturn California’s new, strict and controversial vaccine law. Tim Donnelly, a former state assemblyman from San Bernardino who broadcasts online and on local AM radio station...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JENNA CHANDLER | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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It was early morning as Ron Mangill, an Irvine Co. liaison, guided a pair of plumbers up the narrow staircase of a Newport Beach townhouse. The two men made their way up the steps, fresh new toilets slung over their shoulders. “This right here is a......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BIANCA ALMADA and MATT LEMAS | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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FULLERTON – Fullerton boys soccer coach George Shumaker has rarely been in a position such as this before so he thought the Indians’ time in the Sunny Hills Summer League was over. His players had to remind him that they did indeed have one game......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN DOTTORE | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Analyzing Jerry Dipoto’s notable transactions as the Angels’ general manager: Nov. 30, 2011: Acquired C Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies for RHP Tyler Chatwood. Iannetta has been average and the Angels have saved on his salary. Chatwood......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Lakers learned Wednesday just how swiftly free agency can move, and how fast optimism can dissolve into continued frustration. Over the course of one afternoon, the Lakers watched as their top target, LaMarcus Aldridge, reportedly booted them...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL ORAM | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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An Orange County Superior Court judge has ordered former Irvine mayor Larry Agran to answer questions about any quid pro quo arrangements with Great Park contractors or consultants. Judge Franz Miller issued a minute order last week, tentatively...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH de CRESCENZO | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Kings made only one minor move at the start of the free-agent period and signed backup goalie Jhonas Enroth to a one-year, $1.25-million contract on Wednesday. Enroth, 27, has 131 games of NHL experience. He started his career with Buffalo in...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RICH HAMMOND | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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EDMONTON – Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan’s Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right side......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOHN WAWROW | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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ANAHEIM – Whatever may or may not have transpired between the Angels coaching staff and front office leading up to General Manager Jerry Dipoto’s resignation Wednesday, the players say it doesn’t affect them. “From a player standpoint, our...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KATIE RICHCREEK | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A taxing method that’s funding much of Orange County’s growth is poorly overseen and lacks a transparent way for taxpayers to monitor how their money is being spent, a grand jury has concluded. A report issued this week recommends the county and......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MEGHANN M. CUNIFF | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Fourth of July is already the deadliest day of the year on American roads. This Fourth could shape up to be the most lethal since 2008. On average, 35 percent more roadway deaths occur on July 4, more than on any other day, according 2009-2013...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NICOLE KNIGHT SHINE | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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SANTA ANA – Giant river otters – native to South America and weighing up to 70 pounds – are the focus of a planned $2 million facelift at the Santa Ana Zoo. “These are big, active, noisy animals,” Santa Ana Zoo Director Kent Yamaguchi said.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SHANE NEWELL | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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When Scott McIntosh was forced to close Asada in Laguna Beach, he kept the brand’s naming rights, hoping one day he’d reopen it. Now, that time has come. McIntosh, who operates Reunion Kitchen + Drink in Anaheim Hills, has struck a deal to bring......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NANCY LUNA, | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Despite the constant craving, I don’t eat cheeseburgers every day. I eat them merely three or four times a month. But when I do, I try to make it count. I don’t like to waste my time – or calorie intake – on fast food, not even for In-N-Out,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BRAD A. JOHNSON | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Everyone loves chocolate cake. This is a fact. Yet, it’s a dessert that very few restaurants get right. Steakhouse 55 in Anaheim gets it right, and then some. This is one of the fanciest chocolate cakes you will ever encounter. It’s enough to...
From: Orange County Register | By: BRAD A. JOHNSON | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Clippers and free agent forward Paul Pierce have agreed to a deal, per NBA sources. The deal is worth three years at the mini-mid-level exception, starting at $3.37 million this year. Pierce will be reunited with Doc Rivers, who coached Pierce...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Less than a year after opening an eight-story, 210-room hotel by the Irvine Spectrum, R.D. Olson Development has proposed building another hotel next door. Plans for the property call for a 15-story, 250-room full-service Marriott with amenities...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH de CRESCENZO | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Bless their little cake-mix hearts. Betty Crocker. Duncan Hines. Pillsbury. Inside their boxes, the cake-mix makers are giving us less. They used to be 18.25 ounces. Now they weigh in between 15.2 and 16.5 ounces. The price isn’t less, just the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CATHY THOMAS | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The allure of piquillo peppers is more than just their bright red color and sweet, seductive flavor. Fire-roasted, peeled, seeded and packed in jars or cans, the mild Spanish chilies are convenient ready-to-use wonders. No spicier than a bell pepper,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CATHY THOMAS | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY OFFICES Open Friday, July 3, closed Saturday, July 4. Government offices such as police departments, fire stations, and air traffic controllers will continue to run. CITY HALLS Closed Friday and Saturday. OCTA Administrative...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ALISON GLANDER | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Fireworks, the colorful explosions in the nighttime sky that we all love to watch. Whether it’s at a sporting event, theme park, or on a pier high over the water; fireworks always seem to make an event memorable. What better way to capture that...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARK RIGHTMIRE | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Clouds filled the sky and muggy heat filled the air but these youngsters were able to find relief and thrills at the William Peak Park pool in Buena Park on Wednesday. For a small fee open swim sessions are offered at the pool daily from 12:30-2:15......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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House hunters with deep pockets have another option in Irvine. KB Homes has opened the 121-home Palo Alto community in the north Irvine neighborhood of Stonegate Village. Prices start in the low $1 million range. Palo Alto’s single-family homes...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANGELA RATZLAFF | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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With Thursday and Friday both serving as off days because of the upcoming holiday weekend, the South squad suited up in helmet and pads Wednesday morning at Capistrano Valley High for its first full-contact practice in preparation for next...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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