• Gas Explosion in Anaheim

    A build-up of gas in an underground vault caused an explosion and leak in Anaheim today, but no one was injured, police said. The explosion occurred at 11:39 a.m. at Serrano Avenue and Canyon Rim Road, according to Anaheim police Sgt.
  • Kenley Jansen blows a save, Dodgers lose to Rays in 11 innings

    Casey Sadler #65 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
    Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws late as Tommy Pham (not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays is safe at first and moves to second base on the throw in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Se
  • Housing head Carson addresses Southern California homelessness

    LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration continued to show an interest in California’s homeless crisis Wednesday but offered little in the way of help or specific solutions as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development toured a Skid Row shelter in Los Angeles and called for cooperation among federal, state and local governments.
    HUD Secretary Ben Carson was noncommittal about what he could offer, saying the administration was considering all options, including re-usin
  • Whicker: Canelo Alvarez is putting his chin where the money is as he challenges Sergey Kovalev

    Canelo Alvarez talks during a Los Angeles press conference on his up coming fight with Sergey ‘KRUSHER’ Kovalev Wednesday. The two will be fighting on Nov 2nd in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel and will streamed live on DAZN.Los Angeles CA, Wednesday, Sept 18,2019 (photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)
    Canelo Alvarez(L) faces off with Sergey ‘KRUSHER’ Kovalev during a Los Angeles press conference Wednesday. The two will be fighting on Nov 2nd in Las Vegas at t
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  • What California’s Pay for Play Bill could look like if it becomes law

    The conversation about whether collegiate athletes should be compensated beyond just a base scholarship and room and board went from hypothetical to the verge of reality last week.
    That’s when the California State Assembly and Senate unanimously passed SB 206, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act. The bill, which is currently awaiting Governor Gavin Newsome’s action, would allow student-athletes to hire agents and earn money off their likeness. It would also prohibit the universiti
  • Laguna Beach adopts rules of civility applying to leaders and community members at city meetings after months of discord

    After months of complaints about bullying, rude behavior and intimidation, there is now a set rules of decorum and civility for all future public city meetings in Laguna Beach.
    The City Council on Tuesday. Sept. 17, unanimously adopted the new policy which applies to council meetings, city boards, committees and to members of the public attending those meetings.
    The same rules mandating courteous and respectful treatment for all will apply to electronic or written communications from officials a
  • For Joe Torre, educating MLB’s domestic violence abusers hits close to home

    LOS ANGELES — Julio Urías threw a scoreless third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. As Urías jogged in from the bullpen, the reaction from the home crowd was unremarkable for its fervor. It’s been that way ever since Urías completed his 20-game suspension for violating the terms of Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.
    MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, Joe Torre, was among t
  • Lake Elsinore native Kodi Lee wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

    Kodi Lee, the piano-playing singer from Lake Elsinore who captivated viewers from his debut performance on “America’s Got Talent,” carried that moment through to the finish when he was announced as the winner of the NBC talent show competition and its $1 million prize on Wednesday.
    Lee, 23, wowed the judges with his first audition on “America’s Got Talent” in May, singing the Donny Hathaway version of “A Song For You,” and earning the season’
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  • Short-handed Angels make Yankees wait a little longer for AL East title

    Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a diving catch on a ball hit by the Yankees’ Luke Voit during the second inning of Wednesday’s game at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
    Los Angeles Angels’ Dillon Peters delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Dillon Peters delivers a pitch durin
  • Prosecutor disgraced LA County DA’s Office with sexual harassment of colleague, lawyer says at hearing

    Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Edward Miller disgraced the agency and undermined the public’s confidence when he allegedly sexually harassed an attorney he supervised for more than two years, a lawyer said Wednesday during a Civil Services Commission hearing.
    “He betrayed that trust and brought disrespect to the District Attorney’s Office,” Kathy Lee, an attorney hired by the office, said during the hearing requested by Miller to contest demotion. “He i
  • USC faces uncertainty at CB as Isaac Taylor-Stuart deals with concussion

    LOS ANGELES — With USC lately, each positive injury update seems quickly dampened by bad news for another player.
    On Wednesday, Coach Clay Helton revealed that starting nickel cornerback Greg Johnson has been medically cleared to return against Utah. Johnson had undergone the concussion protocol after leaving the first half of last week’s loss to BYU.
    But that positive news was balanced by the murkier status of starting cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart.
    The redshirt freshman, too, is u
  • Report: DEA launching probe into how Angels’ Tyler Skaggs obtained drugs

    The Drug Enforcement Administration has launched an investigation to determine where Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs obtained the drugs that were in his system at the time of his July 1 death in Southlake, Texas, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported on Wednesday.
    An autopsy released Aug. 30 found evidence of fentanyl, oxycodone and ethanol in Skaggs’ system when he was found dead in his hotel room. The fentanyl drew the attention of federal investigators, the report, which quo
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  • Orange County scores and player stats for Wednesday (9-18-19)

    Scores and stats for the Orange County games on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
    GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
    ACADEMY LEAGUE
    Pacifica Christian def. Orangewood, 25-13, 25-10, 25-12.
    PC: Penjoyan 7 kills, Blaze 10 aces, Scharrer 5 aces.
    GIRLS GOLF
    SEA VIEW LEAGUE
    Mission Viejo 243, El Toro 285
    San Clemente Municipal GC (par 37)
    Medalist: Whipple (MV) 36
    Note: Whipple had 3 birdies for the Diablos and shot -1 under par.
    NONLEAGUE
    Esperanza 228, Canyon 260
    Black Gold CC (par 36)
    Medalist: Sam (Esp) 39
    BOYS WATER POLO
    NONL
  • Laguna Beach adopts rules of civility applying to leaders and community members at city meetings

    After months of complaints about bullying, rude behavior and intimidation, there is now a set rules of decorum and civility for all future public city meetings in Laguna Beach.
    The City Council on Tuesday. Sept. 17, unanimously adopted the new policy which applies to council meetings, city boards, committees and to members of the public attending those meetings.
    The same rules mandating courteous and respectful treatment for all will apply to electronic or written communications from officials a
  • Suspect or suspects who groped minors in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills sought by deputies

    Orange County sheriff’s deputies sought the public’s help Wednesday in tracking down suspects in separate incidents in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Hills after two underage girls reported they were touched by men while walking to and from school.
    A 12-year-old girl told deputies that she was walking to Aliso Viejo Middle School on Thursday, Sept. 12 at about 9 a.m., when a suspect touched her. She shouted at him before running to the school and reporting what happened.
    She said the suspect
  • Canyon runner Emma Hadley knows she chose the right path

    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowThe way Canyon cross country runner Emma Hadley sees it, running is painful.
    But with the pain, comes a payoff, the sophomore said.
    “I’d say running is one of the hardest things you can do,” said Hadley, who is preparing for the prestigious Woodbridge Cross Country Classic on Saturday at Silverlakes Sports Park in Norco. “Then you finish and you’re like, I’m so glad I just
  • Trump taps Pasadena resident Robert O’Brien as national security adviser

    President Donald Trump picked Robert O’Brien, a Pasadena resident and Southern California attorney, as his new national security adviser Wednesday.
    O’Brien, the fourth person in two years to hold the job, becomes the administration’s point person on national security amid rising tensions with Iran following the weekend attack on Saudi oil installations and fresh uncertainty in Afghanistan after the halt in peace talks with the Taliban.
    The announcement of O’Brien’s
  • Disneyland Resort Reporter: Did You Know?

    1. The Elliot float in the “Main Street Electrical Parade” is the tallest in the parade.
    FALSE: The clock tower in the “Cinderella” sequence of the parade is the tallest float at 18½ feet. Elliot measures 16 feet tall.2. The Super Hero-themed land coming to Disney California Adventure park will be called Avengers Campus.
    TRUE: Guests can suit up alongside their favorite Super Heroes beginning in 2020.3. Tom Sawyer Island opened to guests in 1955 with Disneyland par
  • Chargers vs. Texans features family battles between Watt brothers, Lynn coaches

    COSTA MESA — J.J. Watt couldn’t wait and asked his brother, Derek, if he could see his nephew, Logan, during a FaceTime conversation Monday.
    The older Watt, who has been ecstatic about being a first-time uncle, will get to see his seventh-month-old nephew in person when he’s in town for his first NFL game against his brother.
    J.J.’s Houston Texans will face Derek’s Chargers on Sunday for a Week 3 matchup at Dignity Health Sports Park.
    The Texans’ star defensiv
  • Anaheim: Stay tough in Angels lease talks

    As the city of Anaheim and the Angels next month start negotiating a new stadium lease, we have a slight sense of foreboding. City governments are notoriously poor deal-makers when it comes to professional sports franchises, and Anaheim has a long history of striking lopsided deals. We all love the Angels. But the team’s name starts with Los Angeles, which tells you everything you need to know about who usually gets the upper hand.
    The city government isn’t inspiring confidence on th
  • Fryer on Football: Previews and predictions for the top Week 4 games

    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowGAME OF THE WEEK
    NO. 10 EDISON (3-1) VS. NO. 7 SAN CLEMENTE (4-0)
    Where, when: San Clemente High, Friday, 7 p.m.
    Analysis: Edison was said to be down this year. The Chargers sure looked like an up-for-it bunch as it rallied to beat San Juan Hills 24-17 last week. They trailed 17-0 in the first half. Both Edison quarterbacks, juniors Braeden Boyles and Jack Hanlon, were good, but it was Boyles who played in mo
  • UCLA football prepares for Washington State with positive mindset, increased intensity

    LOS ANGELES — UCLA has an opportunity to hit the reset button and move forward from a rough 0-3 start to the season with its Pac-12 Conference opener on Saturday night at Washington State.
    “That’s how we’re pretty much looking at it,” quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson said. “We’re going into conference play now, we’re playing for a conference title and a Pac-12 championship, so our mindset going in, the record’s 0-0.”
    With that appro
  • 2020 could be the year a tribal park in San Juan Capistrano is finally built

    After multiple frustrating delays, a park simulating the village where the Acjachemen tribe lived predating San Juan Capistrano, could start construction early next year.
    With the results of a recent community survey showing support for the tribal park in front of them, City Council members on Tuesday, Sept. 17, approved plans to use about an acre of the city-owned Northwest Open Space along the 5 Freeway for developing the village.
    The city will next get bids for doing the construction –
  • Southern California elected officials slam Trump for trying to block states from setting clean air standards

    Southern California leaders are slamming President Donald Trump’s decision to block California from setting its own auto emissions standards. And many Democrats are pledging to fight back.
    Trump announced in a series of tweets Wednesday morning that he planned to revoke a waiver under the federal Clean Air Act that since 1968 has let California set its own rules for vehicle emissions in the state. The president said his policy will make cars cheaper and safer, while also tweeting that ther
  • Disneyland bringing Frontierland dueling piano show to Golden Horseshoe Saloon this fall

    A new dueling piano show will replace the long-running “Laughing Stock Co.” at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland this fall as Disneyland begins adding new entertainment to replace retiring shows.
    The dueling piano show will be joined by a strolling magician who will entertain visitors in Frontierland as part of a new slate of live entertainment, Disneyland announced Wednesday, Sept. 18.
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  • Santa Ana renames skate park after former Councilwoman Pat McGuigan

    Centennial Park Skate Park will be renamed in honor of former Councilwoman Patricia A. McGuigan, who died earlier this month.
    The Santa Ana City Council voted Tuesday, Sept. 17, to rename the park the “Pat McGuigan Skate Park.”
    Council members said they want to honor her legacy, which includes her role in the opening of the Salgado Community Center and the creation of the Downtown Artist Village.
    “Pat dedicated so much of her time to improving this community’s quality of
  • Bat testing positive for rabies found in Anaheim, one person treated

    A bat found in Anaheim tested positive for rabies, the Orange County Health Care Agency announced Wednesday, Sept. 18.
    The live bat was found about 3:45 p.m on Friday, Sept. 13, outside a building at 1188 N. Euclid St.
    One person had contact with the bat and has since received a preventative treatment for rabies, Joshua Jacobs, division manager of communicable disease control, said Wednesday.
    The health care agency is asking community members to report to its Communicable Disease Control Divisio
  • Forget the home run. Baseballs’ golden age for stolen bases is now

    Part of Dino Ebel’s job, with the Dodgers now and with the Angels for 13 seasons prior, is to mind the basepaths. Which baserunners have a green light to steal second base? Which pitchers have a good pickoff move and a short stride to home plate? Which catchers have the best pop times? A major league infield coach like Ebel trafficks in this data daily.
    Yet even he was stumped when I quizzed him about which National League team is threatening to break the all-time record for base stealing.
  • COLCOA French Film Festival bringing major movies to new, state-of-the-art DGA theater

    The 23rd COLCOA French Film Festival starts Monday, Sept. 23 and, well, it’s a little different this year.
    For one thing, L.A.’s annual survey of movies and television shows from and co-produced by France is happening later this year than in its usual, April timeslot. That is due to an impressive upgrade of the main theater at the Directors Guild of America building on Sunset Blvd., the festival’s home venue.
    “I think COLCOA will be the first event to introduce the new th
  • Rosary basketball player Soleil Montrose transfers to Mater Dei; Monarchs lose DJ Perry

    Super freshman Soleil Montrose w/ 3 and @rosarysports leads @EsperanzaAthlet 14-8 after 1st @ocvarsitypic.twitter.com/kyKXYyPWXP
    — Dan Albano (@ocvarsityguy) January 22, 2019Promising Rosary basketball guard/forward Soleil Montrose, who as a freshman helped the Royals capture the CIF State Division I title last season, has transferred to Trinity League rival Mater Dei, Monarchs girls coach Kevin Kiernan recently confirmed.Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subsc

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