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Forget water. The drought could dry up your beer

ocregister.com — That tall, cold, golden - amber, if you prefer - beer sitting in front of you, condensation coating the glass, is nothing without water. Forget hops; forget barley; forget commercials with women in bikinis and impossibly sweaty men. The single biggest ingredient in beer is water. Preferably, good water.
The #drought is bad enough. But having to face such dry times without #beer? The prospect makes me weep. ocregister.com/articles/water…
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Forget water. The drought could dry up your beer -- buff.ly/QlrqQp via the OC Register

Clippers vs. Warriors - how they match up

ocregister.com — The Clippers and the Golden State Warriors have contributed plenty of off-court drama this season. But between the lines, these teams also have proved to be a fun combination. Here's a look at how they match up heading into Saturday's Game 1: BACKCOURT The premiere matchup will be at point guard, where Chris Paul and Stephen Curry, maybe the two best in the game, will square off.

Ducks' Maroon makes himself indispensable

ocregister.com — Ducks' Maroon makes himself indispensable Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen makes a glove save in front of the Stars' Colton Sceviour, left, and Valeri Nichushkin during the second period. KEVIN SULLIVAN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ANAHEIM - Patrick Maroon is an impact player for the Ducks these days and that says something when you consider that being a player in the NHL was an iffy proposition at best.
Notebook: Pat Maroon is living his dream, having come a long ways to being an indispensable player for the Ducks. ocregister.com/articles/ducks…

Whicker: Ducks make the most of Stars' mistakes

ocregister.com — Whicker: Ducks make the most of Stars' mistakes Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano shoots the puck past Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen in the third period Friday. CHRISTINE COTTER, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ANAHEIM - It's a game of mistakes. It's too fast, too chaotic, too contested to be anything else.
@MWhickerOCR column: Behind their stars, Ducks make the most of the Stars' mistakes in Game 2. ocregister.com/articles/getzl…

Getzlaf powers Ducks past Dallas in Game 2 win

ocregister.com — After needing numerous stitches to close a deep cut near his mouth, Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf continued his eventful postseason by scoring a goal and assisting on another in a 3-2 Game 2 win. Getzlaf also became a father for the third time Friday.
After his goal and assist in the Ducks' Game 2 win, Ryan Getzlaf talks about his eventful two days in this OCR video. ocregister.com/video/?videoId…

Final: Ducks 3, Stars 2

ocregister.com — ANAHEIM - If the Ducks are to make a legitimate run at a Stanley Cup, they'll need Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry to be heard from often in this postseason. Getzlaf and Perry, the Ducks' twin terrors for whomever they play, took it upon themselves to give the Western Conference's top seed a big edge in its first-round series against Dallas.
OCR game story from the Ducks' 3-2 Game 2 win over Dallas to take a 2-0 edge in their playoff series. ocregister.com/articles/anahe…

Expect hostility between Clippers, Warriors

Man gets 12 years for shooting 54 rounds in Fashion Island parking lot

ocregister.com — SANTA ANA - A man who opened fire in the Fashion Island parking lot the day after the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, sending terrified shoppers running in panic, was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison.
RT @ethartley: 12 years in prison for the man who opened fire in the Fashion Island parking lot a day after the Sandy Hook shootings http:/…
12 years in prison for the man who opened fire in the Fashion Island parking lot a day after the Sandy Hook shootings ocregister.com/articles/gurro…

Prosecutor probing 'irregularities' in Long Beach election

ocregister.com — City Prosecutor Doug Haubert said he is investigating "irregularities" that occurred in Long Beach's primary nominating election. "There is an inquiry, and I am looking into irregularities," Haubert said Friday. Haubert wouldn't elaborate on the investigation, but City Clerk Larry Herrera and City Attorney Charles Parkin confirmed that the investigation involves Vice Mayor Robert Garcia's campaign for mayor.

Woike's NBA Awards Ballot

ocregister.com — While teams make their push for the most prestigious award in basketball, a NBA championship, votes are being tallied for the league's individual honors. For the first time in my three years covering the NBA, I was given a ballot for individual awards, voting in six individual categories and for the All-Rookie team.

DMV going to school on undocumented residents' driver's license rules

ocregister.com — DMV going to school on undocumented residents' driver's license rules Alejandra Garcia Williams, center, Mexican consul in Santa Ana, listens as Lizette Mata, right, of the DMV addresses the audience during a recent meeting at the Mexican Consulate regarding the new law allowing undocumented residents to apply for a driver's license.

7.2 quake jolts central, southern Mexico

ocregister.com — MEXICO CITY - A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S.

Young Lindholm not fazed by NHL playoffs

ocregister.com — ANAHEIM -- Hampus Lindholm has been impressive as a rookie for the Ducks and fortunate to be with them as well. At 20, Lindholm isn't part of some rebuilding effort in another NHL locale trying to develop his smooth all-around game while dealing with loss after loss.
Blog: Ducks rookie Hampus Lindholm isn't fazed by the spotlight of the NHL playoffs. ocregister.com/ducks/lindholm…

Investor sues Diane Harkey's campaign to recoup money

ocregister.com — Assemblywoman Diane Harkey's campaign for the state Board of Equalization is being sued by an investor seeking payment of a $1.6 million judgment against her husband's bankrupt investment company. Don Mealing filed the complaint, which seeks to capture the $100,000 Harkey loaned her campaign, because he's been unable to to obtain the judgment from Dan Harkey and his Point Center Financial company.
Investor sues Diane Harkey's campaign to recoup money - Consultant dismisses suit as political ploy. OC Register ocregister.com/articles/harke…