• A few stories of military medical personel that gave their lives saving others

    A few stories of military medical personel that gave their lives saving others
    Memorial Day is Monday, and because we owe a lot to medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought we would honor a few medics and corpsmen who sacrificed their lives while trying to save others on battlefields.
    Navy corpsman and Army medical personnel have been around since the Revolutionary War. The combat medic was established during World War II. Prior to that, enlisted medical personnel served as hospital stewards.
    The survival rate of soldiers wounded during World War II wa
  • Cooler temperatures on the way for Southern California as weekend nears

    Cooler temperatures on the way for Southern California as weekend nears
    The heat wave is here now, but it’s not going to last, meteorologists said Wednesday.
    The hot temperatures, mostly impacting inland areas, were expected to continue through Thursday, May 28, and slowly cool down by the weekend.
    “There will be a little bit of cooling (on Thursday),” said Brandt Maxwell, a National Weather Service meteorologist, “but the bigger cooling will be Friday and Saturday.”
    Parts of the Inland Empire and inland Orange County were significantly
  • Santa Ana voters silence needed truth-teller on city council

    Santa Ana voters silence needed truth-teller on city council
    In an editorial earlier this year, this Editorial Board depicted the police-union-funded effort to recall Santa Ana Councilmember Cecilia Iglesias as a means to silence the council’s most-prominent “truth-teller.” Sadly, voters – according to unofficial results in the recent low-turnout, mail-in election – appear to have ousted Iglesias and replaced her with a likely union ally.
    As a result, Santa Ana residents will be hearing a lot less straight talk about the stat
  • Light shows, special gifts, streets of cheers: Orange County is making sure graduating seniors feel special

    Light shows, special gifts, streets of cheers: Orange County is making sure graduating seniors feel special
    With the absence of traditional graduation ceremonies, communities across Orange County are looking for innovative ways to celebrate the Class of 2020.
    Hundreds Los Alamitos High School graduates drive through Rossmoor in a car parade through the neighborhood unincorporated Orange County, CA, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The Graduation Celebration Parade was organized by The Rossmoor Homeowner’s Association and twisted its way past four elementary schools.(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange Cou
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  • Masks and testing are key to public health in OC: Steve Goldstein and Clayton Chau

    Masks and testing are key to public health in OC: Steve Goldstein and Clayton Chau
    In mid-May, the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) announced a critical partnership in the fight to control the spread of COVID-19. Together we are implementing a population-based study that will assess the prevalence of this virus through the testing of a representative sample of people across Orange County, which, with 3.2 million people, is one of the largest counties in the nation.
    As part of this study, we will also follow smaller groups
  • OC Streetcar project keeps on rolling, now with a $45 million contract for operator

    OC Streetcar project keeps on rolling, now with a $45 million contract for operator
    The Orange County Transportation Authority has awarded a $45 million contract for the maintenance and operation of the OC Streetcar.
    Scheduled to get rolling in 2022, the OC Streetcar will run on a 4.1-mile route through Santa Ana and Garden Grove.
    Its debut is on schedule despite widespread upheaval wreaked by the coronavirus. In fact, the project is zipping along a few weeks ahead of schedule because of the coronavirus.
    With many businesses in the area closed, more work could be done during da
  • U.S. judge orders Orange County sheriff to better protect jail inmates from coronavirus

    U.S. judge orders Orange County sheriff to better protect jail inmates from coronavirus
    Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes has been inconsistent in following federal guidelines to protect jail inmates from the coronavirus, according to a judge who ordered the sheriff  this week to tighten his procedures.
    U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal, granting a court order Tuesday sought by the ACLU Southern California, ruled the Sheriff’s Department must do a better job of following social distancing in the county’s four jails and must supply inmates with enough sanitizer to
  • Coronavirus state tracker: California tops 100,000 cases as of May 27

    Coronavirus state tracker: California tops 100,000 cases as of May 27
    California has 100,370 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, May 27, according to totals reported by county public health department websites.
    The official count is likely to increase as Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties report in with their numbers. As of Tuesday, Los Angeles County accounted for nearly half the states cases (47,822) and deaths (2,143).Related Articles U.S. deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone Coronavirus: Nearly 110,000 tested, five new d
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  • U.S. deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone

    U.S. deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 milestone
    By CARLA K. JOHNSON, SUSAN HAIGH and LISA MARIE PANE
    HARTFORD, Conn. — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths.
    That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korea wars combined.
    “It is a grim milestone,” said Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation
  • ‘Rodham’ author Curtis Sittenfeld reveals the secrets of her fictional Hillary Clinton

    ‘Rodham’ author Curtis Sittenfeld reveals the secrets of her fictional Hillary Clinton
    The premise of “Rodham,” Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel, is remarkably simple: What if Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton.
    In the book, Sittenfeld explores an array of topics as complex as the real Hillary. From its unique, counterfactual perspective, Rodham reexamines the themes behind many Clinton-related conversations over the past decades, everything from personal and political sexual dynamics to media coverage of women in politics.
    The book includes a head-spinning m
  • BLACKBALLED documentary shows Sterling saga through the eyes of Clippers players and coaches

    BLACKBALLED documentary shows Sterling saga through the eyes of Clippers players and coaches
    Little about the process of excommunicating Donald Sterling from the NBA was pleasant: from the release of tapes that revealed the depths of his discriminatory views, to the blanketing media coverage of the fallout, to the bitter maneuverings as he tried to maintain a grip on the Los Angeles Clippers.
    But in the end, Chris Paul saw it as a “turning point” for the league’s players, who throughout their history have often found their own views and political stances held in check.
  • LA city attorney accuses Orange County company of selling fake coronavirus tests

    LA city attorney accuses Orange County company of selling fake coronavirus tests
    The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is accusing a Huntington Beach-based business of falsely touting home-testing kits the company claimed could determine if someone has the coronavirus and citing non-existent approvals from government agencies for its products.
    The city attorney’s office, as part of a civil lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, is seeking to bar the Wellness Matrix Group from selling its at-home tests and disinfectant products, and is ask
  • Coronavirus: Nearly 110,000 tested, five new deaths as of May 27

    Coronavirus: Nearly 110,000 tested, five new deaths as of May 27
    The Orange County Health Care Agency reported another 116 people have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Wednesday, May 27.
    The total cases reported in the county since the start of testing in March is 5,646.
    The county has also started releasing an estimate for the number of recoveries from the virus, which is 2,090, up from 1,995 on Tuesday.
    The estimate of recovered cases was made by taking the difference between the prior 28-day cumulative case count – figuring most people recov
  • NHL return plan leaves Ducks, Kings out, but could still involve LA

    NHL return plan leaves Ducks, Kings out, but could still involve LA
    While the NHL made long strides toward a return to play, the Kings and Ducks will still be running in place for the foreseeable future.
    Over the Memorial Day weekend, the league accelerated its pace toward a return to the ice following its shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, the NHL Players Association voted to further discussion of a plan for a 24-team playoff to be completed during what would usually be the offseason.  Gary Bettman laid out some details Tuesday regarding a poten
  • UCLA guard Johnny Juzang granted immediate eligibility after transfer from Kentucky

    UCLA guard Johnny Juzang granted immediate eligibility after transfer from Kentucky
    UCLA’s big off-season acquisition won’t have to wait a year to suit up at Pauley Pavilion.
    Sophomore guard Johnny Juzang has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, a team spokesperson said on Wednesday. Juzang, who transferred from Kentucky this off-season, will be able to play for UCLA in 2020-21.
    “We’re very excited that Johnny will be able to play for us next season,” head coach Mick Cronin said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Erin Adkins, o
  • Iconic Huntington Beach Pier reopens to public, but keep moving

    Iconic Huntington Beach Pier reopens to public, but keep moving
    Huntington Beach Pier users can once again peer down at surfers riding waves or get a glimpse at passing whales or dolphins.
    Strollers who have made the 1,850-foot pier part of their daily routine for years can once again spend the morning smelling the salty air or count their steps on the concrete deck, which sticks out like a finger hovering above the ocean.
    The city Tuesday afternoon reopened the pier – one of the longest on the West Coast –  giving beachgoers back a beloved
  • First California theme park targets post-COVID-19 reopening date

    First California theme park targets post-COVID-19 reopening date
    Legoland became the first California theme park to target a post-COVID-19 reopening date as the state moves closer to allowing thrill seekers of every age to once again climb aboard roller coasters, water slides and kiddie rides this summer.
    Legoland California has set a target reopening date of July 1 following an extended coronavirus closure of the Carlsbad kiddie park.
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  • Park Life: California theme parks can reopen in Stage 3 and new details about Disneyland’s DVC tower

    Park Life: California theme parks can reopen in Stage 3 and new details about Disneyland’s DVC tower
    When will Disney, Universal and other California theme parks reopen? How’s the view from the grand villa rooftop balconies in Disneyland’s planned time-share tower? Will fans come back when theme parks reopen? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter.
    Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here.
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  • Laguna Beach bans “bleed-out” rat poison use by city contractors

    Laguna Beach bans “bleed-out” rat poison use by city contractors
    Laguna Beach is banning the use in city parks, buildings and landscaping of a poisonous bait that causes rodents to bleed internally and die.
    The City Council on Tuesday, May 26, unanimously approved the new law that will require city contractors not use the anticoagulant bait and is also urges local businesses to not make the product available and residents not to use it on their private properties.
    The ban for city contractors will go into effect in 30 days.
    “The rats and mice often get
  • Reports: 2 horses trained by Bob Baffert fail drug tests

    Reports: 2 horses trained by Bob Baffert fail drug tests
    By BETH HARRIS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance, according to published reports.
    The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests occurred during the recent meet at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.
    According to the Times, one of the horses to test positive was Charlatan, an undefeated colt considered to be a top contende
  • Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

    Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry
    By David Koenig, The Associated Press
    Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.
    One of the nation’s biggest manufacturers said Wednesday that it will lay off 6,770 U.S. employees this week, and another 5,520 workers are taking buyout offers to leave voluntarily in the coming weeks.
    Boeing had said it would cut 10% of a workforce that numbered about 160,000. A
  • Jalen Ramsey and Cam Akers might make the Rams’ “draft” better than it looks

    Jalen Ramsey and Cam Akers might make the Rams’ “draft” better than it looks
    Cameron Akers did not play for the same Florida State as Jalen Ramsey.
    Ramsey was the effervescent defensive back who helped FSU win the 2013 BCS Championship, then returned to the Rose Bowl to play in the first College Football Playoff semifinal. His quarterback was Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. His blockers blocked and his tackles tackled.
    Akers thought he was signing with that Florida State. It disappeared. Significantly, Akers did not. He stayed for three years, two fulltime coaches
  • California surpasses 100,000 total coronavirus cases

    California surpasses 100,000 total coronavirus cases
    California surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday morning after hitting another one-day record for new cases the previous day.
    As  counties began to report new numbers, the total number of cases statewide surged past 100,000 by about 11 a.m. — less than a month after hitting 50,000 cases on April 30th.
    At 2,283, California’s new COVID-19 case average over the last seven days is the highest rate, far exceeding a May 11 peak when the state averaged 1,878 cases over that sev
  • How to get a free Farmer Boys cheeseburger on Thursday, May 28

    How to get a free Farmer Boys cheeseburger on Thursday, May 28
    Farmer Boy is planning to give away 2,000 Big Cheese burgers to its loyalty club members on Thursday, May 28.
    The occasion is National Hamburger Day.
    The first 2,000 guests who make a purchase and scan their receipts using Farmer Boys’ Very Important Farmer app will receive an offer for a free Big Cheese burger for their next visit, according to a news release from the Riverside-based fast casual chain.
    The Big Cheese has a single beef patty, lettuce, pickle, onion, tomato and thousand isl
  • Tesla cuts Models 3, S and X prices by up to $5,000

    Tesla cuts Models 3, S and X prices by up to $5,000
    If you’ve been sitting on the fence about whether or not to buy a Tesla, the electric carmaker is trying to sway your thoughts by cutting prices on three of its models.
    As of Wednesday, Tesla had taken down the price of its Model 3 by $2,000, to $37,990 for its Standard Range Plus car that delivers 250 miles on a fully-charged battery. Tesla also slashed $5,000 off the sticker prices of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. The Model S Long Range Plus now starts at $74,900 for a version with
  • Tesla cuts car prices by up to $5,000

    Tesla cuts car prices by up to $5,000
    If you’ve been sitting on the fence about whether or not to buy a Tesla, the electric carmaker is trying to sway your thoughts by cutting prices on three of its models.
    As of Wednesday, Tesla had taken down the price of its Model 3 by $2,000, to $37,990 for its Standard Range Plus car that delivers 250 miles on a fully-charged battery. Tesla also slashed $5,000 off the sticker prices of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. The Model S Long Range Plus now starts at $74,900 for a version with
  • Soboba, Cahuilla casinos reopen after temporary coronavirus closures

    Soboba, Cahuilla casinos reopen after temporary coronavirus closures
    Soboba Casino Resort near San Jacinto and the new Cahuilla Casino Hotel near Anza both opened their doors to the public on Wednesday, May 27, after closing in March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
    Both casinos announced their openings on social media, with Soboba announcing it was open shortly before 11 a.m. and with Cahuilla announcing it was open shortly after 11 a.m.
    Soboba has opened its gaming floor, two of its bars and three of its restaurants, but is keeping its hotel closed for no
  • Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

    Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
    By MARK KENNEDY
    NEW YORK  — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.
    Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Kramer’s husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died Wednesday of pneumonia.
    “We have lost a giant of a man who stoo
  • Masks, social distancing, smaller classes on tap for California’s 2020-21 school year

    Masks, social distancing, smaller classes on tap for California’s 2020-21 school year
    The novel coronavirus pandemic will shape what the 2020-21 California public school year looks like, when it begins in a little more than two months.
    “We’ve learned from the experience of (the 1918 flu) pandemic,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during an online press event Wednesday morning, May 27. “We know that we can flatten the curve by doing a few simple things,” like social distancing, hand washing and using face coverings.
  • Masks, social distancing, smaller classes could be on tap for California’s 2020-21 school year

    Masks, social distancing, smaller classes could be on tap for California’s 2020-21 school year
    The novel coronavirus pandemic will shape what the 2020-21 California public school year looks like, when it begins in a little more than two months.
    “We’ve learned from the experience of (the 1918 flu) pandemic,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during an online press event Wednesday morning, May 27. “We know that we can flatten the curve by doing a few simple things,” like social distancing, hand washing and using face coverings.

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