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Missing couple in Joshua Tree died in murder-suicide, authorities say

A couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park nearly three months ago died in a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday. Investigators say Joseph Orbeso, 22, shot and killed his girlfriend, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and then turned the gun on himself, according to a release Friday from the San...

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  • Nothing equates to the Spooner lifestyle

    Nothing equates to the Spooner lifestyle

    I stepped into an elevator in a Fashion Island high-rise recently and from the rear of the carriage came a greeting: “Love your Spooner, bro!” I knew immediately what it was about. You see, I belong to an exclusive club: The Lovin’ Spooner-ful. OK, I just made that up. I glanced over my shoulder...

  • Breast cancer battle requires more than awareness

    Breast cancer battle requires more than awareness

    October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but what we need more than passive awareness is proactive prevention. By virtue of their sex, all women are at risk of developing breast cancer. Knowing your individual risk can help you minimize the likelihood of developing the disease. For example,...

  • Count records fewer homeless in Costa Mesa

    Count records fewer homeless in Costa Mesa

    The number of homeless people observed in Costa Mesa during a countywide survey early this year was notably less than in a similar count in 2015, according to a city report. During January’s Point-in-Time Count and Survey, 103 unsheltered homeless people were seen on local streets. About 1,200...

  • Reader has some tips for Bob Iger to prevent more Disney layoffs

    Disney chief executive Bob Iger laid off workers in 2016 and is expected to lay off more in 2017. I offer three things Iger should consider that if followed could possibly prevent layoffs and create Disney expansion: 1. There is a Nazi-like religious defamation show airing that may be alienating...

  • Culinary delights abound at Taste of Laguna

    Culinary delights abound at Taste of Laguna

    Forty chefs, bakers and mixologists served up their top fare during the annual Taste of Laguna at the Festival of Arts grounds Thursday night. Guests sampled craft beer and wine and posed for pictures inside a photo bus during the event organized by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chamber...

  • O.C. gun show took place too soon after the Las Vegas tragedy

    O.C. gun show took place too soon after the Las Vegas tragedy

    This is in response to an article in the Daily Pilot written by Hannah Fry, “Gun show to go ahead at O.C. fairgrounds, a week after Las Vegas mass shooting,” (Oct. 5). The gun show’s chief executive, Bob Templeton, failed to see the most profound reason not to host the gun show this year. The residents...

  • Woman dies after being hit by car while crossing street in Huntington Beach

    Woman dies after being hit by car while crossing street in Huntington Beach

    A 58-year-old Huntington Beach woman was killed Thursday night when she was struck by an SUV while walking across Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach, police said. Police responded to Goldenwest and Tucana Drive at 7:43 p.m. after receiving a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian,...

  • An unpaid $7 Waffle House bill leads Louisiana police to an L.A.-based identity theft ring

    An unpaid $7 Waffle House bill leads Louisiana police to an L.A.-based identity theft ring

    Police in Louisiana have uncovered a sophisticated, Los Angeles-based identity theft ring, thanks to two men who skipped out on their $7 Waffle House bill, authorities said. Waffle House employees called police Saturday, saying two men had stiffed the restaurant and driven away in a U-Haul van,...

  • Los Amigos football snaps six-game losing streak, beats Bolsa Grande

    Los Amigos football snaps six-game losing streak, beats Bolsa Grande

    In contrast to what the Garden Grove League standings show, Thursday night’s matchup between Los Amigos High and Bolsa Grande would have personal meanings for both football teams. The teams have struggled to find wins in league play and are at the bottom of the standings. But running back Brian...

  • CdM uses aerial attack, shuts out Northwood

    CdM uses aerial attack, shuts out Northwood

    Man-to-man coverage is a tough proposition for opponents of the Corona del Mar High football team. The Sea Kings’ receivers are built like, well, men. The Sea Kings used the first half Thursday night to spread the ball around against overmatched Northwood. Five different players caught touchdown...

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  • Edison falls to Los Alamitos in Sunset League football battle for first

    Edison falls to Los Alamitos in Sunset League football battle for first

    Edison High’s football reign in the Sunset League is over. The Chargers’ 12-game winning streak in league ended in a 24-16 loss to Los Alamitos at Huntington Beach High on Thursday. The Griffins improved to 3-0 in league, and they will most likely win their final two games and claim their first...

  • Newport Harbor girls' tennis clinches outright Sunset League title

    The Newport Harbor High girls’ tennis team won 11-7 at Fountain Valley on Thursday to clinch the outright Sunset League title. Nicole Knickerbocker won twice at No. 1 singles for the Sailors (15-2, 9-0 in league), while Lauren Lipkowski and Amra Barton swept at No. 1 doubles. The doubles pairings...

  • Building Glendale football blanked by Arcadia

    GLENDALE — It’s been a tough stretch for the Glendale High football team. Provided the Nitros continue to learn and build for the future, Nitros coach George Maiale is able to take the promising with the bad. A couple of losing streaks extended Thursday after Glendale suffered a 35-0 Pacific League...

  • Sports Briefs: Thriller leaves Reid with back-to-back losses

    Sports Briefs: Thriller leaves Reid with back-to-back losses

    Glendale Community College product on wrong end of nailbiter For five weeks, the Kansas City Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid, a Glendale Community College alumnus, were on top of the National Football League with a 5-0 record. In just five days, not only did the Chiefs fall from the ranks of the...

  • CdM girls’ volleyball clinches outright league title

    The Corona del Mar High girls’ volleyball team has put the Pacific Coast League race to bed. The Sea Kings clinched their 12th straight outright league title with a 25-13, 25-12, 25-6 sweep of Irvine on the road Thursday. Nikki Senske had six kills, and Haley Petrucci and Libby Gessford each had...

  • League proving tough as slide continues for Pacifica Christian girls’ volleyball

    League proving tough as slide continues for Pacifica Christian girls’ volleyball

    Pacifica Christian High’s girls’ volleyball team enjoyed early success this year. The Tritons were off to the races, coming out of the gates with a 7-2-1 start after their first 10 games. No one expected things to come that easily for the second-year varsity program, and they have not lately. Despite...

  • Sports Roundup: Burroughs volleyball earns share of league title

    GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Burroughs d. Hoover, 25-15, 25-15, 25-10: The win Thursday afternoon at home earned the Indians a share of the Pacific League championship. It is Burroughs’ first league title since 2015. Maggie Harris had eight kills and Lydia Grote added six for Burroughs (22-3, 12-1 in league)....

  • Mobile school pantry delivers free fruits and vegetables to 30 O.C. schools

    Mobile school pantry delivers free fruits and vegetables to 30 O.C. schools

    At a bustling farmers market at Santa Ana High School on a recent Thursday, families packed shopping carts, cardboard crates and strollers full of fresh produce. The day’s bounty — onions, potatoes, chili peppers, apples, pears, watermelon, plums and carrots, plus containers of oatmeal and boxed...

  • 44th annual Corona del Mar Home Tour to showcase coastal city’s residences

    44th annual Corona del Mar Home Tour to showcase coastal city’s residences

    Six homes in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach will be open for tours on Oct. 24 to showcase the neighborhoods’ design and architectural attributes. The proceeds support Corona del Mar middle and high schools benefiting school staff and student programs such as the arts, science, English and history....

  • Jewelry designer creates lightweight accessories for all occasions

    Jewelry designer creates lightweight accessories for all occasions

    In a Newport Beach home garage Gina Hueston is building. The designer is constructing jewelry using methods similar to a traditional sculptor, drafting the concept, hand-shaping the design and sealing the model. “Watch this,” she said as she picked up a pair of hoop earrings, placed them on a concrete...

  • Dessen jazz trio explores the sounds of science by improvising with software

    Dessen jazz trio explores the sounds of science by improvising with software

    While jazz has no boundaries, it does border every other musical form and has produced countless crossover genres. On its technology front, a handful of pioneering composers and musicians are now partnering with computers and software to discover new sounds and improvisational structures. Among...

  • Around Town: French horn ensemble to play in Newport

    Around Town: French horn ensemble to play in Newport

    The all-female French horn octet Playdate will perform at the Newport Beach Central Library on Sunday as part of the library’s Sunday Musicales series. The ensemble will play classical and popular works. The performance begins at 3 p.m. in the library’s Friends Room at 1000 Avocado Ave. Admission...

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