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James Murdoch pledges $1 million to Anti-Defamation League as Trump protest

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox and the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, condemned the president’s performance after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and pledged to donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League. In an email on Thursday, a copy of which was obtained by The […]

At least 13 dead, media reports, as van plows into crowd in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain — A white van plowed into a packed summer crowd Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, killing some people and sending dozens fleeing. Barcelona police called it a terror attack and local media reported up to 13 dead. Catalan police tweeted “there are mortal victims and injured from the crash” without specifying […]

State pension fund divestment policies leave Californians another day older and deeper in debt

The politicization of state pension fund investments has once again come back to bite us — this time in coal stocks — harming taxpayers and government employees alike. Under the Public Divestiture of Thermal Coal Companies Act of 2015, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and California State Teachers’ Retirement System were required to divest […]

Much room for missteps in response to Venezuela

As if the United States didn’t have enough on its plate, the risk of a bungled response to the terrible situation in Venezuela is on course to rise considerably. At a time when political debates are increasingly nationalized and national debates are waged on the basis of abstract principle, it will be hard to muster […]

San Juan Capistrano says not so fast (food) to Chik-fil-A

If you were planning to camp out in front of the Chick-fil-A in San Juan Capistrano in hopes of a free chicken sandwich on opening day, put the tent away. Chick-fil-A threw in the towel late last month. “The fast-food chain asked the city to terminate its application in a letter submitted July 24, a […]

Mandatory public employee union orientation now on the books in California

National Employee Freedom Week, which runs from August 20th to the 26th this year, is a national effort to inform employees about the ability they have to opt-out of union membership. In the 5th year of its existence, the 2017 edition of National Employee Freedom Week is especially interesting as the public employee unions may […]

Time to end injustice in juvenile justice system

Maria Rivera was a single mother raising two boys in Orange County when her youngest got into trouble. In 2008, he became one of tens of thousands of youth — disproportionately black and brown — who are referred annually into the state’s juvenile justice system, where he spent more than a year in detention. Then […]

Darkening skies over Sacramento not just from eclipse

In ancient times, the Greeks believed a solar eclipse was a sign the Gods were angry and meant the beginning of disasters and destruction. On Monday, Aug. 21, for the first time in almost a century, a total solar eclipse will be visible within a band across the entire contiguous United States. That same day […]

Rancho Santa Margarita a winner in housing, too!

Rancho Santa Margarita has a pretty good Little League … and a decent housing market, too! The city’s youth baseball team is representing western states by playing in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, we’ll note Rancho Santa Margarita’s housing market in 2017’s first six months looked strong with above-average gains in pricing […]

Cartoons: Praying for too many

Check out our daily cartoon gallery featuring some of the best cartoonists from around the world, and across the political spectrum, covering current issues and figures.

Letters: Not what the founders intended

When I was growing up in Santa Ana during the 1950s, my dad owned a small business. One of our best family friends was an elected county official. When I was 10 or 11, I noticed that our friends’ house wasn’t as nice as ours, that they had one car while we had two, and […]

OCVarsity 2017 Sunset League team previews: Edison, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Harbor, Marina

OCVarsity Kickoff 2017: The Register has put together its annual preview for the upcoming high school football season. In the coming days we’ll have previews online of every team and league in Orange County, plus much more, including our O.C. Hot 150 rankings of the top players in the county. SUNSET LEAGUE (OC Varsity’s rating […]

OCVarsity 2017 Sea View League previews: Aliso Niguel, Capistrano Valley, Dana Hills, El Toro, Laguna Hills

OCVarsity Kickoff 2017: The Register has put together its annual preview for the upcoming high school football season. In the coming days we’ll have previews online of every team and league in Orange County, plus much more, including our O.C. Hot 150 rankings of the top players in the county. SEA VIEW LEAGUE (OC Varsity’s […]

OCVarsity 2017 Pacific Coast League team previews: Beckman, Corona del Mar, Irvine, Northwood, University, Woodbridge

OCVarsity Kickoff 2017: The Register has put together its annual preview for the upcoming high school football season. In the coming days we’ll have previews online of every team and league in Orange County, plus much more, including our O.C. Hot 150 rankings of the top players in the county. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (OCVarsity’s rating […]

OCVarsity’s 2017 Orange Coast League team previews: Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, Estancia, Godinez, Laguna Beach, Saddleback

OCVarsity Kickoff 2017: The Register has put together its annual preview for the upcoming high school football season. In the coming days we’ll have previews online of every team and league in Orange County, plus much more, including our O.C. Hot 150 rankings of the top players in the county. ORANGE COAST LEAGUE (OCVarsity’s rating […]

OCVarsity’s 2017 small schools previews: St. Margaret’s, Crean Lutheran, SVC, CVC, Fairmont Prep, Whittier Christian

OCVarsity Kickoff 2017: The Register has put together its annual preview for the upcoming high school football season. In the coming days we’ll have previews online of every team and league in Orange County, plus much more, including our O.C. Hot 150 rankings of the top players in the county. ACADEMY LEAGUE (OC Varsity’s rating […]

Man facing fraud charges over 2 Orange County homes set to go into foreclosure

NEWPORT BEACH — A 65-year-old man faces charges of fraudulently stonewalling a financial institution for years in its efforts to foreclose on his properties in Dana Point and Los Alamitos, a prosecutor said Thursday. Reynaldo Francisco...Show More Summary

Gymnast Sam Mikulak impresses in limited fashion at P&G Championships

  ANAHEIM — Sam Mikulak’s run as the U.S. all-around champion ended on Thursday. Actually it ended in February, when the Orange County native tore his Achilles tendon. The first day of the P&G Championships at Honda Center was when he officially removed himself from the running by competing in just two of the six […]

Port of L.A. security under scrutiny after man climbs on crane, falls to his death

The Port of Los Angeles said Thursday it is reviewing its security protocols after a man driving a stolen SUV— who evaded police at least twice — breached a security gate into the West Basin Shipping Terminal, climbed a gantry crane, and eventually fell or jumped to his death Wednesday night. The man was identified Thursday, […]

What was that big metal dome on the move in Seal Beach, Garden Grove?

If you saw a massive, bizarre-looking, rusty dome traveling along a major highway and are wondering what the heck that is — yeah, we were curious, too. Turns out the gigantic piece of mystery equipment, which puzzled Southern California drivers from Corona to Norco to Westminster and Seal Beach early Thursday, is a reactor bound […]

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