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The future of bike share in LA

Where will it go next, and will people actually use it? Over the past year, Metro’s burgeoning bike-share system has put bikes on the ground in four Southern California neighborhoods. Starting with an initial rollout in Downtown LosShow More Summary

Master gardener: Western grape leaf skeletonizer most likely is what’s munching on grape leaves

Control of the western grape leaf skeletonizer in home gardens is best accomplished by the well-timed application of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).

Anthropologie launches augmented reality feature for its smartphone app

The company is jumping into the AR fray Hot on the heels of Ikea announcing its augmented reality (AR) app, Ikea Place, Philadelphia-based Anthropologie has today launched AR technology in an update to its existing iOS app. Anthropologie...Show More Summary

Tight-knit Newport Harbor looking to improve at South Coast water polo tournament

Newport Harbor’s boys water polo program has improved under Coach Ross Sinclair to the point the Sailors are a team to watch at the South Coast Tournament this weekend. Newport Harbor (4-0) is seeded third in the 32-team event and seeking to reach at least the semifinals for the first time under its third-year coach. […]

Bay Area bridges tolls on the rise

Sacramento passes bill that may raise tolls on our bridges California lawmakers sent so many bills to Gov. Jerry Brown at the end of the legislative session Friday—including affordable housing bonds and a new law that will all but force...Show More Summary

Coming to Laguna Niguel: Job fair, fall movie and Alzheimer’s workshop

Job fair The Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce will be participating in a South Orange County job fair at noon Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Outlets at San Clemente, 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa. Professional attire is recommended. Information: Human trafficking A town hall on human trafficking will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, […]

These tweets show what the Mexico City earthquake was like from the ground

During and after a major earthquake near Mexico City, Mexico, individuals took video and photos and shared them via Twitter. The earthquake hit before noon on Tuesday. Initial reports said it was a 7.1. Videos during the earthquake capture the impact it had on buildings. Video del sismo ocurrido hace unos momentos, ese es el […]

Fountain Valley Tip-A-Cop draws a huge crowd to support Special Olympics

The safest place you could be last Thursday, Sept. 14, was Claim Jumper Restaurant. The popular eatery was swarming with police officers, SWAT members, police dogs and firefighters. It was also packed with residents as the Fountain Valley Police Department held its annual Tip-A-Cop event, a fundraiser for the Southern California Special Olympics. Each year, […]

Yes, Klingons are getting ‘sexy’ makeover for new ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ series

“Star Trek: Discovery,” debuting Sunday on CBS and CBS All Access, gave the Klingons a radical redesign.

What's the fastest way to get to Dodger Stadium?

We hit the streets to find out It doesn't take a seasoned Angeleno to know that Dodger Stadium traffic is painful. Fans come from all over the city and beyond, and, if they are driving, they crawl up Sunset Boulevard, crawl through the gates, then creep toward a parking spot. Show More Summary

Mission Hills Church in Mission Viejo offers the latest in drive-through: prayer

On several occasions, Melissa Audette has seen the people who hold up the signs near Avery Parkway, an often busy stretch of road in south Orange County, and kept driving. The signs ask questions: “Had a tough day?” “Got 60 seconds?” “Want a prayer?” But on a recent hot Tuesday, Audette noticed a fourth sign […]

Hefty discounts get Laguna Beach homes selling

Laguna Beach home sellers got the county’s second highest prices in August, but it took the second largest discounts to get the deals done. Here are highlights of ReportsOnHousing house-hunting data for resales of existing detached and attached residences in the community. Analysis includes August trends based on closed sales: sale counts; average price vs. […]

Key to not falling victim to scams is education, experts say

A seminar on how to protect seniors from scams, fraud and financial abuse was held by the Laguna Woods Village Social Services Department on Thursday, Sept. 14, providing knowledge to residents who attended the event at the Performing Arts Center. Kelli Jean Morris, the Council on Aging-Southern California’s director of the Financial Abuse Specialist Team, […]

San Juan Capistrano Ecology Center’s ‘Green Feast’ offers up a model for sustainable living

You’ve probably never been to a dinner quite like this – 228 people seated in an outdoor setting at San Juan Capistrano’s Ecology Center, feasting on organic fare specially assembled for the occasion, raising nearly $250,000 for the center. The Ecology Center’s eighth annual Green Feast, held Sept. 16, was an amplified version of “community […]

The 10 best creepy treats at Halloween-themed Disney California Adventure

The chefs at Disney California Adventure are on a roll. Over the past two years, the culinary team has been reinvigorated by the return of the park’s Food & Wine Festival and various other seasonally themed events such as Festive Foods Marketplace and Summer of Heroes. Each entertainment overlay, Disney-speak for a limited-run re-theming of […]

Atlanta public housing agency files suit to block developer from land

Thanks to what the Atlanta Housing Authority is now calling a "backroom deal" that went down in 2011, a developer may be able to scoop up AHA land for dirt cheap with the intention of building non-affordable housing on sites set aside for low-income buyers, according to a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). ...

Billionaire investor Thomas Barrack sells his Santa Monica mansion for $34 million

Thomas J. Barrack Jr., billionaire real estate mogul and informal advisor to President Trump, has sold his home in Santa Monica for approximately $34 million, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the sale. The 23,515-square-foot mansion, designed by architect Richard Landry, briefly...

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America names new president, CEO

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America has tapped an industry veteran as its U.S. president and chief executive. Kyung Soo (Kenny) Lee will be responsible for Hyundai’s U.S. sales and marketing; he assumed the role Sept. 18. Interim CEO Jerry Flannery has returned to his job as the company’s executive vice president, chief legal and safety officer. […]

St Mary’s Square expanding to Chinatown rooftop

Park extension completes decades-long high-rise deal San Francisco’s most walkable neighborhood is about to get an extra destination, as the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced Monday that Chinatown’s St Mary’s Square...Show More Summary

Knife-wielding suspect in Huntington Beach case that prompted friendly fire shooting of 2 officers is out of hospital and in custody

HUNTINGTON BEACH – A  Huntington Beach man who police officers were chasing when friendly fire injured two officers is out of the hospital from his gunshot wound and in custody, a sheriff’s official said on Tuesday. Garrett Meyer, 29, was reportedly slashing tires with a knife on the morning of Sept. 7 in neighborhood here when […]

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