• Newport Beach police arrest suspect in double homicide of former pro hockey player, activist

    A Huntington Beach man was arrested Thursday, April 25, in connection with the killings of a former pro hockey player and a local activist whose bodies were discovered over the weekend in a Newport Beach home.
    Jamon Rayon Buggs, 44, was already in custody in Orange County jail on unrelated charges when Newport Beach police booked him in the slayings of Wendi Miller, 48, of Costa Mesa, and Darren Partch, 38 of Newport Beach.
    Bail was set at $1 million for Buggs, a former Perris resident who origi
  • Flashback: Lakers’ Robert Horry hits buzzer-beater against Kings in 2002 WCF Game 4

    With less than one second remaining on the clock, Robert Horry of the Los Angeles Lakers recovered the ball and made a three-point shot over the reach of Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 26, 2002.Where were you 17 years ago, when Robert Horry of the Lakers decided to shoot his shot?pic.twitter.com/qmXP34knpv
    — Inside SoCal Sports (@InsideSoCalSpts) May 26, 2019The Lakers would beat the Kings
  • Angels pull out all the stops in 7-6 win over Texas Rangers

    Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout points toward his dugout before hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
    Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, scores on a wild pitch ahead of the tag of Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)SoundThe gallery will resu
  • Dick Dale, surf music icon, remembered at O.C. beach tribute

    It was a fitting tribute for a musician who had a love for surfing.
    Fans and friends showed up in Huntington Beach on Sunday, May 26, to remember “King of Surf Guitar” Dick Dale during a tribute held at the pier, with a group of surfers taking to the water for a “paddle-out,” the traditional memorial held for fellow surfers when they die.
    Dale died March 16 at age 81. A benefit concert was also held Saturday, May 25, at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
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  • 26th horse dies at Santa Anita since December, third in 10 days

    ARCADIA — The 26th horse fatality at Santa Anita since late December came Sunday as a result of a leg injury suffered during a race at the track on Saturday.
    Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, was pulled up on the turn for home by jockey Mario Gutierrez in the sixth race and transported off the track. The horse was stabilized overnight with the hope it could be saved by surgery, but it was reportedly determined that it had lost blood flow to the leg and had to be
  • Storm expected to clear for sunny, breezy Memorial Day – but mountains will be cold

    Patches of rain over Southern California expected overnight will give way to mostly clear skies on Memorial Day, Monday May 27, in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties, forecasters say.
    Light to moderate showers fell as the storm system heading south from Northern California passed through on Sunday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Samantha Connolly said. Coasts and valleys should receive between one-fourth and one-half of an inch of rain through the eveni
  • Dodgers complete pillaging of Pirates with another win

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) is greeted by Max Muncy (13) as he returns to the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates’ Montana DuRapau during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson rounds second after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates’ Montana DuRapau during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Ph
  • Long slump forcing Kike’ Hernandez to ’embrace the grind’

    PITTSBURGH – This isn’t exactly how Kike’ Hernandez’s dream job was supposed to go.
    After an extended apprenticeship in a utility role, Hernandez finally started this season with an every-day position as the Dodgers’ primary second baseman. While his defense at second has been exceptional, he has dipped into a deep slump offensively.
    “Not swinging at strikes. Ball not falling for hits,” Hernandez summarized. “That’s a bad combination.”
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  • Simon Pagenaud and Penske win Indianpolis 500 sprint to finish

    Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
    Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSimon Pagenaud, of France, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto r
  • Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

    By TIM TALLEY and SUE OGROCKI
    EL RENO, Okla. — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday.
    The first tornado touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City, late Saturday night. It crossed an interstate and walloped the American Budget Value Inn be
  • Angels Matt Harvey explains why he didn’t disclose latest injury: ‘It’s me being stubborn’

    ANAHEIM –  When he was pitching for the New York Mets three years ago, Matt Harvey toiled at his craft with numbness in his right hand for months. He finally told his manager his arm was “dead” in July 2016. Diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, Harvey had surgery to remove a rib that same month.
    Perhaps it’s no surprise Harvey didn’t tell reporters he felt something in his upper back after his last start.
    “It’s me being stubborn and trying to fi
  • Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

    By ARNIE STAPLETON | AP Pro Football Writer
    Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi and serving as the catalyst for the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America’s most popular sport.
    The quarterback’s graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet it’s a run for which he’s most famous: the sneak that won the famed “Ice Bowl” in 1967.
    Starr died Sunda
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  • Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

    By ELANA SCHOR and JUANA SUMMERS
    WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now.
    Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing calls to start the impeachment process, citing evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report they believe shows Trump obstructed justice. Most others, incl
  • Video: Homeless man saves stranded baby shark near popular San Clemente surf spot

    A homeless man was camping in a public space with an oceanview, despite a sign that warns that camping is not allowed. (Photo courtesy of Carson Grier)
    Carson Grier snapped a photo of the man’s tent, posted just feet from a sign warning there was no camping allowed along the beachfront bluff overlooking a popular surf spot in San Clemente.
    He was shocked the homeless man would still set up camp on a walkway with the view of the pier north of T-Street, just days after the city pushed to enf
  • The Party of Government rules California

    If you’re looking for a moment that illustrates California’s unique form of political corruption, consider that public employee unions are furnishing the offices of our new lieutenant governor. In fairness, they were asked to do so – by the lieutenant governor herself.
    California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis has raised about $300,000 for the nonprofit, “Committee to Support the Office of the Lt. Governor.” Most of that money came from government unions, according to ne
  • Santa Ana Unified wrong to attempt charter money grab

    In March of this year, each one of our schools was contacted by Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) officials and informed that, for nearly two decades, SAUSD had neglected to collect enough money from schools in the district — including charter schools — to cover the costs of providing special education services to Santa Ana students. We were each given invoices that, collectively, total $20 million and that failure to agree to pay would result in the district withholding fund
  • Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament

    BRUSSELS — As voters in all 28 European Union countries elect a new shared parliament, here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament:
    ITALY
    Italy’s anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has been campaigning hard to boost his right-wing League party to become the No. 1 party in Italy and possibly Europe.
    Salvini has been using his hard-line credentials to expand a parliamentary group of European populists that alr
  • Tax hikes fall by wayside, but trouble is on horizon

    Name any problem and most of the majority party’s lawmakers have, as the late Baltimore journalist H.L. Mencken quipped, the same “easy solution” that’s “neat, plausible, and wrong.” That “solution” is to create government programs and fund them with tax increases.
    We’re often struck by the California Legislature’s lack of creativity.  California has a remarkable budget surplus that has topped $21 billion as of the governor’s
  • Firefighters quickly douse Stanton house fire

    Firefighters put out a fire at a Stanton home in less than 30 minutes on Sunday, May 26 and no one was injured, authorities said.
    Orange County firefighters were dispatched just past 10:15 a.m. to the 7700 block of Santa Catalina Avenue on reports of a single story home with smoke and fire showing from the rear of the structure, Capt. Cameron Rossman said.
    Approximately 30 firefighters fought the blaze, which was inside the house, from the front and rear of the structure and knocked down the fir
  • Here’s who’s playing the 2019 Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival

    The sight of glowing hot air balloons and the chance to sample an assortment of wines are obvious draws for people who visit the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, but perhaps just as important as those elements is the music.
    There will be plenty of alternative rockers and country crooners playing the main stage and wine stage for the event’s 36th year. Here’s a run down of the big acts for each night.
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  • Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who peered at particles and saw the universe, dies at 89

    Murray Gell-Mann, who transformed physics with his preternatural ability to find hidden patterns among the tiny particles that make up the universe, earning a Nobel Prize, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 89.
    Jenna Marshall, a spokeswoman for the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, announced his death.
    Much as atoms can be slotted into the rows and columns of the periodic table of the elements, Gell-Mann found a way, in 1961, to classify
  • Santa Anita consensus picks for Sunday May 26

    The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Sunday May 26 at Santa Anita.
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  • 17-year-old passenger is 2nd person dead in Silverado crash

    SILVERADO — A 17-year-old passenger was the second victim to die on Saturday when a sedan veered off Silverado Canyon road and struck a tree.
    The passenger, Colton Mondy of Garden Grove, was identified Sunday morning by the Orange County Coroner’s office.
    Coroner’s investigator Kelly Keyes said Mondy died at 6:48 a.m. Saturday at UCI Medical Center. She did not know where Mondy had been sitting in the car.
    The crash in the area of Santiago Canyon and Hicks Haul roads occurred j
  • Southern California United Methodist congregations on the brink of schism over national church’s stance on homosexuality

     When Molly and Dawn Molt moved to Laguna Hills in 1993 the biggest challenge they faced was finding a church that would accept a lesbian couple and their child.
    “I called 11 churches and all of them rejected us,” Dawn Molt said. “Some said they’d accept our son, but not us. But, we wanted a church that would take our whole family, not one that would tell our child his parents were going to hell.”
    Laguna Beach United Methodist Church was the 12th phone number M
  • Analysis: What the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge means for Disneyland, Anaheim and the greater Disney universe

    Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge places the Walt Disney Company at a high-stakes Sabacc table surrounded by alien gamblers in a disreputable cantina where the entertainment conglomerate is about to make a $1 billion bet that intergalactic travelers are desperate to step foot into a Star Wars spaceport on the outer rim of the galaxy.
    That might seem like an awful lot of galactic credits to push into the pot in this winner-take-all Star Wars game. But chances are Disney’s big bet is a sure thi
  • Newport Harbor’s Elbettar finishes second in shot put at CIF State Championships

    CLOVIS – If Newport Harbor junior Aidan Elbettar was going to win a medal at the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, it looked like the discus represented his best opportunity.
    But during Friday’s prelims at Buchanan High, Elbettar did not qualify for Saturday’s finals in the discus. He fouled on two of his three throws. Elbettar did qualify for the finals in the shot put, not his stronger event.
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  • UCLA tennis sweeps NCAA doubles championships

    UCLA tennis swept the NCAA doubles titles Saturday, marking the first time since 1988 that a single school won both the men’s and women’s doubles titles in the same year. The Bruins were the last to achieve the doubles sweep.
    Senior Maxime Cressy and sophomore Keegan Smith completed an undefeated season with straight-set 6-3, 6-4 win over Alabama’s Patrick Kaukovalta and Mazen Osama to win the men’s program’s third doubles title in the past four years.
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  • Wolves top Gulls as Max Legace scores first goal by goalie in AHL playoff history

    SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Gulls were pushed to the brink of elimination from the Calder Cup playoffs, dropping a 5-2 decision Saturday to the Chicago Wolves in Game 5 of the Western Conference final that featured the first goal by a goaltender in AHL postseason history.
    The victory gave the Wolves a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 6 is Monday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The winner of the series between the Ducks’ AHL team and the Vegas Golden Knights’ affili
  • Angels beat Rangers with two runs in the ninth inning, end five-game losing streak

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
    Texas Rangers left fielder Hunter Pence makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’
  • Angels’ Matt Harvey to miss at least two starts with upper back strain

    ANAHEIM – The Angels trimmed their starting rotation from six to five before it became an issue.
    Matt Harvey was placed on the 10-day injured list with an upper back strain Saturday, two days after the right-hander threw 2 2/3 disastrous innings against the Twins and summarily declared himself healthy. He’ll miss at least two starts.
    Harvey did not make himself available to reporters Saturday. Manager Brad Ausmus said he only became aware of Harvey’s injury after Thursday&rsquo

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