• The Constitution still matters, despite all the attacks on it

    The Constitution still matters, despite all the attacks on it
    SACRAMENTO – America’s current political discourse is far from uplifting these days, with our increasingly tribal politics leading to a series of seemingly endless high-decibel battles. The funniest description I’ve read comes from a Canadian meme, which compared the situation to listening to a neighbor’s car alarm blaring all night long.
    The most troubling aspect of America’s polarized society isn’t the constant anger and upset that is so prevalent that it&rs
  • Irvine mayor’s State of the City highlights environmental efforts, Great Park progress

    Irvine mayor’s State of the City highlights environmental efforts, Great Park progress
    The revival of a community safety task force, ongoing efforts to make the city more eco-friendly, coming attractions at the Orange County Great Park and plans for new bike and pedestrian bridges were among Irvine Mayor Christina Shea’s highlights in her State of the City address on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
    It was Shea’s biggest opportunity to lay out some of her goals since she took over the mayor’s seat last spring from Don Wagner, who resigned after winning a seat on the Orange Coun
  • Suspect killed, officer hurt in shooting in Garden Grove

    Suspect killed, officer hurt in shooting in Garden Grove
    A suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning in Garden Grove and the officer was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
    Officers arrived at the scene of a traffic crash near Harbor Boulevard and Trask Avenue about 1:25 a.m., said Lt. Ray Bex of the Garden Grove Police Department.
    “Upon contacting one of the parties involved in the collision, an altercation between that subject and an officer occurred resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” Bex
  • How the war on opioids is worsening a crisis

    How the war on opioids is worsening a crisis
    Whenever government confronts a public-health “crisis,” sensible policies usually get lost in the resulting hysteria. The latest example involves the nation’s opioid epidemic, as total drug-overdose deaths have soared from under 17,000 in 1999 to more than 67,000 in 2018, according to the latest data from the federal Centers for Disease Control.
    State policies, however, risk making this troubling situation worse. For example, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra last year
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  • California’s fight to license is a fight for nothing at all

    California’s fight to license is a fight for nothing at all
    Once again, California’s government is trying to put people out of work.
    Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, and Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, introduced legislation last week that would require occupational licensing for adult performers, such as porn stars and webcam strippers. It’s the same sort of thing they did to writers, photographers, truckers and many others with Assembly Bill 5, a detrimental law that requires most independent contractors to be classified as em
  • Hot, windy weather blows into Southern California

    Hot, windy weather blows into Southern California
    LOS ANGELES — Warm Santa Ana winds will persist across Southern California Wednesday, and temperatures will once again soar into the 80s.
    In fact, some communities are expected to get even hotter than Tuesday thanks to the warm offshore winds and a ridge of high pressure aloft.
    On Tuesday, the high in Anaheim erased the previous record for Feb. 25 of 85, set in 2016. Other Orange County highs included 88 at John Wayne Airport, 86 at the Fullerton Airport, 85 in Santa Ana and Yorba Linda an
  • Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken

    Debate takeaways: Bernie bruised but not broken
    By BILL BARROW and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democrats held their final debate before the South Carolina presidential primary and the critical Super Tuesday contests that follow three days later.
    Here are some key takeaways.
    BERNIE BASH
    Bernie Sanders is rarely a quiet voice, but he has managed to get through nine debates with few bruises. That ended Tuesday night when he was attacked on multiple fronts by every opponent.
    The overarching themes: Sanders can rile up a crowd but c
  • Sanders faces brunt of the attacks at South Carolina debate

    Sanders faces brunt of the attacks at South Carolina debate
    By STEVE PEOPLES, MEG KINNARD and AAMER MADHANI
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party’s presidential nomination fight.
    As the undeniable Democratic front-runner, Sanders faced the brunt of the attacks for much of the night, and for one of the few times, fellow progressive Elizabet
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  • Michael Bloomberg the nanny stater

    Michael Bloomberg the nanny stater
    Good for Mike Bloomberg.
    During his first debate, he slammed Bernie Sanders by saying: “We’re not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that. Other countries tried that. It was called communism, and it just didn’t work!”
    Exactly right. It’s safe to say Bloomberg is not a communist. I wonder if that means there’s still room for him in the Democratic Party.
    Unfortunately, Bloomberg is no principled, limited-government capitalist, either.
    Like his fellow New Yo
  • VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week (Feb. 28)

    VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week (Feb. 28)
    Each week, publications from the The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) nominate Athletes of the Week for their respective region.
    Each nominee is entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote.
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  • VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week (Feb. 28)

    VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week (Feb. 28)
    Each week, publications from the The Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) nominate Athletes of the Week for their respective region.
    Each nominee is entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week county-wide vote.
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  • LeBron James scores 40 as Lakers top Zion Williamson, Pelicans

    LeBron James scores 40 as Lakers top Zion Williamson, Pelicans
    Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, grabs a rebound next to New Orleans Pelicans’ Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson (1) looks on from under the basket during free throws next to Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
  • Sonny Milano scores twice in his Ducks’ debut, including the OT winner

    Sonny Milano scores twice in his Ducks’ debut, including the OT winner
    The Ducks’ Andrew Agozzino fends off Edmonton’s Gaetan Haas as they battle for the puck during the first period of Tuesday’s game at Honda Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
    The Ducks’ Nicolas Deslauriers celebrates his goal past Edmonton goaltender Mike Smith, giving his team a 2-0 lead during the first period of Tuesday’s game at Honda Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Ducks’ Carter Rowney reacts as he
  • Car catches fire in Disneyland parking structure

    Car catches fire in Disneyland parking structure
    Firefighters quickly extinguished a car fire in a parking structure at Disneyland on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
    The fire was reported at about 8:10 p.m. in the Mickey and Friends structure on Disneyland Drive, Anaheim Fire & Rescue spokesman Shane Carringer said. It started under the hood of a vehicle, and may have been electrical in nature.
    Firefighters managed to quickly extinguish the flames, and no injuries or additional property damage were reported, Carringer said.
     
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  • Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting involving Brea Police at Carbon Canyon Regional Park

    Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting involving Brea Police at Carbon Canyon Regional Park
    Brea police officers were involved in a shooting at Carbon Canyon Regional Park on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
    No officers were injured and a suspect was killed in the incident, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.
    The incident was under investigation by the  Sheriff’s Department, said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the agency.
    The incident unfolded when officers were responding to a call at the park of a man with a gun, the Sheriff’s Department said on social media.
    Fur
  • Suspect killed in Brea Police officer-involved shooting at Carbon Canyon Regional Park

    Suspect killed in Brea Police officer-involved shooting at Carbon Canyon Regional Park
    An officer-involved shooting involving Brea police officers left a suspect dead at Carbon Canyon Regional Park on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
    No officers were injured, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted, adding “The suspect is deceased.”
    The incident was under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department, said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the agency.
    The incident unfolded when Brea officers were responding to a call at the park of a man with a gun, the Sheriff’s D
  • Zion Williamson giving Pelicans a big boost

    Zion Williamson giving Pelicans a big boost
    LOS ANGELES — So you want to know what LeBron James means to Zion Williamson?
    Likely conscious of how much attention any comment he made about James would draw, the New Orleans Pelicans wunderkind politely swatted away that question about the Lakers’ superstar at shootaround ahead of his first meeting with James.
    “Honestly, can we ask those questions after the game? My main focus right now is just trying to help my team try to get a win,” Williamson said, promising, &ldqu
  • Angels to skip Julio Teheran’s first spring start because of hamstring tightness

    Angels to skip Julio Teheran’s first spring start because of hamstring tightness
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Julio Teheran will not make his scheduled start against the Dodgers on Wednesday because the Angels are taking extra precautions with a case of left hamstring tightness, General Manager Billy Eppler said on Tuesday night.
    Teheran underwent an MRI exam that came back negative, but the Angels are nonetheless skipping his turn because “we feel it’s best to skip him at this point of the year.”
    Griffin Canning will instead start for the Angels on Wednesday.
    Tehe
  • Deportation for Mexican woman could mean foster care for her American kids

    Deportation for Mexican woman could mean foster care for her American kids
    Celia Torres made some eggs for breakfast Tuesday, then told her four kids that everything would be alright.
    But even as the 41-year-old single mom said it, she knew her day – which included a key appointment with an immigration agent – could end with her being deported back to Mexico. For her kids, all American citizens, that could mean a cloudy future.
    That wasn’t how it turned out, for now. After Torres, of Costa Mesa, met with an officer from ICE (U.S. Immigration and Custo
  • Fry’s Electronics in Anaheim to close March 2

    Fry’s Electronics in Anaheim to close March 2
    Fry’s Electronics will close its Anaheim store on March 2, according to a message the company posted on Facebook.
    “To all our valued customers: our Anaheim store will close permanently on March 2nd, 2020,” the post said. “It has been a pleasure serving you at this location for many years, and we stand ready to provide all your electronic needs at Frys.com or at one of our many other store locations in Southern California.”
    In September, CBRE revealed that the 144,00
  • Recipe Corner: Batuuan Beef Pot Roast, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo—Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    Recipe Corner: Batuuan Beef Pot Roast, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo—Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
    This isn’t your mom’s pot roast. Available at Docking Bay 7 in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, this Batuuan Beef Pot Roast is like galactic comfort food, with perfectly braised beef, cavatelli pasta, wilted kale and mushrooms. If you’re looking to put an out-of-this-world twist on a classic dish, try this recipe at home.
    DIRECTIONS (Serves 4):
    FOR POT ROAST:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Mix salt, pepper, and granulated onion in a small bowl. Rub seasoning onto all sides of
  • Bishop Amat baseball overwhelms Aliso Niguel in quarterfinals of Loara Tournament

    Bishop Amat baseball overwhelms Aliso Niguel in quarterfinals of Loara Tournament
    Bishop Amat’s Jacob Vargas (22) bobbles a pop-up against Aliso Niguel during their game at the Loara Tournament in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
    Bishop Amat’s Ryan Verdugo (17) delivers a pitch against Aliso Niguel during their game at the Loara Tournament in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBishop Amat’s Adrian Verduzco
  • Man who tried to interfere with ICE traffic stop arrested on DUI warrant, officials say

    Man who tried to interfere with ICE traffic stop arrested on DUI warrant, officials say
    Police arrested a man who had been wanted for DUI and was part of a crowd gathered near ICE Agents attempting to detain a person in Santa Ana on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
    The man was arrested after he ran past officers and apparently tried to interfere with federal officials, authorities said.
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had conducted a traffic stop related to an immigration warrant in the 800 block of S. Townsend Street at about 6:30 a.m., Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. Tha
  • Rams’ hard offseason decisions begin with a game of tag

    Rams’ hard offseason decisions begin with a game of tag
    Rams general manager Les Snead’s reputation for creative, aggressive, even high-risk roster-building will be tested this offseason as never before. Beginning right now.
    Thursday marks both the opening of the NFL’s two-week window for teams to apply franchise tags to their free agents and the start of five days of public workouts by draft prospects at the league’s annual scouting combine in Indianapolis.
    Because earlier contracts and trades have left the Rams with less space und
  • Rep. Gil Cisneros’ 39th district receives $8 million in wildfire home-rebuilding aid

    Rep. Gil Cisneros’ 39th district receives $8 million in wildfire home-rebuilding aid
    Rep. Gil Cisneros, D-Fullerton, announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, that $8 million in state funds have been allocated for his congressional district to aid residents whose homes were damaged by wildfires.
    The money from the California Department of Housing and Community Development will be given to NeighborWorks Orange County, NHS Neighborhood Lending Services and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.
    “We’ve seen the devastating effects of wildfires in our community and across Califo
  • Rebuilding Kings face another challenge with Penguins next up

    Rebuilding Kings face another challenge with Penguins next up
    LOS ANGELES — Fresh off a weekend packed with star power, the Kings will go from welcoming two of the biggest names of the last half-decade to hosting the two winningest stars from the past decade and a half at Staples Center on Wednesday.
    They fell to Nathan MacKinnon’s Colorado Avalanche on Saturday and dropped another game against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday in Connor McDavid’s return from injury, in which McDavid scored three points. Wednesday, they’ll face the Pitt
  • Life of Dave McCoy, Mammoth Mountain founder, to be honored Feb. 28 with day of fun

    Life of Dave McCoy, Mammoth Mountain founder, to be honored Feb. 28 with day of fun
    Mammoth Mountain founder Dave McCoy believed fun was among the most important things in life. It was also what McCoy, who died Feb. 8 at age 104, credited for his success and longevity.
    “Longevity happens because you do something fun,” he said in an interview with the Orange County Register when he turned 100.
    That concept — having fun — is the best way to honor McCoy, say his family and friends. So on Friday, Feb. 28, Mammoth Mountain will celebrate his rich life with a
  • Alexander: Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR farewell tour starts in Fontana

    Alexander: Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR farewell tour starts in Fontana
    There is symmetry in Jimmie Johnson’s visit to Fontana and Auto Club Speedway this weekend, and yet he didn’t even realize it when the subject came up in our conversation a week ago.
    This Sunday will be the official beginning of Johnson’s NASCAR farewell tour as a full-time Cup Series driver. Daytona and Las Vegas, this season’s first two stops, will also host races later this season, but for Fontana it’s one and done. This Sunday’s Auto Club 500 will be the f
  • Analysis: What Bob Iger did to change the way we watch movies (hint: it was a lot)

    Analysis: What Bob Iger did to change the way we watch movies (hint: it was a lot)
    For better or for worse – and those designations will be different from different perspectives – Bob Iger changed the way big Hollywood changed its biggest businesses during his 15 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.
    Robert Iger (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, FIle)
    Iger wasn’t the first executive to recognize the value of intellectual properties. Indeed, Disney was built on the slim shoulders of a popular cartoon mouse and the backs of fairy tale-princesses.
    But Iger more th
  • UC Irvine’s Evan Leonard finding his range at right time of season

    UC Irvine’s Evan Leonard finding his range at right time of season
    Postseason college basketball tournaments are nearly here.
    “We’re playing for a championship with each game that we play now and it’s a fun time to be playing in college basketball,” said UC Irvine coach Russ Turner, whose team leads the standings at 11-2, 3-1/2 games ahead of second-place Santa Barbara (7-5) and clinched at least a share of the regular-season conference title last weekend. “We’re excited.”
    Of course, Turner feels that way. His team won

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