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Laguna Hills State of City warns of challenges for 2018 and years to come

There will be challenges to face within the next few years for Laguna Hills, soon-to-be City Manager Donald J. White told residents and business and community leaders at the 2018 State of the City address.

Mayor Melody Carruth was slated to speak at the Jan. 11 event that drew more than 100 to the Community Center, but White said that she was ill.

“I do want to be pretty candid and as transparent as possible in talking about the challenges that face Laguna Hills,” White said. “Not only in 2018, but as I see it, it’s more of a two- to

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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/
Date: 1515787833

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Laguna Woods history center names two trustees to its board

The Laguna Woods History Center announced the addition of two new trustees to the center’s board. Village Management Services’ chief executive, Brad Hudson, has been named as an honorary trustee, and longtime photographic contributor Pat Wilkinson has been named as a trustee.

Pat Wilkinson
Pat Wilkinson
Brad Hudson
Brad Hudson

Hudson recently attended the 40th anniversary party and Nellie Gail exhibit and commented on the value of The Laguna Woods History Center to the community.

Wilkinson contributed most of the photos in the

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Date: 1515787712

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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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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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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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