Report rips Orange County over crumbling animal shelter

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:28
A scathing grand jury probe excoriates the County of Orange – and the 18 cities that contract with it for animal care services – for decades of paralysis on replacing its dilapidated animal shelter. The problem, it said, is a lack of leadership....
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Ducks edge Blackhawks, 2-1, in Game 3 to take series lead

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:57
CHICAGO – Order restored. The Ducks channeled their anger over being unable to put away Chicago in Game 2 by getting a healthy combination of stout defense, timely goals and more quality goaltending Thursday night in a 2-1 Game 3 victory over the...
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Disneyland's Hatbox Ghost returns to Haunted Mansion

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:34
The legend of the Haunted Mansion’s Hatbox Ghost has echoed through the halls of Walt Disney Imagineering for more than four decades. Somehow, the statue just disappeared 45 or so years ago from the scene in the Disneyland attraction right outside...
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Disneyland's new Abominable Snowman stalks guests

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:12
The scare factor of the Abominable Snowman on Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds has clicked up a couple of notches. Since 1978, he had stood at the top of the mountain, with riders getting a glimpse of him before they scooted down the roller...
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Referendum in Ireland Could Complete a Rapid Shift on Same-Sex Marriage

New York Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:11
With a vote on Friday, the country could become the first to legalize gay nuptials by popular vote.

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Soul-Searching as Ireland Prepares to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

New York Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:09
The New York Times asked readers on Facebook who live in Ireland how the referendum is being discussed in their family.

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California Farmers Offer Concession in Drought

New York Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:02
Growers in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin river delta said they would give up a quarter of their water if California promised not to make further cutbacks.
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6-Year-Old’s Murder Has Mexicans Seeking Answers to Youth Violence

New York Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:55
Three of the five adolescent suspects will not face prison because of their ages, and the others face 10 years at most. Some people seek harsher sentences in such cases; others focus on how children are raised.
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6 cases of salmonella in O.C. linked to raw tuna as part of 9-state outbreak

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:52
Six Orange County residents have been sickened by salmonella in part of a multistate outbreak linked to raw tuna found in sushi, public health officials said Thursday. The California Department of Public Health said it is investigating 31 illnesses...
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Patchwork Oversight Allows Dubious Charities to Operate

New York Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:39
Efforts to tighten oversight of charities have largely failed because of regulatory indifference, political lobbying or lack of political will.
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Exit From Refuge Was on Bin Laden’s Mind

New York Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:29
In a letter to one of his wives, Osama bin Laden wrote that his hosts in Abbottabad, Pakistan, appeared to have grown weary of housing him.
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Low income patients could be denied dental coverage

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:26
Orange-based Western Dental will stop accepting some new patients from Denti-Cal, a state-run dental program for low income residents, because of insufficient reimbursement and a surge of new customers who have gained the coverage through the health...
Categories: Newspapers enlisting Chinese buyers: The online real estate site will help overseas buyers bid on U.S. properties

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:22
Irvine-based announced this week it’s partnering with “the Zillow of Chinese-language websites” to help investors in China and other parts of Asia join the bidding on U.S. properties. bills as the top Chinese...
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‘EnCYCLEpedia’ guide details the best bike rides of O.C.

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:14
Richard Fox had three criteria in selecting the “best easy scenic bike rides” for his Southern California guidebook, “EnCYCLEpedia.” The scenery had to be beautiful, the trails mostly flat, the traffic kept at bay. “I was trying to exude...
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Private Equity Executive to Be Released From Uruguay Prison

New York Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:13
The release of Matías Campiani, who was never charged, comes a week after The New York Times inquired and published an article about his case.
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Senate Is Sharply Split Over Extension of N.S.A. Phone Data Collection

New York Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:11
Legislation to continue the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone data has tied the Senate in knots, with many seeking an end to the program.
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Mosquito sample from Tustin tests positive for West Nile Virus

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:03
West Nile Virus is back in Orange County. A sample of mosquitoes collected last week in Tustin tested positive for the virus, the Orange County Vector Control District announced Thursday. West Nile Virus – which infected 282 people and killed eight...
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'Tomorrowland' the movie: Is it more Walt Disney's vision or the Disneyland ride?

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:54
The new Disney film “Tomorrowland” takes its title from the themed area of the same name at Disneyland, and its inspiration is built on Walt Disney’s oft-stated belief that the future can be a place of positive wonders as long as we stay true...
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Should holiday beachgoers worry about sharks?

OC Register - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:44
Olivia Herstein won’t be taking her kids to the shark-infested waters of Sunset Beach anytime soon. The surfer and Los Angeles resident loves to surf and bring her 9- and 7-year-old girls down to the quiet stretch of beach wedged between Seal...
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