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Imagine Dragons brings its Evolve World Tour, with new music and big production, to Southern California

After six straight years of being on the road and finding huge success with their debut and sophomore records the guys in Imagine Dragons needed to take a break. Formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2008, the band seemed like an overnight success as it launched onto the charts with its 2012 debut, “Night Visions,” […]

Oceanfront San Clemente home once owned by surf media legend John Severson for sale at $16 million

An oceanfront San Clemente house that once was the home of Surfer Magazine founder and filmmaker John Severson is for sale at $15.995 million. Set in the gated Cyprus Shore community, the bluff-top, 3,361-square-foot house sits on a third of an acre. Five bedrooms include a master retreat “tucked into the side of a cliff,” […]

Cauldron, home to the viral Puffle Cone ice cream, plans major expansion

Cauldron Ice Cream, a Santa Ana-based dessert concept, is growing through franchising with new stores opening over the next year in Southern California. The scoop shop sells small batch ice cream made on-site using liquid nitrogen. The first shop opened in 2015 in Santa Ana near South Coast Plaza. It earned buzz for its Instagram-worthy […]

Will Ferrell and family endow USC women’s soccer scholarship

Actor Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin have endowed the first full scholarship for USC women's soccer, the university announced today.

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as earthquake kills 217

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, PETER ORSI and MARK STEVENSON MEXICO CITY — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Adding poignancy and a touch of the […]

Busting antitrust myths about Amazon, Google and Facebook

Can a business become too successful? Can it serve its customers too well? It can, if you are a government economist or bureaucrat — or a less efficient rival with political connections. There are increasing calls for large technology firms such as Amazon, Google and Facebook to be brought to heel by the government, and […]

Hurricane Maria lashes Puerto Rico on march through Caribbean

By DANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria, which has […]

Go to Austin for outsized adventures

Finding awe in Austin Austin, Texas, is the “place where people, music and food collide with great passion,” says Manfred Lassahn, executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Lassahn – who loves to travel to see friends, explore new places, “and, of course, eat” – is an Austin booster. He enjoys […]

Ethics panel still not inspiring confidence

More than 15 months on, and we finally have a county Ethics Commission — sort of. Last week, the Board of Supervisors approved the third member, Todd Spitzer’s nominee, retired Superior Court Judge Barbara Tam Nomoto-Schumann. The five-person commission now has the quorum required to hold its first meeting, as reported by Voice of OC. […]

Leslie Van Houten is still a murderer

Re: “Should Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled?” [Opinion, Sept. 19]: I don’t know who will answer yes to this ridiculous question other than someone who was born after 1969 or did not live in Southern California at the time this horrific murder took place. I remember it. I was a teenager. This event […]

Man hit, killed by car while crossing street in Stanton

STANTON — A man was killed by a car Tuesday night, Sept. 19, while crossing a street in Stanton, authorities said. The incident was reported around 7:20 p.m. near the intersection of Katella and Dale avenues, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Matthew Stiverson. The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he died. His name […]

Yorba Linda man robbed at gunpoint in front of his home

YORBA LINDA — A man was robbed at gunpoint of a large amount of cash in front of his home Tuesday, Sept. 19, authorities said. The victim told deputies that around 9:05 p.m., four men wearing hoodies robbed him after he got out of his car in the 20100 block of Channing Lane, said Sheriff’s […]

Black Chamber of Commerce honors Cal State Fullerton

The Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County honored Cal State Fullerton for 60 years of helping students succeed. PBS So Cal and USO also were honored at the organization’s annual banquet Sept. 9. “Tonight, we honor our respective histories, and at Cal State Fullerton, it is impossible to do so without recognizing the incredible […]

Samantha Koemans made some big moves to start and star for Cal State Fullerton soccer

By Ryan Posner Riding the bench had never been a reality for Samantha Koemans. The Cal State Fullerton senior midfielder was a two-time team MVP while playing at Pasadena High, racking up numerous all-league and all-conference honors. Koemans, the second-youngest of 10 children, branched out for college and accepted a scholarship to play at Jacksonville […]

Santa Ana creates homeless czar position as it works to combat growing issue

SANTA ANA – As Orange County municipalities take steps to address growing homeless populations within their borders, the city with one of the largest concentrations is doubling down on its efforts to keep the issue from getting even more out of hand. Santa Ana council members on Tuesday, Sept. 19, unanimously approved a homeless prevention, […]

Angels lose to Indians, missing chance to gain ground

ANAHEIM — As the Angels try to claw into the playoffs for the first time since 2014, they were bitten by a remnant of that last postseason team. Trying to add depth to the bullpen for the playoff run three year ago, the Angels made a minor trade to get Vinnie Pestano from the Cleveland […]

Steadied by Sam Darnold, USC increasingly no stranger to second-half comebacks

LOS ANGELES — It has been a recent phenomenon. In three of USC’s past four victories, stretching to last January’s Rose Bowl win, its offense has been forced to overcome late deficits. Against Penn State? The Trojans trailed by 14 points entering the fourth quarter. In this season’s opener against Western Michigan? They fell behind […]

Science gets messy in CSUF boot camp for future biologists

Read about a lab experiment, and it sounds logical. Perform a lab experiment, and it seems inevitable. Get out and do an experiment in the field? That’s when things get messy, said Bill Hoese, professor of biological science. Sometimes up-to-the-knees-in-mud messy. Undergraduate students learn that lesson each summer in the Southern California Ecosystems Research Program […]

OCVarsity Video: El Modena confident as it gets ready to take on Villa Park

OCVarsity’s Zach Cavanagh was at El Modena High on Tuesday to check out the Vanguards as they prepare to play Villa Park on Friday night, Sept. 23. There are highlights from practice, plus interviews with Coach Matt Mitchell, quarterback A.J. Esperanza and several other key players.

Irvine football team tops Estancia, 33-7; improves mark to 3-1

Irvine’s football team, 3-1 on the season, is back in action Friday, Sept. 22 to wrap up non-league play against Laguna Hills (1-3) at Irvine Stadium. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. The Vaqueros won their third in a row on Friday, Sept. 15, defeating Estancia, 33-7, at Irvine Stadium. “We did not play as well […]

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