• The Gremmie was a surfer to watch

    The Gremmie was a surfer to watch
    Today is one of those days that I dread, telling about a great surfer and friend who just passed away.
    On May 10, we lost the legendary Chris “the Gremmie” Marseilles after an 18-month battle with cancer, he was 74.
    This is a guy who most of you have not really heard of, he was not a famous professional surfer or known much at all by the general public.  But if you were at all tuned into surfing in the late 1950s and early 1960s, you will know that he was one of the best surfers
  • White House brands LA as coronavirus hotspot; locals say numbers going ‘right direction’

    White House brands LA as coronavirus hotspot; locals say numbers going ‘right direction’
    Responding to a White House official’s call to investigate the Los Angeles area as an enduring coronavirus hotspot, local public health officials on Friday, May 21, said the region’s trendlines are “looking pretty good,” despite a mounting death toll.
    That toll included another 35 residents on who have died after testing positive for the virus, officials announced Friday, pushing the county’s total to 2,049.  The county also announced 1,072 new confirmed c
  • Target, Best Buy early winners in big-box stores’ pivot amid pandemic

    Target, Best Buy early winners in big-box stores’ pivot amid pandemic
    By Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press
    Late last year, Best Buy began testing curbside pickup at select stores as a way to respond to customer needs.
    But that was then.
    The pandemic accelerated the company’s plans and what was supposed to take months instead took just 48 hours, with Best Buy rolling out curbside pickup at nearly all of its 1,000 locations in late March as customers sought to minimize contagion by ordering online and pulling up to stores to collect their purchases
  • Mountain resorts start to reopen for sunny activities

    Mountain resorts start to reopen for sunny activities
    Take a scenic lift across a mountain or race down the slopes on a bike.
    Or maybe you want a more serine experience hiking with a view from above.
    Mountain towns are slowly opening up options for people to play for the holiday weekend as tight restrictions across the state start to ease.
    Here’s a list of just a few options at local resorts as the unofficial start of summer kicks off.
    Snow Valley
    Snow Valley Mountain Resort announced it will open mountain biking, scenic view chairlift rides
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  • Found Ingredients

    Found Ingredients
    With most families finding themselves home together during these unprecedented times, it is ever more important to get creative with our family meals. Going to the grocery store is not as simple as it used to be, so here are two easy recipes that use limited basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. These dishes are simple to customize with whatever is on hand, and are so easy to make that they may quickly become family favorites.
    Fluffy Pancakes from Scratch
    Yield: about
  • LAX asks travelers to take coronavirus precautions over Memorial Day weekend

    LAX asks travelers to take coronavirus precautions over Memorial Day weekend
    LOS ANGELES — With Memorial Day Weekend arriving, one of the busiest travel times at Los Angeles International Airport, officials reminded people Friday to travel safely and that they must wear a mask at the airport due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
    “The safety and security of our guests and employees has always been our first priority, and since the global pandemic began, Los Angeles World Airports has been working nonstop to update our policies, procedures and physical spaces t
  • Coronavirus: More than 93,000 tests given, six new deaths in Orange County as of May 22

    Coronavirus: More than 93,000 tests given, six new deaths in Orange County as of May 22
    The Orange County Health Care Agency reported six more people have died and another 105 people have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Friday, May 22.
    The total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Orange County is now 118. Of the reported deaths, 45 were among skilled nursing facility residents, several in recent days.
    The county has 4,941 people test positive for the virus since testing began in March. On Wednesday, the county reported 249 confirmed cases, the largest single day of reported
  • War of Will brings clout to Santa Anita this weekend

    War of Will brings clout to Santa Anita this weekend
    A little horse racing history will be made Monday if, as expected, War of Will runs in the $300,000 Grade I Shoemaker Mile as part of Santa Anita’s holiday weekend of racing.
    War of Will won last year’s Preakness Stakes, and it’s believed he will be the first Preakness winner to run in the Shoemaker, which was known as the Premiere Handicap from 1938-1989 when it was held at Hollywood Park.
    “I am not aware of a Preakness winner ever running in the Shoemaker Mile,” S
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  • Covina man charged with grand theft of plane that landed at Fullerton Airport

    Covina man charged with grand theft of plane that landed at Fullerton Airport
    A Covina man who authorities say crashed a stolen plane into a fence after landing at Fullerton Airport earlier this week was charged Friday with felony counts of grand theft and taking and operating an aircraft.
    Christian Estoque, 32, was found shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday by police after landing a Cessna 172S but overshooting the runway and colliding with the fence on the airfield, Fullerton police said. The aircraft suffered minor damage.
    Estoque is not a licensed pilot, authorities said, a
  • Tustin tight end/defensive end Cristian Pilimai transfers to JSerra

    Tustin tight end/defensive end Cristian Pilimai transfers to JSerra
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowNot all the offseason transfers involving JSerra’s football program have been outgoing.
    Tustin sophomore tight end/defensive end Cristian Pilimai has enrolled at the Trinity League school, he recently confirmed.
    Pilimai (6-5, 250) earned second-team All-Empire League honors last season as a tight end for the Tillers (5-6), who tied for second in the league behind Cypress.
    In the CIF-SS Division 8 p
  • Recipe: Bittersweet chocolate sorbet is easy to make, irresistibly creamy and versatile

    Recipe: Bittersweet chocolate sorbet is easy to make, irresistibly creamy and versatile
    Bittersweet chocolate sorbet is a dessert every cook should have in their recipe arsenal. It is easy to prepare and irresistibly creamy. But most of all, it is extremely versatile because it pairs beautifully with almost any fruit. Berries are a favorite.
    When buying berries, select those that are highly colored without soft spots, discoloration or mold. If boxed, tilt container to see if berries move. If they stick together it is a sign that they are moldy. Refrigerate, dry and unwashed, on a s
  • Coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls

    Coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls
    By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press
    Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper.
    Robocalls.
    Industry experts say robocalls are way down — scam calls as well as nagging from your credit-card company to pay your bill. The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted millions of job losses, and scammers have not been immune.
    YouMail, which offers a robocall-blocking service, says 2.9 billion robocalls were placed in April in t
  • Fullerton takes first step for a food hall by Fox Theatre

    Fullerton takes first step for a food hall by Fox Theatre
    Fullerton officials will have up to two years to figure out if a plan to build a public market – akin to the Anaheim Packing House – around the historic Fox Theatre will move forward.
    The City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday, May 19, to enter into an exclusive negotiation agreement with Newport Beach-based Frontier Real Estate Investments for the development of the 3.3-acre lot known as the Fox Block at Harbor Boulevard and Chapman Avenue.
    “It’s been a question mark or a req
  • Here’s what officials told the state for why Orange County meets criteria to reopen more businesses

    Here’s what officials told the state for why Orange County meets criteria to reopen more businesses
    Orange County will likely know within days whether the state will allow the county to reopen in-person dining and shopping and destination retail such as malls.
    On late Thursday, May 21, Orange County officials sent their finalized request to the state for permission expand further into Stage 2 of reopening more businesses in the county, saying it meets Gov. Gavin Newsom’s criteria announced Monday, May 18.
    “We believe we have met all the criteria,” County Board of Supervisors
  • Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen

    Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen
    By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend despite the threat of spreading the coronavirus.
    “Today I’m identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogues and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services,” Trump said during a hastily arranged press c
  • Laguna Woods Village condo board delays projects to bolster reserve fund

    Laguna Woods Village condo board delays projects to bolster reserve fund
    The Third Mutual Board voted to reduce funding for or eliminate nine projects from this year’s budget, reallocating $1.8 million to Third Mutual’s reserve fund as the board acclimates to current COVID-19 conditions.
    “There is no intention of not getting this work done — we’re just delaying it,” finance committee chair Jon Pearlstone said in the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 19.
    For items directly affected by COVID-19, funds will be redirected t
  • Memorial Day weekend: Beach rules, parking, ideas for ocean getaways without crowds plus your weather and wave forecast

    Memorial Day weekend: Beach rules, parking, ideas for ocean getaways without crowds plus your weather and wave forecast
    Memorial Day typically marks the “unofficial” start of summer, a long weekend when beachgoers flock to the sand for a day of fun in the sun.
    But this year is anything but typical, and getting to the sand is, well, complicated.
    Don’t expect to simply show up with a beach towel and sunbathe – you have to keep moving. Parking is limited and may be tough to find. At some beaches you’re required to wear face masks.
    And with heat expected to hit in the 80s by Monday inlan
  • How do Southern California park systems rank? Amid coronavirus, open space remains important resource

    How do Southern California park systems rank? Amid coronavirus, open space remains important resource
    They are places to relax or exercise, open space areas to get away from life’s stresses or used as gathering places to bring communities together.
    The importance of park space became even more apparent in recent weeks, amid coronavirus stay-at-home orders, with people yearning to get outdoors to connect with nature.
    The Trust for Public Land has released its annual “ParkScore” rankings, showing how nearly 100 of the country’s most populous cities fared when it comes to pu
  • Coronavirus cut 1 million Southern California jobs in April; unemployment hits 17.7%

    Coronavirus cut 1 million Southern California jobs in April; unemployment hits 17.7%
    Southern California lost 1.06 million jobs in April as unemployment hit 17.7% in the middle of a battle against the novel coronavirus.
    My trusty spreadsheet, filled with new state employment figures, shows bosses in the four-county region employed 6.69 million workers last month — the smallest staffing level since January 2013. It’s a stunning reversal from a record high of 7.92 million jobs in December.
    “Stay at home” orders have greatly limited the ability of many busin
  • Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

    Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll
    By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press
    Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere.
    Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed.
    Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
    The stakes could not be higher, said Robert Lang, executive director of the Brookings Mountain West
  • Memorial Day: What’s open and closed in Orange County

    Memorial Day: What’s open and closed in Orange County
    This Memorial Day, Orange County will honor those who have died defending our country Monday, May 25, although a number of events will be digital.
    Here are some of the things that will be closed on Monday, along with what might be open.
    Government offices will be shut down for Memorial Day, though law enforcement and emergency services will remain on duty.
    Related linksForest Lawn takes Southland Memorial Day services virtual
    18 historic warbirds will fly over Southern California in Memorial Day
  • Big Bear Lake says it won’t enforce governor’s coronavirus orders

    Big Bear Lake says it won’t enforce governor’s coronavirus orders
    The city of Big Bear Lake will no longer enforce the governor’s stay-at-home orders and is letting businesses decide when they’re ready to reopen.
    After 10 weeks of business closures and restrictions on residents, the novel coronavirus is manageable in the city, but it’s caused “significant and continuing economic and social harm,” according to a city newsletter. Tourism-dependent businesses have been especially harmed, officials say.
    The city asked Gov. Gavin Newso
  • No CIF-SS baseball finals this year, but three O.C. coaches have good memories from last season’s championships

    No CIF-SS baseball finals this year, but three O.C. coaches have good memories from last season’s championships
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowA world with no sports has caused a resurgence of nostalgic moments in competition.
    High school sports is not exempt from this, as some Orange County coaches have been reflecting recently on memories from happier times — just last spring.
    It was just over a year ago that three O.C. baseball teams — Cypress, Kennedy and Santa Margarita — powered through the playoffs and won CIF Southern Secti
  • No CIF-SS baseball finals this year, but three O.C. coaches have good memories from last season’s championship moments

    No CIF-SS baseball finals this year, but three O.C. coaches have good memories from last season’s championship moments
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowA world with no sports has caused a resurgence of nostalgic moments in competition.
    High school sports is not exempt from this, as some Orange County coaches have been reflecting recently on memories from happier times — just last spring.
    It was just over a year ago that three O.C. baseball teams — Cypress, Kennedy and Santa Margarita — powered through the playoffs and won CIF Southern Secti
  • No pasta at the grocery? Local Italian restaurants like Il Barone in Newport Beach have your back

    No pasta at the grocery? Local Italian restaurants like Il Barone in Newport Beach have your back
    When a craving for pasta hits, will you have the spaghetti, sauce, special meats and cheeses you need to make dinner or has your grocery store been shopped out by hoarders?
    In times like these it’s good to keep Italian restaurants and delis in mind. Many have bottegas; stores that sell specialty items so necessary to prepare this cuisine.
    Germany's Fabian Hambuechen performs on the horizontal bar during the artistic gymnastics men's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janei
  • Senior Moments: Flying solo on a special day

    Senior Moments: Flying solo on a special day
    I have to admit to being slightly miffed when daughter Sara arrived at 10 o’clock on my birthday morning. My big plan for the day had been to sleep in so there would be less of the day to deal with. I mean, why not?  It was my second wedding anniversary without George. I was quarantining and I felt way more than a year older.
    She set a bouquet of fresh lavender on my dresser and announced, far too cheerfully for her not-a morning-person mother, that that she was going to make me a cup
  • San Clemente paddle-out memorial held for Santa Cruz surfer killed in shark attack

    San Clemente paddle-out memorial held for Santa Cruz surfer killed in shark attack
    A photo of surfer Ben Kelly of Santa Cruz, stands on the beach near the San Clemente Pier in San Clemente during a memorial and paddle-out on Thursday morning, May 21, 2020. Kelly was attacked and killed by a shark off Sand Dollar Beach in Aptos on May 9, 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
    A paddle-out is held for surfer Ben Kelly of Santa Cruz, on Thursday morning, May 21, 2020, near the San Clemente Pier in San Clemente. Kelly was attacked and killed by a shark off Sa
  • Casino Insider: Morongo, Harrah’s, Agua Caliente casinos announce reopening plans

    Casino Insider: Morongo, Harrah’s, Agua Caliente casinos announce reopening plans
    We’re back with another Casino Insider and it’s packed full of news as more casinos announce their reopening plans.
    Last week, more than 3,000 of you answered a survey asking when you would be comfortable enough returning to a casino, and the largest percentage of votes, 39%, was for the option “ASAP, the slots are calling my name!”
    Below you can see the full results before we get into the news of the week, which is that many, many casinos said they will reopen (there was
  • Gavin Newsom’s cynical budget ploy

    Gavin Newsom’s cynical budget ploy
    This editorial page warned in April that local governments might play their usual games and try to “fire the firemen first” in an effort to stave off budget cuts made necessary by plunging revenues.
    It turns out that Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided to play the game on their behalf.
    Newsom’s May budget revision proposed $14 billion in cuts to schools and essential services with a promise that the cuts would go away if Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump would agree to a
  • Commonalities between COVID-hoaxsters and anti-vaxxers

    Commonalities between COVID-hoaxsters and anti-vaxxers
    Many of the same demonstrators wanting California to end all aspects of its COVID-19 lockdown immediately have also been front-line protesters against recent California laws making it slightly more difficult for parents to avoid getting their children vaccinated.
    And some of the new protests are at least partly organized by anti-vaxx groups like the Freedom Angels Foundation.
    This can seem surprising: after all, what could be more of an affirmation for vaccines than a disease rampaging precisely
  • California’s priorities have gone to pot: John Phillips

    California’s priorities have gone to pot: John Phillips
    Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and California’s draconian stay-at-home orders, the state’s unemployment rate is now approaching 25 percent.
    But you don’t need me to tell you that, anyone can see it’s true just by opening their eyes.
    Look around: of the four yoga mats closest to you, at least one contains an unemployed person.
    We have so many people out of work, it’s only a matter of time before we offer drive-through unemployment registration.
    Businesses of all str
  • Successful Aging: Should you try to be productive during the pandemic?

    Successful Aging: Should you try to be productive during the pandemic?
    Q: I am 70 years old and have been retired for several years. Prior to the pandemic, my life was very active, volunteering, going to movies, entertaining friends, hosting my book group and more. Yes, Isaac Newton invented calculus and Shakespeare wrote “King Lear” while both were on lockdown. That’s a lot of pressure. I vacillate between feeling the need to be productive and get things done — learn or create something — or take the advice from articles indicating it
  • Festival Pass: Sammy Hagar talks about grilling, gardening and cocktails

    Festival Pass: Sammy Hagar talks about grilling, gardening and cocktails
    Festival Pass is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now.
    Festival Pass for Thursday, May 21
    On a normal Thursday in May, this newsletter would be jam packed with festival news.
    There would not only be recaps of festivals that had just happened, but also previews of the ones coming up and probably even some new ones being announced.
    On this particular Thursday, there’s not much to report on the fe
  • Coronavirus: Cases in California hit new peak, deaths nearing new high

    Coronavirus: Cases in California hit new peak, deaths nearing new high
    The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in California climbed to a new high Thursday as the state reported more than 2,000 positive tests for the fourth time this week.
    The state’s total case count rose 2.8% on Thursday to 88,323 — 18% higher than last Thursday vs. 20% growth the week before that, according to data compiled by this news organization. For the first time of the outbreak, the state has reported at least 2,000 new cases for three days in a row, and it is averaging ne
  • Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame Utah Jazz coach, dies at 78

    Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame Utah Jazz coach, dies at 78
    Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who was a fixture for decades in Utah and took the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday. He was 78.
    The Jazz said he died from complications of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Sloan had been in failing health for many years.
    Sloan spent 23 seasons coaching the Jazz. The team — with John Stockton and Karl Malone leading the way in many of those seasons — finished below .500 in only one of those years. Sloan won 1,22
  • Spring wrap-up Q&A: Dana Hills swimming coach turned ‘hardest moment’ into fun final day together

    Spring wrap-up Q&A: Dana Hills swimming coach turned ‘hardest moment’ into fun final day together
    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.
    Carrie Pierce, Dana Hills swimming
    Q: How are you adapting to being home every day during the spring?
    A: Outside of my commitments to my academic classes and grading, making lesson plans, and meetings, I have really been try
  • Shopoff Realty cleared of defrauding investors

    Shopoff Realty cleared of defrauding investors
    Hearing officers from a financial regulatory agency dismissed accusations Thursday, May 21, that an Orange County real estate developer engaged in widespread fraud and misrepresentation when it sold investments in various capital-raising enterprises.
    Investigators from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, had accused principals of Irvine-based Shopoff Realty Investments of misleading family and friends and other investors who put up cash to help finance their operation and
  • Orange County real estate developer cleared of defrauding investors

    Orange County real estate developer cleared of defrauding investors
    Hearing officers from a financial regulatory agency dismissed accusations Thursday, May 21, that an Orange County real estate developer engaged in widespread fraud and misrepresentation when it sold investments in various capital-raising enterprises.
    Investigators from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, had accused principals of Irvine-based Shopoff Realty Investments of misleading family and friends and other investors who put up cash to help finance their operation and
  • A 50-year-old lesson about sports’ small pleasures is timely again

    A 50-year-old lesson about sports’ small pleasures is timely again
    I was there for Gibson’s home run, for Buckner’s error and for Fisher’s shot. I’ve talked with Ali and Arnie, Wilt and Shoe, Koufax and Wooden, Billie Jean and Mia Hamm. I’ve been to historic ballparks, stadiums, arenas, courts and racetracks.
    So let me tell you which of my sports memories is my favorite.
    It’s the night Billy Grabarkewitz tripped over second base.
    I’ve been thinking about it lately. Partly because, as hard as this is for me to believe, i
  • Coronavirus: California unemployment hits record 15.5%, jobs back to 2013 levels

    Coronavirus: California unemployment hits record 15.5%, jobs back to 2013 levels
    California’s jobless rate in April soared past the Great Recession’s peak to a record 15.5% as employers cut staffing to 2013 levels in the middle of a battle against coronavirus.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, May 21 that last month’s California joblessness was nearly triple March’s 5.5%. Unemployment fell in every state as the pandemic’s economic toll was widespread. During the Great Recession, unemployment statewide peaked at 12.3% in 2010. State
  • Coronavirus: California unemployment hits 15.5%, jobs back to 2013 levels

    Coronavirus: California unemployment hits 15.5%, jobs back to 2013 levels
    California’s jobless rate in April soared past the Great Recession’s peak to 15.5% as employers cut staffing to 2013 levels in the middle of a battle against coronavirus.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, May 21 that last month’s California joblessness was nearly triple March’s 5.5%. Unemployment fell in every state as the pandemic’s economic toll was widespread. During the Great Recession, unemployment statewide peaked at 12.3% in 2010.
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  • California unemployment hits 15.5%, jobs back to 2013 levels

    California unemployment hits 15.5%, jobs back to 2013 levels
    California’s jobless rate in April soared past the Great Recession’s peak to 15.5% as employers cut staffing to 2013 levels in the middle of a battle against coronavirus,
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, May 21 that last month’s California joblessness was nearly triple March’s 5.5%. Unemployment fell in every state as the pandemic’s economic toll was widespread. During the Great Recession, unemployment statewide peaked at 12.3% in 2010.
    Monthly jobles
  • Things we took for granted, pre-coronavirus

    Things we took for granted, pre-coronavirus
    Plying my commercial real estate craft remotely certainly has its advantages. My commute is now 15 seconds – even when I encounter a traffic jam — the grandkid’s playthings.
    Never is there a line at the coffee maker. I’ve three potties from which to choose – with only two residents. Food is always available, which can lead to the spread of Dunlap — as in my belly dun lapped over my belt.
    But with this extra time on my hands, I’ve reflected on things we t
  • Orange County water districts consider massive lawsuit over PFAS contamination

    Orange County water districts consider massive lawsuit over PFAS contamination
    Nine Orange County water agencies have retained a legal team to study whether to file suit to recoup the estimated $450 million cost of purifying drinking water in local wells contaminated with PFAS chemicals.
    The PFAS compounds — long used in Scotchguard, Teflon and other products — have leached into groundwater supplies over several decades and have been linked to a variety of health problems, including cancer, liver and kidney damages and ulcerative colitis. It’s likely
  • What an attendance cap could mean for crowded Disney parks in the COVID-19 era

    What an attendance cap could mean for crowded Disney parks in the COVID-19 era
    Complaints about crowding at Disneyland and Disney World won’t fly in the court of public opinion or in state houses in Sacramento or Tallahassee when Disney’s U.S. theme parks eventually reopen in the COVID-19 era.
    Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Legoland and regional U.S. theme parks are expected to operate with social distancing-friendly attendance caps in place once they reopen following their extended coronavirus closures.
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  • What an attendance cap could mean for crowded Disney parks in the coronavirus era

    What an attendance cap could mean for crowded Disney parks in the coronavirus era
    Complaints about crowding at Disneyland and Disney World won’t fly in the court of public opinion or in state houses in Sacramento or Tallahassee when Disney’s U.S. theme parks eventually reopen in the COVID-19 era.
    Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Legoland and regional U.S. theme parks are expected to operate with social distancing-friendly attendance caps in place once they reopen following their extended coronavirus closures.
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  • Lori Loughlin and husband to plead guilty Friday

    Lori Loughlin and husband to plead guilty Friday
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    For more than a year, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, insisted they were innocent of charges in the college admissions bribery case. They accused investigators of fabricating evidence against them and seemed eager to bring their fight to trial.
    Now they’re preparing for prison as part of a deal to plead guilty to charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of
  • Seat belts are a must for street sweepers and the trailing ticket givers

    Seat belts are a must for street sweepers and the trailing ticket givers
    Q. Honk: Are certain drivers exempt from wearing seat belts? Where I live in Anaheim both the street-sweeper driver and the driver in the trailing vehicle that gives out parking tickets NEVER wear their seat belts. Do they have a special exemption so that they do not have to wear them?
    – Stanley Zubas, Anaheim
    A. No.
    Shane Spielman, a motorcycle officer with your fine town, said everyone needs to wear a seat belt, including his peers.
    “Seat belts must be worn at all times unless for
  • Mayor: Pakistan plane crashes near Karachi, all 107 killed

    Mayor: Pakistan plane crashes near Karachi, all 107 killed
    By ADIL JAWAD
    KARACHI, Pakistan — A passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines crashed near the southern port city of Karachi on Friday, killing all 107 passengers and crew, the city’s mayor said.
    The aircraft crashed into a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the airport. Mayor Wasim Akhtar said at least five or six houses were destroyed in the crash. It wasn’t immediately known how many casualties were from among the residential area.
    The aircraft
  • Norco ’80, part 5: Bank robbery starts, and it’s a race against the clock

    Norco ’80, part 5: Bank robbery starts, and it’s a race against the clock
    Norco ’80
    The true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history
    Parts1 2 3 4 5 of 14Eighteen-year-old James Kirkland was filling out a deposit slip at the island in the center of the Security Pacific Bank lobby when he heard someone threaten to blow his head off. When he turned to look, Chris Harven stepped in front of him, pulled an assault rifle out from under a green military poncho, and aimed it straight at his head. Kirkland hit the floor.
    “Everyone down,&rdqu

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