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2 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

Silverado Fire now 95 percent contained

The six-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned close to 1,000 acres, was nearly surrounded today, and most firefighters were on “mop-up” duty. The 968-acre blaze was 95 percent contained with 378 firefighters on the job, according to Jake Rodriguez, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.

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Related Topix: Fire, Silverado, CA

3 hrs ago | Patch.com

Mission Viejo Coldwell Banker Raises the Most Food Donations in Orange County

NorthStar Moving Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today that the Mission Viejo Coldwell Banker office collected the most food donations in Orange County in their second annual "Let's Send Hunger Packing" summer food drive competition in partnership with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage . The food drive raised 8,109 pounds of food to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Mission Viejo, CA

7 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Fugitive returned to plea in brutal torture case

A man arrested in the Czech Republic for the brutal torture of a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern California to face trial. Orange County prosecutors say 35-year-old Hossein Nayeri was extradited from Prague this week.

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Related Topix: Czech Republic, Europe, World News, Marijuana

8 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Southern California could see thunderstorms, flash flooding

Flash flooding threatened parts of the Southland today as a combination of high heat and subtropical moisture created atmospheric instability, raising a chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch that will be in effect in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley from 10 a.m. through this evening.

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Related Topix: Weather, California, Natural Disasters, Flood

12 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Meet the First Family...of Podcasting

Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack are the podcasting world's ultimate power couple, but they couldn't have come from more different backgrounds. When Scott was a musical theater-loving teenager in Orange County, California, Kulap was washing dishes in the restaurant run by her Laotian immigrant parents, where she'd worked since she was a little kid.

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Related Topix: Comedy Bang! Bang!, Entertainment, Television, Musical Theater, Theater, Arts

Tue Sep 16, 2014

CBS Local

Silverado Canyon Residents Prepare For Mudslides After Fires Strip Hills

Tuesday's flash floods sparked fears of mudslides for residents in Silverado Canyon, where crews battled fires over the weekend. "It's very, very steep, there's not much left," resident Sherry Meddick said.

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Related Topix: Silverado, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

CBS Local

Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings Issued For Inland Areas

Several streets have already flooded in Wildomar and Lake Elsinore Tuesday afternoon as a thunderstorm moves its way toward Orange County. At Elsinore High School in Wildomar, batting cages have been blown over and officials are concerned that water has gotten under the gym.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Wildomar, CA, Lake Elsinore, CA

Los Angeles Times

California health insurance exchange unveils ad campaign and outreach

Preparing for the second year of Obamacare enrollment, California unveiled new television ads and handed out $14.6 million to community groups for consumer outreach. The state-run insurance exchange, Covered California, said the new grant funds are in addition to $33.4 million that has already been given to clinics, unions, schools and nonprofit groups helping with enrollment.

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Related Topix: California, Health Insurance, Health, Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles Times

Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire

Orange County Fire Authority firefighters extinguish hot spots near homes on Silverado Canyon Road as crews battle the Silverado Fire in the Cleveland National Forest on Saturday. Orange County Fire Authority firefighters extinguish hot spots near homes on Silverado Canyon Road as crews battle the Silverado Fire in the Cleveland National Forest on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Silverado, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Wildfire

CBS Local

Dog Hit By Car Gets A Second Chance Hours Before He's Scheduled To Be Put Down

A stray dog scheduled to be put down after being hit by a car is now getting a second chance at life. Volunteers from the Bichon Rescue Brigade picked up Maverick from an Orange County shelter after a July 3 collision left him with multiple fractures.

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Related Topix: Anaheim, CA

Iol.co.za

'Pictures saved my bacon'

You don't have to be an expert on photographic evidence to take snapshots of your rental car before you drive off the lot, but it helps. Just ask Steve Wolf, who happens to be an expert on photographic evidence.

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Related Topix: Travel

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Wave

Orange County schools reach a boiling point

A large fan in a corner of Jimmy Mayfield's class at Masuda Middle School in Fountain Valley runs in an attempt to cool students in a classroom without air conditioning.Older school buildings face high bills for potential air conditioning installation. Gisler Elementary School principal Erin Bains sat in her office, sweating.

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Related Topix: Fountain Valley, CA, Education Etc., Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

KMPH-TV Fresno

Sheet metal reflection cause of California fire

Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun's rays reflecting off sheet metal that edged a homeowner's backyard garden. Orange County Fire Authority Capt.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire

KMPH-TV Fresno

Suspect in bank robbery threatens explosives

The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad is checking the car of a bank robbery suspect after the man said during his arrest that he has explosives in his car. Sheriff's Lt.

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Related Topix: Stanton, CA

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Fake House Cleaners Hit Homes in Upscale California Neighborhood

Two women are believed to have helped steal tens of thousands of dollars from homes by posing as cleaning people in California, police said Surveillance video shows two women knocking on doors in the upscale California neighborhood, purportedly offering their services as maids. Police allege that the would-be housekeepers are really part of a burglary ring now hitting some of the wealthiest communities in Los Angeles.

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KMPH-TV Fresno

Southern California swelter shows no slowing

Two more days of intense heat are expected to keep searing Southern California before a midweek cooling trend kicks in. The National Weather Service says excessive-heat warnings are in effect and temperatures could get as high as 107 degrees Monday in the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley.

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Related Topix: Weather

Ananova

Hurricane Odile Hits Mexico: Winds Hit 125mph

Holidaymakers have been sheltering in hotels and many coastal resorts have been evacuated as Hurricane Odile batters Mexico's popular tourist region of Baja California. The storm has reached the resort area of Los Cabos in the western state, with winds of up to 205kph uprooting trees.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters

Mirror.co.uk

Psychology professor admits killing her alleged rapist

Norma Esparza pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and is expected to testify against a number of others involved accused of killing of Gonzalo Ramirez Norma Esparza, 40, is one of four people accused of the 1995 killing of Gonzalo Ramirez, 24, whose body was found hacked to death with a meat cleaver on the side of a road in Orange County, California. Esparza, a professor at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland, was arrested in the cold case murder two years ago after she re-entered the US for an academic conference.

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Related Topix: Webster University

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Anaheim Union superintendent aims to serve all students

Anaheim high school student Abby Carreon, 17, meets with Supt. Michael Matsuda. Matsuda, whose mother was taken to an internment camp during WWII, is particularly concerned with the issue of homeless students.

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Related Topix: Anaheim, CA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc.

The Wave

Searching for domestic bliss: Splurge on luxuries where you live

The foot stool is just where you want it, all your favorite books are there, and a drawer in the refrigerator is most likely filled with your favorite fruits. The truth is, home is like nowhere else we go.

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Related Topix: Santa Ana, CA, Home Gardening, Home

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