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As seen in:  Orange County Register

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.

Surf shop goes green

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Mark Christy is on his second Prius, his home landscape is drought-tolerant and he actually uses stainless-steel straws instead of plastic. "We are obsessed with recycling at home and take out a virtually empty 'trash' can each week next to our full-to-the-brim recycling can," Christy says.

Fullerton K-9 retires after 7 years of service

ocregister.com — FULLERTON - A member of the Police Department officially retired this month: K-9 Officer Blitz, an 8-year-old German shepherd that made eight felony apprehensions and drew more than 60 surrenders in his seven-year career. "He is one of the best dogs we've ever had," said Sgt.

Margot Carlson was a leader in helping Orange County children, families

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Margot Carlson, who for decades was dedicated to shelter children, counseling families and educating the community, has died. She was 85. Carlson of Laguna Beach was executive director of Community Service Programs - a nonprofit agency committed to serving children, adults and families living in Orange County who are involved with or at risk of involvement with the justice system - since 1986.
Jul 28, 2015

Margot Carlson was a leader in helping Orange County children, families ocregister.com/articles/carls…

Fireboat is first on scene at Huntington Harbour home blaze

ocregister.com — HUNTINGTON HARBOUR - In an unusual twist the Orange County Sheriff Harbor Patrol fireboat was first on scene Saturday dousing a house fire on the waterfront, officials said. The fire in the 3000 block of Courtside Circle was first reported at 5:48 p.m. and occurred in a home that was being renovated.
Jul 26, 2015

Fireboat is first on scene at Huntington Harbour home blaze ocregister.com/articles/fire-…

FBI paperwork: 'Snowbird Bandit' tells law enforcement agents 'I'm cooked'; he had more than $1,100 in Del Mar race track betting slips

ocregister.com — SANTA ANA - "I'm cooked." That was the blunt response Wednesday from law enforcement veteran turned serial robbery suspect Randy Adair when an FBI agent and an Orange County Sheriffs deputy showed the ex-LAPD officer surveillance photos from a recent bank hold-up, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.
Jul 24, 2015

Breaking- FBI 'Snowbird Bandit' tells agents 'I'm cooked';had more than $1,100 in race track betting slips tinyurl.com/noznyy7 #crime

Jul 25, 2015

Former LAPD detective who liked to bet on the horses charged in string of SoCal bank robberies m.ocregister.com/articles/adair…

Lake Forest votes to join other South County cities in looking at opening new animal shelter

ocregister.com — Lake Forest on Tuesday became the third south Orange County city to decide to explore alternatives to county-provided animal care in the wake of a recent grand jury report that alleges shoddy management and crumbling conditions at OC Animal Care.
Jul 22, 2015

Lake Forest votes to join other South County cities in looking at opening new animal shelter ocregister.com/articles/count…

South County cities eye local animal shelter following negative report on OC Animal Care

ocregister.com — Lake Forest this week may become the third south Orange County city to decide to explore alternatives to county-provided animal care in the wake of a recent grand jury report that alleges shoddy management and crumbling conditions at OC Animal Care.
Jul 21, 2015

South County cities eye local animal shelter following negative report on OC Animal Care ocregister.com/articles/count…

San Diego Zoo's serval kittens share the media spotlight with mom, as playtime video goes viral

ocregister.com — SAN DIEGO - Three African serval were amusing San Diego Zoo visitors this weekend with their feisty antics. The serval - medium-sized wild cats - were pouncing, digging and hunting. The mother, Onshe, and her two cubs - born on May 13 - have wowed park visitors.
Jul 19, 2015

San Diego Zoo's serval kittens share the media spotlight with mom, as playtime video goes viral ocregister.com/articles/diego…

Clerk pepper-sprayed during robbery at Fullerton mini mart

ocregister.com — FULLERTON - Police are looking for a man accused of pepper-spraying a clerk at a Chevron mini mart while stealing cash. The incident was reported at 1:42 p.m. at 1201 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Police said the clerk reported being pepper-sprayed by a man who drove off in a gray van, said Fullerton police Sgt.

Fullerton K-9 officer Blitz retires after busy 7-year career: 'One of the best dogs we've ever had'

ocregister.com — FULLERTON - One of the Police Department's most heroic officers officially retired Sunday: K-9 officer Blitz, an 8-year-old German shepherd that made eight felony apprehensions and drew more than 60 surrenders in his 7-year career. "He is one of the best dogs we've ever had," said Fullerton police Sgt.
Jul 19, 2015

Fullerton K-9 officer Blitz retires after busy 7-year career: 'One of the best dogs we've ever had' ocregister.com/articles/blitz…

Jul 19, 2015

RT @BreakingOCNews: Fullerton K-9 officer Blitz retires after busy 7-year career: 'One of the best dogs we've ever had': FULLERTON –… dlvr.it/BZY4gM

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Jul 19, 2015

Bicylists found aside trail at Laguna Niguel park, airlifted to hospital ocregister.com/articles/trail…

Jul 15, 2015

Laguna Beach votes to stop the building of new pools until drought improves ocregister.com/articles/water…

Jul 13, 2015

Residents abuzz after bobcat spotted in Anaheim Hills yard ocregister.com/articles/noble…

Jul 12, 2015

After vehicle is pulled over, driver arrested in connection with Huntington Beach burglary ocregister.com/articles/beach…

Jul 12, 2015

Crowded beaches, rip currents keep Newport Beach lifeguards busy; 81 people pulled from the water ocregister.com/articles/newpo…

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