Orange County

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

UPDATED: Earthquake: Did you feel it?

12:20 p.m. Wednesday More rattling and rolling in So Cal — and again, most of it near Yorba Linda. At around 9:33 a.m. this morning, a 4.5 quake near that city — followed by a 3.4 shaker also not far from Yorba Linda. No reports of damage or injuries, but probably a lot of frayed nerves in that town. Did […]
Thursday, March 19, 2009

President Obama gets cheers and applause in the OC

 Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times   President Barack Obama and his team today are probably doing a quick review of his performance at yesterday’s town hall meeting at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. It seems to me that the president pretty much rocked the place.  The one thousand or so folks in the auditorium cheered and applauded like so […]
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

President Obama arrives in the Southland today

Folks in the ticket line pass the time by doing the “wave” yesterday. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times   Despite spending hours in line just for a chance at a ticket for President Barack Obama’s town hall meeting at the Orange County Fairground and Event Center in Costa Mesa, many folks were in the mood to have a bit of fun by […]
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hundreds line up for tickets to see President Obama in the OC

Allen J. Schaben/ Los Angeles Times   At the Orange County Fairgrounds today, a long line of hopefuls waited for hours to get tickets to President Barack Obama’s town hall meeting tomorrow. Some media reports say as many as a thousand people were in line. KNX 1070 newsradio reported that some arrived as early as 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, even though the […]
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Southland gets pounded by a deadly storm

   Gina Ferrazzi/Los Angeles Times A tragic Southland highway accident scene where a CHP officer was struck and killed by an out of control car yesterday.   The first serious winter storm to swoop down on Southern California turned out to be a real doozie. The most powerful portion came through late Sunday and yesterday, but it’s not over yet. The Arctic […]
Monday, November 17, 2008

Fire crews gain ground on stubborn Southland wildfires

  Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times In the fire-damaged Oakridge Mobile Home Park hundreds of homes were destroyed, but some survived. “We have found no human remains at this point.” That was the conclusion today from a Los Angeles County Coroner official about the search for victims at the fire-ravaged Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar. L.A. County Coroner spokesman Ed […]
Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wildfires still burning in the Southland

Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times A firefighting plane circles the flames and smoke in Yorba Linda The major battle against these destructive wildfires shifted to Orange and San Bernardino Counties today where the flames are the most threatening. Fire crews from Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, and as far away as San Mateo in Northern California are joining that fight. Since […]