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Clock ticks down on 'Colbert Report,' Ferguson's 'Late Late Show' — If you're a fan of "The Colbert Report" or "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," now would be a good time to start stockpiling episodes on the DVR. The countdown to the finales has begun. Colbert's final show will air Dec. 18 on Comedy Central, while Ferguson's is scheduled for Dec.

Clippers' Paul lifts spirit of grieving boy — AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Michael Gallagher carried a camera everywhere Wednesday, wanting something permanent to remember this day by. For the last year, his family had been living one moment at a time. This wasn't some kind of affirmation or strategy for happiness.
Nov 28, 2014

ICYMI - The aftermath of CP3 doing a good thing for a family that's been through hell…

Nov 27, 2014

My story on how CP3 gave Jack Gallagher and his dad the "greatest day" of their lives.…

Blackhawks bring out the best in the Ducks — ANAHEIM - Here come the Chicago Blackhawks to Orange County and here come ... the Ducks at their very best? Maybe. Usually. The Blackhawks, who have a fixed spot on the Stanley Cup short list and actually hoisted it in 2010 and 2013, have seemed to bring the highest level of play out of the Ducks since the latter ascended back to the upper realms of the Western Conference.
Nov 28, 2014

The best often comes out in the Ducks when it's time to face the Blackhawks. They'll meet up again on Black Friday.…

Airplane out of Long Beach makes emergency landing in Irvine's Great Park — IRVINE - A small Cessna airplane made an emergency landing in the Great Park Thursday afternoon after experiencing engine trouble, Orange County fire officials said. The pilot and passenger were unharmed, though they were "extremely scared and dehydrated," said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority.
Nov 27, 2014

Airplane out of Long Beach makes emergency landing in Irvine's Great Park #SoCal #crime @ocregister

Huntington Beach man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after domestic dispute — HUNTINGTON BEACH - A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday after police discovered him and his wife with multiple stab wounds following a domestic violence dispute, police said. Huntington Beach police responded to a report of domestic violence at 9:40 a.m.
Nov 27, 2014

Huntington Beach man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after domestic dispute #SoCal #crime @ocregister

Doti's leadership lessons — When Chapman University President Jim Doti became president in 1991, Chapman was an NCAA Division II school, which means scholarships were given for athletic prowess and not academics. Doti was resolute in Chapman becoming an NCAA Division III college.
Nov 27, 2014

Sports vs academics: Leadership lessons from the successful President of @ChapmanU, Jim Doti #highered #college

Man jumps from window to escape fire in Orange — ORANGE - A man jumped from his second-story window Wednesday night to escape a fire, suffering traumatic but non-life threatening injuries. "There was no other way for him to get out," said Capt. Casey Fieldhouse, spokesman for the Orange Fire Department.
Nov 27, 2014

Man jumps from window to escape fire in Orange - The Orange County Regis

Motorcyclist killed in Westminster crash — WESTMINSTER - A man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a car in Westminster, police said. The incident occurred around 5:20 p.m. near the intersection of McFadden Avenue and Gothard Street, Westminster police Sgt. Michael Chapman said.

Man injured in explosion at home in Orange — ORANGE - A man was injured in an explosion Wednesday night at his home in Orange. At around 10 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 3900 block of East El Carmen Avenue for a report of an explosion inside a residence, said Orange police Lt. Fred Lopez.

Teen boy shot in Fullerton — FULLERTON Police were investigating a shooting late Wednesday night that left a teenage boy wounded. The shooting was reported just after 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Vine Avenue, said Fullerton police Lt.Andrew Goodrich. The teen was found in an alley with a non-life-threatening wound to the leg, Goodrich said.

Body discovered near golf course is likely missing Laguna Woods man — LAGUNA WOODS - A body discovered Wednesday is believed to be that of Sa K. Lee, 82, who was last seen in his Laguna Woods home Saturday, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said. A search and rescue team assigned to look for Lee discovered the body of an elderly Asian male about 4:30 p.m.
Nov 27, 2014

Body discovered near golf course is likely missing Laguna Woods man #SoCal @ocregister

Photos: What are you thankful for? See what 70 O.C. first-graders had to say — Wolves? Sure, we're thankful for wolves. Same for a nice house. And God. And for Thanksgiving, which gives us an excuse to tap the wisdom of first-graders in a few Orange County classrooms. Deep thinkers? We vote yes, but read and decide for yourself.

Short-handed Lakers fade against Grizzlies — LOS ANGELES - It's understandable if these dark days of Lakers basketball have fans longing for an era that evoked a cheerier disposition. Wouldn't it be nice, some are probably thinking, to experience Showtime basketball just one more time? It wouldn't take a time machine.
Nov 27, 2014

Help is on the way as depleted Lakers fade late against surprising best-of-the-West Grizzlies.…

Final: Clippers 104, Pistons 98 — DETROIT - Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford took over in the second half, helping the Clippers outlast Detroit 104-98 Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Paul scored 14 of his 23 points in the third quarter to help the Clippers regain a lead, and Crawford's 14 points in the fourth quarter helped them keep it.
Nov 27, 2014

Jamal Crawford's play forced Doc Rivers to apologize to the media Wednesday night…

Nancy's Notebook: Meet the new player in O.C.'s barbecue game — When it comes to regional cuisine, nothing divides Americans more than barbecue. It's a gloves-off food debate for anyone weaned on smoky meats from Texas, Memphis, Kansas City or the Carolinas. "In the South, you have wars over what the right barbecue is," said Charlie McKenna, chef and proprietor of Lillie's Q in Chicago.

Lakers have options for adding players — EL SEGUNDO - The pieces that would allow the Lakers to bolster their depleted roster by signing another player are quickly coming together. Despite being at the league maximum of 15 players on their roster, the Lakers rash of injuries have opened several pathways for them to add at least one more player in the coming days or weeks.
Nov 26, 2014

The Lakers have several options for adding another player, including waiving Xavier Henry.

Anaheim council moves ahead on smaller signage for ARTIC — ANAHEIM - Electronic messages will not be flashed to motorists passing a new transit hub, at least for now. The City Council on Tuesday indefinitely postponed erecting an 84-foot-tall digital billboard facing the 57 freeway that was supposed to generate about $800,000 annually in advertising revenue to help pay for the transit hub's operating and maintenance costs.
Nov 26, 2014

#Anaheim City Council scales down signs for ARTIC transit hub; no digital billboards -- at least for now.

Leftovers: Palmieri giving Ducks an added threat — ANAHEIM - Some notes, quotes and other musings from the Ducks' 3-2 home win over Calgary on Tuesday night ... -- In case we forgot, Kyle Palmieri can score goals. The winger hasn't had that breakout season yet and his 2014-15 started badly with a high ankle sprain keeping him from action until Nov.
Nov 26, 2014

Leftovers: Palmieri becomes added threat, a streak continues, points gained in Pacific and improved penalty killing.…

$574 million Measure J construction bond winning by 15 votes — Measure J, the $574 million construction bond for the North Orange County Community College District, is winning by just 15 votes, according to the latest election results. Orange County election officials certified vote totals last week, but a portion of the college district stretches into Los Angeles County, with those vote results yet to be certified.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @NewsFLeal: 3 weeks after election, the $574 million Measure J scchool construction bond is still undecided, ahead by 15 votes.…