TimesOC: Latest news in Orange County

Firefighter Raymond Vasquez fights the Silverado fire fueled by Santa Ana winds at the 241 toll road
Firefighter Raymond Vasquez fights the Silverado fire fueled by Santa Ana winds at the 241 Toll Road and Portola Parkway in Irvine on Monday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Good morning, and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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:

FIRES

— Orange County fires burn more than 27,000 acres, as some Irvine evacuation orders are lifted

— Photos: Orange County under siege by Silverado and Blue Ridge fires

— Southern California Edison lines may have sparked massive Silverado fire in Irvine

— Orange County fires: Silverado fire evacuation areas, road and school closures, shelters

— Blue Ridge fire: evacuation areas, road and school closures, shelters

— Orange County fires: Irvine, Yorba Linda evacuation areas, road and school closures, shelters

— Wildfires bring unhealthiest air in the nation to Southern California

Schools close near the Silverado fire in Orange County as air quality worsens

— Some O.C. ballot boxes shuttered by blazes, officials say

— Santa Ana Zoo opens its doors for animals evacuated from Orange County Zoo

— Map: See the fires burning in California

Dodgers players celebrate after winning their first World Series title in 32 years with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Dodgers celebrate after winning their first World Series title in 32 years with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday in Game 6 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

NEWS

— Dodgers defeat the Tampa Bay Rays to win first World Series title since 1988

— Dodgers’ World Series win gives L.A. a joyous night in a year of such misery

— COVID-19: 7 new deaths and 255 new cases reported in Orange County

— Investor Bill Gross accused of blaring ‘Gilligan’s Island’ song on loop to torment Laguna Beach neighbor

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— Viola Smith, Costa Mesa resident and pioneering musician of the swing era, dies at 107

— Huntington Beach City Manager Oliver Chi accused of improper email search, sexual harassment

— Huntington Beach elementary schools welcome students back on campus for first time since March

— Newport-Mesa parents, students protest at district office in support of reopening secondary schools

— Laguna Beach school district plans to reopen secondary schools Thanksgiving week

Dodgers' Mookie Betts celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Rays.
Dodgers’ Mookie Betts celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Rays in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

SPORTS

— Dodgers’ sixth World Series title since moving to L.A. might be the sweetest

— Give this Dodgers’ title an asterisk, one that signifies a season of unique difficulty

— Justin Turner left the World Series clincher after testing positive for COVID-19

— Photos: Dodgers defeat Rays to capture World Series title

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— UCLA football remains success-starved, but no program is eating richer

— What prompted USC to suspend Munir McClain?

— Rams release rookie kicker Samuel Sloman

— Jalen Guyton, Tyron Johnson have made speedy contributions to Chargers’ offense

— Marina High softball player Briana Gonzalez commits to Eastern Illinois

POLICE AND CRIME

— For fifth year in a row, hate crimes rise in Orange County — and by 24%

— Interim Huntington Beach police chief Kelly Rodriguez resigns citing political divisiveness

— Santa Ana officers who fatally shot armed Fountain Valley man cleared by Orange County district attorney

— Police arrest suspect in connection with fatal shooting inside Newport Beach home

This week, Natalie Portman will chat with Times film critic Justin Chang about her new book, “Natalie Portman’s Fables.”
This week, Natalie Portman will chat with Times film critic Justin Chang about her new children’s book, “Natalie Portman’s Fables.”
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

BOOKS

How to watch this week’s Festival of Books with Natalie Portman, Maria Hinojosa and Marlon James

— ‘Clyde the Hippo’ creators promote and publish their children’s book series during the pandemic

ENTERTAINMENT

— Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton get cutesy after announcing they’re engaged

—‘Spooky stuff’: Huntington Beach haunted car wash provides the scares

HOT PROPERTY

— Vanessa Bryant lists Irvine investment home she owned with Kobe

— Golfer Fred Couples gets a buyer to swing in Newport Beach

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