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  • Laguna Canyon Road closed as 100 firefighters battle blaze in Laguna Beach

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : News
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:58 pm
    About 100 firefighters are trying to contain a 10-acre-plus blaze in Laguna Beach, which has closed Laguna Canyon Road from the 73 Freeway to Pacific Coast Highway, officials said. The brush fire started about 3:20 p.m. Friday at the 1900 block of...
  • Attorney sets sights on court clerk suspected in Orange County record-fixing cases

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : OC Watchdog
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    A Fullerton defense lawyer said Friday that dozens of DUI and other traffic cases are being reopened unfairly in the wake of an ongoing investigation into record fixing at the county courthouse. Attorney Ray Dinari appeared in Westminster court to...
  • Carli Lloyd Carries U.S. Team To World Cup Final

    L.A. Times - Orange County News
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd was still in high school the last time the U.S. won a Women's World Cup. But she hasn't forgotten the experience.
  • Forge Hill Road bridge finally reopens Updated at

    Orange County News
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    NEW WINDSOR – The Forge Hill Road bridge over Moodna Creek was open to traffic Thursday, for the first time in 1,403 days.
  • Watch as these kayakers rescue a trapped dolphin RSS Feed
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:49 pm
    A group of kayakers helped rescue a trapped dolphin off of the Isle of Barra in Scotland.
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  • Forge Hill Road bridge finally reopens Updated at

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    NEW WINDSOR – The Forge Hill Road bridge over Moodna Creek was open to traffic Thursday, for the first time in 1,403 days.
  • The demolition begins

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Where the Government Center project is now: Orange County moving forward with estimated $7 million demolition of the Government Center and overall $77 million renovation project Attorney Michael Sussman announces new suit against the county to stop the demolition on environmental law procedural grounds Four-judge panel of the Appellate Divison rejects preliminary injunction request by Sussman to stop demolition while appeal is heard on initial challenge to the demolition Staten Island Judge rules against temporary restraining order request by Sussman to block demolition while he appeals a…
  • 9/11 hero wins $5 million NY Lottery prize

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    A New York City firefighter forced to retire due to Ground Zero ailments won a $5 million jackpot with a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket. Carmelo Mercado, of Harriman in Orange County, New York, hit paydirt with a $20 "Cash X 100" ticket, sources said.
  • Free ESOL Classes and Citizenship Exam Preparation

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County and the New York State Office for New Americans, in partnership with Orange-Ulster BOCES, will begin enrollment for ESOL classes on July 6. The free ESOL program runs from July through June at locations throughout Orange County. Both day and evening classes are available.
  • Newest ruling: Orange County Government Center demolition can continue Updated Jul 1, 2015 at

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    An appeal-court panel Wednesday refused to halt demolition work on the Orange County Government Center, allowing the county to continue gutting the insides while opponents of a $71 million overhaul and expansion of the 45-year-complex wage what will soon be a two-pronged legal challenge.
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Sports

  • Josh Hamilton on facing Angels: 'There's nothing significant about it'

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels are facing Josh Hamilton on Friday for the first time since Sept. 30, 2012. That day, he launched four hits against them and struck out five times -- the teams played a double-header. Activated by the Rangers this week...
  • Serena Williams battles back to beat Watson at Wimbledon, will face Venus next

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    LONDON – Pushed to the absolute limit, Serena Williams once again found a way to win. Down 3-0 and 5-4 in the third set, twice within two points of defeat, Williams dug deep and overcame Britain’s Heather Watson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 on Centre Court at...
  • Clippers center DeAndre Jordan to sign with Dallas

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    DeAndre Jordan, the Clippers' all-NBA center, has agreed to become a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Clipper executives were notified of Jordan's decision Friday afternoon. Jordan will sign a four-year, $80 million contract with Dallas, leaving...
  • Going from one drama to the next, Angels set to face Hamilton

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    ANAHEIM – The Angels are moving on from the resignation of General Manger Jerry Dipoto to the other major chapter of drama that has marked the 2015 season. The team heads into this weekend’s series against the Texas Rangers in Arlington in a...
  • LaMarcus Aldridge gives Lakers a second look

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:10 pm
    To borrow from Mark Twain, reports of the Lakers’ offseason demise were greatly exaggerated. Or at the very least, premature. After enduring 36 hours of public ridicule following reports that the Lakers botched their Tuesday night meeting with top...
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  • What You Need to Know Before Remodeling with Tile

    Ben Lamm
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are a lot of advantages to using tile on many of the surfaces in your home. Tile is practically indestructible, easy to clean, and long-lasting. There are, however, a number of things that you should consider before remodeling with tile in your home. There are several different types of tile; natural stone, porcelain, and vinyl are among the most common, but glass and stainless steel are also used in some situations. The type of tile you choose will depend on your needs. Vinyl Tile Photo via Vinyl tile is typically purchased in square tiles that are 9×9 or…
  • Here’s the Other Story in Today’s Jobs Report: Americans Are Dropping Out

    Lorraine Woellert
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    There are reasons to be upbeat about the economy. Fewer people are filing for unemployment, people are spending money and companies are hiring. Employers added 223,000 jobs last month, and unemployment fell to 5.3 percent. That’s pretty good, but there’s always more to a story than the headline. Usually, more jobs mean more job seekers. That wasn’t the case in June. Instead, the share of Americans working or looking for work fell to 62.6 percent, the smallest in 37 years. The last time labor participation was this low, a 30-year mortgage was 9 percent and rising fast. One month…
  • Five 4th of July Mantel Decorations That Will Make You Feel Proud to Be an American

    Alyssa Ennis
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    If Christmas decorations were peanut butter, a fireplace mantel would definitely be jelly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give our mantels some holiday love year-round! The 4th of July provides a perfect opportunity to showcase your festive spirit in shades of red, white and blue, and in honor of the occasion, we’re saluting five of our favorite ideas for 4th of July mantel decorations. Red, White, and Plenty of Blue Courtney of Diamond in the Stuff created her simple yet eye catching 4th of July mantel using a nine-pane window she rummaged out of her garage! Patriotic signs and a big…
  • Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders Buys Zooey Deschanel’s House

    Alanna Finn
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
      Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders paid top dollar for Zooey Deschanel’s house in Los Angeles. The “New Girl” actress got $135,000 more than the original asking price from Helder, who paid $2.33 million for the property this month. The 29-year-old drummer is now the proud owner of the three-bedroom home, which was built in 1933. The traditional estate has a lot of original detail, including French doors throughout the property that allow plenty of natural light to flood many of the rooms. The formal dining room is a bit more rustic, with a pitched wooden ceiling and a dark wood…
  • You Won’t Believe the View from this LA Luxury Home

    Alyssa Ennis
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    If the $23.9M price tag on this Los Angeles mansion doesn’t take your breath away, the view from the lavish infinity pool and ginormous deck surely will. Perched above the Sunset Strip, this LA luxury home features world-class amenities and stunning city-to-ocean views. The five-bedroom, six-bath home also comes prepared to party with a built-in cocktail bar, 10-seat home theater, gym, and fire pit. We may not be able to afford the property ourselves but you’ll invite us over for the housewarming party, won’t you? Think the view is worth $23.9M? Let us know in comments below, or give us…
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  • Ultimate Guide to City Recreation Programs and Calendars in OC

    Michele Whiteaker
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Welcome to the ultimate guide to city recreation programs and calendars in OC with links to each city’s community calendar or recreation classes and activities guides. If you live in Orange County, chances are you get a recreation guide mailed to you on a seasonal basis or at least a community newsletter. But we are all accustomed to traveling between many different OC cities on a daily basis. These newsletters and guides are also available online. What if you are missing a family recreational opportunity that might be right next door to you? How to Use This Guide to City Recreation…
  • 10 Ways to Find New Places to Play

    Michele Whiteaker
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:13 pm
    To learn 10 ways to find new places to play - you first need to learn a little about your play trips guide — ME! Think back to before smartphones, before blogs, before everybody talked about helicopter parenting and dwelled on the woes of kids not connected to nature.  Well, BEFORE all that I was helping families find new places to play via my MOMS Club newsletter by writing park specifics, writing newspaper articles, writing magazine articles, and tirelessly searching for new and easy outdoor experiences for our family. There were only a few of us “playground bloggers”…
  • The Day “New” Happened at Discovery Cube OC

    Michele Whiteaker
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:34 am
    Bloggers covered it. The OC Register covered it. And lots of people are talking about the expansion finally opening. But you really need to visit and see for yourself! I don’t want to spoil the surprise too much. We got to visit as part of a media preview. Although, I’m sharing what’s new AT the Cube – the coolest bit of this expansion is what happens outside the cube! More science-based learning for classrooms and students in Los Angeles and Orange County driven by the work of the Discovery Science Foundation. The Discovery Science Foundation supports both LA and…
  • Back Bay Science Center Community Days in Newport Beach

    Michele Whiteaker
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:57 am
    Back Bay Science Center is open on Sundays for Community Days from 10am to 2pm — making it the perfect destination for a bike ride along Back Bay Drive (Mountains to Sea Trail & Bikeway) from Vista Point.  It’s an open house style event with tanks to see and volunteers to help guide you through the Center’s exhibits. Directions to Back Bay Science Center: When driving, take Jamboree towards Balboa Island – and past the Hyatt Newport– turn right onto Back Bay Drive as if you were going to Newport Dunes Resort but drive past it. Where the road dead ends, turn left…
  • Pelican Point and Treasure Cove at Crystal Cove State Park

    Michele Whiteaker
    15 May 2015 | 11:03 am
    The Pelican Point Entrance is where Newport Coast Drive dead ends into Crystal Cove State Park. Parking is on the beach side of PCH. My family enjoys this entrance because of the boardwalk that goes through the coastal sage scrub and the path that winds around to the viewpoint path over Little Treasure Cove. Driving Directions to Pelican Point and Treasure Cove Parking Lot: Going north on Pacific Coast Highway, turn left at Newport Coast Drive. There are a number of smaller parking lots inside this entrance. Park in the first lot on your right to reach the Boardwalk. Or go all the way to…
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