• Cypress breaks ground on new $13.2 million park

    Cypress breaks ground on new $13.2 million park
    A horse racer may not necessarily be a good horse trader, but in the case of Ed “Doc” Allred and the Los Alamitos Race Course, it helped to make a goodwill gesture in negotiations.
    On Friday, Nov.13, the city of Cypress celebrated the largess of Allred and the track when it broke ground at the location of its newest park, a donated 9-acre parcel at the corner of Lexington Drive and Cerritos Avenue. Construction is slated to be completed by fall 2021.
    “It’s a wonderful opp
  • Angels sign slugging journeyman Scott Schebler to minor-league deal

    Angels sign slugging journeyman Scott Schebler to minor-league deal
    The Angels have signed outfielder Scott Schebler to a minor-league deal, bringing in a player who hit 30 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 2017, a source confirmed Saturday.
    Schebler, 30, has otherwise bounced around throughout parts of six years in the majors, with the Dodgers, Reds and Atlanta Braves. He had just one big league at-bat in 2020, with the Braves. Schebler has a career .239/.318/.442 slash line, for a .760 OPS.
    A left-handed hitter, Schebler could become a candidate to provide som
  • Coronavirus: 806 new cases and 11 new deaths reported in Orange County on Nov. 21

    Coronavirus: 806 new cases and 11 new deaths reported in Orange County on Nov. 21
    The Orange County Health Care Agency provides a daily update of testing results, deaths and other related metrics used to monitor the impact and spread of the coronavirus.
    Here is a snapshot of the information provided Saturday, Nov. 21, on its website:
    New cases reported: 806
    Cumulative cases: 69,1422,439 were skilled nursing facility residents
    584 were inmates in county jails
    255 were homeless peopleNew deaths reported: 11
    Cumulative deaths: 1,551716 were residents of skilled nursing or assist
  • Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo leaving Lakers in free agency

    Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo leaving Lakers in free agency
    The Lakers have turned over nearly their entire backcourt one day into free agency as two more key players announced they won’t return.
    Avery Bradley signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat, which the Associated Press reported would have a second-year team option. Rajon Rondo announced on his Instagram account he would be going elsewhere after two seasons with the Lakers, although that destination was not settled as of midday Saturday.
    Bradley was the only Laker who didn’t travel
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  • Refillable water bottle station to be added at Main Beach to keep plastics out of the ocean

    Refillable water bottle station to be added at Main Beach to keep plastics out of the ocean
    A refillable water station will replace a drinking fountain at Main Beach as part of Laguna Beach’s ongoing effort to reduce single-use plastics from littering beaches and the ocean and ultimately harming marine mammals.
    The water station – planned for a January installation – is thanks to a collaborative effort by the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition and several other community groups who raised $5,000 for the project and presented it to the City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
    It is es
  • Whicker: Rams’ improved defense has quarterbacks on edge

    Whicker: Rams’ improved defense has quarterbacks on edge
    Last Nov. 25, the Rams ran into Lamar Jackson, or would have if they’d caught him.
    The impending MVP had a 139.4 quarterback rating, and Baltimore runners covered 285 yards in a 45-6 spanking on Monday Night Football. Only one thing would have been more embarrassing: Sunday Night Football.
    On Nov. 19, 2018, Pat Mahomes brought his own MVP campaign to Los Angeles. Kansas City’s quarterback completed 36 of 48 passes for 478 yards and six touchdowns. His three interceptions lowered his
  • Tournament of Roses wants to see your video for Jan. 1 TV special

    Tournament of Roses wants to see your video for Jan. 1 TV special
    PASADENA >> The Tournament of Roses is seeking video submissions from fans for its two-hour televised entertainment special that will air on New Year’s Day in place of the annual Rose Parade, which was canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Fans from throughout the world were being asked to send a video featuring their messages and wishes for the upcoming year, organizers said Friday.
    Related linksLarry Wilson: Pasadena’s Rose Parade blooms on in Southern California&
  • Tabby cat Jack would love to cozy up with you

    Tabby cat Jack would love to cozy up with you
    Breed: Tabby cat
    Jack is looking for someone to share a meal and some conversation … and a few snuggles with. (Courtesy of Long Beach Spay and Neuter Foundation)
    Age: 10 years
    Gender: Neutered male
    Jack’s story: Jack is a devilishly good-looking cat looking for a second chance at love. He would be a great companion for someone who likes to curl up under a blanket reading or watching TV. He likes routine and would thrive in a quiet home where he can do as he pleases. He doesn’t
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  • Akita Reece is the sweetest girl

    Akita Reece is the sweetest girl
    Breed: Akita
     
    Age: About 5
    Gender: Spayed female
    Size: About 70 pounds
    Reece’s story: Reece was found along Ortega Highway and taken to Animal Friends of the Valley in Wildomar. There, because she was so sweet, they named her Reece’s Pieces. Now she is just called Reece, but she is the nicest, gentlest, most easy-going dog the rescue has seen in a long time. She likes to play and still acts like a puppy when she does. She’s house-trained and likes to just hang with her pe
  • 4 things to see at South Coast Botanical Garden’s holiday ‘Glow’ light installation

    4 things to see at South Coast Botanical Garden’s holiday ‘Glow’ light installation
    The South Coast Botanic Garden is lighting up a portion of its 87-acre horticultural and wildlife habitat for the holidays.
    But don’t expect a typical holiday display depicting the standards like elves, reindeer and Santa Claus, at the Palos Verdes Peninsula attraction.
    Instead, the garden is going underwater with the help of thousands and thousands of lights all connected with about four miles of wire to illuminate a walk-through art installation called  “Glow” that happe
  • 4 things to see at South Coast Botanic Garden’s holiday ‘Glow’ light installation

    4 things to see at South Coast Botanic Garden’s holiday ‘Glow’ light installation
    The South Coast Botanic Garden is lighting up a portion of its 87-acre horticultural and wildlife habitat for the holidays.
    But don’t expect a typical holiday display depicting the standards like elves, reindeer and Santa Claus, at the Palos Verdes Peninsula attraction.
    Instead, the garden is going underwater with the help of thousands and thousands of lights all connected with about four miles of wire to illuminate a walk-through art installation called  “Glow” that happe
  • Recipe: This soup could change how you feel about celery

    Recipe: This soup could change how you feel about celery
    In the final day between grocery shopping expeditions, my vegetable bins can be close to empty. Among two or three other long-lasting contenders, celery is one of the last holdouts. Although the crunchy character might be the first attribute that comes to mind, celery also adds a refreshing, slightly sweet note to dishes. The root end holds the alluring bunch together, the outer thick ribs sporting feathery leaves. The tender heart rests at its compact core where the stalks are more delicate, th
  • Man arrested, passenger dies after crashing into Santa Ana police car

    Man arrested, passenger dies after crashing into Santa Ana police car
    A passenger died and the driver was arrested after a car struck a Santa Ana police SUV with two officers inside Friday night, Nov. 20, the Santa Ana Police Department said.
    The officers were in some pain, so they were taken to a hospital as a precaution, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
    The crash happened as officers were investigating a report of trespassing at 1300 N. Lowell St. about 10:35 p.m. As officers were preparing to leave, a car traveling eastbound crashed head-on into the patrol car, Bert
  • How Porto’s bake-at-home goodies has kept popular bakery afloat

    How Porto’s bake-at-home goodies has kept popular bakery afloat
    Whenever Porto’s Bakery and Cafe co-owner Betty Porto guest lectures entrepreneurial students at USC, she’s always asked the question, What were some of your biggest challenges?
    The answer, as she tells it, is always the same.
    “There has never been a time where we weren’t in control,” she said, speaking by phone in November after lunch with her 89-year-old dad, Raul Porto Sr. “But next time I go and lecture, I will have something to say, because never before h
  • UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson will miss today’s game against No. 11 ranked Oregon

    UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson will miss today’s game against No. 11 ranked Oregon
    After UCLA boarded a trip for Eugene on Friday, third-year starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson tweeted that he was COVID-19 free, but it appears Thompson-Robinson did not make the trip to face No. 11-ranked Oregon on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN2.I do not have Covid-19.
    — DTR (@DoriansTweets) November 21, 2020On Saturday morning, Thompson-Robinson tweeted his disappointment.
    “I will not have the opportunity to play vs. Oregon today for reasons out of my control,” Th
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts reopens its outdoor plaza for socially distanced entertainment

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts reopens its outdoor plaza for socially distanced entertainment
    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, which houses several performance spaces including the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Hall and the Center for Dance and Innovation & Judy Morr Theater, closed in mind-March in the midst of a Broadway touring production of “A Bronx Tale.”
    The venue has remained shuttered for the duration of the pandemic, but its staff remained vigilant in following any and all updates on city, county and
  • Laguna Beach caps short term rentals at 300, bans new ones in neighborhoods

    Laguna Beach caps short term rentals at 300, bans new ones in neighborhoods
    Laguna Beach officials have crafted rules allowing for new short-term rental lodgings in this seaside town, but only in its commercial and mixed-use areas.
    The new law – which got initial support from the Laguna Beach City Council this week, but needs a second positive vote Dec. 1 to be finalized – caps the city’s total short-term lodging stock at 300 units.
    Presently, there are 117 units already permitted, including 79 in residential zones and 38 in commercial zones.
    The
  • Remembering the joy of an overstuffed house at Thanksgiving

    Remembering the joy of an overstuffed house at Thanksgiving
    “Maybe this piece of art will reach just the right person who needs it today,” Nathan wrote. “Dance alone in your socks…”
    So I did.
    Nathan and I have never met. He is the founder of a global art initiative I am taking part in, and he sent this message to all the participants. His notion of dance as medicine speaks to me.
    On the evening that his email arrived, I was on the rough edges of Thanksgiving thoughts. This would be my first one in my house without my husban
  • Pandemic house pricing: Orange County has nation’s 5th weakest, by this math

    Pandemic house pricing: Orange County has nation’s 5th weakest, by this math
    Have high home prices caught up with Orange County?
    The National Association of Realtors’ review of home prices in the summer quarter in 180 large U.S. markets shows Orange County’s median selling price for a single-family existing home of $910,000 was third-highest among the regions. That was up just 4% from the winter quarter’s pre-coronavirus values. Only four markets had a worse performance in the six-month period: Huntsville, Ala.; two Florida regions, Vero Beach and Naple
  • Why I love this plant in my garden, and why I think you will, too

    Why I love this plant in my garden, and why I think you will, too
    If I had to sum up the Worldwide Exotics experience, I would say: “Incredible plants at incredible prices with a nursery proprietor who is rather incredible herself.” The nursery is officially open to the public on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. only, but proprietor Shelly Jennings works there for at least half the day every day, typically with her co-owner and husband Ken, but without employees. It truly is a mom and pop operation, located at 11157 Orcas Avenue in Sylmar (worldw
  • UCLA football duo invited to compete in Reese’s Senior Bowl

    UCLA football duo invited to compete in Reese’s Senior Bowl
    UCLA defensive linemen Osa Odighizuwa and running back Demetric Felton will compete in the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl, after accepting an invitation.
    The senior bowl is an annual all-star college football exhibition game played in Mobile Alabama on Jan. 30, 2021.
    Odighizuwa had 101 tackles, including 25 for a loss, and nine sacks in 39 career games for the Bruins.Please OFFICIALLY welcome the next accepted invite to the 2021 @Reeses Senior [email protected] Osa Odighizuwa (@Osagoeshard) #The
  • Did you recently move from L.A. to the Inland Empire

    Did you recently move from L.A. to the Inland Empire
    Apartments are filling up in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, driving up rents. At the same time, rents are dropping in Los Angeles County and vacancies are up.
    If you recently moved from L.A. County to the Inland Empire, we want to talk to you to find out why you left L.A. and what drew you to the I.E.
    Was it because of the pandemic? Are you seeking lower rents while working from home? Have the on-and-off closures of restaurants, bars and other amenities killed the attraction of urban liv
  • Irvine’s Concordia University investigating COVID-19 outbreak on campus

    Irvine’s Concordia University investigating COVID-19 outbreak on campus
    Concordia University in Irvine is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak on campus, Ann Ashmon, associate vice president of strategic communications, confirmed Friday, Nov. 20.
    “We are presently evaluating the extent of a campus outbreak revealed through routine testing in our student population prior to the Thanksgiving break,” Ashmon said in an e-mail. “All affected students and employees, the majority of whom are asymptomatic, are presently transitioning into isolation and quaran
  • Clippers, Marcus Morris agree to four-year, $64M deal

    Clippers, Marcus Morris agree to four-year, $64M deal
    The Clippers made sure it would be worth Marcus Morris Sr.’s while to stick around, offering the hard-nosed 31-year-old several years of security, with an appreciative four-year, $64 million contract offer. Morris agreed to the deal, reported initially by ESPN, on Friday, the first day of the NBA’s free agency negotiating window, tweeting out his reaction on Twitter: “Run it back!”
    The Clippers had long coveted Morris before trading for him at the deadline in February.&nb
  • Montrezl Harrell leaves Clippers for Lakers, agreeing to two-year deal

    Montrezl Harrell leaves Clippers for Lakers, agreeing to two-year deal
    In a stunner, Montrezl Harrell – one of the most productive players and biggest personalities from the last few Clippers teams – is headed across the Staples Center hallway.
    The Lakers have agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with Harrell, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and until recently, one of the team’s most vocal rivals. The deal was first reported by ESPN.
    Arguably the biggest splash of the Lakers’ offseason so far, Harrell averaged a career-best 18.6 po
  • Rams’ Kevin O’Connell tries to beat old teammate Tom Brady

    Rams’ Kevin O’Connell tries to beat old teammate Tom Brady
    THOUSAND OAKS — Twelve summers ago, Tom Brady was the thirtysomething quarterback of the New England Patriots and Kevin O’Connell was a rookie quarterback looking over his shoulder.
    Neither could have imagined where they will be Monday night when the Rams face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
    Brady, 43, is still playing, leading the Bucs. O’Connell, 35, is the Rams’ offensive coordinator and quarterback whisperer.
    O’Connell is wiser for what he lea
  • 2 Fairhaven Eichler homes for sale in Orange, seeking $1 million-plus

    2 Fairhaven Eichler homes for sale in Orange, seeking $1 million-plus
    The atrium entry at the Eichler house on South Woodland Street. (Photo by Sterling Reed)
    The open floor plan of the Eichler house on South Woodland Street. (Photo by Sterling Reed)
    A view of the kitchen inside the Eichler home on South Woodland Street. (Photo by Sterling Reed)
    A view of the backyard at the Eichler home on South Woodland Street. (Photo by Sterling Reed)
    A curbside view of the Eichler house on South Woodland Street. (Photo by Sterling Reed)
    A view inside the house on East Fernwood
  • UCLA, UC Riverside test smartphone technology to warn users of coronavirus exposure

    UCLA, UC Riverside test smartphone technology to warn users of coronavirus exposure
    University of California students and staff are working to contain the coronavirus pandemic with their smartphones.
    The California Department of Public Health, Department of Technology and UC are pilot-testing technology that uses smartphones to identify and notify users of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. UC Riverside and UCLA are among the campuses in the trial.
    UC Riverside Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andres Gonzalez, who is overseeing a trial of a coronavirus contact tracing smartph
  • Thanksgiving anything but normal as coronavirus cases surge

    Thanksgiving anything but normal as coronavirus cases surge
    Kate Parent simply did not have the heart to cancel Thanksgiving this year.
    For this Fontana resident, Thanksgiving typically means a whole week with her five siblings and their families, the aroma of homemade rolls, going on long hikes and watching movies together.
    “It’s the most important holiday for my family because it’s the one time of the year we all get together and really spend time with each other,” she said.
    This year, the coronavirus pandemic, which is ripping
  • New York Jets at Chargers: Who has the edge?

    New York Jets at Chargers: Who has the edge?
    NEW YORK JETS (0-9) at CHARGERS (2-7)
    When: 1:05 p.m. Sunday
    Where: SoFi Stadium
    TV/Radio: CBS (Ch. 2); 98.7 FM; 105.5 FM/94.3 FM (Spanish); Sirius 133
    Line: Chargers by 9 ½ points
    Notable injury designations: Chargers: QB Tyrod Taylor (questionable; ribs), LS Cole Mazza (questionable; illness).
    Jets: QB Sam Darnold (doubtful; shoulder), K Sam Ficken (questionable; groin), CB Bless Austin (questionable; neck).
    What’s at stake? Not being the first team to lose to the Jets this season
  • Knott’s Merry Farm: What it’s like to be in a theme park right now

    Knott’s Merry Farm: What it’s like to be in a theme park right now
    Knott’s Berry Farm takes the approach that if it ain’t broke, just add Christmas lights, ornaments and tinsel as the fourth installment of the Buena Park theme park’s successful food festival format gets under way just in time for the winter holidays.
    The Taste of Merry Farm craft beer and food event debuted on Friday, Nov. 20 and will run on select dates through Jan. 3 at Knott’s.
    Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every we
  • Orange County restaurants shut down by health inspectors (Nov. 12-20)

    Orange County restaurants shut down by health inspectors (Nov. 12-20)
    Restaurants and other food vendors ordered to close and allowed to reopen by Orange County health inspectors from Nov. 12 to Nov. 20:
    College Drive-In, 425 S. State College Blvd., AnaheimClosed: Nov. 19
    Reason: Rodent infestationEl Patio #2, 2662 W. Lincoln Ave., AnaheimClosed: Nov. 18
    Reason: Insufficient hot water
    Reopened: Nov. 18Chavalones, 2751 W. Lincoln Ave., AnaheimClosed: Nov. 18
    Reason: Insufficient hot water
    Reopened: Nov. 18Amber Waves at Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., B
  • Orange County reports most single-day coronavirus cases since July surge

    Orange County reports most single-day coronavirus cases since July surge
    As if portending the gloomy coronavirus pandemic forecast, Orange County recorded 1,169 new COVID-19 cases Friday, Nov. 20, nearly twice the number of cases reported the day before and the largest tally in a single day since the July surge.
    The grim one-day case snapshot punctuated a turbulent week that kicked off Monday with Gov. Gavin Newsom moving most of California, including Orange County, into the strictest level of the state’s four-tier pandemic tracking system.
    On Wednesday, Newsom
  • UCLA football will face tough test at Oregon

    UCLA football will face tough test at Oregon
    While the coronavirus continues to loom around the Pac-12 football conference, UCLA is still on track for its Saturday conference crossover game against No. 11 Oregon (2-0).
    The Bruins (1-1) were cleared to travel, dodging coronavirus contact tracing concerns, according to Bay Area News Group’s Jon Wilner.
    It is unclear Friday which, if any players, will miss the game as a result of these concerns.
    Chip Kelly, who coached the Ducks from 2009-12 and led them to an appearance in the 2010 nat
  • UCLA at No. 11 Oregon: TV info, scouting report and prediction

    UCLA at No. 11 Oregon: TV info, scouting report and prediction
    UCLA at No. 11 Oregon
    When: 12:30 p.m. PST Saturday
    Where: Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon
    TV/Radio: ESPN 2 / 570 AM
    Records: UCLA (1-1), Oregon (2-0)
    UCLA stats
    QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson: 30-66 completions, 499 passing yards, 7 TDs, 2 INT; 21 carries, 161 rushing yards, 2 TD
    TE Greg Dulcich: 7 recs., 206 yards, 1 TD
    DB Stephan Blaylock: 14 tackles
    DB Quentin Lake: 11 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack
    LB Caleb Johnson: 9 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT
    UCLA injury report: OUT: DE Myles Jackson (pat
  • Fountain Valley helps start 50-unit affordable apartment project

    Fountain Valley helps start 50-unit affordable apartment project
    Renting in Orange County soon will be a little more attainable for a few people who earn low or moderate incomes.
    Construction on a 50-unit affordable housing complex in Fountain Valley will get underway next month. Located on Harbor Boulevard just east of Mile Square Park, the project is slated for completion in early 2022.
    “It’s an opportunity for people working in Orange County whose incomes are below the median – such as newly hired teachers and police officers – to l
  • Corky’s list for holiday shopping

    Corky’s list for holiday shopping
    Yes kiddies, it’s that time of year again when many of you are banging your heads against the wall, or some other hard surface, trying to figure out what gift to give a certain surfer in your life.
    This pertains to those of you who do not surf yourselves, so you really have no idea of what the perfect and desired present might be.  Bang no longer, for I have come to save the day.
    Yep, this is my annual list of great suggestions of what you need to bring that big happy smile and, &ldqu
  • Clippers retain veteran Patrick Patterson to begin free agency

    Clippers retain veteran Patrick Patterson to begin free agency
    About an hour after NBA free agency started on Friday, word came that the Clippers agreed to re-sign one of their forwards from last season. No, not Montrezl Harrell, Marcus Morris Sr. or JaMychal Green, not yet – but veteran reserve Patrick Patterson.
    As first reported by ESPN and confirmed by a league source, Patterson, 31, agreed to a one-year deal to return to the team for which he proved a steady presence despite a wildly fluctuating role last season, his first with the team.
    The 6-fo
  • 1,000 former and current Disney employees gifted turkeys and food boxes for Thanksgiving

    1,000 former and current Disney employees gifted turkeys and food boxes for Thanksgiving
    Just a few blocks from the Happiest Place on Earth, in a now-empty employee parking lot, about a 1,000 former and current cast members – Disney speak for employees – were gifted on Friday with large turkeys and boxes of produce for Thanksgiving.
    Orange County nonprofit Power of One Foundation provided the food and logistics after getting a request for help from Desi D’amani, a recently laid-off Disney performer.
    Renata Mehl gives a thumbs up to people as they pick up food and a
  • Dodgers add four to 40-man roster in advance of Rule 5 draft

    Dodgers add four to 40-man roster in advance of Rule 5 draft
    LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers added four minor-leaguers to their 40-man roster before Friday’s deadline, protecting them from next month’s Rule 5 draft.
    The group included right-handed pitchers Edwin Uceta, Gerardo Carrillo and Andre Jackson as well as outfielder Zach Reks. The moves mean the Dodgers currently have 36 players on their 40-man roster.
    Reks, 27, is the most advanced of the four prospects. A 10th-round draft pick out of the University of Kentucky in 2017, Reks has hit
  • Art of growing old reflected in annual photo exhibit

    Art of growing old reflected in annual photo exhibit
    Perhaps more than in any of its previous iterations, this year’s Aging As Art photo exhibit is a welcome observation and appreciation of growing old.
    This is the fourth year for the project sponsored by the Council on Aging – Southern California. And, as with almost every aspect of life in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic looms over it like a specter.
    The story of aging during a pandemic isn’t told only in the particular photos (among a total of 90 portraits, all of older people)
  • Report: Lakers, veteran wing Wesley Matthews agree to deal

    Report: Lakers, veteran wing Wesley Matthews agree to deal
    With one of their wings traded away and another two on the free agent market, the Lakers quickly moved at the start of free agency to shore up their depth.
    The Athletic was first to report that the Lakers have agreed to terms with Wesley Matthews, a 34-year-old, 6-foot-4 wing who most recently was a starter for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Texas native and 11-year-veteran aims to help the Lakers return to the NBA Finals this coming season.
    Matthews is expected to be signed for $3.6 million for the c
  • Catalina Yachts founder Frank Butler dies at 92

    Catalina Yachts founder Frank Butler dies at 92
    By Jo Murray,
    Contributing writer
    Frank Willis Butler, president and CEO of Catalina Yachts who helped transform Long Beach’s Congressional Cup into one of the world’s premier sailing competitions, died this week from unexpected complications from a recent illness. He was 92.
    Butler, who founded Catalina Yachts in 1969, died Sunday, Nov. 15, at Westlake Village, his company said in statement.
    Catalina Yachts, now headquartered in Florida but with offices in Woodland Hills, has grown
  • Orange County’s six new state and federal representatives begin transition to their new roles

    Orange County’s six new state and federal representatives begin transition to their new roles
    They need to find part-time housing in new cities. They have offices to open and staff members to hire. Some have full-time jobs to quit.
    Orange County just voted to send two new congress members to Washington, D.C. and four new state legislators to Sacramento. While these six new representatives won’t officially start work until their legislative sessions reconvene in January, all are already transitioning to their new roles.
    “The last week has been like drinking from a fire hose,&r
  • Pandemic road conditions lead to deadly traffic-related collisions

    Pandemic road conditions lead to deadly traffic-related collisions
    On July 8, Bibiana Diaz was riding her bicycle in South Los Angeles with her three younger siblings and her step-father, Jorge Guerra, who was leading the way.
    She heard a loud crash. Then screams. A motorist had plowed into Guerra, sending him flying through the air. He died a week later of a severe brain injury.
    “I wish I wouldn’t have to be up here speaking up for a loved one that I lost,” she told the media on Sunday, Nov. 15, Worldwide Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic V
  • Festival Pass: Get ready for drive-in concerts with some very beachy vibes

    Festival Pass: Get ready for drive-in concerts with some very beachy vibes
    Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now.Wynonna Judd, Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, RaeLynn.
    That sounds like a Stagecoach lineup, right? While I think I’ve seen those artists perform out in Indio over the years, they’re actually all cast members of “A Nashville Christmas Carol,” which premieres on the Hallmark Channel this weekend.
    Here’s the thing — I LOVE Hallm
  • Coronavirus: 1,169 new cases, 3 new deaths reported in Orange County on Nov. 20

    Coronavirus: 1,169 new cases, 3 new deaths reported in Orange County on Nov. 20
    The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 1,169 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, Nov. 20, a single day level not seen since the summer.
    That increases the cumulative total in the county to 68,336 cases since tracking began. An estimated 6,593 cases have been recorded in the last 14 days.
    Three new deaths were reported by the county on Friday, raising the total number of reported deaths to 1,540.
    Of the cumulative 1,540 deaths reported from the virus, 588 were skilled nursing facility
  • O.C. bird lovers’ big annual field tally cancelled because of coronavirus

    O.C. bird lovers’ big annual field tally cancelled because of coronavirus
    It’s been the event of the year for Orange County bird lovers since 1955.
    The Sea & Sage Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count typically attracts more than 200 avid fans of feathered species, who gather with their binoculars over the course of three weekends to document the county’s ornithological glory.
    It’s a become a holiday tradition, a time to indulge in the avian hobby with fellow birders, to see old friends, and then to gather for a post-count dinner celebrati
  • Latest victim of COVID: O.C. bird lovers’ big annual field tally

    Latest victim of COVID: O.C. bird lovers’ big annual field tally
    It’s been the event of the year for Orange County bird lovers since 1955.
    The Sea & Sage Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count typically attracts more than 200 avid fans of feathered species, who gather with their binoculars over the course of three weekends to document the county’s ornithological glory.
    It’s a become a holiday tradition, a time to indulge in the avian hobby with fellow birders, to see old friends, and then to gather for a post-count dinner celebrati

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