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Chargers to exercise CB Jason Verrett’s fifth-year option; Joey Bosa reports for workouts

CARSON — Two of the Chargers’ top defenders have yet to settle their long-term futures with the team, but General Manager Tom Telesco doesn’t think those questions will affect this week’s draft decisions. The Chargers intend to exercise Jason Verrett’s fifth-year option, which would lock in the Pro Bowl cornerback through the 2018 season and […]

Girls swimming athlete of the week: Eva Merrell, Crean Lutheran

GIRLS SWIMMING ATHLETE OF THE WEEK EVA MERRELL CREAN LUTHERAN The junior won the 100 butterfly (52.67) and 100 backstroke (53.03) in meet records and All-America times at the Foothill Swim Games. She also led off the Saints’ meet-record 200 medley relay (1:43.13). O.C. Dual Meet Top 10 1. Santa Margarita 2. Tesoro 3. Los […]

Woodbridge remembers a ‘true Warrior,’ Joshua Wong, 12-year-old baseball player who died of a brain tumor

Woodbridge’s varsity baseball team is trying to keep the memory alive of a young Irvine Pony baseball player who died last year from a rare inoperable brain stem tumor. Irvine resident Joshua Wong, who dreamed of being a Woodbridge Warrior one day, died Sept. 25, 2016, at the age of 12 after being diagnosed with […]

How to throw a community party that’ll raise your local profile

If you haven't started thinking about your Fourth of July event, then you're probably not expecting hundreds of people to show up. However, if you're Amy Parry, CEO at Closing Alliance and party person extraordinaire in St. George, Utah, then you know that a big turnout requires planning -- lots of planning...

Efficient kids room module has two beds, lofted playhouse

No fair Continuing the “kids have it better” theme, here’s an adorable—and cleverly designed—children’s room by Antwerp firm Van Staeyen Interieur. Located at the top of a large brick home in an irregularly-shaped space, the white room...Show More Summary

Tone it up with your toddler! Local spots where you can work out and bring your kids

Break a sweat by yourself, enjoy a massage or get fit while bonding with your baby! Here’s a list of fitness studios in Orange County that offer child care for busy moms and dads: YOGA STUDIOS Baker Ranch Yoga: Hatha, yoga basics, gentle yoga • Child care (0 to 5 years) is available for the […]

Earth Day comes to Bolsa Chica Wetlands

As one of the ecological victory stories and gems of Orange County, it only makes sense that Earth Day is a big deal at the Bolsa Chica wetlands. On Saturday, residents and nature lovers had a chance to see the wetlands in all its bio-diverse wonder at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy’s Earth Day Festival. With nesting […]

New hospital after-care for homeless opens in Midway City specializing in mental illness, substance abuse

The Illumination Foundation has opened a new 55-bed around-the-clock shelter where Orange County homeless patients with mental health or substance abuse struggles can recover after a hospitalization. The Midway City facility is the fourth recuperative-care site the Irvine nonprofit has opened in Orange and Los Angeles counties to give patients a safe place to recover. […]

Irvine man gets 10 months in prison for flying planes without a pilot’s license

An Irvine man who flew private jets without a valid license was sentenced Monday to 10 months in prison. Arnold Gerald Leto III last year pleaded guilty to illegally flying aircraft on two separate occasions, despite not having a required “airman certificate,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Along with the prison time, Leto, […]

Rams GM Les Snead, now without Jeff Fisher, will rise or fall on his own merits

Certainly it’s not a scenario Les Snead wanted to find himself in, but it’s tough to imagine how the aftermath of a miserable 2016 season could have worked out better for him. The Rams, last December, fired Coach Jeff Fisher but chose to bring back Snead for a sixth season. It was a bold move, […]

After report of “sexting,” top investigator leaves DA’s office

The chief investigator for the Orange County District Attorney’s office has left his job two years after he was accused of “sexting” on duty. A memo sent today to staffers by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Investigations Bureau Chief Craig Hunter was “immediately off duty and not expected to return.” Assistant Chief Lou Gutierrez also […]

For $998K, a 1914 Echo Park home filled with original woodwork

Plus, a wraparound porch “Nestled under the canopy of a native oak” in Echo Park, you’ll find this two-bedroom home built in 1914. Clad in wood shingle siding and wrapped in a porch that spills onto a wood deck, it gives off cozy cabin vibes. But it’s not totally isolated from urban-living. Show More Summary

Boys golf athlete of the week: Mason Greene, Orange Lutheran

BOYS GOLF ATHLETE OF THE WEEK MASON GREENE ORANGE LUTHERAN He posted a 3-under-par 69 at Yorba Linda Country Club to beat a field of 150 players to win the championship at the Villa Park Invitational. He also medaled in the Lancers’ two matches against Mater Dei, giving him seven medals for the season. O.C. […]

FivePoint expects to net $522 million from stock sale

Great Park housing developer FivePoint Communities expects to raise up to $522 million in net proceeds from a proposed initial public offering,  a company report filed Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said. FivePoint, developer of the 9,500-home Great Park Neighborhoods as well as massive mixed-use developments in San Francisco and north Los […]

Sunset stunner sells for $555K over asking

Oh, and the sale was all-cash too After only two weeks on the market, the circa-1935 Spanish Mediterranean at 1531 25th Avenue received 18 offers, realtor Jason Chan tells Curbed SF. Out of those offers, the lucky winner went to the second highest bidder, and all-cash and non-contingent fortunate soul. Initial asking was $995,000. Show More Summary

Marina’s Tsu wins at O.C. Championships

Kyle Tsu of Marina, who received boys thrower of the meet honors, won the shot put with a heave of 62-8 at The Orange County Championships Saturday, April 22, at Mission Viejo High. That significantly surpassed his previous best mark of 61-4 and became the best mark in Orange County this season. Tsu’s winning shot, […]

Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel gear up for cancer fundraiser Relay for Life

It was 2 a.m. when Ross Chun started walking. Chun had agreed to walk laps in the early morning hours in Aliso Viejo to show that cancer never sleeps — a symbolic gesture where there’s at least one person walking at a Relay for Life event at all times. An Aliso Viejo resident and city councilman since 2012, […]

Agent’s text message marketing experiment elicits that rare thing: A response

"Do you have any interest in selling? My contact information is attached." A text message to potential sellers may not work for every market, but Jim Manning, co-founder of STL Real Estate in St Louis, is finding some success with a campaign he recently launched. Show More Summary

Check out the young entrepreneurs at OC Rescue Mission’s children’s business fair

Shoppers, are you ready to buy goods from a 6-year-old entrepreneur? The Orange County Rescue Mission will host its second annual “OC Children’s Business Fair” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope in Tustin. “For many children, including those who live at the Village of Hope, […]

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