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Beach goers stand around a fire pit, Huntington Beach, California (AP Photo)

Newport Beach shifts tactics in fire pit ban fight

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Newport Beach has withdrawn an application to state regulators to remove five dozen fire rings from the city’s beaches, but the bonfire battle isn’t over. City Manager Dave Kiff sent […]

07/03/2013

The San Onofre nuclear power plant. (AP Photo)

600 to get pink slips at San Onofre

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Operators of the San Onofre nuclear power plant are laying off 600 employees as the troubled facility begins to shut down for good. The Orange County Register says nonunion employees […]

06/27/2013

Fewer abortions with hospital consolidations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — By joining with a much bigger Catholic health system, a prominent Orange County hospital hopes to enhance patients’ access to a host of services — except one. Hoag Memorial Hospital […]

06/21/2013

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OC authorities seek stolen artificial leg

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are asking for public help in finding an artificial leg that was stolen from a man at an Orange County amusement park. The Orange County Register says the custom prosthetic, […]

06/21/2013

Beach goers stand around a fire pit, Huntington Beach, California (AP Photo)

State lawmakers backing beach fire rings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have weighed in on the burning issue of banning fire pits at California beaches. The Orange County Register says the state Assembly last month approved a nonbinding resolution supporting […]

06/12/2013

Boiler room explosion rattles Santa Ana school

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An explosion in the boiler room of a Southern California high school has caused damage to a building but no students were injured. Santa Ana Unified School District spokeswoman Deidra […]

06/11/2013

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5 teens killed in fiery Orange County car crash

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people killed in a fiery Southern California crash that split a car in half were teenagers from the Irvine area. Sheriff’s officials tell the Orange County Register […]

05/28/2013

The Crystal Cathedral in a 2010 AP file photo.

Crystal Cathedral church gets new name

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The church once known as California’s Crystal Cathedral has been renamed Shepherd’s Grove. The church is moving next month to St. Callistus Catholic Church in Orange. The Roman Catholic Diocese of […]

05/17/2013

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Garden Grove acts to close marijuana dispensaries

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County city is ordering its medical marijuana dispensaries to close in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that permits pot shop bans. The Orange County Register […]

05/14/2013

OC DA to start shaming for convicted johns

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County’s district attorney says he’ll fight prostitution by naming and shaming johns.

04/30/2013

Calif. woman goes on trial in severed penis case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California prosecutor says a jealous wife yelled “You deserve it” before severing her estranged husband’s penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in a garbage disposal.

04/17/2013

Man-made OC reef not generating enough fish

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Biologists say a San Clemente habitat built to compensate for a drop-off in fish population because of the San Onofre nuclear plant’s warm water emissions isn’t generating enough fish.

04/09/2013

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