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A 5.5 percent increase in real estate tax assessments pushed Orange County’s total taxable property values above the half-trillion-dollar mark for the first time, the Orange County Assessor’s Office reported Wednesday. The county’s 2016-17 tax......
From: Orange County Register | By: JEFF COLLINS | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Orange County’s Republican Congress members sent a message to President Barack Obama’s administration: Don’t expand health coverage to people living here illegally. GOP Reps. Darrell Issa, Dana Rohrabacher, Ed Royce and Mimi Walters joined five......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ROXANA KOPETMAN | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Negotations to develop the largest stretch of unprotected coastal real estate in Orange County took a detour Tuesday, when the developer of Banning Ranch asked the California Coastal Commission to ease some restrictions for the site. The request for......
From: Orange County Register | By: By AARON ORLOWSKI | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Good broth is the key to a great bowl of pho, and the broth at Sit Low Pho in Santa Ana is very, very good. It’s not particularly refined. Rather, it is somewhat cloudy, like one of those trendy beef bone broths that were all the rage a few years......
From: Orange County Register | By: BRAD A. JOHNSON | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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ANAHEIM - After a five-and-half hour special meeting Wednesday, the Anaheim City Council voted to ban the operation of short-term rentals. The owners of the 363 permitted short-term rentals will have 18 months to stop operating. Mayor Tom Tait and...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JOSEPH PIMENTEL | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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A surfboard shaper turned clothing maker, a surfer who battled a staph infection that reached his brain, one of the area’s earliest board builders and a woman who broke barriers are the Orange County surfers who will be honored at this year’s...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAYLAN CONNELLY | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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MILWAUKEE -- Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection in his lower back and will be placed on the DL until at least the All-Star break. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts would not specify what the diagnosis was after Kershaw was examined......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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WASHINGTON – More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the level of jobless claims remains low enough to suggest that most workers enjoy job security. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly U.S. applications rose by......
From: Orange County Register | By: By PAUL WISEMAN | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The length of the Lakers’ offseason shopping list seems extensive. Fortunately for a legacy franchise that has fallen on hard times, they have plenty of money to go on a spending spree. Once free agency begins on Thursday at 9:01 p.m. PDT, however,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK MEDINA | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Austin Rivers probably never looked worse. His left eye was closed, purple swollen flesh surrounding it. His eyebrow was held together by 11 stitches, and his voice filled with disappointment. That was the last week in May. Now, the eye’s healed,......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN WOIKE | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Thursday at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Finals: Men’s 200 breaststroke, women’s 200 butterfly, men’s 100 freestyle Semifinals: Women’s 100 freestyle, men’s 200 backstroke, women’s 200 breaststroke, men’s 200 individual medley TV:......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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OCVarsity is putting the spotlight on the players taking part in the O.C. All-Star Football Game on July 8 at Orange Coast College. For this edition, we have selected ... St. Margaret's Taylor Freitas....
From: Orange County Register | By: By ZACH CAVANAGH | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Lyle Lin is making history. The catcher from JSerra High became the first Taiwanese-born player to be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, according to The China Post. Lin was chosen in the 16th round, 477th overall, by the Seattle Mariners......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MIRIN FADER | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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OCVarsity is putting the spotlight on the players taking part in the O.C. All-Star Football Game on July 8 at Orange Coast College. For this edition, we have selected ... Irvine's Curtis Jackson....
From: Orange County Register | By: By ZACH CAVANAGH | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The practice field on the west side of the Buena Park High football stadium was a mishmash of colors and logos. The uniforms and helmets reflect their differences. Make no mistake, the players on the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game roster know......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ANDREW TURNER | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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SANTA ANA – Miguel Pulido, the city’s mayor for the past 22 years, delivered his 19th annual State of the City address Wednesday, in a tune as delightful as the ham, eggs and chilaquiles breakfast the crowd feasted on. “The message is all the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JESSICA KWONG | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Five people were arrested on suspicion of burglarizing homes in the Bryant Ranch area of Yorba Linda on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department first responded around 3:15 p.m. to the 2700 block of......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAUREN WILLIAMS | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Tarzan has been dusted off, his abs polished and his vocabulary spruced up in David Yates’ handsome but altogether pointless “The Legend of Tarzan,” a chest-thumping resurrection of the Ape Man that fails to find any reason for the iconic...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JAKE COYLE | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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It makes sense that the sensibilities of Steven Spielberg and Roald Dahl would someday collide, as they do in Spielberg’s adaptation of Dahl’s “The BFG.” Both artists often tell stories about misunderstood children finding connections with...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KATIE WALSH | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Flatulence is a key element of “Swiss Army Man,” but the film isn’t exactly a comedy. The feature debut of writer-directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan doesn’t really know what it wants to be. There’s a running theme of farts and...
From: Orange County Register | By: By SANDY COHEN | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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“The Purge,” 2013’s low-budget home invasion horror hit, found its breakout star in the Purge itself: an annual 12-hour bloodbath of government-sanctioned mayhem. In this dystopian near-future, the New Founding Fathers of America have...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KATIE WALSH | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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FRIDAY FULLERTON ART WALK: Visit local Fullerton art galleries for an evening of community and culture. Venues are within walking distance of one another and many host refreshments in addition to art exhibits from 6 to 10 p.m. 714-871-2727 or...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The attack in Istanbul was a “worst-case nightmare” that exposed the vulnerability of public areas of airports outside screening checkpoints, experts said Wednesday. Southern California airports, gearing up for a potentially record-setting Fourth......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAVID DOWNEY | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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OMAHA, Neb. – Katie McLaughlin picked herself up one more time Wednesday night, showing the tenacity that brought her to the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. The 18-year-old from Dana Point recovered from an eighth-place finish in a blistering...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The latest skirmish in the water wars asks the cryptic question: When is water not really water? The answer, it seems, is when words in an 83-year-old law – a law conceived long before the notion that recycled sewage was anything but disgusting –......
From: Orange County Register | By: TERI SFORZA | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Pack lightly, leave early and bring snacks. Fourth of July travelers should expect lines everywhere – at the airport, on the freeways and at popular destinations like the beaches and Yosemite. Low gas prices will put some 3 million Southern...
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | STAFF WRITER | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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MILWAUKEE – Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play? Four out of five innings in Brock Stewart’s major-league debut went very well. But things went horribly wrong in the second inning. The Milwaukee Brewers scored five times in the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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IRVINE – Julie Lopiccolo stood in front of reporters on Wednesday and told a story that was tough to tell. A babysitter took Lopiccolo’s 21-month-old son Jasper from the family’s home to her own, both in Orange, and left him unattended when she......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ALMA FAUSTO | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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MILWAUKEE – Joc Pederson hit the wall at Miller Park so hard it injured Kike’ Hernandez’s ribs. A day after Pederson suffered a shoulder injury on his game-saving catch, it wasn’t Pederson but Hernandez who went on the DL to clear a roster...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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A familiar feeling came over Dagny Knutson, once one of America’s brightest young swimming stars, as the verdict was about to be revealed in her lawsuit against her former attorney Richard J. Foster, a national and international aquatic sports...
From: Orange County Register | By: By SCOTT M. REID | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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IRVINE – A much-debated plan to build a 125-acre cemetery for military veterans at the Orange County Great Park is moving forward – though it does come with a big price tag. California’s Veterans Affairs department, known as CalVet, recently...
From: Orange County Register | By: By TOMOYA SHIMURA | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY OFFICES Including the DMV and U.S. Post Offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the Fourth of July. CITY HALLS City halls countywide will be closed for the federal holiday. OCTA Buses will run less frequently on a...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 OMAHA, Neb. – Former Edison and Cal swimmer Tom Shields qualified for the Rio Games with a second-place finish to Michael Phelps in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials on Wednesday night.
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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ANAHEIM – Geovany Soto will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, where it’s expected he’ll catch five or six games before possibly rejoining the Angels next week. Soto has been sidelined since May by...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ELLIOTT TEAFORD | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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OMAHA, Neb. – Abbey Weitzeil summoned the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials on Tuesday as a warm-up for her main events. Her determination gauge, however, needed no revving. “I’m coming here to make the team,” said the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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ANAHEIM – So, it’s not in the franchise’s DNA to rebuild. OK, fine, but it better be in the general manager’s plan to repair. Because the Angels aren’t just a little broken. They’re broken down, all the way down, stalled on the side of...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF MILLER | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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OMAHA, Neb. – Former Edison High and Cal swimmer Tom Shields qualified for the Rio Games with a second-place finish to Michael Phelps in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials on Wednesday night. Shields, 24, trailed the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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With the Orange County Fair just around the corner and the summer concert lineup set, here’s a primer to answer some of your questions before the fair kicks off next month. When does OC Fair start/end? • July 15 - Aug. 14. How much are tickets? ......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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SANTA ANA – A suspected $126 million telemarketing scheme uncovered by Huntington Beach investigators led authorities on Tuesday morning to arrest 21 people accused of defrauding small businesses and charities by selling them overpriced toner for......
From: Orange County Register | By: By SEAN EMERY | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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All-Orange County basketball player Evan Battey of Villa Park might be ineligible to play in the 2016-17 season. It is possible that all eight of Battey’s semesters of athletic eligibility have been used. Battey repeated the ninth grade at Los...
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Alvin Toffler, the U.S. author whose visions of accelerating social change guided Chinese leaders, American politicians and business moguls through the best-selling books “Future Shock” and “The Third Wave,” has died. He was 87. He died...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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All-Orange County basketball player Evan Battey of Villa Park might be ineligible to play in the 2016-17 season.  It is possible that all eight of Battey’s semesters of athletic eligibility have been used. Battey repeated the ninth grade at Los...
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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ANAHEIM – Houston second baseman Jose Altuve singled twice, doubled and tripled, extending the Angels’ misery Wednesday afternoon. Altuve fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, but he did plenty of damage without one during the Astros’......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ELLIOTT TEAFORD | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Visitors can help the sheriff catch the bad guys, deliver telegrams, or even help out the bad guys, all in a day in Calico during “Ghost Town Alive” at Knott’s Berry Farm. It is all part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK EADES | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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NEWPORT BEACH – Another City Council seat is now open after Councilman Tony Petros announced Tuesday he was suspending his reelection campaign. “As recently as last week I have had the opportunity through my work to gain more responsibilities and......
From: Orange County Register | By: By LOUIS CASIANO Jr. | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Steve Geidt, CEO of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center announced Wednesday that he will retire in September, 35 years to the day that he began his career at the Laguna Hills hospital. Since his first job in operations and strategic planning after...
From: Orange County Register | By: By COURTNEY PERKES | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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South County is in the midst of a mini restaurant boom. One of the latest newcomers is Two Left Forks, which took over the not-so-old Tavern on the Coast, which failed after only a couple of years after losing its original chef. The newly...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BRAD A. JOHNSON | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Eric Spitz, former president and chairman of the board of the now defunct Freedom Communications, has been hired as managing director at Mercury, a bipartisan public strategy firm. Spitz will lead a new office in Santa Ana, the first Orange County...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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A bill that would have outlawed a so-called “pink tax” on consumer products sold in California – nearly identical items priced higher when they’re marketed to girls and women – died in the Assembly Tuesday. Democrats and Republicans voiced......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TERI SFORZA | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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LONDON – Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon. The seven-time champion – perhaps the greatest player of all time – showed little mercy Wednesday against Marcus Willis, a 772nd-ranked British qualifier......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEPHEN WILSON | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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