2014 Archive Stories News

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins 3rd Cy Young in past 4 years

Wed Nov 12, 2014

Now comes the interesting part. Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was an easy and obvious choice for the 2014 National League Cy Young Award, winning his third Cy Young in the past four years as a unanimous choice Wednesday. Kershaw is one of just nine pitchers to win three or more Cy Young Awards, the first to do it before his 27

Kershaw wins third Cy Young in four years

Wed Nov 12, 2014

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw capped one of the most dominant pitching seasons in recent memory by adding his third Cy Young Award in the past four years. Despite spending five weeks on the disabled list with a strained muscle in the back of his shoulder, Kershaw had the lowest ERA in the majors (1.77) for the fourth consecutive se

UC system plans 5 percent tuition hikes each year over half-decade

Thu Nov 06, 2014

The University of California system could thaw its three-year tuition freeze and increase fees by as much as 5 percent each year over the next five years, the Board of Regents’ staff announced Thursday. The University of California Board of Regents plans to vote on the proposal at its Nov. 19 meeting. Students would pay up

Dying with Dignity law: Cancer-stricken UCI grad dies on her terms

Mon Nov 03, 2014

UC Irvine graduate Brittany Maynard, the elementary school teacher who moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Oregon earlier this year to take advantage of the state’s Dying with Dignity law, died Saturday after taking lethal drugs prescribed to h

Man arrested on suspicion of Halloween hit-and-run that killed 3 girls

Mon Nov 03, 2014

SANTA ANA – Police today identified the suspected driver in the Halloween hit-and-run that killed three teenagers as a 31-year-old Orange County man with a history of traffic offenses. Jaquinn Ramone Bell has a previous conviction for driving under the influence and hit and run charges in August, court records show.

The Buzz: GOP edge in mail voting sets stage

Mon Nov 03, 2014

After the campaigning, it comes down to voter turnout, and Republicans are doing a better job in terms of mail ballots received as of late last week, according to the county Registrar of Voters. Those mail tallies in a minute, but first a glimpse at the type of election night drama those ballots can create. Higher proportions of

Is state's GOP an endangered species?

Mon Nov 03, 2014

Neel Kashkari campaigns as the new face of the GOP, supporting abortion rights, gay marriage, immigration reform – and some Republicans applaud him for trying to lead the party out of the doldrums. “I think he does represent where the party needs to go, and it’s not a matter of conservative or moderate,” said Mich

Mexico judge orders release of Marine

Sat Nov 01, 2014

SAN DIEGO – A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, an Afghanista

Mother found of 2 toddlers unattended at Long Beach intersection

Sat Nov 01, 2014

The mother of two young boys who were left alone on a busy street corner in Long Beach has been found, authorities said. Police sought the woman after finding the two children at Atlantic Avenue and 60th Street by police around 8:45 a.m. Thursday after a passerby reported they were alone. Police initially said they were concerned

Lansner: 13 spooky economic scenarios

Sat Nov 01, 2014

It’s the spookiest of days, a perfect hour to ponder some scary business patterns. This Halloween, the economy is in modest growth mode. Unemployment is down to 5.1 percent in Orange County; gasoline has fallen to near $3 a gallon; mortgage rates are below 4 percent; and the stock market is back to challenging all-time highs.

Honk: What does 'END: NONE' mean on driver's licenses?

Sat Nov 01, 2014

Q. Hi, Mr. Honk: My wife recently renewed her California driver’s license. She did it online, paid the fee and received her new license in the mail. We noticed on her license that it shows “END: NONE.” That is on other licenses, too. What does that mean? – Mike Heaslet, Newport Beach

'Citizenfour' shines a harsh light on U.S. surveillance

Thu Oct 30, 2014

“I’m not the story,” Edward Snowden insists to his journalist handlers in the absorbing, thrilling “Citizenfour.” Too late. Directed with deft technical touch by Laura Poitras, “Citzenfour” is the much-anticipated documentary on how Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security

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