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Lev: NBC will have eyes on the ball during Super Bowl coverage

ocregister.com — NBC's coverage of Super Bowl XLIX will be about football in a way that would have seemed farcical three weeks ago. We're talking about football in the literal sense. As in, the football itself.

Andrew Do wins county Board of Supervisor seat by 43 votes over Lou Correa, but is recount coming?

ocregister.com — Andrew Do was elected to the 1st District Board of Supervisors seat by 43 votes Friday, leaving Lou Correa, one of Orange County's longest standing politicians, jobless. Do, 51, will take over for his former boss Janet Nguyen this month unless Correa requests a recount and election officials discover unprecedented counting errors.
Jan 30, 2015

Final vote tally for Orange County Board of Supervisors race: Andrew Do beats Lou Correa by 43 votes: bit.ly/1uKOSEc

Kings' Richards wins in AHL debut

ocregister.com — Mike Richards, sent to the AHL by the Kings on Tuesday, debuted with Manchester, did not record a point and took one penalty in the Monarchs' 3-1 victory over Portland on Friday night. Richards centered the Monarchs' first line and played with the Monarchs' leading scorer, Brian O'Neill.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @Rich_Hammond: Mike Richards wins in AHL debut. Zero points, one penalty [blog item] ocregister.com/articles/kings…

VIDEO: 'Drinking and driving is a bad decision,' H.B. police say of motorist who drove onto pier

ocregister.com — HUNTINGTON BEACH - Police have released a video showing the harrowing arrest of a suspected intoxicated motorist who drove the length of the Huntington Beach Pier. The police camera video that appears on the Huntington Beach Police Department's Facebook page was shot around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Jan 30, 2015

VIDEO: 'Drinking, driving a bad decision,' H.B. police say of motorist who drove onto pier bit.ly/1HtJlNF #SoCal #crime @ocregister

Police: Brother stabs brother after argument in Brea home

ocregister.com — A 29-year-old man was detained by police Friday afternoon after officials said he stabbed his brother in the chest during an argument. At least one person called Brea police around 1 p.m. after a 28-year-old man was running down the 300 block of Tolbert Street screaming that he had been stabbed, police Lt.

Line rushes: Ducks vs. Blackhawks

ocregister.com — ANAHEIM -- Here is the expected lineup that the Ducks (32-11-6) will start with against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at Honda Center. The Ducks have split the first two meetings, winning 1-0 at Chicago on Oct. 28 and losing 4-1 in Anaheim on Nov. 28.
Jan 30, 2015

Expected lineups and a few notes ahead of Ducks-Blackhawks tonight (7 p.m.) at Honda Center. ocregister.com/ducks/ducks-64…

From Beyonce to the Boss: We rank the 10 best Super Bowl halftime shows ever

ocregister.com — The youth movement in Super Bowl halftime entertainment will continue today when Katy Perry hits the stage during the break at Super Bowl XLIX, continuing a trend that saw Bruno Mars do the honors a year ago, and Beyoncé a year before that.No more halftime shows the likes of 1970 and Carol Channing - goodbye, Dolly!
Jan 30, 2015

From Beyonce to the Boss: We rank the 10 best Super Bowl halftime shows ever [VIDEO] -- ocregister.com/articles/halft… via OC Register

10 cool events happening this weekend

ocregister.com — Yes, there is the Super Bowl on Sunday. But what about the rest of the weekend? Luckily, there are plenty of things to see and do from the Bowers Museum's Lunar New Year celebration to a National Geographic exhibit that lets your kids be explorers to a Quentin Tarantino-esque take on a classic tale onstage at the South Coast Repertory.Friday and Saturday For some artistic inspiration, check out the new exhibit at the Irvine Museum, California: This Golden Land of Promise.

Kobe Bryant's visit an 'unexpected gift' for visiting Pau Gasol

ocregister.com — LOS ANGELES - It's always strange to see a Lakers legend in the visiting locker room at Staples Center. But Pau Gasol was certainly not expecting to see Kobe Bryant on Thursday night. Not one day after the 36-year-old superstar underwent surgery to repair a torn right rotator cuff.
Jan 30, 2015

What Pau had to say after the game RT @billoram: Kobe Bryant's visit an 'unexpected gift' for visiting Pau Gasol. ocregister.com/lakers/gift-64…

Leftovers: Ducks facing real problem with Sharks

Jan 30, 2015

Leftovers: The Sharks problem, the Bryz problem, the Gibson question and the Devo question. ocregister.com/ducks/leftover…

Garden Grove mayor wants D.A., state attorney general to look into former fire chief's settlement

ocregister.com — GARDEN GROVE - Mayor Bao Nguyen is urging his City Council colleagues to sign on to a letter asking the Orange County District Attorney's Office and the state Attorney General's Office to investigate the legality of a recent settlement with former fire Chief Dave Barlag.The city and Barlag signed the agreement on Sept.
Jan 30, 2015

Mayor wants DA to investigate job offered to former fire chief, but investigation into dept. may already be underway. ocregister.com/articles/city-…

Disney introduces first Latina princess, Elena, who will get her own TV series

ocregister.com — Meet Elena, Disney's first Latina princess. She is described by Disney as a confidant and compassionate teen from the fairy-tale kingdom of Avalor. Elena will be introduced to Disney Junior audiences during an upcoming episode of "Sophia the First" before starring in her own series, "Elena of Avalor," beginning in 2016.

Anti-Semitic norm returns to Europe

ocregister.com — Amid the ritual expressions of regret and the pledges of "never again" on Tuesday's 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a bitter irony was noted: Anti-Semitism has returned to Europe. With a vengeance. It has become routine. If the kosher-grocery massacre in Paris hadn't happened in conjunction with Charlie Hebdo, how much worldwide notice would it have received?

OC Metro: Delivery boy-turned-entrepreneur wants to create cool things

ocregister.com — When Jason Lankow was selling milk door to door with his father as a kid growing up in Denver, he never imagined it would shape his future career."That's where I first learned I could be competent in sales," he says.Now, Lankow is selling software and data-driven designs instead of milk as a founder of Irvine-based Column Five Media, a creative studio, and CEO of its spinoff, Visage.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @marcusnelson: Congrats @jasonlankow -- Entrepreneur creates cool things and wants to help others do it too marcus.vc/1wJhFc8 #contentmarketing

Pilot locked out of Delta cabin, first officer lands plane in Las Vegas

ocregister.com — An unusual situation developed Thursday during an airline flight from Minneapolis when the pilot somehow was locked out of the cockpit. Fortunately, the Delta Air Lines' co-pilot was able to safely land the plane in Las Vegas. There were 168 passengers on the Vegas-bound MD-90.
Jan 30, 2015

Delta pilot locked out of cabin, but luckily first officer landed the plan. Oh great, something I never considered. ocregister.com/articles/locke…

Lakers fans find plenty to cheer in win over Bulls

ocregister.com — LOS ANGELES - He had done it for the Lakers many times over seven years in purple and gold. Big shots in the clutch? Only a sliver of the resume that earned Pau Gasol the shower of cheers that washed over him before Thursday's game at Staples Center and will eventually result in his number being retired.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @OCRegSports: #Lakers beat writer @billoram on how Laker fans found plenty to cheer in 2OT win over @Paugasol and the Bulls. ocregister.com/articles/xxlos…

It was hot, hot, hot: In fact, 2014 was the warmest year in Orange County's recorded history

ocregister.com — The year 2014 deserves a new nickname: Busta Record.We already knew that for the planet, last year was a record breaker for heat. But now we also know that last year was the hottest ever in Orange County.How hot? A full 2 degrees higher.
Jan 30, 2015

It was hot, hot, hot: In fact, 2014 was the warmest year in Orange County's recorded history ocregister.com/articles/year-… via @OCRegister #climate

Ducks' backup goalie Bryzgalov doesn't do the job

ocregister.com — SAN JOSE - The choice was simple and yet not so simple. The Ducks have games on back-to-back nights against San Jose and Chicago, the former a one-time Western Conference powerhouse and the latter a certain titan. Do you use your iron man goalie Frederik Andersen to face both?
Jan 30, 2015

Six-game win streak for #NHLDucks ends in a haze of goals against Ilya Bryzgalov as the #SJSharks roll, 6-3. ocregister.com/articles/ocreg…

Race for 1st District County supervisor still a cliffhanger, fewer than 100 votes separate Correa, Do

ocregister.com — Andrew Do's lead over Lou Correa in the Orange County Board of Supervisors 1st District election tightened to 85 votes Thursday evening after election officials counted 1,360 more ballots.On Tuesday night, Correa was ahead by several hundred votes. Then, Do pulled ahead by just two votes.
Jan 30, 2015

My latest on the @OCGovCA Board of Supervisors race. Do's lead narrows to 85 votes. Final results expected at 5 p.m. bit.ly/1DnWIZn