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  • Lee's Sandwiches recalls 100 tons of meat

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : News
    BY MARTIN WISCKOL
    25 May 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat products because the food was made without being inspected and because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and...
  • Grand jury report rips Orange County over crumbling animal shelter

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : OC Watchdog
    By TERI SFORZA
    21 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    A scathing grand jury probe excoriates the County of Orange – and the 18 cities that contract with it for animal care services – for decades of paralysis on replacing its dilapidated animal shelter.The problem, it said, is a lack of...
  • Hudson Confidential: Dempsey's address to cadets noteworthy

    Orange County News
    25 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    As we reported in Sunday's Times Herald-Record, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey's commencement address at West Point on Saturday included something you don't usually hear from speakers at that annual ceremony: singing.
  • CHP increases motorcycle safety patrols on local freeways

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    25 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    In honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the California Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement on the Southern California freeways known for having the highest number of motorcycle crashes.
  • College baseball: UCLA gets NCAA tourney's top overall seed; Fullerton opens against Pepperdine

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Sports
    BY JOEY KAUFMAN
    25 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    LOS ANGELES – There was little suspense on Monday morning when the UCLA baseball team gathered inside the clubhouse at Jackie Robinson Stadium to watch the NCAA Tournament selection show. As the players sat, cramped in front of a 20-inch television...
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  • Lee's Sandwiches recalls 100 tons of meat

    BY MARTIN WISCKOL
    25 May 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat products because the food was made without being inspected and because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and...
  • World's largest stand-up paddle event canceled

    BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
    25 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Candice Appleby knows the importance of the Battle of the Paddle, considered the world’s largest stand-up paddle event that drew the sport’s best athletes from around the globe each year to compete in Dana Point. It’s been a launching pad for...
  • Cannon blasts, 21-gun salute honor war dead on Memorial Day

    BY KEITH SHARON
    25 May 2015 | 4:06 pm
    SANTA ANA – The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War bought eight plots of land in the Santa Ana Cementary for $200 in 1904.They erected a flag pole on their land and wrapped wreaths around it for almost a decade before it started to look...
  • Blue whales - world's largest mammals - make return to Orange County

    By Laylan Connelly
    25 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    No one could be certain that the blue whales would be back this year. Charter boat captains always hope that the world’s largest mammal makes its way back to local waters. But it’s never a guarantee. That’s why the captains were excited when...
  • David Whiting's Memorial Day column: A soldier's legacy never dies

    BY DAVID WHITING
    25 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Rick Win’E is two-thirds of his way across this nation on the back of a Harley riding in formation with a few thousand motorcyclists on something called Run for the Wall. But this is no fun run. The plan was to arrive in Arlington, Va., on Memorial...
 
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    Orange County News

  • Hudson Confidential: Dempsey's address to cadets noteworthy

    25 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    As we reported in Sunday's Times Herald-Record, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey's commencement address at West Point on Saturday included something you don't usually hear from speakers at that annual ceremony: singing.
  • 845 Life: Braeside: An Orange County tradition

    25 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    So how many times have you driven past Orange Regional Medical Center, glanced across the street, noticed the climbing dome, and wondered what was THAT thing? Set on 15 acres in the Town of Wallkill, Braeside has been helping economically disadvantaged families send their kids to summer camp since 1895.
  • Marines complete relay run in Goshen Updated at

    24 May 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Twenty-four Marines ran a 100-mile Memorial Day relay from Albany to Goshen to honor their fallen comrades on Sunday.
  • True meaning of Memorial Day Updated at

    24 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    You know the drill for Memorial Day: Relax. Fire up the grill and enjoy the three-day weekend with your family and close friends.
  • The Fray: Skoufis' annexation bills slated for committee votes

    23 May 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Both state bills announced Monday by Assemblyman James Skoufis, D-Woodbury, in response to the Kiryas Joel annexation controversy have been taken up in the Senate by William Larkin Jr. and are scheduled to be taken up by two Assembly committees this week.
 
 
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  • My L.A. Dream Home in the “Canyon of Dreams”

    Jeffery Marino
    22 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    I’ve never liked the cliché that real estate is all about “location.” Not because I disagree with the basic premise; location, after all, is the number one driver of real estate value. But when I picture my dream home, I like to think of it as more than a financial investment located in a desirable area with a high resale potential. Rather than concerning myself with the location of my L.A. dream home, I prefer to consider it’s place. I understand this could be deemed a semantic quibble, but the nuance here, I would like to propose, is significant. For me, a home’s place…
  • How to Buy a Home in the Next Hot Neighborhood

    Mia Simon
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    In my last blog post, I gave my top four tips for getting a good deal in a great area. It’s tried and true advice for buying a home in an area that doesn’t pose a lot of risk;  places that have withstood economic fluctuations time and time again. But, what about the thrill and potential upside of uncovering the next hot neighborhood? The kind of home that will appreciate at a rate that makes your friends jealous; it’s the clairvoyant choice, where everyone will pat you on the back five years from now for your vision. To buy a home in such areas can be a great investment choice, from…
  • The Digital Diaspora

    Glenn Kelman
    21 May 2015 | 5:56 pm
    This post first appeared as guest commentary from Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman on CNBC.com. At a recent conference, the founder of one technology titan asked another if it was even possible to build a platform-technology company outside of Silicon Valley. It was a fair question, given the dominance of Google, Facebook and Apple. But from where I sat, it seemed easier to build a company of that size today almost anywhere except Silicon Valley. Credit for photo of Silicon Valley: Vadim Kurland on Flickr. Others have had the same thought. A spate of startups and now venture funds have recently left…
  • Rock-Bottom Rates Have Staying Power — For Now

    Nela Richardson
    21 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Mortgage interest rates are on the rise after hovering around near record lows early in the year. The cost of a 30-year, fixed-rate loan was little changed this week at 3.84 percent, according to Freddie Mac. While that’s down from 4.14 percent a year ago, it’s up from the 3.59 percent low recorded in February. The slow pace of rate hikes is good for buyers, many of whom are still taking advantage of still-cheap borrowing costs. However, there’s early evidence that even a slight rise in rates could weaken home sales. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that purchase loan…
  • Why I Work at Redfin: Making a Real Estate Career Possible for Anyone

    Taylor Connolly
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Prior to entering the real estate industry 10 years ago, I was working as a government contractor at NASA. It was a rewarding job and I learned a lot, but after a couple of years I was burnt out and looking for a change of pace. I wanted a career that didn’t involve sitting at a desk all day. I was looking for a job with more variety and, even more important than that, meaning. I wanted to help people and work toward something larger than myself. While looking for my first home, I thought about a career in real estate. The opportunity to help people like myself through the rewarding and…
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  • 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…
  • Family Guide to Crystal Cove Historic District via Los Trancos

    Michele Whiteaker
    14 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    The Crystal Cove Historic District & Cottages at Newport Coast are what most people associate with this state park. It’s popular for its cottages which are available for rental through ReserveAmerica.com, the Beachcomber cafe, interpretive programs and public events, and Ruby’s Shake Shack up on the bluff. It’s also a really fun place to take out-of-town guests. Driving Directions to Los Trancos Parking Lot: There is NOT day use parking for the Historic District on the beach side. That’s what makes this confusing to some: you want to be on the beach side, but the…
  • Reef Point at Crystal Cove State Park

    Michele Whiteaker
    13 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    Reef Point is the start of the bluff area that stretches north above Moro Beach. You can stick to the bluff trails and boardwalks or you can take the stairs and ramps down to the ocean. Driving Directions to Reef Point: Take Pacific Coast Highway to south of the shops at Crystal Cove. The entrance to this Crystal Cove State Beach parking area is on the beach side. Turn at the light that says “Reef Point.” There are two parking lots once you go through this entrance. MAP TO REEF POINT AT CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Highlights: You can ride bikes back and forth between the parking…
  • Top 5 Parks for Families Lists for 5th #KidstoParks Day

    Michele Whiteaker
    4 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    National Park Trust is a non-profit organization working to preserve parks today and create park stewards for tomorrow. Help them reach their goal of 500,000 pledges for Kids to Parks Day on May 16th and be entered to win a Nikon camera and even more prizes! They are already more than halfway there. Take the pledge and be counted! You don’t even have to join an existing event – just take the pledge and take your child to a park on May 16th. I hope you take your kids to parks, or at least outdoors to play, every day.  Here are some ideas of where-you-can-go contributed by…
  • That Time We Let Our Kids Go Inside an Active Grizzly Bear Habitat

    Michele Whiteaker
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Yes. We let our kids go inside an active grizzly bear habitat. Let me set the scene . . . My friend, “Mel” pointed us in the direction of the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone as a way to start our trip into the park. She’s a Yellowstone vacation coach for families who are planning trips to the National Park. Her service is amazing. Our family Yellowstone travels would not have been as enjoyable without her helpful pointers. In fact, I loved it so much I suggested we write a book together — and it’s available now (Yellowstone and Grand…
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