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The time has come to pack up the skis and snowboards. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain in Big Bear are shutting down their lifts after this weekend, an early end to this year’s local snow season that was plagued with warm weather and little natural......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAYLAN CONNELLY | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Following a trend in urgent care expansions, HealthCare Partners last week opened a new, larger medical complex in Santa Ana. The facility, which is at 3501 South Harbor Blvd., includes medical offices and the urgent care center. It’s one of the......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANGELA RATZLAFF | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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LOS ANGELES — Recordings that cost Donald Sterling ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers could cost the woman he was dating the fortune in gifts he lavished on her. Snippets of the conversations recorded by V. Stiviano were played Wednesday as a......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BRIAN MELLEY | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Scott Weiland is known for his flamboyant, wild performances and signature vocal as well as his well-documented off-stage antics and struggle with substance addiction. But behind the scenes nowadays the 47-year-old is a bit more calm, thoughtful with......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KELLI SKYE FADROSKI | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Rita’s Italian Ice will begin scooping ice from its newest locations in Placentia on Monday in and Brea later in April, the company said Thursday.Rita’s – a Pennsylvania institution founded 28 years ago by a Philadelphia firefighter – is...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY NANCY LUNA | Friday, March 27, 2015
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McDonald’s has just redefined the term “fast fashion.” The fastfood company’s Swedish headquarters launched a capsule collection of white clothes and other items printed all over with Big Mac images. The sandwich-themed goods were unveiled in......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LISA LIDDANE | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Families of victims killed in the 2011 Seal Beach massacre jumped into the public squabble Thursday between the chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the chief of staff at the District Attorney’s Office.Two family members lashed...
From: Orange County Register | By: By TONY SAAVEDRA | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Nira Sheth remembered the moment when her usually mild-mannered father let out a cry of joy and jumped so high in their Mumbai home that his arms brought the chandelier crashing down.That was on June 25, 1983, and India’s national cricket team had......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DEEPA BHARATH | Friday, March 27, 2015
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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Santa Margarita quarterback KJ Costello called it an opportunity too good to pass on. So on Thursday afternoon before teammates, friends and family, Orange County’s top class of 2016 recruit committed to Stanford, picking......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The eighth-ranked Servite boys volleyball team went into survival mode late in the second set of Thursday’s Trinity League match against St. John Bosco and escaped unscathed. After winning the opening set against St. John Bosco, the Friars were on......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAMIAN CALHOUN | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The high school swim season is young but that didn't stop Capistrano Valley's Nick Norman from throwing down times Thursday worthy of the championship season. The senior out of the Mission Viejo Nadadores club blazed to victory in the 500-yard...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Mater Dei swim coach Ken Dory loves the dual-meet format because of days such as Thursday. The Monarchs’ No. 9-ranked girls used their depth and strategy to open the Trinity League with a 99-70 dual-meet victory at No. 3 JSerra. “I wish there was......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN ALBANO | Friday, March 27, 2015
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BREA – The ‘Ghosts of the Alumni’ overlook the basketball courts inside Brea Olinda’s on-campus gymnasium, serving as constant reminder of where the girls basketball program has been, as well as where it should strive to be. Those ghosts are......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, March 27, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – Perhaps it only seemed as if they laced up work boots and donned hard hats, but what little glamour they had Thursday was borrowed from California. And even the stenographers they’ve co-starred with in an NCAA Tournament rom-com...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY TODD HARMONSON | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The group behind a proposed $1.86 billion stadium at Hollywood Park cleared a major hurdle Thursday when it reached a labor agreement with the Los Angeles AFL-CIO. The labor groups wanted written guarantees for union jobs both during the construction......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SCOTT M. REID | Friday, March 27, 2015
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For the past month, students at El Toro High School in Lake Forest have been learning about the creative process while handcrafting teapots from clay. Starting with two-dimensional drawings on paper, they have learned what it takes to follow an idea......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KAITLIN WRIGHT | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A billion dollars. That’s the minimum it takes to make Orange County’s most exclusive club of actors who’ve done more than just all right for themselves.Kevin Costner’s in it. Michelle Pfeiffer, too. And then there’s Leslie Mann, the one...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY PETER LARSEN | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The twisted tale of Denise Huskins, whose alleged disappearance at the hands of kidnappers turned into a safe re-appearance, allegations of a hoax and then a second disappearance, might face legal and financial trouble if, as police say, Huskins...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KEITH SHARON | Friday, March 27, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – USC’s defense is playing faster and more confidently this spring, and no one embodies that improvement more than safety John Plattenburg. Plattenburg had an up-and-down freshman season. He and fellow safety Leon McQuay III struggled......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL LEV | Friday, March 27, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in a West Region semifinal on...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY GREG BEACHAM | Friday, March 27, 2015
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FEATURED SHOW “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” 9 p.m. PBS Ken Burns productions tend to be better the narrower the subject matter. “The Civil War,” confined to four years, or “The Roosevelts,” limited to three people, were great....
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MICHAEL HEWITT | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A tropical cyclone that wreaked havoc in the South Pacific will show up along Orange County’s coastline in the form of big waves Saturday and into early next week, with waves up to 15 feet high expected at the Wedge. Tropical Cyclone Pam struck...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY LAYLAN CONNELLY | Friday, March 27, 2015
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GARDEN GROVE – Pet stores in this city soon will no longer be allowed to sell dogs or cats from commercial breeders, only from shelter programs or rescue groups. The city is set to become the fifth Orange County community and the 18th in the state......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY CHRIS HAIRE | Friday, March 27, 2015
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It’s been a challenging and successful March for Mission Viejo’s softball team. How does April look? Also challenging. The Diablos, undefeated going into Thursday’s game against Santa Margarita and No. 1 in county, state and national rankings,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY STEVE FRYER | Friday, March 27, 2015
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CIF STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL FINALS DIVISION III Brea Olinda (26-4) vs. Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland (24-9) Where, when: at Haas Pavilion, Berkeley; Friday, 2 p.m. Fan info: Tickets are $16 general admission; $10 (seniors and students with valid ID),...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KENNY CONNOLLY | Friday, March 27, 2015
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NEW YORK – Derek Fisher is one of the right people to ask about the Clippers. Before he was wearing form-fitting suits on the New York sideline, he was wearing a form-fitting uniform in the Oklahoma City backcourt when the Thunder dispatched the...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAN WOIKE | Friday, March 27, 2015
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When “How to Fight in Six Inch Heels” comes to Orange County this weekend, it will be a sort of homecoming for the film that has roots here but found major success on the other side of the world – in Vietnam. It’s the story of Anne, a...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ANTONIE BOESSENKOOL | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Newport Beach nursery Roger’s Gardens will soon gain a restaurant. The city approved a permit to put a 108-seat restaurant into the nursery’s grounds. Gavin Herbert Jr., president and CEO of Roger’s Gardens, said the restaurant will be a...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY MEGAN NICOLAI | Friday, March 27, 2015
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HOUSTON – UCLA has 11 national titles and 47 NCAA Tournament appearances and so much history that even Bill Walton can’t exaggerate the amount. No program has made more noise in men’s college basketball than this one. So why today am I...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF MILLER | Friday, March 27, 2015
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Anze Kopitar scored with 4:23 left, defenseman Alec Martinez had two assists, and the Kings won their third straight on the road by beating the slumping New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Kopitar, who had a goal and five......
From: Orange County Register | Friday, March 27, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina, 79-72, Thursday night at Staples Center and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BETH HARRIS | Friday, March 27, 2015
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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Andrew Friedman laughs as he says it because he knows what it sounds like – as if he’s spent so freely and wildly since becoming the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations that he hasn’t been able to keep track of it...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The game: The Angels used a pair of four-run innings and Albert Pujols’ third homer in his last six games to beat the Chicago Cubs, 8-4, on Thursday night at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz. Pitching report: Jered Weaver was in control for three innings,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Friday, March 27, 2015
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TEMPE, Ariz. – For as good as Mike Trout’s spring has been, he actually went into Thursday’s game second on the team in hitting. Behind Efren Navarro. Navarro is hitting .472 (17 for 36) this spring, best on the team among players with at least......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF FLETCHER | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Q. I have often wondered why the auto industry is not, by law, required to make all automobiles carry day lights. It should be mandatory. It makes a world of difference when you see a car with it’s lights on compared to another without them coming......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JIM RADCLIFFE | Friday, March 27, 2015
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It’s safe to say tech giant Broadcom will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year at home in Irvine. The chipmaker, which leases 4.3 million square feet globally, broke ground Wednesday on its first company-owned campus. The 73-acre complex is...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SARAH de CRESCENZO | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Asics is feeling a “runners high” after a year of record-breaking sales for its Americas division. The Irvine-based division known as Asics America – which includes the U.S., Brazil, Canada and Mexico – for the first time topped $1 billion......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOANNA CLAY | Friday, March 27, 2015
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LAS VEGAS – Celine Dion is returning to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting Aug. 27 after a year-long hiatus to care for her husband, allow her inflamed throat muscles to heal and spend time with her three children. Caesars......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The game: Every starting position player in the Dodgers’ lineup had at least one hit as they built a seven-run lead through six innings. They weren't around as the rest of the Dodgers struggled to close out a 9-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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SHANGHAI – Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has been so far ahead of the rest of the women’s figure skating field this season, she didn’t think twice about adding a much more difficult element to her repertoire of high-flying jumps. It was far riskier......
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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For 45 years, Nieuport 17 has played host to famous aviators and birthday parties, business meetings and wedding rehearsals.On Tuesday – barring any last-minute miracle – the iconic steakhouse will serve its last meal.“It breaks my heart,”...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BROOKE EDWARDS STAGGS | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The longtime leader of Orange County’s largest union is retiring this summer. Nick Berardino’s last day with the Orange County Employees Association will be July 31. The 67-year-old has been a member for 41 years and the general manager for 11.......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MEGHANN M. CUNIFF | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys are joined by OCVarsity's Jonathan Khamis, who chimes in on all things spring sports. Damian leads by talking boys volleyball. Which players earned......
From: Orange County Register | By: By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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 The Celebration of Life form longtime county football coach Herb Hill is Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at The Green Parrott, 2035 N. Main Street in Santa Ana. Hill, at one time the Orange County leader in career coaching victories, coached at...
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The twisted tale of Denise Huskins, whose so-called disappearance at the hands of kidnappers turned into a safe re-appearance, a reported hoax and then another disappearance, might get her into a lot of legal and financial trouble because she may...
From: Orange County Register | By: BY KEITH SHARON | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Food, music and fun for a great cause -- the Marina High School Educational Foundation. Any "taste of ... " events is a good one. For information ... http://www.mhsedfoundation.com/taste-of-marina.html
From: Orange County Register | By: By STEVE FRYER | Thursday, March 26, 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 saw a big rate drop, landing at 3.69 percent from last week’s 3.78......
From: Orange County Register | By: JEFF LAZERSON | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Three veteran Anaheim police officers, one of whom has shot and killed an Anaheim resident before, have been identified as the shooters in a deadly March 8 encounter with a knife-wielding woman. Dale Miller, Kevin Flanagan and Jonathan Nooitgedagt,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY ALYSSA DURANTY | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The operator of San Clemente’s 73-bed community hospital announced Thursday that it will continue a feasibility study on replacing the hospital with a comprehensive outpatient facility to see if it’s possible to maintain emergency services as...
From: Orange County Register | By: By FRED SWEGLES | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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LOS ANGELES – Practice will end Thursday at 5 p.m. Then, Gary McKnight and his wife will rush to their gray Ford Expedition that already has 211,000 miles on the odometer, and navigate rush hour traffic and four freeways to travel the 42 miles from......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY BILL ORAM | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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