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The nation’s recovering real estate industries are starting to add oomph to the overall economy. Newly released detail data on the gross domestic product calculation – the broadest measure of the national business output – show two key real...
From: Orange County Register | By: JONATHAN LANSNER | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Two former business partners blame the other for the collapse of an Irvine real estate firm that cost 650 mostly elderly investors more than $90 million, attorneys said Tuesday as a federal fraud trial got under way in Santa Ana. Michael J. Stewart,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF COLLINS | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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America’s love affair with real estate is reheating. A poll of 1,000 U.S. adults this month by Bankrate.com found real estate as the top place for long-term investment dollars. Real estate drew 27 percent of those polled in this monthly survey...
From: Orange County Register | By: JONATHAN LANSNER | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The Dodgers' pursuit of David Price will have to wait until the off-season now. According to multiple reports, the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers have agreed to a trade that will send the former Cy Young Award winner to the Jays in exchange for......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Sunny Hills senior-to-be cornerback/safety Malcolm Dixon has been offered by Penn and Cornell, raising his haul of Ivy League offers to six, Lancers football coach Pete Karavedas reports. Dixon's offers: Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, Penn...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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SEAL BEACH – A man stole a bicycle from the front yard of a home Wednesday afternoon before he was tackled by two passersby who then became involved in a fight when the thief’s family came to his aid, police said. Osiris Gabriel Jimenez, 27, of......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALYSSA DURANTY | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Orange County added 6,300 construction jobs in past year, the seventh biggest gain among the 358 major metro markets tracked by the Associated General Contractors of America. Seattle added the most construction workers in the 12 months ended in June......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JONATHAN LANSNER | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The media picked USC to win the 2015 Pac-12 Conference championship, according to the annual preseason poll released Thursday morning. USC received 21 of 45 votes as title-game champion. Defending league champ Oregon, picked to win the North...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MICHAEL LEV | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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And, meanwhile, we’re all still waiting for that A’s-Tigers American League Championship Series to begin. It’s quite possible that no subject in sports receives more unrequited hype than baseball’s trading deadline, which is quite a...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF MILLER | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Aaron Bruno, the founder and frontman of Los Angeles-based electronic rock band Awolnation, still gets giddy when he hears one of his songs played on his hometown station, KROQ 106.7 FM. Awolnation found success with its first radio hit, “Sail,”......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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MORENO VALLEY – Fisker Automotive & Technology Group’s attempts to bring car manufacturing to the Inland area attracted a steady stream of job seekers to Towngate Center on Wednesday morning. Fisker plans to open a 555,670-square-foot facility......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY FIELDING BUCK | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – Whatever the Dodgers team looks like the next time it gathers, this version went out in style. After blowing a one-run lead by surrendering four runs in the top of the seventh, the Dodgers were on the verge of dropping out of first...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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LOS ANGELES –Whatever the Dodgers team looks like the next time it gathers, this version went out in style. After blowing a one-run lead by surrendering four runs in the top of the seventh, the Dodgers were on the verge of dropping out of first...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Juran Oliver stood on a surfboard, and for a few minutes he forgot he was at a massive action-sports festival in Huntington Beach. He was instantly transported as he put on a headset covering his eyes and ears in the Samsung booth at the Vans U.S.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAYLAN CONNELLY | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – It’s the Winter Meetings in July. Spinning players and prospects while leveraging the franchise’s seemingly limitless financial resources, the Dodgers are set to pull off a midseason makeover unmatched in – well, seven months or......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The Matt Leinart Flag Football League, a for-profit corporation, improperly received more than $60,000 in reduced sports field rental fees at Irvine parks and the Great Park over a four-year period after repeatedly asserting to city and park...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT M. REID | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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SANTA ANA – An Irvine-based immigration attorney Wednesday was facing another obstruction of justice charge in a case involving a crackdown on a scheme to help Chinese nationals give birth in America to establish U.S. citizenship. A third count of......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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IRVINE – The University of California’s payroll grew by 7.5 percent to $12.6 billion last year, an increase the 10-campus system attributes to new hires and market pressure for more competitive salaries, especially at its medical centers....
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JODIE TILLMAN | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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HOUSTON – The Angels’ Trout-less lineup was no match for Lance McCullers. Playing for the second straight game without Mike Trout, who is has a sore left wrist, the Angels lost 6-3 to the Houston Astros and McCullers on Wednesday night....
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – Four Orange County surfers were able to advance during Wednesday’s action at the U.S. Open of Surfing, where waves beefed up to the 3-5 foot range with a tropical swell that added some punch to surf conditions. Huntington’s......
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – Wilbur Sonier tips back his blue cup and begins chugging his drink. “Sir, do you have alcohol in the cup?” Huntington Beach Police Lt. Kelly Rodriguez asks. Sonier keeps chugging. “Do you have alcohol in the cup?”...
From: Orange County Register | By: By Greg Mellen | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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OCVarsity is ready to start 2015 high school football season in Orange County. But are you ready for the OCVarsity Blitz? Starting Saturday and continuing for all 31 days of August, it will be nonstop football coverage at OCVarsity. We'll have...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Since President Richard Nixon’s administration, Kelly’s Hobby Shop has played host to astronauts and schoolkids, famed athletes and amateur craftsmen. The tiny shop in Old Town Tustin helped inspire generations of kids to pursue careers in...
From: Orange County Register | By: By Brooke Edwards Staggs | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The two-day extravaganza known as Pac-12 Media Days begins Thursday morning at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Football training camps open next weekend. Here are 15 questions (and answers) heading into the 2015 version of Media Days – one for...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Today “Wines and Wishes” Wine Festival: At an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, wine lovers can sample bottles from nearly 20 boutique and renowned wineries, including Justin Vineyards and Winery, Cakebread...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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One of the concessions at the main beach in Corona del Mar recently got a makeover – and a chef. It’s called Tackle Box. It’s an old building that’s been around forever, but this is probably the first time a real chef has ever stepped into...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRAD A. JOHNSON | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Full-fat yogurt is a game changer. Thicker, creamier and more alluring, its luxurious texture and flavor enable it to masquerade as ice cream or sour cream, the plain, unflavored style edging out more complicated, savory toppings on dishes such as...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CATHY THOMAS | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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JSerra senior-to-be center Nick Harris (6-2, 275) has been offered by Washington, Lions football coach Jim Hartigan confirmed Wednesday. Harris also has offers from Cal Poly SLO and New Hampshire. If he commits to the Huskies, Harris could join...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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HOUSTON -- Mike Trout was out of the Angels lineup for a second straight game on Wednesday because of a sore left wrist. Trout, who hurt his wrist attempting to make a diving catch on Sunday, played the rest of that game but then felt more discomfort......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Margot Condon, who raised 13 children and trained hundreds of aspiring teachers, lost her second battle with breast cancer on Monday. She died at 75, surrounded at home in Newport Beach by her family. Condon, a vivacious woman with a knack for...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY THERESA WALKER | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRIAN BAKST and AMY FORLITI | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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After bringing exceptional jazz musicians to its Fullerton stage for 21 years, Steamers Jazz Club and Cafe closes its doors after a final jam session Thursday. “It’s going to be bitter sweet,” owner Terrence Love said. “It will be like...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LOU PONSI | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Fresh & Easy confirmed plans Wednesday to close three more Orange County grocery stores, as it continues to downsize in an ever-challenging Southern California supermarket industry. The locations, to close by the end of the week, are in Fountain......
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Paul Sims had eight seconds to make his wait worth it. Sims scrambled as air pushed up tiny tickets all around him Wednesday afternoon, and he reached his hands out swiftly to try to grasp one as they were sent spinning around him. Score. The Ontario......
From: Orange County Register | By: By LAYLAN CONNELLY | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers are considering scratching Clayton Kershaw from his scheduled start tonight due to soreness in his hip and gluteus muscle. With an off day Thursday, Kershaw would be pushed back to the weekend series against the Angels....
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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For his two weeks of residency at the Hollywood Bowl this summer, Gustavo Dudamel is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut at the venue. This is no insignificant thing. Unlike most, or perhaps every, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director in......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TIMOTHY MANGAN | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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John Mellencamp made good on his promise to do a show that fans who appreciate musicianship and songwriting would enjoy. He was clear during an interview earlier this month about putting on an “age-appropriate” performance since, at 63 years old,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers' search for starting pitching has landed on one of their off-season stops. Multiple reports have the Dodgers acquiring right-hander Mat Latos along with first baseman Michael Morse from the Miami Marlins in exchange for...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The day many Naugles fans have been waiting for has arrived, and gone. The long defunct fast-food brand opened Saturday in a former deli in Fountain Valley, marking the comeback of a beloved Mexican fast-food brand that disappeared in the 1990s after......
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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JSerra senior-to-be center Nick Harris (6-3, 280) has been offered by Cal Poly SLO, Lions football coach Jim Hartigan reports. Harris also has been offered by New Hampshire. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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COSTA MESA - The city has begun the process of banning vaping and electronic cigarette smoking in its public parks and city buildings in a move designed to protect residents from secondhand “smokeless” vapor. The Planning Commission approved the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JORDAN GRAHAM | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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A 36-year-old woman was thrown from her bicycle a week ago on a trail in Crystal Cove State Park, causing head injuries that killed her over the weekend, officials confirmed Wednesday. Yeny Vergara, of Monterey Park, was riding around 3:45 p.m. July......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALYSSA DURANTY | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Raising Cane’s, a Southern fast-food chain known for its simple menu of fried chicken tenders, has broke ground on the first of three locations planned to open this year in Orange County. A restaurant in Costa Mesa, at 3150 Harbor Blvd., will be...
From: Orange County Register | By: By Bo McMillan | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Universal Protection Service, a Santa Ana-based security firm, has acquired a competing business in Tennessee to form the largest U.S.-owned security company, Universal said Tuesday. Universal Protection, a division of Universal Services of America,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAUREN WILLIAMS | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Think that “Rent” can’t work in a small space like Theatre Out? Think again. Jonathan Larson’s ever-popular rock musical can be grand, even expansive, when filling a large stage. But in a minuscule venue like Theatre Out, we get a much more......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIC MARCHESE | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – The first pitch Brett Anderson threw Tuesday night was redirected right back at his head. He swerved out of the way while the ball off Billy Burns’ bat seared through the middle of the infield, as if an omen of what was to come. It......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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He planned the 2,942-mile jog as a farewell of sorts. If Carlos Ibarra was going to have to leave America, the 29-year-old wanted to see it one last time, on the ground, mile by mile. Sprinting into the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach on July 10,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JORDAN GRAHAM | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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IRVINE - The rise of an Orange County water polo power moved Tuesday to the coronation stage, complete with medals and wonder about what the future holds. Northwood Water Polo Club’s 16-and-under boys defeated top-seeded Del Mar of San Diego, 7-5,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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HOUSTON – In other news ... that was ugly. On a day the Angels’ front office was completing a flurry of trades and Mike Trout was sent for an MRI on his sore left wrist, the Angels lost, 10-5, to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. In a game...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Three letters define Mike Trout. MVP. Three letters nearly defined this Angels’ season. MRI. Three letters should define the current mood of the team’s fans. OMG! The one thing the Angels absolutely don’t need right now is the one thing that...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF MILLER | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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