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Judge denies visitation for Irvine doctor accused of poising husband with Drano

Only a single nod of relief by Dr. Jack Chen after an Orange County Judge denied any visitations between his wife, Irvine dermatologist Dr. Yue Yu."I am not going to grant any communication between the respondent and the children," the judge said. Chen accused his wife of using Drano to poison him and during a hearing in family court on Thursday, the judge extended a restraining order against Yu, keeping the couple's two young children in his custody. Chen's attorney claims they have hours of video that shows her pouring the toxic substance into his cup. The attorney said it was...
IRVINE, CA
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California will get $310 million to combat drought from Biden's infrastructure law

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Orange County this week to announce millions in federal funding to help tackle the drought currently afflicting the western United States.Haaland visited the Rattlesnake Recycled Water Pump Station and toured the Syphon Reservoir Improvement Project in Irvine on Thursday as part of her two-day visit to California. In Irvine, she was accompanied by Rep. Katie Porter, Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot, and Paul Cook, general manager of the Irvine Ranch Water District."Water is essential to everything we do and it will take all of us working together, to address the significant drought...
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Mixed results on COVID-19

Two categories of statistics on the status of the coronavirus in Orange County showed improvement in Friday’s report, and two showed the opposite. The report covers Aug. 16 to 18. According to that report, hospitalizations dropped from 291 to 271 and the use of intensive care units to treat...
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
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$300 Million Revitalization Begins in Dana Point Harbor

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Southbound I-405 in Costa Mesa to close overnight on August 19-20 and August 26-27

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is continuing work on the NEW I-405/SR-73 Express Lanes connector. This work will require two 12-hour closures of southbound (SB) I-405 in Costa Mesa. The SB I-405/SR-73 on-ramp from Fairview Road will also be closed. Northbound (NB) I-405, the existing SR-73 connector, and Fairview Road bridge will remain open.
COSTA MESA, CA
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Local Artists to Host Event in Lantern District

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DANA POINT, CA
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OC teen advances as write-in candidate in 59th Assembly District race

By all accounts, Leon Sit, 19, lost the June primary for California’s 59th Assembly District by a mile. "My opponent, Phillip Chen, got 75,555 votes," he said. And Sit got just 551, but enough for him to finish second, which is all that’s required in the state, surpassing the other write-in candidate who had only 58 votes.
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Capo Unified Board Elections Draw Candidates Looking to Address Educational Policy, COVID Measures

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Universal Files Petition for Epic Universe Street Name

Universal has filed a street name petition in Orange County for a road that will lead to Epic Universe, the new Universal Orlando Resort theme park, MyNews13 reports. The petition asks for the street name Epic Boulevard. If that is not approved, Epic Parkway is Universal’s second choice. Additional documents show where Epic Boulevard and a street called Constellation Way are slated be.
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
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Council Votes Down Resolution Calling on Lawmakers for Additional Election Security Practices

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Average LA County gas price drops for 66th consecutive day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased Friday for the 66th consecutive day since rising to a record, dropping a half-cent to $5.345, its lowest amount since March 5. The average price has dropped $1.117 since rising...
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA
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Guest Editorial: Vote (somebody) for CalPERS Board

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is the nation’s largest public-employees pension fund. CalPERS is also the second largest purchaser of healthcare in the country. Only Medicare is larger. The fund manages nearly $500 billion in assets. It serves more than 2 million members and families. From...
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OC Unemployment Drops to 2.8% in July

Orange County’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8% in July from a revised 2.9% in June and below the 6.4% rate seen in July last year, according to the state’s Employment Development Department. The state’s unemployment rate was 3.9% in July while the U.S.’s was 3.8%. Nonfarm...
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
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Dallas-based regional air carrier adds new flights to Orange County, Las Vegas

DALLAS — this story and other North Texas business news from our content partners at the Dallas Business Journal. JSX will begin offering flights from Dallas Love Field Airport to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, this fall while also increasing its semi-private jet service to Las Vegas as the company expands its network.
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