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  • Potential bank to be built in Town Center

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : News
    By KELLY ZHOU
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    The Planning Commission gave the go-ahead for a developer to transform a vacant boat storage lot in the city’s Town Center into a potential bank or other commercial property. Located at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Del Prado Avenue, the...
  • Great Park audit costs rise to $1.32 million

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : OC Watchdog
    BY LAUREN JOW
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    The city of Irvine will spend even more money to figure out why so much money was spent on the Great Park. The price tag for the ongoing investigation into how more than $200 million was spent on the Great Park has risen to $1.32 million. The Irvine...
  • Westchester Political, Business Leaders Applaud State Casino Decision

    Orange County News
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    The lone casino proposal approved for downstate New York region will be in Sullivan County in the town of Thompson, the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board announced on Wednesday afternoon, in a move applauded by Westchester County political and business leaders. Schenectady and the Town of Tyre in Seneca County were also awarded casino projects, with the board deferring on a possible fourth.
  • Jay Cutler hopes to stay with Bears

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    18 Dec 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Despite coach Marc Trestman benching him Wednesday just 14 games into a seven-year, $126.7 million contract, quarterback Jay Cutler hopes to remain with the team.
  • Report: Matt Kemp's physical uncovers arthritis

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Sports
    Pedro Moura
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    The Matt Kemp saga continues, as the Dodgers and Padres have yet to finalize their agreed-upon trade for the slugger more than one week after agreeing to it. A possible reason for the delay was reported Thursday by USA Today: Kemp's physical exam,...
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : News

  • Potential bank to be built in Town Center

    By KELLY ZHOU
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    The Planning Commission gave the go-ahead for a developer to transform a vacant boat storage lot in the city’s Town Center into a potential bank or other commercial property. Located at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Del Prado Avenue, the...
  • Somebody's gonna have a merry Christmas! Winning Powerball ticket sold in La Habra

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    A winning $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in La Habra, Lottery officials said Thursday, but the winner hasn't stepped forward yet. The winning ticket correctly matched five of six numbers – 22, 31, 38, 47 and 48 – and is worth $1,006,485. It...
  • Boats for $20? At 'Storage Wars' by the sea, anything's possible

    BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Johnny Cizek pulls up to the docks in an inflatable gray dinghy, just minutes before the action starts.Buzzing nearby on wooden walkways are about 50 people looking to pick up a deal, bargain-hunters who have shown up on a recent chilly morning to...
  • Citing its incredible popularity, Irvine's Cars and Coffee club shutting down

    BY SUSAN CARPENTER
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    It’s a sad truism that all good things must come to an end, even an automotive institution like Cars and Coffee in Irvine.On Wednesday, an official representing the car enthusiast gathering that, since 2006, has drawn increasing numbers of rare,...
  • Laguna Niguel parades its holiday spirit

    By CHRISTOPHER YEE
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    LAGUNA NIGUEL – Hundreds of people lined Crown Valley Parkway on Saturday for Laguna Niguel’s annual holiday parade. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and students from the Capistrano Unified School District marched along the parade route followed by...
 
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : OC Watchdog

  • Great Park audit costs rise to $1.32 million

    BY LAUREN JOW
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    The city of Irvine will spend even more money to figure out why so much money was spent on the Great Park. The price tag for the ongoing investigation into how more than $200 million was spent on the Great Park has risen to $1.32 million. The Irvine...
  • Watchdog: Public overtime pay surges

    By TERI SFORZA
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Several California firefighters managed to triple their base salaries by working tons of overtime last year, according to competing data on city worker pay released Monday by the state controller and the California Policy Center.The phenomenon of...
  • Watchdog: Man, never charged with a crime, spends 4 years in jail for contempt

    By TERI SFORZA
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Four years in Orange County jail. Solitary confinement. For not turning over a mysterious black duffel bag stuffed with $360,540 in cash, as the judge ordered. Zulmai Nazarzai, accused of running a loan scam, insists that the money and bag are gone....
  • $1 million to bring us 'Vector Inspector'

    By TERI SFORZA
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    Vector Inspectors, suit up and prepare to patrol ... the backyard. After more than a year of sometimes-edgy debate, the Orange County Vector Control District has approved a $1 million exhibit at the Discovery Cube science museum in Santa Ana,...
  • Business license crackdown gets slammed

    BY LILY LEUNG AND KEEGAN KYLE
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Chris Dunham is no scofflaw. Yet, when he learned that the business-suited woman who showed up unexpectedly at his Orange sporting goods store was a state tax official, panic set in. Over 15 minutes, the owner of OC Sports Xchange was asked if he...
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  • Westchester Political, Business Leaders Applaud State Casino Decision

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    The lone casino proposal approved for downstate New York region will be in Sullivan County in the town of Thompson, the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board announced on Wednesday afternoon, in a move applauded by Westchester County political and business leaders. Schenectady and the Town of Tyre in Seneca County were also awarded casino projects, with the board deferring on a possible fourth.
  • Tyre one of three sites approved by State Gaming Board for new casinos

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    In Seneca County, in Tyre, Lago Casino won the bid. Lago is projecting to provide about 1,500 jobs to the Finger Lakes region.
  • Barbara Bedell: Silver Ball details keeping staff busy

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    Despite end-of-the-year activities and holiday parties, staff members and volunteers at the Mental Health Association in Orange County are working on their annual Silver Ball, scheduled for Feb. 7 from 6-11 p.m. Led by Nadia Allen, director, the fundraising event will be at the beautiful Villa Venezia on Goshen Turnpike in the Town of Wallkill.
  • Orange officials lick wounds after casino snub

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
    The state Gaming Facility Location Board chose not to recommend any of the six Orange County hopefuls for a license.
  • My Turn: Financial turnaround complete

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    With the County Executive not exercising a veto against the Valley View budget, this long unfortunate saga may finally be over. As we know, in the past, our nursing home was financially run into the ground - with some legislators not able to see it, or even turning a blind eye while it was done - all in the guise of disposing the facility to relieve the high cost.
 
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Sports

  • Report: Matt Kemp's physical uncovers arthritis

    Pedro Moura
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    The Matt Kemp saga continues, as the Dodgers and Padres have yet to finalize their agreed-upon trade for the slugger more than one week after agreeing to it. A possible reason for the delay was reported Thursday by USA Today: Kemp's physical exam,...
  • Miller: Kobe's presence all that's keeping Lakers relevant

    BY JEFF MILLER
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This, this is a big part of the reason the Lakers re-signed Kobe Bryant last year, agreeing to pay him $48.5 million over two seasons in a contract that crippled their roster but clinched their relevance.This story right here, the one on Yahoo!’s...
  • Jordan hits key free throws in Clippers' win

    BY DAN WOIKE
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    LOS ANGELES – What would the big play be? Would it be a Blake Griffin dunk? A Chris Paul dime? A J.J. Redick 3? A Jamal Crawford buzzer-beater. Nope, it was going to be the most obvious thing Wednesday. DeAndre Jordan was going to make big free...
  • Mumps makes big impact on NHL

    BY JEFF Z. KLEIN
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Last week the Pittsburgh Penguins posted pictures on their website of several players in Santa Claus hats visiting patients at a local children’s hospital.That heartwarming scene turned into a bad visual for the NHL when one of those players,...
  • Lakers rookie Randle off crutches, eager to return

    BY JANIS CARR
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    EL SEGUNDO – Julius Randle ditched his crutches two weeks ago, not on doctor’s orders but by his own choice. The Lakers rookie is eager to get back to playing basketball after breaking his right leg in the regular-season opener against Houston....
 
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  • IlluminOcean at Dana Point Harbor

    Michele Whiteaker
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    IlluminOcean in Dana Point Harbor is a new ocean-themed holiday light display. Their tagline is “40 Nights of Holiday Lights” – so the event opened on November 26th and ends on January 4th. I happened to be having dinner in harbor on a Wednesday and so only got a quick peek of the IlluminOcean light displays. However, I returned on Friday for the Boat Parade with my whole family. IlluminOcean is, for the most part, not a static light display. Most of the lights move or have some sort of animated features and sounds to go along with them. Highlights: It’s FREE! The…
  • 7 Places to Help OC Non-Profits (& Play!) While You Shop Local

    Michele Whiteaker
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Did you know you can help OC non-profits as you “shop local” for gifts.  I wanted to talk about my favorite places to actually GO and get gifts where you can give to a local non-profit while finding something really special for your friend or loved one.  The other bonus for you – or the kids if you bring them – is that each of these places make a great outing and serves as an excuse to slow down during the busy season. The OC Coastkeeper Garden Store (Orange/Irvine) Give any donation to the Coastkeeper Garden and take home Garden Honey or a succulent as a gift.
  • 2014 Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train & Tree Ranch

    Lisa - North County Parks Reporter
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    It is Christmas Time once again at Irvine Park Railroad. The holiday festivities are in full swing and the new Christmas Tree Ranch is a wonderful addition to this annual holiday tradition. Santa’s Village is full of fun activities and gorgeous lights to enjoy in addition to riding the train to visit with Santa. Santa’s Village is free to visit and enjoy even if you don’t wish to ride the train to visit with Santa. Free activities in the village include: a coloring corner, story time with Mrs. Claus, an ice-themed hay maze and countless beautiful holiday lights and photo opportunities.
  • Discovery Cube Los Angeles Science Museum for Kids

    Michele Whiteaker
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    For my Orange County readers, the Discovery Cube OC science museum off the I-5 in Santa Ana is a familiar sight. Well, there’s a NEW cube in LA! Discovery Cube Los Angeles science museum for kids, adults, teachers and the whole Southern California community opens to the public on Thursday, November 13th, 2014.  My family got a first look at the new museum during a Family Media Preview day. Directions to Discovery Cube Los Angeles:  From Orange County, we took the 57 freeway to the 210 and exited at Foothill Blvd. There are plenty of signs directing you to “Discovery Cube Los…
  • Montane Botanic Garden and Children’s Outdoor Discovery Center

    Michele Whiteaker
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    The Southern California Montane Botanic Garden and Children’s Outdoor Discovery Center is known in our family as our “Annual Oak Glen Hike.” Apple picking is optional! The main reason we go is to get out onto the family-friendly trails in fall. Why don’t you come along with us? This is such a great interpretive hike for the kids and when you come back every year – and only once  year – you really notice the differences in the land! The new addition this year is “Kids Quizzes” stations. For instance the one below says: “What animal…
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