• Rams free-agency analysis: Challenges grow after key losses

    Rams free-agency analysis: Challenges grow after key losses
    No matter how much the sports calendar is rewritten by the coronavirus pandemic, there’s no danger that the NFL season will begin this week.
    So the Rams’ offseason changes shouldn’t be judged as if they’re out of time to make more.
    “I think it’s always interesting how we are two days into the new league year, and people think this is the team you’re going to field come September,” Rams COO Kevin Demoff said Friday, reminding writers there’s a
  • Orange County’s number of coronavirus cases jumps by 13, now up to 78

    Orange County’s number of coronavirus cases jumps by 13, now up to 78
    Orange County has 78 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Saturday, March 21, an increase of 13 from the day before, officials said.
    Of the 13 new cases, seven are related to travel and three were acquired locally. Others are under investigation or involve someone who had contact with a known COVID-19 case.
    Most of the 78 confirmed cases involve someone younger than 49. Only 12 cases are from someone 65 or older.
    Officials did not update the number of people tested or say how many test kits are
  • Big Bear Lake Mayor Rick Herrick diagnosed with coronavirus

    Big Bear Lake Mayor Rick Herrick diagnosed with coronavirus
    Big Bear Lake Mayor Rick Herrick tested positive for the coronavirus and is expected to recover, the city said on its website.
    Herrick said in the announcement made Friday, March 20, that he is continuing his mayoral duties from home. Herrick was the second-highest vote-getter in the March primary election for the California 33rd Assembly District and will face Thurston Smith in the November runoff.
    Herrick is the first person in the San Bernardino Mountains city to be diagnosed with the COVID-1
  • U.S. track joins swimming in urging Tokyo Olympics delay due to coronavirus

    U.S. track joins swimming in urging Tokyo Olympics delay due to coronavirus
    DENVER — U.S. Olympic leaders are facing a growing rebellion inside their ranks about holding the Tokyo Games.
    A board member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee countered leadership by criticizing the IOC, and the USA Track and Field chief added to the call for a postponement because of the mushrooming COVID-19 virus crisis.
    USATF CEO Max Siegel sent a two-page note to his counterpart at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Sarah Hirshland, asking the federation to advocate
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  • Philip Rivers: ‘I can help a team win a championship’

    Philip Rivers: ‘I can help a team win a championship’
    INDIANAPOLIS — All Philip Rivers really wanted was a chance to play one more NFL season.
    So when the Indianapolis Colts gave him a shot, the eight-time Pro Bowler took it.
    Rivers officially ended his 16-year tenure with the Chargers on Saturday by signing the $25 million deal he agreed to earlier this week.
    “I still love to play, I know I can play at a high level,” the 38-year-old quarterback said on a conference call, acknowledging he was ready to walk away from football if he
  • Ralphs, Food4Less workers getting onetime bonus pay amid coronavirus concerns

    Ralphs, Food4Less workers getting onetime bonus pay amid coronavirus concerns
    LOS ANGELES — Hourly workers at Southland Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores will be getting a small bonus for their work helping to keep the stores open during the coronavirus pandemic, the stores’ ownership company announced Saturday.
    The onetime bonuses will amount to $300 for full-time employees and $150 for part-time workers.
    “Grocery workers are on the frontlines, ensuring Americans have access to the food and products they need during this unprecedented pandemic,” said
  • These maps show food centers, other aid opportunities during the coronavirus shutdown

    These maps show food centers, other aid opportunities during the coronavirus shutdown
    The Homeland Security Advisory Council at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy is actively supporting numerous cities and departments as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
    They’ve made easy-to-use maps locating food services, as well as other aid opportunities for the homeless and seniors and other residents, during the current coronavirus outbreak.
    The maps (available in English and Spanish) contain:City of Los Angeles Temporary Shelter Beds
    City of Los Angeles Handwash
  • With schools closed by coronavirus, Chef Bruno finds new ways to feed the kids

    With schools closed by coronavirus, Chef Bruno finds new ways to feed the kids
    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night – not even the dreaded coronavirus – can keep Chef Bruno Serato from feeding hungry kids.
    Every day – in normal times – the Anaheim White House restaurateur famously shares his Italian cuisine with some 3,500 people, mostly children.  Fifteen years ago, he founded the nonprofit Caterina’s Club to provide at-risk kids and motel families with quality dinners.
    Diamond Mohammed of the nonprofit Caterina’s Club
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  • 9,000 rolls: How one Newport Beach bar owner turned toilet paper distributor during coronavirus shortages

    9,000 rolls: How one Newport Beach bar owner turned toilet paper distributor during coronavirus shortages
    Mario Marovic, the owner of Newport Beach Malarkies and other local restaurants gives the thumbs up as he hands out toilet paper for cost to the public as a public service Friday, March 20, 2020 in Newport Beach. As of Friday, Marovic has donated 4000 rolls to elderly and Alzheimer’s associations among others and sold 5000 rolls at cost at his restaurant parking lot.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
    Mario Marovic, the owner of Newport Beach Malarkies and other local
  • OCTA cuts some bus service as ridership and staffing decrease amid coronavirus outbreak

    OCTA cuts some bus service as ridership and staffing decrease amid coronavirus outbreak
    Orange County Transportation Authority buses will run on a Sunday schedule for a foreseeable future starting Monday, March 23, a move the agency says is necessary to protect its employees’ health amid the spread of the coronavirus.
    OCTA has been requiring employees over 65 or with underlying health issues to stay at home, following state and federal guidelines. That has put a significant strain on the agency’s ability to run buses at the regular level, the agency said in a press rele
  • This video of a driveway piano concert for neighbors during coronavirus restrictions will cheer you up

    This video of a driveway piano concert for neighbors during coronavirus restrictions will cheer you up
    Lark Knowles had to do everything she could to keep it together.
    The San Clemente musician is a trained dueling pianist, an artist who knows how to keep the crowd engaged and entertained – but this moment was unlike any she had experienced.
    Neighbors slowly trickled from their houses to watch and listen as her voice belted down the quaint street, her performance done from her driveway.
    Some brought out chairs and blankets and glasses of wine. Other watched from their balconies or the tailg
  • Recipe: Lentils are the star of this salad

    Recipe: Lentils are the star of this salad
    Salads that showcase lentils can be delicious, especially when the tasty legumes combine with a mixture of raw vegetables and are robed in a mustard-spiked vinaigrette.
    It takes some time to cook and cool dried lentils, but now many markets carry cooked ready-to-use lentils packaged in cryovac and tucked into a 6-inch tall box. They are most often stocked in the refrigerated deli section or in the chilled produce section. Trader Joe’s, Gelson’s Markets, Bristol Farms Markets and Moth
  • Santa Ana officer crashes; other driver accused of DUI

    Santa Ana officer crashes; other driver accused of DUI
    A Santa Ana police officer escaped injury Saturday night, March 20, when he collided with what police said was a drunken driver during a pursuit of a third vehicle.
    At about 9:45 p.m., officers attempted to pull over a driver who was suspected of street racing in the 3000 block of South Fairview Street, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. The driver failed to pull over, and a pursuit began. The driver abandoned the vehicle in the 300 block of South Halladay Street and was arrested after a foot chase.
    An
  • Southern California gas prices fall to lowest levels in more than a year

    Southern California gas prices fall to lowest levels in more than  a year
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its lowest amount since Feb. 5, 2019, decreasing 2 cents to $3.305.
    The average price has dropped 20 consecutive days and 23 of the past 24 days, decreasing 26.2 cents, including 3.2 cents on Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
    The average price is 13.2 cents less than week ago, 26.8 cents lower than one month ago and 13.3 cents below what is was one year a
  • Student living in UC Irvine housing tests positive for coronavirus

    Student living in UC Irvine housing tests positive for coronavirus
    UC Irvine officials on Saturday, March 21 said a resident living in the university’s graduate student housing tested positive for the coronavirus.
    In a tweet, UCI Police said the resident is isolated. The risk of others contacting the virus from the resident is low, the department said. The resident is believed to be the first living in UC Irvine’s student housing to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
    On March 10, UCI officials announced final exams and most classes will
  • Person living in UC Irvine housing tests positive for coronavirus

    Person living in UC Irvine housing tests positive for coronavirus
    UC Irvine officials on Saturday, March 21 said a resident living in the university’s graduate student housing tested positive for the coronavirus.
    In a tweet, UCI Police said the resident is isolated. The risk of others contacting the virus from the resident is low, the department said. The resident, who is not a student, is believed to be the first living in UC Irvine’s student housing to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
    On March 10, UCI officials announced final exams and
  • Coronavirus closures squeeze full-time RV dwellers out of public parks

    Coronavirus closures squeeze full-time RV dwellers out of public parks
    After selling a house they hated that was on the verge of foreclosure last year, Southern California native Lana Pierce and her fiance decided to live small and bought an RV.
    On Friday, March 20, they and a number of others like them in Orange County – working families whose RV is their permanent home – were left struggling to find an affordable place to go, with campgrounds at state and county parks and the OC fairgrounds already or about to be closed down due to the coronavirus out
  • Shuttered San Clemente hospital, Fairview Developmental Center among vacant spaces looked at to house coronavirus overflow

    Shuttered San Clemente hospital, Fairview Developmental Center among vacant spaces looked at to house coronavirus overflow
    The shuttered 73-bed San Clemente hospital and the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, along with empty hotels and motels, are all among locations that could be looked at if the state needs to find housing for an overflow of coronavirus patients.
    “I’ve been on frequent calls with Gov.Gavin Newsom and he is looking into every available option, in the event that they need to shore up isolation beds,” Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, who oversees the county’s
  • Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

    Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81
    By KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on records and on TV, died Friday night. He was 81.
    He died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, representative Keith Hagan told The Associated Press. He was under hospice care and died of natural causes, Hag
  • Disney’s coronavirus closures could cost $500 million in lost theme park admission revenue

    Disney’s coronavirus closures could cost $500 million in lost theme park admission revenue
    The closure of every Disney theme park around the world could cost the entertainment company more than $500 million in lost admission revenue as its global attendance takes a 11 million visitor hit due to the coronavirus outbreak.
    Data analysis based on Disney’s 2018 annual report and 2018 attendance figures from Burbank-based Themed Entertainment Association offer a glimpse of the potential impact on attendance and admission revenue as the company’s theme parks in the U.S., France,
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: The unique value of the camp experience

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: The unique value of the camp experience
    In today’s digital world, when many kids spend as much or more time online as they do interacting with people in person and their cellphone is like a third arm, attending a summer camp can be seen as the “antidote” to the ubiquitous digital realm that dominates everyday life.
    Attending camp offers a unique and valuable experience kids and teens can’t get at home. Perhaps the biggest game-changer is the lack of cellphones and electronics as a big part of the camp experienc
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: What to pack and other camp prep hacks

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: What to pack and other camp prep hacks
    Packing for camp is an important job that shouldn’t be left until the day before your child departs. If you wait until the last minute, it’s almost certain you and your child will realize too late that she forgot something important like shampoo or a jacket. Here are some packing tips:
    Valuables: Expensive items like jewelry or a Fitbit that could be lost or broken should be left at home.
    Cellphones and electronics: Leave them home! The idea of camp is to unplug from daily life, expe
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: Swimming programs, surf camps and junior lifeguards

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: Swimming programs, surf camps and junior lifeguards
    POOL-BASED SWIMMING PROGRAMS
    ALL-WAVES AQUATICS
    ● Lessons run throughout the summer
    ● 19032 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach
    ● 714-325-5804
    ● allwavesaquatics.com
    Offers 30-minute lessons at a variety of levels allow children to grasp, learn and practice swim skills.
     
    AUSTRALIAN SWIM SCHOOL
    ● Lessons run throughout the summer
    ● Locations in Fountain Valley, Anaheim and Santa Ana
    ● 855-794-6232
    ● australianswimschool.com
    Instructors help childre
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: Sports camps offer everything from archery to soccer to equestrian activities

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: Sports camps offer everything from archery to soccer to equestrian activities
    BEACH SPORTS SUMMER CAMPS
    ● Ages: 5-15
    ● June 8-Sept. 4
    ● 949-644-2202
    ● beachsports.org
    Experience body-boarding, beach games and surfing while learning to stay safe and respect the ocean. Camps offered include surf camp, beach camp, beach volleyball camp, junior lifeguard camp, skateboard camp.
     
    BRIDGES EQUESTRIAN SUMMER CAMP
    ● Ages: 8-14
    ● Dates to be announced
    ● 26282 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
    ● 949-858-0970
    ● bridgesequestrian.
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: Artists and performers can hone their skills at these camps

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: Artists and performers can hone their skills at these camps
    ACTING ACADEMY FOR KIDS SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS
    ● Ages: 4-13
    ● June 8-Aug. 14
    ● 24196 Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo; 14281 Chambers Road, Tustin; 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente
    ● 949-427-0072
    ● www.actingacademyforkids.com
    Campers are guided through the production of a popular musical from start to finish. Students take daily classes in music, acting, directing and dance. The weekly program culminates in a Friday showcase.
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  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: These camps combine faith and fun

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: These camps combine faith and fun
    ABIDING SAVIOR SONSHINE DAY CAMP
    ● Ages: First to sixth grade
    ● Dates to be announced
    ● 23262 El Toro Road, Lake Forest
    ● 949-837-4289
    ● abidingsavior.com
    The camp presents creative and educational activities that explore nature, science, arts, self-esteem and more in a Christian atmosphere.
     
    CAMP MOUNTAIN CHAI
    ● Ages: Entering second to 12th grade
    ● June 16-Aug. 9
    ● 42900 Jenks Lake Road, Angelus Oaks
    ● 858-499-1330
    campmountainchai.co
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: Specialty camps serve up cooking, marine life and rocketry

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: Specialty camps serve up cooking, marine life and rocketry
    AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC SUMMER CAMPS
    ● Ages 3-15
    ● Dates to be announced
    ● 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
    ● 562-590-3100
    ● aquariumofpacific.org
    Learn what a biologist does and explore the ocean through interactions with animals, tours, crafts, games and experiments.
     
    CAMP PINNIPED AT THE PACIFIC MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
    ● Ages 8-12
    ● June 15-Aug. 14
    ● 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
    ● 949-494-3050
    ● www.pacificmmc.org
    Witness a
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: Sleep-away camps give kids a break from home

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: Sleep-away camps give kids a break from home
    ASTROCAMP
    ● Ages 8-17
    ● Session 1: June 13-19, Session 2: June 20-26, Session 3: June 27-July 3
    ● 26800 Saunders Meadow Road, Idyllwild
    ● 800-645-1423
    ● astrocampsummer.org
    Explore the sky through state-of-the-art telescopes and participate in science activities. 1 and 2 camp sessions also offer rock climbing, zip lining and hiking in the San Jacinto Mountains.
     
    CAMP E.L.K. SUMMER CAMP
    ● Ages: 5-14; Separate leadership training session 15-16
    ● Week
  • Successful Aging: I have free time after decades of hard work, so what’s the problem?

    Successful Aging: I have free time after decades of hard work, so what’s the problem?
    I have been working as an operating room nurse for the past 41 years, arising at 5:30 am every morning. Recently, I retired and moved to Southern California. Until my home sells in the north, I am living with my 80-years old cousin for which I am most appreciative. My issue is that I feel I am being judged about what I am doing – or not doing – every day. My cousin who is very busy asks me daily, “And what are you doing today?” I am busy when I want to be; I chill when I
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: Foreign-language camps immerse kids in Mandarin, Spanish, French and more

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: Foreign-language camps immerse kids in Mandarin, Spanish, French and more
    A LITTLE DYNASTY CHINESE SCHOOL
    ●  Ages: Pre-kindergarten to middle school
    ●  Dates to be announced
    ● 17072 Gillette Ave., Irvine; 9844 Research Drive, Irvine
    ● 949-509-0288
    ● alittledynasty.com
    This full-day Chinese-immersion camp combines hands-on STEAM projects and cultural activities while helping kids perfect their Chinese-language skills.
    KARIS LANGUAGE ACADEMY
    ●  Ages: 5-12
    ●  Dates to be announced
    ●  949-229-5880
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  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: When libraries in each city are open this sumer

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: When libraries in each city are open this sumer
    ALISO VIEJO LIBRARY
    1 Journey Aliso Viejo; 949-360-1730
    Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: Closed
    ANAHEIM CENTRAL LIBRARY
    500 W. Broadway; 714-765-1880
    Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: Closed
    For more information about special events this June & July check out www.anaheim.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/Central-Branch-Library-22
    BANNING BRANCH LIBRARY
    9281 Banning Ave., Huntington Beach; 714-375-5005
    Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: Cities throughout Orange County offer camps

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: Cities throughout Orange County offer camps
    ANAHEIM SUMMER CAMPS
    ● Ages: 6-13
    ● June 17-Aug. 23
    ● Various locations and dates in Anaheim
    ● 714-765-5155
    ● anaheim.net
    The city offers camps to keep kids busy through the summer including CampVenture, a day camp of mixed activities, Zombie Survival Camp and the O.A.K.S. nature camp inspired by Native American lifestyles.
     
    BREA SUMMER DAY CAMP
    ● Ages: Kindergarten to eighth grade
    ● June 8-Aug. 14
    ● 695 Madison Way, Brea
    ● 714-990-7179
  • Summer Camp Guide 2020: Family day trips

    Summer Camp Guide 2020: Family day trips
    AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
    ● 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
    ● 562-590-3100
    ● aquariumofpacific.org
    ● Cost: Adults $34.95; seniors 62 and older $31.95; kids 3-11 $24.95.
    Experience this diverse aquarium featuring penguins, sea otters, sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, seals and a large variety of fish. Offering summer camps for ages 3-15. Registration begins March 15. For more information, go to: www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/programs/category/summer_camps.
     
    BOOMERS!
  • HOA Homefront: 3 misused terms in the HOA world

    HOA Homefront: 3 misused terms in the HOA world
    As a lawyer, I plead “guilty” to being persnickety (to use a Latin term) regarding the correct use of legal terms.  In the world of common interest developments, there are several commonly used terms that are inaccurate and create misunderstanding. Here are four of the “all-stars”.
    Homeowners association
    This very common term does not appear within the Davis Stirling Common Interest Development Act! The Act refers to “common interest developments” (CIDs).
  • Coronavirus takes toll on mourners at funerals, changes industry practices

    Coronavirus takes toll on mourners at funerals, changes industry practices
    In the midst of dread, the death of a family member is as painful as ever but even more complicated.
    Janet Noble-Mocias of Chino buried her mother Friday morning at Rose Hills in Whittier with a tiny gathering of family members, the size limited by social distancing edicts. Told they could have only 10 mourners in the Sky Rose Chapel and 10 at the gravesite, the family tried to stretch that number by staggering their approaches and staying long distances apart.
    “It’s not a good time
  • Is surfing OK during coronavirus order to keep your distance from others? How surfers are adapting

    Is surfing OK during coronavirus order to keep your distance from others? How surfers are adapting
    Keep your social distance, bro! Tom Cozad, of Newport Beach, tries to keep a surfer from dropping in. (Photo by Laylan Connelly/SCNG)
    It’s an aquatic exercise done in the vast ocean, where you can find solitude in the sea.
    But when a swell hits, dueling surfers paddle close to one another to battle for peaks and often crowd together on their boards waiting for the next wave to roll in.
    Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order Thursday, March 19, for people to stay at home unless it is essential the
  • 11 SoCal real estate twists: Coronavirus, recession, skipped house payments

    11 SoCal real estate twists: Coronavirus, recession, skipped house payments
    Here are 11 must-read stories about the local real estate market from the Southern California News Group’s Home Stretch newsletter. To subscribe to the free, twice-weekly email publication, just CLICK HERE!
    Coronavirus and the real estate fallout …
    1.Virus changing real estate agents’ lives.Open houses getting rethought. Lots of hand sanitizer, for starters.2.Are grand openings out for new homes?One builder is “appointment only” for 60 new OC homes.3.Homebuying in
  • Who are the winners, losers in the coronavirus meltdown?

    Who are the winners, losers in the coronavirus meltdown?
    Just when things were cruising along nicely this year and the most spirited water cooler debates were over the “Bachelor” this season or all those Democratic presidential hopefuls – WHAM!
    The reaction to COVID-19 has disrupted our world akin to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 or the financial meltdown of 2008. The new Marvel Incredicoaster at California Adventure has nothing on our E-ticket stock market ride of late. Descending into bear market territory, the indices have been in
  • Singer, actor, ‘The Gambler’: Kenny Rogers dies at 81

    Singer, actor, ‘The Gambler’: Kenny Rogers dies at 81
    By KRISTIN M. HALL
    Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night. He was 81.
    He died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, representative Keith Hagan told The Associated Press. He was under hospice care and died of natural causes, Hagan said.
    The Housto
  • Actor, singer, ‘The Gambler’: Kenny Rogers dies at 81

    Actor, singer, ‘The Gambler’: Kenny Rogers dies at 81
    By KRISTIN M. HALL
    Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night. He was 81.
    He died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, representative Keith Hagan told The Associated Press. He was under hospice care and died of natural causes, Hagan said.
    The Housto
  • Orange County softball slugging leaders through March 16

    Orange County softball slugging leaders through March 16
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowOrange County softball slugging leaders through March 16. | Coaches have until March 25 to email us their team leaders at [email protected] |NAME, SCHOOL
    Slugging %
    AB
    TB
    Sophia Nugent, Los Alamitos
    1.230
    25
    33
    Lauren Duran, Los Amigos
    1.261
    23
    29
    Makena Tomlinson, Corona del Mar
    1.250
    16
    20
    Emily Parra, Santa Ana
    1.250
    12
    15
    Carolina Buffaloe, Laguna Hills
    1.231
    13
    16
    Savannah Pola, Godinez
    1.200
    25
    30
    E
  • Orange County softball runs leaders through March 16

    Orange County softball runs leaders through March 16
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowOrange County softball runs leaders through March 16. | Coaches have until March 25 to email us their team leaders at [email protected] |NAME, SCHOOL
    Runs
    PA
    GP
    Candice DeMayo, Rancho Alamitos
    17
    34
    8
    Sophia Kashou, Savanna
    17
    37
    10
    C. Denlinger, University
    17
    41
    8
    J. Diaz, University
    15
    34
    7
    Samara Ortega, Fountain Valley
    15
    36
    10
    Ryann Nadeau, La Quinta
    15
    36
    10
    Kailyn Longoria, Bolsa Grande
    14
    34
    11
    Le
  • Anaheim PD: 2 dead after crash; teen expected to be arrested after release from hospital

    Anaheim PD: 2 dead after crash; teen expected to be arrested after release from hospital
    Two people died and three were sent to the University of California-Irvine Medical Center on Friday afternoon after a crash in Anaheim.
    The crash happened in the intersection of Belinda Circle and Lincoln Avenue just before 2 p.m., according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer. A white Dodge Charger was headed east on Lincoln Avenue, drove through a red light at Belinda Circle and crashed into a Honda Civic that was in the intersection.
    The driver and the front passenger in the Honda were pro
  • As the pandemic spreads, here’s how to stay calm

    As the pandemic spreads, here’s how to stay calm
    Corona virus got you feeling stressed, or maybe even scared?
    Turn off TV news.
    That’s the No. 1 bit of advice from E. Alison Holman, an associate professor of nursing at UC Irvine who studies the emotional response to collective trauma, such as the 9/11 attacks.
    In a survey of 4,675 adults following the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, Holman found that people who absorbed six hours a day of media coverage about the attack reported feeling more stress than people who were actually in t
  • Motel rooms for homeless could be part of Orange County steps to fight coronavirus

    Motel rooms for homeless could be part of Orange County steps to fight coronavirus
    Orange County is looking at steps that could help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus among people who sleep in local homeless shelters or on the streets.
    The county’s Emergency Operations Center said Friday, March 20, that it is evaluating the prospect of putting some homeless people in local motels and hotels whose owners have expressed an interest in “assisting during this public health crisis.”
    County officials also will work with state representatives to vet other
  • Coronavirus cutback: California Realtors told to stop home showings, open houses

    Coronavirus cutback: California Realtors told to stop home showings, open houses
    The California Association of Realtors told its members Friday to stop all face-to-face sales activities due to coronavirus concerns.
    Thursday’s “stay at home” order from Gov. Gavin Newsom did not exempt home selling, the association noted. The order aims to keep more people away from each other and help limit the spread of coronavirus.
    Only “essential” industries can continue to operate, the order says. That includes home construction, the association noted. In rec
  • CSULB students leave dorms to self-distance amid coronavirus outbreak: ‘I’m still in a bit of shock’

    CSULB students leave dorms to self-distance amid coronavirus outbreak: ‘I’m still in a bit of shock’
    When Julie Minke got the original notice that Cal State Long Beach would temporarily close its campus and move to online classes, she decided to go home to Sacramento and return later this spring.
    The novel coronavirus pandemic, at that point, did not seem as if it would upend the rest of her freshman year. Officials said at the time that classes would likely resume April 20.
    She flew back to the state capital Monday, March 16.
    But the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to grow &mda
  • Valley couple who survived coronavirus offers a message to America

    Valley couple who survived coronavirus offers a message to America
    Farah Toutounchian, diagnosed with coronavirus, refused to be escorted to an ambulance.
    Instead, she sat in protest, cross-legged on the floor just outside a gangway to the Diamond Princess cruise ship on which she was a passenger, quarantined at the Port of Yokohama. Surrounded by people in hazmat gear, she begged for one thing: to be taken to the same hospital that was already caring for her husband, who also had novel coronavirus.
    “I was getting ready to die and I wanted to be next to m
  • Valley couple who survived coronavirus offer a message to America

    Valley couple who survived coronavirus offer a message to America
    Farah Toutounchian, diagnosed with coronavirus, refused to be escorted to an ambulance.
    Instead, she sat in protest, cross-legged on the floor just outside a gangway to the Diamond Princess cruise ship on which she was a passenger, quarantined at the Port of Yokohama. Surrounded by people in hazmat gear, she begged for one thing: to be taken to the same hospital that was already caring for her husband, who also had novel coronavirus.
    “I was getting ready to die and I wanted to be next to m
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    Farah Toutounchian, diagnosed with coronavirus, refused to be escorted to an ambulance.
    Instead, she sat in protest, cross-legged on the floor just outside a gangway to the Diamond Princess cruise ship on which she was a passenger, quarantined at the Port of Yokohama. Surrounded by people in hazmat gear, she begged for one thing: to be taken to the same hospital that was already caring for her husband, who also had novel coronavirus.
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