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Solving the Traffic Problems with a 2-legged Stool

Solving the Traffic Problems with a 2-legged Stool

CITY WATCH looks at the City's plans to deal with traffic. Today we focus on traffic light synchronization
Hockey Rink Manager Out on His Bum Following Fraud Conviction

Hockey Rink Manager Out on His Bum Following Fraud Conviction

Michael Schwartz was given 30 days to get out of the SJC Sports Rink property.
State to Appeal O.C. Judge's Ruling that Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

State to Appeal O.C. Judge's Ruling that Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

“I am appealing the court’s decision because it is not supported by the law," said Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Number of Hate Crimes in O.C. Fell in 2013

Number of Hate Crimes in O.C. Fell in 2013

At the same time, personal, race-based confrontations were up.

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Lake Forest-Based Firm Receives $100M Bond from U.S. Treasury

The money will be used to finance community development projects in California and Nevada in under-served communities.
El Toro Water Board Declares Level 1 Water Supply Storage, Restricts Outdoor Water Use

El Toro Water Board Declares Level 1 Water Supply Storage, Restricts Outdoor Water Use

Lawn watering is limited to three days per week during the months of April through October.
Former Lake Forest Resident Behind Bars in Chicago for Allegedly Ripping Off California, Insurance Companies

Former Lake Forest Resident Behind Bars in Chicago for Allegedly Ripping Off California, Insurance Companies

Jacob Richard Bonzer, 27, was arrested Wednesday and awaits extradition, an Orange County prosecutor said.
Deputies Clear Marijuana Plants from Laguna Wilderness Park

Deputies Clear Marijuana Plants from Laguna Wilderness Park

The "mature" crops have an estimated street value of as much as $5 million.
Albertson's Reports Hacker May Have Compromised Shoppers' Private Information

Albertson's Reports Hacker May Have Compromised Shoppers' Private Information

The breach occurred between June 22 and July 17 of this year, the company reported today.
Deputies Removing Thousands of Marijuana Plants in Laguna Wilderness Park

Deputies Removing Thousands of Marijuana Plants in Laguna Wilderness Park

Between 2,500 to 4,000 plants in various stages of maturity were recently found in the Muddy Canyon area.
Find Out the Suicide Rate in Lake Forest

Find Out the Suicide Rate in Lake Forest

Laguna Beach came in with the highest rate per 100,000 population.
Former South County Planning Commissioner to Enter Plea for Child Pornography Charges

Former South County Planning Commissioner to Enter Plea for Child Pornography Charges

Jerry Zechmeister, investigated by Newport Beach police and arrested in October, is expected in court Friday.
Former Lake Forest Planning Commissioner to Enter Plea for Child Pornography Charges

Former Lake Forest Planning Commissioner to Enter Plea for Child Pornography Charges

Jerry Zechmeister, arrested in October, is expected in court Friday.
Planning Commission Preview: Dogs and Kids

Planning Commission Preview: Dogs and Kids

A two-story 20,000-square-foot Montessori Preschool and Doggie Day and Night care facility is proposed on 1.25 acres.
Masked Armed Robber Strikes Fast-Food Restaurant Near I-5

Masked Armed Robber Strikes Fast-Food Restaurant Near I-5

After a series of bumbles, deputies arrest two, the one with the mask and gun and a get-away driver whose car wouldn't start.
Guess How Many Pounds of Bacon You All Ate at the O.C. Fair

Guess How Many Pounds of Bacon You All Ate at the O.C. Fair

Does it help if we told you the annual attraction saw 1.3 million visitors during its 23-day run? The fair by the numbers.
Irvine Co. Gifts 2,500 Acres to Be Preserved as Open Space

Irvine Co. Gifts 2,500 Acres to Be Preserved as Open Space

The land had been approved for 5,500 homes.
South County Piano Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Molestation

South County Piano Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Molestation

John Mordecai Scott of Lake Forest could face up to 30 years and four months in prison if convicted. He also taught in Mission Viejo and RSM
Open Letter to City Council Candidates

Open Letter to City Council Candidates

Two proposals to cut down on sign clutter.
Eat a Chocolate Chip Cookie, Donate to Children's Hospital of O.C.

Eat a Chocolate Chip Cookie, Donate to Children's Hospital of O.C.

The fundraiser is at all Chick-fil-A Orange County locations on Friday.
Former Disneyland Repairman Pleads Guilty to Molesting 4 Girls

Former Disneyland Repairman Pleads Guilty to Molesting 4 Girls

One of the incidents took place in Laguna Hills.
Deputies Suspect Lake Forest Piano Teacher of Lewd Acts with a Child

Deputies Suspect Lake Forest Piano Teacher of Lewd Acts with a Child

John Scott also teaches in Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Officials believe there may be additional victims.
Eight Running for Lake Forest City Council

Eight Running for Lake Forest City Council

Three incumbents are joined by five challengers. Whom do you support?
Meteor Showers Are Pretty Cool, but This Year, They Follow an Extra-Super Supermoon

Meteor Showers Are Pretty Cool, but This Year, They Follow an Extra-Super Supermoon

The Perseids are coming. How to watch them while competing with the glare of the brightest of supermoons.