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February 15, 2008
More people are coming down with the flu in Orange County, similar to a trend nationwide, health officials said Thursday. Influenza is not the only respiratory illness afflicting the public, Orange County health officer Eric Handler said. People can take preventive measures like washing their hands more often, covering their mouths when they sneeze or cough, or staying home from work or school when they’re sick, he said. Flu shots are still available. People older than 50 and people with chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease are more susceptible to the flu, Handler said.
By Michael Alexander | November 30, 2006
High, gusty winds battered inland areas of Orange County on Wednesday, as unusually high pressure in the deserts of California and Nevada forced wind through the Santa Ana Mountains and toward the coast. Gusts in some inland canyon areas reached 70 mph, though in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, winds stayed a milder 20 to 30 mph. Though the wind blew weaker on the coast, it was strong enough in Corona del Mar to knock a 50-foot tree into a house on Larkspur Avenue, a spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Fire Department said.
By Joseph Serna | August 18, 2008
A Costa Mesa man’s pre-trial hearing for allegedly threatening his ex-wife, possessing explosives and endangering a child has been moved to Los Angeles County because Orange County judges have all recused themselves, prosecutors said Monday. All future hearings for Ronald Turner, 44, will be in Los Angeles County up until the trial, if it goes that far, prosecutors said, because authorities suspect Turner threatened an Orange County judge along with his ex-wife and Huntington Beach police.
August 28, 2003
What would you do if our Orange County quality of life were threatened? What if the threat negatively impacted our homeland security by eliminating real-time news and emergency information about our local neighborhoods, towns and cities? What if that threat included a reduction in local educational tools for Orange County kindergarten through 12th-grade students, less teacher training, an elimination of access to timely local information about business, community government, local arts and our important local nonprofit causes?
December 15, 2009
Submitted by Dan Pittman The 2009 Jurisprudence Awards Dinner held by the Anti-Defamation League of Orange County and Long Beach recently honored three accomplished Orange County attorneys. The event's Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award recipients were Mark Minyard, managing partner, Minyard & Morris, LLP; Martha Gooding, partner, Howrey, LLP; and William S. O’Hare, administrative partner, Snell & Wilmer, LLP. "We are delighted to honor these three outstanding attorneys and wish to thank all of our sponsors and everyone else who helped to make the event a success," said Dr. Kevin O'Grady, regional director.
By Dan Pittman | July 11, 2009
Costa Mesa-based Experian has recently donated $50,000 to MIND Research Institute, a neuroscience and education non-profit corporation headquartered in Santa Ana that is dedicated to education program excellence and cutting edge scientific research. MIND Research Institute has successfully transferred more than 30 years of breakthrough brain and learning research into applied education programs for K-12 students. The organization continually improves its programs through data mining over 50 million student sessions and nine years of standardized math test results, and publishes its scientific and educational research.
By Joseph Serna | December 29, 2009
It was a typical Tuesday morning at Share Our Selves in Costa Mesa. The place was bustling. The parking lot was crowded, families were walking out with bags of groceries, and even more folks were going in. The waiting area was full, not an empty seat in there. Meanwhile, people waited to see one of a few counselors who could help them get back on their feet in the sluggish economy and lifeless job market. These days it seems more and more people need help. Thanks to a $5.6-million grant from Orange County United Way to Orange County charities, including $360,000 to five in Costa Mesa, help is on the way. “We just never have enough for everyone, so getting that support is phenomenal,” said Karen Harrington, SOS director of development.
By Alicia Robinson | January 24, 2007
Federal immigration agents arrested more than 750 people around Southern California, including 111 people in Orange County, in a week-long operation that ended Tuesday. It's not clear whether any arrests took place in Costa Mesa, where a federal agent works from the city jail to check the immigration status of people booked there. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials didn't have information for specific cities, and Costa Mesa police said they weren't aware of any federal enforcement activity in their city.
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