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You've probably long suspected that Starbucks brings gentrification. Now it's been confirmed. Zillow, an online database of estimated home prices, compared the locations of Starbucks to real estate data. The company found that homes near Starbucks...
From: Orange County Register | By: STAFF | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Nearly 100 miles east of the heart of Orange County lies an expanse of sand, palm trees and windmills. It’s a place where the mayor who once crooned “I Got You Babe” chased off college spring breakers. It’s where movie stars once flocked on......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALEGRIA | Friday, January 30, 2015
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JSerra All-County quarterback Nick Robinson has committed to Georgia as a preferred walk-on, the senior confirmed moments ago. Interestingly, Georgia does not have a quarterback commit from the class of 2015, according to rivals.com. Georgia does...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, January 30, 2015
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PHOENIX - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday insisted that no decisions have been made about a team relocating to the Los Angeles-Orange County region, but he also made it clear he felt Rams owner Stan Kroenke had put in the required effort to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT M. REID | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The youth movement in Super Bowl halftime entertainment will continue today when Katy Perry hits the stage during the break at Super Bowl XLIX, continuing a trend that saw Bruno Mars do the honors a year ago, and Beyoncé a year before that.No more......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PETER LARSEN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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WASHINGTON – After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve...
From: Orange County Register | By: STEVE PEOPLES | Friday, January 30, 2015
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PHOENIX – I’m not sure what it says about our society that tickets to Sunday’s Super Bowl are being sold for more than $8,000 each. But I’m starting to get an idea of what it says about our society that those tickets are, in fact, being...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF MILLER | Friday, January 30, 2015
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When Mark Thompson turned off the microphone at the Mark & Brian show for the last time in August 2012 the longtime morning host on KLOS-FM/95.5 thought that was the end of his radio career. And he was fine with that. “Twenty-seven years of that......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PETER LARSEN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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When Jason Lankow was selling milk door to door with his father as a kid growing up in Denver, he never imagined it would shape his future career.“That’s where I first learned I could be competent in sales,” he says.Now, Lankow is selling...
From: Orange County Register | By: By HEATHER SKYLER | Friday, January 30, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – He had done it for the Lakers many times over seven years in purple and gold. Big shots in the clutch? Only a sliver of the resume that earned Pau Gasol the shower of cheers that washed over him before Thursday’s game at Staples...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL ORAM | Friday, January 30, 2015
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FULLERTON – With 4:14 to play, Titans guard Alex Harris hit a 3-pointer to give Cal State Fullerton an 11-point lead on Long Beach State at the Titan Gym, and there was little reason to think that anything dramatic would happen. Except one: Mike...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BOB KEISSER | Friday, January 30, 2015
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RIVERSIDE - Some 200 Vietnamese Americans from Orange County who headed to Riverside on Thursday didn’t get what they wanted: to put the kibosh on a sister-city program with a Vietnamese city. But they’re not giving up. “We’re determined. We......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALICIA ROBINSON | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The year 2014 deserves a new nickname: Busta Record.We already knew that for the planet, last year was a record breaker for heat. But now we also know that last year was the hottest ever in Orange County.How hot? A full 2 degrees higher. And although......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY AARON ORLOWSKI | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The coach called it “a really good win.” The best player called it “a huge win.” Whatever the dimensions, Orangewood Academy’s win over Saddleback Valley Christian was an attention-getter in Orange County boys basketball. Saddleback Valley......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Friday, January 30, 2015
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There was no shortage of shoulder bumping or jersey pulling on the field, which is why yellow cards were handed out so frequently throughout the game. Four weeks after their first encounter, the girls soccer teams for No. 2 Edison and No. 3...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Sean Clark, a former All-County linebacker at Los Alamitos, has been named football coach at Kennedy, the school announced Thursday. Clark had been an assistant varsity and lower levels coach at Kennedy since 2011. He previously was an assistant...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Aly Cosentino scored five goals and goalie Courtney Izoura made 14 saves as Cypress’ girls water polo team improved to 2-0 in the Empire League with a 10-3 victory against visiting Tustin on Thursday. Sarah Smith added three goals, two assists and......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, January 30, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – USC couldn’t have played much harder. The Trojans couldn’t have played much longer. But in the end – the end of triple overtime, to be exact – the result was the same. Another defeat. USC lost its fifth game in a row Thursday......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Friday, January 30, 2015
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MELBOURNE, Australia – What began as a battle against a former coach turned into a tribute to a new one as Andy Murray reached a Grand Slam final for the first time since 2013. After an ace sealed a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semifinal victory over...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, January 30, 2015
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LOS ANGELES -- They left Utah a month ago with their season hanging by a thread. UCLA had just lost its fifth straight in a line of brutal, ego-bruising losses, and this particular defeat was a clunker -- a 32-point blowout that wasn’t even as...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RYAN KARTJE | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Andrew Do’s lead over Lou Correa in the Orange County Board of Supervisors 1st District election tightened to 85 votes Thursday evening after election officials counted 1,360 more ballots. On Tuesday night, Correa was ahead by several hundred...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MEGHANN M. CUNIFF | Friday, January 30, 2015
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PHOENIX – On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens. The biggest, most athletic tight end in football will be running downfield and be met in a full-speed collision with the hardest-hitting strong safety in the game...
From: Orange County Register | Friday, January 30, 2015
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This time, it’s going to happen. Never mind that it spent years toying with us, tantalizing with the possibilities and teasing by revealing just enough that we want more, we need more. Then it disappears just as quickly, leaving disappointment and......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TODD HARMONSON | Friday, January 30, 2015
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GARDEN GROVE – Mayor Bao Nguyen is urging his City Council colleagues to sign on to a letter asking the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate the legality of a recent settlement with...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRIS HAIRE and SALVADOR HERNANDEZ | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A former Camp Pendleton Marine sergeant convicted of killing three of his fellow servicemen in a drunk-driving crash will ask for treatment in lieu of prison time at his sentencing Friday, his attorney said.Jared Ray Hale, 27, was convicted in...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLY PUENTE | Friday, January 30, 2015
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IRVINE – Fred Smoller, the Chapman University professor credited with catalyzing Irvine’s selection to host the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, proposed Tuesday that the city advocate for the Great Park to become the contest’s...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH de CRESCENZO | Friday, January 30, 2015
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If only one teacher had taken the time to talk to 11-year-old Oree Freeman, to ask her how she was doing and what was wrong, maybe she wouldn’t have been so receptive, so vulnerable when her pimp finally did.“But those teachers, those nurses,...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JORDAN GRAHAM | Friday, January 30, 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 bumped up to 3.66 from last week’s 3.63 percent. The 15-year fixed......
From: Orange County Register | By: JEFF LAZERSON | Friday, January 30, 2015
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It’s that joyous time of year when W-2s, 1099s and the other forms we need for our taxes start landing in our mailboxes. A new form debuts this year. It’s called the 1095-A and goes to people who purchased health insurance through Covered...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY EMILY BAZAR | Friday, January 30, 2015
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EL SEGUNDO – In terms of looks, rosy-cheeked Kings winger Tyler Toffoli appears to be 22 going on 15, but his game is maturing at an extraordinary rate. A reminder of Toffoli’s youth arrived three weeks ago, when he was diagnosed with...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY RICH HAMMOND | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Santa Ana Unified is among the school districts leading the charge to force California to pay for a new statewide testing system that they say could collectively cost districts $1 billion every year. The Commission on State Mandates could compel...
From: Orange County Register | By: By SARAH TULLY | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Establishing a sister city relationship with a community in Vietnam is more than extending a hand of friendship to a foreign city’s residents, to some Vietnamese Americans. For them, it is an endorsement of a government with a weak record on human......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAVID DOWNEY | Friday, January 30, 2015
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In an effort to stem a fast-growing measles outbreak that started at Disney Resort last month, 66 students from Palm Desert High School were sent home Wednesday because they have not been vaccinated. They may not be allowed to return until next...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JANET ZIMMERMAN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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After nearly three years of writing, composing, and workshopping songs and scenes in front of live O.C. audiences, the Chance Theater’s 2013 artist in residence Marshall Pailet is ready to unveil his latest work, “Loch Ness, a new musical,”...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY AMERICA HERNANDEZ | Friday, January 30, 2015
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First impressions are important. A diner’s first impression of a restaurant can come in many forms: a phone call to confirm a reservation, a greeting at the front door, a Facebook page or website. The latter is often my first point of contact, and......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BRAD A. JOHNSON | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Former Los Alamitos All-County linebacker Sean Clark has been named varsity football head coach at Kennedy, the school announced today. Clark has been an assistant varsity and lower levels coach at Kennedy since 2011. He previously was an assistant......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Friday, January 30, 2015
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If you think local housing prices are pretty unaffordable, take a global view.A study by Demographia shows the relative cost of Los Angeles area homes are in line with living expenses in some of the world’s biggest cities. The housing...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JONATHAN LANSNER | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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NEW ORLEANS – As Chris Paul prepared to have dinner at one of his favorite restaurants in New Orleans, NBA fans waited as the names of the Western Conference All-Stars trickled out one by one on social media. James Harden, Klay Thompson, Kevin...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Wine Exchange, a premium discount wine retailer since 1982, has sold its company and trademark name to local rival Best Wines Online in Santa Ana. When the acquisition is complete March 1, it will bring together two of Orange County's best known wine......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NANCY LUNA | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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SAN JOSE -- The American Hockey League is blazing a trail to the Golden State and the Ducks and Kings are at the front of the migration to the west. A long sought after possibility became reality Thursday as the AHL announced that five NHL teams will......
From: Orange County Register | By: ERIC STEPHENS | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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What prolongs your life or prevents dementia might not be what you expect. Claudia Kawas, a geriatric neurologist at UC Irvine, has been working on a longitudinal study of people age 90 and older since 2003 called the 90-plus study. Kawas spoke in...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MEGAN NICOLAI | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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IRVINE – Embattled Irvine Animal Care Center director Michelle Quigley has resigned.Quigley’s resignation comes two days after community outcry at Tuesday’s Irvine City Council meeting over continued mismanagement and inhumane practices at the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIKA I. RITCHE | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Los Alamitos linebacker Matt Locher, The Register's defensive player of the year, has been offered by Boise State and will make a recruiting trip to the school this weekend, Griffins football coach John Barnes said Thursday. This is the final weekend......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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EL SEGUNDO – Three season-ending surgeries in three years? That’s tough for any player to swallow, particularly one such as Kobe Bryant, who at 36, heading into a 20th season, is nearing the end of his career. But General Manager Mitch Kupchak on......
From: Orange County Register | By: BILL ORAM | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The Soul Surf Comp Series, a family-friendly surf competition from Laguna Beach-based Soul Surfing School, kicks off Jan. 31 at Church's Beach with beach games, music, food and prizes for surfers. The series continues with a T-Street competition in......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KELLY ZHOU | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce will continue to market the city while also organizing events including the Taste of Anaheim food festival, a job fair and a golf tournament, with help from a $167,000 contract approved by the City Council. The council......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ART MARROQUIN | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Pastor Rick Warren will launch Saddleback Church’s newest campus in the community of Newport Mesa on Super Bowl Sunday. This new spot – across from Triangle Square – gives a permanent home to the former Huntington Beach campus congregation...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ERIKA I. RITCHIE | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Tesoro and senior quarterback Devon Modster will face plenty of competition in the fall before they reach the South Coast League. Here's the nonleague schedule Coach Matt Poston released Thursday: Week Zero: home v Edison Week 1: at Mater Dei Week 2:......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Emy Castaneda and Ale Barajas each scored five goals Wednesday to help lead Santa Ana Valley's girls water polo team past visiting Savanna, 12-8, in an Orange League match for first place. The victory also helped the Falcons (3-1 in league) recover......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Buena Park defensive back William Latham (5-10, 170) has committed to Division II Western New Mexico, Coyotes football coach Anthony White reports. Western New Mexico finished fifth last season in the 10-team Rocky Mountain Conference. Please send......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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