No snow? No problem for Urban Mushing’s dog owners

No snow? No problem for Urban Mushing’s dog owners
Rancy Reyes of Fountain Valley and his team lead the group down the trail during mushing at Fairview Park and Talbert Regional Park in Costa Mesa (Photo by Mike Mullen)

Good morning. It's Wednesday, Jan. 3. Here's what's been happening around O.C.

Top story

No snow? No problem. Urban Mushing's dog owners glide over dry land


What's a family of huskies to do in Southern California without snow and a sled? A group of dog owners in the area asked themselves the same question and answered it with Urban Mushing. TimesOC

Around the county

New UC Irvine dean will be only woman of color to lead a top law school, university says


UC Irvine announced that L. Song Richardson will be the new dean of its 9-year-old School of Law following the departure of founding dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Daily Pilot

Memorial honors 210 homeless people who died on O.C.'s streets

Candles flickered in remembrance of transient people who died this year in Orange County during the Homeless Persons' Inter-religious Memorial Service held in the arboretum at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove. TimesOC


Irvine theater is first in 'Last Jedi' opening ticket sales

Edwards Irvine Spectrum Center 21 attracted more moviegoers than any theater in North America for the Dec. 14-15 opening of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." TimesOC

Cops & courts

Anti-Defamation League honors Laguna officer's efforts to reduce prejudice

The Anti-Defamation League is honoring a Laguna Beach police officer for his commitment to eliminating hate and prejudice. Daily Pilot

Huntington Beach police issue warning about text message scam

Huntington Beach police warned that a widely distributed text message claiming to be from the Police Department is a hoax. Daily Pilot


Bishop ordained to be a 'bearer of light' to O.C.'s Vietnamese Catholics

In a multicultural ceremony held in four languages — English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean — the Diocese of Orange ordained the Rev. Thomas Thanh Thai Nguyen as bishop recently, making him the second Vietnamese American in U.S. history to hold the post. TimesOC

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