The Ramon Peralta Adobe, Anaheim Hill’s hidden jewel, is offering guided tours on Saturday, May 6.
The Peralta is one of the few remaining buildings of the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, a ranch that once sprawled across the region. It is now a museum tracing the history of the canyon, including the early visits by Spanish explorers in 1769.
The free tours are open to the public and are held on the first Saturday of the month.
– Denisse Salazar
If you go
When: Noon to 1 p.m.
Coroner identifies pedestrian who authorities say was killed in Huntington Beach by a suspected DUI driverCoroner’s officials have identified a man, who authorities say was killed by a woman suspected of driving under the influence in Huntington Beach, as 55-year-old Paul Stovall.
Stovall, whose city of residence was unknown, was struck by an SUV driven by 34-year-old Anastasia Hull of Lakewood, authorities said.
She apparently struck a pole before driving up onto the sidewalk and hitting Stovall, who was walking, authorities said.
- Students from Mission Viejo, Capistrano Valley and Tesoro high schools were recognized for their achievements by the Kiwanis Club of Mission Viejo at a breakfast meeting for the students and their parents on Tuesday, April 25, at Fairhaven Memorial in Mission Viejo.
The students were nominated by the teachers with final selection by the schools’ administration staff. The criteria for selection is leadership, academic excellence and/or community volunteerism. The principals
- This week I thought I would wander down a very controversial surf street and try to give an objective overview about the issue facing many local surfers and beach-goers this summer.
It’s the idea of a surfing competition coming to your local surf break. It seems to me there are four sides to this question.
First off we have the people involved in the competition. This would be the surfers competing, the organizers and the sponsors. They are all happy to be having the event and looking forw
- CARSON – The sounds of unhappy supporters haven’t been heard much at StubHub Center in recent years.
However, after a listless first half that left the Galaxy walking off the field trailing 3-0, and again when the final whistle was blown, Galaxy fans at Sunday’s game against Seattle showed their displeasure by raining down boos.
The 3-0 defeat to the Sounders secured the Galaxy’s worst start since 2007 (2-5) and dropped them to 10th in the Western Conference.
This group i
Former Orange County Marathon winner accuses Huntington Beach officers of using excessive force, sinking his Olympic hopesA former Orange County Marathon winner has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a violent run-in with Huntington Beach police officers sunk his Olympic chances.
An attorney for Stephan Shay, along with his brother Nathan Shay, filed a complaint this week at the U.S. District Courthouse in Santa Ana accusing two officers of excessive force.
According to the federal complaint, Stephan Shay on Jan. 13, 2016 was in the midst of his daily run while training for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
- ANGELS at RANGERS
When: Saturday, 6 p.m.
Where: Globe Life Park
ANGELS RHP JESSE CHAVEZ (2-3, 4.13)
vs. Rangers: 2-4, 6.00
At Globe Life Park: 2-3, 5.28
Hates to face: Mike Napoli, 4 for 12 (.333), 2 HRs
Loves to face: Shin-Soo Choo, 1 for 12 (.083)
RANGERS RHP YU DARVISH (2-2, 3.03)
vs. Angels: 8-2, 3.48
At Globe Life Park: 29-14, 3.22
Hates to face: Kole Calhoun, 5 for 14 (.357), 2 HRs
Loves to face: Yunel Escobar, 2 for 18 (.111)
- Dressed as Princess Leia is Samantha Simon, 7, of Redondo Beach. She holds a churro in one hand and a light saber in the other hand. “My light saber is more important then my churro,” she said. //// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Force was strong at Disneyland on May the Fourth, Star Wars Day, with Star Wars fans populating Tomorrowland, dressed in Star Wars attire, standing with Stormtroopers for photo ops, and purchasing limited edition Star Wars merchandise on Star Wars day. May the
- SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired a mid-range ballistic missile from the western part of its country Saturday, but the launch apparently failed, South Korea and the United States said Saturday.
The test will be condemned by outsiders as yet another step in the North’s push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the U.S. mainland.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the North fired the unidentified missile from around Pukchang, which
- Josh Tupou’s dreams could crystallize Saturday in the NFL draft, but the defensive prospect won’t watch his story unfold on TV. He’ll let his heart be his guide.
The massive, run-stuffing nose tackle from Colorado plans to share dinner with family in Riverside and offer prayers of gratitude, a nod to his Tongan spirit.
Tupou considers his grandfather, Tofa Tupou of Los Alamitos, his prime role model. He would love to share news of being drafted with the family patriarch.
- Pianist Louis Lortie joins the Pacific Symphony for Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 in F Minor for Piano and Orchestra at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Pianist Louis Lortie takes in the applause from the balcony after performing at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Jean-Marie Zeitouni speaks to the audience before he guest condu
- As coyotes find their way into more urban areas of Orange County, cities are coping with how to address residents concerns and prevent attacks.
In a public workshop Tuesday evening, April 25, Costa Mesa unveiled its coyote management plan, which is broken into three parts: public education, following laws that prohibit feeding wildlife and a balanced response to human and coyote interactions.
“We’re right by the back bay and the Santa Ana River,” said Costa Mesa polic
- NEWPORT BEACH Anyone wishing to lead an invocation before a City Council meeting can now refer to specific religions or religious figures.
A unanimous council vote on Tuesday, April 25, softened a city policy that prohibited references to a specific religion, deity or sect during prayers.
Mayor Kevin Muldoon said he was troubled when a rabbi was barred from citing Scripture during an invocation in January, and again when a resident who authored a book on her family’s ex
- As costs rise for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s contract, Laguna Woods City Council plans to cut program costs to its budget for the next two fiscal years.
In the first of four discussions regarding the city’s budget on Wednesday, April 26, the council examined how the unexpected increase of deputy salary and benefit increases – a $47,927 impact – and an additional increase of $209,961 at the beginning of the fiscal year, which begins July 1, will affect
Your bad credit history strikes again. You didn’t even plan on applying for credit; You just wanted to get a 15 percent discount on your Macy’s purchase by applying for a store credit card. Nobody enjoys being reminded of past mistakes, but when you have a bad credit history, you are reminded of those financial mistakes every day. And not only is that a blow to your emotional well-being, it’s also bad for your health.Bad credit = stress
When you face credit checks for t
- Detectives go over details during an investigation where a man was taken into custody in connection with the stabbing death of a woman found inside a car in La Habra on Friday morning. (Photo by KEN STEINHARDT, Orange County Register/SCNG)A detectives makes a call during an investigation where a man was taken into custody in connection with the stabbing death of a woman found inside a car in La Habra on Friday morning. (Photo by KEN STEINHARDT, Orange County Register/SCNG)Investigators work near
OCTA needs volunteers for Measure M oversight committee, to make sure money is going where it shouldThe Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking volunteers to apply for two vacancies on the Measure M Taxpayers Oversight Committee which ensures revenue collected from the half-cent sales tax is going toward transportation improvements, as promised.
Deadline for applications is Monday, May 1.
Members of the 11-person independent committee monitor OCTA’s use of funds for projects including freeways, community buses, commuter rail, the upcoming OC Streetcar and environmental preserva
- IRVINE Police are searching for a missing 70-year-old man from Morongo Valley who suffers from dementia and is diabetic.
John Deurmeier was last seen at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Kaiser Hospital, 6670 Alton Parkway in Irvine, police said.
Deurmeier is 5-feet-11 and weighs 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-blue Hawaiian shirt, gray shorts and dark shoes.
Anyone who sees Deurmeier is asked to call the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7200.
- LAGUNA HILLS Luck ran out Friday morning for a 59-year-old Laguna Hills man who, authorities said, was robbed of his casino winnings.
Around 1:40 a.m., a robber kicked in the door of the victim’s home in the 24000 block of Luton Street and stole money he had won hours earlier at a Gardena casino, sheriff’s Lt. John Roche said.
The amount of cash taken was not disclosed.
The victim sustained a minor bruise to his right arm, while the robber fled in a white Cad
- Suspended by USA Swimming, 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte is scheduled to compete in Riverside this weekend at the U.S. Masters Spring National Championships at the Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College.
Lochte, who had a gas-station incident at last year’s Rio Olympics, is currently suspended from USA Swimming national team competitions until June 30 and July’s world championships meet.
USA Swimming confirmed Lochte, who trains in California, is eligible for the
- The 3-year-old struck and killed by a reportedly drunken driver as the child crossed a San Bernardino street with his family has been identified as Michael Flores.
Michael was struck and killed Thursday evening after a truck apparently didn’t stop for a family of four as it crossed Base Line at North Davidson Avenue in a marked crosswalk.
PHOTOS: Toddler killed in San Bernardino crosswalk
The homeless family was in the crosswalk, and cars were stopped to let them cross, when the Chevrolet
- Japanese lifestyle brand Miniso is making its way to Santa Ana. The store is scheduled to open this summer in MainPlace Mall on the ground level near Macy’s.
Most products cost $2 to $20. The store carries Asian snack foods, cosmetics, electronics and more. It launches new products every seven days.
It opened its first store in the U.S. in April in Pasadena. It also plans to open stores in Lakewood and Santa Monica.
Japanese lifestyle brand Miniso is making its way to Santa Ana.
Rock musician Moby and his critically acclaimed memoir ‘Porcelain’ are set for the Register Book Club’s next eventMoby rocks out during a concert in L.A. (Photo by Philip Cosores, contributing photographer)“Porcelain” is the memoir of musician Moby, who will be the next author featured in the Register Book Club at a public program held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17.Moby is the electronic rock musician, and “Porcelain” is his memoir. Both will be featured at the next Register Book Club event on Wednesday, May 17. (Photo courtesy of Penguin Books)The original caption on this photo shows
- By NICOLE WINFIELD and BRIAN ROHAN
CAIRO — Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic two-day visit aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God’s name.
The Catholic pontiff is holding a series of deeply symbolic meetings in Cairo with Egypt’s religious and political leaders; he is also to participate in an international peace conference organized by Al-Azhar, the world’s primary seat of Sunni Islamic learning.
- By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result repeats a pattern that has characterized the recovery: lackluster beginnings to the year.
The Commerce Department says the gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, grew by just 0.7 percent in the first quarter following a gain of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter.
The slowdown primarily
- There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America’s greatest female poets. But that’s what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion,” a fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson’s extraordinary, ordinary life from her teenage years to her death in 1886.
It’s the kind of breath of fresh air experience that
- FRIDAY, APRIL 28
America’s Family Pet Expo: The world’s largest pet and pet product expo with exhibitors like retailers, groomers, hobbyist, humane societies, rescue organizations, breeders, and more. This is a great show of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and more, plus entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today & Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at OC Fair & Event Center. Free-$15; parking, $8. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 714-708-1500 or ocfair.com
“An American in
- Just like Disneyland in California, visitors to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World get into the park via Main Street U.S.A.
It’s the fade in to the rest of the park, which holds the record for most-attended theme park in the world.
It opened October 1, 1971. Roy Disney dedicated the park that day, getting the first phase of Walt Disney World built and open after the death of his brother, Walt Disney, some five years before.
The first phase of the resort included some hotels, a campgrou
- At this point in movie marketing history, they’ve almost conditioned the entire world to think that summer films should only be big escapist fantasies and loutish comedies. But like the sentient simians from the Planet of the Apes, some of us staged a rebellion last summer.
The number of disappointing returns from supposedly sure-thing tentpole films between May and Labor Day 2016 might have influenced the slight but perceptible cutback in franchise product over the next four months.
- The Stagecoach Country Music Festival returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio this weekend and the Southern California News Group will be there to get the whole thing on Snapchat and Instagram.
This means you get to see all the cowboy hats, hay bales and American Flag swag in the desert without actually having to brave the heat.
Follow the Southern California News Group on Snapchat by opening the app on your phone, and pointing the camera at our ghost and tapping your screen.Follow us on Snapch
- Dressed up in rhetoric of accountability, local control and transparency, Senate Bill 808 is little more than an attempt by California teachers unions to restrict charter schools.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, would limit opportunities for charter schools to be authorized and reauthorized, make it easier for charter applications to be denied and undercut the due process for charter applicants.
Charter schools are public schools with greater flexibility than traditional pu
- Yesterday’s conventional wisdom: A wave of insurgent populism is sweeping the West, threatening its foundational institutions — the European Union, the Western alliance, even liberal democracy itself.
Today’s conventional wisdom (post-first-round French presidential election): The populist wave has crested, soon to abate.
Chances are that both verdicts are wrong. The anti-establishment sentiment that gave us Brexit, then Donald Trump, then seemed poised to give us Marine Le Pen
- As conservative author Ann Coulter’s speaking appearance at the University of California, Berkeley was being canceled this week, MSNBC host Chris Hayes expressed “amazement” that free speech issues on college campuses receive so much media attention.
“If you haven’t been paying attention to right-wing media recently, it’s amazing how much attention current campus controversies have gotten,” Hayes tweeted. “But modern conservatism’s emotional
- In recent days, Orange County drivers have heard from some people about how everyone will benefit greatly from the transportation finance bill (Senate Bill 1) that the California Legislature approved this month. More money for road repairs and a constitutional “guarantee” to protect new transportation tax dollars. What’s not to like?
Actually, there is plenty to dislike. The bill includes the largest gas tax increase in California’s history — a $5.2 billion annual t
- Orange County is a donor county. This means that collectively we send far more in revenue to the state than we receive back. Not surprisingly, this impacts almost every aspect of our lives. It would be difficult to identify a public service that wouldn’t be in a better position to serve the public if we just received back approximately the amount of revenue we send to Sacramento.
Politicians across the political spectrum in Orange County decry the unfairness of our donor status. But there
- Takkarist McKinley cycled through the full range of emotions in the two minutes after he was selected 26th overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL draft on Thursday night.
The only UCLA player taken in the first round was wistful as he rose from his chair clutching a picture of his late grandmother, the woman to whom he promised an escape from his rough neighborhood to Division I football.
Knowing he more than delivered on his promise to Myrtle Collins, McKinley’s smile had stretche
- Heather Defelice, left, and Amanda Byrne of Culver City have fun meeting fellow Chargers fans at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Season ticket holders were invited to watch the Chargers make their 1st round pick in th 2017 NFL draft. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)As the Chargers announce their first round draft pick, Gloria Padilla of Chula Vista cheers at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The Chargers chose wide receiver Mike Wil
- Former USC standout Adoree’ Jackson signs autographs for fans before the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)USC’s Adoree’ Jackson carries the ball in the second quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)USC’s Adoree’ Jackson arrives before the first round of the 2017 NFL football dra
- THOUSAND OAKS – Now the Rams can get to work.
Amid of flurry of trades during the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday, the Rams resisted any possible temptation to join the crowd. They remain on the board with the fifth pick of Friday’s second round, No. 37 overall.
“Early in the round, I was like a fan who didn’t know who would go where,” General Manager Les Snead said. “When it got to pick 25, 26, 27, you think, ‘OK, it’s getting closer.&rsq
- Tustin head coach Claire Gocke will coach the North team in Saturday’s all-star basketball game in Tustin. File photo Bill AlkoferTustin’s Lilly Ballestero Photo courtesy Tustin HighTustin’s Devyn Barner Photo courtesy Tustin HighTustin’s Haakon Ullrich Photo courtesy Tustin HighShow Caption of Expand
Three players from Tustin are among those who will competing for the North teams in Saturday’s Orange County all-star basketball games at Cypress College.
- After the opening two rounds of competition, four local singles players and three area doubles teams are still alive at the 117th annual Ojai Tournament.
Adam Langevin (Sage Hill), Koki Takabatake (Irvine), Max McKennon (Newport Harbor) and Stefan Dostanic (Woodbridge) each went 2-0 on Thursday to advance to Friday’s round of 16.
In doubles action, Pedro Fernandez del Valle and Matt Paulsen (Corona del Mar) won a pair of three-set matches. Hans Hwang and Soomin Lee (University) survived a
- ANAHEIM – The sports media gathered here, too, in December of 2012, another team announcing an exciting acquisition that would bring grand promise for the future.
Josh Hamilton, it turned out, brought nothing to the Angels more grand than a series of headlines and headaches that, to this day, continue to impede the team’s future.
Here’s hoping things work out a little better for the Chargers – the, don’t forget, Los Angeles Chargers – who were just officially
- Catherine Tran and the La Quinta girls and the Los Amigos boys highlighted the Garden Grove League swimming finals Thursday.
Tran captured the 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke at Garden Grove High for the league champion Aztecs.
The junior sliced almost 5½ seconds off her prelims time in the 200 IM to touch first in an automatic Division 4 qualifying time of 2 minutes, 18.68 seconds. She also dropped a second in the backstroke to win in a Division 4 automatic 1:02.90.
- ANAHEIM — Mike Williams had just received the most important call of his professional life. But first, he had to call back.
You see, phone reception is less than excellent in Vance, S.C., a half square-mile of fewer than 200 people. And since the Clemson receiver had decided to celebrate in his hometown, surrounded by family and friends, taking a call from the other side of the country was a dicey prospect.
On Thursday evening, the Chargers tried to tell Williams they were taking him No. 7
- Pacifica’s Julia Cabral, left, smiles at catcher Julia Dorado on the pitching mound during an Empire League game at Kennedy High School in La Palma on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Pacifica’s Alison Seng reaches but can’t grab a ground ball during an Empire League game at Kennedy High School in La Palma on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)Pacifica’s Hannah Boos pitches during an Emp
- PLAYA VISTA – At the risk of morphing into a Southern California cliché, Doc Rivers took a break from studying film on the off-day following Tuesday’s Game 5 loss to the Utah Jazz and, with perhaps just 48 minutes remaining in his team’s season, went for a long walk on the beach.
Well, maybe not long.
“I can’t go for anything long,” Rivers joked, a moment of levity amid a tense first-round series, “because I’m too fat and too old and too out
- One of the approximately 170 goats eat the brush and growth from the hillsides at Pelanconi Park in Anaheim, on Thursday, April 27, 2017. It will take the goats about a month to clear the 27 acres area. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)One of the approximately 170 goats that are being used to eat the brush and growth from the hillsides at Pelanconi Park in Anaheim, on Thursday, April 27, 2017. It will take the goats about a month to clear the 27 acres area. (Photo by Mark Ri
- By ERICA WERNER
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats late Thursday blocked a quick vote on a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, roiling Washington with brinkmanship less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown and President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed for an agreement on the short-term legislation that will carry through next week, giving lawmakers more time to complete negotiations on a $1 trill
- GARDEN GROVE An industrial oven caught fire Thursday morning, April 27, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage and forcing an evacuation of a container-making company, fire officials said.
No one was injured.
The fire broke out around 10:50 a.m. in an industrial area on the 7300 block of Lampson Avenue, near Western Avenue, said Capt. Thanh Nguyen of the Garden Grove Fire Department.
A fan motor in the oven caught fire. The blaze was contained to the oven and a ventilation duct, which went to t
- Michael Frias will play for UC Irvine next season.Michael Frias is a senior right-hander for Servite High School.Michael Frias has been playing baseball since he was a toddler.Show Caption of Expand
Michael Frias said he relishes the responsibility that comes with pitching.
“The game revolves around your time, your speed,” said Frias, a senior right-hander for Servite High School. “The game can’t happen without you throwing that pitch. That’s why I love it: You&rsqu
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