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  • Why some averted disaster

    For nearly an hour, Marianne Shannon thought Stevenson Ranch's luck had run out. The winds seemed so fast, much stronger than in 2003, when the last massive fire threatened her home. She watched from her cul-de-sac Monday afternoon as flames exploded...
  • Hidden in O.C.'s foothills, a gnarled reminder of California's past

    Hidden in O.C.'s foothills, a gnarled reminder of California's past
    Wildfires destroy, but they can also reveal. For years, a monument marking the site of one of Orange County's most infamous killings sat largely obscured amid a thicket of mustard plants a hundred yards or so from the Foothill toll road. But when the...
  • King-Harbor -- CPR from UC?

    The future of what was once called Martin Luther King Jr.-Drew Medical Center is again under debate. What cannot be denied is the failure of its most recent iteration, known as King-Harbor Hospital, nor the vacuum its closure has created in the...
  • A convention for all

    It was a town hall, certainly, but without the sense of chaos, the hint of danger, that we've come to associate with the words "town hall" in recent weeks. No gun-toting patriots, no dark portents of tyranny. No energy, in fact, at least not at the...
  • Accused "Blue Note Bandit" Pleads Not Guilty to 14 Robberies

    Accused "Blue Note Bandit" Pleads Not Guilty to 14 Robberies
    LAGUNA NIGUEL -- An Orange County man dubbed the "Blue Note Bandit" by authorities pleaded not guilty Monday to robbing 14 grocery store bank branches in about 2 months. If convicted on all counts, 50-year-old David Camp faces 18 years in prison. Camp...
  • Costs are rapidly rising for some, but not all, mortgage seekers

    Home loan seekers are facing fewer options and higher costs, even for many folks with good credit, as investors around the globe shun mortgages out of fear borrowers won't pay. Lenders, meanwhile, are scrambling to find cash to fund loans and stay in...
  • Birthright program sends young Jews to Israel on group trips, free of charge

    Ben Narynski recently flew home to a place he'd never been. "It's like a hometown to me," the Fullerton resident said of the country he traversed by bus with 39 other young adults and a medic carrying a gun. Visible from the vehicle's windows were the...
  • Test drive the cars of tomorrow

    Test drive the cars of tomorrow
    Tired of just reading about electric cars, plug-in hybrids and other alternative-fuel vehicles? Want to actually drive one? Upcoming events in Orange County and the San Fernando Valley will give you the chance to get behind the wheel of some of the...
  • A friendly town among the hills

    A friendly town among the hills
    New Zealand was too far, the south of France too cold and Colombia too unsafe for Casey and Susan Koehler. So the former Floridians settled quite happily on this mild and isolated coffee-growing town in western Panama for their retirement home. A...
  • What you need to know about Amtrak trains

    Is Amtrak growing or shrinking? It's staying about the same -- about 500 destinations in 46 states. In their 2006 annual report, the railroad's leaders counted 24.3 million annual passengers (up 12% from 2002). Amtrak ([800] 872-7245, www.amtrak.com)...
  • O.C.'s Largest Land Developer Makes Major Layoffs

    NEWPORT BEACH -- Citing a weak economy and declining land sales, The Irvine Co., one of the major players in Orange County's recent economic leap forward, has laid off 100 employees. The layoffs are the first for The Irvine Co., Orange County's largest...