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  • Accused "Blue Note Bandit" Pleads Not Guilty to 14 Robberies

    Accused "Blue Note Bandit" Pleads Not Guilty to 14 Robberies
    LAGUNA NIGUEL -- An Orange County man dubbed the "Blue Note Bandit" by authorities pleaded not guilty Monday to robbing 14 grocery store bank branches in about 2 months. If convicted on all counts, 50-year-old David Camp faces 18 years in prison. Camp...
  • Costs are rapidly rising for some, but not all, mortgage seekers

    Home loan seekers are facing fewer options and higher costs, even for many folks with good credit, as investors around the globe shun mortgages out of fear borrowers won't pay. Lenders, meanwhile, are scrambling to find cash to fund loans and stay in...
  • Birthright program sends young Jews to Israel on group trips, free of charge

    Ben Narynski recently flew home to a place he'd never been. "It's like a hometown to me," the Fullerton resident said of the country he traversed by bus with 39 other young adults and a medic carrying a gun. Visible from the vehicle's windows were the...
  • Test drive the cars of tomorrow

    Test drive the cars of tomorrow
    Tired of just reading about electric cars, plug-in hybrids and other alternative-fuel vehicles? Want to actually drive one? Upcoming events in Orange County and the San Fernando Valley will give you the chance to get behind the wheel of some of the...
  • A friendly town among the hills

    A friendly town among the hills
    New Zealand was too far, the south of France too cold and Colombia too unsafe for Casey and Susan Koehler. So the former Floridians settled quite happily on this mild and isolated coffee-growing town in western Panama for their retirement home. A...
  • What you need to know about Amtrak trains

    Is Amtrak growing or shrinking? It's staying about the same -- about 500 destinations in 46 states. In their 2006 annual report, the railroad's leaders counted 24.3 million annual passengers (up 12% from 2002). Amtrak ([800] 872-7245, www.amtrak.com)...
  • O.C.'s Largest Land Developer Makes Major Layoffs

    NEWPORT BEACH -- Citing a weak economy and declining land sales, The Irvine Co., one of the major players in Orange County's recent economic leap forward, has laid off 100 employees. The layoffs are the first for The Irvine Co., Orange County's largest...
  • Food Banks and Pantries

    Los Angeles Regional Foodbank 1734 East 41st St. Los Angeles, CA 90058 (323) 234-3030 http://www.lafoodbank.org Foodbank of Southern California 1444 San Francisco Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813 (562) 435-3577 http://www.foodbankofsocal.org Jewish Family...
  • Irvine Voters Embrace Diversity in Mayoral Election

    IRVINE -- Defined by its neatly manicured cul-de-sacs and its precisely designed villages, Irvine can't quite seem to shake the stereotype that it is just another vanilla suburb. But beyond the ficus trees and cookie-cutter homes lies a community...
  • Don Henley Suing CA Lawmaker for Copyright Infringement

    LOS ANGELES -- Eagles founder Don Henley and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell are suing a California lawmaker for copyright infringement of their 1984 hit song. The complaint filed with the U.S. District Court alleges that...
  • Hops just a jump, skip away

    Booze, barbecue, and '80s glam metal. What more could you ask for? Today, the second annual Orange County Beer Festival will take over Irvine Lake from 1 to 4 p.m. with more than 60 domestic and international brews flowing, including beer from a...
  • Groups name their picks

    Jon Coupal was among friends May 27 when he was the guest speaker at a Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn. meeting. Coupal is the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., founded by Jarvis and his wife, Estelle, to rein in property taxes in California....