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Increased mortgage borrowing was behind a 1.1 percent rise in U.S. household debt in the first quarter, with slowdowns in other areas such as credit-card balances and auto loans, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Total mortgage debt......
From: Orange County Register | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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CLEVELAND – LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TOM WITHERS | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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LOS ANGELES – It was the first test of Dave Roberts’ authority as manager. And it was absolutely no surprise to anyone that it came from Yasiel Puig. Two days after he failed to run from second base when a teammate tried to bunt him over – a...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL PLUNKETT | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Los Angeles-based Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has cut a deal to be the exclusive coffee provider at Angel Stadium. The chain’s brewed coffee and iced tea is now being sold at all concession stands, the Diamond Club and Shock Top Brew Pub (formerly......
From: Orange County Register | By: By NANCY LUNA | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Kenny Connolly takes a look at the matchups - and makes his predctions - for the CIF-SS softball quarterfinal games on Thursday. OCVarsity will have a reporter at every game for a county team on Thursday , so make sure you check back Thursday night......
From: Orange County Register | By: By KENNY CONNOLLY | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The clock just keeps shrinking. On Wednesday afternoon, it slipped below 72 days. The website Olympic.org continues to count down the time before the opening ceremonies for Rio 2016. Know what else can count down time? A bomb. I’m scheduled to be......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF MILLER | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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PLAYA VISTA – They have famous names, but the Roman numerals behind them should make something clear. A.J. English III is not the man who played for the Washington Bullets in the early ’90s, and Gary Payton II isn’t the man who defended and...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN WOIKE | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage. Amber Depp, an actress known as Amber Heard, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court and is seeking spousal support...
From: Orange County Register | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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LADERA RANCH – A man who barricaded himself in a Ladera Ranch home for about three hours and is suspected of starting a fire there surrendered late Wednesday afternoon. The incident began around 1:25 p.m., when police received a call that a man in......
From: Orange County Register | By: By SCOTT SCHWEBKE | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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SANTA ANA – A California man is in federal court saying local toll roads are poorly marked, leading to unfair fines for unsuspecting drivers. Attorneys for Ebrahim Mahda, in a lawsuit filed Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, take aim......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY SEAN EMERY | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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SAN DIEGO — A California man was sentenced to 26 years in prison Wednesday for killing his girlfriend in Panama, dismembering her body with a machete and disposing of her remains in the jungle. Brian Brimager had entered a guilty plea to...
From: Orange County Register | By: By JULIE WATSON | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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I’m sitting on the patio enjoying my morning cup of coffee, watching a butterfly stumble through the jasmine-scented breeze, admiring the crystal chandeliers overhead. Gotan Project, a French band, plays softly on the stereo. The singing is in...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BRAD A. JOHNSON | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the Paséa Hotel & Spa will have a soft opening Thursday, ahead of its grand opening June 10. The property, which sits across PCH from the iconic Huntington Beach Pier, boasts 250 guestrooms, ocean views, a......
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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OAKLAND – Seventy-three wins feels like a lifetime ago. The Golden State Warriors are 96 games in, and their record-setting season is on life support. A couple of blowouts in the Sooner State will do that. The best team in NBA regular-season...
From: Orange County Register | By: By BILL ORAM | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Two Muslim women walked into an ice cream shop in Orange Monday afternoon to grab a treat. Instead, what they got was a taste of Islamophobia. “I don’t want them in my country,” he yells at the women wearing head scarves shown in a cellphone...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DEEPA BHARATH | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Tipping. Everybody has an opinion about it, and nobody is completely happy with the practice. Recently, plans to raise the minimum wage in California and New York to $15 have renewed the debate over eliminating gratuities. And some industry leaders......
From: Orange County Register | By: By PAUL HODGINS and NANCY LUNA | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Robert Grant will step down as chief executive of Alphaeon, an Irvine-based “lifestyle” health care company he founded in 2013. “Robert Grant, as founder, is transitioning from his CEO role at Alphaeon to focus more on Strathspey Crown...
From: Orange County Register | By: STAFF REPORTS | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Sitting in the seats at Goodwin Field before a recent team meeting, Chad Hockin looks surprised. How does it feel to be part of a pitching staff that owns the nation’s lowest ERA? “We actually ... I don’t know,” the junior reliever said....
From: Orange County Register | By: By MIRIN FADER | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Knives were thrown, so were punches, and bullets dodged as stunt performers rehearsed their routines for the all-new Wild West Stunt Show at Knott’s Berry Farm. The show is part of the new offerings by the farm for 2016 in honor of the 75th...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK EADES | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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It was his original red meat message, the one that brought Donald Trump to this improbable moment as the presumptive Republican nominee for president – the message the crowd in Anaheim was hungry to devour over and over again. “We’re going to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY DAVID MONTERO | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Here’s a bit of good news for anyone planning a road trip this weekend. The price of gas in Southern California is more than a dollar cheaper than it was a year ago. And GasBuddy expects the low prices to impact travel. And that’s the bad news.......
From: Orange County Register | By: By HANNAH MADANS | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The Register's Tim Burt was one of 15 people honored Tuesday in Irvine by having their name added to the city's Wall of Recognition. Here are photos from the event and a story the Register wrote about Burt this week: IRVINE – Longtime Irvine World......
From: Orange County Register | By: By SARAH de CRESCENZO | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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PARIS – As if ordering room service, Andy Murray’s latest unheralded French Open tormenter requested that a can of Coke and a Mars bar be brought to him right there on Court Philippe Chatrier for sustenance during their five-setter. Truth is, it......
From: Orange County Register | By: By HOWARD FENDRICH | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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A race to replace termed-out Assemblyman Don Wagner in the conservative 68th Assembly District feels crowded – especially for GOP candidates. Five Republicans, one Democrat and one independent will face off in the June 7 primary, in which any voter......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TOMOYA SHIMURA | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The first time someone called from the president’s office, San Juan Capistrano resident Bob Nietzel was summoned for the draft and was sent to fight in Korea in the 1950s. The second time, more than 60 years later, President Barack Obama called to......
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARIE ECKBERG PADILLA | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Dr. Phong Hung Tran – a Westminster-based pain management specialist facing bribery and insurance fraud charges in San Diego County – must stop practicing medicine next month under a judge’s order. San Diego County Superior Court Judge Eugenia......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JENNA CHANDLER | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Steve Alford’s 1986 Christmas present came in October. It was a rainbow line on his basketball court. Behind it, where Alford often shot, was a 3-point pot of gold. It was a perk Jerry West, Calvin Murphy, Rick Barry and Pete Maravich never had....
From: Orange County Register | By: By MARK WHICKER | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his campaign roadshow to the Coachella Valley on Wednesday with an appearance at the Big League Dreams baseball park in Cathedral City. Crowds began gathering early and bands entertained those waiting for Sanders......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JEFF HORSEMAN | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach, just made a striking admission: Speaking to a group of marijuana activists on Capitol Hill, Rohrabacher said he had recently turned to medical marijuana to help deal with arthritis pain, and it worked.......
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Two Orange County-based companies have partnered with OtterBox to create compatible accessories for the new OtterBox uniVERSE Case System for iPhone 6 smartphones. Huntington Beach-based Olloclip's 4-in-1 lens attachment is $79.99 and features four......
From: Orange County Register | By: STAFF REPORTS | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan – two of the biggest factors in the Clippers’ successful regular season – earned some postseason hardware Wednesday. Both players were named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team, joining unanimous choice Kawhi......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN WOIKE | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Samuel Littrell, Orange County’s speller in the national bee, spelled tragopan correctly in round two of spelling Wednesday morning. The Kraemer Middle School eighth-grader is in Washington, D.C. for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He earned his......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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GARDEN GROVE – Get ready for a (straw)berry good time this weekend – especially if you have a sweet tooth. Strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry everything will take center stage over Memorial Day weekend during Garden Grove’s......
From: Orange County Register | By: By CHRIS HAIRE | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Thousands of supporters are filing into the Anaheim Convention Center and a few dozen protesters are gathering outside, on Katella Avenue, in advance of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s noon speech in Anaheim. For some supporters......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JOSHUA SUDOCK AND CHRIS HAIRE | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That’s almost double the typical American worker’s, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks — a big fat zero. The typical chief executive in the Standard......
From: Orange County Register | By: By STAN CHOE | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Laguna Hills wide receiver/athlete Logan Montgomery had a memorable Tuesday on the recruiting front. The rising junior landed three scholarship offers: Nevada, Montana State and Weber State. In other recruiting news, Los Alamitos guard Andre...
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAN ALBANO | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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BUENA PARK - Three weeks through May, the Democratic nomination is close enough for Hillary Clinton's loyal Orange County supporters to secure it themselves. Many gathered early Wednesday outside a Buena Park union hall that holds about 550 people, a......
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Disneyland's 60th anniversary celebration proved to be a banner year for the Anaheim theme parks. The year-long festivities – which continue until September – helpd draw in more than 18.2 million people to Disneyland, up 1.5 million or 9 percent,......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOSEPH PIMENTEL | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada asked those who plan to attend Wednesday's Donald Trump rally at the Anaheim Convention Center to keep their demonstrations peaceful. “While we recognize and respect the First Amendment rights of all individuals to......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JOSHUA SUDOCK | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's coverage of the CIF-SS baseball and softball playoffs on Tuesday. BASEBALL Baseball playoffs: Tuesday's scores, updated schedule Fletcher's soft touch lifts Cypress into quarterfinals Roundup:...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Scores from the CIF-SS baseball games Tuesday and the updated schedule for Friday. BASEBALL DIVISION 1Second round, TuesdayJSerra 4, Loyola 1Hart 2, Corona 1 (8)Harvard-Westlake 5, Vista Murrieta 4 (8)Cypress 4, El Dorado 1Orange Lutheran 4,...
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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WESTLAKE VILLAGE - A classic pitcher’s duel took place in Westlake Village on Tuesday. El Toro’s Sam Glick and Oaks Christian’s Dane Morrow were in complete control. However, El Toro was able to push across a single run in the sixth inning for......
From: Orange County Register | By: By JACOB H. POLLON | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Scores from Tuesday's games in the CIF Southern California Regionals for boys volleyball. BOYS VOLLEYBALL DIVISION IQuarterfinals, TuesdayLoyola def. El Camino Real, 25-15, 25-15, 25-18Mira Costa def. Carlsbad, 25-13, 25-18, 25-16Corona del Mar def.......
From: Orange County Register | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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While stage and film adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1885 novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” abound, it’s a sure bet none can match Jeffrey Hatcher’s 2008 script for visceral power and getting to the heart of the...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ERIC MARCHESE | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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For millions of fans – around the country and here in Southern California – summer vacation means a trip to a theme park. So to celebrate the traditional start of the summer vacation season this weekend, here are my picks for the Top 10 outdoor......
From: Orange County Register | By: By ROBERT NILES | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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TEMECULA – Pitching at the hitter-friendly Great Oak softball field probably shouldn’t look as easy as Autumn Storms made it look Tuesday. Keeping everything on the ground, Storms was dominant in pitching Great Oak to a 4-1 victory over...
From: Orange County Register | By: By MATT JOCKS | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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VALENCIA - The dread first hit Valencia pitcher Shea O’Leary on Saturday. Her sinuses started clogging. Her throat was a bit tender. Her body began to ache. O’Leary realized she might be coming down with a sickness in the midst of Valencia’s......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TONY CINIGLIO | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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PLACENTIA – Cypress center fielder Dominic Fletcher had several good swings Tuesday. One of his worst led his team to victory. With the score tied in the top of the seventh, Fletcher chased a 2-0 pitch off the outside corner. It squirted through...
From: Orange County Register | By: By ANDREW TURNER | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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It’s 10 a.m., and bartender Trevor Kawamoto is making his first cocktail of the day. That may not seem unusual until you discover he’s doing this at home. But don’t worry – the bartender isn’t on a binge; he’s on a quest. Today, Kawamoto......
From: Orange County Register | By: By DAVID WHITING | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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IRVINE – Irvine will begin looking into how it should deal with the increasing number of short-term vacation rentals and related complaints. Instead of taking a position, the City Council on Tuesday night directed staff to explore options for the......
From: Orange County Register | By: By TOMOYA SHIMURA | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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