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Anaheim man sentenced to 21 years for robbing drug dealers of 150 pounds of marijuana | Orange County Register Anaheim man sentenced to 21 years for robbing drug dealers of 150 pounds of marijuana
SANTA ANA — A 40-year-old Anaheim man was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Friday for robbing drug dealers at gunpoint during two large-scale marijuana deals at a Newport Coast resort. A jury in October convicted Thomas Lamarr Prince of four felony counts of robbery after prosecutors said he stole about 90 pounds of […]
Orange County Register | December 15, 2017
Tax reform: Support from area’s GOP Congress members is uncertain | Orange County Register Tax reform: Support from area’s GOP Congress members is uncertain
With some Californians expected to see tax hikes caused by the Republican reform package unveiled Friday, GOP Congress members from across the region weren’t rushing to champion the proposal. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, continued his opposition to the measure and Southern California’s other seven Republican representatives either said they needed more time to study the 505-page document or didn’t […]
Orange County Register | December 15, 2017
Poodle Wally narrowly escaped the shelter; he’s looking for a calm home environment | Orange County Register Poodle Wally narrowly escaped the shelter; he’s looking for a calm home environment
Breed: Poodle mix Age: 5 years Gender: Neutered male Size: 35 pounds Wally’s story: Wally came Lovebugs Rescue through the OC Shelter Partners when his former owner tried to discard him at the shelter. Wally was in terrible shape, and we can only imagine the life of neglect he had lived. Thankfully, networking brought Wally […]
Orange County Register | December 15, 2017
Adopt Braveheart, a big hunk of burnin’ bulldog love | Orange County Register Adopt Braveheart, a big hunk of burnin’ bulldog love
Breed: American bulldog mix Age: 7 years Gender: Neutered male Size: 87 pounds Braveheart’s story:  This boy may look tough, but he’s a big softy! He’s always got a big, happy smile, and he’s always getting complimented on how handsome he is. He’s very smart and know commands like sit, wait, leave it, car, crate and outside.  He walks nicely […]
Orange County Register | December 15, 2017
Charter proposal for Anaheim’s Palm Lane Elementary gets OK | Orange County Register Charter proposal for Anaheim’s Palm Lane Elementary gets OK
New Century Charter Public Schools and Anaheim Elementary School District must now hash out where students will go and other details
Orange County Register | December 15, 2017
Discovery Cube's Winter Wonderfest gives kids and families a snow-filled day | The Los Angeles Times Discovery Cube's Winter Wonderfest gives kids and families a snow-filled day
Despite temperatures in the 80s, youngsters in Orange County still can experience icy cold snow and it doesn’t require a long trip to the local mountains. Parents and kiddos need only make the short drive to the Discovery Cube Orange County in Santa Ana, where 100 tons of snow awaits, ready to...
The Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Star and creators of ‘The Big Sick’ attend screening in Newport Beach amid awards buzz | The Los Angeles Times Star and creators of ‘The Big Sick’ attend screening in Newport Beach amid awards buzz
The first time Kumail Nanjiani set foot in Orange County in 2010, someone from a passing car yelled, “Hey Kumar! Where’s Harold?” “I was doing the comedy club here, the Improv (in Irvine),” said Nanjiani, the comedian, actor and star of “The Big Sick,” which has received critical accolades, nominations...
The Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Kontrapunktus will bring its adventure in Neo-Baroque music to O.C. | The Los Angeles Times Kontrapunktus will bring its adventure in Neo-Baroque music to O.C.
A new Neo-Baroque ensemble made up of young local musicians will perform in Orange County early next year. Kontrapunktus’ Feb. 10 concert at Mission Basilica Catholic Church in San Juan Capistrano will feature a performance of Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day by George Frideric Handel. On March 9, the...
The Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Holiday Lights and Limos tour brings joy to Navy veteran and family | The Los Angeles Times Holiday Lights and Limos tour brings joy to Navy veteran and family
As Carl Morgan gazed at the homes trimmed in Christmas lights, the gleam in his eyes seemed to be powered from within, suggesting a youthful energy at the heart of the old Navy veteran. Morgan, 96, of Lake Forest was one of four hospice patients offered a tour of holiday lights by limousine in...
The Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Professional athletes bring holiday joy to children with pediatric cancer at CHOC | The Los Angeles Times Professional athletes bring holiday joy to children with pediatric cancer at CHOC
A group of Olympians, professional athletes and auto racing stars brought holiday cheer to children with pediatric cancer at Southern California hospitals. Jessie Rees Foundation, a Rancho Santa Margarita-based organization offering moments of joy to ill children and their families, organized a...
The Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Archie’s Ice Cream is ‘your neighborhood ice cream store that rocks’ | The Los Angeles Times Archie’s Ice Cream is ‘your neighborhood ice cream store that rocks’
What do Steven Spielberg, Leonard Nimoy and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols have in common? They’ve all eaten Archie’s Ice Cream. The business, headed by three brothers who live in Orange County, has become a community favorite in Tustin where the sole store is located. But long before that shop...
The Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Birdwatching draws a vibrant community of enthusiasts in O.C. | The Los Angeles Times Birdwatching draws a vibrant community of enthusiasts in O.C.
It was 1968 when Sylvia Gallagher’s interest in birds was first piqued. “My mother was feeding the birds in her Santa Ana backyard and she didn’t know what any of them were,” said Gallagher, a Huntington Beach resident who was living in La Cañada at the time. Gallagher, a chemist who was working...
The Los Angeles Times | December 15, 2017
Toy donations sought for community Christmas breakfast in Anaheim | Orange County Register Toy donations sought for community Christmas breakfast in Anaheim
Organizers of the annual community Christmas breakfast hosted for families in need are seeking more toy donations in the days before the Dec. 24 event. The goal this year is to serve about 1,400 plates of food and hand out 1,200 gifts to children; last year, 1,000 people were fed and 900 received a present. […]
Orange County Register | December 15, 2017
Iconic Disney roller coaster California Screamin’ will close next month, then reopen with a new name and theme | Orange County Register Iconic Disney roller coaster California Screamin’ will close next month, then reopen with a new name and theme
The change to the popular attraction is part of the park's transformation of Paradise Pier to Pixar Pier.
Orange County Register | December 15, 2017
Charoen selected president of Centralia Elementary School District Board of Trustees | Orange County Register Charoen selected president of Centralia Elementary School District Board of Trustees
Henry Charoen of La Palma was selected Wednesday, Dec. 13,  as the 2018 president of the Centralia Elementary School District board. He replaces outgoing president Art Montez. Charoen is an adjunct professor at UC Irvine and was elected to the Centralia school board in 2014 where he most recently served as clerk.  
Orange County Register | December 15, 2017
Anaheim police motorcycle officer injured after being hit by car | Orange County Register Anaheim police motorcycle officer injured after being hit by car
An Anaheim Police Department motorcycle officer was injured Thursday morning, Dec. 14, after he was hit by a car in the driveway of an apartment complex. The crash was reported just after 8 a.m. outside of a complex called Olivewood on East La Palma Avenue near Acacia Street. Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears […]
Orange County Register | December 14, 2017
15 things to do this weekend in Orange County (Dec. 15-17) | Orange County Register 15 things to do this weekend in Orange County (Dec. 15-17)
Keep in the holiday spirit this weekend, with the Newport Beach boat parade, which began Wednesday night. There are also Christmas-themed plays, events and music on tap for you this weekend. Here are our picks: ALL WEEKEND NEWPORT BOAT PARADE: During this weekend’s Boat Parade of Lights, hundreds of decorated boats will sail around Bay […]
Orange County Register | December 14, 2017
Latest on tax bill: SoCal GOP Congress members want more details before committing | Orange County Register Latest on tax bill: SoCal GOP Congress members want more details before committing
Southern California’s eight Republican Congress members are largely withholding public judgment on the compromise House-Senate tax-reform bill, saying Thursday afternoon they are awaiting further details before saying if they will or won’t support it. However, two have indicated preliminary impressions: A spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, indicated he may still have concerns while Rep. […]
Orange County Register | December 14, 2017
Los Alamitos acts as a strategic base for Southland wildfire aid | The Los Angeles Times Los Alamitos acts as a strategic base for Southland wildfire aid
Four Los Alamitos-based Army Black Hawk helicopter crews flew through thick smoke and wind gusting at over 70 mph over the past week to drop water on the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Lt. Col. Aaron Schilleci, commander of the 1-140th assault helicopter battalion at Joint Forces...
The Los Angeles Times | December 14, 2017
Anaheim briefs: Murals, statues among public pieces recognized by Anaheim Arts Council | Orange County Register Anaheim briefs: Murals, statues among public pieces recognized by Anaheim Arts Council
The Anaheim Arts Council recently presented its 2017 Art In Public Places awards. Congratulations to the winners, who have improved the aesthetics of our city with murals, fountains, landscaping and other visual arts that beautify offices and environments for the enjoyment of the community. The awards chairwoman, Erika Miller, and her committee of Helen Carter, […]
Orange County Register | December 14, 2017
Anaheim Elementary School District Superintendent accepts job in San Diego County | Orange County Register Anaheim Elementary School District Superintendent accepts job in San Diego County
Anaheim Elementary School District Superintendent Linda Kimble announced Tuesday she has accepted a similar position with the Vista Unified School District in San Diego County.
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
OCVarsity Gridiron: Orange and Katella CIF State final previews | Orange County Register OCVarsity Gridiron: Orange and Katella CIF State final previews
Steve Fryer, Dan Albano, and Jonathan Khamis preview the CIF State championship games involving Katella and Orange. Does Katella have another win in them after such an exhausting comeback victory last week? Can Orange circle around the plaza one last time? Video by Jonathan Khamis, for the Orange County Register.
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
El Rancho opens new $14 million gym and science center | Orange County Register El Rancho opens new $14 million gym and science center
It was a “dream come true” for so many. El Rancho Charter Middle School recently held a formal grand opening for its new gymnasium and science center, after only 13 months of construction, followed by four months of landscaping and site work. The student drum line welcomed visitors outside, while the band played during the […]
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
Best thing I ate: Santa Maria-style barbecue tri-tip in Buena Park | Orange County Register Best thing I ate: Santa Maria-style barbecue tri-tip in Buena Park
This place smells exactly how an authentic barbecue joint is supposed to smell. The smoke slaps you in the face as soon as you reach for the door handle.
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
The Chance’s holiday tradition continues with “The Secret Garden” | Orange County Register The Chance’s holiday tradition continues with “The Secret Garden”
For its traditional Holiday Literature Series, the Chance Theater is staging “The Secret Garden.” The musical is an adaptation of the classic novel telling the story of Mary Lennox, a young British girl raised in colonial India but sent to live in Yorkshire with a reclusive uncle after the death of her parents. It is […]
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
Should Disneyland be for social media posters, memorabilia collectors, foodies or just regular people? | Orange County Register Should Disneyland be for social media posters, memorabilia collectors, foodies or just regular people?
Disney parks rank among 5 of the 10 most popular locations on Instagram, but is that a good thing?
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
Cal State Fullerton students apply ‘design thinking’ to help the homeless | Orange County Register Cal State Fullerton students apply ‘design thinking’ to help the homeless
Dogs scamper through trash while their owners scrounge up some dinner as dusk falls at the homeless encampment near Angel Stadium. What can this place possibly have to do with a high-concept Silicon Valley design institute?
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
Free drought-friendly garden workshop is Thursday in Anaheim | Orange County Register Free drought-friendly garden workshop is Thursday in Anaheim
Anaheim Hills residents who need to re-landscape after recent wildfires and anyone who wants to learn about using less water outdoors can attend a free workshop Thursday, Dec. 14. Gardener Marianne Hugo will offer tips on drought- and fire-resistant plantings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. Alicia […]
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
Who has the writing voice to be Anaheim’s poet laureate? | Orange County Register Who has the writing voice to be Anaheim’s poet laureate?
If writing poetry is your passion, Anaheim may have just the position for you. The city is seeking its first-ever poet laureate, an unpaid post open to adults who live in Anaheim and have published their work. As of this week, three people had expressed interest and were expected to apply for the position, city […]
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
Stuff-A-Bus toy drive is Friday at  Anaheim’s Honda Center | Orange County Register Stuff-A-Bus toy drive is Friday at Anaheim’s Honda Center
Children in need will receive the gifts collected by ABC/7-TV, the Orange County Transportation Authority and local firefighters
Orange County Register | December 13, 2017
Restaurant under construction damaged in Anaheim blaze, firefighter twists ankle | Orange County Register Restaurant under construction damaged in Anaheim blaze, firefighter twists ankle
ANAHEIM — A blaze caused significant damage to a restaurant under construction and a firefighter twisted an ankle battling the blaze today, Dec. 12. The fire broke out just after 1:30 p.m. at 321 S. Magnolia Ave., Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. The restaurant, which was being built in a strip mall at the […]
Orange County Register | December 12, 2017
Motorcyclist killed in Anaheim collision | Orange County Register Motorcyclist killed in Anaheim collision
ANAHEIM A woman riding a motorcycle was killed following a collision with a car late Monday afternoon, Dec. 11, according to authorities. The crash occurred around 5 p.m.in the 5800 block of East La Palma Avenue, police said. The name and age of the motorcyclist were not released. The driver of the car remained at […]
Orange County Register | December 12, 2017
More than 500 new homes to be built in downtown Anaheim | Orange County Register More than 500 new homes to be built in downtown Anaheim
The project will replace industrial buildings on East South Street with a neighborhood of apartments for rent and homes for sale
Orange County Register | December 12, 2017
Long Beach man sentenced to 31 years for sexually assaulting girl, including while on Disneyland ride | Orange County Register Long Beach man sentenced to 31 years for sexually assaulting girl, including while on Disneyland ride
A 47-year-old Long Beach man was sentenced to 31 years to life in prison on Monday for sexually assaulting a female relative, including forcing the girl while 11 years old to perform a sex act on a ride at Disneyland.
Orange County Register | December 11, 2017
Anaheim police decoy operation targets alcohol sales to minors | Orange County Register Anaheim police decoy operation targets alcohol sales to minors
Police gave one citation to a business for selling alcohol to an underage customer after a Nov. 30 “minor decoy” operation, a news release from Anaheim police stated. In partnership with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, police sent minors into businesses to try to buy alcohol. The release did not name the business […]
Orange County Register | December 11, 2017
EPA to list North Basin site for expedited cleanup | Orange County Register EPA to list North Basin site for expedited cleanup
City officials have been notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to list the “Orange County North Basin Groundwater Site” on a National Priorities List. The basin is a 5-square-mile area of Fullerton, Anaheim and Placentia known to contain contaminants. Adding it to the EPA list would help assure an “expeditious” cleanup of the groundwater […]
Orange County Register | December 11, 2017
Home for the Paw-lidays in Anaheim | Orange County Register Home for the Paw-lidays in Anaheim
Man’s best friend got in on the holiday spirit in Anaheim on Saturday. Home for the Paw-lidays was held at Olive Hills Dog Park, 700 E. Nohl Canyon Road. Even Santa was there to visit with the pooches and get their holiday wishes.
Orange County Register | December 11, 2017
Free art exhibits this month at the Muzeo | Orange County Register Free art exhibits this month at the Muzeo
Along with its holiday trains display, the Muzeo has free art exhibits on display this month. Among the exhibits is “Mother Earth: Art by Robert Refugio” is a mixed-media collection that “takes a dreamy, yet critical look at our planet’s ability to rebuild itself,” according to the museum. Refugio is a local artist who also […]
Orange County Register | December 11, 2017
Orange County Transportation Authority wants plans for ramp connecting 241 toll road and 91 Express Lanes slowed down | Orange County Register Orange County Transportation Authority wants plans for ramp connecting 241 toll road and 91 Express Lanes slowed down
SANTA ANA – County transportation leaders on Monday pushed for a delay on any plans for a $180 million ramp linking the 241 toll road and 91 Freeway Express Lanes over fears the project could increase congestion on both the freeway and the tollway that runs along the middle of it. The 10-3 vote by […]
Orange County Register | December 11, 2017
Former Angel Garret Anderson sells his home base in Irvine for $9.6 million | The Los Angeles Times Former Angel Garret Anderson sells his home base in Irvine for $9.6 million
Garret Anderson, the former slugging outfielder for the Angels and Dodgers, has parted ways with his personal dugout in Irvine. He’s sold his estate in the Shady Canyon community for $9.644 million. Built in 2009, the Spanish-style mansion features such Old World details as a clay-tiled roof, white-plaster...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
Neighborhood Spotlight: Seal Beach has a Mayberry feel but an oceanfront price tag | The Los Angeles Times Neighborhood Spotlight: Seal Beach has a Mayberry feel but an oceanfront price tag
Although it may be small in terms of population, Seal Beach is home to some major California landmarks, including an enormous wooden pier and the Boeing plant where rocket boosters that carried humans to the moon were built. The eponymous seals? Not so much. Their modern-day absence notwithstanding,...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day will commemorate those who’ve died | The Los Angeles Times Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day will commemorate those who’ve died
Over and over again, he witnessed the slow decay before the light left their eyes. Their deaths manifold, but always in the quiet shadows of Orange County. They, the homeless, were Tim Houchen’s friends and neighbors during his destitute years. As he watched years ago from his humble dwelling in...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
A holiday ballet tradition returns to two Orange County stages | The Los Angeles Times A holiday ballet tradition returns to two Orange County stages
It’s December in Orange County. The holiday lights are up, the Christmas songs are jingle-jangling in stores and on the radio, and “The Nutcracker” is back in town. Two major productions of the world’s best-known ballet will grace Orange County stages this season: American Ballet Theatre’s “Nutcracker”...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama headed to Orange for Christmas concert | The Los Angeles Times Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama headed to Orange for Christmas concert
More than seven decades ago, they emerged from the simmering divide of the Jim Crow South to form a gospel band of African American blind boys. Performing for U.S. presidents and at civil rights rallies with Martin Luther King Jr., the Blind Boys of Alabama came to form the marrow of the modern...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
Sandra Tsing Loh puts her spin on a holiday favorite | The Los Angeles Times Sandra Tsing Loh puts her spin on a holiday favorite
When she was in middle school, Sandra Tsing Loh desperately wanted to play Clara or the Sugar Plum Fairy in the local ballet school’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.” In fact, she longed to have a part in every play. Loh didn’t nab that cherished role in “The Nutcracker.” Instead, she says,...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
After five years of painting, Newport artist’s abstract geometric watercolors are on display | The Los Angeles Times After five years of painting, Newport artist’s abstract geometric watercolors are on display
Claude Monet’s palette of blues, Vincent van Gogh’s bright yellows, the city of Oaxaca’s vibrant red and a Chicago-style hot dog. They’re all forms of inspiration in artist Chip Fesko’s watercolor paintings on display till Jan. 5 at Newport Beach Central Library. The “Abstract Pixel Geometric Patterns...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
Little Saigon’s restaurant scene revives as second-generation Vietnamese Americans mix it up | The Los Angeles Times Little Saigon’s restaurant scene revives as second-generation Vietnamese Americans mix it up
One of Sonny Nguyen’s favorite childhood memories was eating out in Little Saigon. “We would only go out to eat once a month, and it was a pho restaurant,” Nguyen, 38, said of the Vietnamese noodle soup dish. “It was a big highlight. It was a luxury.” In the decades since, Nguyen has seen Little...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
Award-winning female makeup artists star in O.C. theater couple's new book | The Los Angeles Times Award-winning female makeup artists star in O.C. theater couple's new book
Orange County couple Patricia Terry and Gary Christensen noticed something missing in the entertainment industry: A lack of recognition in book form for female makeup effects artists. They spent the past two years doing something about it. In early November, they released “Leading Ladies of Makeup...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
Chapman professor seeks to shed light on child trafficking in documentary | The Los Angeles Times Chapman professor seeks to shed light on child trafficking in documentary
Girl Number 26 was abandoned by her family and left to fend for herself on the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In desperation, she took a job at a club but soon found herself forced into satiating the sexual cravings of customers to pay her bills. Stripped of her identity and dignity, she became...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017
Fleeing violent revolution, Ukrainian conductor finds a home at Orange Coast College | The Los Angeles Times Fleeing violent revolution, Ukrainian conductor finds a home at Orange Coast College
As bullets tore through flesh, fires raged and black smoke eclipsed the sky, Maxim Kuzin knew it was time to leave his home of Kiev, Ukraine. The latest conductor to lead the Orange Coast College Symphony was born and raised in the capital city of the Eastern European country. From a young age,...
The Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2017