TimesOC: Latest news in Orange County

A healthcare worker talks with a motorist at the drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Costa Mesa.
A healthcare worker talks with a motorist at the drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Orange County Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa on Thursday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Good morning, and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Friday, Nov. 13.

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

California has surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases, 63,460 of which are from Orange County. The pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon.

Here are the latest headlines for our Orange County readers:

Orange County Health Care Agency personnel conduct testing at the drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Costa Mesa.
Orange County Health Care Agency personnel conduct testing at the drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the Orange County Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa on Nov. 12.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)


— California hits 1 million coronavirus cases

— California faces winter of misery as coronavirus spreading like ‘fire’

Donald Trump thought downplaying the pandemic would help the economy. Joe Biden is betting the opposite

— Super-spreading wedding party demonstrates COVID-19 risk posed by holiday gatherings

— Thanksgiving travel will be light, with most Southern Californians driving

— Fly well! New on-site health clinic to open at John Wayne Airport this spring

— Operation Open Water hosts Veterans Day paddle from Catalina to Huntington Beach

— Photos: Somber and silent | Veterans Day in the COVID era

— Veterans Day: U.S. veterans to receive free national park passes for life

— Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris honors 74th District ‘2020 Veterans of the Year’

— Republicans push back the 2018 ‘blue wave’ in Orange County

— Democrats poised to expand their control of the California Legislature

— Column: Expanding vote by mail in California was a success. Let’s do it permanently

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— California voters approve Prop. 19, giving new property tax breaks to older homeowners

— Proposition 14 to fund state stem cell research approved by California voters

— Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park Wetlands, once seen as a boon, bogged down by deficiencies

— Activist group claims O.C. company supplied part in drones used by Azerbaijan to target Armenian civilians

— Inmate in Mexican prison extorted Southern California families with made-up kidnappings, feds charge

— O.C. investigators release new sketch of unidentified teenager whose remains were found in 1996

— Corbin Center helps people survive the shadow pandemic of domestic violence in Santa Ana

— Car reportedly loses power on 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa, resulting in multiple collisions with 8 injured

— 79-year-old Santa Ana man killed after he was hit by car in Huntington Beach

— Newport Beach approves $6.3-million contract for fire station at 28th Street and Newport Boulevard

— Your guide to rental housing in Southern California

— Costa Mesa City Council passes temporary ban on short-term housing rentals

— South Coast Plaza’s operating company C.J. Segerstrom & Sons names new chief executive

Tiger Woods hits on the 15th fairway during the first round of the Masters on Thursday in Augusta, Ga.
(Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)


Tiger Woods has his best start at Augusta, but Paul Casey leads Masters

— Column: Villa Park’s Freddie Freeman may be MVP, but it was Mookie Betts’ year

— Angels select Perry Minasian as their next general manager

— Angels’ new general manager Perry Minasian is a baseball lifer with an unusual path

— Voice of the Dodgers’ official World Series film? Vin Scully

— A coronavirus vaccine could come soon. Could MLB mandate players and fans take it?

No fans expected at Staples Center until further notice

— Orange County high school athletes look to college futures on fall signing day

— Pacifica Christian O.C. High point guard Houston Mallette signs with Pepperdine

— Pitcher Anthony Joya of Banning High fulfills dream by signing with Cal State Fullerton

— A recharged Jared Goff hopes to get spark back when Rams play host to Seahawks

— Chargers hope Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa doesn’t leave defense scrambling

— USC basketball is counting on Ethan Anderson to lead the way

Paul Grattan Jr. playing it forward after long-awaited UCLA debut

— U.S. men’s soccer team offers hope for the future in 0-0 draw with Wales

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— Disney+ subscribers hit nearly 74 million as COVID-19 brings big losses

— Coast Film Festival returns to Laguna Beach and will showcase 50-plus films

— How 2 O.C.-based directors documented rural America in ‘Hometown Proud’

— PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X: How to decide which one is right for you

— Costa Mesa resident to place Trump sign on ‘Monument to the Unelected’ art installation

— Young Orange County authors implore others to choose friendship


Michelin Guide nod lifts Newport Beach pub’s spirits

— ‘Let’s just keep moving forward’: These O.C. eateries boldly opened during a pandemic

— How an O.C. food critic navigates takeout and drive-throughs during the pandemic

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