TimesOC: Latest news in Orange County

Santa Claus receives a personalized letter from 6-year-old Joey Martinez as his twin sister, Elyse, looks on.
Santa Claus receives a personalized letter from 6-year-old Joey Martinez as his twin sister, Elyse, looks on during a drive-through event at the St. Bonaventure Catholic School in Huntington Beach on Saturday.
(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

Good morning, and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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

Orange County is under a stay-at-home order for at least three weeks due to the surging coronavirus, but many police departments said they won’t enforce the mandates — and some restaurants and businesses said they won’t obey the restrictions.

Businesses are trying to survive during the pandemic, just like people.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the COVID-19 vaccine is on its way to California. Orange County expects to receive more than 25,000 doses next week.

Here are the latest headlines for our Orange County readers:

Santa Claus talks to 5-year-old Donovan Karan during a drive-through event at St. Bonaventure Catholic School.
Santa Claus talks to 5-year-old Donovan Karan during a drive-through event at St. Bonaventure Catholic School in Huntington Beach on Saturday.
(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

NEWS

— California coronavirus cases spike to new daily high. ‘This is the start of the Thanksgiving bump’

— Orange County reports 1,671 new COVID-19 cases on second day of stay-at-home order

— ‘We know our county best’: Orange County supervisors seek local control over COVID-19 response as cases soar

— Tracking the coronavirus in California

— California coronavirus shutdown will last through Christmas as hospitalizations surge past 10,000

— Some Orange County leaders, restaurant owners strike defiant pose against stay-at-home order

— ‘It’s devastating.’ Orange County merchants, officials say COVID order shouldn’t lump them in with L.A.

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— Some ICUs at California hospitals are completely full: ‘It is the worst we have seen’

— Amid stay-at-home order, state officials walk back grocery store capacity limits

Donald Trump boasts of vaccines, but will he coax people to get shots?

— ‘A turning point’: Britain begins COVID-19 vaccinations

— California unemployment fraud amid COVID-19 pandemic may total $2 billion, Bank of America says

— Column: A GOP governor in California is a long shot. But this year proved anything is possible

— Supreme Court says no to first and probably last high court appeal of 2020 presidential election

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. listens to victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse.
Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. listens to victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse on Aug. 20.
(Santiago Mejia / San Francisco Chronicle)

— The untold story of how the Golden State Killer was found: A covert operation and private DNA

— Critically hurt Orange County firefighters were trapped between two spot fires

Elon Musk moves his foundation to Texas from California

— Huntington Beach 10-year-old, battling leukemia, sees Hawaiian resort wish granted

— Julian’s Lego Corner lives on at CHOC with help of Newport Beach community

— Sherman Library & Gardens uploads catalog of historic photographs across Southern California

— Segerstrom Center for the Arts forced to reschedule December events in wake of stay-at-home-order

— Chamber Music OC looks toward future with a new venue

Kim Carr sworn in as new Huntington Beach mayor and Tito Ortiz appointed mayor pro tem

— Fountain Valley City Council selects Michael Vo as mayor, Patrick Harper as mayor pro tem

Steve Dicterow holds head high after 20 years on the Laguna Beach City Council

— Huntington Beach’s Jill Hardy again exits the City Council dais

— 12-year-old bicyclist dies after being struck by suspected impaired driver near Costa Mesa skate park

— Costa Mesa man arrested after attempted robbery

Hayley Hodson stands in her parents’ Newport Beach home while wearing her U.S. Women’s National Team jacket.
(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

SPORTS

— Volleyball star Hayley Hodson, from Newport Beach, had it all, until blows to her head changed everything

LeBron James: Kyrie Irving’s comments about clutch shooting ‘hurt me a little bit’

— Lakers’ starting five a mystery that won’t be solved by start of preseason games

— Clippers on guard about having to play without departed Montrezl Harrell

— Clippers coach Tyronn Lue: Adapt on offense when initial play falls through

Scott Boras is the lion in MLB’s winter meetings, but this year his roar is virtual

— Angels acquire proven closer Raisel Iglesias from the Reds

— Dodgers scout Jairo Castillo, 31, dies from COVID-19 complications

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— Chargers coach Anthony Lynn given rest of season to save job

— Rams coach Sean McVay calls facing Bill Belichick a super experience

— Column: This season has been anything but normal. That’s working out well for USC’s Clay Helton

— USC can’t afford a second-half offensive lull against UCLA

— Pandemic creates different kind of ‘Beat SC’ week for Bruins

— UCLA announces new deal with Jordan Brand, Nike to replace Under Armour

— California’s new bumped-up NIL bill expected to counter NCAA’s proposal

— Because of the pandemic, junior colleges are about to have an amazing football recruiting year

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