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Meet this week’s Chargers opponents: Kansas City

  If this is indeed Alex Smith’s final season in Kansas City, he’s certainly making it count. The veteran quarterback has looked like a different player in his 12th professional campaign, subverting his game-manager reputation with 9.8 yards per pass attempt. In wins against the Patriots and Eagles, he threw five touchdown passes — a […]

Here are some heartwarming stories about how people came together after Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has been tearing through Houston since it touched land last week. Many are stranded and have been displaced due to floods in the area. Despite the tragic developments in Texas, there are some instances that will make you cry a tear of happiness. And, if anything, will restore your hope in the human […]

California governor candidate Travis Allen had $42,000 in late income tax

Allen, a Republican Assemblyman from Orange County, failed to pay his full federal income tax for 2012 and 2013, public records show -- and didn’t pay up until the Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien against him in 2017.  

It’s Out of the Question: Joey Chestnut vs. The Gyoza … who’s got the stomach for this?

The question we’ve always wanted to ask Joey Chestnut: Why have you never won a chestnut eating contest? “No one has had one yet, but I’m sure all it would take is a sponsor …it could be easy to do,” said the 10-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating champion as he started to entertain the idea. […]

Orange County church finds higher purpose for unused land: affordable housing and community services

The concept of using church land to host affordable housing is not new. Similar efforts have been undertaken by churches across the country in New York City, Portland, Ore., and Baltimore.

How an Orange County shelter is helping women in South Sudan

Deng Daniel Khot’s voice and image cut in and out on the computer screen as three staff members of Laura’s House, a nonprofit devoted to combating domestic violence, watch from their Orange County office. Khot persists, despite the sketchy Skype connection from 9,000 miles away in northeast Africa, where he lives in a village in […]

Rivalry brewing between Chargers, Rams? ‘Not really,’ Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says

COSTA MESA — For months, the Chargers have publicly waged their “Fight for L.A.” The slogan was emblazoned on street-side banners and carved into a giant block on the StubHub Center concourse. It was the central theme of a recent promo video. And it took literal form two weeks ago during a joint practice with […]

Chargers’ debut shows off StubHub Center, but fan turnout still mixed

CARSON — The bus ride was worth it. Gabriel Gonzalez had arrived in town a day earlier, after a 12 1/2-hour trip from Ciudad Juárez. The 50-year-old had been a Chargers fan for more than three decades — the obsession taking root when, as a teenager, he watched them pull off the thriller later dubbed the […]

Protesters call OC Fair “extreme rodeo” cruel to animals

COSTA MESA Mixing bulls, people and fire constitutes animal cruelty, not entertainment, argued a small group of animal lovers protesting an “extreme rodeo” at the Orange County Fair. “We’re trying to stop animal abuse tonight. Please don’t go to the rodeo,” Paris Connolly, of Newport Beach, called out to fair-goers as she passed out fliers […]

Here’s how drones are changing the real estate business

Banking low over the trees, the small quadcopter slows and begins a gradual climb. Rising above the roof, it hovers in place for a moment before flying over a fountain in the courtyard and sweeping along the edge of a swimming pool. Welcome to the modern world of real estate. Drone photography and videos and […]

Statue of Liberty as a Muslim? Painting in Rep. Lou Correa’s office sparks complaints

A student painting that depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a Muslim hijab, displayed in congressman Lou Correa’s Santa Ana office, is being attacked as an unpatriotic violation of the separation of church and state by members of We the People Rising, a Claremont-based activist group that advocates stricter enforcement of immigration laws. The group, […]

Was Amazing Grapes, which closed this month, spurned by TV millionaire Marcus Lemonis?

Did Marcus Lemonis of "The Profit" spurn Amazing Grapes? He invested in the Rancho Santa Margarita wine bar a few years ago, but could not save it. It closed earlier this month.

Weekend events for friends, couples and families

Friends Stay on top of your shoe game with the two-day Sneaker Con at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, which will feature more than 250 shoe vendors with everything from nostalgic kicks to latest releases. Want to know if your own sneakers are real or fake? Visit the “Sneaker Con Authenticated” station where a […]

Attorney Larry H. Parker seeks a good settlement for San Juan Capistrano estate

Here’s one settlement that won’t play out in court. Larry H. Parker, the personal-injury attorney known for his assertive and long-running television commercials, has put his home on a hilltop in San Juan Capistrano on the market for $4.91 million. The estate, built in 1986, is reached by a winding...

Sunday media: The Drone Racing League propels ESPN into expanded definitions of sport

note: a version has been put into Saxo with all corresponding hyperlinks … art has been emailed in   They called it “L.A. Pocalypse.” Converting the guts of an abused and abandoned former shopping mall in Hawthorne, with all its graffiti tagging, leaking roof and other sketchy surrounding, a quaint “Mad Max”-type TV venue was […]

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