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Amazon slashes hundreds of Seattle jobs in rare cutback

Amazon is cutting hundreds of jobs at its headquarters in Seattle, paring back older departments focused on selling goods online while hiring in newer lines of business like cloud computing and its Alexa platform.

The reductions are part of a broader reorganization at the company, but some see the moves as a shift toward using more robots and computers for functions once performed by humans.

Amazon is automating tasks such as forecasting demand for new products and negotiating their prices, said Michael Lagoni, chief executive officer of Stackline, an e-commerce data analytics firm that helps brands and manufacturers sell on Amazon.

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/12/amazon-slashes-hundreds-of-seattle-jobs-in-rare-cutback/
Date: 1518471653

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Huntington Beach surfer Kanoa Igarashi announces plan to compete for host country Japan in sport’s 2020 Summer Olympics debut

Kanoa Igarashi is a surfer from two worlds.

He was raised in the waves of Newport and Huntington Beach, hitting the surf with his dad as a three-year-old tyke, pushed into whitewash as young as four. It took just a few years before he was sporting surf sponsor stickers on his board and was dubbed a protege, the next big thing because of how he could propel his sinewy frame above waves with ease.

He’s been carried on the sand as a champion from the United States, first after a Surfing America national championship at age

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Date: 1518471631

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Young German shepherd training to be Orange PD’s newest K-9 member

Officer Mick Osborn of the Orange Police Department is training a new partner to join the force.

The rookie is a real people-person, he said, and is always open to trying new things – but he’s got a habit of chewing up anything left in the back yard.

OPD’s newest recruit is Wyatt, a 16-month-old German shepherd who started training with Osborn three weeks ago. Purchased with financial support from the Community Foundation of Orange, Wyatt will become a full-fledged member of the OPD’s K-9 unit once he finishes his six-week training program.

Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add 35,000 pickups to do-not-drive list

Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators with a high risk of exploding.

The warning includes 33,428 Ranger and 1,955 Mazda B-Series small pickups from 2006 model year, according to both companies. Ford, which made the B-Series for Mazda, found test results showing that the trucks had inflators that ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings, spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said Monday.

The companies and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said dealers will tow the pickups to

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/12/air-bag-danger-ford-mazda-add-35000-pickups-to-do-not-drive-list/
Date: 1518471586

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No-burn order in place for LA, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties

The SCAQMD has declared Friday a no-burn day. Everyone in the SCAQMD region cannot burn wood in their fireplaces nor outdoor pits. The particulates from burning causes air pollution and health issues. (SGVN/Staff photo by Leo Jarzomb/SVCITY)
The SCAQMD has declared Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, a no-burn day in order to protect public health when levels of fine particulate air pollution in the region are forecast to be high. (File photo by Leo Jarzomb/SCNG)

LOS ANGELES — Because of predicted high air pollution levels, all indoor and outdoor residential wood

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/10/no-burn-order-in-place-for-la-orange-san-bernardino-and-riverside-counties/
Date: 1518297829

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5 arrested in unrelated Seal Beach robberies

A total of five people have been arrested in connection with two, unrelated robberies at a Sprint store and a bank in Seal Beach, authorities said Saturday, Feb. 10.

In the first incident, two men robbed a Sprint wireless store on Seal Beach Boulevard on Jan. 28. Police said they held employees at gunpoint and raided a store safe containing cell phones and electronics.

On Tuesday, two suspects – Vaafatu Mativa, 35, of Carson and Tafilele Puaauli, 45, of Harbor City – were linked to the Seal Beach crimes after being arrested in connection with a cell phone store robbery in

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/10/5-arrested-in-unrelated-seal-beach-robberies/
Date: 1518297804

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Meet Cain, the new teenage sea lion at the Aquarium of the Pacific

When Cain met his new roommates in Long Beach Thursday, Feb. 9, he was a little shy at first, darting back into his crate when he heard them barking.

But soon enough, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s newest sea lion was going nose to nose and playing with his new pals.

“He’s very fast, he’s like a kid with his energy level. He’s very smart and very attentive so we have high expectations for him to meld in with the group,” said Dudley Wigdahl, curator for mammals and birds at the Long Beach venue .

Cain is now on public view and

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/09/meet-cain-the-new-teenage-sea-lion-at-the-aquarium-of-the-pacific/
Date: 1518210681

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150-unit luxury apartment complex approved in Irvine near John Wayne Airport

IRVINE — The city has given the green light to a seven-story, 150-unit luxury apartment complex in the Irvine Business Complex near John Wayne Airport.

The 15 Degrees South project will consist of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units ranging from 500 square feet to 1,514 square feet. It will also feature a private courtyard, a private rooftop recreation area, a fitness center and 3,200 square feet of retail spaces, including a cafe and a gathering space with food truck parking.

The 3.73-acre site is at the northeast corner of Main Street and Cartwright Road.

The project will offer 15 affordable housing units,

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/09/150-unit-luxury-apartment-complex-approved-in-irvine-near-john-wayne-airport/
Date: 1518210556

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Tustin obstetrician placed on probation after woman dies following childbirth

The Medical Board of California has placed a Tustin-based obstetrician on probation for three years for failing to properly manage preeclampsia, a dangerous condition during pregnancy that is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, which the board says led to a woman’s death in 2011.

According to a ruling issued by the board last month, Yuki Kashiwabara, who is also on the medical staff of Hoag Hospital, was placed on probation effective Feb. 2.

Kashiwabara will be allowed to practice while on probation, but will be monitored to make sure she is compliant with the terms of

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/09/tustin-obstetrician-placed-on-probation-after-woman-dies-following-childbirth/
Date: 1518210484

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Former LuLaRoe warehouse worker’s lawsuit claims boss led workplace racism

A former forklift driver at the LuLaRoe women’s clothing warehouse in Corona claims in a lawsuit he was the target of racial slurs and jokes during the months he worked at the company, with his supervisor frequently leading the alleged harassment by other co-workers.

Brandon Stubblefield said in his Riverside County Superior Court lawsuit that his complaints to his supervisor instead resulted in retaliation followed by his unjust dismissal. During his November 2016-July 2017 tenure, LuLaRoe human resources department did not appear to regard him seriously, Stubblefield claimed. He said other black workers at the warehouse faced the same treatment.

“On

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Original Article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/09/former-lularoe-warehouse-workers-lawsuit-claims-boss-led-workplace-racism/
Date: 1518210461

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