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  • 'Family' of thousands feasts at annual Honda Center Thanksgiving meal

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : News
    BY BERNARD J. WOLFSON
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:28 pm
    ANAHEIM – By the time the gate opened at 11 a.m., 2,000 people were lined up and waiting to be served. The line across the Honda Center parking lot spilled onto the sidewalk and street. They had come from across Orange and Los Angeles counties to...
  • District attorney clears ex-fair board members of wrongdoing again

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : OC Watchdog
    BY TONY SAAVEDRA
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Ex-state Sen. Dick Ackerman and former members of the Orange County Fair Board committed no crimes in the 2009 effort to buy the 150-acre fairgrounds, county prosecutors said. Opponents of the defunct sale accused Ackerman of violating state lobbying...
  • Orange County Launches its First Madrina Program

    Orange County News
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    On November 13, 2014, Sacred Heart School in Newburgh, NY became the first school in Orange County to institute a "Madrinas" Program, an official program of the Archdiocese of New York, aimed at increasing the enrollment of students from Hispanic families in Catholic Schools, said Catrina Rocco, principal of Sacred Heart School. "We are delighted to launch the Madrinas Program at Sacred Heart," said Principal Rocco.
  • LeSean McCoy, Mark Sanchez help Eagles drub Cowboys

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    27 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead
  • USC determined to get physical against Notre Dame

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Sports
    BY MICHAEL LEV
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    LOS ANGELES – Whether you were watching the game or experiencing it in the trenches, it was clear that USC was less physical than UCLA last week. The Trojans are determined to make sure that doesn’t happen again against Notre Dame. They set a...
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : News

  • 'Family' of thousands feasts at annual Honda Center Thanksgiving meal

    BY BERNARD J. WOLFSON
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:28 pm
    ANAHEIM – By the time the gate opened at 11 a.m., 2,000 people were lined up and waiting to be served. The line across the Honda Center parking lot spilled onto the sidewalk and street. They had come from across Orange and Los Angeles counties to...
  • Airplane out of Long Beach makes emergency landing in Irvine's Great Park

    BY CHRIS HAIRE
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    IRVINE – A small Cessna airplane made an emergency landing in the Great Park Thursday afternoon after experiencing engine trouble, Orange County fire officials said. The pilot and passenger were unharmed, though they were “extremely scared and...
  • Huntington Beach man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after domestic dispute

    BY CHRIS HAIRE
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday after police discovered him and his wife with multiple stab wounds following a domestic violence dispute, police said. Huntington Beach police responded to a report of...
  • Will walk, run or trot for food

    BY RAYMOND MENDOZA
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Tustin residents walked, ran and trotted for charity during the Orange County Rescue Mission’s inaugural Turkey Trot on Thursday, which aimed to raise funds to feed thousands in Orange County. The 5K run/walk event started and ended at the Orange...
  • Honk is thankful for you, the readers

    BY JIM RADCLIFFE
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    This Thanksgiving week, Honk is thankful for his readers who are the smartest, prettiest, most handsomest, funniest, most creative, happiest and sharpest-dressingest. Because of their questions in the last year, he has learned: Riding without a seat...
 
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  • Orange County Launches its First Madrina Program

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    On November 13, 2014, Sacred Heart School in Newburgh, NY became the first school in Orange County to institute a "Madrinas" Program, an official program of the Archdiocese of New York, aimed at increasing the enrollment of students from Hispanic families in Catholic Schools, said Catrina Rocco, principal of Sacred Heart School. "We are delighted to launch the Madrinas Program at Sacred Heart," said Principal Rocco.
  • Two Orange County Farms to Receive Over $1.4 Million Grant

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced that two farms in Orange County have been awarded grant funding from New York State totaling more than $1.4 million to maintain them for agricultural purposes and keep the land free from future development. Under the Farmland Protection Implementation Program administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Windfall Farms, located in the Town of Hamptonburgh, will receive $931,800 and Jones Farm in the Town of Cornwall will get $531,900 to preserve these open spaces for future farming.
  • Parents of DWI victims speak against drunk driving

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:16 pm
    GOSHEN – In 2005, Stacey Garrison's son Anthony was killed by an off-duty correction officer who was driving drunk after a holiday party.
  • Black Friday madness strikes Orange County early

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Shoppers are already lining up outside stores to try and score the best deals. The craziness of holiday shopping has hit Orange County as some shoppers are already lined up outside stores in hopes of getting the best deals.
  • Where will the casino land? Decision expected Dec. 17

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Where will the casino land? Decision expected Dec. 17 There are 16 proposals vying for up to four licenses in three regions of the state. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1r3i8tS The state Gaming Commission indicated Monday that its siting board for casinos in New York is expected to make its decisions public on Dec. 17. The Gaming Facility Location Board met Friday, and said it would make its selections at its next meeting.
 
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Sports

  • USC determined to get physical against Notre Dame

    BY MICHAEL LEV
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    LOS ANGELES – Whether you were watching the game or experiencing it in the trenches, it was clear that USC was less physical than UCLA last week. The Trojans are determined to make sure that doesn’t happen again against Notre Dame. They set a...
  • USC playing for veteran leaders Pullard, Telfer

    BY MICHAEL LEV
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    LOS ANGELES – It’s reasonable to wonder what USC is playing for in its regular-season finale against Notre Dame on Saturday, considering it has four losses on its ledger. The most popular answer: Hayes and Randall. Linebacker Hayes Pullard and...
  • Short-handed Lakers fade against Grizzlies

    BY BILL ORAM
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    LOS ANGELES – It’s understandable if these dark days of Lakers basketball have fans longing for an era that evoked a cheerier disposition. Wouldn’t it be nice, some are probably thinking, to experience Showtime basketball just one more time? It...
  • Alexander: Watt is up as the Chargers' new center

    BY JIM ALEXANDER
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    SAN DIEGO – The Chargers’ revolving door at center has taken another turn. This time, the guy who emerged was a rookie who, until this season, had never played center in a game. At any level. Chris Watt, come on down! You know, this just might...
  • Crawford's 'D' at crunch time carries Clippers

    BY DAN WOIKE
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Doc Rivers was asked the kind of question most would give a half-hearted answer to, no matter what they thought. But before Wednesday’s game, the Clippers coach was in an honest mood. “Is he an underrated team defender?”...
 
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  • 2014 Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train & Tree Ranch

    Michele Whiteaker
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    The 19th Annual Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train & Tree Ranch are opening on November 28th. Read about our trip to the 2013 Christmas Train and see photos of the lights from last year. (Remember, you can visit the Irvine Park Railroad with your family by paying your OCParks entrance of $3 or $5 — and enjoy the lights and festive setting for free. There is no charge to walk the grounds. But if you want to ride the train or participate in activities, there are associated costs.) Christmas Tree Ranch — New for 2014 Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, families will be able…
  • 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…
  • ReefCheck.org Volunteer Divers Monitor Underwater Parks

    Michele Whiteaker
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    The Resorts at Dana Point are founding partners in the Reef Check Foundation’s Adopt-a-Reef program. Reef Check trains and supports a network of volunteer divers to monitor over 100 protected underwater parks in California – and many more internationally. (It’s a lot more complicated than that with different protection designations for different areas, but we’ll call them underwater parks for the purpose of this post. Learn more on the California Marine Protected Area website.) Businesses like Quicksilver, Body Glove and Patagonia are also Adopt-a-Reef sponsors for…
  • Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea: The $5 Park with $10 Worth of Fun

    Michele Whiteaker
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea is ridiculously fun. FOUR playgrounds lie in sprinting distance of one another – with views of a small lake. Bring a picnic and plan to stay all day for nature hikes and wildlife viewing. Kudos to Orange County for bringing the best in playgrounds to its kids. Directions to Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea: We took the 57 Freeway exiting at Lambert. If you’re traveling from the coast – it’s a right turn onto Lambert from the offramp (away from Brea Mall). After crossing Valencia Ave, Lambert turns into Carbon Canyon Road. The park…
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