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Plenty of Fish, which bills itself as "the world's largest online dating site" with 55 million users, claims to have crunched data collected from Southern California singles to come up with various best places for the unmarried to go love hunting. Break out the gold chains and Binaca, Orange County ... More >>
Orange County's birth rate over the past decade declined substantially more than the state and the nation, according to an Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) report. The national birth date dipped 10 percent from 2000-10, the state's dropped 12 percent and Orange County's plummeted 23 percent ... More >>
It's not a holiday weekend nor days of non-holiday celebrating like the ones for ol' St. Patrick, but cops will nonetheless be out in force with DUI checkpoints and other enforcement operations aimed at removing boozy and druggy drivers from roads.These kick off tonight with sobriety stops in Santa ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on the punishment Robert Ligayo faces with a conviction and more details on the case from the district attorney. Update No. 1 o the next page has the defendant, his family and his defense attorney claiming he's innocent.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 19, 8:50 A.M.: An A ... More >>
It was only in December that Laguna Woods City Manager Leslie Keane was cited for allegedly driving under the influence.Now, she's been injured after being seen "wobbling" while driving.Except this time the 64-year-old was on an electric scooter.
Laguna Woods City Manager Leslie Keane knows very well that the countywide, wintertime, Orange County Sheriff's Department-led enforcement against drunken drivers is working.That's because the 64-year-old was popped by sheriff's deputies late Friday for suspected DUI in Laguna Hills.
Peter David Nitschke was an Irvine-based attorney and president of Lutheran Church of the Cross in Laguna Woods in 2010 when he offered to "help" manage the finances of two elderly sisters he knew from the congregation, after the death of their 95-year-old mother.But, on Tuesday, Irvine Police arr ... More >>
Anyone who regularly motors through a retirement community like Laguna Woods knows to take a defensive-driving posture. Signal-free lane changes, inconsistent relationships with gas and brake pedals, and overall blind-as-a-fruit-bat driving are common the closer you get to old-age homes.Tonight, ... More >>
Buena Park holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight, while roving patrol for drunken drivers will be conducted in Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo.The checkpoint runs from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of La Palma Avenue.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department holds DUI roving patrols tonight in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Woods.Deputies will target areas that have a high incidence of DUI-related arrests and collisions, according to a department release.
UPDATE, JULY 29, 8:01 P.M.: To butcher they lyrics sung by the late, great Warren Zevon, "Send hunters, guns and money--hah! Dad get me out of this."Following Tuesday morning's attack that knocked down a 64-year-old Laguna Woods woman and ended the life of her 12-year-old Yorkie, the City Council ... More >>
Yesterday, I blogged about a group of Laguna Woods seniors who formed their own medical marijuana collective. They're just a bunch of regular folks who, in complete defiance of ageist stereotypes, are now happily hitting the bong courtesy of cannabis grown at a pair of secret greenhouses.The reas ... More >>
The Associated Press has a fascinating story about a group of senior citizen stoners who live in Orange County's biggest retirement community, Laguna Woods. Apparently, 150 residents tried to form their own medical marijuana collective, but were stymied by the Golden Rain Foundation, a volunteer ... More >>
The officials have assured us we're fine, a very safe distance from the radiation that's still emitting from the disaster-hit nuclear plant in Japan, but that hasn't stopped folks around here from taking extra precautions. People are flocking to local health food markets such as Mother's and Wh ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 22, 5:33 P.M.: Prosecutors today charged Leno Casini in the caregiver theft case that has already led to charges against the 56-year-old Laguna Niguel resident's wife. The husband is now charged with two felony counts each of accessory after the fact and receiving stolen property an ... More >>
Edwin GoeiYou may have not realized it, but there was a long hard slog to get the In-N-Out that replaces Kaplan's Deli off the Harbor exit of the 405 approved through the proper authorities. It opens on Friday.As the Daily Pilot reports, "The approval process was lengthy, requiring both the ... More >>
William Leo McDougall, the 81-year-old Laguna Woods man accused of becoming angry over his rehabilitation center roommate's singing and killing the 94-year-old with a metal closet rod, is due to be arraigned in Orange County Superior Court this morning after the county Grand ... More >>
Fresh from a hospital bed, where she was being treated for an infection tied to her reconstructive breast surgery after cancer, Carly Fiorina brings her U.S. Senate campaign to Laguna Woods this afternoon.The Republican nominee for the seat held by Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is scheduled to ap ... More >>
UPDATE: Suspect enters not guilty plea (after the break) . . .Recovering from hip surgery, William McDougall apparently could not take Manh Ban Nguyen's singing in Vietnamese any longer. So, late Friday night, he allegedly took a metal bar from the closet used for hanging clothes and repeatedly b ... More >>
. . . F-U-N-D-R-A-I-S-I-N-G. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer are coming to Laguna Beach Friday for a high-priced fundraiser for Boxer's reelection campaign. The Democrats supply the star power at an afternoon luncheon and reception at the home of Sarah and Joe Kiani. Entry is ... More >>
At the most recent meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens got the five supes to approve $77 million in annual police service contracts with 11 cities throughout the county.That amount represents a slight increase (primarily due to deputy benefits) over the last ... More >>
Opening statements begin this morning in the Santa Ana trial of a 52-year-old Laguna Woods man accused of strangling and murdering his 82-year-old widowed mother at the Leisure World home they shared.The trial will be held in two phases because Ethan Emanuel Rosenfeld has entered pleas of "not gu ... More >>
Anaheim is not the only Orange County town launching DUI saturation patrols tonight.
Call it an anti-death panel. We just received a press release saying that the world's top aging scientists will converge on Manhattan Beach from November 13 through 15 to figure out how to put off that whole getting-old-and-dying thing.The scientists, supposedly, will "predict the end of aging by ... More >>
Things can get mighty testy in Laguna Woods, the town formerly known as Leisure World in polite corners and Seizure World in less polite ones. A recent Residents Voice meeting in Clubhouse Five deginerated into a physical assault, according to one United Mutual Board of Directors candidate. It bring ... More >>
Laguna Woods is famous for many things: elderly people, elderly people and elderly people. So when the nation's best newspaper sends a reporter to the tiny OC city, chances are, the story that comes out is going to be about youth baseball.Just kidding. It's going to be about elderly people.An articl ... More >>
It'd be great if there was some great reporting assignment in a far-off jungle with an unreliable wireless connection that caused IaQR from appearing yesterday. The truth is, the author forgot to write it. And, judging by the avalanche of response from disappointed readers--an avalanche that surely ... More >>
Orange County Register: Danger on Mexican streets will force captains and crews in the annual Newport Beach to Ensenada yacht race to remain on their ships. But who'll get ripped off by the Hussong's mariachis? . . . I went to a Laguna Woods Village board meeting and a UFC Smackdown broke ... More >>
Paloma Esquivel has a touching story in the LA Times about Laguna Woods seniors still awaiting their City Council-approved medicinal marijuana dispensary, which would be the only one in Orange County. Scratch that: the only legal one in Orange County.Perhaps the delay can be blamed on the time it is ... More >>
An 84 year-old man in Laguna Woods was using a walker and fell over; then, while he was being treated by a firefighter, he was hit by a car, the LA Times reports. The man suffered broken bones, asphalt abrasions, and burns. He was listed as being in critical condition Sunday night. The firefighter ... More >>
Women in Black
An outlaw animal-rights group targets a local bank branch in its war on animal testing
Ohio Congressman and looooong shot Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is coming to Republican-dominated Orange County later this month to rally some funds for his cause. During his visit he is expected to speak briefly and then, well, collect money. Here are some things Kucinich migh ... More >>
The Laguna Woods City Councilwoman shares some of her favorite things
Aug. 10 - Aug. 16
Cruising Huntington for someone to say hi to
How Laguna Woods killed itself
A lot of pruning goes on at Leisure World, and its not just the residents
The city no one really knows
El Toro Airport Watch No. 117