• Baffert leaves door open to run filly Gamine in Kentucky Derby

    Baffert leaves door open to run filly Gamine in Kentucky Derby
    Bob Baffert, in a bid to win his record-tying sixth Kentucky Derby, has five possible starters this year.
    Authentic, Uncle Chuck, Cezanne, Thousand Words … and the sensational filly Gamine.
    That’s right. Don’t count out Gamine quite yet.
    How do you dismiss a filly that went all Ruffian on us last weekend, winning the prestigious Grade I Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park by a record 18 3/4 lengths in the stakes-record time of 1:32.55?
    She earned a 110 Beyer Speed Figure, the highest
  • Tough questions for the NBA as its restart draws near

    Tough questions for the NBA as its restart draws near
    Editor’s note: This is the Thursday, June 25 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.How many is too many?
    It’s a difficult question that, unfortunately for the NBA, has many permutations as the league attempts to get its July 30 restart off the ground at Walt Disney World Resort. While there is an exhaustive memo about the various testing procedures and safety protocols to create a “safe” campus relativel
  • Coronavirus cases trickle into addiction treatment centers; some workers worry

    Coronavirus cases trickle into addiction treatment centers; some workers worry
    As the quest for sobriety continues during the pandemic, state-licensed and certified addiction treatment facilities have reported 89 COVID-19 cases at 55 different sites, according to data from the Department of Health Care Services.
    The infections have hit 44 staffers and 45 clients, with no deaths reported thus far.
    Separately, mental health programs logged another 106 cases of COVID-19 — 94 patients and 12 staff — at 12 different locations in California. Again, there were no
  • Every Orange County police force should use body cameras

    Every Orange County police force should use body cameras
    The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has prompted calls for far-reaching police reforms ranging from the reworking of use-of-force policies to the so-called “defunding” of police.
    Some of the ideas are good and others, well, not so much — but the best place to start is with the easy stuff.
    Every officer really needs to wear a body camera.
    Fortunately, Costa Mesa last week approved the purchase of body-worn and new in-car cameras for the city’s police department.
    The
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  • Insanity is galloping across California at an even faster pace: Susan Shelley

    Insanity is galloping across California at an even faster pace: Susan Shelley
    This is the week when government in California looks like a scene out of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” the 1944 movie about two sweet, elderly ladies with a peculiar recipe for elderberry wine. Cary Grant plays their nephew. “Insanity runs in my family,” he explains, “It practically gallops.”
    Galloping out of the gate in a special Los Angeles City Council meeting today is a proposed tax on “empty homes.” A half-baked draft ordinance unveiled by the city
  • Alfonso Ramirez named corporate executive chef of A and CdM restaurants in Newport Beach

    Alfonso Ramirez named corporate executive chef of A and CdM restaurants in Newport Beach
    Alfonso Ramirez, executive chef of Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar in Downtown Disney since 2015, will go from Downtown Disney to Newport Beach and downtown Corona del Mar; he has taken a position as corporate executive chef of A Restaurant and CdM Restaurant.
    “We were excited to reopen our restaurants with Chef Alfonso’s inspiring influence on our menus alongside our incredible Chefs de Cuisine, Roberto Gomez at A Restaurant and Elvis Morales at CdM who have been instrumental in the
  • Del Taco is now serving fresh guacamole

    Del Taco is now serving fresh guacamole
    They’re scooping fresh guacamole at Del Taco restaurants.
    The Lake Forest-based chain added the tasty dip to its menus nationwide on Thursday, June 25. Guests can order it with chips for as little as $2 or as an add-on to tacos and burritos, according to a news release.
    The guac is made with fresh avocados, handmade pico de gallo, lime juice and a special seasoning, it said.
    Del Taco app users can get a free taste. Through July 1, it is giving away one snack-size order of chips and guac (t
  • Huntington Harbour opens back up to swimming after sewage spill closure

    Huntington Harbour opens back up to swimming after sewage spill closure
    Huntington Harbour has opened back up following a sewage spill closure that shut down swimming earlier this week.
    The spill on Monday was caused by a cracked force main, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Environmental Health Division. The leak from the Huntington Beach pipe was repaired by Monday, June 22.
    The sewage spill was initially estimated at 100 gallons, officials said.
    The closure impacted all of the Huntington Harbour.
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  • AAA report expects big drop in summer travel – on West Coast 17% fewer trips will be taken

    AAA report expects big drop in summer travel – on West Coast 17% fewer trips will be taken
    Travel is expected to be down overall this year, but Pacific Coast residents are still expected to take an estimated 107.1 million trips this summer.
    The Automobile Club of Southern California released a detailed report with summer projections on Thursday, June 25, for travel between July 1 to Sept. 30. The 107 million-plus estimated trips include travel at least 50 miles away, and is a 17 percent dip from the 129 million trips taken last summer. Travel hasn’t been projected to be this low
  • What helps, and what doesn’t, during a hectic home sale 

    What helps, and what doesn’t, during a hectic home sale 
    Does it surprise you to know that there are usually about 29 people involved in a California real estate transaction?
    Of course, you have the buyers and sellers, their agents, and their agents’ brokers.
    Then, you add in the home inspector, the termite inspector, the termite company’s repair crew, the fumigation company, the escrow officer, the escrow officer’s assistant, the title rep, the title officer, the county clerk, the loan agent, the loan underwriter, the loan processor
  • Alexander: Can sports return? Or are the risks beyond acceptable?

    Alexander: Can sports return? Or are the risks beyond acceptable?
    The question over breakfast was blunt, but also involved way more nuance than sports commissioners and administrators – and players – seem willing to admit.
    “Are they going to have sports this year?”
    Great question. And over and above the various quests for championships that we await, this may be the most intriguing drama of all: In a global pandemic, in a country where the curve not only hasn’t been flattened but increasingly looks like a steep hill, can our profe
  • Coronavirus: Average worker is spending more money working from home

    Coronavirus: Average worker is spending more money working from home
    Forget saving money on gas and take-out lunches at the office. Americans on average are spending more money working from home than they were commuting to the office before shelter-in-place rules closed most offices.
    Modest savings on gas and restaurant meals are more than offset for the average employee who’s able to work remotely by higher spending on groceries and utilities, according to a new survey from CreditCards.com. Nationally, people are saving about $27 a month on restaurant
  • Spring wrap-up Q&A: Rosary lacrosse coach disappointed team never got to play a home game this season

    Spring wrap-up Q&A: Rosary lacrosse coach disappointed team never got to play a home game this season
    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.
    Greg Chavez, Rosary lacrosse
    Q: How are you adapting to being home every day during the spring?
    A: It’s been both exciting and challenging. I’ve been able to do more activities for myself like cycling and working
  • Chargers who could become Hard Knocks stars this summer

    Chargers who could become Hard Knocks stars this summer
    Chargers general manager Tom Telesco admitted he wasn’t an initial advocate for having his team featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this summer, but he realized the many positives that will come from being on the reality TV show.
    Don’t expect the camera-shy GM to be one of the lead characters of the show. Not everyone can be John Dorsey, the gum-chewing former Cleveland Browns general manager who wore button-up shirts under a sweatshirt. Quarterback Baker Mayfield imper
  • Pandemic takes a bite out of Chuck E. Cheese; chain files for bankruptcy

    Pandemic takes a bite out of Chuck E. Cheese; chain files for bankruptcy
    By Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press
    Chuck E. Cheese – where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches – is filing for bankruptcy protection.
    The 43-year-old chain, which drew kids with pizza, video games and a singing mouse mascot, was struggling even before the coronavirus pandemic. But it said the prolonged closure of many venues due to coronavirus restrictions led to Thursday’s Chapter 11 filing.
    CEC Entertainment Inc. has reopened 266 company-operated Chuck E. C
  • Disneyland reaches agreement with cast member unions on park reopening process

    Disneyland reaches agreement with cast member unions on park reopening process
    A coalition of unions representing more than 11,000 Disneyland cast members have reached an agreement with Disney on bringing employees back from furlough in preparation for the now-delayed reopening of the Anaheim theme parks.
    Disney has signed agreements with 20 cast member union affiliates to bring Disneyland employees back to work, according to a statement from Disneyland.
    “The signed agreement details plans that include enhanced safety protocols that will allow us to responsibly reope
  • Banks should match rate discounts for low-wealth Blacks  

    Banks should match rate discounts for low-wealth Blacks  
    Should new mortgage banking relationships be fair and equal? Or, all about the money?
    Citibank’s website calls it relationship pricing. Move $50,000 to Citibank, and CitiMortgage will knock 0.125% off your new mortgage rate. Move $1 million dollars over, and they will knock off one-half point.
    The Citi wealth subsidy amounts to nearly $99,000 of mortgage interest savings, assuming a $1 million fixed-rate mortgage going from 3.5% to 3%.Jackpot!
    Most large banks have similar “move your
  • Countdown to ‘Hamilton’: All you need to know about the Disney+ film

    Countdown to ‘Hamilton’: All you need to know about the Disney+ film
    Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season has imploded. Likewise, there are no major concerts on the near horizon.
    So that means the debut of “Hamilton” on Disney+ figures to be one of the season’s major pop-cultural events.
    Lin-Manuel Miranda’s electrifying, hip-hop infused stage sensation about American founding father Alexander Hamilton was originally planned as a theatrical release for October 2021. But Disney changed course and
  • Daxon: Hooray for the safety efforts at Brea’s salons

    Daxon: Hooray for the safety efforts at Brea’s salons
    After three long months, I finally was able to have my hair cut.
    I was a bit hesitant with coronavirus still around, even though hair salons opened with certain rigid restrictions.
    My stylist, Marcos at Kallisto Salon and Spa on West Central Avenue, warned me that things would be a bit different, and they were. First, I was not to enter the salon at my appointment time. Instead, I had to call from the parking lot, and was then told to come in, wearing a mask.
    Two steps into the lobby and I was m
  • Mountain lion found under Monrovia home

    Mountain lion found under Monrovia home
    MONROVIA — Wildlife personnel on Thursday captured a mountain lion that was hiding in the crawl space of a Monrovia home.
    The puma was removed from the residence on the 700 block of West Colorado Boulevard about 8 a.m., said Monrovia police Lt. Daniel Verna.#BREAKING: A mountain lion that appeared to be malnourished seen roaming around a Monrovia neighborhood for several days was captured Thursday morning, officials said. https://t.co/KNOtwXIt5u
    — FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) June 25,
  • Life in the Chipotlane? Chipotle opens new restaurants with contactless pickup lanes

    Life in the Chipotlane? Chipotle opens new restaurants with contactless pickup lanes
    Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening two new restaurants in Southern California with a built-in feature for contactless pickup.
    It’s called a Chipotlane. It’s like a drive-thru, but it is not set up to take orders, only deliver orders made in advance through Chipotle’s app or on its website.
    Although the concept may seem like a response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Chipotle had been developing it before the emergence of COVID-19. In the last couple of years, the chain has be
  • Coyotes contained, here comes the bear of bad news

    Coyotes contained, here comes the bear of bad news
    Gated and wired, I was ready to hang my “Maternity Suite Closed” sign on my newly built backyard gate. Between the six-foot gate and the chicken wire now covering the under-the-deck entry, I felt confident that no coyote pups would be birthing there. After finding evidence that a pointy-eared parent-to-be was creating a nursery under my deck, I took action to gently dissuade her. So far, it seems to be working.
    What’s with all the wildlife wanting to spawn their young at my hou
  • Drummond: Policing contract for Yorba Linda has minimal increase for next fiscal year

    Drummond: Policing contract for Yorba Linda has minimal increase for next fiscal year
    Yorba Linda will pay a slim 1.02% more for police services in the fiscal year beginning July 1, during the third year of a five-year contract with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
    Cost of the agreement with the county will be close to $12.4 million, which represents one-third of the city’s estimated $37.1 million in expenditures for the year, based on a mid-term revision of the total operating expenditures presented at a June 16 City Council meeting.
    The $125,000 increase is o
  • Broad CEQA reforms are needed, not just selective CEQA carve-outs

    Broad CEQA reforms are needed, not just selective CEQA carve-outs
    In March, state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, introduced a new bill aimed at increasing housing density in California over the objections of cities that have resisted it.
    Six weeks earlier, Wiener’s attempt to densify neighborhoods near transit and jobs, Senate Bill 50, had been defeated. His new bill, Senate Bill 902, would have allowed construction of duplexes, triplexes and fourplex residential units “by right,” that is, overriding local zoning rules that prohibit the
  • The Eat Index: OC: What’s working and what’s not with takeout and dining in

    The Eat Index: OC: What’s working and what’s not with takeout and dining in
    Main Course
    Roasted chicken from the temporary family-style takeout menu at Playa Amor in Long Beach. The menu changes daily. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG)
    Everyone wants life to go back to normal. But if there’s one thing that’s clear from looking at numbers, says critic Brad A. Johnson, it’s that we haven’t beaten the coronavirus pandemic yet.
    Johnson has been getting takeout from restaurants and also slowly has begun to dine out agai
  • Master Gardener: Fertilizing geraniums, yay or nay?

    Master Gardener: Fertilizing geraniums, yay or nay?
    Q: A master gardener friend of mine just told me not to fertilize my geraniums and just water when the soil surface is dry.  Would you agree with her?
    A: Well, it depends on whether you’d like your geranium to be six or more feet across and four feet tall.
    Most geraniums are quite easy to grow and don’t require more than consistent watering. They may look innocent enough when you buy them in a little pot, but once they’re in the ground and receiving plenty of sunshine and
  • Audit: U.S. sent $1.4 billion in virus relief payments to dead people

    Audit: U.S. sent $1.4 billion in virus relief payments to dead people
    By MARCY GORDON
    WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday.
    More than 130 million so-called economic impact payments were sent to taxpayers as part of the $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief package enacted in March. The Government Accountability Office, Congress’ auditing arm, cited the number of erroneous payments to deceased taxpayers in its report on the government programs.
    Whil
  • Joel McHale describes getting terrorized by Kevin James’ neo-Nazi character in thriller ‘Becky’

    Joel McHale describes getting terrorized by Kevin James’ neo-Nazi character in thriller ‘Becky’
    Joel McHale says the decision to take a role in the new action thriller “Becky” was an easy one.
    He’d seen the 2017 film “Bushwick” by co-directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion and loved it, and he’d worked before with teen actor Lulu Wilson who was set to play the title role.
    And the villain? The really bad guy who would terrify and torture McHale and his family throughout the movie? Well, that cinched it.In this photo released by the Syrian official news
  • NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

    NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021
    By BARRY WILNER
    The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the league has canceled during the pandemic. It will be played on Aug. 5, 2021, with the same teams.
    Enshrinements for 10 men scheduled for Aug. 8 now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021, with t
  • IRS sent $1.4 billion in stimulus checks to dead people, audit finds

    IRS sent $1.4 billion in stimulus checks to dead people, audit finds
    By Laura Davison and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg
    The federal government’s quick action to issue stimulus payments in the wake of the coronavirus crisis led to more than a billion dollars of fraudulent payments, while slow action to address the health risks might have worsened the outbreak, according to a report by a government watchdog.
    “In emergency situations, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, it is understandable, and appropriate, for agencies to want to get funds out the door quickly,&
  • GAO: Insufficient testing data hurt COVID-19 tracking efforts

    GAO: Insufficient testing data hurt COVID-19 tracking efforts
    By Laura Davison and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg
    The federal government’s quick action to issue stimulus payments in the wake of the coronavirus crisis led to more than a billion dollars of fraudulent payments, while slow action to address the health risks might have worsened the outbreak, according to a report by a government watchdog.
    “In emergency situations, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, it is understandable, and appropriate, for agencies to want to get funds out the door quickly,&
  • U.S. virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack

    U.S. virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack
    By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH
    NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday at more than 34,000, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis.
    While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming b
  • U.S. virus cases continue to rise at near-record rate

    U.S. virus cases continue to rise at near-record rate
    By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH
    NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis.
    While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back positive for the
  • Spring wrap-up Q&A: University tennis coach would like to play Harvard-Westlake again for CIF title

    Spring wrap-up Q&A: University tennis coach would like to play Harvard-Westlake again for CIF title
    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.
    John Kessler, University tennis
    Q: How are you adapting to being home every day during the spring?
    A: For myself, I have been continuing Distance Learning for my classes at University High and been using this time to recover
  • Disneyland and Disney World to remake Splash Mountain with ‘Princess and the Frog’ theme

    Disneyland and Disney World to remake Splash Mountain with ‘Princess and the Frog’ theme
    Disney will update the Splash Mountain rides in the United States with a new “Princess and the Frog” theme following an online debate about the undertones inherent in the current backstory based on the controversial 1940s Disney movie “Song of the South.”
    The Splash Mountain log flume rides at Disneyland in Anaheim and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida will be transformed with a new theme based on the 2009 “Princess and the Frog” animated movie
  • U.S. GDP fell at 5.0% rate in first quarter; worse is likely on the way

    U.S. GDP fell at 5.0% rate in first quarter; worse is likely on the way
    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at a 5.0% rate in the first quarter with a much worse decline expected in the current three-month economic period, which will show what happened when the pandemic began spread across the U.S.
    The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the decline in the gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, in the January-March quarter was unchanged from the estimate made a month ago.
    The 5% drop was the sharpest quarte
  • Coronavirus: 5 bad signs California is heading the wrong direction

    Coronavirus: 5 bad signs California is heading the wrong direction
    As more people venture out and expand their social circles, the coronavirus pandemic is sending some alarming signals to California about the effects of reopening.
    “Right now it’s looking like things are going in the wrong direction,” said John Swartzberg, an infectious disease expert and professor emeritus at UC Berkeley.
    Here are five signs why, experts say.
    1. Soaring case counts
    This is the big one. On Monday and Tuesday, the number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in Cal
  • Spring wrap-up Q&A: Marina swimming coach regrets getting caught up in the wins and losses

    Spring wrap-up Q&A: Marina swimming coach regrets getting caught up in the wins and losses
    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.
    Stephen Wight, Marina swimming
    Q: How are you adapting to being home every day during the spring?
    A: It is definitely different being at home this time of year. I usually spend 40-50 hours a week on the pool deck, so it has
  • Supreme Court rules for Trump administration in deportation case

    Supreme Court rules for Trump administration in deportation case
    By MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration can deport some people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge.
    The high court’s 7-2 ruling applies to people who are picked up at or near the border and who fail their initial asylum screenings, making them eligible for quick deportation, or expedited removal.
    The justices ruled in the case of man who said he fled persecution as a member of Sri Lanka’s
  • Grow beautiful plants in tight spaces using aeroponics

    Grow beautiful plants in tight spaces using aeroponics
    Whether your interest in growing plants centers on food, beauty, or fragrance, you can bring all of them into your life by using water as your growing medium.
    At the outset, I must express appreciation to Patti Hugh of Huntington Beach for emailing me about her Tower Garden. It introduces a whole new avenue for growing plants.  Those whose only area for growing is a sunny patio or balcony can still grow crops and have plenty of space to sit and admire them as the base of the tower only cove
  • Coronavirus: Another grim milestone for California as concerning metrics continue to rise

    Coronavirus: Another grim milestone for California as concerning metrics continue to rise
    After a third straight day of new cases exceeding anything seen before this week, California is now home to the country’s top coronavirus hotspot — by total cases, at least.
    Los Angeles County, population 10 million, reported another 1,228 positive tests Wednesday, pushing it past Cook County, Ill., for the most in the nation, according to Johns Hopkins University. The 89,490 confirmed cases in LA County make up nearly half of California’s 195,424 total cases, which rose Wednes
  • How to create home design solutions to address the challenges of a pandemic

    How to create home design solutions to address the challenges of a pandemic
    Susie Moon and Dillon Chi are fifth-term interactive design students at Pasadena’s ArtCenter College of Design and both have a passion for developing systems that can improve people’s lives.
    And they wanted to take a class related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The goal was to bring together different perspectives to address the varied needs of people during periods of social distancing. That could be anything, from technology that could assist seniors or people with disabilities who live
  • Applications for jobless aid fall to still-high 1.48 million

    Applications for jobless aid fall to still-high 1.48 million
    By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
    WASHINGTON  — The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits declined slightly to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level.
    The steady decline in claims suggests that the job market has begun to slowly heal from the pandemic, which shuttered businesses and sent the unemployment rate up to 14.7% in April, its highest level since the Great Depression. The total
  • ‘Faces of the conquerors’: Trump trip to Rushmore draws fire

    ‘Faces of the conquerors’: Trump trip to Rushmore draws fire
    By STEPHEN GROVES
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people.
    Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit, part of Trump’s “comeback” campaign for a
  • Will Honda Center, Angel Stadium developments be winners for Anaheim?

    Will Honda Center, Angel Stadium developments be winners for Anaheim?
    The owners of Orange County’s two professional sports teams have announced projects that would surround their home turf with shopping and dining, hotels, offices and parks, and it seems nearly everyone can find something to like in the plans.
    But that doesn’t mean no one is wary of what’s expected around Angel Stadium and the Honda Center in the next few years, and ultimately decades: Will traffic and parking be bad? Is there demand for all that office and retail space? When wi
  • Homeland Security serves firearms-related search warrant in Santa Ana

    Homeland Security serves firearms-related search warrant in Santa Ana
    Department of Homeland Security agents came to Santa Ana on Wednesday with an armored vehicle to serve a search warrant, and were not conducting activities related to immigration enforcement, officials said.
    The incident took place at the 1300 block of Center Dr., Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. It was conducted by a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) response team, which is a branch of the DHS but is not affiliated with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE spokeswoman
  • Homeland Security brings armored vehicle to Santa Ana in a firearms case, congressman alarmed

    Homeland Security brings armored vehicle to Santa Ana in a firearms case, congressman alarmed
    Department of Homeland Security agents came to Santa Ana on Wednesday with an armored vehicle to serve a search warrant, and were not conducting activities related to immigration enforcement, officials said.
    Congressman Lou Correa, a Santa Ana Democrat, said on social media “this incident is very concerning and alarming to me.” Correa added, “My office and I are investigating this incident.”Earlier today, DHS's Homeland Security Investigations unit conducted an operation
  • Shooting at Santa Ana cemetery leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

    Shooting at Santa Ana cemetery leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded
    Gunfire rang out during a gathering at a cemetery in Santa Ana, leaving one person dead and another wounded Wednesday, June 24.
    Several people had been assembled near grave sites at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary when some sort of disturbance took place and shots were fired, Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. Authorities were notified at about 6:30 p.m., and encountered two gunshot victims when they arrived at the cemetery.#SantaAnaPD #PublicAdvisory – Police activity at
  • Luke Turner transfers to Santa Margarita from Rancho Christian

    Luke Turner transfers to Santa Margarita from Rancho Christian
    Luke Turner, a 6-foot-6 forward who will be a senior this coming school year, has transferred to Santa Margarita from Rancho Christian of Temecula, Santa Margarita athletic director Sean Zeitler confirmed today.
    Through the 16 games of statistics that Rancho Christian input at MaxPreps.com Turner was the team’s leading 3-point shooter with 27 made 3s. He averaged 10 points and four rebounds through the 16 games.
    Santa Margarita last season finished 13-15 overall and 3-7 in the Trinity Leag
  • Forward Luke Turner transfers to Santa Margarita from Rancho Christian

    Forward Luke Turner transfers to Santa Margarita from Rancho Christian
    Luke Turner, a 6-foot-6 forward who will be a senior this coming school year, has transferred to Santa Margarita from Rancho Christian of Temecula, Santa Margarita athletic director Sean Zeitler confirmed Wednesday.
    Last season, Turner — based on the 16 games of statistics entered at MaxPreps.com — was his team’s leading 3-point shooter with 27 made 3s. He averaged 10 points and four rebounds in those 16 games.
    Santa Margarita last season finished 13-15 overall and 3-7 in the T

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