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Santa Ana police looking for man suspected of shooting neighbor, taking children to school and fleeing

SANTA ANA – A Santa Ana man was shot multiple times Friday morning, Jan. 12, by a neighbor with an assault rifle after a long-standing dispute, said police adding that the injuries do not appear life-threatening.

The suspect, a man in his 50s, fled the scene in a vehicle with two children, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. He dropped the children off at school, and then left.

Tustin and OCFA present two wildfire preparedness workshops

With October’s Canyon Fire 2 flames nearly reaching North Tustin homes, the city has made natural disaster readiness a priority.

Mayor Al Murray, the Tustin Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority will present two town hall meetings to discuss wildfire preparedness on Saturday, Jan. 20, and Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The first 150 attendees will receive giveaways. A question-and-answer session with an expert panel will follow the discussion.

 

If you go

When: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23

Where: Tustin Market Place Community Center, 2961 El Camino Real

Cost: Free

Information: Questions can be submitted in advance to: cityoftustin.seamlessdocs.com/f/townhall ; RSVP: cityoftustin.seamlessdocs.com/f/wildfirepreparedness

Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/12/tustin-and-ocfa-present-two-wildfire-preparedness-workshops/
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Facebook is changing its News Feed. Here’s how to make sure you still see important, local stories

Well, it has happened again.

Facebook, the social media giant where 67 percent of Americans get their news , has updated its algorithm.

The change, announced Thursday afternoon via press release and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook page , will prioritize content that your friends engage with and show you less content from brands and publishers.

Simply put: Your Facebook News Feed will soon be full of the posts that your friends comment on and like the most and will show less of the videos and click-bait-y articles that you see from online media outlets.

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/12/facebook-is-changing-its-news-feed-heres-how-to-make-sure-you-still-see-important-local-stories/
Date: 1515787289

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Repairs to T-Street bridge to beach in San Clemente to be completed

The City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 16, will consider making arrangements to complete a $119,000 rehabilitation of the T-Street overpass, a pedestrian bridge that serves as a beach access over the coastal railroad tracks.

A contractor hired by the city failed to finish the work in 2016, abandoning the project and directing the city to contact a bonding company to have the work completed, the city said. The council expects to make arrangements with the bonding company to finish the work.

It includes repairing concrete and applying a waterproofing layer, the city said. The work will be performed during February on

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/11/repairs-to-t-street-bridge-to-beach-in-san-clemente-to-be-completed/
Date: 1515700513

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Anaheim briefs: Muzeo plans two events in its Open Book series

The Muzeo’s Open Book series begins 2018 with a special edition on poetry writing and nature journaling.

The free event will feature Ann Brantingham, Grant Hier and John Brantingham sharing poetry and creative writing from 2 to 3:30 on Jan. 21 at the museum. All ages are welcome.

Another Open Book event is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 25 with Andy Alison, a direct descendant of Anaheim’s earliest German pioneers, Theodore and Clementine Schmidt-Langenberger. He will discuss “The First Pioneer Woman of Scandal and Respect – Clementine Schmidt Langenberger.” This program includes readings, open discussion and an opportunity

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Date: 1515700352

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Here is the Irvine Company’s $200 million plan for the old Macy’s space at Irvine Spectrum

A Hello Kitty-themed restaurant serving coffee and cocktails. Handcrafted ice cream stuffed inside a doughnut. Slick Americana socks designed for punks and poets.

That’s the vision for a $200 million expansion of the Irvine Spectrum Center, one of Orange County’s busiest malls. On Thursday, the Irvine Co. revealed the first wave of 14 retailers and restaurants slated to open this summer in the former Macy’s space. Tenants range from local retail and food hotshots to international brands such as Hello Kitty Cafe, H&M, Sephora and 85°C Bakery Café.

Missing teen Blaze Bernstein identified as body found in Borrego Park in Lake Forest

LAKE FOREST – The body of 19-year-old college student Blaze Bernstein has been found, investigators announced Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Bernstein’s body was found in Borrego Park and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

“On Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 2 p.m., a search of the Foothill Ranch park was initiated by sheriff’s investigators. Bernstein’s body was discovered in the brush surrounding the park,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun said in a statement.

“An autopsy will be performed today,” Braun said in a statement.

No other information was released about the case.

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and Hollywood actors Jeremy Piven and Mayim Bialik are among

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/10/body-of-missing-19-year-old-found-in-borrego-park-case-being-investigated-as-homicide/
Date: 1515613404

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Weekend work on tracks will curb rail service south Orange County to Oceanside

If you noticed curtailed rail service between Oceanside and south Orange County last weekend, get ready for more.

Train schedules are being reduced or eliminated on select weekends for work on the tracks through the spring.

The next round will be the weekend of Jan. 20-21. Metrolink and Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner will offer limited bus service in lieu of trains that can’t use the affected stretch of track.

Consult metrolinktrains.com and amtrak.com . Expect similar disruptions the weekends of Feb. 3-4, March 3-4, March 10-11 and April 21-22.

Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/10/weekend-work-on-tracks-will-curb-rail-service-south-orange-county-to-oceanside/
Date: 1515613382

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Heart-stopping incident at the Irvine Improv leads to a happy ending, with laughter

Stand-up comics Jim Taylor of San Juan Capistrano and Richard Daryl Osborn of Long Beach had a special comedy routine ready for one of their biggest fans on Jan. 3 at the Irvine Improv.

But Elise Fellows, the 85-year-old birthday girl from Lake Forest who was sitting in the audience among a party of 18, never got to see the show.

As the comedy night was about to begin, she lost consciousness and slumped over.

Tustin teacher lets students shave half of his beard for boost in Dinosaur Dash sign ups

CAPTION:    Hicks Elementary second-grade teacher Joe Baran let two lucky students shave off 50 percent of his beard as a reward for helping the school boost its Dinosaur Dash sign ups by 25 percent. Second-grader Keigo Yoshida, left, and third-grader Davin Melin happily did the honors during a school assembly last week. The annual 5K/10K run, the district’s biggest fundraiser, took place in November. (Photo courtesy of John Garrett)

Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/10/tustin-teacher-lets-students-shave-half-of-his-beard-for-boost-in-dinosaur-dash-sign-ups/
Date: 1515613337

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