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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.

MILITARY: Vietnam veterans gather at Camp Pendleton for reflection, veneration — Snipers emerge from the brush at Camp Penldeton during a operational demonstration for the 50th commemorative reunion of Marine Corps reconnaissance forces and supporting helicopter crews who served in Vietnam during the period from 1965 through 1971 on Thursday.

'We've all become a band of brothers': Vietnam veterans gather at Camp Pendleton for reflection, veneration — CAMP PENDLETON - Conrad Moreno was never a chatty guy. In the 1960s his chill attitude made him cool.But for nearly 50 years after serving as a Force Recon Marine in Vietnam, that chill turned to stoic silence masking the pain of the war.

A delayed welcome — LAGUNA BEACH - This city's welcome mat is frayed at the edges. With more than 6 million visitors pouring into town each year, many of them on Laguna Canyon Road, officials have haggled for decades over how to make the city's entrance more picturesque and inviting for motorists on their way to trendy boutiques, fine-dining and breath-taking beaches and coves.

Family, friends to honor former mayor — LAGUNA BEACH - Plans to celebrate the life of former Mayor Kathleen Blackburn - credited in part for the development of the Montage Laguna Beach Resort and opening Goff Beach to public access - have been set for May 13.

Laguna Beach police to crack down on distracted driving — LAGUNA BEACH - Drivers who sneak a peek at their text messages or use cellphones without hands-free devices might want to think twice. The Laguna Beach Police Department on Thursday is stepping up enforcement against distracted drivers who illegally use cellphones. Four extra officers will be looking for drivers in violation of the no texting law.

CAMP PENDLETON: Marines say farewell to the ‘Phrog’ — Camp Pendleton has said goodbye to a wartime workhorse that time and technology finally ran down: The CH-46 snub-nosed Sea Knight helicopter, fondly known as the "Battle Phrog." The Pendleton-based CH-46 supported every Marine engagement for more than a half-century, from battles in Southeast Asian jungles to casualty evacuations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Farewell to the 'Phrog': Camp Pendleton says goodbye to old helicopter to bring in the new

Group seeks indictment of former OC Animal Control officers who 'barbarically' slit deer's throat — SANTA ANA - An animal rights group is asking the Orange County District Attorney's office to re-examine the role two former county animal control officers had in the "barbaric" death of a deer that had impaled itself on a fence last September.

No baloney, abalone: The lowly mollusk has a champion — If Nancy Caruso has her way, in a short while there could be thousands of abalone babies off the Orange County coastline again.Caruso, a marine biologist, has restocked and grown green abalone on reefs off Crystal Cove State Park.

Everyday hero: Nicole Suarez spotted smoke, called 9-1-1 — Nicole Suarez isn't the one most people thought would step up and stop a house from burning to the ground. The 14-year-old keeps to herself. She doesn't seek the limelight and rarely speaks up in class. Suarez is quiet; shy.
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Apr 10, 2015

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Apr 10, 2015

Valor is 'what these Marines are all about,' - The Orange County Register…

Apr 07, 2015

Woman hoping City Council won't chicken out on tonight's poultry ruling - The Orange County Register…

Apr 06, 2015

Trolley riders clamor for new transportation service in Laguna Beach - The Orange County Register…

Apr 03, 2015

Judge: Navy training using sonar, explosives violates law, threatens marine mammals - The Orange County Register…

Apr 01, 2015

Fear after dog attacks horse in Trabuco Canyon - The Orange County Register…

Mar 31, 2015

Irvine report calls for changes after complaints of euthanasia policy, poor care - The Orange County Register…

Mar 26, 2015

Suspects arrested in Laguna Beach linked to at least 15 O.C., L.A. home invasions- Crime Blog: Orange County Register…

Mar 25, 2015

Trio tied to Corona del Mar home robbery arrested after police chase - The Orange County Register…

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