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  • More Than 1,000 Small Earthquakes Hit Southern California

    06/20/2019 9:50:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/20/2019
    Over the past three weeks, more than 1,000 small earthquakes have hit Southern California — mostly in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Some are calling the region’s increased seismic activity “swarmageddon,” but seismologist Lucy Jones told the Los Angeles Times that the small quakes don’t mean the big one is more or less likely. According to Jones, there’s only a 5% chance that any single quake will be followed by a larger one.
  • Tiny Earthquakes Happen Every Few Minutes In Southern California, Study Finds

    04/18/2019 5:55:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | April 18, 2019·2:01 PM ET | Rebecca Hersher
    Detecting very small earthquakes is notoriously difficult. The churning of the ocean, a passing car or even the wind can feel a lot like a minor quake to the sensors that blanket seismically active parts of the U.S. That's a problem for scientists who rely on data about all the earthquakes in a region to study what triggers the biggest, most destructive ones. Now, a team of scientists says it has found a way to accurately detect tiny earthquakes, and it has published a new, more comprehensive list of quakes that occurred over a recent 10-year period in Southern California....
  • Gay Old Time: The rise and fall of Laguna Beach’s gay clubs

    01/11/2018 3:11:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 11, 2018 | Jodie Tillman and Leonard Ortiz
    It was bingo night at Main Street Bar & Cabaret, Laguna Beach’s last gay club. Techno music chugged; strobe lights blinked. The game’s caller – a redhead drag queen named Endora – fussed softly over the prizes, like an ikebana master arranging her flowers. But half an hour past the scheduled start time, patrons had yet to arrive. Endora sat at the bar and ordered a cocktail. In walked Craig Cooley, the bar manager for more than a year. “Where is everybody?” he asked, collapsing on a stool next to Endora. As usual, he seemed out of breath. Little wonder....
  • Southern California Faces Fire Warnings Amid Dry, Gusty Santa Ana Winds

    12/03/2017 8:25:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    KTLA ^ | Dec 2, 2017
    Forecasters cautioned that it could be the strongest and longest Santa Ana wind event so far this season, with winds as high as 50 to 70 miles per hour and guests as strong as 80 mph in the mountains. The dry and windy conditions are expected to last through at least Thursday. Carol Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said that people should be especially careful to avoid setting off any kind of spark.
  • Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California this Thursday, May 18

    05/14/2017 9:13:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 14, 2017
    Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California this week: Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM Address: Rush Park Auditorium 3001 Blume Dr Los Alamitos CA 90720 Map The event is being promoted by the 405-605 Patriots. Here is their website and here is their contact information. FReeper Loud Mime is a member and if you plan on attending you may contact him for further information not listed at the website. A special note from Loud Mime: We open the doors at 6pm, we’re setting up at that time but people are welcome, especially...
  • ‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,’ chopper tells Calif. [tr]

    05/12/2017 6:34:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews and Derek Hawkins
    “You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced via a loudspeaker. Stockbridge was in a helicopter, flying off the coast of Dana Point in Orange County, Calif., at about 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday. And, indeed, swimming in the Pacific Ocean below and clearly visible from the air, were several great white sharks. Their fins rose menacingly from the water as they glided back and forth.
  • O.C. Register gets new Anaheim address

    04/24/2017 8:39:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 24, 2017 | Jonathan Lansner
    What’s in an address? Saying “625 North Grand Avenue” in Orange County doesn’t sound the same as saying “Times Square” in my native New York City. But the Orange County Register has left the storied address it called home in Santa Ana for 60 years – and the paper was based in the city for a total of 112 years. New place? A modest headquarters location just south of Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
  • President Trump: The First 100 Days

    03/25/2017 9:21:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    KRLA AM 870 Los Angeles ^ | KRLA AM 870 Los Angeles
    Location: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 Google Map805-522-2977
  • Pro-Trump march in Huntington Beach expected to draw thousands, including protesters

    03/24/2017 8:50:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 24, 2017 | Greg Mellen
    The organizers of the Make America Great Again march and rally, Saturday, at Bolsa Chica State Beach are crossing their fingers and hoping for a peaceful event. The march – in support of the president, military, first responders and certain causes – is being billed as a kid-friendly family-oriented event. But it takes place in climate where stark divisions in the public have led to a number of high-profile confrontations when supporters and detractors of the president collide. March organizer Jennifer Sterling said she expects at least 3,000 participants many of whom, she says, will be women, children and elderly....
  • Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California in May

    03/21/2017 1:56:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Larry Schweikart - FReeper "LS" - will be appearing in Southern California in May. Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM Address: Rush Park Auditorium 3001 Blume Dr Los Alamitos CA 90720 Map The event is being promoted by the 405-605 Patriots. Here is their website and here is their contact information. FReeper Loud Mime is a member and if you plan on attending you may contact him for further information not listed at the website.
  • 50 years ago Saturday, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland

    03/18/2017 1:54:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2017 | Mark Eades
    ANAHEIM – A half-century ago today, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland with great fanfare, and Ron Hanford was there. “It lived up to everything,” he recalled, now 71 and living in Rancho Cucamonga. This week, like so so many times over the years, he was back enjoying Disneyland – and Pirates... It was the last attraction overseen by Walt Disney, opening three months after his death. What is now a 15-minute journey in a boat that bobs past fireflies, pirates firing off cannons, drinking pirates and those trying to escape a jail cell – with that catchy tune...
  • A disaster at the Oroville Dam could easily become a crisis for Los Angeles too

    02/16/2017 7:08:38 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2017 | The Times Editorial Board
    Southern Californians have been drinking from the Feather River — and washing in it, flushing with it and sprinkling it over their lawns — for nearly a half century without giving it much thought, so the emergency at distant Oroville Dam provides a jolting reminder of our dependence on the wetter, northern part of the state. A disaster there could easily become a crisis here.
  • Trump and Congress can jumpstart improvements to interstate highways in Southern California

    02/15/2017 7:38:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 5, 2017 | Robert Poole
    President Trump has promised to eliminate regulations and rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure. Federal agencies are awash with regulations and provisions based on the presumption that government is, and should be, the sole provider of infrastructure. But now that we understand the merits of public-private partnerships, which can provide more accountable public-purpose infrastructure, these numerous regulations and provisions serve as major obstacles preventing the improvement of highways and other infrastructure. Back in 1995, Reason Foundation published a policy study itemizing a number of these regulatory barriers. Sadly, most of them still exist today. If a state or municipal facility has...
  • Police: 2 Troy High Students Plotted Shooting ‘Bigger Than Columbine’

    02/01/2017 9:46:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 1, 2017
    Two Troy High School students have been taken into custody on accusations they plotted a school shooting, police announced Wednesday. The two 16-year-olds were arrested on charges of making criminal threats and conspiracy to commit a felony, the Fullerton Police Department reported. According to police, the two suspects were overheard Tuesday night at a Troy High athletic event plotting to “shoot up” the school. A witness told police the suspects discussed various types of guns and described the shooting plot as being “bigger than Columbine,” referring to the 1999 school shooting that left 13 innocent people dead. The witness snapped...
  • Obama To Make History With Friday Arrival In Palm Springs

    01/19/2017 2:28:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    KMIR NBC Palm Springs ^ | January 19, 2017 | Vince Marino
    Post-presidential visits to the desert are nothing new. Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Ford all came to the Coachella Valley after their time in office. President Obama though will make history Friday when he becomes the first president to head straight for the desert the moment he becomes a private citizen. After all, they don't call the Coachella Valley "the playground of presidents" for no reasons.
  • These Orange County kids say why they're going to Trump's inauguration

    01/18/2017 5:54:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 18, 2017 | Susan Christian Goulding, Greg Mellen, Shane Newell and Nathan Percy
    Lots of Orange County kids are skipping school today and Friday – but not just for a trip to Disneyland or Mammoth. They’re flying to Washington, D.C. to witness a historic American tradition – the transfer of power from one president to the next.
  • ‘Thousands’ of mysterious, ‘squishy’ creatures wash up along California beach

    11/30/2016 9:06:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    wqad 8 ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | KATRINA LAMANSKY
    One Facebook user, Ryan Rustan, wrote that he was walking on the Huntington Beach shoreline Monday night when he felt "little water balloons popping under my feet, super squishy."... "Couldn't tell if they were jellyfish or eggs but there are thousands up and down the beach," ...invertebrate expert says they are sea cucumbers.
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Clinton or Trump? Here's how every neighborhood in O.C. voted (Orange County, California)

    11/12/2016 7:09:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 12, 2016 | Ian Wheeler, Lily Leung and Jeff Goertzen
    Donald Trump managed to flip some traditionally blue counties in other states but lost in Orange County, a historically conservative stronghold that’s turning bluer. Hillary Clinton snagged 401,577 votes countywide (49 percent), compared to Trump’s 361,121 (44 percent), according to results posted Friday morning. Third-party candidates Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Gloria Estela combined got 43,293 votes (4 percent). Roughly a third of Orange County ballots remain uncounted, and final results likely are weeks away ...
  • Frank Sinatra's California Rat Pack home for sale

    11/03/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    ABC7 KABC Los Angeles ^ | November 3, 2016
    Cancel any upcoming flights to the moon, because living in Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack home is a great reason to stay on Earth. Named "Villa Maggio," Sinatra's hideaway from Hollywood is on the market for $3.9 million. The Palm Desert, California home was a spot where Sinatra and fellow Rat Pack members Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop would hang out and get some R&R from their fans in a private location.