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Reporter — Orange County Register
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I'm crazy about animals! I ski and mountain bike. Love spicy food and enjoy living on the edge. Also report news for South County for The OC Register.

Driver injured after car runs into house in Laguna Beach — LAGUNA BEACH - A 39-year-old Huntington Beach man was hospitalized with severe injuries Tuesday, after the car he was driving hit a house, then bounced across the street and hit a wall, officials said. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m.

Burglar may have targeted Laguna Beach vehicles — LAGUNA BEACH - A 25-year-old man accused of multiple car burglaries was arrested after Costa Mesa police found he was in possession of items reported stolen in Laguna Beach. Scott Callahan, of Santa Ana, was arrested on Sept. 29, after a resident in Costa Mesa called police for what seemed suspicius behavior, Laguna Beach Police Capt.

Karma leaves Orange County for North Carolina wolf-dog sanctuary — ORANGE - Karma, the wolf-dog hybrid that galvanized animal rights activists worldwide and led to special meetings of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, has been taken out of OC Animal Care, an agency that once had a court order to kill her.
Oct 05, 2015

Karma leaves Orange County for North Carolina wolf-dog sanctuary…

Putting itself in Marines' shoes — SAN CLEMENTE - Blaze Smith knew exactly what he wanted when he looked at tables stacked with piles of colorful socks. "They're crazy-looking with all kinds of abstract designs," the 12-year-old said. "But they'll go with my clothes and the colors I wear. All the kids in my school wear these."

O.C. on the lookoutforseals — LAGUNA BEACH - Federal officials' recent announcement of unusual and puzzling strandings of endangered Guadalupe fur seals along the California coast has staff members at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which already has rescued a record number of California sea lions this year, on alert again.

Kay Warren wants to build network of support for those with mental illness through Saddleback Church's three-day conference — LAKE FOREST - Kay Warren's eyes shine hope as she talks about Saddleback Church's upcoming Gathering on Mental Health and the Church. The three-day conference, which begins Wednesday for professionals and Thursday for the public, includes a host of nationally renowned speakers.

Karma the wolf-dog saved by judge from death -- to go to sanctuary — Karma the wolf-dog hybrid doesn't have to be put to death, a judge ruled Wednesday morning. After a two-week battle that galvanized animal rights activists and led to emergency meetings of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Superior Court Judge Corey Cramin overruled his previous decision that Karma must be euthanized.

Rare humpback whale hangs around whale-watching boats off Dana Point — Dana Point - A juvenile humpback whale wouldn't stop mugging whale watching boats Sunday near the Dana Point Headlands. Tom Southern was captain on Manute'a when the whale showed up with a pod of common dolphins. The humpback circled the boat, operated by Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari, checked out passengers by circling the boat.
Sep 29, 2015

Rare humpback whale hangs around whale-watching boats off Dana Point…

He ate what?! This Laguna Niguel dog was a tough act to swallow — LAGUNA NIGUEL - Olive, a 7-month-old labradoodle, ate what? The answer to that question recently won the puppy and her Laguna Niguel veterinarian an honorable mention in an annual national contest highlighting the strange and wacky things animals eat and veterinarians pull out.
Sep 29, 2015

He ate what?! This Laguna Niguel dog was a tough act to swallow…

Judge to rehear wolf-dog Karma euthanasia after supervisors reverse course — SANTA ANA - Karma, a wolf-dog hybrid slated to be killed by OC Animal Care might get another chance at life at a sanctuary in North Carolina if a judge agrees. On Monday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors reversed its earlier stance, voting 3-2 to ask Orange County Superior Court Judge Corey Cravin to reconsider a ruling upholding the decision to euthanize the husky.
Sep 29, 2015

Judge to rehear wolf-dog Karma's euthanasia case after O.C. supervisors reverse course…

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Sep 28, 2015

OC Supervisors hold special meeting to consider Wolf-dog Karma again…

Sep 25, 2015

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Sep 23, 2015

Time running out for Karma the wolf-dog hybrid after supervisors stand by euthanization decision…

Sep 18, 2015

Animal Care waiting, for now, to euthanize wolf-dog hybrid…

Sep 16, 2015

Supervisor Todd Spitzer calls for dog-wolf hybrid Karma to be saved from euthanization…

Sep 16, 2015

Animal activists fighting to save husky deemed a dangerous wolf hybrid…

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