• 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
  • CIF-SS girls water polo rankings: Monday, Jan. 14

    The CIF-SS girls water polo rankings released Monday, Jan. 14.
    As selected by the CIF-SS Girls Water Polo Advisory Committee.
    DIVISION 1 & 2
    1 Laguna Beach
    2 Orange Lutheran
    3 Foothill
    4 San Marcos
    5 Corona del Mar
    6 Dos Pueblos
    7 Newport Harbor
    8 Santa Barbara
    9 Santa Margarita
    10 Los Alamitos
    11 San Clemente
    12 Schurr
    13 Mater Dei
    14 Harvard-Westlake
    15 Huntington Beach
    16 Agoura
    17 La Canada
    18 Long Beach Wilson
    19 Murrieta Valley
    20 Los Osos
    Others: None
  • CIF-SS girls soccer polls: Monday, Jan. 14

    The CIF-SS girls soccer polls released Monday, Jan. 14.
    As selected by the CIF-SS Girls Soccer Advisory Committee.
    1 JSerra
    2 Los Alamitos
    3 Upland
    4 Aliso Niguel
    5 Harvard-Westlake
    6 Santiago/Corona
    7 Newport Harbor
    8 El Dorado
    9 Villa Park
    10 Santa Margarita
    Others: Corona del Mar
    1 Flintridge Prep
    2 Sunny Hills
    3 Vista Murrieta
    4 Pacifica/Garden Grove
    5 Ventura
    6 Claremont
    7 Redondo Union
    8 Newbury Park
    9 Mira Costa
    10 Long Beach Poly
    Others: Bishop A
  • A ‘super blood wolf moon’ total lunar eclipse is happening Sunday; here’s what to know

    The night sky will feature a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, Jan. 20. It will be visible to the naked eye from anywhere in southern California if skies are clear. The current forecast calls for partly cloudy skies.
    You do not need a telescope — it’s safe to view a lunar eclipse without any eye protection.
    Phases and times for Southern California:Areas it will be visible around the world:Source: NASA
    Viewing events
    While you can watch the lunar eclipse from anywhere in Southern Ca
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  • Photos capture CSUF’s special moments of 2018

    These photos from 2018 capture student life at Cal State Fullerton — from the emotions of move-in day and commencement to the excitement of athletic successes and the goodwill of students helping other students on campus.
    Here are some of our favorite photos of the year:
    Ryan Jones, right, helps sister Courtney, left, push her giant stuffed Tuffy to her new dorm room on move-in day, Aug. 23. (Photo courtesy Cal State Fullerton)
    Incoming business major Brittney Delgado hugs Danny Quezada go
  • Expect Clippers’ 3-point surge against Pelicans to be exception, not the rule

    PLAYA VISTA — In character as the NBA’s fourth-best 3-point shooting team, the Clippers made 50 percent of their 3-point attempts in Monday’s 121-117 loss to New Orleans.
    Out of character for the team averaging fewer than 25 3-point attempts per game (the second-fewest in the NBA), the Clippers took a season-high 36 attempts from behind the arc, letting it fly from deep as if they were Boston Celtics, who average the third-most 3-point attempts in the league.
    Seven Clippers mad
  • CIF-SS boys soccer polls: Monday, Jan. 14

    The CIF-SS boys soccer polls released Monday, Jan. 14.
    As selected by the CIF-SS Boys Soccer Advisory Committee.
    1 Loyola
    2 Cathedral
    3 Mira Costa
    4 Servite
    5 San Clemente
    6 Downey
    7 Santa Barbara
    8 Mater Dei
    9 Santa Margarita
    T10 Santa Ana
    T10 University
    Others: Edison, Aliso Niguel
    1 Arlington
    2 Sunny Hills
    3 Long Beach Cabrillo
    4 Santiago/Garden Grove
    5 Santa Ana Valley
    6 Godinez
    7 Channel Islands
    8 Redlands East Valley
    9 Villa Park
    10 Lynwood
  • LAFC reaches multi-year deal with Walker Zimmerman

    Despite interest from clubs in Mexico and Europe, central defender Walker Zimmerman will remain in Los Angeles through 2022, the Los Angeles Football Club announced on Tuesday.
    Zimmerman, a 25-year-old native of Lawrenceville, Ga., started each of the 26 matches he appeared in after being acquired in a trade with FC Dallas ahead of LAFC’s debut season in Major League Soccer.
    “I could not be more excited to continue my career with LAFC and build on what the group accomplished in our f
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  • Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and crony capitalism

    Donald Trump’s Tweet dubbing Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s billionaire founder, “Jeff Bozo” reveals more than the locker room MO of our president. Our country’s roots are in England, where people of importance are knighted. In America, we now have our own version of knighthood: a nickname from Donald Trump.
    Amazon is this little hidden gem you may not have heard of where you can buy things.  It’s just like eBay except the Amazon stuff doesn’t show up at your
  • UCLA football assistant Roy Manning hired at Oklahoma

    UCLA outside linebackers coach Roy Manning has been hired at Oklahoma has the Sooners’ cornerbacks coach, Oklahoma announced Tuesday.
    Manning, who just completed his first year at UCLA under Chip Kelly, was also the special teams coordinator for the Bruins, but was lured away by newly hired Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. Grinch was the defensive coordinator at Washington State from 2015-17 when Manning also served as outside linebackers coach.
    It was Grinch who originally gave
  • Long Beach says sea-level rise will bring dire flooding to some neighborhoods

    Rising sea levels are not only going to increasingly flood parts of Long Beach, but could leave the most vulnerable neighborhoods uninhabitable within a generation or two, according to a city presentation Monday night that drew more 300 residents concerned about the city’s — and their own — future.
    “Residents can continue living on Naples and the Peninsula for several decades as long as you’re willing to experience occasional flooding,” said Jerry Schubel, a m
  • Santa Ana police arrest attempted bank robbery suspect

    Santa Ana police arrested a 20-year-old man who tried to rob a Wells Fargo bank last month after releasing surveillance photos in hopes of tracking him down.
    Samuel Hunter McClintock of Garden Grove was arrested on Monday, Jan. 14 at his workplace, based on a tip received from the public, Santa Ana police said.
    Santa Ana police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a bank on Dec. 19, 2018. On Thursday, Jan. 10, investigators released surveillance images of the suspect and vehicle he left
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  • Beckman’s Thoerner commits to play college basketball at Tufts University

    Beckman’s standout basketball player Dylan Thoerner has decided to play college basketball at Tufts University in Boston, his father Scott announced on Friday, Jan. 11.
    “Coach (Bob) Sheldon at Tufts University has gained an outstanding young man for their program,” Beckman Coach John Goins said.
    “Dylan will leave Beckman as our all-time leading scorer, on pace to finish with over 1,600 points for his three-year varsity career,” Goins said. “His tremendous work
  • Facebook to invest $300 million in news initiatives, focusing on local partnerships

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs.
    The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook’s program to help local newsrooms with subscription business models and investing in nonprofits aimed at supporting local news. It will also be used for Facebook’s other, broad news initiatives such as news literacy programs and third
  • International soccer being played at Irvine’s stadium

    Watch some World Cup Soccer veterans play at Irvine’s Championship Soccer Stadium when Vissel Kobe visits for three games.
    The Japanese club will use the Orange County Great Park stadium during its USA Tour, which opens Jan. 28 with a game in Irvine against Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew SC. On Feb. 2, Vissel will play Toronto FC, also of MLS, and on Feb. 5 it will face the local United Soccer League team, Orange County SC.
    Andres Iniesta and David Villa, who led Spain to the 20
  • Ducks give newly-acquired forward Devin Shore his marching orders: ‘Go play’

    DETROIT — Coach Randy Carlyle slotted Devin Shore into Andrew Cogliano’s left wing spot alongside center Carter Rowney and right wing Daniel Sprong for the Ducks’ game Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings. Shore then received some basic instructions for his Ducks debut.
    “Go play,” Shore said of his marching orders one day after the Ducks acquired him from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Cogliano. “They said they’re happy to have me and I&rsqu
  • Chargers QB Philip Rivers to miss Pro Bowl with ankle injury

    Quarterback Philip Rivers will not play in the Pro Bowl because of an ankle injury, a Chargers official told the Southern California News Group on Tuesday.
    Rivers was replaced on the AFC roster by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
    Rivers injured his ankle in the second half of the Chargers’ 41-28 playoff loss to the New England Patriots last week at Gillette Stadium.
    The injury is perceived as not serious and more of a safety precaution. Many veterans tend to skip the annual all-star game for
  • More than 2,100 new Americans take oath of allegiance in Ontario

    Immigrant Bertha Perez (left), 75 from Mexico City, applauds after officially becoming a United States citizen as her son Julio (right), also a United States citizen, sits next to her during the first of two U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremonies at the Ontario Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Over 2,100 immigrants, with the most coming from Mexico, the Philippines, China, El Salvador and South Korea, became United States Citizens. (Photo by Will Lester,
  • This earthquake guide will help prepare your business for the next big one

    Southern California is a known center of earthquake activity, yet many businesses in the region are ill prepared for another major shaker.
    Budgets, deadlines, vendor contracts, taxes … these are the things most business owners are occupied with. But with the 25th anniversary of the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake upon us, companies would be well advised to develop a plan to better insulate their operations from the destructive power of large quakes.
    And that next big on
  • Metallica talks beer as it launches its Arrogant Consortia Enter Night Pilsner at an intimate gathering in L.A.

    Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Rob Trujillo of heavy metal band Metallica showed up to hang out and drink with a few dozen friends and music industry folks during an intimate VIP launch of its all-new beer collaboration with Stone Brewing’s Arrogant Consortia at No Name on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles on Monday night.
    The Enter Night Pilsner is the result of six months of back-and-forth brainstorming sessions and tastings between the band and Stone co-founder Greg Koch.
    “The guys w
  • Amid ugly debate over past racism, Brea-Olinda school board split over school name change

    Was William E. Fanning, pillar of the Brea community and former Brea-Olinda superintendent for whom an elementary school is named, a member of the Ku Klux Klan?
    No one knows with certainty, and that doubt has opened a rift in the school district and community that may be difficult to heal.
    For the past year and a half, a community group has been lobbying the Brea-Olinda Unified School District board to change the name of Fanning Elementary School because they believe its namesake belonged t
  • Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserts his independence

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.
    Those comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from Trump&rs
  • SCOTUS rules against forced arbitration in port trucker case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of a Southern California truck driver who claimed he was wrongly forced into an arbitration agreement with a major carrier.
    In an 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that independent driver Dominic Oliveira could not be compelled by New Prime Trucking to settle a dispute over back wages through forced arbitration. Oliveira filed a lawsuit in 2013 to have a back wage dispute decided in open court.
    The decision could have lasting re
  • Titan Voices: Community outreach and undergraduate research inspire future in medicine

    By Mohammed Aftab
    My journey at Cal State Fullerton was filled with people and experiences that morphed me from someone who did not know what he wanted out of life into who I am today: a future physician.
    As a double major in biological science and health science, I was at the intersection of what I believe to be two distinct, but overlapping worlds. Health science provided me with a firm understanding of public health and the sociocultural aspects of disease that impact people of all races and
  • CSUF neuroscientist honored for his work on rare disease, engaging students

    For the last decade, Cal State Fullerton neuroscientist Math P. Cuajungco has focused on research to find causes and a possible treatment for Mucolipidosis type IV, a rare genetic disease that typically leaves children unable to walk or talk, and can eventually lead to blindness.
    Along with his lab students, Cuajungco has discovered that in ML-IV cells, an imbalance of zinc kills certain cells and can lead to neurodegenerative diseases. The ML-IV disorder affects children of Ashkenazi Jewish des
  • Taco Tuesday: Mi Casa in Orange is like a food truck with walls

    How many times have you driven past this little taco shack on Chapman Avenue with a sign advertising “authentic Mexican food” and never actually stopped?
    Me, too. But then I finally stopped, and then I wondered, “What took me so long?”
    Orange County Food FinerWhere to find the best restaurant menu items in the areaThe carne asada tacos are fantastic. There’s nothing fancy about anything here. The entire dining room is essentially just a covered patio with only four
  • Lake Forest celebrated construction milestone on Civic Center project

    Lowering a last steel beam into place forming the rafters of the community center that will be part of Lake Forest’s new Civic Center marked a major milestone in the project.
    To celebrate the moment last week, a “topping out” ceremony was held – it’s a tradition in construction. City leaders, city employees and construction crew members signed the large beam, which was then lifted into place by a crane, an American flag fluttering in the sky from one end.
    The final
  • Rain closes Six Flags Magic Mountain as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm stay open

    The rain expected to fall across Southern California has forced the closure of Six Flags Magic Mountain for a second day even as Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm remain open.
    For those of you with Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets, hang onto them.
    The Valencia-based amusement park said in a tweet that it would honor tickets on “any other day in 2019.”Due to inclement weather, the park will not be open today, Tuesday, January 15.Tickets purchased just for today will be va
  • South roster announced for Orange County All-Star Classic football game

    Orange County Register defensive player of the year Akili Arnold and Oregon State-signee JoJo Forest are two of six Mission Viejo football players who have been selected to the South roster for the Orange County All-Star Classic on Jan. 26 at Orange Coast College.
    Arnold, a Utah State commit, and Forest are versatile seniors who play wide receiver and defensive back.
    South coach Rich Fisher of Santa Margarita also announced the selections of Mission Viejo’s Hunter Keneley at offensive tack
  • Several dead in extremist attack on hotel in Nairobi; al-Shabab claims role

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex. A witness said he saw five bodies at the hotel entrance alone.
    Al-Shabab — the Somalia-based Islamic extremist group that carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead — claimed responsibility.
    “It is terrible. What I have s

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