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Greg Laurie tells SoCal Harvest crowd: ‘We need a spiritual awakening’ after Charlottesville violence | Orange County Register Greg Laurie tells SoCal Harvest crowd: ‘We need a spiritual awakening’ after Charlottesville violence
The pastor says America needs the teachings of Jesus more now than ever.
Orange County Register | August 19, 2017
What $1 million buys right now in three O.C. neighborhoods | The Los Angeles Times What $1 million buys right now in three O.C. neighborhoods
Historically, Orange County has the highest median sales price for single-family homes among the five counties of the Southland. Here’s a look at what $1 million buys in three of its neighborhoods. ANAHEIM HILLS: Three fireplaces keeps things cozy inside this four-bedroom home, which sits on a...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
‘Pokémon Go’ releases Australia-only Kangaskhan monster in Anaheim this weekend | Orange County Register ‘Pokémon Go’ releases Australia-only Kangaskhan monster in Anaheim this weekend
Now people in Southern California are getting a chance to catch a Kangaskhan a little closer to home.
Orange County Register | August 18, 2017
Firefighters responding to chlorine leak at Disneyland | Orange County Register Firefighters responding to chlorine leak at Disneyland
ANAHEIM – Anaheim firefighters are responding to a chlorine leak outside the Disneyland Hotel. Around 8:15 a.m., firefighters responded to a report that workers had accidentally severed a chlorine line on the lawn, said Kristina Hamm.Guests were requested to remain inside the hotel and other buildings while the line is evaluated. At least nine ambulances and several […]
Orange County Register | August 18, 2017
South Coast Repertory student actors find lessons in ‘Into the Woods’ | The Los Angeles Times South Coast Repertory student actors find lessons in ‘Into the Woods’
South Coast Repertory’s student actors are inviting audiences to take a journey with them in exploring favorite storybook characters in a modern take on classic fairy tales. There might not be a happily-ever-after ending, they warn, but there are lessons. “Into the Woods,” the Tony Award-winning...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Orange County chefs will battle it out to raise funds for local nonprofits | The Los Angeles Times Orange County chefs will battle it out to raise funds for local nonprofits
He’s a French-born and trained executive chef who has won a number of awards while owning and running restaurants in Newport Beach for nearly 30 years. She was raised in an Italian-American family in South Philadelphia and learned the traditions, techniques and secrets of Italian cooking that eventually...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Sheriff and fire officials spar over emergency helicopter rescues | The Los Angeles Times Sheriff and fire officials spar over emergency helicopter rescues
An ongoing dispute between the county Sheriff’s Department and Fire Authority over helicopter rescues is escalating after an agreement between both sides fell apart and county supervisors sided with the Sheriff’s Department, giving it joint responsibility with the Fire Authority for rescuing people...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
How much bonding time you get with your baby is determined by how many co-workers you have. Is that fair? | Orange County Register How much bonding time you get with your baby is determined by how many co-workers you have. Is that fair?
If approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor, SB 63 would extend longer parental leaves and job protection to employees at firms with 20 to 49 workers.
Orange County Register | August 18, 2017
Irvine students enter final phase of their mission to launch a satellite | The Los Angeles Times Irvine students enter final phase of their mission to launch a satellite
Mission almost complete. For over a year, more than 100 students in Irvine have focused on Irvine01, a mission to engineer and launch a nano-satellite into orbit. Last month, they entered the project’s final phase at Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. in Irvine, which involved integrating their...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
SoCal vegan butcher specializes in artisan plant-based meats | The Los Angeles Times SoCal vegan butcher specializes in artisan plant-based meats
When Kerry Song gave up animal products and switched to an entirely plant-based diet seven years ago, she wasn’t thrilled by her options at the grocery store, where all she could find were bland and over-processed veggie burgers and faux meats. “If you look at the ingredients of the products, there’s...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Aussie-style meat pie bakery expands with local home delivery | The Los Angeles Times Aussie-style meat pie bakery expands with local home delivery
The owners of Pie-Not, a pair of spots that specialize in Australian meat pies, have a few Aussie phrases for Orange County customers to learn: “Sparrow-fart” is very early in the morning, “woop-woop” is far from anything of interest and “coppers,” of course, are police officers. And there’s a...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Senior citizens aren't pulling any punches at their weekly boxing program | The Los Angeles Times Senior citizens aren't pulling any punches at their weekly boxing program
Residents in a senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita are proving they can pack a punch. For nine months, the senior living community in Park Terrace has held a weekly boxing program with Gary Ballard, a former professional boxer who once fought for the IBF World super middleweight title....
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
This college-prep STEM program has a 100% high school graduation success rate | The Los Angeles Times This college-prep STEM program has a 100% high school graduation success rate
Over 20 years ago when Paul Riordan was teaching U.S. history at Santa Ana High School, he had a bright student who suddenly stopped showing up to class. “He was always two chapters ahead of me,” Riordan said of teaching the student. “Then he was gone for a couple of weeks and that bothered me.”...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Holocaust survivors share their stories over meals with volunteers in an expanding circle of support | The Los Angeles Times Holocaust survivors share their stories over meals with volunteers in an expanding circle of support
Sitting at Yama Sushi and Grill along Lake Mission Viejo, Julie Shulman and Marlene Beach teach Ino Wolff how to eat edamame. “This is new for me,” the 88-year-old Wolff said after eating a few beans. As they wait for entrees of sushi and tempura, Wolff tells stories from his past: how he learned...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Vaca restaurant to host a Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner | The Los Angeles Times Vaca restaurant to host a Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner
Long before he competed in the “Top Chef” finale and earned laurels for his two Orange County restaurants, chef Amar Santana was a high school sophomore enrolled in a cooking course. It was the early 1990s. He had just migrated from the Dominican Republic to Queens, N.Y., and didn’t speak English....
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Ray Choi, autoharp champion, is living his dream | The Los Angeles Times Ray Choi, autoharp champion, is living his dream
Everyone has dreams but not everyone achieves them. Ray Choi has. Choi is one of the world’s top autoharp players, and he demonstrated it at the 2017 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Championship, according to his peers. He has spent the past 30 years developing his expertise for the autoharp — a musical...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Taco scene gets creative with Italian and German pairings | The Los Angeles Times Taco scene gets creative with Italian and German pairings
The taco is one of Southern California’s quintessential eats, as much a part of our regional food culture as it is a purely Mexican invention. Handheld rounds of masa serve as blank canvases on top of which everyone from local street taqueros to fine-dining chefs have long placed meats, cheeses...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
At Designer Camp’s first O.C. session, students get a taste of fashion 101 | The Los Angeles Times At Designer Camp’s first O.C. session, students get a taste of fashion 101
When Kristen Dees and Mercedes Curran made high school visits on behalf of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles to speak with adolescent students, many of the pupils seemed unsure about pursuing a future in the industry. “It was almost too late, like they were too scared...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
MouseMingle helps Disney fans find their happily-ever-after | The Los Angeles Times MouseMingle helps Disney fans find their happily-ever-after
Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Kelsey Atwood-Knudson who dreamed of falling in love, fairy-tale style. She posted profiles on Tinder and Match.com, unsuccessful in her search for her Prince Charming until she stumbled on a dating site for Disney fans, MouseMingle, and created a...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Anaheim City Council passes county’s toughest restrictions on lobbying | The Los Angeles Times Anaheim City Council passes county’s toughest restrictions on lobbying
Anaheim elected officials and workers will be barred from lobbying the city for two years after they leave their jobs under a new “sunshine ordinance,” the strictest restriction on government lobbying in Orange County. The new ordinance, proposed by Councilman Jose Moreno, also prohibits the city...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Rams ride in style during training camp at UC Irvine | The Los Angeles Times Rams ride in style during training camp at UC Irvine
It was one of the most memorable moments from Rams training camp last year: Receivers Kenny Britt and Brian Quick, traversing UC Irvine’s campus in a go-kart, rolled the vehicle and both players fell out. No one was injured and it appeared there was no property damage. Camera crews filming HBO’s...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Teen arrested in drunk driving crash that left expectant father dead, police say | The Los Angeles Times Teen arrested in drunk driving crash that left expectant father dead, police say
Police arrested a teenager suspected in a fatal drunk driving crash in Anaheim that left an expectant father dead, authorities said. Jorge Esteban Lunas Martinez, 18, was speeding down a residential street around 3:15 a.m. when he lost control of his Nissan Maxima and collided with a Toyota Camry...
The Los Angeles Times | August 18, 2017
Schnauzer-poodle mix Albus is a fun little dog | Orange County Register Schnauzer-poodle mix Albus is a fun little dog
Breed: Schnauzer/poodle mix Age: 1.5 years Gender: Neutered male Size: About 13 pounds Albus’s story:  Albus was a stray on the streets of Los Angeles and has turned into a great little boy. He is beautiful, with loose curls and expressive eyes. Albus is bouncy and friendly and active and would do best in an active home with […]
Orange County Register | August 18, 2017
Using a diaper to shade your eyes while driving isn’t technically illegal, but come on | Orange County Register Using a diaper to shade your eyes while driving isn’t technically illegal, but come on
Q. I drive home from work every day using the northbound I-5 freeway through Irvine. The sun is on the left and comes into the driver’s side window. I see people using road maps, shirts, menus, newspapers and diapers as a sunshade covering the driver’s side windows. This blocks the driver’s visibility to the left. Is this […]
Orange County Register | August 17, 2017
Balboa Bay Resort nears the finish line of its multimillion-dollar renovation | The Los Angeles Times Balboa Bay Resort nears the finish line of its multimillion-dollar renovation
For all its grandeur and a guest list including heads of state and celebrities, the Balboa Bay Club had started to feel like a museum by 2012, when the 15-acre waterfront property was acquired by a pair of Newport Beach businessmen. The stakes were high for a property with sentimental value, and...
The Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2017
Muslim women find on-trend apparel at this modest fashion convention | The Los Angeles Times Muslim women find on-trend apparel at this modest fashion convention
At a filled-to-capacity Laguna Hills community center recently, hundreds of Muslim women gathered for what has been billed as the country’s largest modest fashion event, a marketplace of long-sleeve floral print summer dresses, flowing full-length skirts, feather-accented scarves and other items...
The Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2017
Kids and service dogs learn together at Segerstrom's music and dance school | The Los Angeles Times Kids and service dogs learn together at Segerstrom's music and dance school
A partnership between a program at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa and Canine Companions is allowing a few furry friends and some tykes to each lend a helping hand. Or paw. After the opening of Segerstrom’s School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities in the spring,...
The Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2017
Chef Mark McDonald draws on memories of Italy at Old Vine Café | The Los Angeles Times Chef Mark McDonald draws on memories of Italy at Old Vine Café
Chef Mark McDonald grew up in Huntington Beach, but the heart of his cooking — accessible tasting menus and bistro breakfasts are the backbone of his Costa Mesa restaurant, Old Vine Café — comes straight from southern Italy, a place he calls a “home away from home.” McDonald opened Old Vine at...
The Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2017
From H.B. High to mythical wildlife: Children's book author has adventures to tell | The Los Angeles Times From H.B. High to mythical wildlife: Children's book author has adventures to tell
Mythical wildlife may not exist, but because of Todd Calgi Gallicano’s book, they will be alive in the imaginations of children and adults. Gallicano, an author who spent part of his childhood in Huntington Beach, will release “Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw,” the first tale in the Sam London...
The Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2017
15 things to do this weekend in Orange County (Aug. 18-20) | Orange County Register 15 things to do this weekend in Orange County (Aug. 18-20)
It’s back to school season for many families already, and maybe you’re already in need of a break this weekend. Here are a few options for you: ALL WEEKEND GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS: The 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships are coming to the Honda Center in Anaheim this weekend. The country’s best gymnasts will compete in the four-day […]
Orange County Register | August 17, 2017
Newport Harbor High grad publishes biography of trans community activist | The Los Angeles Times Newport Harbor High grad publishes biography of trans community activist
When Newport Beach native Sophia Leveque first saw the name Gwendolyn Ann Smith, she was intrigued. Leveque, 23, was taking part in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon held at her alma mater, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. The event — typically held at universities, museums and cultural institutions...
The Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2017
Fountain Valley’s fountain might flow again, but how much? | The Los Angeles Times Fountain Valley’s fountain might flow again, but how much?
The large, long-dry fountain outside Fountain Valley City Hall may bubble and babble again soon, though it probably won’t be as full as it was in its pre-drought days. Landscape architects helping the city brainstorm a future for the fountain — a 17,000-gallon, three-part centerpiece of the city...
The Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2017
Tour great hills homes and gardens to raise money for CHOC | Orange County Register Tour great hills homes and gardens to raise money for CHOC
The Littlest Angel Guild’s 40th Tour of Great Kitchens and Gardens supporting the Children’s Hospital of Orange County is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. Pre-sale tickets are on sale. This year’s tour includes six distinctive homes in Peralta Hills and Yorba Linda.  The event features indoor and outdoor living spaces with […]
Orange County Register | August 17, 2017
SoCal Harvest: Everything you need to know about tickets, parking, performers and more | Orange County Register SoCal Harvest: Everything you need to know about tickets, parking, performers and more
The Harvest Crusade, now known as SoCal Harvest, begins Friday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.  Here’s what you need to know. When and where does the SoCal Harvest take place? Friday, Aug. 18 to Sunday, Aug. 20 at Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way in Anaheim. How much is admission? The event and concerts […]
Orange County Register | August 16, 2017
Pastor Greg Laurie to address racist ideology at SoCal Harvest starting Friday in Anaheim | Orange County Register Pastor Greg Laurie to address racist ideology at SoCal Harvest starting Friday in Anaheim
Adam Evans was 8 when he first attended the Harvest Crusade as a volunteer and participant — 22 years ago. “I did whatever a little kid could,” he said. “I picked up the trash, wrapped cables, picked up decks. I enjoyed it, but I could also see how the event affected a lot of lives […]
Orange County Register | August 16, 2017
Canyon High grad spent senior year planting roots for lasting project | Orange County Register Canyon High grad spent senior year planting roots for lasting project
It’s a myth that all high school seniors drop difficult courses and cruise through the remainder of their high school career … you know, the Senior Slump. Katherine “Katie” Zerbst, a 2017 graduate of Canyon High School, was no slouch during her senior year. She spent many of her after-school hours working to complete her […]
Orange County Register | August 16, 2017
Man stabbed during Anaheim bar fight | Orange County Register Man stabbed during Anaheim bar fight
ANAHEIM One man was stabbed and two others were arrested following a fight early Wednesday, Aug. 16, outside of an Anaheim bar, police said. The altercation was reported around 1:40 a.m. outside of the Bottoms Up Tavern, 2162 W Lincoln Ave., said Kristina Hamm, spokeswoman for the Anaheim Police Department. A man in his 20s was stabbed once […]
Orange County Register | August 16, 2017
Plans submitted by Chef Bruno Serato for rebuilding Anaheim White House after February fire | Orange County Register Plans submitted by Chef Bruno Serato for rebuilding Anaheim White House after February fire
A blue tarp covers most of the burnt-out windows and black-charred walls of the Anaheim White House. Wearing a striped hardhat, Chef Bruno Serato walked the perimeter of the site showing what could be saved and what would be rebuilt. Standing amidst the rubble of his restaurant, there’s a level of excitement in Serato’s voice. After […]
Orange County Register | August 15, 2017
Adopt a pet for $20 on Saturday, Aug. 19 as part of Clear the Shelters program | Orange County Register Adopt a pet for $20 on Saturday, Aug. 19 as part of Clear the Shelters program
Adopt a shelter pet this weekend and help the Clear the Shelters initiative.
Orange County Register | August 15, 2017
Anabella Hotel near Disneyland closes; developer to begin construction on four-diamond resort in September | Orange County Register Anabella Hotel near Disneyland closes; developer to begin construction on four-diamond resort in September
The last guests of the Anabella Hotel checked out Tuesday, Aug. 15. Soon the Mission-style hotel next to the Anaheim Convention Center will be torn down and construction is expected to start in mid-September on a luxury resort. “It’s a bittersweet moment for me,” Councilwoman Lucille Kring said at a small breakfast send-off. “I’ve always […]
Orange County Register | August 15, 2017