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Clean-tech pioneer takes winding road

ocregister.com — Brian Olson, CEO of Quantum Technologies in Lake Forest, poses between rows of back-of-cab truck storage systems for compressed natural gas. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: quantumtech.1115 Ð 11/14/14 Ð NICK AGRO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Made in OC centerpiece for Business. Brian Olson, CEO of Quantum Technologies, which makes natural gas fuel systems for big trucks.
Nov 20, 2014

CA cleantech firm rises phoenix-like from bankruptcy ashes of GM & Fisker, turns 2 natural gas ow.ly/EDAzG #EV #fuelcell #solar

Nov 20, 2014

RT @OCRBiz: Quantum Technologies, co-founder of Fisker Automotive, has licensed software for a new Karma ow.ly/ECtzC #EV #cleantech

Nov 20, 2014

RT @margotroosevelt: How a California cleantech firm revived again & again when its big customers went bankrupt ow.ly/ECY6F #EV

Nov 20, 2014

How a California cleantech firm revived again & again when its big customers went bankrupt ow.ly/ECY6F #EV #CAenergy #fuelcell

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Anaheim voters pick districts for council

ocregister.com — From the hills to the flatlands and into the west side, residents this month overwhelmingly approved a measure that calls for carving the city into voting districts by 2016, according to a Register analysis of voting data. Measure L won in all but one of Anaheim's 147 voting precincts, passing with nearly 69 percent of the electorate's support.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @Newsvato: All but one of #Anaheim's 147 precincts approved a measure to carve the city into council districts. Map and story: bit.ly/1ufoyk0

Nov 20, 2014

RT @Newsvato: All but one of #Anaheim's 147 precincts approved a measure to carve the city into council districts. Map and story: bit.ly/1ufoyk0

Nov 20, 2014

All but one of #Anaheim's 147 precincts approved a measure to carve the city into council districts. Map and story: bit.ly/1ufoyk0

Ducks trade Allen to Canadiens for Bourque

ocregister.com — VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Ducks traded defenseman Bryan Allen to the Montreal Canadiens for winger Rene Bourque on Thursday. Allen, 34, was made aware of the trade at the team's hotel after the morning skate. The veteran was slated to be scratched for tonight's game against Vancouver as Francois Beauchemin returns to the lineup.
Nov 20, 2014

Updated blog on the Ducks acquiring winger Rene Bourque with comments from GM Bob Murray. ocregister.com/ducks/bourque-…

Nov 20, 2014

Blog: Early story on the Ducks dealing Bryan Allen to Montreal for winger Rene Bourque. ocregister.com/ducks/bourque-…

Kings' Slava Voynov faces felony domestic-violence charge

ocregister.com — Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been charged with one felony count of ''corporal injury to spouse with great bodily injury,'' the Los Angeles District Attorney's office announced Thursday. Voynov was arrested Oct. 20 in Torrance after an incident involving his wife, Marta Varlamova, but had not been charged with a crime until Thursday.

Line rushes: Ducks vs. Canucks

ocregister.com — VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Here is the expected lineup that the Ducks (11-4-5) will start with against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night at Rogers Arena as they try to break a spell that's seen them lose six of seven games, five coming in either overtime or the shootout.
Nov 20, 2014

Expected lineups and quick notes ahead of Ducks-Canucks tonight at Rogers Arena. ocregister.com/ducks/canucks-…

Irvine land gift accepted by county

ocregister.com — Acres: 1,073.9 Santiago Hills II Acres: 16.2 East Orange Area I Acres: 469.2 East Orange Area II Acres: 936.5 A 2,500-acre land gift from the Irvine Co. to the county marks the developer's last large grant and nearly 100 years of open space partnership between the two.

Amid protests, regents decide that UC tuition is going up

ocregister.com — SAN FRANCISCO - University of California regents backed tuition hikes of up to 5 percent annually for a half-decade on Thursday as students and other protesters unsuccessfully shouted to halt the move. With the regents' 14-7 vote, starting in the 2015-16 school year, tuition will go up to $12,804 - an increase of $612.
Nov 20, 2014

Amid protests, regents decide that UC tuition is going up ocregister.com/articles/tuiti… By @ocreporter in San Francisco

Tait, Murray and Vanderbilt ready to take seats on Anaheim council

ocregister.com — Striking up a new stadium lease with the Angels, hiring more police officers and finding a way to compromise on controversial issues are among the tasks that Mayor Tom Tait, Councilwoman Kris Murray and Councilman-elect James Vanderbilt plan to tackle over the next four years. Tait, Murray and Vanderbilt will be sworn in on Dec.
Nov 20, 2014

Tait, Murray and Vanderbilt ready to take seats on #Anaheim council on Dec. 9. bit.ly/1F5aS17

On the Road: Access will soon improve for sidewalk leading to Main Place mall

ocregister.com — Q. I regularly walk with my sons down Bedford Road, across the bridge over the 22 freeway and into the Main Place mall in Santa Ana. Crossing from the bridge to the mall at Marketplace Drive is difficult when I'm using the stroller because the curb is high, and there isn't a curb ramp that I can use.
Nov 20, 2014

On the Road column: Stroller and wheelchair ccess will soon improve for sidewalk leading to Main Place mall. bit.ly/1vtpsQn

Hello Kitty Cafe coming to O.C.

ocregister.com — Sanrio, the company behind celebrity cat icon Hello Kitty, has announced plans to open its first U.S.-based Hello Kitty Cafe in Orange County. The restaurant is a "super cute culinary concept (that) will bring all things Hello Kitty to a one-of-a-kind fast-casual dining experience," the company said.
Nov 20, 2014

How my kids might eat vegetables RT @LilyShumLeung First-of-its kind Hello Kitty Cafe and food truck are coming to OC ocregister.com/articles/cafe-…

Nov 20, 2014

What!? First Hello Kitty Cafe & food truck goes to O.C.?! What about San Diego @Sanrio! ow.ly/EzMIn ( via @FastFoodMaven)

Nov 19, 2014

First-of-its kind Hello Kitty Cafe and food truck are coming to O.C. ocregister.com/articles/cafe-…

Judge allows opposition to Santa Ana gang injunction to proceed

ocregister.com — SANTA ANA - A group of 14 accused members of the Townsend Street gang will get their day in court after an Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday gave them time to muster a case for why they shouldn't be included in a controversial gang injunction.
Nov 20, 2014

Judge allows opposition to Santa Ana gang injunction to proceed ocregister.com/articles/injun… via @alemolina & Sean Emery

Irvine Farmers' Market finds new home

ocregister.com — The 20-year-old Irvine Farmers' Market, one of the best known in Orange County, has found a new home. The Orange County Farm Bureau, the agency that runs the market, said Thursday that the food venue is moving to a larger space at Mariners Church in Irvine in mid-December.
Nov 20, 2014

Irvine Farmers' Market finds new home; will relocate next month: ow.ly/ECoVF

Metrolink train breaks down in Fullerton, delaying at least 100 commuters

ocregister.com — Hundreds of commuters heading through Orange County on Thursday morning were delayed after a train headed south broke down in Fullerton, Metrolink officials told commuters. Metrolink train No. 600 was headed to Oceanside when it broke down in Fullerton because of mechancial issues. About 100 commuters were delayed by more than an hour because of the malfunction.
Nov 20, 2014

Just getting to work after this: Metrolink train breaks down in Fullerton, delaying at least 100 commuters ocregister.com/articles/commu…

Ducks' Beauchemin to return against Canucks

ocregister.com — VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Ducks will get big boost on defense as Francois Beauchemin returns to action Thursday against Vancouver after missing five games due to mumps. Much as Corey Perry had with the same illness, Beauchemin ran a high fever and had a great deal of swelling in his face and neck during the incubation period.
Nov 20, 2014

Blog: Francois Beauchemin and Devante Smith-Pelly are back and available for duty. #NHLDucks ocregister.com/ducks/beauchem…

Polamalu reinvigorates UCLA's running game

ocregister.com — LOS ANGELES - When Jim Mora hired his new running backs coach last December, he barely knew the man. Granted, he and Kennedy Polamalu had shaken hands a few times - but nothing more than a hello or a brief, polite interaction.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @Ryan_Kartje: After Kennedy Polamalu was fired as USC's RB's coach, Jim Mora took a gamble that wasn't a gamble & it's paying off: http:…

Obama plan may help 1.6 million in California

ocregister.com — Nearly 1.6 million people living in California illegally could benefit from President Barack Obama's expected plan to go it alone on immigration reform. That's just one of several findings from the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C., that on Wednesday issued a comprehensive report on the nation's population of undocumented immigrants.

Throwback Thursday: Remember those oil derricks on the beach?

ocregister.com — A century ago, oil was discovered beneath Huntington Beach. Standard Oil struck oil near Goldenwest and Clay streets in December 1919. The well produced 70 barrels a day. Then on Nov. 6, 1920, Bolsa Chica 1 blew a gusher, making 1,742 barrels of oil.
Nov 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Remember those oil derricks on the beach? ocregister.com/articles/oil-6…

Habit burgers hope to sizzle on Wall Street

ocregister.com — Irvine-based Habit Restaurants is set to launch its initial public offering today as HABT on the Nasdaq exchange. The parent company of The Habit Burger Grill fast-casual restaurants will offer 5 million shares at $14 to $16 a share. Net proceeds are expected to be $65.9 million, the company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nov 20, 2014

I've never had a Habit burger. It's now gone public on Wall St > ow.ly/EzNyV $HABT (via @fastfoodmaven)

Nov 19, 2014

Net proceeds of tomorrow's Habit burger IPO forecast to reach $65.9 million ocregister.com/articles/habit…

Kobe Bryant dishes dirt on Dwight Howard trash talk

ocregister.com — HOUSTON -- The way things have gone between Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard in the last two years, Bryant is probably the last guy you'd expect to come to Houston big man's defense.
Nov 20, 2014

Kobe Bryant dishes dirt on trash talk. Says players don't *really* believe all the mean things they say. bit.ly/1p1XOHS