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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.

Attack on sea lions prompts legislation on animal cruelty

ocregister.com — Some California state lawmakers are seeking harsher penalties for people found guilty of committing animal cruelty following last month's chlorine attack on rescued sea lions at Laguna Beach's marine mammal rehabiltation center. Assemblyman William Brough, R-Dana Point, and Matthew Harper, R-Huntington Beach, were among the local legislators who introduced Assembly Bill 1543 on Wednesday.

Fired San Clemente principal's fate still undecided

ocregister.com — SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - The superintendent and Board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District emerged late Thursday after nearly four hours in closed session and told hundreds of exhausted and waiting supporters of a popular San Clemente High School principal that no decision would be immediately made regarding his dismissal earlier this month.

As summer approaches, Laguna Beach puts a stop to short-term rentals for 45 days

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - With summer approaching, city officials approved an emergency ordinance aimed at quelling the growing tide of property owners who offer up their homes and apartments as short-term rentals in this beachside community.Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway - which advertise and offer short-term rentals - have exploded in popularity in Southern California, prompting homeowners and investors to take advantage of carving out a niche to make extra money.Some of those properties are single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods near downtown or the beach.

Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash identified

ocregister.com — A 24-year-old Washington State man has been identified as the Marine killed after a Camp Pendleton-based MV-22 Osprey caught fire during a hard landing in Hawaii, officials said Tuesday.Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Barron, a tilt-rotor crew chief, died Sunday of his injuries.

Virginia girl sets her sights on helping sea lions in Laguna Beach

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Sitting on the driveway of her family's Virginia home this winter, Alana Thogerson set out everything she could to sell: stickers, toys and necklaces, photos of the family's Chihuahua puppy.Her goal was as inspiring as it was unusual.

Fallen Marines named -- families proud of Pendleton warriors who died in Nepal

ocregister.com — Terri Norgren buried her face in a bouquet of yellow roses and white daisies sitting in a vase on her kitchen table. The flowers - vibrant a week after Mother's Day - are the last gesture from her son, Capt. Christopher Norgren, pilot of the helicopter that disappeared last week during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal.

U.S. military confirms Marines' remains were recovered in Nepal

ocregister.com — U.S. military officials confirmed early Saturday that the remains of all eight people on board the Camp Pendleton-based Marine helicopter that disappeared this week during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered. On Saturday afternoon in Nepal a team Nepalese special forces and five U.S.

Nepal says it has found all 8 bodies from U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed

ocregister.com — The bodies of all eight people on board the Camp Pendleton-based Marine helicopter that disappeared this week during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered, Nepal's army said Saturday.The wreckage was found Friday and the first three bodies retrieved the same day by Nepalese and U.S.

OC Animal Care: Dog that attacked horses, rider in O'Neill park is 'dangerous'

ocregister.com — The dog that OC Animal Care officials say attacked three horses on a trail at O'Neill Regional Wilderness Park has been deemed "potentially dangerous." Thursday's declaration means that the dog's owners will have to comply with strict regulations, including secure kenneling, walking the dog with a muzzle and maintaining a liability policy in the event of another attack.

CAMP PENDLETON: False reports of chopper missing in Nepal cause Inland anxiety

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May 14, 2015

OC Animal Care: Dog that attacked horses, rider in O'Neill park is 'dangerous' - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/dog-6…

May 14, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON: False reports of chopper missing in Nepal cause Inland anxiety - Press Enterprise pe.com/articles/aircr…

May 12, 2015

Camp Pendleton-based Marine helicopter missing in rescue work after Nepal earthquake - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/force…

May 11, 2015

PETA offers additional reward for information about sea lion attack - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/sea-6…

May 11, 2015

Purpose-driven pharmacist serves O.C. Rescue Mission - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/grimm…

May 09, 2015

A 'slap on the wrist' for safety in Laguna Beach - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/pedes…

May 09, 2015

Gray whales spotted playing off Dana Point, Laguna - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/point…

May 07, 2015

Reward offered in Laguna Beach sea lion attack case - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/sea-6…

May 06, 2015

Who attacked sea lions at marine center in Laguna with chlorine? Feds want to find out - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/sea-6…

Apr 30, 2015

World premiere skimboarding documentary screened in Anaheim today - The Orange County Register ocregister.com/articles/liuzz…

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