• 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
  • Trump slams governors as ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests

    Trump slams governors as ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests
    By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALAN SUDERMAN
    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump on Monday derided the nation’s governors as “weak” and demanded tougher crackdowns on protesters in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities.
    Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference with law enforcement and national security officials, telling the local leaders they “have to get much tougher” amid nationwide protests and
  • Al Dia’s ‘A Border Emergency’ newscast wins CSUF’s first student Emmy

    Al Dia’s ‘A Border Emergency’ newscast wins CSUF’s first student Emmy
    Al Dia, Cal State Fullerton’s student-produced Spanish-language newscast, has achieved a milestone for the university — a student Emmy.
    “A Border Emergency,” a 44-minute news magazine put together by eight students after a four-day trip to Tijuana and San Diego last year, was honored with the top prize for News at the 40th College Television Awards ceremony held virtually Saturday evening amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic and escalating unrest across the U.S. a
  • Man found shot to death in Santa Ana in suspected gang rivalry

    Man found shot to death in Santa Ana in suspected gang rivalry
    A man was found shot multiples times on a sidewalk in Santa Ana Sunday night and pronounced dead at the scene.
    It was just before 11 p.m. when police were called about the shooting at 1600 S. Evergreen St., police said Monday. That area is home to several multi-unit complexes.
    The victim’s name had not been released yet, pending family notification.
    Investigators suspect the shooting was the result of a gang rivalry, police said. They asked that anyone with information about the incident t
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  • Kitchen pros say these are the tools and tips you need at home

    Kitchen pros say these are the tools and tips you need at home
    If you’ve settled in at home with plenty of groceries and a plan to cook more often amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone — pop on Instagram and you’ll see plenty of photos of home cooked meals, snacks and fresh baked bread.
    But what if you’re not the most experienced of cooks? If you’re wondering what tools you need most, or even just where to start, we’ve rounded up some advice from some Southern California kitchen store owners and empl
  • Spring wrap-up Q&A: Mater Dei boys swimming coach hopes this spring will give everyone ‘a new outlook on everything’

    Spring wrap-up Q&A: Mater Dei boys swimming coach hopes this spring will give everyone ‘a new outlook on everything’
    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.
    Ken Dory, Mater Dei boys swimming coach
    Q: How are you adapting to being home every day during the spring?
    A: I’ve done more reading this spring than I have in my entire life. I love it! I’ve also been on track w
  • Disneyland surveys passholders about masks, temperature checks and health questionnaires

    Disneyland surveys passholders about masks, temperature checks and health questionnaires
    Disneyland has begun surveying annual passholders about their feelings and opinions on potential COVID-19 health and safety protocols as the Anaheim theme park prepares to reopen following an extended coronavirus closure.
    Disneyland passholders were asked a series of survey questions about face masks, temperature checks at park entrances and pre-arrival health questionnaires, according to MiceChat.
    Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at S
  • Status Update: Stater Bros. opens new store Wednesday in Ladera Ranch

    Status Update: Stater Bros. opens new store Wednesday in Ladera Ranch
    Stater Bros. Markets is opening its first supermarket in Ladera Ranch, its 30th in Orange County, in a former Gelson’s Market at 25636 Crown Valley Parkway.
    The store opens at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. Hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays reserved for senior shoppers only.
    The new store will be led by store manager Maurice Saavedra who has worked with Stater Bros. for nearly 17 years, the company said.
    The 48,000-square-foot supermarket will
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  • Status Update: Stater Bros. opens new store June 3 in Ladera Ranch

    Status Update: Stater Bros. opens new store June 3 in Ladera Ranch
    Stater Bros. Markets is opening its first supermarket in Ladera Ranch, its 30th in Orange County, in a former Gelson’s Market at 25636 Crown Valley Parkway.
    The store opens at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. Hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays reserved for senior shoppers only.
    The new store will be led by store manager Maurice Saavedra who has worked with Stater Bros. for nearly 17 years, the company said.
    The 48,000-square-foot supermarket will
  • 2,000 Marines from Southern California deploy to the Middle East as crisis response force

    2,000 Marines from Southern California deploy to the Middle East as crisis response force
    Units from Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Expeditionary Force have deployed to the Middle East, base officials announced on Monday, June 1.
    Four elements of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are now in Kuwait and will operate under U.S. Central Command, which oversee U.S. military in the Middle East. They will operate as a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response-Central Command.
    U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Justice Greene, a team leader with Crisis Response Company, Sp
  • Coronavirus may cost Moreno Valley $20 million over two years in expenses and lost revenue

    Coronavirus may cost Moreno Valley $20 million over two years in expenses and lost revenue
    The best case scenario for Moreno Valley, city officials say, is the loss of more than $9 million this fiscal year due to the coronavirus pandemic — and almost $10 million next year.
    The city’s third quarter financial summary, included in agenda materials for the Tuesday, June 2, Moreno Valley City Council meeting, shows that officials expect to lose about $9.3 million due to increased expenses and lost revenue this fiscal year, which ends June 30. And for next fiscal year, whic
  • Census field offices begin to reopen, aim to close the gap in lagging 2020 U.S. count

    Census field offices begin to reopen, aim to close the gap in lagging 2020 U.S. count
    Firefighter paramedics move a woman from a Toyota Prius to an ambulance where three people were injured Tuesday morning in a two-car traffic collision near UCI Medical Center in Orange. Tyler Shelgren competes in the overhead medley at the California Strongest Man Competition in Huntington Beach Saturday.SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds In this image taken from video provided by Anadolu Agency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media Saturday in Istanbul. Erdogan said t
  • Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

    Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged
    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER
    WASHINGTON — Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.
    Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican close to the White House who was not authorized to publicly discuss private matters and spok
  • Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

    Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night
    By ASHRAF KHALIL, AARON MORRISON and TIM SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House.
    City and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews and shut down mass transit systems to slow protesters’ movements,
  • Report: MLB players offer 114-game season, but no new concessions on salary

    Report: MLB players offer 114-game season, but no new concessions on salary
    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and  commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season.
    Players proposed a 114-game regular season Sunday, up from 82 in management’s offer, a person familiar with the plan told The Associated Press. Done that way, the World Series could extend past Thanksgiving.
  • South Coast Plaza won’t reopen Monday, as Costa Mesa goes to curfew

    South Coast Plaza won’t reopen Monday, as Costa Mesa goes to curfew
    Sometimes violent protests over the killing of a Minneapolis man at the hands of police forced the giant South Coast Plaza retail center to postpone its Monday, June 1 reopening from the coronavirus lockdown.
    “We are saddened by the recent events in our country and care deeply for the safety and well-being of our entire community,” the Costa Mesa mall’s website said. “Our June 1 reopening has been postponed and a new date will be announced soon.”
    The mall would not
  • NBA voices continue to swell in support of protests for George Floyd

    NBA voices continue to swell in support of protests for George Floyd
    Amid a crowd of thousands making their way down an Atlanta street on Saturday afternoon, Jaylen Brown might’ve looked relatively anonymous among the masked crowd in his hometown.
    But the Celtics forward wasn’t anonymous or innocuous as he rallied protesters to a memorial dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., and helped lead the march.
    Internet video showed Brown holding a sign that read “I CAN’T BREATHE.” It’s a sentiment being shared around the NBA, from playe
  • Peaceful protests, looting, arrests grow across Southern California in wake of George Floyd killing

    Peaceful protests, looting, arrests grow across Southern California in wake of George Floyd killing
    Wide-spread looting occurs in stores off Broadway as police attempt to clear a sit-in protest for the killing of George Floyd on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
    (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)
    Protesters outside Los Angeles City Hall, Sunday, May 31, 2020 in response to George Floyd’s death. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsProtesters and counter-protesters clashed near the Huntington Beach
  • Small Laguna Beach demonstration opposes racism, marks death of George Floyd

    Small Laguna Beach demonstration opposes racism, marks death of George Floyd
    A small demonstration was held in Laguna Beach on Sunday to mark the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd.
    A little more than a dozen protesters gathered in front of Main Beach Park in Laguna Beach.
    No police were present and a constant stream of drivers honked their support.
    Olando Edie, who held a sign reading “This is where we are but this isn’t where we’ll be,” said he was heartened by the reaction of beachgoers.
    “It’s reassuring man, for the future,&rdquo
  • Laguna Beach demonstration opposes racism, marks death of George Floyd

    Laguna Beach demonstration opposes racism, marks death of George Floyd
    A small demonstration was held in Laguna Beach on Sunday to mark the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd.
    A group of protesters gathered in front of Main Beach Park in Laguna Beach.
    No police were present and a constant stream of drivers honked their support.
    Olando Edie, who held a sign reading “This is where we are but this isn’t where we’ll be,” said he was heartened by the reaction of beachgoers.
    “It’s reassuring man, for the future,” Edie said. &ld
  • Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies

    Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies
    By LINDSEY BAHR
    NEW YORK (AP) — Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84.
    His death was announced on Twitter and the artist’s web page. No cause was given.
    Along with late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists’ careers were defined by their ambitious art projects that quickly disappeared soon after they were erectedthat andoften involved wrapping large structures in fabric. In 2005, he installed more than 7,500 saffron-
  • Hundreds protest George Floyd’s death for a second night in Santa Ana

    Hundreds protest George Floyd’s death for a second night in Santa Ana
    As demonstrations in Huntington Beach, San Clemente and elsewhere seemed to be winding down, protesters in two groups held what started as peaceful gatherings in Santa Ana Sunday evening, a few hours before a 10 p.m. curfew was to go into effect citywide.
    A smaller group, which Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna estimated to be about 100 people, stood outside the Old Orange County Courthouse holding signs that read “I can’t breathe” and chanting, “No justice, no peace
  • Hundreds protest George Floyd’s death ahead of evening curfew in Santa Ana

    Hundreds protest George Floyd’s death ahead of evening curfew in Santa Ana
    As demonstrations in Huntington Beach, San Clemente and elsewhere seemed to be winding down, protesters in two groups held peaceful gatherings in Santa Ana Sunday evening, a few hours before a 10 p.m. curfew was to go into effect citywide.
    A smaller group, which Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna estimated to be about 100 people, stood outside the Old Orange County Courthouse holding signs that read “I can’t breathe” and chanting, “No justice, no peace.”
    Protest
  • Black Lives Matter protest to decry George Floyd’s death held in Irvine

    Black Lives Matter protest to decry George Floyd’s death held in Irvine
    Dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Irvine on Sunday afternoon.
    In the mid-afternoon, a crowd of several dozen stood on the corner of Alton Parkway and Harvard Avenue, next to Irvine City Hall and the Irvine Police Department, as a steady stream of drivers honked as they passed by.
    Just before 4 p.m., most of the demonstrators walked up the entryway to the Civic Center, stopping by the parking lot, which was blocked off by yellow caution tape. A row of officers wearing helmets wi
  • Black Lives Matter protest in Irvine is peaceful

    Black Lives Matter protest in Irvine is peaceful
    Dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Irvine on Sunday afternoon in a peaceful demonstration.
    In the mid-afternoon, a crowd of several dozen stood on the corner of Alton Parkway and Harvard Avenue, next to Irvine City Hall and the Irvine Police Department, as a steady stream of drivers honked as they passed by.
    Just before 4 p.m., most of the demonstrators walked up the entryway to the Civic Center, stopping by the parking lot, which was blocked off by yellow caution tape. A row of
  • Bob Baffert’s Fighting Mad wins easily in Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita

    Bob Baffert’s Fighting Mad wins easily in Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita
    ARCADIA — Fighting Mad, a 10-1 longshot, and jockey Abel Cedillo played catch us if you can Sunday at Santa Anita, and the other four horses were no match for the 4-year-old New Year’s Day filly in the $200,000 Grade II Santa Maria Stakes.
    It’s not often, at least locally, that bettors get a Bob Baffert trainee at double-digit odds, but two of the better fillies on the grounds, Ce Ce and Hard Not to Love, were among the five-horse lineup and, on paper, appeared to be standouts.
  • LA County orders curfew in wake of George Floyd protests

    LA County orders curfew in wake of George Floyd protests
    A curfew has been put into place for Sunday night, May 31, for all of Los Angeles County.
    The curfew, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday, June 1, has been ordered following days of violent protests in LA and throughout the country, sparked by the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.
    “Residents should remain in their homes and only go out to seek medical care or to go to an essential job,” Supervisor Janice Hahn tweeted Sunday afternoon.
    Many cities through LA Count
  • CORONAVIRUS: Orange County reports 162 new cases and 1 death as of May 31

    CORONAVIRUS: Orange County reports 162 new cases and 1 death as of May 31
    The Orange County Health Care Agency reported another 162 people have tested positive for the virus as of Sunday, May 31. The total cases reported in the county since the start of testing in March is 6,261.
    One more death has been attributed to the coronavirus, making the total number of people in the county who have died 147.
    The county has also started releasing an estimate for the number of recoveries from the virus, which was about 2,548 as of Sunday.
    With 24 of 25 hospitals reporting, there
  • Titan scholar-athlete Bibee at a crossroads

    Titan scholar-athlete Bibee at a crossroads
    By Bill Sheehan
    It’s been a challenging spring for Tanner Bibee.
    The Cal State Fullerton pitcher was having a career year when the coronavirus pandemic abruptly ended the 2020 college baseball season. Bibee, a junior, had a 2.73 ERA in 29 2/3 innings with 33 strikeouts and just five walks.
    Like other students, he’s gotten used to taking classes remotely. And he’s been working out daily to stay in baseball shape as he prepares for the Major League amateur draft.
    In a cost-cuttin
  • Lights, camera, novel: Janelle Brown’s Pretty Things goes Hollywood

    Lights, camera, novel: Janelle Brown’s Pretty Things goes Hollywood
    L.A.-based novelist Janelle Brown is no stranger to that gold standard of literary success, The New York Times bestseller list. Each of her novels – “Watch Me Disappear,” “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” and “This is Where We Live” – earned a spot on the list. Her new novel “Pretty Things,” a story of two wildly different women – one a grifter, the other an heiress – who are brought together by the scam of a lifetime, mad

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