• K-Pop boy band BTS is on the Grammys red carpet, and everyone is freaking out

    The Grammys red carpet coverage is just beginning, but superfans of the boy band BTS, also known as the BTS Army, are idolizing the group’s red carpet appearance and interviews.
    Related: Hit Korean boy band BTS is ready to take over Anaheim
    The Korean boy band will be presenting during the show and received their first-ever Grammy nomination – becoming the first K-pop act to receive this distinction.
    Here are what fans are saying Twitter about the boyband’s appearance
  • 7 hurt in 3-vehicle crash on 5 Freeway in South Orange County

    A three-vehicle crash on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway on Sunday evening in the Capistrano Beach area injured seven people, authorities said.
    The crash happened about 8 p.m. on the northbound Santa Ana Freeway, just north of Camino De Estrella, the Orange County Fire Authority and California Highway Patrol said.pic.twitter.com/i25XelPaCL
    — OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) April 22, 2019Seven patients were taken to hospitals, including five trauma patients, the fire authority said.
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  • One killed in 3-vehicle crash in Lake Forest

    The driver of a Jeep died in a three-vehicle crash Sunday night in Lake Forest, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.
    The agency said it was told of the crash at 7:35 p.m. near the intersection of Muirlands Boulevard and Entrados Drive. Witnesses said the driver of a Jeep was trying to cross Muirlands on Entrados and did not yield to oncoming traffic, the OCSD said on social media.#OCSDPIO Fatal traffic collision in Lake Forest near the intersection of Muirlands Blvd and Entrados. A
  • 5 big moments from ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2

    During the last night at Winterfell, everyone on “Game of Thrones” found ways to pass the time.
    And yes, there are spoilers ahead.
    Season 8 Episode 2 found the full house at Winterfell chockful of conversations, some long overdue. Here are our 5 favorite moments.
    1. The Return of Kingslayer
    The episode featured the arrival of Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) at Winterfell, which stirred up lots of emotions: hate, anger, respect, and for one or maybe two characters, something l
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  • Coachella 2019: Festival goers battle desert winds and missing ‘Game of Thrones’

    Disclaimer: There are no “Game of Thrones” spoilers in this post. Enjoy without caution.
    The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is underway, which means music, art, bold fashion statements and missing Sunday’s second episode of the last season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.Related: What happened on Saturday of Weekend 2, including a Kanye West surpriseAs Weekend 1 festival-goers learned that Twitter was a dark place filled with spoiler
  • Injury crash snarls traffic on 91 Freeway in Anaheim

    ANAHEIM — Three people suffered major injuries Sunday in a multi-vehicle crash on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Anaheim, according to the California Highway Patrol.Update: All lanes clear. #CaltransOC https://t.co/VOCJsUqbci
    — Caltrans OC (@CaltransOC) April 22, 2019The crash took place about 6:15 p.m. on the westbound 91 Freeway at Euclid Street, the CHP reported.
    The smash-up temporarily shut down all westbound lanes at that location, the CHP said.
    The CHP also shut down the Harbor
  • 2 charged in suspected gang killing in Santa Ana in November

    SANTA ANA — Authorities say a documented Santa Ana gang member and a gang associate have been charged in the death of a rival gang member in November.
    Vincent Alcaraz, 47, is charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a gun and prohibited person owning ammunition, all felonies.
    Vincent Alcaraz (Photo courtesy Santa Ana Police Department)
    He also was charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and faces a sentencin
  • Removing road blocks for Californians on the path to recovery

    California has an immediate opportunity to save lives. The state should act on this opportunity, without delay, to help ensure more parents don’t have to experience the unimaginable pain of losing a child, like I, and thousands of others in the state have.
    I lost my son to an accidental opioid overdose in 2010. Countless parents in California have also experienced this tragedy and still more watch as their children, family members and friends suffer from addiction every day. While the prob
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  • Whicker: Warriors remind Clippers they can beat them with defense too

    LOS ANGELES — Mark Jackson was at Staples Center on Sunday. He was Golden State’s coach five years ago, when Donald T. Sterling finally fell like a despot’s statue, and the Clippers fought through a seven-game Western Conference first-round win.
    There was a lot of talk about that anniversary before this Game 4, with Clippers coach Doc Rivers recalling a shouting match with a Sterling associate that kept him from reaching the floor until the minute before tipoff. Both Rivers and
  • LAFC routs previously unbeaten Seattle for statement-making MLS victory

    Steven Beitashour #3 of Los Angeles FC and Jordan Morris #13 of Seattle Sounders fight for control of the ball during the first half of a game at Banc of California Stadium on April 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
    Diego Rossi #9 of Los Angeles FC and Cristian Roldan #7 of Seattle Sounders fight for control of the ball during the second half of a game at Banc of California Stadium on April 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSteven Beitashour #3 and Mark
  • Corona del Mar man gets 2 months in jail for falsifying military record

    SANTA ANA — A 55-year-old Corona del Mar man pleaded guilty Friday and was immediately sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to do 20 days of Caltrans work for faking Navy veteran status to get a high-paying job.
    Pete John Kalamaris pleaded guilty to perjury and preparing false evidence, both felonies, as well as falsely representing himself as a veteran, a misdemeanor, according to court records.
    Two counts of attempting to file a false or forged instrument and a count of perjury, all
  • ‘Only love can conquer evil and violence,’ Los Angeles archbishop says in wake of Sri Lanka bombings

    “Only love can conquer evil and violence,” the head of the Roman Catholic Los Angeles Archdiocese said Sunday in a statement offering prayers for the hundreds killed and wounded following  Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
    “We ask Jesus this morning for the courage to love and we pray for the conversion of every heart that is hardened by hatred,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez, who heads the archdiocese that serves more than 4.3 millio
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  • Coachella 2019: Why Ariana Grande fans had to find 7 rings to buy her festival merch

    If fans wanted headliner Ariana Grande’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival swag, they had to know where to look – and it wasn’t the main festival merchandise store.
    Seven giant pink rings topped with diamonds, which appeared at the Empire Polo Club on Sunday, April 21, led the way to a small merch tent where festival goers could find exclusive Grande clothing. The same shop also housed special Childish Gambino commemorative apparel on Friday when he headlined.The seven r
  • Warriors’ Klay Thompson uses ocean waters to wash away shooting funk

    Lou Williams (23) of the Clippers moves against of the Golden State Warriors during Game 4 of of the Western Conference first-round series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
    Kevin Durant (35), right, and Klay Thompson (11) of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after scoring against the LA Clippers during the 4th game of of the Western Conference first-round series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 21,
  • Coachella 2019: Pedicab drivers form ‘gypsy family’ traveling the festival circuit

    While Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival attendees enjoy the performances, the art and fun on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, when the music isn’t going, something dreadful looms — the walk to and from the parking lots, campgrounds and rideshare lines.
    But rising from the dust ride knights on LED-covered steeds, pedaling down the festival’s color-coded paths on a rickshaw — a two or three-wheeled passenger cart — to whisk festival goers away.
  • Angels get creative, beat Mariners to snap six-game losing streak

    ANAHEIM – The absence of Justin Upton and Shohei Ohtani loomed large over the Angels all week. It was a convenient if not always accurate excuse for six consecutive losses, their longest drought in a season still not old enough to crawl. In the spirit of making do with what you’ve got, Manager Brad Ausmus […]
    Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Encarnacion throws his batting gloves after striking out against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of a baseball game in Anahei
  • Coachella 2019: These photos show you what Kanye West’s Sunday Service looked like

    Kanye West’s Easter Sunday Service was unlike anything the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has ever seen in its 20 years.
    Thousands of fans trekked through the campgrounds, arriving inside at 6 a.m. to watch West and his dozens of choir members perform a faith-based concert, which also included some of his hits, on Sunday, April 21. In addition to the common fans, West also had some celebrities watching his performance, including Jaden Smith, Lil Pump, Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper
  • Coachella 2019: Why the Sonora tent is one of the coolest places to be at Coachella

    The Sonora tent made its debut at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival  three years ago as a place to showcase Latin music with a heavy dose of rock.
    And yes, it also attracted a lot of people because it was one of the few air-conditioned spots were you could chill and listen to music.
    And it’s still one of the coolest spots at Coachella, both literally and figuratively, as it continues to evolve at the festival.
    Here’s what was new and cool about the tent this year.
  • Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson help Warriors push Clippers to brink of elimination

    The Clippers’ Lou Williams drives to the basket against the Warriors’ Kevin Durant during the second half of Game 4 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 21:Danilo Gallinari #8 of the LA Clippers gets tangled with Kevon Looney #5 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game Four of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffsat Staples Center on
  • Students of the college scandal: Who knew, who didn’t and why so many ended up at USC

    It’s been called the largest college admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history.
    And with some of the accused parents expected to formally plead guilty in coming weeks, attention is turning to their kids and how the scandal might affect their acceptance, enrollment or degrees. A Bay Area News Group analysis of hundreds of pages of court documents and other records shows:Sixteen of the students ended up attending or offered acceptance to the University of Southern California, four times as
  • Cody Bellinger plays hero with glove and bat as Dodgers beat Brewers

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson celebrates with third base coach Dino Ebel after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 21:Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 21, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)SoundThe gallery
  • Angels open a new pitching experiment with Hansel Robles, Jaime Barría

    ANAHEIM — On Saturday night, Angels manager Brad Ausmus informed Scott Servais, his counterpart in the Mariners’ dugout on Sunday, that he was replacing his scheduled starting pitcher with an “opener.” Jaime Barría moved to the bullpen for a day. Hansel Robles got his first career start in his 235th career game.
    Servais’ reaction?
    It wasn’t much of one.
    “No change” to the lineup, Servais said. “When the ‘opener’ stuff comes
  • SB37 would undermine the state economy to prop up a failed status quo

    You wouldn’t know it, but the California state motto is still “Eureka,” not “We’re raising taxes again because we need the money for the schools.”
    The latest proposal to raise taxes “for the schools” is Senate Bill 37 by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. SB37 would raise the corporate income tax rate from the current 8.84% to 10.84%, and possibly as high as 14.84% if a company is judged to be paying its top executive too much money relative to the me
  • Dodgers just waiting for A.J. Pollock to get hot

    MILWAUKEE — It’s not that A.J. Pollock has gotten off to a terrible start. He just hasn’t gotten off to a good one.
    Out of the starting lineup Sunday for only the third time in the Dodgers’ first 24 games, Pollock carried a .238 batting average to the bench with him. His on-base (.305) and slugging (.369) percentages lag well behind his career norms. Over the previous 11 games, he was just 6 for 33 (.182).
    “Honestly, it’s a long season. I kind of know the ups
  • Coachella 2019: Fans talk about Kanye West’s Easter Sunday Service

    After thousands upon thousands of people flocked to the campgrounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 21, for Kanye West’s Easter Sunday Service, fans talked about the event, which was part spiritual service, part concert.
    “It was the highlight of the festival,” said Rachel Covarrubias, a 21-year-old from Salt Lake City who took an Uber from her AirBnB to see West Sunday morning.
    West’s typical Sunday Service sessions are invite-only, but Co
  • Long Beach State men’s volleyball earns No. 2 seed in NCAA Championships

    The bracket for the NCAA men’s volleyball championships was released on Sunday, with Long Beach State earning the No. 2 seed in the tournament.
    The seeding gives Long Beach State (26-2), the defending national champions, a bye into the semifinals, which will take place along with the championship match next week (May 2-4) at the Walter Pyramid.
    Long Beach State will wait to see who it will play in the semifinals. Barton (25-4) and Princeton (16-12) will face off in a play-in match on
  • Has the business community had enough?

    There is a particularly nasty YouTube video that made the rounds several years ago where a school punk was bullying another student who was overweight.  The punk kept punching the other kid who was forced to retreat until his back was against a wall.  After several punches, the overweight kid picked up the bully and slammed him to the ground so violently that the punk literally bounces off the pavement.
    For decades, taxpayers in California have been the punching bag for tax-and-spend p
  • Sunrise service at Fairhaven Memorial features life-like figurines of the 12 disciples

    Hundreds of Orange County families gathered to celebrate Easter at Fairhaven MemorialPark’s 25th annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday April 21, 2019. Photo: Mike Goulding, contributing photographer
    Hundreds of Orange County families gathered to celebrate Easter at Fairhaven MemorialPark’s 25th annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday April 21, 2019. Photo: Mike Goulding, contributing photographerSoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSpeakers were reflected in a fountain at Fairhave
  • Coachella 2019: Kanye West brings religion to festival and Twitter is torn

    Social media reactions to Kanye West’s Easter service at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival campgrounds were mixed on Sunday, April 21.
    The service was shown on Coachella’s YouTube live stream during the second weekend of the festival through drone footage and close-up shots of the rapper and his choir shown through a circular frame, like a telescope or a pinhole camera.
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  • Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago.
    Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the bombings as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects w

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