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  • Live: Police Pursuit, Shots Fired, Standoff in Santa Ana (CA)

    11/07/2015 11:18:47 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 2 replies
    KNBC.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | Jason Kandel
    A man fired a gun during a slow-speed pursuit through the streets of north Orange County. The driver of the car was on smoking and blown out tires doing U-turns on Euclid Street.
  • Orange County is home to 108 languages, census finds

    11/05/2015 3:13:17 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Orange County Register / The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 5, 2015 | Dan Walters
    ... At least 108 languages are spoken in Orange County, and 185 languages are spoken in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. The New York area had the largest number of languages spoken, 192, but its percentage of non-English users (38 percent), was far smaller than in Los Angeles (54 percent), according to the study, which covered 2009-13 ...
  • O.C. Register owner files for bankruptcy protection; CEO's group plans bid

    11/01/2015 9:21:16 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2015 | Andrew Khouri
    Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday, and its chief executive said he plans to lead a bid to acquire the troubled newspaper company. The Santa Ana-based newspaper firm, which also owns the Riverside Press-Enterprise, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Central District of California. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-orange-county-register-bankruptcy-20151101-story.html
  • San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles in January

    10/24/2015 8:02:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    SI ^ | Sat Oct. 24, 2015
    The San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles when the NFL opens the application window in January, Mark Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. “At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file,” said Fabiani, who serves as the Chargers’ special counsel. “Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.”
  • Hammerhead shark sighting prompts Newport to close beaches near pier

    10/19/2015 5:40:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 19, 2015 | Alma Fausto
    NEWPORT BEACH - The sighting of an 8-foot hammerhead shark off the Newport Beach pier led lifeguards to close nearby beaches Monday. Lifeguards were alerted to the shark around 11 a.m. near the end of the pier, according to Jennifer Manzella of the Newport Beach Police Department.
  • Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early

    05/15/2015 9:31:32 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    His departure from public life was nasty, dramatic and well-documented. But former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona got out of prison this week in a far different manner: Quietly, and somewhat mysteriously. Carona, 59, has left a federal prison medical center in Lexington, Ky., said Kenny Coleman, the center’s camp administrator, on Thursday. Carona served 52 months of a 66-month sentence for felony witness tampering.
  • Santa Ana pot stores off to a slow start

    09/13/2015 11:52:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 13, 2015 | Jessica Kwong
    SANTA ANA – Turns out, selling pot in Santa Ana isn’t going to be easy. Seven months after the city became the first Orange County municipality to hold a lottery to let small businesses sell medical marijuana, only two, South Coast Safe Access and OC3, are open. Reasons for the slow start are varied. Some landlords and neighboring businesses aren’t thrilled about the prospect of working with or near pot merchants. And those would-be pot sellers who have won over their neighbors say the city and local police – in spite of overwhelming approval from Santa Ana voters – aren’t...
  • The Left Thinks Clerk Kim Davis Should be in Jail? Well, What About THIS Elected Official?

    09/05/2015 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | September 5, 2015 | Eric Odom
    The left is going bananas over Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gays. They applaud the heavy hand of the government and rejoice that a judge has taken the extraordinary step of having her placed behind bars, guarded by U.S. Marshals. The double standard revealed her is astonishing. Now keep in mind that gay marriage is in no way every mentioned in the constitution. Nor is marriage generally. But the 2nd Amendment makes it abundantly clear that every American has a right to keep and bear arms. There is no question on this. None...
  • Syrian refugees are coming here, too, and aid groups are getting ready (Orange County, California)

    09/05/2015 2:10:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 5, 2015 | Deepa Bharath
    As hundreds of thousands of Syrians make their way across Europe, some by foot, local agencies are preparing for some of those people to land here. “We are expecting a wave of Syrian refugees in Orange County,” said Nahla Kayali, founder and executive director of Access California Services, an Anaheim nonprofit that provides services largely to Muslim refugees and immigrants. “We don’t know when they will come. But we are getting ready to receive them.” In the past month, Access California Services has helped at least 30 Syrian refugee families moving to Orange County, providing everything from financial aid and...
  • Hollywood actor [Joe Mantegna] to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army

    08/24/2015 8:45:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Sach Times ^ | 8/23/15
    Joe Mantegna, star of the CBS television show Criminal Minds, plans to auction off two of his Tavor rifles to fundraise for "Friends of the IDF", a New York City-based organization that lends material support to the Israeli military. According to a press release from IWI-US, Mantegna will conduct an auction for two Tavor rifles produced by IWI. Gains from the auction will go to "Friends of the IDF". Interestingly, "Israel Weapon Industries-US" (IWI-US) is co-sponsoring the Sunday event, along-with "Bullets & Bagels", a Jewish gun club in Orange County, California. Event attendees “will get to shoot the TAVOR at...
  • Shirtless Man Claims to Be Tarzan, Tries Swinging Into Monkey Exhibit at O.C. Zoo...

    08/05/2015 10:31:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | tracybloom
    Officers responded to the zoo — which is located at 1801 E. Chestnut Ave. — at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and discovered 37-year-old John William Rodenborn covered in mud, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. He told them he was the fictional character Tarzan. Before authorities arrived, a shirtless Rodenborn had allegedly attempted to get into the zoo’s bird exhibit before he tried to swing into the monkey exhibit, Bertagna said. Kent Yamaguchi, the director of the zoo, told KTLA that the man was initially walking through the bird aviary, but then walked over to...
  • Man killed and another injured after confronting group of taggers in Anaheim

    07/21/2015 12:08:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    ANAHEIM – Two men were shot late Sunday night, and one died Monday morning, in an unincorporated area west of the city, officials said. Dave Bruce Douglas, 51, and a second man were in a Ford SUV around 10 p.m. Sunday near Lullaby Lane and Poona Drive when they had a confrontation with three to five men who were on foot outside of the vehicle, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeff Hallock said. Both men live in the neighborhood and drove by the group who were in their late teens or early 20s and who were spray painting, or tagging,...
  • VIDEO: Disneyland's first kids: These two were the first boy, girl in the gate in 1955

    07/16/2015 4:50:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 16, 2015 | Joseph Pimentel
    They were supposed to be in Mexico that day, not at the opening of some amusement park. But 7-year-old Michael Schwartner persuaded his parents to take a detour. And then his cousin Christine Vess tripped and skinned her knee. And that’s how Michael and Christine became the very first official guests in Disneyland 60 years ago this week and unexpectedly received a lifetime of privileges. That’s how they were escorted past 15,000 people, how they met Walt Disney, and how they posed with Disney for a photograph beamed around the world.
  • Covering poor children without legal status is first step, say California advocates

    07/12/2015 7:59:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | July 12, 2015 | ANNA GORMAN
    When Fabiola Ortiz heard California had granted health coverage to poor children lacking legal immigration status, she was grateful. Since arriving in the U.S. illegally 12 years ago, she has taken her two youngest children to the doctor only for required school physicals and relied on home remedies for everything else.
  • What happened to Baby Alpha Beta? Did the newborn found behind a grocery find her birth mother?

    07/06/2015 11:31:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 6, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    Kayla Tovo paced next to her parked car, not sure what to expect. "Mom, what are you doing?" her little boy called out the window. "Give me a minute," she answered. A decade ago, Tovo manned a machine gun for the Army in Afghanistan. Yet the meeting she was about to go to, at a park in Huntington Beach, spooked her. On the drive over she'd stopped to buy a yellow rose. A yellow rose means friendship. A yellow rose means starting over. A yellow rose would express three words to someone she'd be meeting for the first time –...
  • Helium leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles reveals giant rift

    07/01/2015 6:24:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/30/15 | Mark Prigg
    A huge fault in the Earth's crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found. They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating. It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of 'the big one' hitting California has increased dramatically.
  • A Deep, Dark Mystery [Helium leakage from Earth's mantle in Los Angeles Basin]

    06/29/2015 4:25:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    UC Santa Barbara ^ | 6/29/15 | Julie Cohen
    UC Santa Barbara geologist Jim Boles has found evidence of helium leakage from the Earth’s mantle along a 30-mile stretch of the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. Using samples of casing gas from two dozen oil wells ranging from LA’s Westside to Newport Beach in Orange County, Boles discovered that more than one-third of the sites — some of the deepest ones — show evidence of high levels of helium-3 (3He).Considered primordial, 3He is a vestige of the Big Bang. Its only terrestrial source is the mantle. Leakage of 3He suggests that the Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper...
  • Guinness record set for most surfers riding wave

    06/20/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 20, 2015 | Laylan Connelly
    Long-time Huntington Beach surfer Gary Sahagen had a prediction about how the world record attempt to get the most people riding one wave would go down. "It's either going to be spectacular, or a spectacle," Sahagen said, before joining 66 other surfers crammed onto a 42-foot board on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Turns out, it was a lot of both.
  • NC School District Okay With Gay Marriage Fairy Tale for Third Graders

    06/20/2015 12:04:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 19, 2015 | 12:57 PM EDT | Emily Richards
    A public school district in North Carolina is allowing the use of a controversial fairy tale about gay marriage to be read in its elementary schools despite widespread community opposition. Omar Currie, a former 3rd grade teacher at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School, read King & King—a book about two gay “princes” who fall in love and get married—to his third grade students in April after he said one student teased another by calling him “gay” in gym class. Currie resigned this week after the parents of three students filed written complaints to the school media review committee. Meg Goodhand, the assistant...
  • 10 best books set in Orange County. Did we get it right?

    06/07/2015 1:40:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 6, 2015 | Peter Larsen
    ... These Orange County stories could be fact but in this case they’re fiction, plots from a few of our list of the top 10 novels or short story collections set in Orange County ...
  • 10 Great Places for Asian Noodles in Orange County

    06/07/2015 1:27:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | June 4, 2015 | Kristine Hoang
    To say that ramen and pho make up the majority of Orange County's Asian noodle population would be a fallacy. From the deepest corners of Little Saigon to the home court of Knott's, restaurants have been serving noodles in ways too diverse and vast to simplify, illustrating the limitlessness of the noodle's versatility. If you're interested in the county's mainstream spots but also those lesser known, here are some starting points for your upcoming noodle tour.
  • Owner of dog, Rocky, who chewed off part of his leg to get free, won't face criminal charges

    06/01/2015 4:33:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 1, 2015 | Sean Emery
    A Westminster man whose alleged abuse of his dog forced the pup to chew off part of a foot to get loose of a tether had his criminal charges dropped last week, after he took part in an animal neglect prevention program. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss misdemeanor failure to care for animals and cruelty to animals charges after Samer Ibrahim took an active role in completing a 10-class program teaching the 23-year-old how to properly care for dogs. He also agreed to voluntarily provide his DNA to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
  • When District Attorneys Attack

    05/31/2015 8:02:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | May 31, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The GOP should turn its attention to prosecutorial misconduct. As the old Vulcan proverb has it, “Only Nixon can go to China.” And only Nixon’s political heirs can fix the persistent — and terrifying — problems that continue to plague this country’s law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices. Exhibit A: Orange County, California. The sunny Southern California county with a population surpassing that of nearly half the states has a Republican county executive, Steve Neuhaus, and a Republican district attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and a big problem on its hands: Its entire prosecutorial apparatus — all 250 lawyers in the district attorney’s...
  • Attorney Drives Initiative to End Alimony in California

    05/25/2015 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    Patch.com ^ | 8MAY2015 | Paige Austin
    An Orange County software consultant said today his divorce prompted him to write an initiative that would end alimony. “I was able to experience first-hand the many pitfalls associated with the process,” said Steve Clark, executive director of the Huntington Beach- based CalAlimonyReform.org. “The amount of time and money coupled with the emotional stress was more than I could have ever anticipated.” Backers of the initiative received permission this week from Secretary of State Alex Padilla to begin gathering signatures. The group has until Nov. 2 to obtain valid signatures from 365,880 registered voters -- 5 percent of the total...
  • Move over, Angels: Chinese company wants to spend $500 million to reshape area near stadium ...

    05/09/2015 5:56:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 9, 2015 | Jeff Collins and Fermin Leal
    Move over, Angels: Chinese company wants to spend $500 million to reshape area near stadium in Anaheim ANAHEIM - A Chinese development company wants to build a $500 million, L.A. Live-style complex at the doorstep of Angel Stadium. LT Global Investment’s plan includes a 28-story condominium tower, a 26-story hotel-office building and a 460,000-square-foot retail center with a rooftop plaza. The plan calls for 600 condos and apartments, 300 hotel rooms and 60,000 square feet of office space. A pedestrian pathway would link the development to the ballpark.
  • Vietnamese foodie guide: Critic Brad A. Johnson dishes about 25 best things to eat in Little Saigon

    04/29/2015 2:38:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 29, 2015 | Brad A. Johnson
    Vietnamese foodie guide: Critic Brad A. Johnson dishes about the 25 best things to eat in Little Saigon The scent of Little Saigon hits me in the face. An intoxicating perfume of jackfruit and bananas and the vanilla-y scent of pandanus leaves wraps itself around me in a warm, tight embrace. It’s a sunny Friday afternoon, and the line to purchase something cold and sweet at Thach Che Hien Khanh in Garden Grove stretches out the front door and down the sidewalk, past a vendor of exotic fruits and knickknacks — chopsticks, paper lanterns, plastic Buddhas, various figurines of the...
  • 'The Bronx Bull' is another shot at the story of boxer Jake LaMotta

    04/24/2015 10:34:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 23, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    ... [Jake] LaMotta has been the subject of several books, a film considered one of the greatest in American cinema, and a failed stage show called "Lady and the Champ." Now there's a second feature film about his life, this one titled "LaMotta: The Bronx Bull." LaMotta will be in Orange County on Saturday when the new movie, produced by Irvine-based Main Street Films, premieres as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival ...
  • NBFF's Horror 2015 Showcase Gives Love to Indie Films

    04/16/2015 10:50:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 16, 2015 | Aimee Murillo
    It has been years since audiences have been given a horror movie that wasn't a carbon copy of another film—big-budget film producers aren't exactly flowing with ideas. Thankfully, the Horror Showcase at the Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 23-30, aims to counter that fatigue with a new crop of filmmakers outside of the Hollywood milieu, presenting seven short films and one feature film that not only break the mold of clichés, but also eat their brains . . . or something. Because if there's one thing we can be mindful of, it's that some of the best, most memorable...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Honors Orson Welles' Centennial

    04/16/2015 10:18:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 15, 2015 | Matt Coker
    1. Orson Welles was born on May 6, 1915. 2. As a filmmaker, his three greatest pictures, in order, are Touch of Evil (1958), Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). 3. Ah, yes, but Citizen Kane tops many lists as the greatest film of all time (with Welles filling the top slot on many directing lists). The fictional story of a megalomaniac newspaper magnate (loosely based on William Randolph Hearst) and innocence lost is indeed a masterpiece . . . albeit a dated one. Newspaper magnates? Not in this century, bub. 4. John Houseman wrote in his 1972...
  • In a 'very rare' move, judge kicks Orange County D.A. off case of Seal Beach mass shooting killer...

    03/13/2015 10:40:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 13, 2015 | Tony Saavedra and Kelly Puente
    In a 'very rare' move, judge kicks Orange County D.A. off case of Seal Beach mass shooting killer Scott Dekraai SANTA ANA – A Superior Court judge removed the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from the case against the deadliest killer in county history, saying Thursday that the defendant’s right to a fair trial had been violated by false testimony and the withholding of evidence. Judge Thomas M. Goethals, however, refused to block a potential death sentence for confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai, whose penalty trial is scheduled to start March 30 for killing eight people at a Seal Beach...
  • Police agencies say goodbye to iconic Crown Victoria, roll out new cop cars

    02/16/2015 12:02:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 16, 2015 | Sandra Stokley and Scott Schwebke
    That icon of police transportation, a vehicle so sturdy and beloved and ubiquitous that it became virtual wallpaper on TV cop shows and local streets – the Ford Crown Victoria – is dead. The upshot is this: For many police agencies, it’s time to buy a new car. Ford stopped making the Crown Vic four years ago, saying sales to the public had fallen to the point that the car is no longer viable, even if demand from police agencies remained strong. Fuel efficiency (or in the Crown Vic’s case, inefficiency) played a role.
  • Battle Over Satanic Coloring Books Prompts School Board to Ban Bibles (Orange County FL)

    02/12/2015 1:48:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 11 2015, 9:36 am
    A Florida school board has made a controversial decision to ban the distribution of religious and political material in its schools. The Orange County School Board previously allowed copies of the Bible in their schools, but they decided to reconsider the policy after receiving a request from the Satanic Temple to hand out Satanic coloring books. The board decided that to avoid legal action, it had to ban Bibles and any other religious material from being passed out to students. …
  • School board votes to ban religious materials in Orange County schools

    02/11/2015 4:22:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    WFTV ^ | 2/10/2015 | WFTV
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County school board members voted Tuesday evening to ban all religious materials from being distributed at public schools. In 2014, a group put Bibles in Orange County schools for one day, and another group was able to provide atheist materials. But it was when the satanic temple tried to put its own book in schools that the district's policy became an issue. The policy previously permitted the groups to leave religious materials on tables at schools at the beginning of the year on a nationally recognized freedom day. At Tuesday's meeting, board members voted 7-1...
  • The Tulving Company is Out of Business?

    03/03/2014 1:41:20 PM PST · by pterional · 38 replies
    Blog ^ | about.ag
    March 3, 2014 3:45PM As we predicted/requested on Friday, The Tulving Company has gone out of business, as of Monday morning. They are no longer answering their phones, and we have reliable information confirming that they are ceasing operations. This page will be updated as more information comes in. There is a lot of information on our old page about The Tulving Company. We hope to update this page with information about what will happen next. At this point, our best guess is that The Tulving Company will file for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, we believe that there will be little in...
  • Florida Schools Ban Bibles After Pressure from Atheists

    01/14/2015 6:32:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2015 - 7:31 AM | Brittany M. Hughes
    Amid mounting pressure from both atheist groups and concerned parents, Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools have banned Bible distribution in several area high schools after Satanists and an anti-religion group announced plans to pass out their own literature. One of the largest school systems in the country with more than 180,000 students, OCPS had allowed World Changers of Florida, a Christian group, in conjunction with the Florida Family Policy Council to passively distribute Bibles to high school students on Jan. 16—which is National Freedom of Religion Day—for the past three years. Under the school system’s policy at the time, Bibles...
  • Why I Voted against Condemning Russia

    12/11/2014 5:01:57 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 10, 2014 | Dana Rohrabacher
    Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its sphere of influence, specifically with regard to the politically torn country of Ukraine. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Above all, while Vladimir Putin’s government may well have engaged in questionable behavior toward neighboring countries, Resolution 758 was nothing more than gratuitous, needlessly provocative and shortsighted. Moreover, reasonable observers the world over can see it as tantamount to a declaration that Russia is America’s enemy. The...
  • Traffic stop in Newport Beach leads to seizure of 7 assault rifles [Full Auto],

    11/20/2014 7:01:59 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 73 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/20/2014 | Scott Schwebke
    NEWPORT BEACH – Two people were in the Orange County Jail this week, after police stopped them in a van with automatic rifles and ammunition. The van contained seven AK-47 assault rifles, six 30-round high-capacity 7.62 caliber magazines, two 10-round magazines and more than 350 rounds of 7.62 caliber ammunition inside, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. Manzella said the arrests are significant because of the weapons seized. All of the guns were modified to fire in fully automatic mode, and one had a barrel less than 16 inches in length in violation of California state law, she said....
  • O.C. is less Republican than it used to be

    11/18/2014 8:33:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 18, 2014 | Martin Wisckol and Keegan Kyle
    Orange County continued its trend toward an electorate that looks more like the rest of the Democratic state when it supported Proposition 47 – which reduces some non-violent felonies to misdemeanors – with 53 percent of the vote. Republicans had a good mid-term election nationwide and in Orange County wrested two state legislative seats from Democrats. But a Register analysis of Prop. 47 found a broader ongoing shift of county voters. The county GOP advantage over Democrats has steadily declined from 22 percentage points in 1990 to 9 points today, with little indication that the slide’s end is in sight....
  • Obamacare Facebook page comments mostly from small group of supporters

    11/16/2014 7:07:49 PM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014
    60 percent of site’s 226,838 comments attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles Sixty percent of the site’s 226,838 comments generated from September 2012 to early last month can be attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles, according to an analysis completed by The Washington Times with assistance from an outside data analytics team. Many of those profiles belong to just one person who created multiple aliases or personas to widen her influence and multiply her voice. Cindi Huynh, an Obamacare supporter in California, posted on average 59 times a day on the site in 60 days, making her the...
  • On Death Row: 10 infamous cases from Orange County

    11/12/2014 3:04:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 12, 2014 | Kelly Puente
    California’s death row houses 749 inmates, including 64 convicted in Orange County. From serial killers to child murderers, here is a closer look at 10 of the most notorious death row cases from O.C., as well as some facts about Death Row in California: ...
  • Election 2014: OC shift in GOP's relationship with Asian-Americans

    California Democrats were unable to regain their two-thirds legislative supermajority in the state Senate and lost ground in the Assembly, at least in part due to the victories of two Republican candidates from Orange County — both women, both Asian-American. The victories of Janet Nguyen in the 34th state Senate District and Young Kim in the 65th Assembly District over Democratic rivals could signal a shift in the Orange County political landscape – and more broadly, in the GOP’s relationship with Asian-Americans. University of California, Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan said the victories represent a nuanced picture of an electorate...
  • 'If my kids want to go to college, they'll have to pay themselves'

    10/28/2014 5:03:57 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 October 2014 | Erin Clements for MailOnline
    A father of eight has sparked controversy by refusing to save money for his children’s college education. Guerilla Parenting author David T. Fagan told the Washington Post that college is 'a lot of wasted time' and if his children want to attend, they will have to pay for it themselves. The 37-year-old marketing entrepreneur, whose family lives in Orange County, California, added to MailOnline: 'The focus is too much on a piece of paper and not enough on self-reliance.'
  • Maxine Waters: Americans are Bigots for Opposing Sharia Law

    09/13/2014 12:28:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | september 12, 2014 | tim brown
    I confess I've been called a bigot for lots of things simply because I have a Christian worldview. I've been called it by atheists, homosexuals and Islamists, but they always use that because they simply cannot defend their positions, and so, they resort to name calling. It shouldn't surprise anyone then that socialist Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) spoke at an Islamic Society of Orange County town hall meeting on the issue of the Constitution and Sharia law. Keep in mind that this town hall meeting took place in 2012, but her words are still relevant today because she and others...
  • Anaheim police officers to wear cameras

    09/10/2014 11:37:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Louis Casiano Jr.
    ANAHEIM – The Anaheim Police Department could be the first agency in the county to require officers to wear video cameras while on patrol, after the City Council unanimously approved the the $1.15 million purchase of 250 of the devices Tuesday. The first officers are expected to be outfitted with the body-mounted cameras in November, with all of them wearing the devices by April. It’s part of the department’s effort to increase transparency and mend a fragile relationship with the public after several high-profile shootings.
  • Huntington Beach woman charged over tirade that went viral

    09/10/2014 9:43:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Daniel Langhorne
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – A woman whose tirade against her roommate was videotaped and went viral was arraigned in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday for a variety of charges. Laura Angela Cox, 47, of Huntington Beach was charged on suspicion of driving under the influence of methamphetamine, battery against a cohabitant and vandalism resulting in less than $400 in damages. Cox was in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, but information on her bail amount was not immediately available.
  • Police charity raffling semiautomatic rifle, pistol

    08/20/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 20, 2014 | Teri Sforza
    Perhaps the most important thing to know is this: It’s perfectly legal for a police charity to raffle off a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. Whether it’s entirely appropriate, however, may be another story. Several deputy sheriffs’ associations – including those in Orange County and San Diego – sold tickets for the rifle raffle on behalf of another organization (one ticket for $5, five tickets for $20). The grand prize: An AR-15 rifle which, in some incarnations in years past, fell under the federal assault weapons ban, and was on the failed 2013 Assault Weapons Ban’s no-no list.
  • Mysterious Lights In The Sky Spotted Above OC, Camp Pendleton

    06/19/2014 3:44:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | June 19, 2014 3:10 PM
    CAMP PENDLETON (CBSLA.com) — Did you see strange lights in the night sky? Our KCAL9 Street Team mobilized Wednesday night after receiving several reports of orange lights appearing various parts of southern Orange County. Viewer “Marilyn” sent KCAL9 video footage that apparently showed two round and apparently parallel objects pulsing and hovering near Trabuco Canyon around 10:15 p.m. Several viewers reported spotting similar objects over Camp Pendleton. Authorities at the U.S. Marine Corps base confirmed there was live fire training last night. Similar sightings were also reported in northern San Diego County and parts of Riverside County. It wasn’t immediately...
  • High School Boys Hold 'Draft' to Pick Prom Dates

    05/10/2014 7:27:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/5 | Lauren Steussy
    In a world where asking a date to prom has become more romantic than asking for a partner’s hand in marriage, one group of high school boys has gone the opposite direction. For years, junior and senior boys at Corona del Mar High School have selected their dates for the formal dance through an NFL-style “Prom Draft.” The school’s principal is now condemning the tradition, saying it has the potential to objectify or judge those involved. Though the draft is not affiliated with the school and secret for the most part, some of the draft results were broadcast on Twitter,...
  • In California, a Fevered Rush for Gun Permits

    04/27/2014 11:19:16 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 April 2014 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Pete Alexander celebrated the news that a federal court in California had thrown out this state’s strict requirements for obtaining a concealed-handgun permit — among the toughest in the nation — by calling the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to apply for a permit he had long wanted. “I’m a gun enthusiast,” said Mr. Alexander, a construction contractor who lives in Fullerton. “Crime is encroaching on our neighborhood, and I don’t feel as safe as I used to. This is adding to the police force.” Mr. Alexander turned out to be the beginning of a flood. In the two months since...
  • Serial killings suspects were friends for years

    04/24/2014 3:34:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 24, 2014 | Tony Saavedra, Vik Jolly and Salvador Hernandez
    They were best friends, police say, with the worst intentions. Steven Gordon and Franc Cano did nearly everything together... Cano and Gordon are charged in the death of [Jarrae] Estepp as well as three women who vanished from the streets of Santa Ana: Kianna Rae Jackson, a baby-faced 20-year-old from Las Vegas; Martha Anaya, 28, who was raising a young daughter; and Josephine Monique Vargas, 34, known to her friends as “Giggles.” ...