• Does Orange County need 72 more hotels?

    Orange County got a trio of new hotels so far this year with 72 more in the works.
    And Orange County isn’t alone. Regionally, 11 hotels just opened and 472 are in some stage of development, according to Atlas Hospitality’s first-half summary of the hotel construction scene. 
    Here are five Orange County hotel trends to know …
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  • 2ND & PCH, that highly anticipated retail site in a high-profile stretch of Long Beach, is nearly ready for its closeup

    Nearly a decade of work will come to fruition for Jean Paul Wardy, president of CenterCal Properties, on Thursday, Oct. 24.
    And for property owner Ray Lin — as well as a fair share of the Long Beach community hoping for a new showplace at the southeast corner of Second Street and Pacific Coast Highway — a quarter-century of waiting will end.
    It’s called 2ND & PCH. Thursday will be the grand opening for the new commercial center at a high-profile stretch of Long Beach with a
  • Police release sketch of suspect in Irvine home invasion robbery

    Irvine police have released the sketch of a suspect in an armed robbery that happened earlier this week in hopes it will help identify him.
    The sketch was based on the victim’s description, Irvine police said Friday, Oct. 18.
    The night of the robbery, Oct. 14, police were called to the area of Bosque and Irvine Boulevard, where the victim had reported that he was inside his home when a man appeared and brandished a handgun, according to police Lt. Mark Anderson.
    Another resident had return
  • UCLA defense sticks to the game plan against Stanford

    UCLA’s defense executed its game plan and helped snap an 11-game losing streak against Stanford with a 34-16 Pac-12 victory on Thursday night at Stanford Stadium.
    The keys to victory were simple. The defense couldn’t allow early points and had to put pressure on Jack West, the Cardinal’s third-string quarterback, who was playing behind a depleted offensive line.
    Linebacker Keisean Lucier-South and the Bruins recorded five of their season-high seven sacks while the team opened a
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  • High-end theater, restaurant part of latest installment in Yorba Linda Town Center

    The theater has landed. The speakeasy-themed Blind Pig restaurant has as well. Both are on tap to breath life into the emergent after-dark scene in the middle of once sleepy Yorba Linda.
    They join a growing roster of high-end businesses new to the city that hope to capture the spending dollars of one of Orange County’s wealthiest cities and cater more to the consumer tastes of 2019.
    The highly-anticipated Regal theater and restaurant both opened this week at Yorba Linda’s Town Center
  • How Frank Vogel’s ‘sabbatical’ year rejuvenated him for the Lakers job

    It might have been the most valuable film session Shaka Smart took part in all of last season.
    Theoretically, Frank Vogel was his guest at the University of Texas, there to watch his practices and study his players and plays. But for five breezy hours in the film room with the then-unemployed head coach, Smart was hard-pressed to say who was learning more as Vogel talked to him about how to disrupt the pick-and-roll attacks of the Longhorns’ upcoming opponent.
    “The NBA guys, they&rsq
  • Orange County high school football updates for Week 8

    Follow along for live updates from our reporters covering Orange County high school football games.Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowA Twitter List by SoCalVarsity
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  • Massive fentanyl bust highlights the opioid’s fast-growing threat in Orange County, authorities say

    A large seizure of fentanyl by sheriff’s deputies this week yielded almost half the amount of the deadly opioid snagged by authorities in Orange County during all of 2018 – a sign the drug is quickly growing into a substantial threat to the public, officials said.
    Investigators confiscated about 18 pounds of fentanyl on Wednesday, Oct. 16, with a street value of more than $1.25 million, along with a loaded semi-automatic handgun, five pounds of heroin, a half-pound of methamphetamine
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  • Drawbridge Realty acquires office buildings in Aliso Viejo

    Drawbridge Realty, a real estate investment firm based in San Francisco, has acquired two Class-A office buildings in Aliso Viejo that serve as corporate headquarters for Quest Software and UST Global.
    CBRE represented the seller, but declined to reveal who the party was or the terms of the transaction.
    Located at 4 and 5 Polaris Way, the four-story 4 Polaris building houses Quest, and the three-story 5 Polaris property is home to UST. The two buildings total 169,315 square feet.
    Chris Elmendorf
  • Business briefly: Markets close down; Zantac and baby powder recalled

    The S&P 500 index closed out an uneven week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday.
    Technology companies led the slide, erasing some of the market’s gains from a day earlier. Micron Technology dropped 4.5% and Nvidia fell 2%.
    Investors continued to focus on company earnings reports. They’re searching for a clearer picture on the impact that the trade war between the U.S. and China is having on corporate profits
  • Messages from former Boeing test pilot reveal Max concerns in 2016

    By David Koenig, The Associated Press
    A former senior Boeing test pilot told a co-worker that he unknowingly misled safety regulators about problems with a flight-control system that would later be implicated in two deadly crashes of the company’s 737 Max.
    The pilot, Mark Forkner, told another Boeing employee in 2016 that the flight system, called MCAS, was “egregious” and “running rampant” while he tested it in a flight simulator.
    “So I basically lied to the
  • Salutations at sea? ‘Yacht Yoga’ is latest craze in Dana Point Harbor

    Yoga instructor Kacee Tilly, left, leads a group in an evening yoga session on Dana Wharf’s catamaran Lot’a Fun in Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The yoga session is a partnership between iHeartYoga and Dana Wharf to bring yacht yoga to Dana Point. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
    Kayakers, left, pass yoga enthusiasts on Dana Wharf’s catamaran Lot’a Fun in Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point on Thursday, October 17, 2019. T
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  • Day of Dead kicks off early with face painting, costumes, lowrider cars that rock — literally

    I’ve been to Day of the Dead festivities all over Southern California, but I’ve never witnessed something so cool and awesome as the celebration last Sunday, Oct. 13, in Whittier, which included tricked-out lowrider cars.
    Too late for you to go, you say?
    Fair enough, so before this column is over I will share some terrific upcoming events – including one with pimped-out classic cars.
    Day of the Dead starts early in Whittier with costumes, face painting,classic lowrider cars and
  • Inland Empire leads region in job creation; no sign of recession here

    Public projects are being built, property owners are making investments and medical clinics are looking for new staff. It’s all part of thousands of new job opportunities for Southern California workers.
    There were 107,100 jobs added in the last 12 months across Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday, Oct. 18. September continues a trend of job growth across most of the region that has lasted all year.
  • Tips From Disney Expert: Halloween Makeup Tips and Tricks

    Looking to take your Halloween makeup to the next level? Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite Halloween cosmetology tips to help you spell-ebrate at your Halloween party, fall festival or other fun seasonal event.
    1. Have the right materials: Start with a fresh, clean face and keep allergies in mind before applying new makeup. Water-based makeup goes on easily and dries quickly on the skin. You can apply this with a sea sponge found at any craft store. The sponge will feel nice and save
  • Disneyland Resort Transforms for Halloween; Cast Members Get First Look

    The spookiest time of year has arrived at Disneyland Resort, and Halloween magic can be found around every corner. The resort is decked out with “spook-tacular” décor, seasonal attraction overlays and Halloween-themed treats—not to mention Disney villains.
    For the first time in nearly a decade, all guests visiting Disneyland park during the Halloween season can enjoy a version of the supernatural projection and special effects show, “Halloween Screams.” On se
  • Corky Carroll: Introducing the 2019 inductees into the Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame

    Everybody loves to talk about their favorite surfers and who has done what in the sport.
    But there is way more to it than just those who are riding the waves and winning the contests. There are those who dedicate their lives to the craft of building, designing and refining the boards that they, and we, ride.
    Each year, the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame recognizes a select few to be inducted into its fraternity. This year is the 20th anniversary of the ISBHOF and the induction cer
  • Breeders’ Cup bans trainer Jerry Hollendorfer

    Breeders’ Cup officials informed trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on Friday that he’s not welcome at this year’s event, which Santa Anita will host Nov. 1-2 for a record 10th time.
    Hollendorfer has been banned from Santa Anita and all other Stronach Group tracks since June 22, but there was speculation the Breeders’ Cup, which has full control over entries during its two-day event, might allow the 73-year-old trainer to participate.
    The ruling comes only three days after Hollen
  • Cool Disney Jobs: Candy Corn Pumpkins and Lollipop Gourds

    Q. Please tell us about your role.
    A. I am a Resort Enhancement lead. Our team develops and installs the seasonal décor for Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park, Downtown Disney District and the Disneyland Resort hotels. We also decorate Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawai‘i, and for the Disney Cruise Line.
    Q. How did you get interested in being a decorator?
    A. My background is in art. I have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in drawing and painting. I
  • Disneyland Resort Child Care Program Now Offered to Cast Members

    This past spring, Disneyland Resort leaders engaged a number of cast members in conversations around child care. To no surprise, cast members identified cost as one of their concerns.
    Stemming from those conversations was a commitment by Disney to invest $10 million to launch a comprehensive child care program to reduce the financial burden for eligible full- and part-time cast members with children 12 years old and younger.
    Starting this month, the Disneyland Resort Child Care Program is now of
  • Man shoots himself in hand outside Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, prompting brief lockdown

    A man who shot himself in the hand outside the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital prompted a brief lockdown of the facility Friday afternoon.
    It was around 2 p.m. when officers were called to the hospital, on Euclid Street and Warner Avenue, said Lt. Steve DeSantis.
    A couple had driven their friend, a 58-year-old man from Huntington Beach, to the hospital because he was having suicidal thoughts, DeSantis said. Once outside the emergency department of the facility, the man apparently took out a gu
  • Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans: Who has the edge?

    Chargers (2-4) at Titans (2-4)
    When: 1:05 p.m. PT Sunday
    Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
    Line: Titans by 2 1/2
    TV/Radio: Channel 2; 640-AM, 980-AM (Spanish)
    The Chargers have many issues on offense. They’ve combined for 67 rushing yards the past two games, and quarterback Philip Rivers has five turnovers during that span. Rivers is getting his passing yards, but he seems to be locking in on one target at a time instead of spreading the ball. Late
  • Failed raid against El Chapo’s son leaves 8 dead in Mexico

    CULIACAN, Mexico — Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday.
    The gunbattle Thursday paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state, Culiacan, and left the streets littered with burning vehicles. R
  • Gang member who shot and killed 9-year-old girl in Anaheim gets 70 years in prison

    A gang member who shot and killed a 9-year-old girl while firing at rival gang members in an Anaheim neighborhood, leaving her to die in her father’s arms, was sentenced Friday to 70 years to life in prison.
    During an emotional court hearing, family members tearfully described Ximena Meza, who was struck while playing in front of her family’s home on Oct. 22, 2014, as an enthusiastic and joyful girl and the “brightest light.”
    “All her dreams are gone, (and) my life
  • Their role: to ensure the safety of the CSUF community

    Noah Maldonado feels a big responsibility to keep students at Cal State Fullerton safe.
    As supervisor of the CSUF Police Department’s community service officer program, he oversees about 40 students with all types of majors — criminal justice, art, kinesiology, engineering, psychology — hired to go out on nighttime patrols to provide safety escorts for students or faculty who don’t feel safe walking to their car or class; report suspicious activity; and monitor the emerge
  • Chargers injury report vs. Tennessee Titans | DE Melvin Ingram doubtful

    A look at Chargers players who were listed on the injury report this week and their status for Sunday’s road game against the Tennessee Titans:
    Melvin Ingram, defensive end
    Injury: Hamstring
    Participation status: Did not participate Wednesday-Friday
    Official status: Doubtful
    Outlook: After not practicing the entire week, the Chargers’ star defensive end will likely miss his third consecutive game. Ingram had at least one day of practice the prior two weeks.
    Justin Jones, defensive ta
  • Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons: Who has the edge?

    RAMS (3-3) at FALCONS (1-5)
    When: 10 a.m. Sunday
    Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
    Line: Rams by 3
    TV/radio: Channel 11; 710-AM, 1330-AM (Spanish)
    The picture is clouded by injury questions about running backs Todd Gurley (out last week with a thigh bruise) and Malcolm Brown (who sprained an ankle), and another new starter in the offensive line in rookie David Edwards. Theoretically, the Rams’ offense can right itself Sunday. After being embarrasse
  • Clippers rookie Terance Mann not backing down from the challenge

    Already having fostered goodwill with his play in summer league and the preseason, rookie guard Terance Mann further endeared himself to Clippers fans tuned into Thursday’s exhibition game in Vancouver.
    Late in the third quarter of the Clippers’ 102-87 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Mann lured Luka Doncic into a travel, swiped at the ball after the whistle and then went chest to chest with last season’s Rookie of the Year.
    The Clippers’ newcomer, who turned 23 Friday, and
  • Are we really stuck with the big private utility companies?

    There is no public polling on this issue, but anyone who travels around California can sense that many, if not most, electric customers would like to be rid of big utility companies like Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison, yet they fear possible consequences if those firms disappear.
    Reader T.J. in Nevada County put it this way: “PG&E is far from perfect, but when you think of them gone, what have we got left?” The answer is: plenty.
    T.J.’s letter dem
  • CIF-SS announces criteria for Division 1 football selection

    The CIF-Southern Section today announced details for its selection process that will determine which eight teams will be be placed in its Division 1 football playoffs bracket.
    Teams will receive points for how they are ranked in the final CIF-SS Divisions 1 and 2 combined top 10. Ten points will be awarded to the No. 1-ranked team, nine points go to the No. 2-ranked team, eight points to the No. 3 team and so on down to one point for the No. 10 team. Also, 1 point is added to Division 1 and 2 te

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