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A 25-acre Mediterranean compound with its own vineyard that set a record for the most expensive home listed in the U.S. just took a $46 million price chop. Real estate developer and owner Jeff Greene put the Beverly Hills estate on the market in...
From: Orange County Register | By: MARILYN KALFUS | Friday, September 4, 2015
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SANTA ANA – Twin brothers Jorge and Jonathan Briseño combined for four rushing touchdowns to help Santa Ana defeat Century, 43-0, in a nonleague game Thursday night at Santa Ana Stadium. The Saints (1-0) scored on their first four series in the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DANIEL ARREOLA | Friday, September 4, 2015
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LONG BEACH – Insurer Molina Healthcare will spend about $200 million to expand the behavioral and mental health services it provides with its coverage. The Long Beach insurer said Thursday it will buy two subsidiaries of The Providence Service...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Turn around and wave good-bye to your normal Disneyland ride review as we cast off and head out onto the waterways of the Jungle Cruise. This pun-laden guided tour of the jungle rivers of the world has been around since the opening day of Disneyland.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARK EADES | Friday, September 4, 2015
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The sound of the cashiers ringing up “Star Wars” merchandise came as quickly as R2-D2's computer voice. A red cross shaped light saber. Beep. A large Stormtrooper action figure. Beep. A couple of pins. Beep. Beep. “Star Wars” fans came out in......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOSEPH PIMENTEL | Friday, September 4, 2015
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month. The......
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHRISTOPHER S RUGABER | Friday, September 4, 2015
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The Aliso Niguel girls volleyball team was pushed to the limit in Thursday’s nonleague match against visiting Beckman. The Wolverines lost two of the first three sets, but rallied to edge the Patriots in five sets. The scores were 23-25, 25-14,...
From: Orange County Register | By: DAMIAN CALHOUN | Friday, September 4, 2015
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SAN DIEGO – Of all the adjectives – and expletives – being used to describe the Dodgers’ bullpen this season, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly settled on one Thursday night. And he used it eight times in less than two minutes of a post-game...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Friday, September 4, 2015
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ORANGE – Chapman University and ARCO confirmed Thursday they have reached an out-of-court settlement in a federal lawsuit over toxic chemicals found at the planned site of a new residence hall. The settlement was reached in May, but was only...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BROOKE E. SEIPEL | Friday, September 4, 2015
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For extremely busy musicians, every once in a great while an opportunity will present itself that’s just too good to pass up, no matter how demanding the existing schedule. Rock supergroup Teenage Time Killers happens to be one of those dream...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Country music group Little Big Town has a reputation for being hardcore road warriors. For 17 years, the quartet has honored all of its performance commitments, which is why it was incredibly difficult for the band to have to postpone the kick off of......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Friday, September 4, 2015
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ANAHEIM – Estancia’s combination of quarterback Connor Brown and wide receiver Konrad O’Daley led a potent offensive attack Thursday evening as the Eagles won their nonleague opener, 37-14, over Loara at Western High. Brown, the reigning MVP......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TOM CONNOLLY | Friday, September 4, 2015
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LONG BEACH – Los Alamitos played host to a trio of former Orange County players Thursday, but the Griffins weren’t in the mood for pleasantries at Veterans Stadium. The county’s eighth-ranked team was still upset about how its 2014 season ended......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, September 4, 2015
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This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's game stories, photos, scores and more from the high school football games Thursday night: Telenko stars for No. 8 Los Alamitos Second-half surge helps Esperanza roll Irvine OCVarsity's Trinity...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, September 4, 2015
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FULLERTON – - Halftime adjustments are vital in determining who wins tight football games. Fortunately for Troy’s coaching staff, the only real piece of fine-tuning it had to do during Thursday’s intermission included inserting its workhorse...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, September 4, 2015
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IRVINE - Saddleback Valley coach Brendan Chambers couldn’t have asked for a better start in his coaching debut. The second quarter is more likely what he will be focused on during practices this coming week. The Warriors nearly gave up a large...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NATHAN PERCY | Friday, September 4, 2015
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TUSTIN – - For starters, this one went well for everyone associated with the Beckman football program. Beckman, under new coach Marcello Giuliano, used all facets of its attack, leading to a 29-14 season-opening victory over visiting Santa Ana...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAMIAN CALHOUN | Friday, September 4, 2015
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GARDEN GROVE – Behind Bryan Ibarra and a spirited defensive effort, Godinez pulled away late and defeated Los Amigos, 29-7, in a nonleague matchup Thursday night at Garden Grove High. With the score tied at 7 in the third quarter, Grizzlies...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOHNNY NAVARRETTE | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Scores from Thursday's high school footgball games: Beckman 29, Santa Ana Valley 14Chaffey 34, Patriot 10Esperanza 39, Irvine 15Godinez 29, Los Amigos 7Katella 43, Western 14La Serna 21, Lakewood 19Los Alamitos 49, Paramount 12Newport Harbor 44,...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, September 4, 2015
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NEWPORT BEACH – If season openers are about discovering what you have, then Newport Harbor certainly arrived at one conclusion. The Sailors have every bit the blocking scheme they thought they had coming out of training camp. Newport Harbor’s...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANDREW TURNER | Friday, September 4, 2015
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YORBA LINDA – Esperanza dominated the second half Thursday in a 39-15 win over Irvine at Yorba Linda High in the season opener for both. The Aztecs outscored the Vaqueros, 32-0, in the second half. Irvine had taken a 15-7 lead early in the third...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Friday, September 4, 2015
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SAN DIEGO – The Dodgers' future couldn't save them from their present. Much-heralded blue-chip prospect Corey Seager made his major-league debut Thursday night, going 2 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI -- the tying and go-ahead runs......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Friday, September 4, 2015
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California legislators are poised to expand high school sex education, with the nation’s first law directing teachers to tell students about sexual consent. The California Senate is expected to vote Friday, Sept. 4, on SB695, which would require...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ROXANA KOPETMAN | Friday, September 4, 2015
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California could soon boast one of the nation’s toughest laws aimed at closing the salary gap between men and women. State lawmakers gave final approval this week to the California Fair Pay Act, which says women must be paid the same as their male......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JODIE TILLMAN | Friday, September 4, 2015
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This is the unofficial last gasp of summer. Labor Day weekend is the one national holiday that we’re expected to do the exact opposite of what the holiday’s name suggests. So, as you enjoy not laboring this weekend, here is the ultimate guide to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KEITH SHARON | Friday, September 4, 2015
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SAN DIEGO – On his first day in the major leagues, Corey Seager obviously was intimidated. But that was just because his mother and father, Jody and Jeff Seager, were standing several feet away, watching and listening as their second son to make...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Friday, September 4, 2015
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SANTA ANA – Two years after a fatal Fourth of July hit-and-run crash took the life of a 76-year-old woman and left her blind teenage grandson injured, a Dana Point woman suspected of drunken driving that night is facing trial for second-degree...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SEAN EMERY | Friday, September 4, 2015
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HACIENDA HEIGHTS – When Beth Lille stood over her ball on the fifth fairway at Hacienda Country Club on Thursday, the Troy junior didn’t really know what to do. She had 131 yards left to the pin, which put her in between clubs. Eventually, she......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAMIAN DOTTORE | Friday, September 4, 2015
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ANAHEIM – The Angels stumble home needing to make up some ground, not just in the wild-card standings but in the Angel Stadium stands. They’ve drawn 3 million fans for 12 consecutive seasons since 2003 when Arte Moreno bought the club. The...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARCIA C. SMITH | Friday, September 4, 2015
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Seven months. At least $3 million spent on lawyers – and probably twice that or more. Reports and responses and arbitration and appeals and even a college class in New England called “Deflategate.” And it’s not over yet.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIMMY GOLEN | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Jacob Rosales, of La Habra, and Israel Cruz, of Fountain Valley, both had their professional mixed martial arts debut last week. It didn’t last long. Rosales beat Cruz in a first-round victory and the competition was over for both of them. Rosales......
From: Orange County Register | By: PHOTOS AND STORY | Friday, September 4, 2015
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After eight months of what might be the silliest sports controversy ever taken seriously, an absurd amount of energy and brain power and billable hours devoted to an unnecessary and misrepresented investigation that never proved a thing, finally,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SAM MELLINGER | Friday, September 4, 2015
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The chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors carried a loaded gun into a restaurant and handcuffed a man who had approached his table to discuss religion and refused to leave him alone. In an interview this week, Supervisor Todd Spitzer...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MEGHANN M. CUNIFF | Friday, September 4, 2015
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NEW YORK – Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round. Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships including at...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY HOWARD FENDRICH | Friday, September 4, 2015
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SEAL BEACH – A string of transactions with counterfeit money in Seal Beach prompted an investigation that led to the arrest of eight suspected gang members in a national counterfeiting scheme on Thursday. Police and the U.S. Secret Service said at......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALMA FAUSTO | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Alert passersby might have noticed a crane Thursday next to the 405 Freeway, looming from the Fountain Valley site of a proposed electronic billboard at the Euclid Street off-ramp. No, the crane was not there to erect the controversial sign – as a......
From: Orange County Register | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Seven-man officiating crews will become more commonplace in football. The Edison-Tesoro game last week used a seven-man crew. So did Huntington Beach’s home game against West Adams Prep of Los Angeles, Fountain Valley-Servite and Bishop Amat-Mater......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Friday, September 4, 2015
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OCVarsity will have updates from all of tonight's Orange County high school football games. Fans can keep track of the games by: 1.) follow us on Twitter (@OCVarsity) and look for the hash tag #ocv updates. 2.) go to the OCVarsity homepage and follow......
From: Orange County Register | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Whether people get their health insurance from their employer, Covered California or the open market, more of them are picking – or being forced into – high-deductible plans. Though these plans come with relatively cheap premiums, enrollees must......
From: Orange County Register | By: EMILY BAZAR | Friday, September 4, 2015
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More than 40 million used cars will be sold in the U.S. this year. It goes without saying that most people will hate the experience. Whether they’re buying or selling, going through a dealership or negotiating the transaction through a classified......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SUSAN CARPENTER | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Preview capsules for the county’s JC football teams: FULLERTON Last year: 8-3 overall Coach: Tim Byrnes Former El Toro quarterback Trey Tinsley will lead the offense, with the help of running back Jake Brito (Cypress), wide receiver Jarrell Moss...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO | Friday, September 4, 2015
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MISSION VIEJO – Johnny Stanton has been on top of the mountain. As a junior at Santa Margarita, he led the Eagles to CIF-SS Pac-5 Division and CIF State Division 1 championships in 2011. The following season, with a scholarship offer from Nebraska......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO | Friday, September 4, 2015
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All I wanted was an Arnold Palmer. That was my goal when I set out on a Sunday afternoon for the top of Angeles Crest and its roadside grub house 38 miles away. The only thing standing between me and a frosty glass was a stretch of inclining twisties......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SUSAN CARPENTER | Friday, September 4, 2015
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NEW YORK – After five decades, Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year. The heavy metal band starring Ozzy Osbourne announced dates for its The End tour, which kicks off Jan. 20, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska. Osbourne, guitarist Tony...
From: Orange County Register | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Friday, September 4, 2015
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The creator of “Orange Is the New Black” says though the Emmys switched the hit show from the comedy category to drama, she’s not a fan of people boxing the series into a single genre. “The whole label thing is frustrating – just...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MESFIN FEKADU | Friday, September 4, 2015
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For Vicki Ruiz, U.C. Irvine distinguished professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies, being a recipient of the National Humanities Medal is more of a testimony, she said, to the field of Latino history than to herself. The medal recognizes those......
From: Orange County Register | By: By LOU PONSI | Friday, September 4, 2015
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Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun! This week, the guys share their musings on Week 0 and preview Week 1. What did Tesoro and San Juan Hills declare with victories over ranked Week 0 opponents? Can the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD AND DAMIAN CALHOUN | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, who pleaded no contest in July to a spousal-abuse charge, is now being held in federal custody and faces a hearing regarding his legal status in the United States. Voynov, a citizen of Russia, was taken into custody by......
From: Orange County Register | By: RICH HAMMOND | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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As 16-year-old Kate Lopez strode from home plate to the outfield Tuesday night in Boston’s 37,000-seat Fenway Park, the crowd waiting for a Yankees-Red Sox game to begin stood and rendered a two-minute standing ovation. The applause wasn’t just......
From: Orange County Register | By: By FRED SWEGLES • staff writer | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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ANAHEIM – Over the course of nine years, Dr. Alan and Grace Young have ran a combined 235 miles in and around Disneyland. And on Sunday, they’ll add to their mileage when they participate in the 10th annual runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon. ...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOSEPH PIMENTEL | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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