• Dodgers have no immediate plans to reopen Arizona facility

    Dodgers have no immediate plans to reopen Arizona facility
    Florida and Arizona – homes to all 30 MLB spring training complexes – have been among the most aggressive states in reopening businesses and easing restrictions prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
    In Florida, the Miami Marlins have reportedly taken advantage of this by reopening their training facility in Jupiter, Florida, as of Tuesday, allowing players on their 40-man roster to resume workouts with some restrictions.
    Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said h
  • Manufacturers answered call for protection equipment. Now, market might wane.

    Manufacturers answered call for protection equipment. Now, market might wane.
    Small manufacturers that recently pivoted to making personal protective equipment as they scrambled to keep their businesses alive and help everyone survive the coronavirus pandemic, are now facing a new worry: Demand soon might dry up.
    In March, after government leaders asked manufacturers to start making masks and other protective equipment, some Southern California apparel producers made serious investments to answer that call. Now, those business owners say some public officials haven’
  • UCLA announces Martin Jarmond as new athletic director

    UCLA announces Martin Jarmond as new athletic director
    UCLA made it official Tuesday: It has a new athletic director.
    The university announced it has hired Martin Jarmond as the new leader of the athletic department, ending a search that began in January. Jarmond, who spent the past three years in the same role at Boston College, will replace Dan Guerrero, who is set to retire at the end of June following an 18-year tenure with the Bruins.
    UCLA and Jarmond agreed to a six-year contract averaging $1.4 million annually, plus incentives. He will receiv
  • Miss the glowing, neon ocean? These 8 bioluminescence moments caught on camera will blow your mind

    Miss the glowing, neon ocean? These 8 bioluminescence moments caught on camera will blow your mind
    For a month, the glowing ocean gave us a thrill when we needed it most.
    Some spectators sought out the rare sight at open beaches, while others tried to navigate nighttime crowds or took their chances on closed beaches to get a glimpse at the blue waves that lit up the night.
    Filmmakers took the rare opportunity to make magic, knowing it could be another decade or longer until the bioluminescence phenomenon shows up as strong as it has the last few weeks off the Southern California coast.
    With t
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  • The lockdown season is coming to an end

    The lockdown season is coming to an end
    On May 15, city officials declared Atwater, California a “sanctuary city.”
    Not for undocumented immigrants, but for businesses and churches who choose to ignore Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19-related shutdown orders. The city won’t be enforcing the governor’s edicts. Those edicts, Mayor Paul Creighton told local businesses, are “between you and the state of California.”
    “We’re not going to tolerate people starting to congregate,” Mayor Bi
  • Purple & Bold: Michael Jordan and LeBron James? It’s complicated

    Purple & Bold: Michael Jordan and LeBron James? It’s complicated
    Editor’s note: This is the Tuesday, May 19 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Michael vs. LeBron? Let’s not kick the dead horse.
    Perhaps the most popular, most heated and most exhausted debate in basketball is getting microwaved again by “The Last Dance,” which finished airing on ESPN on Sunday with episodes nine and ten. But rather than trodding upon ground that’s already well covered, I find m
  • Coronavirus: Orange County reaches 4,500 cases confirmed as of Tuesday, May 19

    Coronavirus: Orange County reaches 4,500 cases confirmed as of Tuesday, May 19
    The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 75 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Tuesday, May 19, increasing the total cases reported to 4,500 in Orange County.
    There were no new deaths reported over the last day, keeping the total number of people in Orange County who have died of the virus at 88.
    Of the 4,500 confirmed cases, 513 were residents in skilled nursing facilities and 350 were Orange County Jail inmates.
    With 24 of 25 hospitals reporting, there were 229 people in Orang
  • Can I collect unemployment if I refuse to go back to work due to safety concerns? Ask the lawyer

    Can I collect unemployment if I refuse to go back to work due to safety concerns? Ask the lawyer
    Q: We have been asked to return to work, but we do not believe the company has taken enough precautions to make it safe to work there. Can I remain on unemployment?
    -T.C., San Pedro
    Ron Sokol
    A: Employers have a basic obligation to maintain a safe working environment. Today, with the coronavirus pandemic, there are further guidelines to be addressed. An employer who meets its responsibility to provide a safe working environment can expect employees to return. At present, it is difficult to predi
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  • Housing advocates breathe sigh of relief after California’s coronavirus budget cuts

    Housing advocates breathe sigh of relief after California’s coronavirus budget cuts
    After Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out his new coronavirus-decimated budget proposal this week, some affordable housing advocates expressed relief the damage wasn’t worse.
    Staring down a $54 billion budget shortfall, Newsom on Thursday rolled back several ambitious plans he’d laid out just four months before to tackle the state’s homelessness and affordable housing crisis. But he didn’t gut everything — and what he did cut, he attempted to fill in using federal money.
    &
  • California schools need Lottery funds more than ever: Ling Ling Chang

    California schools need Lottery funds more than ever: Ling Ling Chang
    Last year I wanted to determine funding for computer science programs in our schools. During that research, it was puzzling that the numbers from the Lottery weren’t adding up. After analyzing profits and expenditures, it became clear that while revenues for the Lottery were skyrocketing, funds for schools remained flat.
    Lottery revenues have more than doubled since 2010; its funding to schools has not. In 2010, revenues were about $3 billion, with about $1 billion sent to schools. Fast fo
  • Annie Glenn, 100, famed astronaut’s widow, dies of COVID-19

    Annie Glenn, 100, famed astronaut’s widow, dies of COVID-19
    By JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Annie Glenn, wife of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn who overcame a childhood stutter to become an advocate for others with speech disorders, died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. She was 100.
    Glenn died at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minnesota, where she’d moved in recent years to be near her daughter, said Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.
    NASA Administrator Jim Br
  • New lending programs for bigger companies to launch by June 1

    New lending programs for bigger companies to launch by June 1
    By Christopher Rugaber and Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press
    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Fed’s lending programs for medium-sized businesses and state and local governments would begin operating by the end of this month.
    Powell said that while the Fed has received a “good deal of interest” in those programs if not enough companies or state and local governments seek to borrow the Fed would consider changes to them. That could include expanding
  • Orange County home sales plummet 34% in SoCal’s slowest April on record

    Orange County home sales plummet 34% in SoCal’s slowest April on record
    Orange County homebuying was slashed by one-third in April as the coronavirus battle pushed Southern California transactions to a record low.
    DQNews reports for April in Orange County …
    • 1,985 homes sold, existing and new — down 34% in a year. In the previous 12 months, Orange County’s sales count was 34,174 homes sold — up 3.6% in a year.
    • $755,000 countywide median selling price — up 2.7% over 12 months. The latest median ties the county’s recor
  • Real estate buyers loaded with cash wait for sellers to crack

    Real estate buyers loaded with cash wait for sellers to crack
    By John Gittelsohn and Jack Sidders, Bloomberg
    The world’s biggest real estate investors are sitting on piles of cash, preparing for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities created by the pandemic.
    With economies around the world sputtering, commercial real estate prices are expected to come down. How much they’ll fall is the key question.
    Sellers are currently willing to concede discounts of around 5%, while bidders are hoping for about 20% off pre-pandemic prices, said Charles Hewlett, ma
  • NASCAR set for first Wednesday start since 1984

    NASCAR set for first Wednesday start since 1984
    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Whenever Joey Logano doesn’t cross the finish line first at a NASCAR Cup Series race he says he tends to have the same thought: “Golly, I wish I could do that again.”
    The 2018 NASCAR champion and rest of the field will get to do it again: They will run the Toyota 500 (that’s kilometers, not miles) on Wednesday night at Darlington Raceway just three days after the sport got back to racing after 10 weeks away due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    NASCAR
  • Still missing a stimulus check? The IRS will take your calls now

    Still missing a stimulus check? The IRS will take your calls now
    By Laura Davison, Bloomberg
    The Internal Revenue Service will begin to take telephone calls with questions about stimulus payments, but recipients could still expect long waits and may be unable to get answers to complicated inquiries.
    About 3,500 IRS workers started answering phone lines on Monday. The agency had shut down most call centers and sent employees home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Callers will listen to a recorded message and then have the option to speak to a representa
  • Let’s get back to the small business boom

    Let’s get back to the small business boom
    The last four years were characterized by a small business boom.
    Tax cuts and thinning regulations allowed America’s entrepreneurs to do what they do best: innovate and create. As a result, over seven million jobs were created and wages trended upwards—encouraging millions of Americans to re-enter the labor force.
    As recently as February, more people were working than ever before and the unemployment rate was at a half-century low.
    But the invisible enemy turned the economic clock ba
  • Delivery company’s implosion shows the risk of Assembly Bill 5

    Delivery company’s implosion shows the risk of Assembly Bill 5
    Call it a case of missed delivery.
    A California delivery start-up praised by organized labor for its use of employees rather than independent contractors announced last week it would wind down operations this summer, laying off 669 employees–including 591 drivers. The company’s implosion illuminates how California’s now-infamous Assembly Bill 5 is unworkable for the gig companies so many Americans rely on.
    AB5, which took effect in January, severely reduces companies’ abi
  • Pier 1 to permanently shut all stores after coronavirus upends sale

    Pier 1 to permanently shut all stores after coronavirus upends sale
    By Jeff Sutherland, Bloomberg
    Pier 1 Imports said it would seek bankruptcy court approval to wind down its brick-and-mortar operations after the coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for the U.S. retailer to find a buyer.
    The company said in a statement Tuesday it intends to sell its inventory and remaining assets, including its intellectual property and e-commerce business, through the court-supervised process. Pier 1 filed to begin an orderly wind-down “as soon as reasonably possible&rd
  • Pier 1 to permanently shut all of its stores after coronavirus upends sale

    Pier 1 to permanently shut all of its stores after coronavirus upends sale
    By Jeff Sutherland, Bloomberg
    Pier 1 Imports said it would seek bankruptcy court approval to wind down its brick-and-mortar operations after the coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for the U.S. retailer to find a buyer.
    The company said in a statement Tuesday it intends to sell its inventory and remaining assets, including its intellectual property and e-commerce business, through the court-supervised process. Pier 1 filed to begin an orderly wind-down “as soon as reasonably possible&rd
  • Senate kills limits on secret searches

    Senate kills limits on secret searches
    The timing for the United States Senate’s vote last week to reauthorize the so-called USA Freedom Act, originally passed in 2013 to put some limits on Patriot Act-related searches, was impeccable.
    The nation’s capital had just been rocked by yet another federal law-enforcement scandal — this one involving the Justice Department’s decision to drop “lying to the FBI” charges against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
    The Flyn
  • What the Supreme Court is likely to avoid in Trump tax case

    What the Supreme Court is likely to avoid in Trump tax case
    Next month, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether President Trump’s personal tax and financial records, held by his accounting firm and Deutsche Bank, must be turned over to the state prosecutor in New York and committees of Congress.
    The court will likely avoid two absolutist points of view: that a president’s records are safe from prosecutors and congressional committees so long as he is in office, and that there are no limits to what a congressional committee can dem
  • Fountain Valley announces soft opening of City Hall, police department and rec center

    Fountain Valley announces soft opening of City Hall, police department and rec center
    Fountain Valley officials this week announced the soft reopening of City Hall, the Police Department and the Recreation Center this week based on Stage 2 of the state’s Resiliency Roadmap.
    The Center at Founders Village Senior & Community Center will remain closed until further notice.
    Stage 2 of the roadmap allows for retail (curbside and delivery only), manufacturing, office workplaces, limited personal services, outdoor museums, child care and essential businesses to be open with mo
  • Orange County rock band Lit’s Jeremy and Ajay debut new country project The Popoff Brothers

    Orange County rock band Lit’s Jeremy and Ajay debut new country project The Popoff Brothers
    As brothers Jeremy and Ajay Popoff, who are, respectively, the guitarist and vocalist of Fullerton-based rock band Lit, sat with fellow songwriters Kenton Bryant and Johnathan Singleton in Nashville, Tenn., to work on a batch of songs, they kept conjuring up vignettes of summer.
    Playing baseball in the street, cracking open a cold Coca-Cola on a hot day, watching the sunset, counting the stars and squishing sand between your toes at the beach. These were all the moments captured in the song &ldq
  • Coronavirus chill drops home sales 31.5% in Southern California

    Coronavirus chill drops home sales 31.5% in Southern California
    The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the Southern California housing market became clear Tuesday, May 19, with the release of a new report showing home sales down 31.5% last month from the previous April.
    That’s the biggest home sales percentage drop in the region in more than 12 years.
    A total of 13,826 new and existing homes changed hands in April, according to housing data firm CoreLogic. It is the smallest sales tally for an April in records dating back to 1988.
    Meanwhile, home pr
  • Theater review: ‘The Present,’ staged on Zoom, is the perfect gift in the age of COVID-19

    Theater review: ‘The Present,’ staged on Zoom, is the perfect gift in the age of COVID-19
    In now-olden times, going to the theater had a comfortably predictable pattern. Dress, drive, park, produce ID at the box office, mill, mingle.
    Present tickets at the door, visit the loo, find the seats, glance through the program.
    At last the lights would dim. And we’d get the swoosh of a curtain rising, or a burst of lighting on the playing area. For the avid theatergoer, this was a sacred ritual.
    All that is past, at least for now. If, however, we take great care, we will live like that
  • Radio: Southern California stations feel the impact of coronavirus pandemic

    Radio: Southern California stations feel the impact of coronavirus pandemic
    While Nielsen now releases ratings for our local radio stations every four weeks, I normally only report on them every quarter, or roughly three months. It’s not because I find the ratings boring, but if I reported them every month, it would be as if I was constantly reporting them and you’d assume I was lazy. Which I am, but I try to keep that a secret.
    These are not normal times, however. We are in the middle of a pandemic-driven economic shutdown, encouraged/persuaded to stay home
  • Belmont Stakes will lead off Triple Crown on June 20 without fans

    Belmont Stakes will lead off Triple Crown on June 20 without fans
    The Belmont Stakes will be run June 20 in New York without fans and serve as the opening leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown for the first time in the sport’s history.
    The New York Racing Association on Tuesday unveiled the rescheduled date for the Belmont, which will also be contested at a shorter distance than usual. The 2020 Belmont will be 1 1/8 miles instead of the 1 1/2-mile “test of the champion” that has been the race’s trademark for almost a century.
  • USC stays within family, hires Jeremy Kipp as new head swimming coach

    USC stays within family, hires Jeremy Kipp as new head swimming coach
    USC didn’t have to look far to find a new men’s and women’s swimming head coach.
    Former Trojans assistant Jeremy Kipp will take over the program, replacing Dave Salo, who announced earlier this year he would step down at the end of the 2020 season. USC announced the addition of Kipp, 42, on Tuesday.
    “My family and I would like to thank Mike Bohn and USC’s senior staff for this opportunity of a lifetime,” Kipp said in a statement. “We are very excited to
  • Spring cleaning? 5 easy ways to make your home nontoxic

    Spring cleaning? 5 easy ways to make your home nontoxic
    By Dawn Antis
    Here are some ways to spruce up with habits that are better for your health, the environment and won’t break the bank.
    Do’s and don’ts
    Tackle one area of your home at a time. Do the research. There are helpful smartphone apps — including Think Dirty, EWG’s Healthy Living, Detox Me and GoodGuide — that can help reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. Don’t go into a downward spiral when you see the results. Do realize that toxins are ever
  • Green Day reschedules its Hella Mega Tour to 2021 due to coronavirus

    Green Day reschedules its Hella Mega Tour to 2021 due to coronavirus
    Although tours and festivals have been canceled left and right due to the continued global spread of novel coronavirus, rock fans were holding out hope that somehow, someway, Green Day would be able to pull off the U.S. dates of its Hella Mega Tour.
    Sadly, the East Bay trio officially pulled the plug on the summer 2020 trek, which was originally scheduled to play out in stadiums across the U.S. with Weezer, Fall Out Boy and The Interrupters including Petco Park in San Diego on July 24 and Dodger
  • Can it be a ‘family’ vacation without the family pet?

    Can it be a ‘family’ vacation without the family pet?
    One of the reasons I don’t travel much is I hate leaving my dogs. Not a day away from home and I’m missing them.
    My first little dog, Jitterbug, entered my life at the perfect time. With my ailing mother on the East Coast, I had to fly to New Jersey a lot. Because Jitterbug was a terrific traveling companion, I wasn’t quite as homesick for my dogs, because I got to take one of them with me.
    Will travel with your family pet be as easy? Before deciding to bring your pet on your n
  • First U.S. theme parks set post-COVID-19 reopening dates

    First U.S. theme parks set post-COVID-19 reopening dates
    Signs of summer are beginning to glimmer amid the COVID-19 pandemic as smaller theme parks in less-impacted locales across the United States are preparing to reopen after extended coronavirus closures delayed their seasonal kickoff plans.
    Theme parks big and small across the U.S. have been closed since mid-March or have delayed their summer openings due to the global COVID-19 crisis.
    Big industry players like Disney, Universal and SeaWorld in California and Florida have not yet announced post-CO
  • Spring wrap-up Q&A: Dana Hills volleyball coach misses ‘working as a team’ toward a common goal

    Spring wrap-up Q&A: Dana Hills volleyball coach misses ‘working as a team’ toward a common goal
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowEditor’s note: The Orange County Register is having the area’s spring sports coaches take part in a Q&A about the 2020 season that was cut short by the coronavirus crisis.
    Taylor Hammond, Dana Hills volleyball
    Q: How are you adapting to being home every day during the spring?
    A: Life at home has brought lots of home workouts, reading and hikes. I’ve been testing out a lot of pre-practice
  • Harrah’s Resort Southern California to reopen Friday

    Harrah’s Resort Southern California to reopen Friday
    Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center will reopen its casino, bars and restaurants at noon Friday, May 22 with new procedures in place, officials announced in a news release Monday evening.
    Though the casino and restaurants will reopen Friday, some amenities will still be closed and those include the hotel, Harrah’s pool area, its spa, its buffet, its fitness center, its valet, its shuttle services and its Laurel Lounge.
    Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and ge
  • CIF-SS Council to vote this week on proposed changes to football playoffs

    CIF-SS Council to vote this week on proposed changes to football playoffs
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowThe first remote meeting of the CIF Southern Section Council could have far-reaching effects.
    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday’s meeting of the CIF-SS Council will be done via webinar and telephone. The Council is the CIF-SS legislative body.
    The proposal on the agenda that has drawn the most attention concerns the football playoffs. The proposal would have football playoff divisions based on
  • Can Disney help Americans fall in love with science again?

    Can Disney help Americans fall in love with science again?
    One quote I hear time and again from the people who design Disney’s theme parks and attractions came from British author and futurist Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
    It’s telling that so many Imagineers like to repeat this quote, because it truly reveals the secret behind the so-called “Disney Magic” that has helped the company become an entertainment juggernaut — that “magic” is built
  • Mega pod of more than 1,000 dolphins stampede off Laguna Beach’s coast

    Mega pod of more than 1,000 dolphins stampede off Laguna Beach’s coast
    Cooke Lee Jewelry A sound instillation created musical intonations controlled by proximity sensors that changed the pitch of the sounds as people got closer or further away. It was in tandem with a piece written by Ellen Reid and performed by Johannes Moser at the first night of the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Festival. (Photo by Michael Kitada, contributing photographer)SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds Teena Spindler also utilizes markers that can be written upon. (Michael Kitada, Contrib
  • Experts: Trump’s threats to WHO could undercut global health

    Experts: Trump’s threats to WHO could undercut global health
    By MARIA CHENG
    LONDON — Health experts say U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasing attacks on the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of the U.N. agency’s role and could ultimately serve to weaken global health.
    In a letter to WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump wrote that WHO’s “repeated missteps” in its response to the pandemic have proven “very costly for t
  • Norco ’80, part 2: Would plans for apocalypse be helped by a bank robbery?

    Norco ’80, part 2: Would plans for apocalypse be helped by a bank robbery?
    Norco ’80
    The true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American historyParts
    12of 14April 1980. Mira Loma, California.
    Chris Harven was at the bottom of the pit. He set the shovel down, leaned against the cool dirt sides, and looked straight up at the rectangle of blue sky visible above the coffin-shaped mouth of the hole. A figure darkened the pit’s opening, a big man with a full beard and a mound of black curly hair circling his head. George Wayne Smith crouched down at t
  • CHP investigating after pedestrian is hit and killed on the 5 Freeway in Laguna Hills

    CHP investigating after pedestrian is hit and killed on the 5 Freeway in Laguna Hills
    LAGUNA HILLS — A pedestrian was struck and killed on the southbound San Diego (5) Freeway in Laguna Hills and the California Highway Patrol was investigating early Tuesday.
    The accident was reported near the Alicia Parkway exit about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
    A caller told the CHP a pedestrian was running in lanes of the freeway and was struck by a vehicle.
    Officers were talking with the drivers of a Toyota Camry and big rig, but it was unclear if eith
  • Hit-and-run: Jogger struck and killed in Santa Ana

    Hit-and-run: Jogger struck and killed in Santa Ana
    SANTA ANA — A pedestrian jogging along a street in Santa Ana was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle and the driver was on the loose early Tuesday.
    Officers responded to a call of a person down in the 1900 block of South Raitt Street, near West St. Anne Place, about 11 p.m. Monday and found the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.
    It appeared the person was jogging and crossing Raitt Street at the time of the accident, the depar
  • 2 sustain minor burn injuries in Garden Grove fire

    2 sustain minor burn injuries in Garden Grove fire
    GARDEN GROVE — Two people were injured when trees and a shed caught fire Monday night in Garden Grove.
    The fire broke out about 7 p.m. in the 12000 block of Brookhaven Street, near the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Brookhurst Street, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
    Firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to homes, but two people suffered minor burn injuries, the fire authority reported.
    The cause of the fire was being investigated.
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    Fire at Camp Pendleton scorches at least 50 acres
    A fire broke out in a training area in Camp Pendleton on Monday, May 18, creating plumes of gray and glowing orange smoke that were visible from distant hillsides.
    Officials from the military installation reported that the fire had scorched at least eight acres of vegetation in a Twitter post at 7:50 p.m. It had grown to consume 35 acres by 9:17 p.m., but was spreading slowly at that time. By 10:15 p.m. the fire was measured at 50 acres and was 20% contained, the base said.
    Crews from the Camp P
  • Fire at Camp Pendleton scorches at least 35 acres

    Fire at Camp Pendleton scorches at least 35 acres
    A fire broke out in a training area in Camp Pendleton on Monday, May 18, creating plumes of gray and glowing orange smoke that were visible from distant hillsides.
    Officials from the military installation reported that the fire had scorched at least eight acres of vegetation in a Twitter post at 7:50 p.m. It had grown to consume 35 acres by 9:17 p.m., but was spreading slowly at that time.
    Crews from the Camp Pendleton Fire Department were working to contain the blaze.Update: 35 acres still in t
  • Fire at Camp Pendleton scorches at least 145 acres

    Fire at Camp Pendleton scorches at least 145 acres
    A fire broke out in a training area at Camp Pendleton on Monday, May 18, creating plumes of gray and glowing orange smoke that were visible from distant hillsides.
    Officials from the military installation reported that the fire had scorched at least eight acres of vegetation in a Twitter post at 7:50 p.m. It had grown to consume 35 acres by 9:17 p.m., but was spreading slowly at that time. By 10:15 p.m. the fire was measured at 50 acres and was 20% contained, the base said.
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  • Galaxy begins voluntary individual workouts at Dignity Health Sports Park

    Galaxy begins voluntary individual workouts at Dignity Health Sports Park
    For the first time since March, the Galaxy was able to participate in training sessions Monday on the outside fields at the Dignity Health Sports Park.
    Major League Soccer suspended its season March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic and followed that with a training moratorium.
    Earlier this month, MLS allowed for voluntary individual workouts at team facilities.
    “The workout went really well,” midfielder Sebastian Lletget told LAGalaxy.com. “It was really exciting to get back
  • Zoom across time zones — how Cal State Fullerton’s tennis team stays in touch

    Zoom across time zones — how Cal State Fullerton’s tennis team stays in touch
    The first thing Cal State Fullerton tennis coach Dianne Matias needed to figure out was the time factor. This meant a game of time zone roulette, connecting eight players from seven countries across the planet into one convenient meeting time.
    The winner: 7 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
    From a convenience standpoint, Camila Garcia in Portugal — where it’s eight hours ahead — and Sweden’s Eira Tobrand and Hungary’s Petra Such — nine hours ahead — perhaps ha
  • Micah Parker resigns as Cal Baptist athletic director to take NAIA job

    Micah Parker resigns as Cal Baptist athletic director to take NAIA job
    RIVERSIDE – Dr. Micah Parker, who shepherded California Baptist University’s transition from NAIA to NCAA Division I over his 11-year tenure, resigned as the university’s director of athletics Monday. He accepted a position as Vice President of Athletics at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
    In so doing, Parker – the Press-Enterprise’s Most Influential Inland Empire Sports Figure in 2015 — returns to his NAIA roots.
    “Dr. Parker has been a perfect
  • Henrik Nollens, marine mammal expert who worked with Navy and SeaWorld, joins PMMC

    Henrik Nollens, marine mammal expert who worked with Navy and SeaWorld, joins PMMC
    Dr. Henrik Nollens still remembers sitting on a Zodiak in the Pacific Ocean off New Zealand listening for clicking sounds sperm whales use to gauge their proximity to the surface when diving.
    “The study found that the sound is related to the size of the whale’s head,” he said. “When you hear the sound, you can extrapolate the size of the whale.”
    Dr. Hendrik Nollens, biologist at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Laguna Beach.
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