I'm crazy about animals! I SUP, ski and mountain bike. Love spicy food and adventure. Report news for South County and Camp Pendleton for The OC Register.

Ask a shark geek: Why aren't these ocean predators cruising beaches to eat you?

ocregister.com — SAN CLEMENTE - Jim Serpa's home office looks like a natural history museum. There's a collection of fossilized shark teeth from North Carolina and Florida, a jaw from a nine-foot great white shark that washed up dead on San Onofre State Beach about 15 years ago and a tooth cast from a Carcharodon megalodon, an extinct shark that fed on prehistoric whales.

Camp Pendleton commemorates change of command for its premier fighting force

ocregister.com — CAMP PENDLETON - The change of command ceremony Wednesday was filled with flags, ceremonial cannon fire and a parade of some of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force's finest units. But in the end there was something more. Call it the passing of the baton from one infantryman with combat experience to another.

Wolf-dog Leeloo's DNA test results are in: her future hangs in the balance

ocregister.com — ORANGE - Test results from the Forensics Lab at UC Davis reveal that Leeloo, impounded at OC Animal Care after biting a young girl in June, has a high level of wolf DNA in her genetic makeup. "It is my opinion that Leeloo ...

Dana Point begins process to allow retractable gates at Strand Beach

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - Residents of the exclusive Strands at the Headlands neighborhood are backing a proposal that would allow retractable gates for select hours to block access through the community to the popular Strand Beach.

106 dogs, cats and rabbits have new homes

ocregister.com — ORANGE - A total of 106 dogs, cats and rabbits housed at OC Animal Care were adopted and have new homes as part of a national effort known as "Clear the Shelters" held Saturday. At least 1,000 potential adopters lined up at the OC shelter by 6 a.m.

Bernie Sanders supporters rally in Laguna Beach, confusing some people

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - About 30 Bernie Sanders supporters rallied Sunday at Main Beach to keep the Vermont senator's presidential hopes alive - despite the fact that he's no longer running and he endorsed Hillary Clinton. "We're endorsing Bernie to show the DNC that he is their strongest candidate," said Laguna Beach resident Beth Leeds, who organized the rally.

Buena Park man killed in fiery solo crash in Long Beach

ocregister.com — A 24-year-old Buena Park man died early Sunday in a fiery, solo crash on the 605 freeway in Long Beach, according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorist, identified as Angel Raul Avila-Alvarez, was driving northbound at 2:35 a.m on the 605 Freeway, just south of Spring Street, when his 2014 Toyota Corolla veered toward the shoulder and then across all lanes of traffic, said CHP officer Michele Bond.

Lifeguards urge caution after pulling nearly 200 from surf south of Huntington Beach pier

ocregister.com — HUNTINGTON BEACH - City lifeguards cautioned beachgoers on Sunday to be vigilant in the wake of an unusual number of rescues Saturday along a quarter mile of the beach just south of Huntington Beach pier. Huntington Beach Lifeguards hauled nearly 200 people from the surf Saturday between Towers 3 and 9 during a four-five hour window, said Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lt.

Laguna Beach prepares for early fire season, goats help by feasting on vegetation

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Fire officials in coastal south Orange County are on alert and focused on a fire season they say could be earlierand worse than in recent years.

Dana Point says it won't drop lawsuits against sober-living homes

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - City officials said this week they are not backing off lawsuits that aimto shut down two Capistrano Beach sober-living houses affiliated with two treatment centers, contending that their operation violates state law and the city's zoning code.
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Jul 28, 2016

Shark Geek: Learn why these meaty beasts aren't cruising the coast to eat you https://t.co/8gcfT9EVrr

Jul 24, 2016

Lifeguards urge caution after pulling nearly 200 from surf south of Huntington Beach pier  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/beach-723496-surf-ocean.html 

Jul 23, 2016

Laguna Beach prepares for early fire season, goats help by feasting on vegetation https://t.co/DnamROnhg2

Jul 20, 2016

What will happen to Leeloo? Dog's plight sparks outcry on social media, petition  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/leeloo-722997-brundage-dog.html 

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