TimesOC: Latest news in Orange County

A surfer rides a wave illuminated by the setting sun and sculpted by gusty Santa Ana winds near the Huntington Beach Pier.
A surfer rides a wave illuminated by the setting sun and sculpted by gusty Santa Ana winds near the Huntington Beach Pier on Tuesday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Good morning, and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. It’s Friday, Jan. 22.

My name is David Carrillo Peñaloza, the author of the TimesOC newsletter and an editor for Los Angeles Times Community News. I’m writing from Fountain Valley.

Orange County’s second mass COVID-19 vaccination site is coming Saturday to Soka University in Aliso Viejo. Three more sites are expected to be named in hopes of inoculating all county residents by July 4.


The Orange County Health Care Agency on Thursday reported 38 coronavirus deaths and 1,340 new infections.

This marks my last TimesOC newsletter. John Canalis, an assistant managing editor with The Times, will be taking it over starting next week. Thank you for reading.

Here are the latest headlines for our Orange County readers:

President Joe Biden signs executive orders Thursday as Vice President Kamala Harris and Dr. Anthony Fauci look on.
President Joe Biden signs executive orders Thursday as Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci look on in the State Dining Room of the White House.
(Alex Brandon / Associated Press)


Joe Biden immediately turns to boosting federal COVID-19 response

Mitch McConnell wants to delay Donald Trump impeachment trial to February

Joe Biden inherits border chaos from Donald Trump but begets uncertainty and false hope

— O.C. officials, residents react to President Joe Biden’s calls for unity in inauguration speech

— Family, co-workers, old FB friends helped catch Capitol intruders, records show

— Orange County rally organizer accused of running over Donald Trump supporters faces new charges

— Column: Chapman dean’s retirement begs the question: How far is too far?

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— Orange County to open second mass vaccination site amid supply issues

— O.C. pediatricians fear future outbreaks as children miss crucial immunizations

— UC Board of Regents approves $1-billion, 144-bed medical center at UC Irvine

— Orange County leaders celebrate MLK Day with the Rev. James Lawson

Bill Roberts, influential Santa Ana High teacher who propelled students to Ivy League schools, dies

— LGBTQ flag controversy raised at OC Fair & Event Center meeting, though point may be moot

— Santa Ana residents hope to stop apartment development at grocery store location

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— Second victim in fatal Huntington Beach crash ID’d as former Pacifica High football standout

— Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County seek mentors

— Pandemic changes lead Newport Harbor High teens to create CurBros curb painting business

— ‘These are my recipes’: An Irvine chef shares how her business is thriving during the pandemic

— Public boat channel for Huntington Harbour opens Thursday

— Costa Mesa City Council fills planning commission seats, suspends street-sweeping tickets again

— Huntington Beach City Council approves zoning changes for Magnolia Tank Farm property

Quarterback Philip Rivers is a Chargers legend and appears headed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the future.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)


— Column: History should be kind to retiring quarterback Philip Rivers

— Rams agree to terms with Raheem Morris to become defensive coordinator

Joe Barry leaving Rams for coaching job with Chargers

— USC-Stanford men’s basketball game postponed because of COVID-19 issues with Trojans

— With ‘no quit in him,’ UCLA’s Jules Bernard thrives off relentlessness

Tommy Lasorda given final farewell at Dodger Stadium as loved ones celebrate his life

— Why Kurt Suzuki isn’t a post-James McCann consolation prize for Angels

— Marina High catcher Zoe King commits to Iowa softball program

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