TimesOC: Latest news in Orange County

Good morning, and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Friday, Oct. 30.

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:

Brandon Baker watches the Blue Ridge fire burn Tuesday in a canyon along Casino Ridge Road in Yorba Linda.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)


— Most evacuations lifted as firefighters gain control over Orange County blazes

— Firefighters rescue barn owl whose wings were singed by Silverado fire

— Coronavirus nearly 7 times more widespread in Orange County than reported, study shows

— A Latino enclave in Huntington Beach fights to preserve its heritage and raise its clout

— Could Dana Rohrabacher’s old seat flip red in Orange County? Experts say it’s a close call

— Newport Coast mansion sells for $61 million, shattering Orange County record

— OC Public Libraries launches program to boost internet access in underprivileged communities

— ‘Just be open to everything:’ Corona del Mar High senior writes a book to children for her sister

— Newport-Mesa Unified middle and high school students will return to campuses in November

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— ‘Beautiful soul’: Late painter Greg LaRock mourned by SoCal art community

— O.C. man jailed in Vietnam for 27 months returns home, thanks community of people fighting for his release

— Newport Beach reduces numbers of homelessness by 50% or more since March

— O.C. mental health leaders brainstorm ways to better serve Cambodian and Vietnamese refugee communities

— UC Irvine researchers study beetle that can survive being run over by a car

— Laguna College of Art and Design receives huge estate gift from Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson

— Newport Coast’s Joe and Sonya Lozowski to be honored for humanitarian work

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner holds the World Series trophy next to his wife, Kourtney Pogue.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner holds the World Series trophy next to his wife, Kourtney Pogue, on the field Tuesday after beating the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)


— Column: Justin Turner’s act of selfishness leaves stain on Dodgers’ championship moment

— Column: The baseball gods smiled again on Dave Roberts, who now gets some L.A. respect

— The 2021 Dodgers promise to look a lot like the 2020 World Series champions

— Rams given reminder that the pressure’s on them to bring L.A. championship trifecta

— White Sox hire Angels executive Tony La Russa, 76, as manager

— Chargers player tests positive for COVID-19

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— Galaxy fire coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto

— USC’s Clay Helton says new eligibility rules will help players and coaches

— UCLA basketball to play Kentucky in Cleveland as schedule takes shape

— Southern Section remains optimistic high school football season will start on time

— Golfer Jade Zamora of Santa Margarita High has won three tournaments this month

— Pacifica Christian O.C. High names Ally Forsberg interim girls’ volleyball coach


— Orange County fires spur memories of the 1993 Laguna Canyon blaze — and the lessons learned since

— COVID-19 may redefine society as past crises have