• Explosion in Anaheim prompts search for possible suspect who may be badly burned

    ANAHEIM — An investigation was underway in Anaheim on Thursday to determine if an explosion and fire at a business in a strip mall were caused by an illicit drug lab, and police searched for a possible suspect seen running from the location with “extensive burns.”
    Firefighters and police responded about 9:55 p.m. Wednesday to reports of an explosion at 410 S. Euclid St. and discovered a small fire on the outside of the building, which was quickly extinguished, according to Anah
  • SDCC 2019: All the movie and TV panels to look forward to every day of Comic-Con

    Comic-Con International is a whirlwind four days of breaking entertainment news as pop culture icons and their fans gather in San Diego to geek out over comic books, movies, television and everything in between.
    Each day of the convention is filled with more information than any fan can digest whether you’re there in person or not. So we’re here to help narrow down the field a little and figure out which panels to pay attention to Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.
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  • Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Being prepared for the Big One

    Many people these days are thinking about earthquakes, and wondering if they’re prepared for the Big One.
    In fact, I have several friends inquiring if I’m ready, and I think the reason they’re asking me is so they can show off that their planning skills are better than mine.
    “Well, I have eight days of ready-made human kibble in the closet, plus 10 gallons of drinking water, an emergency space blanket, orange plastic cones, jumper cables and a first aid kit. Plus I’
  • Prayer vigil held for holy relics ahead of dedication of Christ Cathedral

    Relics of 10 martyrs and saints – including those of St. Junipero Serra and St. Pope John Paul II – were placed outside the doors of Christ Cathedral on Tuesday evening, July 16, following a prayer service in the arboretum. They were then to be watched over throughout the night, during a prayer vigil in English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.
    Come Wednesday, those relics – holy bone fragments – will be relocated by Bishop Kevin Vann to a reliquary under the cathedral alt
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  • These aerial photos of Disneyland show just how uncrowded Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is

    New aerial photos taken of Disneyland on the Fourth of July show an uncrowded Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on what is typically one of the busiest days of the year for the Anaheim theme park.
    The Nearmap aerial images show light crowds in Galaxy’s Edge with some areas of the new Star Wars land virtually empty.
    Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here.
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  • OC Fair 2019: Things to do today, July 17

    Headed to the fair today? Here are some things to know.
    Hours: Noon to midnight
    Admission: $12 adults; $7 ages 60 and older, $7 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and younger
    Deals: We Care Wednesdays offer free admission and a carnival ride with a valid donation, which rotates between causes each week. From noon to 3 p.m. today, donate school supplies valued at $5 or more (receipt required), which will be given to Share Our Selves.
    Free admission for veterans and active-duty military with ID
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  • Heat wave fizzles, but another’s on the way to Southern California

    LOS ANGELES — The heat wave that began Thursday has dissipated, but another one is coming, forecasters said Wednesday.
    The next heat wave should start Tuesday and last three or four days, said National Weather meteorologist Andrew Rorke. Its causes will include high pressure over the Four Corners area and decreasing offshore flow, just like the last one.
    “Standard fare,” Rorke said, emphasizing there is nothing remotely exotic in these weather patterns. “It’s summer
  • John Paul Stevens, dead at 99, evolved into Supreme Court’s liberal lion

    By MARK SHERMAN and CONNIE CASS
    WASHINGTON — John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly 35 years as a justice.
    That’s how the bow-tie wearing Republican from the Midwest emerged as the leader of the high court’s liberal wing and a strong proponent of abortion rights, consumer protection and limits on the death penalty.
    Stevens, who died Tuesday at age 99 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, served longer than all but two justices and was th
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  • Alexander: Are the Angels starting to make a wild-card run?

    ANAHEIM — Let’s take emotion out of it for a bit, even though it could be argued that the Angels have run on extra emotion and energy since the tragic death of teammate Tyler Skaggs.
    And let’s discount, for a moment, a post-All-Star break sweep of the Seattle Mariners, who are a bad enough baseball team that you wonder how General Manager Jerry DiPoto still has a job.
    But the fact is that the Angels have now won five in a row and eight of their last 11 games after Tuesday night
  • Angels win 5th straight, and get a little revenge against Astros’ Jake Marisnick

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws to a Houston Astros batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman, right, jump after striking out next to Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHouston Astros starting pitcher
  • 4 arrested in Fountain Valley sting on suspicion of selling AR-15 rifles and drugs

    A sting operation in Fountain Valley on Monday, July 15, led to the arrest of three men and one minor suspected of selling drugs and guns.
    Authorities began monitoring a suspect earlier this month who had allegedly been advertising AR-15 rifles and narcotics for sale, Fountain Valley Police Department officials said in a statement. Detectives made arrangements to purchase a gun and various narcotics for $1,200, and set up a meeting at a pre-determined location at 4 p.m. on Monday.
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  • Home Tour: A family starts over in Ladera Ranch after Tubbs fire takes everything

    The Keegans plan to upgrade the backyard of their turnkey Covenant Hills house. (photography by Leonard Ortiz)
    It all happened in almost an instant. Sarah Keegan went to bed in her practically-perfect-in-every-way Santa Rosa home, having put her two young children to bed Sunday evening and said a long-distance goodbye to her husband, Matt, who is a race-car driver for Team Panoz Racing.
    Four hours later, she awoke to find a massive fire coming right at her.
    That was Oct. 9, 2017, the day &ldquo
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  • Say g’day to Australia’s Gold Coast

    You might know tastemaker and restaurateur Jay Lewis as the man behind Costa Mesa’s fresh-to-the-table lunch and take-out dinner spot, Outpost Kitchen (with a second location coming this summer at 3420 Bristol Street). Lewis may now call Newport Beach his home with his wife, Elizabeth, and their son, Lennox Lazer, but he’s never far from his Australian roots. This month he makes a pitch for visiting the Gold Coast, where he grew up. “There is something for everyone there &ndash
  • Phillies answer Dodgers’ ninth-inning rally with one of their own

    Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler wipes his face after giving up a three-run home run to Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
    Philadelphia Phillies’ Vince Velasquez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers&rsqu
  • Reports: Clippers poised to name Brian Sieman as Ralph Lawler’s successor

    Brian Sieman’s reference on his job application was impeccable: “He was my First and Only choice,” tweeted Ralph Lawler on Tuesday following media reports that Sieman would be named his successor as the TV voice of the Clippers.
    Lawler, the Hall-of-Fame-bound broadcaster, retired after last season, his 40th calling Clippers games.
    Sieman has spent nine seasons as a member of the Clippers broadcast team, handling radio play-by-play duties on AM 570 L.A. Sports.
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  • County supervisors approve proposed homeless lawsuit settlement that would leave some south county cities without anti-camping enforcement

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed in a closed session Tuesday, July 16, to a proposed settlement of the 2018 homeless lawsuit that already has led to developing a system of care that includes the opening of shelters, more permanent supportive housing units, stepped-up health care outreach to people on the street, and an increase in mental health care services.
    A copy of the settlement proposal was not yet available. But a court date before U.S. District Judge David O. Carter to
  • Angels loosening restrictions on reliever use for second-half push

    ANAHEIM — When Ty Buttrey came jogging in from the bullpen on Monday night to protect a four-run lead against the Houston Astros, it was a sign that the Angels’ season is reaching a new level of urgency.
    It was the third straight day that Manager Brad Ausmus had used Buttrey. Ausmus had used a reliever three days in a row just one other time all season, when he used Luís García from June 27-29.
    Ausmus said Tuesday that for “the rest of the way” he would loos
  • Could Julio Urias be the bullpen help the Dodgers need for October?

    PHILADELPHIA — Julio Urias has learned to like his new job.
    “Yeah, of course. The goal is always to be with this team and to help this team. And honestly, I do like it,” he said through an interpreter.
    “It’s not like they use me in high-leverage situations where I’m coming in with runners on second and third. They do use me for two or three innings which might help a bullpen that might be used a lot in the days previous or to save the bullpen for future days.
  • Bayern Munich, Arsenal kick off International Champions Cup on Wednesday in Carson

    Both Arsenal and Bayern Munich will kick off their respective upcoming seasons in less than 30 days.
    Arsenal will open the new English Premier League season on Aug. 11 against Newcastle United and Bayern Munich breaks the seal on the German Bundesliga on Aug. 16 against Hertha Berlin.
    What’s the best way to prepare? Head to Southern California, of course.
    The teams will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. in their opening game of the International Champions Cup at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson
  • Disneyland’s Splash Mountain marks 30 wet years on Wednesday, July 17

    Disneyland’s Splash Mountain reopened May 27, 2011 after several months of refurbishment. (Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
    Tony Baxter, a longtime head Disney Imagineer, responsible for major projects such as Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Railroad (File photo by Joshua Sudock, Orange County Register) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsRiders can get wet when they splash down on Splash Mountain. (File photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)
  • Retail rivals crash Amazon’s Prime Day party

    By Mae Anderson and Anne D’Innocenzio
    The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it’s benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group.
    On Monday, the first day of its 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that generated annual revenue of at least a billion dollars, enjoyed a 64% increase in online sales compared with an average Monday, according to Adobe Analytics, which measures 80 of the top 100 retailers on th
  • SDCC 2019: Comic-Con Museum opening in Balboa Park, and you don’t need a badge

    While it’s not quite ready to permanently open, the Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park will peel back the curtains during this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego and give the public a sneak peek.
    A pop-up version of the museum, located at 2131 Pan American Plaza, will open for a fundraiser Wednesday night, July 17, and then open to the public Thursday through Sunday.
    During Wednesday night’s ticketed event, Batman will be honored following a black carpet reception that wi
  • New Laker Anthony Davis takes steps into the commercial spotlight

    On the board, his face looked serious and unflinching – as if carved from a sheet of granite.
    Standing next to the picture of himself, even in the same posture, the real-life Anthony Davis’ face broke into a craggy grin. Dressed in a ballcap and sweatshorts, the 6-foot-11 Lakers forward didn’t quite carry the same intimidation factor as he did on the cover of the next NBA 2K20 video game – in which he’s the featured star.
    It might have been the contrast between the
  • Ducks sign four players, including La Mirada native Chase De Leo

    The Ducks signed centers Chase De Leo and Justin Kloos and defenseman Chris Wideman to one-season, two-way contracts Tuesday, and they also made official the signing of defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year deal worth $750,000.
    De Leo, Kloos and Wideman are expected to challenge for spots with the Ducks during training camp in September. Failing that, they will play for the Ducks’ AHL team, the San Diego Gulls. Del Zotto will likely be slotted into the fifth or sixth spot in the Ducks
  • Business briefly: Military supplier to pay $11M over whistleblower claims in Santa Ana

    A Southern California company will pay the U.S. government $11 million to settle allegations it sold electrical connectors to the military that lacked proper testing or had failed tests.
    The government announced Tuesday that ITT Cannon also agreed to follow strict manufacturing and testing protocols.
    ITT didn’t acknowledge any liability, however.
    The settlement resolves allegations filed in a whistleblower lawsuit by the former regional quality manager at ITT’s Santa Ana facility.
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  • House condemns Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets in extraordinary rebuke

    By ALAN FRAM and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my body.”
    Two days after Trump tweeted that four Democratic freshmen should “go back” to their home
  • Diane Keaton’s onetime Laguna Beach home lists for $4.3 million

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    A view from the shared deck off the master suites. (Photo by Leigh Ann Rowe/Compass)
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  • 1 suspect in Santa Ana robbery captured, other still at large

    Tips from the public helped detectives identify one of two men suspected in two armed robberies that were captured by surveillance cameras in Santa Ana earlier this month, police said Tuesday, July 16.
    Authorities named Brian Ho, 28, of Garden Grove as the mustache-wearing robber seen in footage of a heist that took place at about 7:09 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, at M & Toi Cafe, 4702 W. 1st St., Santa Ana Police Department officials said Wednesday in a statement.
    It was the first of two robbe
  • SoCalGas employee killed in Murrieta gas line explosion identified

    The SoCalGas company employee who was killed Monday in the gas line explosion in Murrieta was identified during a Tuesday afternoon news briefing.
    Wade Kilpatrick, 31, was a lead construction technician who had been with the company for 11 years, officials said. He started in 2008 as a meter reader.
    Kilpatrick leaves behind his mother, six brothers and a sister. One of his brothers is also an employee at the company.
    His hometown was not immediately available.
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  • 2 OC sheriff’s deputies injured in confrontation at La Mirada home

    Two Orange County sheriff’s deputies serving a restraining order were injured Monday night, and a man in his 30s hospitalized, after an encounter at a home in La Mirada.
    The deputies arrived around 8:40 p.m. at the home in the 8100 block of Barrington Lane, responding to reports of a family disturbance, as well as a request to assist with a restraining order regarding a son of the people who lived at the residence, Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Joses Walehwa said.
    The son, who is in h

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