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Political Road Map: California's big change in voting rules is off to a rocky start for 2018 | The Los Angeles Times Political Road Map: California's big change in voting rules is off to a rocky start for 2018
Perhaps no part of California has thought more about the future of voting than Orange County. And yet when it comes to a sweeping change to state elections, the county has decided to take a pass. In fact, recent events serve as a cautionary tale that changing elections is hard, even when the plan...
The Los Angeles Times | June 26, 2017
California the over-regulator? Not for addiction treatment | Orange County Register California the over-regulator? Not for addiction treatment
When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab centers, California channels its inner Texas: few burdens on business and as free-market as possible. That stands in sharp contrast to New York, Massachusetts and a dozen other states, where would-be rehab operators must prove there’s a local demand for their services and obtain a “certificate of need” […]
Orange County Register | June 25, 2017
Suspect in Anaheim hit-and-run still at large | Orange County Register Suspect in Anaheim hit-and-run still at large
ANAHEIM – Police are seeking the public’s help in a hit-and-run crash that occurred early Sunday, June 25, and left a man in critical condition. The Anaheim Police Department received a call on the incident at Beach Boulevard and Orange Avenue around 3 a.m., Sgt. Brian Paqua said. The male victim was transported to UC […]
Orange County Register | June 25, 2017
Orange County hip-hop rapper Michael Ramirez swept away in Kern River | Orange County Register Orange County hip-hop rapper Michael Ramirez swept away in Kern River
Some 70 friends and family members – including Ramirez's parents – drove to the area to help with the search
Orange County Register | June 25, 2017
Twice-convicted O.C. killer will receive new trial in latest fallout from jailhouse snitch scandal | The Los Angeles Times Twice-convicted O.C. killer will receive new trial in latest fallout from jailhouse snitch scandal
A man convicted in the 1998 killing of a pregnant woman will receive a new trial after an appellate court concluded that the Orange County district attorney’s office failed to disclose pertinent information about a jailhouse informant, the latest fallout from a years-long controversy embroiling...
The Los Angeles Times | June 25, 2017
How 5 O.C. cities are working to pull down the rising cost of a pension ‘mess’ | The Los Angeles Times How 5 O.C. cities are working to pull down the rising cost of a pension ‘mess’
Local cities are set to dedicate millions of dollars more per year on top of already-determined payments to try to bring down unfunded employee pension liabilities that are running up to seven times higher than a decade ago. With California’s pension crisis clearly defined, cities are beginning...
The Los Angeles Times | June 25, 2017
What to eat now: Sarah Bennett’s favorite Orange County dishes | The Los Angeles Times What to eat now: Sarah Bennett’s favorite Orange County dishes
From crawfish macaroni and cheese to Mexican sushi, these are the most important dishes that landed in Orange County in the past year.
The Los Angeles Times | June 25, 2017
F.V. parade celebrates city's 60th anniversary | The Los Angeles Times F.V. parade celebrates city's 60th anniversary
Fountain Valley loves a parade. The city celebrated the 60th anniversary of its incorporation Saturday morning with a short, cheerful jaunt down Heil Avenue to the annual Summerfest carnival at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, where guests can continue to enjoy rides, games and live entertainment...
The Los Angeles Times | June 24, 2017
VidCon 2017: With YouTube and other social media growing, parents try to find a healthy balance | Orange County Register VidCon 2017: With YouTube and other social media growing, parents try to find a healthy balance
ANAHEIM With a shell-shocked look in his eyes, Marcus Carr stood in front of the Anaheim Convention Center and watched his 12-year-old daughter, Mia, join a pack of screaming girls running for a chance photo with an online celebrity. Carr shook his head and shrugged. at the comical scene. “This is just crazy,” said Carr, […]
Orange County Register | June 24, 2017
20 years after J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book, students reflect on how it shaped their lives | The Los Angeles Times 20 years after J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book, students reflect on how it shaped their lives
Tran Linh lived in Vietnam when she first came across a book’s cover illustrating a boy flying on a broomstick, reaching for a golden ball with little white wings while she was wandering inside a bookstore. “I was curious,” said Linh, 19, Thursday while outside Orange Coast College’s library. The...
The Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2017
What's that robot doing at Irvine Spectrum? It's on security guard patrol | The Los Angeles Times What's that robot doing at Irvine Spectrum? It's on security guard patrol
If you thought you saw a robot roaming the Irvine Spectrum Center in recent days, you were right. The Newport Beach-based Irvine Co. has begun testing a fully autonomous robot to supplement the mall’s security efforts. The robot is a K5 model manufactured by Mountain View-based Knightscope. It’s...
The Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2017
Bishop confirms new plan to sell Newport’s St. James church site while he awaits ruling on misconduct allegations | The Los Angeles Times Bishop confirms new plan to sell Newport’s St. James church site while he awaits ruling on misconduct allegations
A bishop awaiting the decision of an ecclesiastical panel on allegations of misconduct related to his attempted sale of St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach confirmed that he has entered a second sales contract with a developer for the property, with escrow set to close July 3....
The Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2017
For help handling social media's exposure, academic pressure and other student struggles, there’s One Recovery | The Los Angeles Times For help handling social media's exposure, academic pressure and other student struggles, there’s One Recovery
She hasn’t had a drink since passing out in a bathroom stall during a football game. On that Friday night in mid-September, she remembers partying at a classmate’s house, where she consumed one Red Bull and vodka after another. The student, who is not being identified because of her age, pulled...
The Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2017
H.B. man visits Disneyland for 2,000th consecutive day | The Los Angeles Times H.B. man visits Disneyland for 2,000th consecutive day
A Huntington Beach man “marked a milestone of superhero proportions” on Thursday when he visited Disneyland for the 2,000th consecutive day, the resort announced. Jeff Reitz, an Air Force veteran, began his daily visits to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on Jan. 1, 2012, according to a Disney...
The Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2017
Gallery at O.C. Great Park celebrates artistic past of El Toro Marine base | The Los Angeles Times Gallery at O.C. Great Park celebrates artistic past of El Toro Marine base
The “Walt and the Flying Bull” gallery at the Orange County Great Park is a homecoming of sorts for the land’s artistic and military history. During World War II, Walt Disney Productions produced around 1,200 designs for American and allied military units, including the El Toro “Flying Bull” logo...
The Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2017
Newport Beach man sentenced in drug scheme that produced ‘spice’ | The Los Angeles Times Newport Beach man sentenced in drug scheme that produced ‘spice’
A Newport Beach man who orchestrated a drug operation that produced “spice,” or synthetic marijuana, was sentenced Thursday to 120 months in federal prison, authorities said. Sean Libbert, 41, orchestrated a “wide-reaching conspiracy” that smuggled, manufactured and distributed millions of dollars...
The Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2017
These photos show what it’s like to be at VidCon 2017 | Orange County Register These photos show what it’s like to be at VidCon 2017
We're on the ground at VidCon, the convention that celebrates makers and fans of online video.
Orange County Register | June 23, 2017
VidCon 2017: YouTube, other online video channels help minorities  launch entertainment careers | Orange County Register VidCon 2017: YouTube, other online video channels help minorities launch entertainment careers
Undiscovered and snubbed by music executives, singer AJ Rafael found success posting his own music videos on YouTube. When he first began performing more than a decade ago, he had initially tried the traditional route. He went on “American Idol,” but got shot down. He performed at local colleges and small venues, hoping some music […]
Orange County Register | June 23, 2017
Metrolink offering special roundtrip train rides for Angels vs. Dodgers Freeway Series | Orange County Register Metrolink offering special roundtrip train rides for Angels vs. Dodgers Freeway Series
The Angels visit the Dodgers on Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, for the annual Freeway Series. But Metrolink would like fans of the two teams to think of it more as the “Rail Series.” Instead of driving the interstate and other freeways separating Anaheim and Los Angeles, baseball fans once again have the […]
Orange County Register | June 22, 2017
More than 1,700 new U.S. citizens naturalized in Anaheim ceremony | Orange County Register More than 1,700 new U.S. citizens naturalized in Anaheim ceremony
ANAHEIM – Holding a small American flag in her hand, El Monte resident Mireya Velazquez stood with hundreds of others at the City National Grove of Anaheim, raised her right hand and repeated federal Judge Catherine Bauer’s words. “I hereby declare, on oath,” Velazquez said in unison with the other soon-to-be U.S. citizens, “that I […]
Orange County Register | June 22, 2017
Chargers' training camp practices in Costa Mesa start July 30 | The Los Angeles Times Chargers' training camp practices in Costa Mesa start July 30
The Los Angeles Chargers will hold the first of 12 free public training camp practices at Costa Mesa’s Jack R. Hammett Sports Complex on July 30, the NFL team announced Thursday. The last will be Aug. 22. All the practices at the sports complex are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon. Gates will open...
The Los Angeles Times | June 22, 2017
Costa Mesa man pleads guilty to helping 3 inmates escape O.C. Jail in 2016 | The Los Angeles Times Costa Mesa man pleads guilty to helping 3 inmates escape O.C. Jail in 2016
A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty Thursday to helping three inmates escape from the Orange County Men’s Central Jail in 2016. Loc Ba Nguyen, 51, admitted to smuggling weapons into a correctional facility, aiding a prisoner’s escape and sending an article useful for escape into a prison, according...
The Los Angeles Times | June 22, 2017
’80s never end for O.C. band Flashback Heart Attack | The Los Angeles Times ’80s never end for O.C. band Flashback Heart Attack
Throughout a nearly eight-year run as a sought-after ’80s cover band, Flashback Heart Attack has had some great gigs and some run-of-the-mill shows at bars with a tiny dance floor. But June 11 was a big moment for the Orange County-based band when it backed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper...
The Los Angeles Times | June 22, 2017
Authorities respond to hazmat situation at ARTIC after worker is exposed to white powder | Orange County Register Authorities respond to hazmat situation at ARTIC after worker is exposed to white powder
ANAHEIM — Authorities were called to a hazardous materials situation at ARTIC, the Anaheim transportation center, just after noon on Thursday, June 22. A worker was exposed to a white powder in a restroom that may have been narcotics, Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. The employee was being evaluated by medics. The bathroom was […]
Orange County Register | June 22, 2017
100 at-risk youth get free skateboards from Boards for Bros, Vans | Orange County Register 100 at-risk youth get free skateboards from Boards for Bros, Vans
The sound of grinding boards clanking on the cement, rails and ramps filled the air. Seth Navejas, 13, was one of the first to rush the line when the announcement was made that it was time for the skateboard giveaway. He grabbed the board, gave it a flip to check out the art on the […]
Orange County Register | June 22, 2017
Teens, tweens flock to VidCon to see YouTube, gaming, online personalities | Orange County Register Teens, tweens flock to VidCon to see YouTube, gaming, online personalities
There’s the scene: Giggling tweens and teens, a Ferris Wheel, a large ball pit, and “awesomeness” plastered on several walls and booths. Then there are the personalities: Markiplier, iJustine, DanTDM, LaurDIY, and Manny Mua. From seminars on family video blogging, live gaming, do it yourself programs to teaching budding Influencers the ropes, VidCon, the an...
Orange County Register | June 22, 2017
15 things to do in Orange County this weekend (June 23-25) | Orange County Register 15 things to do in Orange County this weekend (June 23-25)
Summer’s officially here, and so is the fun. From outdoor movies to a Greek festival to OC Pride and a street fair, you’ve got options. Here are 15 things to do this weekend: ALL WEEKEND ‘A TASTE OF GREECE’ FESTIVAL: This 3-day festival features traditional Greek cuisine and pastries, wine tasting, live music, church tours, […]
Orange County Register | June 22, 2017
Anaheim man convicted of assaulting jogger on a trail | Orange County Register Anaheim man convicted of assaulting jogger on a trail
SANTA ANA – A 59-year-old Anaheim man was convicted Wednesday of assaulting a jogger during what prosecutors say was an attempted rape. A Santa Ana jury found Mario Orlando Montano, 59, guilty of felony counts of assault with intent to commit rape and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. Montano was accused of […]
Orange County Register | June 21, 2017
Local realty’s goal: a water station in every Newport-Mesa school | The Los Angeles Times Local realty’s goal: a water station in every Newport-Mesa school
A Newport Beach-based real estate agency is raising money to try to install water bottle filling stations in all schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Arbor Real Estate collaborated with the Rob Machado Foundation in May to install its first water station at Newport Elementary School...
The Los Angeles Times | June 21, 2017
Southern California firefighters pull in a quarter-million dollars in overtime, and then some | Orange County Register Southern California firefighters pull in a quarter-million dollars in overtime, and then some
Except for a Vallejo firefighter who got a $2 million payout for wrongful termination, the list of California’s highest-earning public employees for 2016 is dominated by medical personnel – surgeons, physicians, psychiatrists, hospital directors – and a few investment officers from CalPERS, the world’s largest public employee retirement system. The top paid folk from tha...
Orange County Register | June 21, 2017
Anaheim man found guilty of sex assault on jogger | Orange County Register Anaheim man found guilty of sex assault on jogger
Mario Montano was convicted of attacking the then-24-year-old jogger around the Walnut Canyon Reservoir on Dec. 10, 2013.
Orange County Register | June 21, 2017
Anaheim bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzling more than $1.4 million | Orange County Register Anaheim bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzling more than $1.4 million
SANTA ANA – An Anaheim bookkeeper has admitted to embezzling more than $1.4 million from a pair of law firms. Shawna Renee Barretto, 43, pleaded guilty this week to more than 50 felonies, including those for computer-access fraud, falsifying records, grand theft, identity theft and theft from an elder, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s […]
Orange County Register | June 21, 2017
Split Costa Mesa council approves $163.2-million budget | The Los Angeles Times Split Costa Mesa council approves $163.2-million budget
After more than three hours of discussion, comment and debate Tuesday night, the Costa Mesa City Council approved a $163.2-million city budget for next fiscal year. The adopted version of the spending plan for 2017-18 is about $8.2 million more than the preliminary version council members reviewed...
The Los Angeles Times | June 21, 2017
Parents of UC Irvine grad who died at Electric Daisy Carnival sue LiveNation and others over his death | The Los Angeles Times Parents of UC Irvine grad who died at Electric Daisy Carnival sue LiveNation and others over his death
The parents of a 24-year-old man who died from a drug overdose at the Electric Daisy Carnival filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the rave’s promoters, claiming the slow response to their son’s medical emergency led to his death. Nicholas Austin Tom, a UC Irvine graduate who resided in San Francisco,...
The Los Angeles Times | June 21, 2017
Powerball ticket worth more than $480,000 sold at Anaheim gas station | Orange County Register Powerball ticket worth more than $480,000 sold at Anaheim gas station
Estela Arias, who matched all five numbers except for the Powerball number, was rewarded with a $480,287 payout.
Orange County Register | June 21, 2017