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State GOP brings in Bannon, brings on internal strife | Orange County Register State GOP brings in Bannon, brings on internal strife
While the California Republican Party’s convention in Anaheim this weekend will rally hopes for the party’s future, some insiders complain that President Donald Trump is undermining the state party’s efforts to regain its mojo — and that featuring Trump’s controversial former strategist, Steve Bannon, as the kick-off speaker only makes things worse. The state GOP
Orange County Register | October 19, 2017
Anaheim’s original Northgate Market to become education center | Orange County Register Anaheim’s original Northgate Market to become education center
A former Anaheim neighborhood market that launched a successful family owned chain of 42 stores will be turned into a youth learning center. The city recently agreed to spend $4.75 million to buy the North Anaheim Boulevard site of Northgate Market, which closed in February about seven months after a new, bigger store opened at […]
Orange County Register | October 19, 2017
Road closed as Anaheim police investigate fatal stabbing | Orange County Register Road closed as Anaheim police investigate fatal stabbing
Santa Ana Street in Anaheim was closed in both directions Thursday morning, Oct. 19 between Harbor Boulevard and Clementine Street for a homicide investigation, police said. Sgt. Daron Wyatt said one man was stabbed to death. The investigation began at 5:16 a.m. at Santa Ana and Helena streets, after reports of a fight in the […]
Orange County Register | October 19, 2017
Thunderking Coffee Bar makes your mixologist joe more cozy with cold brew, cocktails and breakfast | The Los Angeles Times Thunderking Coffee Bar makes your mixologist joe more cozy with cold brew, cocktails and breakfast
I sidled up to the bar, ordered a coffee drink to go and watched the barista go to work. Using her training as a nightclub bartender, she carefully measured out the house-made orgeat syrup in a gold-plated jigger before reaching for a box of organic masala chai chilling in the bartop ice bin. After...
The Los Angeles Times | October 19, 2017
Mobile school pantry delivers free fruits and vegetables to 30 O.C. schools | The Los Angeles Times Mobile school pantry delivers free fruits and vegetables to 30 O.C. schools
At a bustling farmers market at Santa Ana High School on a recent Thursday, families packed shopping carts, cardboard crates and strollers full of fresh produce. The day’s bounty — onions, potatoes, chili peppers, apples, pears, watermelon, plums and carrots, plus containers of oatmeal and boxed...
The Los Angeles Times | October 19, 2017
44th annual Corona del Mar Home Tour to showcase coastal city’s residences | The Los Angeles Times 44th annual Corona del Mar Home Tour to showcase coastal city’s residences
Six homes in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach will be open for tours on Oct. 24 to showcase the neighborhoods’ design and architectural attributes. The proceeds support Corona del Mar middle and high schools benefiting school staff and student programs such as the arts, science, English and history....
The Los Angeles Times | October 19, 2017
Jewelry designer creates lightweight accessories for all occasions | The Los Angeles Times Jewelry designer creates lightweight accessories for all occasions
In a Newport Beach home garage Gina Hueston is building. The designer is constructing jewelry using methods similar to a traditional sculptor, drafting the concept, hand-shaping the design and sealing the model. “Watch this,” she said as she picked up a pair of hoop earrings, placed them on a concrete...
The Los Angeles Times | October 19, 2017
Dessen jazz trio explores the sounds of science by improvising with software | The Los Angeles Times Dessen jazz trio explores the sounds of science by improvising with software
While jazz has no boundaries, it does border every other musical form and has produced countless crossover genres. On its technology front, a handful of pioneering composers and musicians are now partnering with computers and software to discover new sounds and improvisational structures. Among...
The Los Angeles Times | October 19, 2017
Free art classes starting at Anaheim Central Library | Orange County Register Free art classes starting at Anaheim Central Library
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center and the  Anaheim library system are partnering to offer free art classes. Session are planned from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for those ages 11 to 21 at the Anaheim Central Library, 500 W. Broadway. Session 1 is Manga Studio, and it will run from Nov. 13 to […]
Orange County Register | October 19, 2017
Burglary suspect sought in Anaheim | Orange County Register Burglary suspect sought in Anaheim
A resident foiled the potential theft in a home near Brookhurst Street and West Broadway
Orange County Register | October 18, 2017
Anaheim man convicted of robbing $100,000 in marijuana from dealers at Newport Coast resort | Orange County Register Anaheim man convicted of robbing $100,000 in marijuana from dealers at Newport Coast resort
SANTA ANA – An Anaheim man was convicted Wednesday of robbing drug dealers at gunpoint during a pair of large-scale marijuana deals at a Newport Coast resort. A Santa Ana jury found Thomas Lamarr Prince, 40, guilty of four felony counts of robbery after prosecutors said he ripped off more than $100,000 in marijuana. On […]
Orange County Register | October 18, 2017
‘Real Housewife’ Kelly Dodd sells her ocean-view home in O.C. for $5 million | The Los Angeles Times ‘Real Housewife’ Kelly Dodd sells her ocean-view home in O.C. for $5 million
Kelly Dodd of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” fame has sold her home in Corona Del Mar for $5 million, records show. The multi-level house, which had been listed for as much as $6.25 million, sits behind gates near Big Corona Beach with harbor and ocean views. Dodd and her estranged husband,...
The Los Angeles Times | October 18, 2017
Disneyland cancels runDisney races beginning in 2018; unclear when they will come back | Orange County Register Disneyland cancels runDisney races beginning in 2018; unclear when they will come back
The Star Wars Half Marathon, Disneyland Half Marathon and races themed to the Avengers and Tinkerbell, will not take place until further notice.
Orange County Register | October 18, 2017
How to save money flying cheap bargain airlines | Orange County Register How to save money flying cheap bargain airlines
Europe for $99? Yes! No-frills airline can save you big money, but here's how to do it right.
Orange County Register | October 18, 2017
Star Tours ride in Disneyland will feature scenes from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ | Orange County Register Star Tours ride in Disneyland will feature scenes from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Starting Nov. 17, visitors on board the 3-D simulator ride will explore scenes of Crait.
Orange County Register | October 18, 2017
Find out which restaurants are revamping happy hour menus | Orange County Register Find out which restaurants are revamping happy hour menus
Local restaurants are revamping the menus with half-priced deals on food and discounted booze.
Orange County Register | October 17, 2017
Canyon Fire 2: Blaze now 100 percent contained | Orange County Register Canyon Fire 2: Blaze now 100 percent contained
The Canyon Fire 2 that ripped through the edge of development in northeastern Orange County, destroying buildings and brush in its path, is 100 percent contained, fire officials said Tuesday, Oct. 17. It took firefighters more than a week to get the blaze under control. Since it ignited on Oct. 9, thousands of firefighters have […]
Orange County Register | October 17, 2017
Jingle Cruise docked for the holiday season at Disneyland Resort | Orange County Register Jingle Cruise docked for the holiday season at Disneyland Resort
The Christmas holiday at Disneyland is right around the corner but one popular attraction is not returning this year. Jingle Cruise, a holiday overlay of the classic Jungle Cruise, is staying on the dock this holiday season, a Disneyland spokeswoman confirmed. A Disneyland spokeswoman did not elaborate on the reason why the attraction is not coming back this […]
Orange County Register | October 17, 2017
Anaheim officials discuss fire response at town hall | Orange County Register Anaheim officials discuss fire response at town hall
ANAHEIM — A week after the Canyon Fire 2 tore through three Orange County cities, residents said one of their biggest concerns is reducing fire risk by getting local governments, homeowners associations and neighbors to clear brush and remove trees. About 150 residents asked questions and gave officials feedback on the fire response at a […]
Orange County Register | October 17, 2017
Woman sentenced to 5 years in prison for framing husband’s ex-fiancée in Craigslist ‘rape fantasy’ case | Orange County Register Woman sentenced to 5 years in prison for framing husband’s ex-fiancée in Craigslist ‘rape fantasy’ case
FULLERTON – A woman was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for framing her husband’s ex-fiancée in what authorities called a “diabolical” rape-fantasy scheme on Craigslist that made national headlines this year. Angela Maria Diaz, 32, of Phoenix, Arizona was arrested in January after authorities said she faked a pregnancy, lied to police, […]
Orange County Register | October 17, 2017
Status Update: Braille Institute breaks ground; J.D. Power CEO to retire; First Foundation Bank has new COO; U-Haul offers free storage to fire evacuees | Orange County Register Status Update: Braille Institute breaks ground; J.D. Power CEO to retire; First Foundation Bank has new COO; U-Haul offers free storage to fire evacuees
Residents in the path of the Canyon 2 fire can store their family treasures for free for one month, courtesy of U-Haul Company of Orange County. The company is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents who have been or will be impacted by the fire. A representative said the offer comes with no strings […]
Orange County Register | October 16, 2017
How should Anaheim fund homeless programs? | Orange County Register How should Anaheim fund homeless programs?
Councilman Jose Moreno wants the city to renegotiate funding for ARTIC and hotel tax deals
Orange County Register | October 16, 2017
Anaheim man, 36, accused of pointing semiautomatic handgun at officer | Orange County Register Anaheim man, 36, accused of pointing semiautomatic handgun at officer
A 36-year-old Anaheim man was facing a felony charge on Monday for allegedly aiming a loaded, semiautomatic handgun at a police officer responding to a domestic-violence call. Anaheim police had gone to William Velasquez’s home after he allegedly slapped his mother on Oct. 10, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Officers were let […]
Orange County Register | October 16, 2017
Democratic congressional challengers net millions, but GOP incumbents lead individual fundraising | Orange County Register Democratic congressional challengers net millions, but GOP incumbents lead individual fundraising
Several million dollars has poured into the campaign coffers of the 23 Democrats challenging Republican Congress members in Orange County, an indicator of how seriously Democrats consider their chances of taking out the four GOP incumbents. Republican incumbent Reps. Darrell Issa, Dana Rohrabacher, Mimi Walters and Ed Royce have each raised more than any of […]
Orange County Register | October 16, 2017
K-9 units put on a crime fighting show | Orange County Register K-9 units put on a crime fighting show
Orange County’s K-9 units showed off all they ways they can fight crime, with a little slapstick mixed in for fun. The Orange County Canine Association held its annual fundraiser Saturday at Anaheim’s Glover Stadium. Each year the skills of the region’s canine cops are highlighted in skits designed to make the crowd laugh and […]
Orange County Register | October 16, 2017
Canyon Fire 2 now 90 percent contained, full containment expected Tuesday | Orange County Register Canyon Fire 2 now 90 percent contained, full containment expected Tuesday
Nearly a week after the Canyon Fire 2 ignited, Orange County firefighters had contained 90 percent of the blaze by Sunday evening, officials said.
Orange County Register | October 15, 2017
Pacifica Quartet will perform West Coast premiere of commissioned composition | The Los Angeles Times Pacifica Quartet will perform West Coast premiere of commissioned composition
The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet will join cellist Johannes Moser for a concert to launch Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 2017-18 Chamber Series. Pacifica Quartet will present the West Coast premiere of “Splendid Hopes” Monday with a program featuring two cello works — one contemporary,...
The Los Angeles Times | October 14, 2017
Century-old photos chronicle a survival saga in Antarctica at Bowers Museum exhibit | The Los Angeles Times Century-old photos chronicle a survival saga in Antarctica at Bowers Museum exhibit
The accomplishment itself, a century ago, is among the most remarkable sagas of human survival in history. After their ship embedded in ice and later sank, 28 men survived in the Antarctic wilderness and lived to talk about it. Equally as astounding, though, is the collection of more than 60-plus...
The Los Angeles Times | October 14, 2017
Westminster parrot sanctuary is a home for life for unwanted and abandoned birds | The Los Angeles Times Westminster parrot sanctuary is a home for life for unwanted and abandoned birds
Cali came in missing a foot, Winston came in with a balding chest and others arrived malnourished while some entered with high anxiety. When parrots are given up or found abandoned they go to Venette and Dan Hill’s Lily Sanctuary in Westminster, where they receive care and have a home for life....
The Los Angeles Times | October 14, 2017
Want to see the Catholic Church's future? Go to Mass in the fast-growing Diocese of Orange | The Los Angeles Times Want to see the Catholic Church's future? Go to Mass in the fast-growing Diocese of Orange
On any given Sunday, the Garden Grove campus of Christ Cathedral — a postmodern glass structure accompanied by an 18-story stainless steel steeple that serves as the hub of Catholic life in Orange County — is a flurry of different languages. A 6:15 a.m. Mass in Vietnamese is followed by a 7:45...
The Los Angeles Times | October 14, 2017
Russia's renowned Mariinsky Ballet company will open Segerstrom dance season | The Los Angeles Times Russia's renowned Mariinsky Ballet company will open Segerstrom dance season
Segerstrom Center for the Arts will open its 2017-18 dance season Oct. 12 to 15 with the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra. The Russian ballet company, which was founded in the 18th century, will return for its ninth center visit and perform a special program with four ballets choreographed by Michel...
The Los Angeles Times | October 14, 2017
As Orange County becomes more diverse, ESL is offered at churches and other non-academic sites | The Los Angeles Times As Orange County becomes more diverse, ESL is offered at churches and other non-academic sites
Zhifeng Huang is a Chinese national and a graduate student at UC Irvine. Every Friday, he goes to Voyagers Bible Church to learn a little English — for free. Huang, 25, is one of nearly 300 people who have attended English as a second language (ESL) classes at the Irvine church, which hosts them...
The Los Angeles Times | October 14, 2017
Canyon Fire 2 containment at 75 percent; assistance center closes Monday | Orange County Register Canyon Fire 2 containment at 75 percent; assistance center closes Monday
Anaheim fire officials reported fire crews had reached 75 percent containment of the 9,217-acre Canyon Fire 2 Saturday evening. That was up from 70 percent Friday night. Some hot spots and flare-ups were taken care of throughout the day and firefighters were continuing to remove some trees in anticipation of warmer and dryer weather remaining […]
Orange County Register | October 14, 2017
Little Yorkshire terrier-Lhasa apso mix Peanut is a joy to be around | Orange County Register Little Yorkshire terrier-Lhasa apso mix Peanut is a joy to be around
Peanut is a cute little 1-year-old pup who's calm and gentle.
Orange County Register | October 14, 2017
Festival marks 70th anniversary of Orange County case that helped desegregate schools | Orange County Register Festival marks 70th anniversary of Orange County case that helped desegregate schools
The event marked the anniversary of Mendez vs. Westminster, a little-known 1947 court ruling with a big impact.
Orange County Register | October 14, 2017
Agent Cooper is a sweet, calm domestic shorthair cat | Orange County Register Agent Cooper is a sweet, calm domestic shorthair cat
Agent Cooper is sweet and gets along with other cats.
Orange County Register | October 14, 2017
Canyon Fire 2: Blaze inches toward full containment on Day 4; 241 may reopen | Orange County Register Canyon Fire 2: Blaze inches toward full containment on Day 4; 241 may reopen
Slight winds allowed 1,201 firefighters to push down on the Canyon Fire 2 on Orange County’s northeastern edge Thursday, getting containment of the once-raging blaze to 65 percent. “It was another great day, weather-wise,” said Mike Lyster, spokesman for the city of Anaheim. “We were in a good place this morning. Now, you go to […]
Orange County Register | October 13, 2017
Catalina Express is ending its ‘ride free on your birthday’ promotion | Orange County Register Catalina Express is ending its ‘ride free on your birthday’ promotion
Hurry up and go, because this popular promotion is about to end
Orange County Register | October 13, 2017
Napolean is a big, happy shepherd mix | Orange County Register Napolean is a big, happy shepherd mix
Breed: Shepherd mix Age: about 7 years Gender: neutered male Size: about 65 pounds Napolean’s story: Napolean was facing euthanasia at a shelter when Shamrock Rescue Foundation rescued him. He loves people, and enjoys playing with some other dogs, big and small. He would probably do best with an owner who’s experienced with dogs, because […]
Orange County Register | October 13, 2017
Steve Bannon to speak at GOP convention in Anaheim Oct. 20 | Orange County Register Steve Bannon to speak at GOP convention in Anaheim Oct. 20
The controversial former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, will be a keynote speaker at the California Republican Party's semi-annual convention.
Orange County Register | October 13, 2017