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  • Counter-protester who allegedly 'sucker-punched' Trump supporter at....rally tried to flee state...

    08/24/2017 10:24:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    L A Times ^ | 08/23/2017 | Alene Tchekmedyian
    Richard Losey was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery with a hate-crime enhancement, according to the Laguna Beach Police Department. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Police said R.C. Maxwell was “peacefully” speaking with a group of people at Main Beach Park when the counter-protester punched him. Maxwell, a black Trump supporter, told The Times he went to speak with counter-protesters “trying to find commonalities” and was explaining his views when he was attacked. He said he was also pepper-sprayed and choked. The confrontation was captured on video that was posted to social media. In the video,...
  • Small Plane Crashes on 405 Freeway Near John Wayne Airport; 2 Hospitalized

    06/30/2017 10:36:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz said the plane had crashed and two people in their early 60s were hospitalized with traumatic injuries. Both patients “had vitals” when they were removed from the plane, he said. It’s not clear what caused the plane to crash, he said. “As far as exactly what occurred to the aircraft, that’s up to the FAA for investigation,” Kurtz said. The plane’s wreckage was on the southbound freeway near the MacArthur Boulevard exit, on the path that aircraft use when landing at John Wayne Airport. The Cessna 310 aircraft “landed” on the freeway short...
  • Muslims and Latinos unite during Ramadan, breaking fast with tacos at mosques

    06/05/2017 7:07:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 4, 2017 | Anh Do
    Orange County activists Rida Hamida and Ben Vazquez wanted to find a way to promote unity among the region’s Muslim and Latino communities, so they came up with a novel idea. After daily fasting as part of the holy month of Ramadan, dozens of local Muslims joined their Latino neighbors Saturday night in the parking lot of the new Islamic Center of Santa Ana to take part in the inaugural event of the campaign dubbed Taco Trucks at Every Mosque.
  • Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California this Thursday, May 18

    05/14/2017 9:13:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 14, 2017
    Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California this week: Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM Address: Rush Park Auditorium 3001 Blume Dr Los Alamitos CA 90720 Map The event is being promoted by the 405-605 Patriots. Here is their website and here is their contact information. FReeper Loud Mime is a member and if you plan on attending you may contact him for further information not listed at the website. A special note from Loud Mime: We open the doors at 6pm, we’re setting up at that time but people are welcome, especially...
  • ‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,’ chopper tells Calif. [tr]

    05/12/2017 6:34:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews and Derek Hawkins
    “You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced via a loudspeaker. Stockbridge was in a helicopter, flying off the coast of Dana Point in Orange County, Calif., at about 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday. And, indeed, swimming in the Pacific Ocean below and clearly visible from the air, were several great white sharks. Their fins rose menacingly from the water as they glided back and forth.
  • O.C. Register gets new Anaheim address

    04/24/2017 8:39:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 24, 2017 | Jonathan Lansner
    What’s in an address? Saying “625 North Grand Avenue” in Orange County doesn’t sound the same as saying “Times Square” in my native New York City. But the Orange County Register has left the storied address it called home in Santa Ana for 60 years – and the paper was based in the city for a total of 112 years. New place? A modest headquarters location just south of Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
  • Global Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In One Of America’s ‘Happiest,’ ‘Safest’ Cities

    04/02/2017 11:44:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 3/30/2017
    IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they’ve uncovered a massive international sex trafficking ring in Southern California. Prosecutors announced the arrest of four people connected to the Orange County-based enterprise that allegedly placed thousands of ads for sexual services in 29 states over the past two years. The ring was based locally in Irvine, officials said. Women and girls from China were forced to sell themselves for sex and sometimes forced to work 14 hours a day in homes purchased specifically for the purposes of prostitution, according to authorities. Investigators tracked the ring through thousands of ads selling sex on Backpage.com....
  • Pro-Trump march in Huntington Beach expected to draw thousands, including protesters

    03/24/2017 8:50:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 24, 2017 | Greg Mellen
    The organizers of the Make America Great Again march and rally, Saturday, at Bolsa Chica State Beach are crossing their fingers and hoping for a peaceful event. The march – in support of the president, military, first responders and certain causes – is being billed as a kid-friendly family-oriented event. But it takes place in climate where stark divisions in the public have led to a number of high-profile confrontations when supporters and detractors of the president collide. March organizer Jennifer Sterling said she expects at least 3,000 participants many of whom, she says, will be women, children and elderly....
  • Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California in May

    03/21/2017 1:56:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California in May. Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM Address: Rush Park Auditorium 3001 Blume Dr Los Alamitos CA 90720 Map The event is being promoted by the 405-605 Patriots. Here is their website and here is their contact information. FReeper Loud Mime is a member and if you plan on attending you may contact him for further information not listed at the website.
  • 50 years ago Saturday, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland

    03/18/2017 1:54:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2017 | Mark Eades
    ANAHEIM – A half-century ago today, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland with great fanfare, and Ron Hanford was there. “It lived up to everything,” he recalled, now 71 and living in Rancho Cucamonga. This week, like so so many times over the years, he was back enjoying Disneyland – and Pirates... It was the last attraction overseen by Walt Disney, opening three months after his death. What is now a 15-minute journey in a boat that bobs past fireflies, pirates firing off cannons, drinking pirates and those trying to escape a jail cell – with that catchy tune...
  • Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens asks Trump administration to help her hold undocumented immigr

    03/11/2017 7:34:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 10, 2017 | Jordan Graham
    Full title: Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens asks Trump administration to help her hold undocumented immigrants With most California governments and police agencies resisting President Donald Trump’s push to increase immigration enforcement and deportations, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is bucking the trend, telling the Trump administration she wants her department to cooperate more closely with federal immigration agents.Last month, Hutchens met with several high ranking members of Trump’s administration in Washington D.C., in part to communicate how her department, and possibly law enforcement in other large American counties, would be willing to impose federal immigration laws.Her message: Neighborhood enforcement...
  • These Orange County kids say why they're going to Trump's inauguration

    01/18/2017 5:54:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 18, 2017 | Susan Christian Goulding, Greg Mellen, Shane Newell and Nathan Percy
    Lots of Orange County kids are skipping school today and Friday – but not just for a trip to Disneyland or Mammoth. They’re flying to Washington, D.C. to witness a historic American tradition – the transfer of power from one president to the next.
  • Trump's pledge to boost infrastructure could aid mid-Hudson

    12/08/2016 12:56:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Middletown Times Herald-Record ^ | November 21, 2016 | James Nani
    County leaders are hopeful that the $1 trillion infrastructure investment promised by Republican president-elect Donald Trump will have a big impact on the region. Trump has promised to prioritize infrastructure spending in his first 100 days in office. The move is one that Democrats, now in minority positions in both houses of Congress, have said they're willing to support. The plan, which is not yet fully fleshed out, looks to rely heavily on billions of dollars of infrastructure tax credits to private entities. And while Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen warned recently that weighing down the national debt with...
  • ‘Thousands’ of mysterious, ‘squishy’ creatures wash up along California beach

    11/30/2016 9:06:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    wqad 8 ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | KATRINA LAMANSKY
    One Facebook user, Ryan Rustan, wrote that he was walking on the Huntington Beach shoreline Monday night when he felt "little water balloons popping under my feet, super squishy."... "Couldn't tell if they were jellyfish or eggs but there are thousands up and down the beach," ...invertebrate expert says they are sea cucumbers.
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Clinton or Trump? Here's how every neighborhood in O.C. voted (Orange County, California)

    11/12/2016 7:09:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 12, 2016 | Ian Wheeler, Lily Leung and Jeff Goertzen
    Donald Trump managed to flip some traditionally blue counties in other states but lost in Orange County, a historically conservative stronghold that’s turning bluer. Hillary Clinton snagged 401,577 votes countywide (49 percent), compared to Trump’s 361,121 (44 percent), according to results posted Friday morning. Third-party candidates Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Gloria Estela combined got 43,293 votes (4 percent). Roughly a third of Orange County ballots remain uncounted, and final results likely are weeks away ...
  • North Carolina GOP headquarters firebombed

    10/16/2016 3:39:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Fox news ^ | October 16, 2016
    A Republican Party headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed and a nearby building was vandalized on Saturday night and police were hunting for those responsible on Sunday. The inside of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters in Hillsborough was severely damaged and an adjacent building was marked with spray painted graffiti reading “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else,” The Charlotte Observer reported. “The office itself is a total loss,” state GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse said. “The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been.” A bottle of flammable...
  • Muslims Hold Mass Eid al-Adha Prayer at Angels Stadium (Shocking Photos)

    09/14/2016 10:03:10 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 55 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-13-2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Over 15,000 Muslims gathered in the parking lot of Angel Stadium on Monday morning to celebrate Eid al-Adha (the “Sacrifice Feast”), the second of two major Islamic holidays that occurs during the time of the annual hajj pilgrimage. The hajj is a mandatory religious pilgrimage for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in each Muslim’s lifetime. Eid al-Adha is a four-day festival marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage. “We had two services, and many people ended up praying outside the fence because there was no room,” Nicole Bovey Alhakawati, spokeswoman for the Islamic Institute of Orange...
  • 5 reasons O.C. homes cost triple U.S. prices

    09/04/2016 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Pelham · 50 replies
    OC Register ^ | Sept. 3, 2016 | JONATHAN LANSNER
    Once again, my math shows one Orange County house costs roughly what three median-priced American homes do. Yes, plenty of real estate affordability benchmarks exist. One I track is a personal concoction that paints a simple picture: the ratio of the median selling prices of existing single-family houses in Orange County to the same measure nationwide, according to the National Association of Realtors. In 2016’s second quarter, Orange County median price was a record high $742,200. That’s the third highest among the 178 markets surveyed by the Realtors group. Nationwide, pricing hit $240,700, also a record. This means local homes...
  • Cute English bulldog plays dead as owner drags him across the grass towards hose

    07/22/2016 9:43:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Gaby Bissett For Mailonline
    This hefty hound really did not want to have a bath - so his owner had to drag him across the grass to get him to the hose. The English bulldog, named Doughnut, was not expecting a wash at his home in Orange County, California. He spotted the coils of the hose from afar and decided to resist - by playing dead.