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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 30, 2013
Students in the first few rows held sticks with huge cutouts of the heads of the Sage Hill School girls' volleyball players. As if Sage Hill's opponent on Saturday had not seen enough of the Lightning. For the second time in eight days, Crean Lutheran faced the Lightning, in the stands and on the court. The second meeting turned out much like last week's in the CIF Southern Section Division 3A finale. Sage Hill finished the Saints in three sets, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22, in the second round of the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III playoffs in front of a raucous home crowd.
November 12, 2013
A new Bruxie eatery will open Nov. 19 in Costa Mesa, according to a news release. The restaurant, known for its sandwiches made with waffles instead of bread, will occupy a location on 17th Street at Santa Ana Avenue. The first Bruxie opened in 2010 in Old Towne Orange. Other Southern California locations include Huntington Beach, Irvine and Chino Hills. Nothing on the menu exceeds $10; salads, shakes and sundaes are offered in addition to the sandwiches. Bruxie's Rancho Santa Margarita location closed Monday because of construction deficiencies and ongoing maintenance issues that forced litigation with the landlord, said Bruxie managing partner Dean Simon.
By Rhea Mahbubani | October 10, 2013
Henry Segerstrom rarely makes public appearances. But he made an exception Thursday at South Coast Plaza, clad in a dapper blue pinstriped suit and a matching polka dot tie and seeming a tad bashful at all the attention. The entrepreneur and philanthropist, who at 90 is also the managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, was the guest of honor at a book launch by luxury book publisher Assouline. He was joined at the 6 p.m. event by family, including his wife, Elizabeth, son Anton and daughter-in-law Jennifer, as well as well-wishers like Debra Gunn Downing, the plaza's executive director of marketing, members of the An family of AnQi by Crustacean, and others.
By Leigh Steinberg | October 5, 2013
Old Trojans don't die, they just move to Newport Beach. Wealthy alums here venerate a winning USC football tradition. Houses hang USC banners and flags, cardinal and gold colors are everywhere. I am grudgingly tolerated as a Cal-Berkeley alum. A whole lifestyle revolves around SC football in Southern California. The alums here were furious at the performance of the team this year and the direction they felt the program. Alums here make major gifts to the athletic department, and the disgust felt with Lane Kiffin made it certain that his days as head coach were about to end. Athletic Director Pat Haden was a major star at quarterback for the football team back in the 1970s.
September 30, 2013
Former state Assemblyman Van Tran announced Monday that he will run for a seat on the California Board of Equalization. Michelle Steel, a Surfside resident who currently holds the District 4 seat that Tran seeks, will be termed-out next year. She is running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The five-member Board of Equalization handles tax administration and fee collections in California, including sales, use, property and special taxes, and acts as a appellate body for franchise and income tax appeals.
By Leigh Steinberg | September 22, 2013
Those in the Guggenheim group are heroes in Southern California as the Dodgers defeated Arizona 7-6 to clinch the Western Division title in the National League pennant race Thursday. They promised to bring quality baseball and victory back to Los Angeles after the wretched reign of Frank McCourt and in their first full year of ownership the Dodgers launched an improbable midseason onslaught of victories to reach this point. The Dodgers have held the heart of Los Angeles sports fans for years.
August 2, 2013
John “Tyler” Perineau Macdonald, Jr. After a long and passion filled life, we say goodbye to John Tyler Perineau Macdonald, Jr.  B. Atlanta, Georgia, March 25th, 1924, D. Gig Harbor, Washington, July 7th, 2013 at the age of 89. Tyler attended the University of Southern California having earned Scholarships in both Debate and Football. He won numerous speech / public speaking championships for the school and the State of California. He served with the USMCR from 1942 to 1944.  Tyler's work as a copywriter at the advertising agency Hixson and Jorgensen in Los Angeles led to his position as Chairman and CEO of Ayer/Jorgensen/Macdonald when the company was acquired by N.W. Ayer, New York in 1968.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | August 1, 2013
As a former minor league catcher, Dominic Campeau knows how to give signs. Eighteen years ago, he caught Eric Gagne before his hat became as filthy as his pitches. The two played on the Canadian national team. It didn't take long for Campeau to realize why the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Gagne as an amateur free agent that summer in 1995. "He was throwing gas as a 19-year-old," Campeau said. Once Gagne made the big league team, Campeau said Gagne invited him to Los Angeles often to watch him pitch.
July 11, 2013
I recently read that our assemblyman, Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), voted against Assembly Bill 1323, which would have ordered a temporary halt to fracking in California. I was disappointed that he chose to help kill this modest attempt to allow further time to verify that the fracking process in California either would be OK or destructive to our water supply. Also, time should be allowed, if necessary, to finish crafting important regulations. Studies have shown the serious problems in some areas of the U.S. in which fracking destroyed deep-water supplies for humans, animals, farming and trees, etc. An article in the June 25 Los Angeles Times gives more rationale for this temporary hold on fracking.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | June 14, 2013
A stabbing suspect is still at large after an attack on UC Irvine's campus early Friday morning, according to UCI police. The stabbing occurred at 3 a.m. Friday near student housing at 64000 Vista Del Campo Road, police said in a news release. The suspect is Krist Porayanee, a 22-year-old Cambodian man who is 5-feet, 8-inches tall and 120 pounds, with black and brown tattoos on both arms, according to police. The victim is a student whom officials declined to identify, UCI spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon said.
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