Orange County California

Children cooling off in the ocean during a hot afternoon in Newport Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Orange County beach is tops for cleanliness

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – An Orange County beach is the only one in California to get a “superstar” rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council in its annual water quality report card. The NRDC […]


In this July 19, 2013 photo, a jetpack instructor at H2O Water Sports Powered by Seabreeze demonstrates how to use a Jetlev in Honolulu. New devices that pump water fast enough to make people defy gravity are drawing thrill-seekers eager to try the next new watersport, but Hawaii fishermen, scientists and state officials are questioning their safety and how they may affect fish, coral and other fragile natural resources in the islands. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Orange County city puts lid on jetpacks

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city has temporarily put the lid on jetpacks after residents complained about noise and possible injuries. The Orange County Register reports ( that jetpack flight companies won’t […]


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Cash no longer accepted at OC toll roads

IRVINE (CNS) – At midnight, motorists on Orange County’s toll roads will no longer be able to pay with cash. Instead, drivers must sign up for an account that allows new equipment to register use […]


OC DA won’t charge police for deadly shooting

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – No charges will be filed against two Santa Ana police officers who killed a man and injured another in a shooting that followed a March car chase. A prosecutor from […]


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Southland gas prices drop to lowest amount since Dec. 27

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped four-tenths of a cent today to $3.59, its lowest amount since Dec. 27. The average price has decreased […]


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Streak of dropping gas prices ends at 35 days

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 35-day streak of decreases ended today when the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged, remaining at $3.783. The average price dropped 27.9 cents […]


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New healthcare partnership in Orange County

IRVINE (CNS) – UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare Health System announced a partnership today that officials said would offer a full network of health-care services in Orange County. The University of California Board of Regents […]


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OC man who posed as policeman gets 10 years

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County man who posed as a policeman, staged a phony arrest and then offered to let the man go in exchange for sex with his wife has been […]


Body found near Castaic Lake isn’t missing student

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a burned body found near a Los Angeles County lake isn’t a missing college student but the victim of an unrelated murder. Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker says Wednesday the […]


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UCLA wide receiver mourned at vigil

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of friends, family members and fellow players gathered at San Clemente High School’s football field last night for a vigil to honor Nick Pasquale. The UCLA wide receiver was struck and […]




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