By Jordan Graham | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 12, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: March 13, 2019 at 1:38 pm Republican Irvine Mayor Don Wagner appeared headed for victory Wednesday in a special election to fill a vacant seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. With nearly 87 percent of the votes counted, Wagner led former Democrat congresswoman Loretta Sanchez by 2,980 votes as of noon Wednesday. Though there are 9,233 ballots received so far that are left to be counted — and some late mail ballots expected between now and Friday — Wagner’s lead suggests he’ll win the inland 3rd District seat. Wagner stopped just short of declaring victory, saying he is cautious based on what happened in November elections, when Democratic candidates won a substantial number of ballots tallied after Election Day. “It certainly looks like I’ll have the opportunity to serve, and I’m looking forward to it,” said Wagner, a … [Read more...] about Don Wagner likely to win Orange County supervisor seat with 3,000-vote lead over Loretta Sanchez
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Tree branches and debris cover the beach at Doheny State Beach on Tuesday. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) Connor Crilly, 9, of San Clemente has some fun constructing a makeshift tunnel with wood that washed up at Capistrano Beach on Tuesday. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Sebastian Crilly, 6, of San Clemente has a hard time moving a log that was part of the debris that washed up onto Doheny State Beach on Tuesday after the storm. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) Tree branches and debris cover the beach at Doheny State Beach on Tuesday. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) Tree branches and debris cover the beach at Doheny State Beach on Tuesday. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) A family picks their way through the debris lining the sand in Huntington Beach Tuesday after the recent rain storms washed … [Read more...] about Storm leaves trail of trees and debris at Orange County’s beaches
By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: November 5, 2018 at 9:01 pm | UPDATED: November 5, 2018 at 9:01 pm It’s the eve of the most important midterm election in modern American history, and on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” episode that aired Monday, Nov. 5, that can only mean one thing: The wives are calm, sober and serious as they study sample ballots and prepare to exercise the right to vote earned for them by Susan B. Anthony and the rest of the cast of “The Real Housewives of the Suffragette Movement.” Wait. I’m sorry. I seem to have inhaled some of the anesthetic gas intended for Housewife Vicki Gunvalson’s plastic surgery this week. Let me check the tape, see what’s really going on. “I got my nose and my chin done,” Vicki says as a montage of her past vanity surgeries flashes on the screen like a bad dream. “I’ve had boobs. Tummy tuck. Boobs. Eye lift. Boobs. I’m … [Read more...] about ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’: Vicki and Shannon go under the knife and Tamra does something nasty
Foreigners seeking green cards invested $500,000 apiece to help build the Pasea Hotel. The Huntington Beach project is considered in a high-unemployment zone. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds The Source mall development in Buena Park used a legal tactic of combining unemployment rates of 12 census tracts to allow immigrants to get green cards with only a $500,000 investment in the project. Construction continues on the Pasea Hotel and Spa adjacent to Huntington Beach's Pacific City mall along Pacific Coast Highway. High unemployment zones: Here are the "Targeted Employment Areas" created for the Pasea Hotel and The Source, both of which are getting EB-5 investments at the lower, $500,000-per-investor amount. EB-5 investment has gravitated toward the lower investment tier. In 2000, for example, 44.2 percent of the EB-5 visas were issued for investments at the $500,000 level, State Department figures show. In 2014, 98.5 percent – 10,530 visas – … [Read more...] about Need a fast track to citizenship? Invest in these Orange County luxury hotels
By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm | UPDATED: August 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm With less than 10 minutes left in the episode I had just about given up all hope for this week’s installment of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” No one had fallen down butt naked and drunk. Tamra Judge was playing nice with others. Vicki Gunvalson bent, but to her credit, didn’t break boyfriend Steve Lodge’s arm bending it backwards about the engagement he does not seem interested in at all. I mean, Dodd took her daughter Jolie to volunteer at soup kitchen to teach her to appreciate all the good things they have in their lives. What gives, Kelly “I’m-Hooking-Up-With-The-Milkman” Dodd? Dude, I don’t even know you anymore. My mind was wandering, thinking thoughts like, Why do people watch this boring stuff? and, Why do people click on this more than the real stories I write about … [Read more...] about ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’: Shannon feels under attack, Tamra doesn’t care, and what the heck, Kelly does a good deed?