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Orange County Register: California

  • newIndie bestsellers for the week of Aug.
    The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Late Show, Mic…
    - 25 mins ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:10pm -
  • newSanta Margarita Little League

    - 26 mins ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:09pm -
  • newFire at Camp Pendleton burns 60 acres
    CAMP PENDLETON A wildfire that began late Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Camp Pendleton has burned about 60 acres, according to base officials. The blaze was reported about 11:45 p.m. in the San Mateo helicopter landing zone,  said Camp Pendleton spokesman C…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • newConfederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore
    Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there.
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:16am -
  • newBest thing I ate: Sicilian specialty pizza in Laguna Beach
    Facci ri veccia is a type of Sicilian pizza unlike anything other. It’s made with multiple razor-thin sheets of focaccia dough, almost like lavash, stuffed with crescenza and mozzarella cheese and topped with prosciutto and a drizzle of oil. It is…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • newAvocado shortage: A perfect storm of problems is causing a surge in prices

    Avocado shortage: A perfect storm of problems is causing a surge in prices

    Volatile prices in the marketplace are tied to a dismal California harvest, which started in February.
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • newCan we make Disneyland better by trading some of its attractions to Walt Disney World?

    Can we make Disneyland better by trading some of its attractions to Walt Disney World?

    Forget fantasy football. I want to run my own fantasy theme park league. Let’s draft attractions and find some way to figure out which of our made-up parks would draw the most fans and make the most money. But as with any fantasy team, the best par…
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:01am -
  • newBrea to get 80 new homes for 55-plus buyers as market heats up
    Homebuilder The New Home Co. is creating its first 55-plus age restricted community in Orange County to Brea. The Agave community within the La Floresta neighborhood will hold 80 single-story flats ranging from 1,379-to-1,726 square feet in size with…
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:05am -
  • newPublic-private space ventures need oversight
    Public-private partnerships in space travel hold much promise, and greater cost-efficiency, but government should be transparent about the risks and inevitable failures. On Monday, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, c…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:03am -
  • newBig public pensions continue to pile up
    While politicians across California seem content to ignore the problem, both the cost and excesses of public-sector pensions continue to grow. Last year, nearly 23,000 retired government workers receiving a pension through the California Public Emplo…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:01am -

SacBee: State News

  • College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite
    A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:25pm -
  • UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding
    A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:06pm -
  • Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

    Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

    When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no.Sierra Leone immigrant Gombie Musa-Tonyayia looks down during an interview with The As…
    - 15 Oct 14, 1:58pm -
  • Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

    Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

    The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-…
    - 15 Oct 14, 1:17pm -
  • Transient arrested in attack on California girl
    A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion
    A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:37pm -
  • Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

    Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure.In this June 11, 2014, photo provided by the Mader family, Brenda Mader, who…
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:22pm -
  • Lawsuit claims discrimination by W.Va. contractor
    Five African-American former employees of a West Virginia gas pipeline contractor sued the company Tuesday, claiming they are victims of racial discrimination.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:47am -
  • Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade
    San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:42am -
  • Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

    Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

    Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs?FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Facebook worker waits for friends to arrive outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and Apple, long known for cushy perks su…
    - 15 Oct 14, 10:52am -

San Diego Union Tribune

  • newJered Weaver retires

    Jered Weaver retires

    Jered Weaver, the accomplished right-hander who signed with the Padres in February, on Wednesday announced his retirement following 12 seasons in the majors. Weaver, 34, made his last start, arguably the worst of his career, on May 19. He walked off…
    - 30 mins ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:05pm -
  • newIllicit stimulant's unusual power explained by Scripps Research team

    Illicit stimulant's unusual power explained by Scripps Research team

    Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered how an illicit stimulant abused in the Middle East exerts its psychoactive effect. Using a novel vaccine approach in mice, a team led by Kim Janda figured out the mechanism of action of fen…
    - 35 mins ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • newPickup driver suffers major injuries in Santee crash

    Pickup driver suffers major injuries in Santee crash

    A motorist suspected of DUI suffered major head injuries when he crashed his pickup into a tree and pole on Mission Gorge Road in Santee Wednesday. The driver, believed to be in his late 20s, was unconscious when firefighters cut away part of the tru…
    - 1 hour ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:15pm -
  • newConstitutional Convention could result in term limits

    Constitutional Convention could result in term limits

    In his recent letter on term limits (“McConnell the poster child for term limits,” Aug. 12) Wayne Bostic asks, “Who will lead this effort?” Should Congress not meet its major objectives of health care reform, tax reform and infrastructure by…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • newFantasy Football 2017: 32 sleepers

    Fantasy Football 2017: 32 sleepers

    My wife, Kendra, is entering her third season in fantasy football. Much like a wide receiver in its third season, it's her time to shine. She has the basics down — the draft, how to monitor the waiver wire and trash talk decorum. Her Associate's de…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • newMarine layer might block view of solar eclipse from San Diego

    Marine layer might block view of solar eclipse from San Diego

    The solar eclipse that will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 21, may be blocked from view in San Diego due to the marine layer, according to the National Weather Service. “It’s still too early to tell, but it looks like there will be a…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:05am -
  • new2 detained in Mira Mesa with Mercedes possibly used in Encinitas hit-run crash

    2 detained in Mira Mesa with Mercedes possibly used in Encinitas hit-run crash

    A phoned-in tip Tuesday night led San Diego police to what authorities believe may be the white Mercedes-Benz that severely injured a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in Encinitas Friday night. Police detained a man and woman in the damaged car parke…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • newMicromotors neutralize stomach acid, deliver antibiotic

    Micromotors neutralize stomach acid, deliver antibiotic

    Micromotors thinner than a human hair delivered an antibiotic in the stomachs of mice while neutralizing excess acid, in a study by University of California San Diego scientists. The micromotor-delivered antibiotic reduced populations of H.pylori bac…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:45am -
  • newTrump doubles down on Charlottesville blame

    Trump doubles down on Charlottesville blame

    Should we still be giving Trump a chance? Despite brave words on the editorial page (“Trump’s silence this weekend spoke volumes,” Aug. 15), you still haven’t answered the two basic questions: Is he your president and do you still think we sh…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • newIntruder shot at San Pasqual Valley home

    Intruder shot at San Pasqual Valley home

    A homeowner shot an intruder who then barricaded himself in a bedroom at the San Pasqual Valley Road home early Wednesday, sheriff’s officials said. The wounded 28-year-old man followed deputies orders to come out, and he was taken by ambulance to…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:55am -

L.A. Times: California Politics

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