TimesOC: Latest news in Orange County

A man carries boxes of baked goods and passes by a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe in downtown Santa Ana on Wednesday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Good morning, and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Friday, Nov. 20.

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

Starting Saturday, Orange County will be under California’s mandatory overnight stay-at-home order until at least Dec. 21 because of the surge in new coronavirus cases.

The order announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday will prohibit most nonessential activity outside of the home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It affects Orange County and 40 other counties as they are all in the purple tier, the worst in the state’s reopening plan.

Here are the latest headlines for our Orange County readers:

Joe Hernandez pushes the stroller with his 2-year-old daughter, Brandy, inside as he walks with Helen Silbas in Santa Ana.
Joe Hernandez pushes a stroller with his 2-year-old daughter, Brandy, inside as he walks with Helen Silbas in downtown Santa Ana on Wednesday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)


— California will impose ‘limited’ curfew due to COVID-19 surge

— What California’s new limited curfew to battle COVID-19 means

— Why the third wave of coronavirus could be the most difficult for California

— CDC’s last-minute advice on travel for Thanksgiving: Don’t do it

— Who will get the first COVID vaccines? California and other states race to decide

— California considers emergency COVID-19 workplace safety rules as infections rise

— Courts will decide if Gov. Gavin Newsom exceeded his executive power. Californians are judging his hypocrisy

— Column: The Republican mayor of San Diego was right to slap down Gov. Gavin Newsom

— Column: Gov. Gavin Newsom may have ‘COVID fatigue,’ but that’s a privilege California can’t afford

— As pandemic retightens grip, Orange County’s largest health insurer names new leader

— Even as COVID-19 surges, Triller planned a red carpet party in a Hollywood Hills mansion

— Transition tensions escalate as President Donald Trump steps up desperate effort to hold on to power

— Black and Latino renters face eviction, exclusion amid police crackdowns in California

— Laguna Beach City Council approves ordinance regarding regulation of short-term lodging

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— Despite reports of unemployment fraud, California keeps sending mail with Social Security info

— This California inmate fought the state’s wildfires. Now he faces deportation

— Fire captain sues over phone demand in Kobe Bryant crash photo probe

— Telephone vendor found to have recorded more confidential calls between O.C. inmates and attorneys

— Two former California prison guards charged in cover-up of inmate’s death in 2016

— Costa Mesa man pleads guilty to felony charges in fatal hit-and-run DUI on 55 Freeway in 2018

— Court dismisses cities’ lawsuit challenging cannabis deliveries in California

— Calls to 211 for food, housing assistance during pandemic reveal O.C.'s ‘newly vulnerable’

— We Give Thanks volunteers prep Thanksgiving meals for drive-through pickup at Honda Center

— Thanksgiving to go: These eateries want to help Orange County give thanks in spite of the pandemic

— Newport Beach cancels 112th annual Christmas Boat Parade in light of COVID-19

— Costa Mesa native William Parker strives to give back

— Laguna Beach holds demonstration for new helicopter refilling tank that will help fight wildfires

— Departing Newport-Mesa Unified trustees honored, still pledge to support Estancia High theater project

— College View Elementary in Huntington Beach holds reopening ceremony

Estancia High School quarterback Cameron Knickerbocker works on a running drill with running back Beto Sotomayor.
Estancia High School quarterback Cameron Knickerbocker works on a running drill with running back Beto Sotomayor during a football practice in Costa Mesa on Thursday.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)


— Orange County high school football coaches trying to stay positive as COVID-19 numbers worsen

— Ocean View High baseball players not done with the game they love

— Chino Hills is first high school to have three former teammates among NBA draft lottery picks

LaMelo Ball sees his NBA dreams turn into reality on emotional draft night

— NBA draft: First impressions of the hits and head-scratchers

— Lakers have no plans to become complacent

— Lakers pick Jaden McDaniels in draft to complete OKC trade

Clippers acquire Luke Kennard by trading Landry Shamet, Rodney McGruder

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— Five questions for the Clippers entering free agency

— Warriors’ Klay Thompson expected to miss season because of torn right Achilles tendon

— Pac-12 approves nonconference football games to make up for cancellations

— For UCLA’s Qwuantrezz Knight, football was an immediate hit

Injuries create uncertainty for USC at linebacker position

— Farewell, Fox Sports West. Hello, Bally Sports

— First-place soccer teams in England, Spain and Italy face challenges this weekend

Fred ‘Curly’ Morrison, a two-time NFL champ and MVP of the 1950 Rose Bowl, dies at 93

A group of Indigenous people stand under a sign that reads "INDIANS WELCOME" on the docks at Alcatraz
An image from Nov. 25, 1969 captures a moment in the 19-month Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz, which drew attention to Indigenous civil rights.
(Associated Press)


— Indigenous tribes took over Alcatraz 51 years ago. Read the ‘holy grail’ of the occupation

— Chapman University presents ‘In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play’ for online streaming

— UCI Humanities Center and Newport Beach Public Library Foundation preserve ‘Stories from the Sea’

— Orange County artist’s ‘Happenstance’ completes Muckenthaler sculpture garden

— Newport Beach yoga instructor and her dog compete in Amazon’s ‘The Pack’

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