• Gratitude Kitchen and Bar in Newport Beach will close on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and reemerge in November as Gracias Madre

    The owners of Gratitude Kitchen and Bar opened four years ago in Newport Beach thinking the most healthful dishes would be the most popular items on the menu. But they found out otherwise and are now going to close the  restaurant on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and reopen as Gracias Madre in November to give locals more of what they want.
    “We’ve had a steady clientele and people love us but we’re not getting the universal appeal and amount of people we were hoping for and that the si
  • Edison football opens season with resounding victory against Baldwin in Hawaii

    Mike Walters rushed for two touchdowns and Jacob Hanlon passed for two more to help Edison’s football team open its season with a 52-0 victory against Baldwin on Friday at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku, Hawaii.
    Walters scored the first two touchdowns to ignite a 21-point first quarter.Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowEdison led 42-0 at halftime, playing Hanlon and Braeden Boyles at quarterback. Both are juniors.Boyles to Rivituso for
  • As Team USA tops Spain, Kyle Kuzma makes his case for a final roster spot

    ANAHEIM — If Honda Center had a say, it’d be a no-brainer: Kyle Kuzma would be on the team.
    He was the clear crowd favorite among the traditionally Lakers stronghold of Anaheim, the audience rumbling with a rallying cry of “KUUUUUZ” every time he was featured for Team USA.
    “Hearing Kuz every time I touch the ball,” he said, “it’s a friendly reminder how loyal the fans are.”
    But the USA Basketball roster is not ruled by the mob – it&rsqu
  • Angels’ loss to the Chicago White Sox is not poetry in motion

    Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
    Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson watches his RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago White Sox’s Tim An
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  • Fullerton team is Little League Junior Division’s US champs, play for world title on Sunday

    Just playing in the Little League Junior Division World Series wasn’t enough for Fullerton’s Golden Hill Little League All-Stars.
    Golden Hill, the USA West Region representatives, were on a mission to walk off the field as national champions.
    Mission accomplished.
    Golden Hill on Friday defeated the Southeast Regional representatives from Viera Suntree Little League in Melbourne, Florida, 7-2, to win the USA championship of the  Little League Junior Division World Series at Herit
  • Orange County Football Preview: Under the Radar players for 2019

    The Under the Radar column will run every week during the high school football season. Send us suggestions about teams, players and topics at preps@ocregister.com.Which Orange County high school football players are flying under the radar with the season about to begin?
    We take a look at 15 players who aren’t being talked about a lot during the preseason but should make a big impact in 2019.
    Cooper Barkate, CB/WR, St. Margaret’s, So.
    There is only one sophomore on this list because i
  • Dodgers hit four more home runs, power past Braves

    Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAtlanta Bra
  • UFC 241 ceremonial weigh-ins

    UFC 241 fighters square off during the UFC 214 ceremonial weigh-ins at the Anaheim Convention Center and Arena Friday, August 16, 2019.UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, left, and challenger Stipe Miocicas shake hands as UFC president Dana White stands between them during UFC 214 ceremonial weigh-ins at the Anaheim Convention Center and Arena Friday, August 16, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
    UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, left, and challenger&nb
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  • Alexander: More reps means more progress for Chargers’ Justin Jackson

    Linebacker Kyzir White with the Los Angeles Chargers takes a break during a joint practice with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa in advance of Saturday’s exhibition game.(Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
    Tight end Matt Sokol, left, with the Los Angeles Chargers catches a pass as he is covered by Chris Banjo with the New Orleans Saints during a joint practice on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Jack H
  • Waldner: Chase Budinger’s beach volleyball career post-NBA could be a long one

    Fans were studying the brackets on the board outside the stadium three weeks ago during the AVP Hermosa Beach Open.
    One fellow, standing there near the base of the Hermosa pier, pointed at the Budinger-Patterson team and asked, “Is that Chase Budinger’s brother?”
    “No, that’s Chase,” the fellow next to him said.
    Budinger and Casey Patterson had everyone pointing at them by the end of the weekend when they won the tournament. And so it was that any suggestions B
  • Jockey Mike Smith trying to get record-setting win in Pacific Classic

    DEL MAR – It isn’t difficult for jockey Mike Smith to come up with his favorite Pacific Classic winner. He cherishes each of his four victories in Del Mar’s signature race, but the 2014 edition stands out in his memory bank.
    Shared Belief, at the time a talented 3-year-old, made short work of nine rivals on the afternoon of Aug. 24 that year, beating Toast of New York by 2 3/4 lengths in the excellent time of 2:00.28 for the mile and a quarter.
    “They were all very special
  • California bosses’ 113-month hiring spree ties job-growth record set in 1960s

    California’s job growth is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record as the world’s fifth largest economy continues its recovery from the Great Recession, officials announced Friday.
    For the past nine years, California has averaged 29,200 new jobs each month, according numbers released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The more than 3.2 million jobs California has added since 2010 account for more than 15% of the count
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  • South Orange County mayors contend there are empty beds in North County to help their homeless population

    In a letter sent this week to Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, the mayors of seven south Orange County cities question why homeless people in their region can’t be placed in what they believe to be open beds elsewhere in the county.
    The provocative one-page letter, dated Aug. 2 but not delivered to Bartlett until late in the afternoon Wednesday, Aug. 14, is signed by the elected leaders of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistran
  • Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 takes you inside a Japanese temple with flying warriors and samurai beheadings

    Knott’s Berry Farm will take visitors inside an ancient Japanese temple inhabited by the rotting corpses of disgraced samurai warriors determined to redeem their honor during Halloween Haunt 2019.
    The Shadow Lands haunted maze will return for Halloween Haunt 2019, Knott’s officials announced.
    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.
    Knott’s Scary Farm 2019, the grand
  • Dodgers nursing A.J. Pollock along as he plays through groin injury

    ATLANTA — A.J. Pollock isn’t injured seriously enough not to play. And he’s not healthy enough to be turned loose to play.
    Considering the 19 1/2-game lead in the National League West the Dodgers took into the weekend, they can live with that.
    “Obviously, I wish it was completely past us,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday. “But we just have that luxury to kind of manage him and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re going to do whateve
  • LAFC looks for fourth straight victory vs. Real Salt Lake

    LAFC is on a record-setting pace, but the primary goal in 2019 is lifting the MLS Cup.
    The next step toward that ambition comes Saturday in Rio Tinto Stadium against Real Salt Lake (12-4-9), a team that has struggled against LAFC (17-4-3) but also eliminated the black and gold from last year’s playoffs.
    LAFC has already won twice against Real Salt Lake this season, once in league play in March and once in the U.S. Open Cup in June. Despite their recent coaching turmoil, earning a third win
  • Rams’ sunny summer continues in Hawaii with preseason game vs. Dallas Cowboys

    It began with the opening of training camp on the campus of UC Irvine. There would be no dorm living for the seven-day stay in Orange County. Instead, Rams players, coaches and support personnel checked into a Newport Beach hotel.
    After that, it was back to the team headquarters in Thousand Oaks, before heading off to wine country in Napa for a couple days of joint practices with the stars of HBO’s Hard Knocks, the Oakland Raiders, followed by an Aug. 10 exhibition game in Oakland.Saturday
  • Maryanne Dell: Love isn’t always instant, but it makes its way

    The road to home was pretty long for Dave and Buster.
    The red Tibetan spaniel – or something similar – mixes came to OC Animal Care in 2016. They were bonded, providing security and company for each other. As such, they were eligible to be adopted with one fee paid for by OC Shelter Partners, a nonprofit group that works to keep animals in good homes.
    A young couple scooped up the cute pair, taking them home one day … and bringing them back the next. You see, they barked. They
  • 1885 Queen Anne cottage triggers bidding war in Tustin, sells for $25K over-ask

    An 1885 Queen Anne cottage in Old Town Tustin has sold for $775,000, $25,000 over the original asking price when the house hit the market in June.
    Five offers were made on the home whose late 19th-century character remains intact, co-listing agent Heidi Brown of First Team Real Estate said.
    “This house managed to survive the last 100 years without major interior upgrades,” she said, adding there are no popcorn ceilings or travertine tile to be found here.
    Dubbed the French House, the
  • Lodi terror case shows injustice results when fear rules

    SACRAMENTO – There was a saying, which sprung from the French Revolution and was used during the Russian Revolution: “No enemies on the Left.” It was the idea that left-wing revolutionaries should moderate their criticism of anyone on their side of the aisle, no matter what type of extremism they embraced. During the Cold War, conservatives rightly mocked liberals who hedged about the evils of communism. They struggled to condemn anyone to their Left.
    Last week, I wrote about t
  • A decade after Great Recession chewed him up, homeless DJ feels almost back

    Editor’s note: The Register spent two years following the fate of a middle-aged man who had tumbled into homelessness during the Great Recession.
    Jim Henry lost his job.
    He lost his apartment. He lost half of a leg and, from the remaining foot, all of a toe. He eventually lost access to shelter.
    But over 10 tough years, Henry never lost himself.
    He never gave in to self pity. He never sought escape in drugs or alcohol; never slept on the streets; never panhandled.
    Even when Henry’s s
  • Trump appoints student loan industry exec to watchdog job

    By Ken Sweet, The Associated Press
    The Trump administration has hired a longtime student loan industry executive to be the federal government’s top watchdog for the $1.5 trillion student loan market.
    Robert Cameron will serve as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new student loan ombudsman, the bureau said Friday.
    It’s a job designed to protect student loan borrowers from poor practices in the student loan industry and one of the few positions explicitly named in the Do
  • Jonathan dos Santos, Galaxy look to build off of victory over Dallas

    The MLS playoffs aren’t scheduled to begin until October, but for the Galaxy they’re underway now.
    After three consecutive losses on the road, the Galaxy got back in the winning column with a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas, Wednesday.
    The victory moved the Galaxy to 40 points in the Western Conference and into third place.
    However, there’s still a lot of work to be done.
    There are just five points separating second place in the West (Minnesota United FC, 41 points) from eighth (FC
  • The Chicago White Sox broadcast booth is a good place for Michael Schur

    Michael Schur is a baseball savant and a television virtuoso, a pair of skills that would make for a unique business card. Watch the series he’s produced closely – “Parks & Recreation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Good Place” – and you will encounter an occasional baseball Easter Egg.
    On one episode of Parks & Rec, we meet the law firm of “Babip, Pecota, Vorp & Eckstein.” On another, Amy Poehler’s character makes
  • Job growth in July adds up to Southern California’s best month so far in 2019

    There were enough Southern Californians new on the job in July to fill the Rose Bowl and the Staples Center at the same time.
    The region had 122,000 more jobs across Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties last month than there were in July 2018, the Employment Development Department reported Friday, Aug. 16. The leap in hiring represented the strongest year-over-year growth so far this year.
    Job growth for the four-county region in May and June was 106,000 and was below 100,0
  • Orange County Football Preview 2019: Murao driven to keep No. 1 Mater Dei on top

    The Register concludes its countdown of the top 10 teams in the Orange County football preseason top 10 with today’s preview of No. 1 Mater Dei.
    The 2018 football season ended how Mater Dei wanted it to end.
    The Monarchs won CIF-Southern Section and state championships.
    Mater Dei football offensive lineman Myles Murao (74) in Santa Ana, CA, on Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
    Mater Dei football players Myles Murao (74), Kody Epps (4), Dean Neely
  • Photos: Chargers and Saints join forces in joint practice in Costa Mesa

    The Chargers and New Orleans Saints joint practice session on Thursday, the first of two sessions, at the Chargers’ training camp headquarters in Costa Mesa, just prior to their preseason game on Sunday at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees signs autographs for fans following a joint practice with Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa in advance of Saturday’s exhibition game
  • Travel: Want to take your pet on the plane? Here are some tips for flying with Fluffy

    Beloved pets are just as important to many Americans as their human children, which explains why millions of travelers take their pets with them on vacation each year. Pets go camping, are shipped or flown to resorts, take train rides, and go on vehicle road trips all over America for vacations or extended visits to relatives. Many airlines will fly pets as cargo or the animals can go on board as a carry-on item, under certain circumstances and on certain airlines.
    To fly with a pet, however, ta
  • 13 years ago, this Long Beach man’s son was gunned down and died in his arms. Now, he teaches forgiveness

    Lawrence Edwards Jr. sat inside his grandparents’ house, in the 100 block of U Street, on a hot summer’s evening in Bakersfield.
    It was Aug. 14, 2006, and his grandfather – beset by dementia and incapable of speech – was in hospice care. Edwards Jr. and his son, Lawren Edwards, had driven from their Long Beach home – up the 5 freeway, traversing the grapevine, and cutting over to State Route 99 – to say, possibly, their final goodbyes.
    But then, while inside t
  • Interfaith leaders in Orange County to gather in prayer for end of violence, hate crimes

    Spiritual leaders in Orange County will speak about ending violence and putting a stop to hate crimes at an interfaith service to be held Saturday, Aug. 17, in the wake of three deadly mass shootings in the past few weeks in California, Texas and Ohio.
    The gathering, “Prayer in Action: Unity and the Pursuit of Justice,” begins at 4 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 191 N. Orange St., Orange, and will be followed by a worship service.
    The eight speakers include the Rev. Chineta Go

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