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The 1992 L.A. Riots, a look back on 25th anniversary

The L.A. riots started the afternoon of April 29, 1992 when four white Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted in the brutal, videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, the steadily boiling racial tension between L.A.’s minority communities and the criminal justice system overflowed. Here’s a look at what happened.

4 Mission Viejo schools on lockdown during law enforcement activity

MISSION VIEJO Mission Viejo High School, La Paz Intermediate School, Esperanza Special Education School and Linda Vista Elementary School were on lockdown late Wednesday morning during law enforcement activity. The schools are close to one another, in the La Paz Road and Christana Drive area. Orange County sheriff’s deputies posted on social media at about […]

Mexico Says U.S. Congress Delaying Next Steps on Nafta Talks

The administration has prepared a draft of an executive order to withdraw from the trade accord, Politico reported Wednesday. The White House report was published just days after Trump levied a tariff on imports of softwood lumber from Canada, decrying unfair competition. A week ago, the U.S. president called Nafta a "disaster."

Stephen Curry’s Walnut Creek mansion drops price to $3.6 million

Curry and company bought the place in 2015 but departed for Alamo last year Golden State Warriors MVP Stephen Curry runs up almost as many numbers buying and selling his many East Bay homes as he does on the court, most recently listing...Show More Summary

La Habra school project on water conservation inpired bill waiting state legislators approval

  A 2015 student project at Washington Middle School found its way onto the State Assembly floor this month as a proposed law. Assembly Bill 1343, inspired by four La Habra students dubbed the Water Guardians, cleared the Assembly Committee on Education on April 19 and this week was put on the calendar for a […]

UFO sightings, ice plant salvation, relaxing AT&T’s box regulations, and more

Four things to know today Welcome to Curbed Cuts, a tri-weekly digest connecting the dots between shelter, structure, parks, transportation, and more. Consider the ice plant If we think about ice plants at all, we likely think of them as the beach-growing flora that’s a real pain to pluck dog poop out of. Show More Summary

Trump proposes dramatic tax cuts for companies big and small

President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in the taxes paid by corporations big and small Wednesday in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class. But his ambitious plan alarmed lawmakers who worry about ballooning federal deficits.

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander seeks $16.4 million for La Jolla home

Leslie Alexander, the billionaire owner of the Houston Rockets, has put a beachfront home in La Jolla on the market for $16.4 million. That’s a $500,000 price increase from two years ago when the property was last up for sale. Completed in 2002, the contemporary-style house has collapsible walls...

First hotel ever built in Westwood will become Palihotel Westwood

The hotel sold and will undergo “extensive” renovations Westwood’s first and oldest hotel, the Claremont Hotel, has sold to investors and is slated to become a chic boutique hotel from the Paligroup, according to lending firm Thorofare...Show More Summary

Saddleback automotive program introduces students to alternative fuel options

MISSION VIEJO Justin Marsh was among hundreds who turned out for National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Odyssey Day on Thursday, April 20, at Saddleback College. The community college was among hundreds of colleges and universities who hosted a National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Odyssey Day, which coincides with Earth Day and is designed to educate the public […]

After three years, San Clemente’s homegrown police chief is moving on

Sheriff’s Lt. David Moodie, who spent his teen years growing up in San Clemente and returned decades later to serve as the town’s chief of police services, is moving up to a countywide position. He said he expects his last day in San Clemente to be in late May, when he will assume duties as […]

What Does Your City Whisper to You?

Given my own travels and having friends all over the world — I think about “cities” often. When I hear the name of a specific city, I generally think about my experiences while visiting or, if I’ve never been there, people I know who live there (or have told me about their prior visits). Show More Summary

Placentia recovers $1 million more in the wake of $5.16 million embezzlement

PLACENTIA The city received $1 million from an insurance carrier this week, leaving it $1 million short from the $5.16 million embezzled by a former finance-services manager. Officials are still trying to track down more of the funds that were stolen. “Recovering the stolen funds has been a high priority since we first became aware […]

‘An American in Paris’ meshes classic song-and-dance with high-tech visuals

There’s a world of difference between the musicals of today and those produced by Arthur Freed and Gene Kelly at MGM in the years following World War II. Today’s musicals are primarily created for stage, not film, and can tap technology capable of generating spectacular visual razzle-dazzle. That factor is the biggest difference between the […]

Swim: Updated boys Leaderboard Legends (4-26-17)

BOYS SWIMMING O.C. leaders through April 25, 2017 200-yard medley relay (O.C. record 1:30.10 Uni 2014) — University 1:32.89 200 free (O.C. record 1:33.26 Shoults 2016) — Owen Kao (Dana Hills) 1:38.02 FSG 200 IM (O.C. record 1:45.42 Okubo 2014) — Trent Pellini (Dana Hills) 1;47.37 FSG 50 free (O.C. record 19.69 Cavic 2002) — […]

Ikea calls out Balenciaga’s $2,145 take on its Frakta bag

Ikea throws more than a little shade to the Arena tote in new ad When luxury brand Balenciaga released its own high-fashion take on Ikea’s Frakta bag, many were not convinced that the bright blue tote needed a reimagining, let aloneShow More Summary

Kids illustrate fair housing, and the results are amazing

Real estate regulations don't exactly conjure the warm fuzzies, but sometimes it takes seeing one through kids' eyes to remember the ideals -- and the need -- underlying it...

La Habra celebrates Mother Earth

Residents picked up saplings and compost to add to their own greenery at home during La Habra’s annual celebration of the environment on Saturday, April 22. There were also experts on hand for Earth Day at El Centro Park to talk about water conservation and being green around the house.

Amazon’s home goods selection covers huge price range

You can apparently furnish a home for $3,000—or $225,000 From its line of smart assistant speakers to a ton of weird, fun decor, Amazon has a lot on offer for the home. But just how much? Well, an intriguing exercise recently undertaken...Show More Summary

Volunteers beautify Serrano Creek Park on Earth Day

LAKE FOREST Serrano Creek Park will soon be a bit greener after 47 volunteers planted a total of 637 plants at the park for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Of the 53 volunteers, 22 were students from UC Irvine, and El Toro, Tesoro and Trabuco Hills high schools, 10 were Kiwanis Club adults and […]

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