Topicfire Orange County News 2014-04-16T06:30:40+00:00 text/html 2014-03-27T16:46:24+00:00 Where are teens drinking, doing drugs? Answer defies trends <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />When it comes to health in Orange County, residents of high-income cities fare best, with longer lifespans, less obesity and fewer chronic diseases. But that’s not the case for drug, alcohol and tobacco use among teens. In Laguna Beach, for... text/html 2014-03-27T15:47:59+00:00 Driver charged with murder in 2013 Irvine crash <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />A Mission Viejo man facing murder and drunken-driving charges in connection with a crash that killed a man and his dog in March 2013 has turned himself into Irvine police, Irvine police Cmdr. Julia Engen said. Brad Philip Marsicano, 32, is charged in... text/html 2014-03-27T07:55:29+00:00 Is Jerry Brown Nominating the Orange Diocese's Keeper of Pedo-Priest Secrets as a OC Judge? <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />The buzz going around the Diocese of Orange is that California governor Jerry Brown is considering general counsel Maria Rullo Schinderle as a judge. And if ever you needed a laugh, it's in that ... Continue reading "Is Jerry Brown Nominating the Orange Diocese's Keeper of Pedo-Priest Secrets as a OC... text/html 2014-03-27T07:37:36+00:00 South County church breaks ground on $4.5 million expansion <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />MISSION VIEJO – When families from throughout South County enter the planned children's ministry building at Mount of Olives Church, they'll be greeted by a life-size truck complete with steam to simulate exhaust, a rumbling engine sound and a... text/html 2014-03-27T06:34:05+00:00 Vicki Gunvalson Gets a Beat on Real Housewives Franchise's "Lifetime Achievement Award" Bravo this week announced the winners of the first-ever Real Housewives Awards and the original series in the franchise, The Real Housewives of Orange County, only managed to snag one. Voted on b... Continue reading "Vicki Gunvalson Gets a Beat on Real Housewives Franchise's "Lifetime Achievement Award"" > text/html 2014-03-27T06:27:22+00:00 Irvine teen asks Congress to fund research for tuberculosis <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />WASHINGTON – University High freshman Jake Kaufman looked around the cramped congressional hearing room when it was announced that the “best-dressed man in the room” would speak next. Then Kaufman realized that the moderator was speaking about... text/html 2014-03-27T05:59:01+00:00 Cities spend to bring back redevelopment agencies SACRAMENTO – A proposed ballot measure seeks to revive California’s redevelopment agencies, and supporters have quietly received some financial help from several cities, including Anaheim. But a property-rights group criticizes that support,... text/html 2014-03-27T05:32:40+00:00 Anaheim councilwoman criticized for online comments, asked to resign <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />ANAHEIM – Donna Acevedo, the mother of a man fatally shot by Anaheim police in 2012, called on Councilwoman Lucille Kring to resign from the City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting. The request stems from Kring‘s posting of a message online... text/html 2014-03-27T05:32:11+00:00 Taco Bell breakfast: 8 must-know details, plus early waffle taco reviews <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Irvine-based Taco Bell enters the morning breakfast wars Thursday armed with a waffle taco mashup and a pricey ad campaign aimed at bolstering its entrance into a $31 billion dining segment. The final national menu, which was tested for two years in... text/html 2014-03-27T04:58:24+00:00 Man, 25, arrested in Irvine child annoyance case <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />IRVINE – Police have arrested a man suspected of following a 12-year-old girl and are investigating whether he is tied to a series of child annoyance and indecent exposure incidents in the city. Joseph Anguiano, 25, was arrested Tuesday night after... text/html 2014-03-27T04:57:11+00:00 After $2 billion deal, big questions for Oculus <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />The surprise $2 billion purchase of Irvine startup Oculus VR by Facebook could lay the groundwork for Oculus to take its futuristic virtual reality technology mainstream. Or it could represent the rash decision of young tech visionaries to sell out... text/html 2014-03-27T03:50:51+00:00 Officer eager to take police dog Bruno home <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />ANAHEIM – For six years, they were the “baddest team on the block.” But that changed a week ago when a 21-year-old felon fresh from prison shot at police officers during a foot pursuit. The bullet officers said was intended for them instead hit... text/html 2014-03-26T21:51:14+00:00 Manual Ramos Wants Immunity In Kelly Thomas Killing To Hinder FBI Probe <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /> Fearing he will be prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice for murdering Kelly Thomas, fired Fullerton cop Manual Ramos is asking a judge to grant him immunity from a scheduled civil deposit... Continue reading "Manual Ramos Wants Immunity In Kelly Thomas Killing To Hinder FBI Probe" > text/html 2014-03-26T18:09:17+00:00 Earthquake Experts: Huntington Beach Tsunami Risk is Very Real If you live in Huntington Beach, and especially along the coast there, you'd be wise to figure out a quick route to reach higher ground. That's the advice of Lucy Jones, Southern California media... Continue reading "Earthquake Experts: Huntington Beach Tsunami Risk is Very Real" > text/html 2014-03-26T17:10:36+00:00 Family of Unarmed Man Killed by Anaheim PD Settle Civil Suit for $245,000 The city of Anaheim settled a lawsuit earlier this month filed by the family of David Raya. The 23-year-old man was unarmed when shot to death on August 16, 2011 by detective Bruce Linn near the... Continue reading "Family of Unarmed Man Killed by Anaheim PD Settle Civil Suit for $245,000"... text/html 2014-03-26T14:49:33+00:00 Brian Joseph Eastman Cops to Secretly Snapping Shots Up Lady Shoppers' Skirts A 26-year-old Irvine man pleaded guilty this week to using his cellphone to secretly snap photos and record videos up the skirts of female customers at a Tustin clothing store. Brian Joseph Eastm... Continue reading "Brian Joseph Eastman Cops to Secretly Snapping Shots Up Lady Shoppers' Skirts" > text/html 2014-03-26T06:35:20+00:00 Anaheim severs ties with lobbying firm The Anaheim City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to sever its ties with the Sacramento lobbying firm of Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates, whose owner paid a record fine for violating state campaign finance laws. The move comes one month after... text/html 2014-03-26T06:17:58+00:00 Wounded Anaheim police dog retiring <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />ANAHEIM – An Anahiem police dog who took a bullet last week that officers say was meant for them will retire after recovering from his injuries, officials said Tuesday. Bruno, a 7-year-old German shepherd, is expected to remain at the Yorba Linda... text/html 2014-03-26T00:44:06+00:00 Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Facebook, the social media giant, said Tuesday it will buy Irvine virtual reality startup Oculus VR for $2 billion. It was a stunning development for the tech world and for Oculus, which started just two years ago in the mind of Palmer Luckey -- a... text/html 2014-03-25T15:45:31+00:00 Drunk Designated Driver Blames Orange County Fatality On Bicyclist <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /> At her August 2009 sentencing hearing, Anaheim's Heather Elizabeth Azkoul apologized for what happened after she volunteered to be the designated driver for a group of friends partying at The Blo... Continue reading "Drunk Designated Driver Blames Orange County Fatality On Bicyclist" > text/html 2014-03-25T14:37:59+00:00 Pennysaver Ad of the Week is Dyin' for Netics Today's Pennysaver ad of the week is brought to you by the letters Tom and Cruise. ... Continue reading "Pennysaver Ad of the Week is Dyin' for Netics" > text/html 2014-03-25T14:30:43+00:00 Is the OC Register's Paywall Coming Down? Magic 8-Ball Says "Signs Point to Yes" It's almost the one-year anniversary of the Orange County Register erecting a paywall on its website, a paywall that owners Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz swore was strict, swore would never go down... Continue reading "Is the OC Register's Paywall Coming Down? Magic 8-Ball Says "Signs Point to Yes"" > text/html 2014-03-25T01:18:31+00:00 Great Park CEO could become city employee <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />The city of Irvine appears poised to keep the CEO of its Great Park working for the city, but as an at-will city employee, not as a contractor. Mike Ellzey’s contract expires June 30 and a proposal before the Great Park Corp. board of directors and... text/html 2014-03-24T23:20:06+00:00 Funeral held for man suspected in homeless slayings <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />SANTA ANA – There was no flag draped over the coffin, no lengthy procession and no honor guard for a man suspected of killing six people who was buried Sunday morning. For the man who court documents say confessed to a two-month killing spree that... text/html 2014-03-24T23:19:02+00:00 Los Alamitos-Long Beach Hit with 2.7 Quake An earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale just shook the area bordering Los Alamitos and Long Beach. Did you feel it? ... Continue reading "Los Alamitos-Long Beach Hit with 2.7 Quake" >