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Vegetable Gardener Accidentally Started Silverado Fire, Investigators Say

Vegetable Gardener Accidentally Started Silverado Fire, Investigators Say

The sun heated metal sheeting around a wood border and ignited it, say the Orange County Fire Authority.

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Vegetable Gardener Accidentally Started Silverado Fire, Investigators Say

Vegetable Gardener Accidentally Started Silverado Fire, Investigators Say

The sun heated metal sheeting around a wood border and ignited it, say the Orange County Fire Authority.
Silverado Canyon Fire Now Contained 80 Percent

Silverado Canyon Fire Now Contained 80 Percent

Fire crews made significant progress overnight extending the containment line.
Former Foothill Ranch Student Talks About Bullying

Former Foothill Ranch Student Talks About Bullying

A new book on how to cope with bullying
Day 3: Silverado Canyon Fire Downgraded to 968 Acres

Day 3: Silverado Canyon Fire Downgraded to 968 Acres

Mandatory evacuation orders for residents living east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Road has been lifted as of Sunday evening.
Two-Hour Waits to Meet 'Frozen' Princesses Prompt Disneyland to Create Reservation System

Two-Hour Waits to Meet 'Frozen' Princesses Prompt Disneyland to Create Reservation System

Visitors can now pick up a “virtual queue” ticket, similar to a ride Fastpass, at no cost to meet the heroines from smash movie “Frozen."
Silverado Canyon Brush Fire 10 Percent Contained

Silverado Canyon Brush Fire 10 Percent Contained

Heat and dehydration are a major concern for firefighters today. On Friday, three firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries.
Bid to Split California into 6 States Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Bid to Split California into 6 States Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Venture capitalist Tim Draper isn't ready to give up, though.
Woman Admits Her Role in Death of Man She Claims Raped Her 19 Years Ago

Woman Admits Her Role in Death of Man She Claims Raped Her 19 Years Ago

Norma Patricia Esparza's plea deal calls for a six-year sentence. The victim's body was found dumped at Sand Canyon Avenue and 405.
Man who Murdered Roommate Misses Her 'More Than Anyone'

Man who Murdered Roommate Misses Her 'More Than Anyone'

Kwang Chol Joy gets sentenced 15 years to life for killing Maribel Ramos, whose body was round in Modjeska Canyon.
Firefighters Battling Brushfire in Silverado Canyon; Evacuations Ordered

Firefighters Battling Brushfire in Silverado Canyon; Evacuations Ordered

UPDATED: Smoke is looming large over Foothill Ranch and Rancho Santa Margarita. So far, 1,200 acres have burned.
Heat Wave Sends Temperatures 15-20 Degrees Above Normal

Heat Wave Sends Temperatures 15-20 Degrees Above Normal

Orange County Health Care Agency and National Weather Service urge residents take precautions.
City Council Candidate Statements - Hamilton

City Council Candidate Statements - Hamilton

CITY WATCH continues our focus on City Council candidate statements. [OPINION]
Saddleback Valley Toastmasters Fall Open House

Saddleback Valley Toastmasters Fall Open House

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview?? Ignite your career??? Prepare for a special occasion????
California Economy: Steady but Unremarkable Growth in the Months Ahead, Forecast Says

California Economy: Steady but Unremarkable Growth in the Months Ahead, Forecast Says

The recovery is "painfully plodding," and the state is still performing below its potential in employment and output, according to UCLA.
Planning Commission Preview - Sept 11

Planning Commission Preview - Sept 11

The Lake Forest Planning Commission continues to amaze. [OPINION]
Attorney Convicted of False Imprisonment for Planting Drugs in School Volunteer's Car

Attorney Convicted of False Imprisonment for Planting Drugs in School Volunteer's Car

By deceiving police, Kent Easter caused Kelli Peters to be detained and questioned, a prosecutor said. Peters had insulted Easter's son.
Emailed Threat Against St. Mary's Came from Outside U.S., Deputies Say

Emailed Threat Against St. Mary's Came from Outside U.S., Deputies Say

Sheriff's officials say although they don't believe the threat is credible, the school will remain closed on Thursday.
'Yes Means Yes' Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

'Yes Means Yes' Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

The governor has until Sept. 30 to veto the bill or sign it.
City Council Candidate Statements - Bass

City Council Candidate Statements - Bass

CITY WATCH looks at Dave Bass' candidate statement. [OPINION]
D.A.: Orange County Assessor Faked Signatures to Get on Ballot

D.A.: Orange County Assessor Faked Signatures to Get on Ballot

Webster Guillory is charged today with filing false nomination papers in his re-election bid in the March primary election.