TimesOC: Latest news in Orange County

Good morning, and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Friday, Oct. 16.

My name is David Carrillo Peñaloza, the author of the TimesOC newsletter and an editor for Los Angeles Times Community News.

Here are the latest headlines in Orange County:


Disneyland superfan Lauren Gabourel misses her weekly visits to the “Happiest Place on Earth.”
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

— It’s been 214 days since Disneyland closed. For these superfans, it’s agony

— California GOP pushes back against state election officials on unofficial ballot boxes

— O.C. federal judge dismisses Newport Beach doctor’s indictment due to trial suspensions

— Laguna Beach Unified School District rolls out COVID-19 dashboard

— Petitioners hope to dim plans for LED billboards at Costa Mesa’s Triangle Square

— Irvine residents raise concerns about asphalt factory emissions

— 605 Freeway reopens after gunfire prompts closure in Los Alamitos

— Newport Beach appeals proposed RHNA allocations by Southern California Assn. of Governments

— Theaters across U.S. share ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ radio play adaption during election year

— Laguna Beach to pursue purchase of helicopter refilling tanks

— ‘Rockin’ Fig’ brings vintage surf festival to Huntington Beach on Saturday

— Newport Beach approves reforms for short-term rentals, up for review by state Coastal Commission

— Laguna Art Museum executive director Malcolm Warner to retire at end of year

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Tyronn Lue is shown coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Tyronn Lue, shown coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 27, 2018, has agreed to become the new coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.
(Jason Miller / Getty Images)


— Clippers reach agreement with Tyronn Lue to be next coach

— Newport Harbor High’s Will O’Neil commits to USC baseball

— Robert Woods’ versatility goes a long way to airing out Rams’ offense

— Chargers’ Justin Herbert learning he can’t let the perils of running in the NFL slide

— Pickleball apparel no problem for Newport Beach women behind PB&Jelly

— Drake London looks to play an important, and still evolving, role for USC

— Demetric Felton Jr. wants to be UCLA’s new Josh Kelley at running back

— Laguna Beach High cross-country runner Mateo Bianchi commits to UCLA

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