2015 OCR Slider Archive Stories

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  • Winter chill gives way to warmth this week BY ALMA FAUSTO
    After the shock of chilly days, cold nights and even snow in some areas, Orange County residents are feeling a familiar heat this week.According to the National Weather Service, the warming trend that started Monday will peak today and hold until Wednesday but will start to gradually cool by the end of the week in most areas. The day
    Mon Jan 05, 2015
  • Today's cartoons: What's ahead (not that 2014's big events were predicted)
    Also: Obama in a congressional sand trap.
    Tue Jan 06, 2015
  • New Los Rios resident is earning his stripes By MATTHEW FLEMING
    A new resident recently moved into San Juan Capistrano’s Los Rios historic district.He’s young. He’s spry. He struts around his property in a black-and-white striped onesie. And he’s likely the only one in the neighborhood brazenly donning a mohawk.His name is Mr. Fancy Pants, a 5-month-old Grevy&r
    Tue Jan 06, 2015
  • Homeless near Santa Ana railroad tracks upset over removal from camp BY ALEJANDRA MOLINA
    SANTA ANA – Slashed tents, old Christmas decorations and potted plants are what remained of a homeless encampment Tuesday, after authorities told residents Monday to vacate an area along railroad tracks near Main Street and Dyer Road.“You’ve got to cut people some slack. Instead of saying, ‘Get your stuff out,
    Tue Jan 06, 2015
  • First look: New 'Frozen' attractions open today at Disneyland, California Adventure BY JOSEPH PIMENTEL
    ANAHEIM – The moment Vince Ducusin stepped inside Olaf’s Snowfest, he was speechless.Inside Stage 17 at Disney California Adventure is a replica of the kingdom of Arendelle’s town square from Disney’s hit movie “Frozen.”The clock tower where Princess Anna and Prince Hans of the Southern
    Tue Jan 06, 2015
  • Today's cartoons: French cartoonists bet lives that pen mightier than sword
    Also: Hopes for Cuban democracy nailed by Obama.
    Wed Jan 07, 2015
  • Self-driving cars are just the beginning BY SUSAN CARPENTER
    When the International Consumer Electronics Show rolled into Las Vegas this week, it did so with the largest contingent of automakers ever. A record 10 companies showed up to show off their cars, not only as vehicles but as cutting-edge mobile devices that demonstrate the convergence of transportation and computer wizardry.Laser head
    Wed Jan 07, 2015
  • In-N-Out hits milestone with 300th store BY NANCY LUNA
    Kurt Zimmerman arrived at the 300th In-N-Out Burger at 2 a.m. Wednesday, knowing he would not be lavished with grand opening swag typical of other fast-food chains. Instead, the die-hard burger fan from Aliso Viejo stayed up all night for one reason: honor. “It’s the 300th store, and I’m No. 1. I get the first burger,&r
    Wed Jan 07, 2015
  • Orange Slices: Find O.C. treasures off the beaten path BY CINDY YAMANAKA
    Orange County wanderers might be struck with a kind of natural wonder as they visit fairy-tale spots right here in the county.Join Register photographers as they focus their lenses on some lesser-known hidden treasures, including a spectacular 1926 turret along Victoria Beach.The spiral staircase in the “Pirate Towe
    Wed Jan 07, 2015
  • Gallery: In defense of liberty
    Remembering Charlie Hebdo victims – and the values at stake if we cave to radicalism and censorship.
    Thu Jan 08, 2015
  • Monster Menace wows students at Anaheim school BY FERMIN LEAL
    ANAHEIM – The Menace roared into Maxwell Elementary School on Thursday afternoon. The 15-foot-tall monster truck arrive to screams and cheers from more than 100 thrilled students. The truck was part of a demonstration aimed at promoting science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, lessons. Darren Migues, the truck’s dr
    Thu Jan 08, 2015
  • Huntington Beach surf contest kicks off the pro season BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – As one of the best competitive surfers in the world, San Clemente’s Kolohe Andino didn’t need to enter the Shoe City Pro that was held in Huntington Beach this week – but it was a good way for the pro surfer to keep his competitive juices flowing. Plus, a few thousand bucks for the win isn’t too s
    Thu Jan 08, 2015
  • After 2 deaths, Catalina Islanders united by grief BY THERESA WALKER
    The storm that lashed Catalina Island the night before New Year’s Eve has an official name: “Avalon Complex 12/30/14.”But in the hearts of an island population shy of 4,000, the storm will always be known as something else:The night Bruce Ryder and Tim Mitchell died.This week, tourists visiti
    Thu Jan 08, 2015