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How's This for Fusion Food: Chile Relleno Pretzel Burger?

How's This for Fusion Food: Chile Relleno Pretzel Burger?

That's the top vendor food item at the Orange County Fair following a contest in which 70 entrants competed. And it's not even deep-fried!
Gas May Not Be Restored for Days Following Leak

Gas May Not Be Restored for Days Following Leak

The restoration process includes crews going door-to-door to restore service and to complete a safety check of all natural gas appliances or equipment.
13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Gas Leak Reported Near Newport Pier

Gas Leak Reported Near Newport Pier

The public is being asked to stay away.
Coroner's Office Needs Public's Help Identifying Bridge Jumper

Coroner's Office Needs Public's Help Identifying Bridge Jumper

The unidentified male appears to be of Middle Eastern or Hispanic descent, approximately 50-65 years old.
Boat Catches Fire, Sinks Off Crystal Cove

Boat Catches Fire, Sinks Off Crystal Cove

A fellow boater helped rescue a couple and their dog.
Woman Thrown from Vehicle in Single-Car Crash in Newport Beach

Woman Thrown from Vehicle in Single-Car Crash in Newport Beach

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Newport Beach Woman Admits to Trying to Run Down a Sheriff's Officer at John Wayne

Newport Beach Woman Admits to Trying to Run Down a Sheriff's Officer at John Wayne

Rebecca Lee McLaughlin pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon or force likely to produce great bodily injury for aiming her SUV at a uniformed civilian patrolling the airport.
Newport Beach Police Warn of Jury Duty Scam

Newport Beach Police Warn of Jury Duty Scam

if you get a call from the “Orange County Warrant Division," you need to know it doesn't exist.
Wells Fargo Bank in Newport Beach Robbed

Wells Fargo Bank in Newport Beach Robbed

The suspect reportedly entered and left quickly, then returned 10 minutes later to rob the bank.
Newport Beach Police Arrest Alleged Human Trafficker, Pimp

Newport Beach Police Arrest Alleged Human Trafficker, Pimp

If convicted at trial, Ronald Spurlock could face up to 28 years and eight months in prison.
O.C. Man Pleads Not Guilty to Passport Fraud in Attempt to Join Terrorists in the Mideast

O.C. Man Pleads Not Guilty to Passport Fraud in Attempt to Join Terrorists in the Mideast

Adam Dandach's mom had hidden his passport to stop him from heading to Syria.
Newport Attorney Who Swindled Fellow Churchgoers Gets 3 Weeks to Come up with $1.2M for Victims

Newport Attorney Who Swindled Fellow Churchgoers Gets 3 Weeks to Come up with $1.2M for Victims

If Peter David Nitschke doesn't come up with the money, a judge is going to send him to prison for 12 years. An angry exchange ensued in court.
Feds Suspect Man Stopped at John Wayne Airport Was Headed to Join Terrorist Ring

Feds Suspect Man Stopped at John Wayne Airport Was Headed to Join Terrorist Ring

Adam Dandach was indicted Wednesday on charges of making a false statement on a passport application and use of a passport obtained through a false statement.
Man Gets 15 Years to Life for Every Parent's Worst Nightmare

Man Gets 15 Years to Life for Every Parent's Worst Nightmare

Robert Howard Claudio convinced a 13-year-old boy to go to a library's bathroom, where he molested him.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Suspected Motorcycle Thief Leads Police on a Chase that Ends at John Wayne

Suspected Motorcycle Thief Leads Police on a Chase that Ends at John Wayne

Officers from Santa Anna, Orange and Irvine police departments pursued the suspect.
How Judge's Ruling Striking Down the Death Penalty to Affect O.C. Cases Unclear

How Judge's Ruling Striking Down the Death Penalty to Affect O.C. Cases Unclear

At least five people facing possible death sentences are awaiting trial in Orange County, while three others have been sent to death row since voters rejected an abolition of capital punishm