• Heisler: Kobe Bryant and David Stern, twinkling in the All-Star heavens

    Heisler: Kobe Bryant and David Stern, twinkling in the All-Star heavens
    Kobe and David, partners forever …
    Most All-Star Games are only, or barely, that. This one is different, with the NBA honoring David Stern, its former commissioner who had stepped down in 2014 and passed away Jan. 1 at 77, and Kobe Bryant, who died 25 days later at 41.
    Bryant and Stern were longtime partners … the showman and the show … as this event showed.
    Stern’s wizardry turned his All-Star Game into the three-day pageant that all leagues now feature, as surely as
  • Orange County boys athlete of the week: Eli Holiday, Esperanza

    Orange County boys athlete of the week: Eli Holiday, Esperanza
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowThe Orange County boys athlete of the week:
    Name: Eli Holiday
    School: Esperanza
    Sport: Wrestling
    Year: Junior
    Noteworthy: He was lower-weight MVP at the CIF-SS Southern Division Boys Wrestling Championships. Holiday pinned all five of his opponents en route to winning the title at 138 pounds and only two of his opponents took him to the second round. It is his second CIF-SS title, having won his first one as
  • Kings look to gather momentum after exciting win over Colorado

    Kings look to gather momentum after exciting win over Colorado
    While their brief road trip has taken them to snowy places, the Kings can maintain a sunny disposition thanks to some recent success.
    They have won consecutive games for the first time in almost two months, they have scored eight goals in their previous two games and on a national stage they earned their most exciting win of the second half if not the entire season Saturday.
    They defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 behind wing Tyler Toffoli’s hat trick, which included two goals in the fina
  • Decades-long project to fortify San Clemente shoreline gets $505,000 funding boost

    Decades-long project to fortify San Clemente shoreline gets $505,000 funding boost
    A woman sits atop a sand berm as a surfer enters the water just south of the San Clemente Pier in San Clemente as a king tide moves on shore Friday morning, January 10, 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
    A two-decades-long plan to bring more sand to San Clemente’s depleted shoreline has received a $505,000 boost from the federal government.
    “It’s good news,” said Tom Bonigut, public works director for Orange County’s southernmost city. &ldq
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  • Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury heavyweight title bout headlines TV lineup

    Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury heavyweight title bout headlines TV lineup
    BEST BET
    DEONTAY WILDER vs. TYSON FURY
    WBC World heavyweight title fight, Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPN and Fox PPV
    There aren’t many boxing title matchups that warrant a true fan plopping down hard cash for a pay-per-view telecast, but Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are the best we have in the heavyweight division. They lack the artistry and charisma of the boxing greats of old, but they’re both beasts who put on a great show in their first meeting 14 months ago in a 12-round draw.
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  • Khan Saab brings gourmet halal cuisine from the Desi region to downtown Fullerton

    Khan Saab brings gourmet halal cuisine from the Desi region to downtown Fullerton
    It’s a 100% halal menu but not at a Middle Eastern restaurant as you might expect. At Khan Saab the cuisine is from Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
    “I am excited to showcase halal foods in an elevated way and introduce the Fullerton community to the cuisine of the Desi region,” says Chef Imran Ali Mookhi, who has worked at Tantra on Sunset, Tamarind of London in Newport Coast, Dosa, and most recently Tumbi in Santa Monica. He and his sous-chef Mustafa Ansari will prepare butte
  • Southern California rents rising at 5% annual rate, says CPI math

    Southern California rents rising at 5% annual rate, says CPI math
    The cost of renting in Southern California was growing at least 5% a year in January, according to a slice of the local Consumer Price Index.
    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ CPI tracks rental costs by polling consumers vs. other rent measurements that usually come from surveys of major apartment landlords. And the CPI shows lots of financial challenges for local renters.
    In Los Angeles and Orange counties, the cost of renting one’s primary residence grew at a 5% annual rate in J
  • Orange County girls athlete of the week: Tori Lanzone, Villa Park

    Orange County girls athlete of the week: Tori Lanzone, Villa Park
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowThe Orange County girls athlete of the week:
    Name: Tori Lanzone
    School: Villa Park
    Sports: Basketball, soccer
    Year: Senior
    Noteworthy: Lanzone helped the Spartans’ girls soccer team team defeat El Dorado 2-1 and previously-undefeated Pacifica 3-2 to reach the CIF Division 1 quarterfinals. She also scored a team-high 13 points to spark the Spartans’ girls basketball team to a 37-33 victory at Twent
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  • Trump will get Olympic update in LA, part of whirlwind western sweep

    Trump will get Olympic update in LA, part of whirlwind western sweep
    President Donald Trump will be briefed on preparations for the 2028 Olympics and raise millions for his reelection campaign as his three-day, four-state swing to Western states touches down in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
    During this trip, the White House says Trump will stop in for top-dollar fund-raisers in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, discuss Western water supply and delivery issues in Bakersfield and speak at a graduation ceremony for prisoners in Las Vegas. Trump will also host two
  • Ramón Ayala, Brett Eldredge and Stick Figure have been added to Pacific Amphitheatre’s 2020 lineup

    Ramón Ayala, Brett Eldredge and Stick Figure have been added to Pacific Amphitheatre’s 2020 lineup
    OC Fair has announced three more shows for its 2020 Toyota Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa.
    This season, the venue will welcome back Mexican singer-songwriter and noted accordion player Ramón Ayala with Sus Bravos del Norte and Enigma Norteño on July 18 ($37.50-$72.50); country singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge with Lauren Jenkins on July 23 ($47.50-$87.50); and Southern California reggae band Stick Figure with Collie Buddz, The Movement and Iya Terra on
  • Justin Turner lashes out at MLB commissioner over handling of Astros

    Justin Turner lashes out at MLB commissioner over handling of Astros
    GLENDALE >> Cody Bellinger refused to get in a war of words with Carlos Correa. But Justin Turner turned up the heat with a stinging rebuke of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s handling of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.
    “I just think it could have been handled differently and the game would be in a different state right now if it was,” Turner said Monday in the Dodgers’ spring clubhouse. “Listening to the commissioner’s interview yesterday
  • Opinion: California is the place to be — unless you need affordable housing

    Opinion: California is the place to be — unless you need affordable housing
    Loren Kaye, Special to CalMatters
    If you’re looking for a job or a healthy lifestyle, California remains a dream come true.
    Our economy created 3.4 million jobs in the 10 years since the worst of the Great Recession, accounting for one out of every seven new U.S. hires. The nine-county Bay Area would itself be the nation’s richest state, although the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire together would rank 48th among all states in wealth.
    California continues to improve its health ou
  • Mission Viejo High graduate Michael Lopez-Alegria will be in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Mission Viejo High graduate Michael Lopez-Alegria will be in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
    Mission Viejo High graduate Michael Lopez-Alegria will soon become one of just 102 people to be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
    On May 16, Lopez-Alegria, along with astronauts Scott Kelly and Pamela Melroy, will join the ranks of those honored.
    “Being an astronaut is special, and being selected in the group is more special,” said Lopez-Alegria, 61, who now lives in Washington, D.C. “It was a very won
  • Santa Anita consensus picks for Monday Feb. 17

    Santa Anita consensus picks for Monday Feb. 17
    The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Monday Feb. 17 for racing at Santa Anita.
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  • Trump’s budget proposal: more warfare, slightly less welfare

    Trump’s budget proposal: more warfare, slightly less welfare
    Listening to the howls from Democrats and the applause from Republicans, one would think President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget is a radical assault on the welfare state.
    The truth is the budget contains some minor spending cuts, most of which are not even real cuts. Instead they are reductions in the “projected rate of growth.” This is equivalent of saying you are sticking to your diet because you ate five chocolate chip cookies when you wanted to eat ten.
    Presiden
  • Punk in the Park will bring together craft beer and punk rock

    Punk in the Park will bring together craft beer and punk rock
    Orange County’s Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced its inaugural Punk in the Park Beer & Music Festival featuring Pennywise, The Vandals, The Adicts, Lagwagon and more in partnership with KROQ 106.7 FM.
    The event, which will include a dozen-plus bands playing on multiple stages and more than 100 beer tastings from local and regional craft breweries, will take place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado on Saturday, April 25.
    Brew Ha Ha Productions celebrated its 10th anniversary in Septemb
  • Angels’ Mike Trout blasts Astros in wake of cheating scandal

    Angels’ Mike Trout blasts Astros in wake of cheating scandal
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Normally mild-mannered, reserved and easy going, Mike Trout did not hold back when making his first public comments about the Houston Astros on Monday morning.
    “I lost some respect for some guys,” the Angels superstar said before the team’s first full-squad workout of the spring.
    Trout added that he considers himself friends with a few of the Astros players, and a couple of them had even reached out to him over the winter to give their side of the electroni
  • Angels’ Mike Trout blasts Astros in wake of cheat scandal

    Angels’ Mike Trout blasts Astros in wake of cheat scandal
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Normally mild-mannered, reserved and easy going, Mike Trout did not hold back when making his first public comments about the Houston Astros on Monday morning.
    “A lot of guys lost respect for some of those guys,” the Angels superstar said before the team’s first full-squad workout of the spring.
    Trout added that he considers himself friends with a few of the Astros players, and a couple of them had even reached out to him over the winter to give their side
  • Status Update: Drink mimosas, play pickleball, help some kids

    Status Update: Drink mimosas, play pickleball, help some kids
    KidWorks in Santa Ana is inviting women to pick up a paddle and play in its first Women’s Pickleball Tournament to benefit KidWorks Campus Crash, a program that provides low-income students with their first encounter with college.
    What is pickleball, you ask? The sport, first played in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Wash., was invented after a botched game of badminton. The players used a Wiffle ball instead of a shuttlecock, lowered the badminton net and made paddles from plywood.The fundrais
  • Family’s 1929 Ford Model A, full of memories, is still good as new

    Family’s 1929 Ford Model A, full of memories, is still good as new
    In 1955, young Karl Kreutziger Sr. wanted a car so he could end his days taking the bus to high school in Wichita, Kansas.
    Little did he know that the 1929 Ford Model A he found a deal on would also serve as a first car for his son, and then his grandsons, as they drove around Villa Park and Anaheim Hills.
    He certainly didn’t know that nearly 65 years later, he’d be back behind the wheel of that old Model A driving around Oceanside.
    That car, Kreutziger Sr. said, has become a symbol
  • LONG BEACH: Discuten en un callejón en la madrugada, lo matan

    LONG BEACH: Discuten en un callejón en la madrugada, lo matan
    Un hombre de 33 años de Long Beach fue asesinado a tiros durante una discusión con otro hombre en un callejón de East Village alrededor de las 2 a.m.del domingo, dijo la policía.
    La policía de Long Beach respondió a una llamada de disparos en la cuadra 700 de East 6th Street y encontró al hombre que no respondía con múltiples heridas de bala en un callejón detrás de una residencia, dijeron las autoridades. Los investiga
  • Woman on bicycle struck by vehicle in Stanton

    Woman on bicycle struck by vehicle in Stanton
    A woman on a bicycle pulling a cart was struck by a vehicle and injured early Monday in Stanton, authorities said.
    It happened at 1:17 a.m. at Pacific Street and Magnolia Avenue, Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Wayne Rehnelt said. Witnesses told deputies the vehicle left the scene.
    The woman, believed to be about 50 years old, was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening leg injury, he said.
    Witnesses told deputies the vehicle was a sedan and debris left at the scene indicated it might
  • Anaheim mayor faces recall effort

    Anaheim mayor faces recall effort
    After a little more than a year in office, Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu is the target of a recall campaign launched by residents with a laundry list of complaints.
    Since he won an eight-way race in November 2018, critics have bashed Sidhu for his handling of issues such as the Angel Stadium talks, proposed rent control rules and how he runs council meetings. Sidhu previously served two terms on the council, from 20004 to 2012.
    Now a group of residents, including Lupe Ramirez, has begun the process
  • Newsom’s spending more, saving less

    Newsom’s spending more, saving less
    When Jerry Brown returned to the governorship in 2011, he faced what he called a “wall of debt” from years of severe economic recession and deficit-riddled state budgets.
    Accordingly, he made paying off that debt, more than $30 billion, and armoring the budget against future recessions his top priority. Brown persuaded voters to approve what was supposed to be a temporary tax increase, mostly higher income taxes on the affluent, and later a “rainy day fund” that would cus
  • Biden between a rock and a hard place: Political Cartoons

    Biden between a rock and a hard place: Political Cartoons
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    Check out our regular cartoon gallery featuring some of the best cartoonists from around the world, and across the political spectrum, covering current issues and figures.
  • Disney’s new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway weaves 2 stories into 1 ride

    Disney’s new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway weaves 2 stories into 1 ride
    Walt Disney Imagineering has jammed so many historical nods and hidden Easter Eggs into Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway that the creative team behind the new trackless dark ride figured why not toss in a second story line as well.
    “This attraction actually has a B story,” Walt Disney Imagineering’s Kevin Rafferty asked. “First one ever that has a B story in addition to the A story. It’s very clear and it’s very fun.”
    Mickey and Minnie’s R
  • California’s the place to be, unless you’re middle income and need an affordable home

    California’s the place to be, unless you’re middle income and need an affordable home
    If you’re looking for a job or a healthy lifestyle, California remains a dream come true.
    Our economy created 3.4 million jobs in the 10 years since the worst of the Great Recession, accounting for one out of every seven new U.S. hires. The nine-county Bay Area would itself be the nation’s richest state, although the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire together would rank 48th among all states in wealth.
    California continues to improve its health outcomes, ranking 12th among all sta
  • On Presidents Day, compare how U.S. leaders appear on coins and bills

    On Presidents Day, compare how U.S. leaders appear on coins and bills
    Since Presidents Day is Monday, we thought we would see how presidents stack up against each other in money.
    Plenty of notes
    There is more than $1.4 trillion worth of Federal Reserve notes in circulation. Here’s the number of notes in circulation, in billions.
    President Andrew Jackson has had the most bills in circulation for the past 20 years.
    Benjamin Franklin, who’s on the $100 bill, has the highest total value of money. 
    Old money
    The lifespan of Federal Reserve notes varies
  • The trade-offs and limitations of US sanctions options

    The trade-offs and limitations of US sanctions options
    The United States has two different kinds of law to put pressure on another country and its leaders.
    One set of laws deals with unfair practices like China’s violations of American patents and support of state-owned industries. Those practices prompted US tariffs, which then prompted Chinese retaliatory tariffs last year.  A limited truce was announced January 15, but many tariffs still remain.
    Other laws are much broader, allowing the president to impose tariffs against imports,
  • Motorcycle rider and passenger hospitalized after crash in Anaheim

    Motorcycle rider and passenger hospitalized after crash in Anaheim
    Two people on a motorcycle suffered serious injuries in a collision with a car in Anaheim and were hospitalized Sunday, Feb. 16.
    Authorities received multiple 911 calls at about 8:40 p.m. regarding the crash near Ball Road and Trident Street, Anaheim Police Sgt. Jake Gallacher said. The person driving the motorcycle and the person who had been in the passenger seat were taken to UCI Medical Center.
    The driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision was evaluated by officers, and did not s

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