• Cow and pigs and peacocks and sheep, oh my!

    Cow and pigs and peacocks and sheep, oh my!
    Peacocks, pigs, cows and sheep were among the animals to greet visitors to Centennial Farm during Discovery Day, Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Costa Mesa.
    Eight-hundred kids, along with 300 chaperones, spent the morning at the working farm on the edge of the OC Fair and Event Center.
    Discovery Day is a free event at the farm that allows students, mom and me groups, and homeschooled kids a chance to learn about agriculture. The farm is open to the public all week, but Discovery Day adds extra activ
  • Tesla recalls 15,000 older Model X SUVs

    Tesla recalls 15,000 older Model X SUVs
    Tesla is recalling 15,000 Model X SUVs because of a potential loss of power steering assist that could make driving the vehicle harder.
    The company posted the voluntary recall on its website and says it applies to most Model X vehicles built before mid-October 2016. Tesla also is applying the recall to Model S vehicles built before 2016.
    “We are not aware of any injuries or collisions relating to the power steering component,” Tesla wrote. “However, we have observed excessive c
  • Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge mixes East and West Coast cuisine in Rancho Mission Viejo

    Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge mixes East and West Coast cuisine in Rancho Mission Viejo
    Earlier this week Joe Manzella announced he’s expanding Taps Fish House & Brewery with new concepts in North County. Now Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge, helmed by a chef who’s a former choreographer, has come to South County offering a mix of East and West Coast cuisine. Here’s what you need to know about this sleek newcomer bringing a touch of class to the neighborhood.
    Background: Executive Chef Paige Riordan, 29, is the choreographer turned culinary whiz. (It’s happe
  • 48% of Californians can afford entry-level home vs. 71% nationwide, by this math

    48% of Californians can afford entry-level home vs. 71% nationwide, by this math
    First-home house hunting in California was slightly more affordable late in 2019, according to one industry group.
    A California Association of Realtors’ measurement tracking finance conditions for a theoretical first-time homebuyer found 48% of households in the state could affordably purchase one in 2019’s fourth quarter, same as the previous quarter and up from 46% a year ago.
    The association measures buying conditions for a hypothetical first-time house hunter with an index that a
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  • 43% in Orange County can afford entry-level home vs. 71% nationwide, by this math

    43% in Orange County can afford entry-level home vs. 71% nationwide, by this math
    First-home house hunting in California was slightly more affordable late in 2019, according to one industry group.
    A California Association of Realtors’ measurement tracking finance conditions for a theoretical first-time homebuyer found 48% of households in the state could affordably purchase one in 2019’s fourth quarter, same as the previous quarter and up from 46% a year ago.
    The association measures buying conditions for a hypothetical first-time house hunter with an index that a
  • BeachLife Festival announces lineup for its acoustic SpeakEasy stage

    BeachLife Festival announces lineup for its acoustic SpeakEasy stage
    The 2020 BeachLife Festival is all about bringing chill musical beach vibes to Redondo Beach May 1-3, and that includes exposing the softer side of rock and punk music on it’s new SpeakEasy stage where music trailblazers will turn down the volume and perform acoustically.
    The full lineup for the stage, which is curated by Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, was just announced and it includes performances from Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters), Rhett Miller (of Old 97’s), Trever Keith (of
  • Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna laid to rest in Corona del Mar cemetery

    Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna laid to rest in Corona del Mar cemetery
    LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family’s Newport Beach home, according to death certificates.
    Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar features meticulous landscaping, open courtyards and fountains that “express the joy of living,” according to its website. Actor John Wayne, who died in 1979, also is buried there.
    The Bryants and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash. The retire
  • Shohei Ohtani is OK with Angels’ plan, but says he could have been ready sooner

    Shohei Ohtani is OK with Angels’ plan, but says he could have been ready sooner
    TEMPE, Ariz. — A day after the Angels revealed their plan to give Shohei Ohtani a late start as a pitcher, Ohtani said it was not a concession he needed.
    “I was getting prepared to start on Opening Day, but if that is what the team wants me to do, then I’ll be prepared to delay my debut,” Ohtani said through his interpreter after the first official workout of the spring on Wednesday. “I don’t see any problems.”
    Ohtani finished his rehab from Tommy John s
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  • This Batman producer reveals why Joker actors win Oscars

    This Batman producer reveals why Joker actors win Oscars
    Michael Uslan can clearly see himself on a bench outside the offices of Columbia Pictures on the day of darkest despair for him and the Batman.
    It’s the early ’80s, and he and his producing partner Ben Melnicker had just run out of studios to pitch on Uslan’s dream of a new kind of Batman movie, one where Batman was a darker, more serious character than the campy caped crusader he’d been on TV in the ’60s (and at times in the comic books, too).
    “I had my head
  • Park Life: Disneyland raises ticket prices and Soarin’ Over California returns

    Park Life: Disneyland raises ticket prices and Soarin’ Over California returns
    How much did Disneyland raise ticket prices? How long will the limited run of Soarin’ Over California last? Are Mickey and Minnie Mouse losing their luster? What happens to Hollywood Land when all the Marvel characters depart for Avengers Campus? Get all the details in this week’s Park Life newsletter.
    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.
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  • Clippers miss Patrick Beverley’s pluck, playmaking

    Clippers miss Patrick Beverley’s pluck, playmaking
    The Clippers return Thursday to Boston, the scene of last season’s spirited, tone-setting 28-point comeback, a victory that set a revamped roster on a path to the playoffs.
    This week’s visit (5 p.m., TNT, Fox Sports Prime Ticket) marks the last game before an All-Star-break breather for both 37-win teams.
    It’s also the fourth and final game of the road trip for a Clippers unit that’s experiencing heightened expectations and still struggling sometimes to find solid footing
  • Laguna Woods co-op board endorses business to take over ‘handyman’ services

    Laguna Woods co-op board endorses business to take over ‘handyman’ services
    After becoming a high-demand program in its pilot run, the handyman program will return for United Mutual residents — under new conditions.
    The handyman task force has endorsed third party service NeighborING to take over household chores.
    NeighborING is run by 24-year-old entrepreneur Josh Mundell of Mission Viejo and his fleet of 150 college students, ready to assist with cleaning, organizing, yard work and other household needs.
    All students-for-hire have passed background checks, furth
  • This Prop 13 is a school bond, not tax reform, and it’s one of dozens on the March 3 ballot

    This Prop 13 is a school bond, not tax reform, and it’s one of dozens on the March 3 ballot
    For many Californians, the 2020 primary election will be highly educational – with ballots featuring a big statewide school bond measure alongside dozens of smaller bond bids from individual school districts.
    On the local side, more than 100 districts throughout California are asking residents to fund facility improvements. The March 3 ballot includes 10 bonds pitched by districts in Orange County, five from San Bernardino County districts, four from Riverside County districts and two from
  • Add some Shakespeare to your Valentine’s Day celebration

    Add some Shakespeare to your Valentine’s Day celebration
    Crossing the Threshold Productions will debut “A Valentine’s Story,” a 1920’s rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Guests will be transported into a 1920s speakeasy, clad with gangsters and flappers.
    The show opens Friday, Feb. 14 for a two-weekend run at the Emerald Lounge at The Hills Hotel in Laguna Hills.
    Tickets are $55 and include a starter salad, dinner entrée and drink as well as a champagne toast. Guests are encou
  • ‘Rose Queen House’ on Newport Beach island lists for $6.2 million

    ‘Rose Queen House’ on Newport Beach island lists for $6.2 million
    View from the open living space. (Photo by Chris Snitko of Modern Take)
    The living room. (Photo by Chris Snitko of Modern Take)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe dining room. (Photo by Chris Snitko of Modern Take)
    One of six bedrooms across two floors. (Photo by Chris Snitko of Modern Take)
    The bayfront cottage has 3,662 square feet of living space spread across two floors. (Photo by Chris Snitko of Modern Take)
    The deck. (Photo by Chris Snitko of Modern Take)
    A 55-foot dock and side-tie
  • Americans buy record amounts of spirits

    Americans buy record amounts of spirits
    It was a record year for Americans purchases of booze, the Distilled Spirits Council reported Wednesday.
    Overall domestic supplier sales rose 5.3% to a record $29 billion in 2019, the council said. Total volumes were up 3.3% to a record 239 million cases. And spirits continued to gain market share versus beer and wine in 2019.
    Combined U.S. revenues for bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey rose 10.8%, or $387 million, to $4 billion in 2019, the council said. Domestic volumes were up 8.4% t
  • Seabirds Kitchen at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 15

    Seabirds Kitchen at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 15
    Seabirds Kitchen, a concept that started as a food truck, has moved into glamorous shopping center South Coast Plaza. Pacific Whey made its exit and this bright new fresh casual has stepped in. Seabirds soft opened Thanksgiving weekend but has been perfecting its game and waited to celebrate its grand opening until this weekend on Saturday, Feb. 15.
    Background: Seabirds Kitchen is the brainchild of Stephanie Morgan, a refugee from Wall Street who decided the financial world was not for her. &ldq
  • From food truck to South Coast Plaza: Seabirds Kitchen to celebrate grand opening

    From food truck to South Coast Plaza: Seabirds Kitchen to celebrate grand opening
    Seabirds Kitchen, a concept that started as a food truck, has moved into glamorous shopping center South Coast Plaza. Pacific Whey made its exit and this bright new fresh casual has stepped in. Seabirds soft opened Thanksgiving weekend but has been perfecting its game and waited to celebrate its grand opening until this weekend on Saturday, Feb. 15.
    Background: Seabirds Kitchen is the brainchild of Stephanie Morgan, a refugee from Wall Street who decided the financial world was not for her. &ldq
  • See our 29 favorite photos from the Westminster dog show

    See our 29 favorite photos from the Westminster dog show
    Siba, a standard poodle, won the Best in Show award at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night. Bourbon the whippet placed second. Nearly 3,000 dogs entered from around the world.
    Popular ArticlesFire tears through Tustin apartment complex, injuring 2 and displacing 100Angels’ Andrew Heaney unloads on Astros in wake of sign-stealing reportsState agency determines cause of Disneyland fire that forced closure of AdventurelandMurder charge dropped against woman in fatal Co
  • The good, the bad and the ugly of President Trump

    The good, the bad and the ugly of President Trump
    President Donald Trump “saved the United States,” says former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
    He’s one of the “smartest, most clever and successful” presidents, says Fox’s Jeanine Pirro.
    No, he’s “dumb and racist,” says comedian Seth Meyers, and guilty of “rampant corruption,” say commentators on MSNBC.
    The man divides opinion like no one else in America.
    Here’s a look at the “good, bad and ugly” of Trump.
    The good i
  • Photos: Love letters inspire community at Cal State Fullerton Black History Month event

    Photos: Love letters inspire community at Cal State Fullerton Black History Month event
    Torrell Foree still remembers being a Baby Titan, unsure of his identity and purpose, until he found community on campus with the Alliance for the Preservation of African Consciousness and in the African American Resource Center.
    He described walking into the center, then in the Humanities building, for the first time.
    “People were laughing, studying… there were debates about everything, about music, sports, movies,” an emotional Foree told a crowded, supportive room in the Ti
  • LA-OC home prices appreciate faster than US, by this math

    LA-OC home prices appreciate faster than US, by this math
    Home-price gains in Los Angeles and Orange counties topped the national pace in November for the first time in 13 months, by one often-quoted index.
    The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.6% in November from a year ago, up from a 2.2% annual gain in October. Index was up 4.5% in the year ended November 2018.
    The L.A.-O.C. slice of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index was up 2.7% in November. last time it topped U.S. gains was in October 2018.
    U.S. homes are apprec
  • Angels’ Andrew Heaney unloads on Astros in wake of sign-stealing reports

    Angels’ Andrew Heaney unloads on Astros in wake of sign-stealing reports
    TEMPE, Ariz. >> Andrew Heaney, who will always be among the league leaders in honesty, unleashed a torrent of emotions on the Houston Astros on Wednesday morning.
    The revelations from the past winter about electronic sign stealing used by the Astros didn’t sit well with the Angels’ left-hander.
    “I am not going to make excuses for those guys,” Heaney said before the Angels first official workout of the spring. “I know how it is. You get caught up in something.
  • Bravo: CSUF cinema and TV arts major takes first place in national film editing competition

    Bravo: CSUF cinema and TV arts major takes first place in national film editing competition
    Chase Johnson, senior in cinema and television arts at Cal State Fullerton, was recently recognized for his film editing talents with the Anne V. Coates Student Award from the American Cinema Editors. Johnson took first place in the national ACE Student Editing Competition with an edited scene from the TV show, “Nashville.”
    Johnson’s work was selected from a pool of nearly 70 submissions from the U.S. and the United Kingdom. “Just being nominated was like a drea
  • Meet early American presidents on Feb. 17 at the Nixon Library

    Meet early American presidents on Feb. 17 at the Nixon Library
    Celebrate Presidents Day on Feb. 17 with some of America’s early leaders.
    The Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda will be hosting its annual event featuring actors portraying Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Meeting the Presidents of Mount Rushmore and take photos.
    The Lake Arrowhead Mountain Fifes and Drums will perform at 11 a.m. in the Pat Nixon Amphitheater.
    The first 1,000 visitors will receive a slice of cherry
  • Titan Voice: Building online community and research database for families dealing with rare Blau Syndrome 

    Titan Voice: Building online community and research database for families dealing with rare Blau Syndrome 
    I took my first steps onto the campus of Cal State Fullerton in July 2019. That summer the Allied Health Academy Research Program helped me gain knowledge about graduate school, research experience, and professional skills. As a biology major, I was paired with Erica Howell, an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education, and the Blau Syndrome Foundation. The Blau Syndrome Foundation spreads awareness of this disease and provides the resources to educate anyone affected by the rar
  • Purple & Bold: With All-Star Break approaching, Lakers keep their eye on the ball

    Purple & Bold: With All-Star Break approaching, Lakers keep their eye on the ball
    This is the Wednesday, Feb. 12 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.There’s only one game remaining for the Lakers until the annual midseason breather*, much deserved for Frank Vogel’s 40-12, best-in-the-West squad.
    If Monday’s 125-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns was an indication, don’t expect to the Lakers to look past Wednesday’s contest in Denver (7 p.m., ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet) again
  • State agency determines cause of Disneyland fire that forced closure of Adventureland

    State agency determines cause of Disneyland fire that forced closure of Adventureland
    A state agency that inspects amusement rides has concluded that a backstage fire that forced Disneyland to temporarily close Adventureland and caused isolated power outages in the Anaheim theme park was caused by a construction generator.
    The fire that erupted in a backstage area on Feb. 6 between the Disneyland Firehouse and the Emporium gift shop was quickly extinguished by Disneyland’s fire department and Anaheim Fire & Rescue.
    “The fire was related to a generator supplying po
  • Here’s what started Disneyland fire that closed Adventureland

    Here’s what started Disneyland fire that closed Adventureland
    A state agency that inspects amusement rides has concluded that a backstage fire that forced Disneyland to temporarily close Adventureland and caused isolated power outages in the Anaheim theme park was caused by a construction generator.
    The fire that erupted in a backstage area on Feb. 6 between the Disneyland Firehouse and the Emporium gift shop was quickly extinguished by Disneyland’s fire department and Anaheim Fire & Rescue.
    “The fire was related to a generator supplying po
  • At 85, singer Pat Boone says he’s ready for the end, but will do one last concert in Southern California

    At 85, singer Pat Boone says he’s ready for the end, but will do one last concert in Southern California
    When singer Pat Boone walks off the stage at the Coach House on Saturday, that’s it, he says. That will be his last-ever show near his home of more than six decades in Southern California.
    “I mean, my dad used to say, ‘I won’t promise anything except I won’t promise anything,’” Boone says by phone from Florida recently. “Because he said, ‘As sure as your word, you promise something and you’re not able to keep your promise.
    “But I
  • Lupe’s de la Mar will open in downtown Long Beach at the former site of Table 301

    Lupe’s de la Mar will open in downtown Long Beach at the former site of Table 301
    The tide is rising again for a prominent downtown Long Beach corner as a new restaurant by respected Long Beach chef Jason Witzl is set to open this month in a space that once housed Table 301.
    Lupe’s de la Mar, which will focus on modern Mexican seafood, has scheduled a soft opening on Feb. 24 at the corner of Third Street and The Promenade.
    “We’re obviously really really excited about getting these doors open and running a high level seafood program and cocktail program in th
  • Kids can show off their furry friends Saturday at Los Rios Park

    Kids can show off their furry friends Saturday at Los Rios Park
    Think your pet has what it takes to be a winner? Find out on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Kids Pet Parade at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano.
    Children ages 5 to12 can show off their favorite animals in contests for best team costume (owner and pet), best domestic/household pet, best exotic pet, best barnyard/farm animal and best bird. The winner of the Judges’ Choice award will have the opportunity to be in the Swallow’s Day Parade on March 21.
    Signups start at 10 a.m. Parade start
  • Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

    Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China
    By KEN MORITSUGU
    BEIJING — The number of new cases in China dropped for a second straight day in the virus outbreak that has infected about 45,000 people and killed more than 1,100, health officials said Wednesday.
    Chinese President Xi Jinping promised tax cuts and other aid to industry as the government tries to limit growing damage to the economy. The outbreak has become the latest political challenge for Xi and China’s ruling Communist Party.
    While most of the infections have been
  • Radio legend Art Laboe, the original oldie but goodie, is still on-air after nearly 80 years

    Radio legend Art Laboe, the original oldie but goodie, is still on-air after nearly 80 years
    Disc jockey Art Laboe sits behind the microphone in his studio in Palm Springs on a recent afternoon, getting a jump on a few dedications for an upcoming broadcast of the Art Laboe Connection on KDAY-FM/93.5.
    “We’re going to play a song called ‘Gangsters Get Lonely Too,’” says Laboe, reading off a dedication from a mother to her son. “It goes out to ‘my son Mathew in Buckeye, Arizona, from mom Liz over in Phoenix.’ Says, ‘Happy belated birthd
  • Meet 3 of the women competing in the Queen Mary’s Highland Games

    Meet 3 of the women competing in the Queen Mary’s Highland Games
    These ancient games are a pre-cursor to the modern Olympics, and they’re all about brute strength, agility, skills and throwing really, really heavy things really, really far and high.
    Men and women will compete at 27th annual Scots Festival & International Highland Games at the Queen Mary in Long Beach this weekend.
    They will compete in various events including the caber toss, the hammer throw, sheaf toss and putting the shot, the latter of which is similar to the traditional tra
  • Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: The Iron Age at our house has ended

    Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: The Iron Age at our house has ended
    So, my son says to me one day recently, “Mom, can we get an iron?”
    After I got over the shock of Mr. Always Rumpled presumably wanting to iron some clothes (unless he wanted to trick me into ironing them), I told him, “We already have an iron. It’s in the cupboard over the washing machine.”
    He looked at me skeptically, as if I’d told him there was a pot of gold under the rainbow. “Are you sure? I’ve never seen it there.”
    Now, I seriously doub
  • More environment-friendly power generators go online in Huntington Beach

    More environment-friendly power generators go online in Huntington Beach
    More efficient, ocean-friendly natural gas generators have gone online ahead of schedule at AES power plants in Huntington Beach and Long Beach, although timing for demolition of older, larger stacks remains unclear.
    While the state is moving toward a goal of carbon-free electricity by 2045, gas-fired plants continue to be essential, particularly during morning and evening hours when solar and wind energy is typically at a lull. The gas plants currently generate about a third of the state&r
  • Wakeup call: Housing construction dropped last year in California

    Wakeup call: Housing construction dropped last year in California
    Gavin Newsom came into the governorship a year ago having made many promises to accomplish great things, or as he put it, “big hairy, audacious goals.”
    Perhaps the most audacious was to solve California’s ever-growing shortage of housing by building 3.5 million more units by 2025.
    Specifically, he pledged in an on-line article to “lead the effort to develop the 3.5 million new housing units we need by 2025 because our solutions must be as bold as the problem is big.&
  • Fire tears through Tustin apartment complex, injuring 2 and displacing 100

    Fire tears through Tustin apartment complex, injuring 2 and displacing 100
    A five-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building at 15751 Williams St., near McFadden Avenue, in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (OnScene.TV)
    A woman in comforted as a fire bruns through an apartment building at 15751 Williams St., near McFadden Avenue, in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (OnScene.TV)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA five-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building at 15751 Williams St., near McFadden Avenue, in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, Feb
  • Fire tears through Tustin apartment complex

    Fire tears through Tustin apartment complex
    TUSTIN — Firefighters extinguished a five-alarm fire early Wednesday that caused the roof of a building in a two-story apartment complex in Tustin to collapse — and not all residents were accounted for.
    The fire was first reported at 3:01 a.m. at 15751 Williams St., near McFadden Avenue, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. The address corresponds to the Chatham Village Apartments.
    “We do not have all occupants (of the complex) accounted for,” OCFA Capt. Tony Bo
  • Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire, giving Democrats 2 front-runners

    Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire, giving Democrats 2 front-runners
    By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE and HUNTER WOODALL
    MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.
    In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, beat back a strong challenge from the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. The dueling Democrats represent different ge
  • Fewer prisoners, bigger prison budgets

    Fewer prisoners, bigger prison budgets
    Since 2011, despite the state’s prison population declining by almost a quarter, California’s prison spending has ballooned by over a third, according to an analysis by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.
    It’s not hard to understand why: both Democratic and Republican members of the state Legislature have consistently put the interests of California’s prison guards union ahead of actually building a sensible criminal justice system.
    While it
  • Tariff Man strikes again with same flimsy narrative

    Tariff Man strikes again with same flimsy narrative
    The Tariff Man has done it again. President Donald Trump recently announced that he will expand import taxes on American consumers of auto parts, nails and other goods made in the United States with steel and aluminum. Apparently, untaxed imports of these metals put our national security at risk.
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  • What’s really happening at the OC Department of Education

    What’s really happening at the OC Department of Education
    If you’re getting sucked into the whirlwind of national and international dramas, there’s now “The Al Mijares Show,” a reality-TV blockbuster based in the very real County of Orange.
    Al Mijares, the main character, is the county superintendent of education. In his seven years in this elected position, he’s grown increasingly imperial. He’s decided he’s above everyone — state laws, judges, elected school board trustees and citizens. That’s whe
  • Trump designs flawed federal building edict

    Trump designs flawed federal building edict
    One of the Trump administration’s most unusual – and divisive – recent ideas doesn’t involve immigration or foreign policy, but a subject that few Americans think much about: federal building design. The president reportedly is crafting an executive order preferring “classical architectural style” for major federal building projects.
    The president seems to be responding to concerns by activists who complain about the prevalence of dehumanizing modern designs a
  • Tuesday’s CIF girls water polo playoff scores, highlights

    Tuesday’s CIF girls water polo playoff scores, highlights
    CIF girls water polo
    Tuesday’s scores
    Division 3
    Wild card
    A – Palos Verdes 13, Esperanza 6
    B – Riverside Poly 6, Villa Park 5
    C – Rosary 18, Roosevelt 12
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  • Amid stalled contract negotiations, faculty declares “no confidence” in North Orange County Community College District leadership

    Amid stalled contract negotiations, faculty declares “no confidence” in North Orange County Community College District leadership
    Demanding healthcare for their family members and higher pay, faculty members of the North Orange County Community College District on Tuesday, Feb. 11, delivered a letter expressing no confidence in the district’s leadership.
    “I sincerely hope this statement shows the board how serious and dedicated we are to getting the salary and benefits we deserve,” Naji Dahi, a Fullerton College political science professor and the chair of the faculty union’s organizing committee, s
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    VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week (Feb. 14)
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    Each nominee is entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote.
    Click on the news
  • VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week (Feb. 14)

    VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week (Feb. 14)
    Each week, publications from the The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) nominate Athletes of the Week for their respective region.
    Each nominee is entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote.
    Click on the news
  • Southern California man on cruise sent to a hospital in Tokyo with a high fever; tested for coronavirus

    Southern California man on cruise sent to a hospital in Tokyo with a high fever; tested for coronavirus
    When San Fernando Valley resident Farah Toutounchian first heard about the coronavirus threat aboard her cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, violinists were playing music.
    She turned to her husband and said: “This reminds me of the Titanic.”
    That was before Feb. 4, when some 3,700 passengers and crew were ordered quarantined aboard the ship outside Japan.  By Monday, California time, Mohammad Toutounchian became one of the Americans who showed symptoms of the potentially deadly v

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