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Stephen Lyster Siringoringo, a Garden Grove attorney with offices in Rancho Cucamonga, Upland and Glendale, has agreed to be disbarred for his role in a multi-million dollar home loan modification scam. The State Bar Court announced the stipulation......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DEBRA GRUSZECKI | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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An Orange County man serving a life sentence for murdering his wife nine years ago will stay in prison because of a rare ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. Cypress businessman Marvin Vernis Smith could have walked free if the Supreme Court had not...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY PUENTE | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Dozens of answers into the ordeal, it no longer was clear if the screen featured a dating profile or a survey about interest in the NFL’s return to the nation’s second-largest market. Queries about commitment levels gave way to questions about...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TODD HARMONSON | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA – A 65-year-old Newport Beach man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiring with family members to commit real estate fraud by forging documents and buying homes with “straw buyers” who never intended to control the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALMA FAUSTO | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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There’s a black four-poster bed in Corona del Mar that’s designed for the perfect nightmare. A creepy skeleton is projected on the wall directly behind the bed, which is covered with black fabric roses, its posts draped with swaths of black...
From: Orange County Register | By: By LISA LIDDANE | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Oak Grill in Newport Beach combines three of my favorite things: indoor/outdoor living, a good burger and a great selection of wines by the glass. The cheeseburger is really, really good. It’s fancy without being too fancy, and that’s often a...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRAD A. JOHNSON | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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IRVINE – Chapman University on Wednesday unveiled a new health science campus in Irvine. Set to see its first students during the fall of 2015, the 166,413-square-foot Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus will house classrooms, laboratories......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Whether the mission involves mapping oil spills, observing how invasive species threaten agriculture or allowing the computer in a John Deere tractor to signal a dealership for maintenance, Boeing employees say their newest satellite can carry an...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DANIEL LANGHORNE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NORTH TUSTIN – A sea of pink fabric ribbons dangled from trees, bushes, fences and light posts on Jenny Montague’s street this week, as a testament to the North Tustin mom who succumbed to cancer this month and touched the lives of many in her...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RAYMOND MENDOZA | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Walking down Newport Boulevard today doesn’t exactly evoke memories of a bygone era of Costa Mesa history, particularly as you pass strip malls, restaurants and bars. But within one block in what is known as Costa Mesa’s Old Town, there are 21...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY• staff writer | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Dr. Mark Johnson, the current assistant superintendent of the Los Alamitos School District, will take over Fountain Valley School District’s top seat beginning Jan. 1. The Fountain Valley School District announced Oct. 16 that Johnson will replace......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRISTOPHER EARLEY | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Wireless tower talks move to December Members of Tustin’s Planning Commission voted unanimously Oct. 14 to hold off on considering a conditional-use permit for the construction of an unmanned wireless communications facility in town and recommended......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RAYMOND MENDOZA | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Submissions Wanted: Next week's Throwback Thursday will feature Halloween costumes past and present. To submit your favorites, or famous costume flops, email eritchie@ocregister.com or add #OCRegisterPhoto to your tweet or Instagram post. PORTOLA......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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With only three weeks left in the regular season, the jockeying for playoff positioning is in full swing. To help prepare you for the home stretch, we’re breaking down a handful of this week’s top games happening outside of the Orange County top......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Isaac John Palacios admits he shot and killed a rival gang member, pulling the trigger at least 15 times in a Santa Ana driveway. Last month, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, a crime that often carries a life sentence. But Palacios walked......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TONY SAAVEDRA | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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HUNTINGTON BEACH – Parents, teachers and students from Dwyer Middle School filled the trunks of an SUV and a minivan with donated school supplies on Wednesday for teachers relocated from three campuses in the Ocean View School District closed for......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DANIEL LANGHORNE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Were it not for one very righteous lie and one very greedy guard at Auschwitz concentration camp, a memorial service at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park in Costa Mesa could not have happened. It is Wednesday and one by one, Ester Bershtel’s son,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAVID WHITING | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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La Habra senior running back Carlos Martin (6-0, 195) has been offered by Sacramento State, Highlanders football coach Frank Mazzotta confirmed Wednesday night. Martin is fifth in the county in rushing with 1,073 yards and also has scored 19 TDs.......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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SANTA ANA – Before Malik McMorris plays a down of football Friday night for Mater Dei, he plans to pose for a family picture on the field as part of the school’s homecoming tradition for seniors. He hopes to have his father, Patrick, and perhaps......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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SANTA ANA – It was an emotional night all around for the Mater Dei girls volleyball team. It was senior night for 11 players on the team’s roster, and the match took the team through a wide range of emotions. It finally ended in jubilation for...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, MO. – Banished to the bullpen and absent from the mound since the regular season, Tim Lincecum returned Wednesday night with the Giants trailing the Royals by five runs in the seventh inning. And then he got hurt. After retiring five......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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ONTARIO – Byron Scott apparently has seen all he needs to know that Kobe Bryant will be ready for his 19th and second-to-last NBA season. So he gave the Lakers star the final two exhibition games off, starting with Wednesday’s game against...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JANIS CARR | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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ANAHEIM – The goaltending battle that was supposed to materialize for the Ducks has not and will not if Frederik Andersen continues to resemble an impenetrable moving wall. Pucks simply aren’t getting by the big and athletic Danish netminder...
From: Orange County Register | By: ERIC STEPHENS | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Here are the top-10 single-game performances this season in Orange County.  The lists are through the Week 7 games. RUSHING 1. Carlos Martin, La Habra, Week 4: 31 carries, 429 yards, 4 TDs 2. Jacob Fimbres, Sonora, Week 6: 25 carries, 310 yards, 4......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Peace would be knowing you had a permanent place in the starting lineup. Peace would be knowing your marriage was going to last forever. Peace would be living a life unaffected by bigotry. Peace would be being able to control your...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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DENVER – It is a marquee matchup in Denver on Thursday. Denver (5-1) vs. the Chargers (5-2). Peyton Manning vs. Philip Rivers. Probably professional football’s best team against, until last week, its hottest. And it could very well be a dud....
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM ALEXANDER | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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ANAHEIM - Jakeishya Le didn’t have a good answer for how she has been able to do it, other than saying she has found her rhythm. She seemed surprised when she was reminded of her scores the last couple of weeks. That’s understandable, given that......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAMIAN DOTTORE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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KANSAS CITY – Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A young girl received life-threatening injuries in a shooting Wednesday night, Anaheim police said. Officers were called to the scene of a shooting just before 7:30 p.m. at the 2300 block of West Greenacre Avenue, Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALMA FAUSTO | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Two Orange County teachers on Wednesday were named 2015 California Teachers of the Year – the highest honor bestowed on public school educators statewide. The state Department of Education selected Amy Laughlin, a teacher at Hansen Elementary in...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY FERMIN LEAL | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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YORBA LINDA – The president would have approved. On Wednesday, Henry Kissinger was paraded into the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum’s East Room perched on the passenger seat of a golf cart. Richard Nixon was known to drive guests around the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANDERS HOWMANN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – A week after finally jump-starting its pass rush with three sacks against Cal, UCLA’s rejuvenated defensive front won’t have to wait long for its progress to be tested again. Colorado, despite being in the Pac-12 basement for the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RYAN KARTJE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A jury began deliberating Wednesday in the case of a twice-convicted child molester who is seeking his freedom after spending 14 years in state mental hospitals. Former Tustin resident Kevin Reilly, 53, won a court order in 2003 and paid $6,000 to be......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY PUENTE | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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GAME OF THE WEEK NO. 2 JSERRA (6-1 overall, 1-1 league) VS. NO. 1 MATER DEI (6-1, 1-1) Where, when: Santa Ana Stadium, Friday, 7 p.m. Last time they met: Mater Dei won, 38-14 Series: Mater Dei leads, 8-0 Coaches: JSerra, Jim Hartigan (47-39 at...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – USC linebacker Anthony Sarao has played more than 200 snaps the past two weeks, including special teams and plays nullified by penalty. He’s in great physical shape. But it’s Sarao’s mind that fuels his stamina and allows him to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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EL SEGUNDO – Slava Voynov’s lawyer claimed Wednesday that the Kings defenseman, accused of domestic violence, did not hit or strike the woman involved in the incident and that “there is no crime here.” In a phone interview, lawyer Craig...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RICH HAMMOND | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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We love to ascribe lessons learned in sports to other aspects of life, probably because it’s easy to do so in many cases. It’s why athletes are still role models to so many people, children and adults alike, despite overwhelming evidence that...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PEDRO MOURA | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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CHARGERS (5-2) AT BRONCOS (5-1) 5:25 p.m., Sports Authority Field at Mile High TV: KCBS/2, NFL Network Radio: KLAC/570, KWKW/1330, KATY/101.3, KNWZ/94.3, KSPA/1510 Line: Broncos by 71/2 Against the spread: San Diego 5-2, Denver 3-3. Rankings:...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM ALEXANDER | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Brand-new skylights let in plenty of sunshine at the Dana Point Library on Oct. 14, as city officials and visitors celebrated the library’s summer renovation. The library closed in June for the renovation, which included raising the pitch of the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By KELLY ZHOU | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Two people were taken as trauma patients to a local hospital after their car rolled about 100 feet down an embankment in Rancho Santa Margarita Wednesday. A crash happened at about 4:50 p.m. and a mid-sized sedan rolled down the embankment at Alicia......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALMA FAUSTO | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The good news about the economy? “We’re on a steady upward path,” said Anil Puri, director of Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting. The bad news? “Mediocre growth seems to be the new norm.” And that blunt...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARGOT ROOSEVELT | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Costa Mesa residents will likely have the chance to vote on whether legal, regulated medical marijuana dispensaries come to town, after the city clerk certified an initiative Tuesday that would allow eight pot shops to open and operate within the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JORDAN GRAHAM | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man’s complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Clippers players partied at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, authorities said Wednesday. No arrest was......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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MISSION VIEJO – Three candidates for two seats on the Saddleback Valley Unified school board met Oct. 15 at a candidate forum in front of about 25 people at district headquarters in Mission Viejo. Incumbents Dennis Walsh and Dolores Winchell are...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH de CRESCENZO | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The assembly-line pizza revolution is taking off. Dozens of walk-along pizza joints have opened in Southern California, following in the footsteps of trendsetting Pieology Pizzeria in Fullerton. Pasadena-based Blaze Pizza is opening a restaurant...
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. of Irvine announced Wednesday it has agreed to buy Newport Beach-based Independence Bank for $71.5 million. Independence, a community bank, had $426.2 million in total assets as of Sept. 30 and six branches in Orange and......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MARNI USHEROFF | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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LAKE FOREST – A man was taken to a trauma center and two others were hospitalized Wednesday morning following a rollover crash, officials said. Orange County fire and sheriff’s officials responded at 10:50 a.m. to reports of a two-car crash near......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALYSSA DURANTY | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Tequila’s scent is unmistakable. The aroma is floral-sweet, sometimes edged with a subtle hint of vanilla. Occasionally, I catch a whisper of wet pine needles or even bittersweet chocolate. Maybe lime zest. But open a bottle, and more than anything......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CATHY THOMAS | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If you don’t frequent Santa Ana’s 2nd Street promenade and already know the neighborhood’s nooks and crannies, finding The Robbins Nest wine bar might pose a small challenge. When the new restaurant debuted this past summer, its website...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRAD A. JOHNSON | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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SANTA ANA – The continuing freedom of speech debate in Santa Ana raged on during a five-hour city council meeting Tuesday, two weeks after Mayor Miguel Pulido canceled the Oct. 7 City Council meeting when a man refused to remove a hat with an...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALEJANDRA MOLINA | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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