• Prosecutor gives O.C. murder defendant ‘one last chance’ to tell authorities where to find the body of his business partner

    An Orange County prosecutor on Wednesday gave a murder defendant who has admitted to posing as his deceased business partner for months through email “one last chance” to tell authorities the location of the man’s body, as testimony in the trial came to a close.
    Senior Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy presented Edward Younghoon Shin with a map of a large swath of desert near the Mexican border and informed him that a search and rescue team, cadaver dog and forensic patholog
  • Albano’s FAB 5: Orange County girls basketball standouts last week, Dec. 10

    Tustin girls basketball player Ahzira Faletoi has been selected as one of Dan Albano’s FAB 5 players of the week. (Photo courtesy of Tustin girls basketball)
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    Dan Albano’s FAB 5 girls basketball players of the week:
    Ahzira Faletoi, Tustin, Jr.
    The so-called “super” small forward – she’s 5-foot-3 — grabbed 22 rebounds to help the Tillers upset University 43-40.
    Taylor Feldman, Crean Lutheran, Fr.
    The athletic guard scored a school-re
  • Deputies seek help finding 11-year-old girl last seen in Cerritos

    CERRITOS — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Monday sought the public’s help in locating an 11-year-old girl who was last seen Friday at the Cerritos Towne Center.
    Cristina Perry Ross was last seen about 11:30 a.m. Friday leaving the Ross store in the 12700 block of Towne Center Drive. She called her grandmother after leaving the store and said she was headed for the Pasadena area, according to the Sheriff’s Department.#LASD Seeks Public’s Help locating
  • Orange County girls basketball scoring leaders: Dec. 10

    The Orange County girls basketball scoring leaders through Dec. 9.
    Leaderboards are based on stats available each Monday morning.Name
    GP
    Pts
    PPG
    Kenedy Lilly, El Dorado
    9
    259
    28.8
    Austyn Masuno,Oxford Academy
    10
    208
    20.8
    Kathy Tu, Western
    7
    142
    20.3
    Leah Manning,Capistrano Valley
    11
    213
    19.4
    Samantha Fries, Esperanza
    8
    143
    17.9
    Jessica Barrow, Sunny Hills
    13
    227
    17.5
    Taryn Uyematsu, Canyon
    6
    94
    15.7
    Serena Lleleji, Anaheim
    6
    94
    15.7
    Joleen Corona,Whittier
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  • 2019 Rose Bowl guide | Starting time, TV, ticket and parking information

    The matchup: No. 6 Ohio State (12-1) vs. No. 9 Washington (10-3)
    Date: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
    Time: 2 p.m. PT
    TV: ESPN
    About the game: Ohio State and Washington will meet in the 105th edition of the Rose Bowl, a pairing of the Big Ten and Pac-12 conference champions for the first time in five years. It will be the 15th appearance in the Rose Bowl for both teams, but their first matchup against each other. Ohio State last played in the Rose Bowl in 2010 against Oregon, and Wash
  • USC football reportedly hiring two new assistants

    It appears Clay Helton’s overhauled coaching staff for next season is beginning to take shape.
    Multiple reports Monday said USC was expected to hire former Bowling Green coach Mike Jinks as running backs coach and Boise State defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a for the same position.
    A USC spokesman said the school did not have an announcement to make about any new hirings, but if the moves are finalized, the Trojans would fill two of the four remaining vacancies for on-field
  • Kings can’t solve Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard, open trip with another loss

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN – DECEMBER 10:Brendan Leipsic #14 of the Los Angeles Kings looks to get a shot off around Trevor Daley #83 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period at Little Caesars Arena on December 10, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
    DETROIT, MICHIGAN – DECEMBER 10:Brendan Leipsic #14 of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck in front of Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period at Little Caesars Arena on December
  • Top prospect Alex Verdugo could help Dodgers swing a big trade

    LAS VEGAS — Alex Verdugo is the Dodgers’ top-rated prospect, a big-league ready player with an attractive skill set.
    The same description applied to Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and Walker Buehler over the past three years and each was brought to the majors and given a chance to establish themselves as big-leaguers. The results were two unanimous Rookie of the Year awards and a third-place finish.
    Verdugo, however, has spent most of the past two years at Triple-A, making only sporadi
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  • Angels reportedly pursued Patrick Corbin, Nate Eovaldi before they signed elsewhere

    LAS VEGAS — Although the Angels have been unable to land any significant pitching help this winter, they were reportedly chasing two of the winter’s biggest prizes before they went elsewhere.
    The Angels were one of four finalists for Nate Eovaldi before he re-signed with the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, according to NBC Sports Boston.
    The Angels also quietly pursued Patrick Corbin, who ended up signing with the Washington Nationals, according to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic
  • Rams quarterback Jared Goff ready to come in from the cold

    THOUSAND OAKS – Some people bemoan the lack of winter weather in the southwestern United States. Rams quarterback Jared Goff probably isn’t among them, because the cold doesn’t seem to be his thing.
    Goff got rocked and rattled by Chicago’s tenacious defense on Sunday night. Independent of the Bears, Goff didn’t look very good on his own. A third factor – the frigid temperature – also can’t be ignored.
    In his three-year NFL career, Goff has now star
  • Alexander: Dodgers and Andrew Friedman probably won’t take the plunge, but should they?

    The world according to Jim:
    • OK, readers, let’s hear it: Should the Dodgers do whatever it takes to sign Bryce Harper?
    That is, by the way, a totally separate question from will the Dodgers do whatever it takes to sign Bryce Harper? Andrew Friedman, since becoming the Dodgers’ top baseball decision-maker after the 2014 season, has pretty well established a track record of not going after the most expensive baubles in the free agent pool. If he changes course now, it would be a
  • Orange County boys basketball rebounds leaders: Monday, Dec. 10

    The Orange County boys basketball rebounding leaders through Dec. 9.
    Leaderboards are based on stats available each Monday morning.Name
    GP
    Reb
    RPG
    Festus Ndumanya,Capistrano Valley Christian
    6
    82
    13.7
    Sam Howlin, La Habra
    8
    106
    13.3
    Luke Hosozawa, Sunny Hills
    14
    156
    11.1
    Garrett Andre, Foothill
    11
    117
    10.6
    Aaman Soma, Beckman
    10
    97
    9.7
    Connor Platt, Yorba Linda
    11
    104
    9.5
    Judah Brown, Pacifica Christian/OC
    11
    100
    9.1
    Edward Williams, Katella
    8
    69
    8.6
    Emman
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  • Are campaign finance violations an impeachable offense?

    Over the weekend, after revelations of alleged breaches of campaign finance laws by associates of Donald Trump, his backers and detractors rushed to give their takes.
    As a Washington political reporter put it: If what prosecutors say is true, what then?
    In answer, and as has happened before when Democrats get hot and bothered about the latest breach of either mere decorum or something larger by Trump, the touchy issue of impeachment comes up.
    But even most leaders of that party are wary of the I
  • Fryer on basketball: Mater Dei-Villa Park matchup possible this week

    The top five teams in the OCVarsity boys basketball top 25 have yet to play against another team ranked in the county top five.
    That might change this week.
    No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 5 Villa Park are in the Charlie Wilkins Memorial Tournament at Westminster High. It’s an eight-team tournament so it would take only two victories by Mater Dei and two by Villa Park for the Monarchs and Spartans to meet in the championship game Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    Or they could meet in the third-place game Sat
  • Archdiocese now seeking criminal charges against nuns accused of embezzling as much as $500,000 from Torrance Catholic school

    Under mounting pressure and a national media glare, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now plans to support criminal charges against two longtime nuns accused of embezzling as much as $500,000 from St. James Catholic School in Torrance.
    The reversal comes amid a “deeper” investigation into the alleged actions of Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang, archdiocese spokeswoman Adrian Alarcon said on Monday.
    Auditors are still working to determine just how much money was misappr
  • Fryer’s Five: Orange County boys basketball standouts last week, Dec. 10

    Steve Fryer’s five standout basketball players from last week:
    Sam Barela, Newport Harbor: He was MVP of the Tartan Classic tournament that the Sailors won. A 6-3 senior point guard, Barela had nine assists in Newport Harbor’s 71-58 win over University in the tournament championship game at St. Margaret’s.
    Wilhelm Breidenbach, Mater Dei: A 6-foot-9 sophomore, Breidenbach was MVP of the Beach Bash tournament won by the Monarchs. He is a scoring and rebounding leader for top-rank
  • Orange County boys basketball scoring leaders: Monday, Dec. 10

    The Orange County boys basketball scoring leaders through Dec. 9.
    Leaderboards are based on stats available each Monday morning.Name
    GP
    Pts
    PPG
    Stone Sinek, Fullerton
    6
    211
    35.2
    Atin Wright, Fairmont Prep
    9
    251
    27.9
    Nico Dasca, Costa Mesa
    5
    132
    26.4
    Kody Uyesugi, University
    10
    256
    25.6
    Sebastian Castro,Garden Grove
    10
    255
    25.5
    AJ Perry, Canyon
    11
    254
    23.1
    Festus Ndumanya,Capistrano Valley Christian
    6
    132
    22.0
    Nolan Naess, Laguna Beach
    7
    138
    19.7
    Dylan
  • Ducks awaiting word on condition of injured goaltender Ryan Miller

    ANAHEIM — The Ducks said they expect to know more about goaltender Ryan Miller’s apparent leg injury after further medical tests Tuesday. Miller was forced from Sunday’s 6-5 victory over the New Jersey Devils after a third-period collision with teammate Josh Mahura.
    “We’ll probably have an update for you (Tuesday),” Coach Randy Carlyle said after the Ducks practiced Monday afternoon at Honda Center. “Right now, it’s just a lower-body inju
  • Climate change in Paris: Political Cartoons

    Check out our regular cartoon gallery featuring some of the best cartoonists from around the world, and across the political spectrum, covering current issues and figures.
    Check out our regular cartoon gallery featuring some of the best cartoonists from around the world, and across the political spectrum, covering current issues and figures.SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCheck out our regular cartoon gallery featuring some of the best cartoonists from around the world, and across the poli
  • Users, drivers report Uber app has crashed

    Uber customers and drivers in California’s northern and southern regions are reporting the popular ride-hailing app is down late Monday afternoon.
    A report on DownDetector.com also showed wide areas of outages in California, Las Vegas and Phoenix.
    Social media was quick to spread the news, with online users at Twitter saying the outage was worldwide, though there was no confirmation from Uber, as of yet.
    Lyft drivers at Twitter were quick to guide Uber users to their service.
    “#UberC
  • Whicker: Some adjustments will make the Rams’ loss easier to bear

    The Rams lost a few prefixes Sunday night.
    Thanks to the Bears, they are stoppable, resistible, vincible. Their quarterback is flappable. Their offensive line is paralleled.
    And a trip to the Super Bowl might even be avoidable, especially since the Rams need to win their final three games while the Saints lose one, in order to get an NFC championship game in the Coliseum.
    But their mojo has not disappeared. It just went inside to get warm.
    A win over Philadelphia on Sunday night should wedge the
  • Notes: Fairmont Prep girls basketball breaks through at Troy Classic

    Fairmont Prep’s dogged pursuit of an impressive tournament victory finally paid off at the Troy Classic.
    After going 0-4 at the challenging Mark Keppel tournament and dropping their first three games at the loaded Troy Classic, the then No. 5-ranked Huskies broke through with a 50-47 victory against No. 3 Troy on Saturday night.
    “We have been close in a few games,” Fairmont Prep coach David Esparza said, “so it was nice to finally earn a win against a very good Troy team.
  • Orange County boys basketball top 25, Dec. 10

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    ORANGE COUNTY TOP 25
    Rank, school, (record) last week’s rank
    1. Mater Dei (7-1) LW 1: Monarchs won the Beach Bash tournament championship, play in Wilkins Classic at Westminster this week.
    2. Santa Margarita (8-3) LW 2: Eagles finished second in Vivint Great Western Shootout tournament in Utah.
    3. Orange Lutheran (8-2) LW 3: Lancers, as expected, walloped Portola by 54 points in only game last week.
    4. JSerra (10-0) LW 5: Lions won championship of North Orange County C
  • CIF-SS boys soccer polls: Monday, Dec. 10

    The CIF-SS boys soccer polls released Monday, Dec. 10.
    As selected by the CIF-SS Boys Soccer Advisory Committee.
    BOYS SOCCER
    DIVISION 1
    1 Loyola
    2 Cathedral
    3 Servite
    4 Mira Costa
    5 Santa Barbara
    6 San Clemente
    7 Paramount
    8 Santa Margarita
    9 Millikan
    T10 Mater Dei
    T10 University/Irvine
    Others: Corona del Mar, Aliso Niguel
     
    DIVISION 2
    1 Sunny Hills
    2 Godinez
    3 Long Beach Cabrillo
    4 Arlington
    5 Santiago/Garden Grove
    6 Santa Ana Valley
    7 Riverside Poly
    8 Fountain Valley
    9 Martin Luther King
  • Anaheim lights community tree with holiday spectacular

    The glow of decorations covering a 50-foot tall redwood in downtown Anaheim capped a celebration of the holidays over the weekend.
    Throughout the day on Saturday, Dec. 8, families played in the snow, did arts and crafts and enjoyed entertainment during the 24th annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village held on the Center Street Promenade. Santa Claus visited with children during the day and then at night helped with the city’s tree lighting ceremony.
    Lorraine Shaw
  • These 8 foods are only available during Six Flags Magic Mountain’s ‘Taste of Holiday in the Park’

    This weekend, Six Flags Magic Mountain introduces its new “Taste of Holiday in the Park” food festival.
    The menu, which is available from Saturday, Dec. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Valencia amusement park, features 24 entrees and desserts infused with different flavors of the season.
    Chicken and waffles available duringTaste of the Holidays at Six Flags Magic Mountain. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)
    Tangy peach ribs available during Taste of the Holidays a
  • Newport Beach Mayor Marshall ‘Duffy Duffield to be sworn in while Registrar starts recount of votes in District 3

    NEWPORT BEACH — Marshall “Duffy” Duffield will be among four council members sworn in on Tuesday, Dec. 11, a day before the Orange County Registrar of Voters is scheduled to begin a recount that could change the outcome of his district election.
    Duffield, who leads opponent Tim Stoaks by 36 votes in District 3, currently serves as the city’s mayor. He will be sworn in with re-elected incumbents Diana Dixon in District 1, and Kevin Muldoon in District 4, and newcomer Joy B
  • Witnesses sought in fatal Santa Ana shooting

    Detectives sought witnesses Monday, Dec. 10, to a weekend shooting in Santa Ana that left a 31-year-old man dead.
    Officers responding to reports of gunfire at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday near the area of 600 East Andrew Place found a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. The victim was taken to a local trauma center, where he was declared dead at 6:11 p.m.
    He was identified as Jesse Ruben Gomez of Santa Ana in the department’s news release,
  • Laguna Beach celebrates Hospitality Night with Santa Claus, tree lighting and more

    Santa Claus was welcomed to town during Laguna Beach’s annual Hospitality Night.
    The Big Guy helped light the community’s tree and visited with young residents. The event also featured entertainment, shopping at the downtown merchants and more holiday fun.
    The Chamber of Commerce and city sponsor the annual event.
    Little St. Nick, Matteo Prather, 3, and his mother Dana, center, of Laguna Beach attract some attention as they walk around during the annual Laguna Beach Christmas tree li
  • Orange County boys athlete of the week: Ian Martinez, JSerra

    The Register’s boys athlete of the week:
    Name: Ian Martinez
    School: JSerra
    Sport: Basketball
    Noteworty: Martinez was MVP of the North Orange County Championships. He scored 26 points in JSerra’s 63-62 win over Mayfair of Lakewood in the tournament championship game. Martinez, a 6-3 junior guard, scored a team-high 17 points in the Lions’ 48-47 win over La Habra in the semifinals. He transferred to JSerra from Cantwell Sacred Heart of Montebello this past spring.

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