Supervisors: What's going on with the jailhouse snitch controversy?

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:52
Two members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday questioned why they have not received an updated report on how local prosecutors are responding to the county’s jailhouse informant controversy. Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Lisa...
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Water district officials weigh night noise vs. day traffic to replace failing water pipeline in Laguna Beach

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:36
LAGUNA BEACH – A possibly $2.9 million project to replace a failing water line carrying 320 million gallons of recycled water to customers in Laguna Beach and neighboring Dana Point has locals worried about how construction will impact their...
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Convicted killer Daniel Wozniak's attorney wants any notes kept by jail deputies

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:35
The defense attorney for convicted killer Daniel Wozniak has subpoenaed the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, seeking any secret records that jail deputies might have kept on the case. A jury has recommended the death penalty for Wozniak, who is...
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Dyson Wants to Create a Hair Dryer Revolution

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:30
James Dyson, the Steve Jobs of household products, wants to do for beauty and grooming what his company did for vacuum cleaners. Will consumers buy it?
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Orange County D.A.'s 'papering' of judge questioned

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:11
Two appeals court justices expressed concern Tuesday about the Orange County District Attorney’s Office’s “papering” of Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals in 55 murder trials after the judge ousted prosecutors from the county’s worst mass...
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Donald Trump Sweeps 5 States; Hillary Clinton Takes 4

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:05
Mr. Trump won Pennsylvania, Maryland and three other states on Tuesday, decreasing the odds of a contested Republican convention. Mrs. Clinton won Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware.
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Comcast Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire DreamWorks Animation

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:00
If a deal goes through, it would value the studio at about $3 billion. Comcast is expected to merge it with its own animation unit, Illumination Entertainment.
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Chris Van Hollen and Katie McGinty Win Senate Primary Races

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 21:49
Two establishment Democrats prevailed in hard-fought contests in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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Candidates Speak After Primaries

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 21:09
It was a big night for Donald J. Trump, who swept the Republican contests, and Hillary Clinton, who won all but Rhode Island among the Democratic primaries.
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Santa Ana library may change seating to keep a better eye on patrons

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:34
SANTA ANA – The day after Santa Ana Public Library won the nation’s highest award for libraries and museums last week, Library Operations Manager Heather Folmar said a patron congratulated staff but asked, “What’s going on here? I heard the...
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The 2016 Race: Why Donald Trump Is Probably Two Pivotal States From Victory

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:32
After a big night on Tuesday, and given his polling leads in other states, he may need only victories in Indiana and California to avoid a contested convention.
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County legalizes off-leash dog beach on Newport Beach's northern border

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:29
It’s no longer a crime to let your dog splash around off-leash on a thin strip of land on Newport Beach’s northern border. County supervisors voted Tuesday to allow dogs to run free at a small waterfront along the end of the Santa Ana River,...
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Laguna Woods: High-tech security for low-crime community

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:06
Year after year, crime statistics consistently rank Laguna Woods among the five safest cities in California. And Laguna Woods Village, a gated community that’s home to about 18,000 people aged 55 and over, is even safer. Suspected transgressions in...
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Pulling Away From Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton Is Turning to the Fall

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:46
Stepping up fund-raising for the general election is among the priorities even if the Democratic nomination contest has yet to be settled.
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Honk: Out-of-staters must pay tolls

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:32
Q. Yo, Honk: Is it true that out-of-state residents can use the California toll roads and lanes because there is NO mechanism for extracting charges? Please tell me that the residents of California are not being victimized again! – Mike Messina,...
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Aging Runners Find Help for a Question: How Slow Will I Get?

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:51
Thanks to Ray Fair, a professor in the economics department at Yale, runners have an exact schedule that will predict how their performance will decline as they age.
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After Missteps, U.S. Tightens Rules for Espionage Cases

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:36
Prosecutors in Washington will have greater oversight after the collapse of several cases led to allegations that Chinese-Americans were being singled out as spies.
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TV Sports: ESPN Host Skip Bayless Appears Headed for Fox

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:29
Bayless, who debates Stephen A. Smith on the network’s “First Take” program, is believed to be headed to Fox Sports.
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Who invented baseball? $3.2 million documents at Laguna Niguel auction house might finally prove it

OC Register - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:32
On one end of baseball evolution is the supremely talented Mike Trout, and on the other is a couple of pieces of paper from 1857 under lock and key at an auction house in Laguna Niguel. The handwritten “Laws of Base Ball” documents just sold at...
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Campaigns Await Results in Five Eastern States

New York Times - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:29
Voters in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island headed to the polls on Tuesday. Nate Cohn, Nick Confessore and Alan Rappeport of The Times are providing live analysis.
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