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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why Arnold Schwarzenegger remains relevant today April 23, 2014
    Arnold Schwarzenegger reminds me of one of my favorite movies, John Huston’s “The Man Who Would Be King.” In the film, Daniel (Sean Connery) and Peachey (Michael Caine) are two 19th-century British grifters and adventurers who set off for…
  • Man dies aboard Dallas flight to John Wayne Airport April 23, 2014
    IRVINE – A 79-year-old man died during a flight from Dallas to John Wayne Airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said. John Selner, of Fort Worth, Texas, was a passenger on American Airlines flight 2249. Crew members notified the airport’s tower…
  • Turn in unwanted prescription drugs at 5 places in O.C. on Saturday April 23, 2014
    SANTA ANA – Got drugs? If so, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department wants them. The department, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is hosting prescription-drug disposal events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at several…
  • Anaheim would like homeless shelter at former Carl's site April 23, 2014
    ANAHEIM – City officials confirmed Tuesday that they are working toward building a regional, year-round emergency homeless shelter on a vacant portion of property that once served as the home base of the Carl’s Jr. fast-food chain. While not a…
  • Dead man at Westminster home being tented poses mystery April 23, 2014
    WESTMINSTER – Authorities are trying to identify a man found dead Tuesday evening at a home that reportedly was being tented for fumigation and determine what the man was doing at the residence. Officers and paramedics were called to a home in the…
  • Social Security killed this woman, and she's unhappy about it April 23, 2014
    Two things are absolutely, 100 percent true: Majida Assayed is alive. But the Social Security Administration killed her anyway, at least on paper. Inside her Fountain Valley home, Assayed was quite animated. “I’m still dead!” she shouted….
  • Dana Point chickens face eviction Friday April 23, 2014
    DANA POINT – Nancy Weagley might be described as a mother hen. The longtime Dana Point resident thinks of her five pet chickens as “part of the family.” “That one’s a little bossy,” she said, pointing. “She gets the others to follow her…
  • Veterans repeat call for Great Park cemetery April 23, 2014
    IRVINE – The last time Irvine’s City Council heard from military veteran Zeke Hernandez in March, Hernandez had two veteran brothers. He now has one. His younger brother died days after the meeting where Hernandez voiced his support for a city…
  • Warmth, sunshine today; cooler weekend, 90s next week April 23, 2014
    Orange County should see modest warming over the next couple of days, then significant cooling by Friday, the National Weather Service says. But the heat should crank up into the 90s early next week. The continuing push and pull of high- and…
  • Man guilty of rape during 'cleansing' rituals at motel April 23, 2014
    SANTA ANA – A 39-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of a raping two women on separate occasions in a Santa Ana motel where he conducted “spiritual cleansing” rituals. Jurors deliberated about 90 minutes before convicting Alberto Flores Ramirez,…