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Santa Ana Council to reconsider $1 million subsidy to auto dealers for freeway billboard

SANTA ANA – The City Council plans to take another look – reluctantly – at its agreement to give auto dealers $1 million for a new digital billboard along the 55 freeway.

City Manager Raul Godinez is bringing back the issue with new recommendations: hold a public hearing, analyze how the subsidy to the dealerships would benefit the public, and create a new agreement that doesn’t call for dipping into the city’s reserves.

The issue is now set to resurface next month for that public hearing and a new vote.

Most council members did not seem pleased, however, noting they had

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/01/21/santa-ana-council-to-reconsider-1-million-subsidy-to-auto-dealers-for-freeway-billboard/
Date: 1516570633

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84-year-old man drowns in Yorba Linda home pool

An 84-year-old man drowned in a pool of his Yorba Linda home Sunday, July 30 authorities said.

The man’s body was found by a friend shortly before midnight, but it is believed he’d gone swimming hours earlier, said Lt. Steve Gil of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

He was pronounced dead by authorities at the home, in the 17000 block of Orange Terrace, after being found. The friend told authorities the man regularly went swimming and did laps in the pool, Gil said Monday, July 31.

It was unknown if he had a medical emergency while in the water, but authorities do

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/31/84-year-old-man-drowns-in-yorba-linda-home-pool/
Date: 1501517383

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Adam Carolla to teach a master class on doing podcasts in Irvine

Adam Carolla is a man of many talents. But his ability to juggle multiple projects – standup comedy, radio hosting and podcasting, writing best-selling books, producing films and documentaries – and succeed in each of them could be his most impressive.

Even during a recent phone interview, Carolla was discussing his new podcast master class he will be teaching at the Irvine Improv on Saturday, Aug. 5 in one breath, and instructing a carpenter who was measuring a door in Carolla’s house in another: “That’s your threshold, man, take your last piece and add a quarter inch to it,” said

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/28/adam-carolla-to-teach-a-master-class-on-doing-podcasts-in-irvine/
Date: 1501256195

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The man who shot Osama bin Laden tells his story to a packed house at Nixon Library

YORBA LINDA — A thousand people at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum thundered with applause when Robert O’Neill, the retired Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden, took the stage to share his story Wednesday, July 26.

O’Neill’s talk, woven through with a sense of humor that surprised and delighted the audience, focused less on his encounter with bin Laden on May 2, 2011, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and more on life lessons from his journey. One of the mentions he made of the incident was simple: “Bin Laden got what he deserved.”

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/27/the-man-who-shot-osama-bin-laden-tells-his-story-to-a-packed-house-at-nixon-library/
Date: 1501169178

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Dirty Heads and Sublime with Rome talk new music and curating the inaugural High and Mighty fest in Garden Grove

When Jared Watson and Dustin Bushnell of the Dirty Heads and Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome get together, magic seems to happen.

The trio has known each other for well over a decade and has collaborated regularly and successfully throughout that time. Back in 2010, Dirty Heads released the cut “Lay Me Down” featuring Ramirez on vocals and it helped launch the Huntington Beach-based quintet into the mainstream with the song landing in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s alternative and rock songs charts.

That particular track came together one night during an

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/27/dirty-heads-and-sublime-with-rome-talk-new-music-and-curating-the-inaugural-high-and-mighty-fest-in-garden-grove/
Date: 1501169161

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$1,827 per month: Apartment rents continue 7-year climb

New construction may be making a dent in rent hikes in the region, but not by much.

Asking rent for apartments were up an average of $50 to $92 a month last spring throughout Southern California, continuing almost seven years of continuously rising rents amid job and population growth, data from apartment tracker Reis Inc. shows.

Average asking rents hit record highs during the spring quarter, the data firm reported: $1,293 a month in the Inland Empire, $1,827 a month in Orange County and $1,829 a month in Los Angeles County.

Rents were up 2.8 percent from the year before in Orange

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/25/1827-per-month-apartment-rents-continue-7-year-climb/
Date: 1500995208

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Man dies in crash after police pursuit; 9-year-old daughter in back seat critically injured

A 43-year-old man was killed and his 9-year-old daughter was critically injured in Santa Ana when their car crashed into a utility pole during a police pursuit Sunday, July 23. Police found $13,000 in cash, half a pound of drugs and a gun in the vehicle.

The chase began when officers got a call of a man pointing a gun at a security guard during a fight at Hector’s Mariscos on McFadden and Standard avenues, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. The caller gave police a description of the suspect’s vehicle as he fled the scene

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/24/man-being-pursued-by-police-dies-in-crash-passenger-daughter-seriously-injured/
Date: 1500907936

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After a year away, Disneyland debuts updated ‘Fantasmic!’ river show

Huntington Beach man’s death at Pechanga casino under investigation

The circumstances surrounding the death of a 27-year-old Huntington Beach man on Monday, July 10, less than a day after he fell at Pechanga Resort and Casino are under investigation, according to the Riverside County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office.

Robert Flores died at 1:20 p.m. Monday at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, according to coroner’s Sgt. Brent Sechrest.

Sechrest said the time of injury was about midnight Sunday, July 9, and it “looks like he fell from something and we’re still looking into it.”

The coroner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death as part of its investigation.

Michael Jauregui, who identified

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/10/huntington-beach-mans-death-at-pechanga-casino-under-investigation/
Date: 1499777002

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Santa Ana approves $510.7 million budget, with immigration legal defense fund a sticking point

SANTA ANA – City council members approved Santa Ana’s budget for fiscal year 2017-18 on Wednesday, July 5, but not without revisiting a vote on a sticking point – the allocation of $65,000 toward a legal defense fund for immigration resources.

Staff recommended four budget-related items, and a council member presented a fifth. The votes were bifurcated.

On separate 6-1 votes, with Mayor Pro Tem Michele Martinez opposed both times, the council passed a $510.7 million budget, as well as additions and modifications , including new youth services supervisor and economic development specialist positions and an additional assistant city attorney position

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Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/05/santa-ana-approves-510-7-million-budget-with-immigration-legal-defense-fund-a-sticking-point/
Date: 1499341615

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