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Feds seize proceeds from Newport home linked to ex-Korean president

ocregister.com — NEWPORT BEACH - Federal prosecutors have seized more than $700,000 from the sale of a Newport Beach home they say was owned by the former president of South Korea as a product of his political corruption.
Feds seize proceeds from sale of Newport Beach house linked to ex-Korean president ocregister.com/articles/compl…
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Mandatory sick pay: Good for state's health?

ocregister.com — From the age of 16, Jorge Silva worked in fast food - a Jack in the Box, a Carl's Jr., two IHOPs and a Disney outlet. None of the jobs ever offered paid sick leave. Over seven years, Silva said he saw fellow employees suffering from viruses and vomiting in restrooms when they couldn't afford to take time off.
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Serial killings suspects were friends for years

ocregister.com — Suspects in serial killings were friends for years Police told employees that a dumpster at this site in East Anaheim was used by serial killing suspects Steven Dean Gordon and Franc Cano to dump the body of Jarrae Estepp, 21, of Oklahoma.
Men suspected in serial killings were friends for years - their paths before they met one another ocregister.com/articles/gordo…
They were the best of friends, police say, with the worst intentions - 2 sex offenders suspected of killing 5 women ocregister.com/articles/gordo…

School-bus crash on Nohl Ranch Canyon Road leaves many injured

ocregister.com — ANAHEIM - A bus crash in Anaheim Hills has left multiple people injured, with the driver still trapped in the bus, authorities said. The crash involving an Orange Unified School District bus was reported about 4 p.m. on Nohl Ranch Canyon Road, near East Walnut Canyon Road, authorities said.
A bus crash in Anaheim Hills has left three students and the driver seriously injured:bit.ly/1nKOoeY
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15 Orange County students awarded National Merit Scholarships

ocregister.com — In the first wave of scholarships announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., 15 Orange County students will be awarded coveted scholarships for their college education, the organization announced Wednesday. The scholarships are awarded to about 8,000 students nationally, with awards ranging from $5,000 to $40,000.
Francis Yang of Mission Viejo was among 15 OC students awarded National Merit Scholarships: ocregister.com/articles/merit…

Company that wrote glowing Angels report tied to concessionaire

ocregister.com — Shortly after a firm delivered a disputed report on the economic impact of the Angels on the city of Anaheim, a sister company was awarded the Angels' concessionaire contract. Questions are being raised because Legends Hospitality LLC won the concessions contract after Conventions, Sports and Leisure International did a study for the city last year showing the team generated more than $200 million in annual economic benefit.
Company that wrote glowing Angels report tied to concessionaire - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/legen…

Ducks' Getzlaf questionable for critical Game 5

ocregister.com — ANAHEIM -- It hurt the Ducks that Ryan Getzlaf could not participate in the Game 4 loss to Dallas but the pain may not end there. Nursing his upper-body injury that was aggravated in Game 3, Getzlaf's status at best remains in question for a critical Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series that is tied at two games apiece between the Ducks and Stars.
Blog: Injury kept the Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf out of Game 4 against Dallas and it may do so for Game 5 as well. ocregister.com/ducks/getzlaf-…

Jose Roman hopes daily road trips to Indio pay off

ocregister.com — When: Saturday Where: Oberhausen, Germany TV: ESPN, 2 p.m. Record in 2014: 8-2 DAMIAN CALHOUN Jose Roman has found a home inside the ring, but it is hours away in Indio. Roman, 26, resides in Garden Grove. His trainer, Joel Diaz, is Indio. That can mean only one thing: a daily road trip.

Fire Authority board to weigh disciplining or firing chief

ocregister.com — Fire Chief Keith Richter's job at the helm of the Orange County Fire Authority - the county's biggest fire department - is on the line Thursday night when the agency's board of directors meets to discuss possibly disciplining or firing him.
OC Fire Authority board to weigh disciplining or firing chief - meeting ongoing now ocregister.com/articles/board…
Officials to consider disciplining OCFA Chief Keith Richter, or removing him as chief of OC's biggest fire department ocregister.com/articles/board…

$300,000 in damage in Dove Canyon home fire

ocregister.com — RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA - An electrical fire in the garage of a home caused more than $300,000 in damage Wednesday night, fire officials said. No injuries were reported, but it took firefighters nearly two hours to extinguish the flames, which were beginning to reach into the second floor of the Dove Canyon home, acording to Capt.
$300K in damages caused in Rancho Santa Margarita fire. Cause: accidental, electrical fire sparked in garage ocregister.com/articles/fire-…

Taco Bell to unveil U.S. Taco, a fast-casual taco mash-up concept

ocregister.com — Taking the nation's reputation as a melting pot society to heart, Taco Bell is unveiling an alter-ego restaurant with a menu of American-inspired tacos and craft beer. The Irvine-based fast-food chain is making a play for the $34 billion fast-casual space with U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom.
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Simers: Thompson can't sit still as NBA parent

ocregister.com — Simers: Thompson can't sit still as NBA parent Former Laker Mychal Thompson watches his son Klay play for the Warriors during their playoff game against the Clippers at Staples Center on Monday.
Mychal Thompson having trouble finding a seat at Staples Center to watch Klay? ocregister.com/articles/thomp…

Cal State Fullerton opens center for undocumented students

ocregister.com — FULLERTON - Cal State Fullerton opened a resource center for undocumented students on Wednesday, becoming the first in the CSU system to create a specific space with programs and services for students who for the most part either grew up unaware of their immigration status or were told to hide it.

Anaheim City School District's first charter school gets green light

ocregister.com — An organization known for providing after-school programs to low-income youths for nearly two decades is now taking its lessons to the first charter school within the Anaheim City School District. Growth Opportunities through Athletics, Learning & Service will open a charter school at its Anaheim office in September 2015, under a proposal approved this month in a 4-1 vote by the Anaheim City School District.
#Anaheim City School District's first charter school gets green light to open in September 2015. bit.ly/1nJzq93

Anaheim's Water Sustainability Campus helps fight the effects of drought

ocregister.com — Anaheim's Water Sustainability Campus helps fight the effects of drought The City of Anaheim's small-scale water recycling plant converts sewage into recycled water. Operator-in-training Kevin Kline is reflected in a beaker holding the final product: clean, clear, odor-free and disinfected reclaimed water. H.
#Anaheim's Water Sustainability Campus helps fight the effects of drought. bit.ly/1ptVwAU
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