• Perks of positive parenting: How to punish less and connect more

    Perks of positive parenting: How to punish less and connect more
    As the stresses of modern parenting sometimes spin into chaos, it can be difficult to sort through the array of parental philosophies about discipline and punishment. From coloring on walls to hitting siblings, children are likely to daily misbehave in surprising and frustrating ways. Managing that misbehavior has evolved in recent years, most notably with the philosophy of positive discipline.
    Instead of yelling, spanking or even giving time-outs, positive discipline encourages parents to seek
  • The Burnt Group temporarily closes restaurants in Huntington Beach and Irvine

    The Burnt Group temporarily closes restaurants in Huntington Beach and Irvine
    Four years ago Burnt Crumbs’ spaghetti grilled cheese sandwich went viral on Instagram, leading to high-profile media attention from the Travel Channel and other outlets. But recently its owners have been forced to shutter restaurants in the wake of the novel coronavirus crisis.
    “When this whole corona thing started, we started seeing a steady decline at all the restaurants. It was like, OK, 20% fall off in sales and then it would go down 30%. Every day it was inching lower,” s
  • First Person: Seal Beach Pier offers perspective on a life

    First Person: Seal Beach Pier offers perspective on a life
    Catalina, downtown Long Beach, the dwindling snowpack atop Mt. Baldy and Saddleback Mountain were all visible from where I was standing. Though it was the last day of January, devil winds from the high desert had cleared the air and warmed the temperatures into the 80s. It seemed a perfect day to visit my old friend, the Seal Beach Pier.
    The life of an out-of-work writer is both steady and uncertain. Some days I’ve been crushed by complicated freelance assignments, others I’d conside
  • Home lenders brace for up to 15 million mortgage defaults amid coronavirus crisis

    Home lenders brace for up to 15 million mortgage defaults amid coronavirus crisis
    By Prashant Gopal and John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg
    Mortgage lenders are preparing for the biggest wave of delinquencies in history. If the plan to buy time works, they may avert an even worse crisis: Mass foreclosures and mortgage market mayhem.
    Borrowers who lost income from the coronavirus — already a skyrocketing number, with a record 10 million new jobless claims — can ask to skip payments for as many as 180 days at a time on federally backed mortgages and avoid penalties and a hit
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  • Huntington Beach must continue to obey sanctuary state law, Supreme Court declines to hear its appeal

    Huntington Beach must continue to obey sanctuary state law, Supreme Court declines to hear its appeal
    Huntington Beach must continue to abide by “sanctuary state” law after California’s highest court let stand an appellate court decision.
    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 1, declined without comment to hear the city’s challenge to a state law that limits police collaboration with federal immigration agents.
    In January, California’s 4th District Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s ruling that allowed Huntington Beach to ignore the Ca
  • How to use technology to stay healthy during coronavirus pandemic

    How to use technology to stay healthy during coronavirus pandemic
    It is important to be informed, connected and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While isolated at home you can turn to technology to stay mentally and physically healthy during this stressful and unpredictable time.
    Fear and loneliness are just a few of the significant concerns people face while practicing social distancing. Issues with access to food and other essential supplies pose barriers to healthy eating that also heighten stress. In addition, with gyms shuttered and public parks rightfu
  • Decision over dropping charges against Newport Beach surgeon, girlfriend delayed due to coronavirus court closures

    Decision over dropping charges against Newport Beach surgeon, girlfriend delayed due to coronavirus court closures
    A judge’s decision about whether or not to dismiss a high-profile criminal cases against a Newport Beach surgeon and his girlfriend accused of drugging and raping several women has been delayed due to court closures related to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Judge Gregory Jones has delayed until early June a hearing previously set for Friday to discuss a request by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to dismiss charges against Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley.
    Orange County
  • Will coronavirus outbreak slam U.S. home prices?

    Will coronavirus outbreak slam U.S. home prices?
    Who’s right? Both are well-respected and reputable.
    A real estate trade association chief economist and a 44-year mortgage industry researcher and analyst are predicting entirely different conclusions about where the median home price lands by the end of 2020 as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
    “By year end, maybe no meaningful change to median home price for the country as a whole,” said National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun when asked abo
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  • Laguna Beach city manager tests positive for Covid-19, says is working from home and will recover

    Laguna Beach city manager tests positive for Covid-19, says is working from home and will recover
    Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is self-isolating at home, according to the city.
    “I am in good spirits, will continue to work from home and expect to make a full recovery,” Pietig said in a statement.
    Pietig participated via the Zoom conferencing service in the Tuesday, March 31, Laguna Beach City Council meeting.
    During that meeting, some residents expressed concern the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported by the
  • Laguna Beach city manager tests positive for coronavirus, says is working from home and will recover

    Laguna Beach city manager tests positive for coronavirus, says is working from home and will recover
    Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is self-isolating at home, according to the city.
    “I am in good spirits, will continue to work from home and expect to make a full recovery,” Pietig said in a statement.
    Pietig participated via the Zoom conferencing service in the Tuesday, March 31, Laguna Beach City Council meeting.
    During that meeting, some residents expressed concern the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported by the
  • Santa Ana police search for suspects who shot into car, killing woman

    Santa Ana police search for suspects who shot into car, killing woman
    Santa Ana police are searching for suspects who shot into a car of people Wednesday night, killing one woman.
    Shortly after 9:30 p.m., officers were called to a shooting in an alley at 2100 West Myrtle Street, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
    The officers found the crime scene but did not find a victim, police said. A few minutes later at about 9:40 p.m. a group of people in a car arrived at a hospital with a woman who had been shot.
    Doctors and medical personnel took the woman, beli
  • Angels release failed prospect Roberto Baldoquin

    Angels release failed prospect Roberto Baldoquin
    Roberto Baldoquin, one of the most significant misjudgments of Jerry Dipoto’s tenure as Angels general manager, has been released.
    Baldoquin, 25, never made it higher than Double-A, hitting .241 with a .612 OPS in his minor-league career. His release occurred just before a roster freeze last week, and was reported by Baseball America.
    The Angels signed the Cuban infielder in January 2015 for an $8 million bonus, which exceeded their spending limit and triggered taxes that brought the total
  • From pruning ferns to feeding camelias, here’s what to do in the garden this week

    From pruning ferns to feeding camelias, here’s what to do in the garden this week
     1. Cut off the old fern fronds nearly to the ground, so new ones, called fiddleheads, can come up unencumbered. Clean out any dead leaves from other plants as well. For instance, the old flower stems and leaf bases on birds of paradise become unsightly with time can be removed fairly easily with a sideways tug. Even houseplants, such as parlor palms, look better with some grooming. Remove dead leaf bases after they have dried. This cleanup treatment makes a wonderful, refreshing difference
  • The Eat Index: OC: How food trucks are adjusting during the coronavirus pandemic 🌮 🚚

    The Eat Index: OC: How food trucks are adjusting during the coronavirus pandemic 🌮 🚚
    The Eat Index: OC is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Wednesdays. Subscribe here. 
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    Retired big rig driver Rich Goldstein of Beaumont says, “I’ve eaten patty melts in all 50 states and this is the best,” as he watches Joe Jarrell Jr., 25, of Beaumont finish making his Stack Patty Melt at The Big Easy Sandwich food truck in the parking lot at Tractor Supply Company in Calimesa on Friday, March 27, 2020. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Pres
  • How Drake collaborator Giveon got his musical start — singing at birthday parties

    How Drake collaborator Giveon got his musical start — singing at birthday parties
    Giveon just released his first EP on a major label and sings the hook on Drake’s new song, but it was a steady singing gig his mom procured that the Long Beach crooner credits for developing his smooth baritone voice.
    In order to develop his talent as a kid, she made him sing at every family birthday party, although he didn’t have a say when it came to the set list.
    “I thought it would be more than that, but I was literally just singing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song. So
  • Fulbright Scholar’s study of online education altered by coronavirus pandemic

    Fulbright Scholar’s study of online education altered by coronavirus pandemic
    By Karen Lindell
    CSUF News Service
    Long before the new coronavirus compelled faculty and students across the world to pursue distance learning, Denise Stanley was designing, teaching and researching online courses.
    Selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the Dominican Republic for the 2019-20 academic year, the professor of economics intended to expand collective knowledge on distance learning by integrating an international perspective. Her Fulbright is a FLEX award, where research is conducted
  • Ayres Hotel in Laguna Woods to become care center for homeless with coronavirus

    Ayres Hotel in Laguna Woods to become care center for homeless with coronavirus
    Laguna Woods officials are “deeply concerned” about a deal made between the County of Orange and Ayres Hotel to convert a 138-bed hotel in the senior community into a temporary housing and medical facility for homeless people.
    The hotel is slotted to care for homeless individuals “who have either already contracted, or are at high risk for contracting, COVID‐19,” according to a news release sent out by the city.
    “The city is deeply concerned with the Coun
  • Resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare in Long Beach tests positive for coronavirus

    Resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare in Long Beach tests positive for coronavirus
    A resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare in East Long Beach has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the facility’s administrator, Lance Haering.
    Haering confirmed to the Press-Telegram early Thursday, April 2, that a resident has contracted the virus; the facility learned of the resident’s test result on Wednesday, April 1, Haering said.
    The facility is following all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he added, to prevent the further spread of
  • Resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare facility in Long Beach tests positive for coronavirus

    Resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare facility in Long Beach tests positive for coronavirus
    A resident in Pacific Palms Healthcare in East Long Beach has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the facility’s administrator, Lance Haering.
    Haering confirmed to the Press-Telegram early Thursday, April 2, that a resident has contracted the virus; the facility learned of the resident’s test result on Wednesday, April 1, Haering said.
    The facility is following all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he added, to prevent the further spread of
  • Coronavirus fallout: Democrats delay nominating convention until week of Aug. 17

    Coronavirus fallout: Democrats delay nominating convention  until week of Aug. 17
    By BILL BARROW
    The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn’t think it would be possible to hold it in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Convention CEO Joe Solmonese confirmed the decision in a statement Thursday.
    “In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can
  • Orange County boys basketball player of the year: Devin Askew, Mater Dei

    Orange County boys basketball player of the year: Devin Askew, Mater Dei
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowScorer. Passer. Defender.
    Devin Askew was all of those things this season for the Mater Dei boys basketball team that won another Trinity League championship, advanced to the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship game and played in the CIF Southern California Open Division regional semifinals.
    For his contributions to Orange County’s best boys basketball team Askew is the Orange County boys ba
  • All-Orange County boys basketball 2019-20: First Team through Fourth Team

    All-Orange County boys basketball 2019-20: First Team through Fourth Team
    The Register’s All-County boys basketball for the 2019-20 season.
    ALL-COUNTY TEAMS
    FIRST TEAM
    Devin Askew, Mater Dei, Jr., G
    Wilhelm Breidenbach, Mater Dei, Jr., F
    Judah Brown, Pacifica Christian, Sr., F
    Ryan Evans, Mater Dei, Sr., G
    Harrison Hornery, Mater Dei, Jr., F
    Houston Mallette, Pacifica Christian, Jr., G
    Ian Martinez, JSerra, Sr., G
    Tajavis Miller, Servite, So., G
    Riley Schroeder, Villa Park, Sr., F
    Atin Wright, Fairmont Prep, Sr., G
    Mater Dei’s Ryan Evans scores past JSerra
  • Orange County boys basketball coach of the year: D’Cean Bryant, Fountain Valley

    Orange County boys basketball coach of the year: D’Cean Bryant, Fountain Valley
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowFountain Valley High School has had some fine boys basketball teams since the campus opened in the late 1960s.
    It never had a boys basketball team like this past season’s team. The Barons for the first time advanced to a CIF-Southern Section semifinals playoff game and played in the state tournament.
    For raising Fountain Valley to such historical heights D’Cean Bryant is the Orange County boys bas
  • Look how eerily empty Southern California beaches have looked

    Look how eerily empty Southern California beaches have looked
    Despite a beautiful day, Southern California folks appear to be paying heed to orders to stay off beaches and trails to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    Beaches from Orange County to Los Angeles were eerily empty, with only scattered visitors. Some were reminded by lifeguards and law enforcement; most complied without having to be issued citations.
    The beach and pier are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Seal Beach, CA, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Grit
  • UCLA’s Rachel Garcia sees whirlwind year stop abruptly with Olympic postponement

    UCLA’s Rachel Garcia sees whirlwind year stop abruptly with Olympic postponement
    Rachel Garcia is not used to sitting still.
    This past year has been a whirlwind for the 23-year-old. From UCLA’s national championship in June to helping the U.S. national team win gold in the Pan American Games in August to later making Team USA in October and spending the past few months on tour with the Red, White and Blue: Garcia hasn’t had much downtime.
    But now that she has some, a stretch that is sure to last for several months, she’s found discomfort in the absence of h
  • Coronavirus: UC system suspends SAT/ACT requirements for 2021 applicants

    Coronavirus: UC system suspends SAT/ACT requirements for 2021 applicants
    The University of California is drastically relaxing its fall 2021 admissions standards for applicants who are currently high school juniors, including suspending the requirement that they take standardized tests and allowing pass/fail grades for this spring’s classes affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a university announcement Wednesday.
    The dramatic action came in response to the cancellation of testing by the SAT and ACT this spring and to the widespread disruption at hi
  • Coronavirus fallout: Record 878,727 Californians seek jobless benefits in a week

    Coronavirus fallout: Record 878,727 Californians seek jobless benefits in a week
    The battle against coronavirus forced a record-high 878,727 Californians to file initial jobless claims in the week ended March 28.
    U.S. Department of Labor figures show the staggering total was up 691,918 from the previous peak of 186,809 a week ago. That’s up 370% in seven days, and it’s a jump of almost 22-fold above a year ago.
    This two-week spree of benefit claims follows numerous business closings required by state and local government “stay at home” orders issued t
  • How to clean and disinfect your home during the coronavirus pandemic

    How to clean and disinfect your home during the coronavirus pandemic
    It’s easy to forget about the new normal for a moment as you go about your day: You return from a quick trip to the grocery store and drop your reusable bags on the kitchen countertop, or your dog’s leash goes from resting on a bench at the park to resting on your dining table or the back of a chair.      
    Yep, you can bring germs into your home, no matter how much social distance you are maintaining during the novel coronavirus outbreak. And while you a
  • Angels Q&A: Could the team lose a year of Anthony Rendon’s deal?

    Angels Q&A: Could the team lose a year of Anthony Rendon’s deal?
    While waiting to see if and when the coronavirus shutdown will end and the MLB season will begin, we took some Angels questions via Twitter on Wednesday.
    If no season is to be played does (Anthony) Rendon have just six years left on the contract? Or seven still? I’m assuming six since Betts will be free agent this offseason. Sucks to be Dodgers if that happens. — @mattyball71
    Anthony Rendon’s contract covers the 2020 to 2026 seasons, specifically, so if there is no 2020 season,
  • Master Gardener: How to grow blueberries in Southern California

    Master Gardener: How to grow blueberries in Southern California
    Q: How can I grow blueberries here? I was told that our soil is not acidic enough, but I see blueberry plants for sale everywhere now. I’d like to grow them, but I don’t want to buy a plant just to see it die. 
    A: Blueberries will grow well here, but you must accommodate their need for acidic soil conditions.
    I recommend growing them in large, well-draining containers. We use half-whiskey barrels because they are cheap and readily available. Drill some large (1-inch) holes in th

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