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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending indoor mask-wearing in five New York counties in its latest COVID-19 data tracker report. The CDC displays counties in orange, yellow, or green on a color-coded map shown in the image above to guide local residents and authorities: Counties shown in orange are where the CDC advises wearing masks indoors.  Counties shown in yellow are places in which those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious. In green counties, indoor masking is not necessary. As of Saturday, Dec. 3, these New York counties are in the “orange” zone with "high” COVID levels where masks are currently recommended: Nassau County Suffolk County Bronx County Kings County (Brooklyn) Queens County To view the CDC county-by-county recommendations, click here.
    The Keoughs have added a new member to the family.  The former Real Housewives of Orange County star Jeana Keough's son Shane tied the knot on Thursday.  He married his partner Francheska in an intimate ceremony just two months after announcing their engagement.  Big moment: The Real Housewives of Orange County star Jeana Keough's son Shane tied the knot on Thursday  OC family: Shane is pictured with his new bride (left) and Jeana is pictured right with her daughter Kara and other son Colton  Shane and his sister, Kara Keough Bosworth, shared some happy snaps from the sweet ceremony. His brother Colton was also in attendance.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Now Magic Mike goes woke! Channing Tatum insists third film... Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry turn up... Share this article Share Kara, 34, shared several snaps from the wedding beginning with one where she locked lips with Kyle Bosworth, who she married in 2014.  Her next snap showed the entire wedding party featuring Shane and Francheska in the center. ...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending indoor mask-wearing in two New York counties in its latest COVID-19 data tracker report. The CDC displays counties in orange, yellow, or green on a color-coded map shown in the image above to guide local residents and authorities: Counties shown in orange are where the CDC advises wearing masks indoors.  Counties shown in yellow are places in which those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious. In green counties, indoor masking is not necessary. As of Friday, Nov. 25, these New York counties are in the “orange” zone with "high” COVID levels where masks are currently recommended: Bronx County Queens County To view the CDC county-by-county recommendations, click here.
    Getty Vicki Gunvalson. Vicki Gunvalson is whoopin’ it up over this star’s exit from “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” During a special Nov. 20 edition of “Watch What Happens Live” filmed at BravoCon 2022, Gunvalson revealed which costar she was most excited to see leave the show. Gunvalson was a member of the cast during seasons one through 14. “Vicki, as the OG of the OC, who were you most excited to hear that that housewife would not be returning the next season?” a fan asked Gunvalson during the WWHL broadcast. “Well, that was so easy, it’s Meghan [King] Edmonds,” Gunvalson replied. “I mean, she got in my face about stupid lies and so, she just needed to go away, and she did.” Play Vicki Gunvalson Was Most Excited to See Meghan King Leave RHOC | WWHLVicki Gunvalson from The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip tells a fan at BravoCon she was most excited to hear that Meghan King would not be returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County because she got in her face about...
    For the first time since Gerald Ford was president, an election has turned control of the Orange County Board of Supervisors over to the Democratic Party. It marks the latest shift in a county so famously conservative that former President Reagan once described it as “where the good Republicans go before they die.” Since 2018’s “blue wave” sweep, Democrats have held onto a majority of congressional seats in Orange County. Now, they are staking claim to county government. Democratic leaders are vowing change. “With a Democratic majority, we can help improve public health in areas that have been neglected,” said Ada Briceño, chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. “We can address the unhoused in a better, more compassionate way.” After the COVID-19 pandemic began, Republican supervisors often tangled with the Democrat-dominated state government over public health measures, from mask mandates to beach closures. The county also faced lawsuits in recent years on how it had approached homelessness, shelters and anti-camping bans. The balance of power on the five-member board hinged on the closely contested race between...
    The head of Orange County’s Transportation Corridor Agencies resigned Friday following an investigation into “serious allegations of misconduct,” according to authorities. Samuel Johnson, who took up the roll of TCA chief executive in 2020, had been on paid administrative leave since Sept. 5, when the investigation began. The TCA, created in the 1980s by the union of two joint powers authorities, operates 420 miles of toll roads in Orange County, financed by toll-revenue bonds. The organization has an annual budget of about $400 million. “As soon as we learned of the allegations against Mr. Johnson we took swift action — placing him on leave before the next business day and bringing in an outside firm to conduct a thorough investigation,” according to a statement by the chairs of the TCA’s two agencies, Peggy Huang of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and Will O’Neill of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency. Johnson resigned before the agencies could act on their findings and a news release about his resignation offered no details into the allegations of misconduct. The agencies...
    GOP Rep. Michelle Steel held onto her congressional seat after a campaign that included claims of red-baiting, misogyny and racism in a congressional district created to empower Asian American voters. In an Orange County district centered on the community of Little Saigon, Steel bested Jay Chen, a Democratic Navy reserve officer, in one of the most divisive races in California this year. The Associated Press called the race Monday, though official results will take longer. Steel, who is Korean American, and Chen, who is Taiwanese American, competed to represent California’s new 45th district, which straddles Los Angeles and Orange counties. The inland district includes the cities of Artesia, Cerritos and Westminster, with Asian Americans representing 37% of the district’s potential voters. White residents make up 36% of citizens of voting age. Latinos, 23% and Black residents, 3%. Democrats have a 5.7% edge over Republicans among registered voters. Steel opted to run here after her Seal Beach home was placed into the same district as Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, a prolific fundraiser, in the redrawing of congressional maps after the...
    California’s flu season has roared to life in recent weeks, reaching levels not seen in years and threatening to further strain a healthcare system already contending with an onslaught of RSV cases and still-potent circulation of the coronavirus. Flu activity was considered high in California over the week ending Nov. 5, the most recent span for which data are available, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s the second-most severe category on the agency’s five-tier scale. Two weeks ago, statewide activity of flu-like illnesses was considered low. The CDC’s assessment is based on monitoring for respiratory illnesses that include a fever plus a cough or sore throat, not just laboratory-confirmed flu cases. California’s latest positivity rate for flu was 14%, well above the levels at this time in each of the past five years, according to the state Department of Public Health. The rate is even worse in L.A. County — 25%, up from 13% last week. California Uptick in flu cases prompts San Diego County hospitals to erect overflow tents to ease...
    Tommy Garcia/Bravo The cast of RHOC. “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge shared she had been approached to write a book during a November 2022 episode of her podcast, “Two Ts In A Pod,” co-hosted by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave.  While recording the episode, Judge and Arroyave spoke about “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Heather Gay’s memoir, “Bad Mormon.” The former RHOBH star shared she was not interested in watching Gay writing the book in RHOSLC season 3, episode 7.  “Heather working on writing a book, but her agent says she’s missing all of her deadlines, like I don’t care, don’t,” said the mother of four.   Judge agreed with her podcast co-host and revealed why she was not interested in becoming an author.  “One more Housewife writing a book, I’ve been asked to write a book, I’m like guys I barely know the English language, you want me to write a book? No,” said the RHOC personality. Tamra Judge Revealed She Was Nervous to Return to RHOC For Season 17...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending indoor mask-wearing in five New York counties in its latest COVID-19 data tracker report. The CDC displays counties in orange, yellow, or green on a color-coded map shown in the image above to guide local residents and authorities: Counties shown in orange are where the CDC advises wearing masks indoors.  Counties shown in yellow are places in which those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious. In green counties, indoor masking is not necessary. As of Friday, Nov. 11, these New York counties are in the “orange” zone with "high” COVID levels where masks are currently recommended: Bronx County Kings County (Brooklyn) Queens County Broome County Tioga County To view the CDC county-by-county recommendations, click here.
    Republican Rep. Young Kim, who in 2020 was one of the first Korean American women to be elected to Congress, fended off a challenge from Democrat Dr. Asif Mahmood to secure a second term. Democrats had listed the affluent, suburban, mostly Orange County district as a target for flipping, despite Republican’s 4.5-percentage-point voter registration advantage. However, the campaigns largely flew under the radar in recent months, outshined by competitive races in other Orange County districts. The Associated Press called the race Thursday, though official results will take longer. Politics 2022 Orange County midterm election: Live results Kim’s messaging, which in previous campaigns focused on bipartisanship, moved further to the right this cycle. The newly drawn 40th Congressional District, which changed significantly in redistricting, is more conservative than her current one. The Republican trumpeted her support for stricter border security, including former President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico policy” which forced asylum seekers who reached the U.S. border from Mexico to wait there for their cases to be processed. Through advertisements and interviews she’s attempted to draw parallels...
    A suspect has been identified in connection with a wild high-speed police chase through Los Angeles and Orange counties Wednesday night involving multiple stolen vehicles and gunfire at a gas station in Hacienda Heights. Johnny Anchondo, 32, of Moreno Valley was arrested Wednesday and charged with violating his parole, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Moreno. Anchondo is currently being held at the Norwalk sheriff’s station. The chase began around 4:45 p.m., when officers saw the driver of a black Honda Civic commit traffic violations near Auto Center Drive and the 5 Freeway in Fullerton, according to Capt. Jon Radus, a Fullerton Police Department spokesperson. The man sped off and police followed him into Anaheim, where he got on and off the 91 Freeway at least once, Radus said. The suspect then entered an apartment complex, where he jumped into a white van, he said. Radus did not know how the man obtained the vehicle. “This was obviously an incredibly dangerous pursuit involving a suspect who had zero regard for public safety, for the motorists on...
    The 22,000-square-foot home known to “Real Housewives of Orange County” fans as “Chateau Dubrow” sold off-market for $55 million, making it Orange County’s most expensive sale of 2022. (Google Earth) Terry Dubrow and Heather Dubrow at Nobu in Newport Beach on June 5, 2018. (File photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Nobu Newport Beach) Heather Dubrow of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” fame has sold the 22,000-square-foot Newport Coast home she shared with her husband, “Botched” surgeon Terry Dubrow, in an off-market deal for $55 million, a 2022 O.C. record. (File photo by Nicole Weingart/Bravo) Show Caption of Expand Reality TV couple Heather and Terry Dubrow have parted ways with their 22,000-square-foot Newport Coast home dubbed “Chateau Dubrow” in an off-market deal for $55 million, making it O.C.’s most expensive sale of the year. An LLC, registered in California, conceals the buyer’s identity. County documents show “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star and the “Botched” surgeon purchased the nearly three-quarter-acre property in July 2013 for...
    Residents across Southern California awoke to moderate rainfall on Election Day, Nov. 8, with heavy downpours expected this afternoon and evening, prompting evacuation orders in burn-scarred areas of Orange and Riverside counties. Some valley areas in Los Angeles County saw a quarter- to a half-inch of rainfall by 7 a.m. Tuesday, said Kristen Stewart, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. In Orange County, Santiago Peak in the Santa Ana Mountains received more than two inches of rainfall by 5 a.m., the weather service said. Several other areas in Orange County and the Inland Empire got at least a quarter-inch. Larry Bernard Smith is protected from the rain as he crosses Foothill Blvd. on his way to get breakfast in Rialto on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. The westbound lanes of Foothill Blvd. are closed due to flooding. (Photo by Eric Vilchis, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) A car makes its way along a flooded Foothill Blvd. in Rialto on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. A portion of Foothill Blvd. was closed due to flooding from overnight rains....
    A 93-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle in East Orange, authorities said. Earnest Green was struck at the intersection of South Arlington Avenue and Central Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi said. Green was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m. Sunday. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. The investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.
    Buses in Orange County will be in service again on Monday amid a maintenance worker strike in order to get voters to the polls, according to transit agency officials. About 100,000 bus riders across Orange County found themselves stranded Thursday after maintenance workers called for a strike amid stalled labor negotiations with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). On Sunday night, the union announced it would lift its picket lines on Monday and Tuesday so that bus riders could get to polls on election day, according to City News Service. Passengers were advised to expect some delays. If there is no contract agreement by Wednesday, the union will probably hit the picket lines again, once again halting bus service, Eric Jimenez, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 952, told City News Service. “We hope that there will be no further disruption in service and that we can work this out without affecting the people that count on OC Bus to get to work, school and other important destinations,” said OCTA Chairman Mark A. Murphy, also the mayor of Orange,...
    Best known as the birthplace of former President Nixon, Yorba Linda is home to lush golf courses, equestrian trails and ranch-style homes with backyard stables. It has more houses of worship per capita than anywhere else in Orange County. Residents move to the conservative suburb in search of safe neighborhoods, clean parks and open space. The city, whose motto is “Land of Gracious Living,” is largely removed from many of the crime problems that grab headlines in California’s denser cities. Yorba Linda, population 68,000, had eight robberies last year, up from three the year before, and 71 residential burglaries, up from 59 in 2020. It hasn’t had a homicide in eight years, crime data show. But even in one of the safest cities in the state, concerns about crime are on voters’ minds in an election that will determine the balance of power in Congress. A dog waits for its owner outside a barbershop on historic Main Street in Yorba Linda. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) Though many in Yorba Linda say crime isn’t their top...
    In an effort to upgrade its firefighting abilities, the Orange County Fire Authority will replace two 55-year-old helicopters with a new pair of state-of-the-art choppers, the department said Thursday. The OCFA has been fighting flames with just two helicopters since 2020, when it had to ground its two 1966 UH-1H “Super Hueys” due to the skyrocketing costs of operating the aging aircraft, the authority said. But Thursday the authority announced it had approved the replacement of the “Super Hueys” with two brand new Sikorsky S70M Firehawks. “The two new Sikorsky S70M FIREHAWKS that will replace the 55-year-old Hueys are already a staple in the fire service as all of our surrounding peer agencies — from Santa [Barbara] and Ventura to LA and San Diego — have had these state-of-the-art, multi-mission helicopters in their respective fleets for years,” the authority said in a tweet. The authority has two operational Bell 412EP helicopters currently in use. ???? BIG NEWS ???? After nearly three years of planning and assessment, the OCFA Board of Directors approved the replacement of the two OCFA 1966 UH-1H...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending indoor mask-wearing in five New York counties in its latest COVID-19 data tracker report. The CDC displays counties in orange, yellow, or green on a color-coded map shown in the image above to guide local residents and authorities: Counties shown in orange are where the CDC advises wearing masks indoors.  Counties shown in yellow are places in which those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious. In green counties, indoor masking is not necessary. As of Friday, Nov. 4, these New York counties are in the “orange” zone with "high” COVID levels where masks are currently recommended: Broome County Hamilton County Orange County Queens County Tioga County To view the CDC county-by-county recommendations, click here.
    A Hudson Valley grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old man for manslaughter in connection with a stabbing death during a road rage incident. Orange County resident Horace Duke, of Wallkill, was indicted on Thursday, Nov. 3 for manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon for the Sunday, Oct. 30 incident, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Duke was remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail, $500,000 bond, or $750,00 partially secured bond.  It is alleged that Duke was involved in a motor vehicle accident with Joel Laddy, age 74, of the town of Wallkill, which escalated into a verbal argument in the vicinity of exit 119 of Route 17 in the town of Wallkill, said the DA's Office. Hoovler said during the course of the argument, Duke stabbed the victim once in the chest with a kitchen knife, puncturing the victim’s heart and causing his death. An investigation conducted by the Town of Wallkill Police Department, New York State Police, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office resulted in Duke’s arrest.  “Violence is never the solution to...
    FOUR people have been found dead inside a home after a wounded victim ran to a neighbor's house seeking help. The bodies were discovered inside an east Orange County home in Florida at about 4am on Friday. 1Four people have been found dead inside an east Orange County home in FloridaCredit: AFP or licensors The Orange County Sheriff's Office learned about the bloody scene after receiving a 911 about a shooting at the home. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun. Topics Police Shootings Florida YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunLive BlogPUTIN'S TRAP Putin's tired forces plagued with low morale - but Kyiv fears Russian trapTRAGIC END Missing pregnant mom and baby found dead after eerie online messages uncoveredExclusiveSHOCK CLAIMS Rapper Takeoff faced trial over rape allegations before he was shot deadSHOCK TWIST Judge steps down from...
    About 100,000 bus riders across Orange County found themselves stranded Thursday after maintenance workers called for a strike amid stalled labor negotiations with the Orange County Transportation Authority. The union representing about 150 mechanics, machinists and service technicians accused the OCTA of walking out of negotiations, while the transportation agency said it offered maintenance workers a contract that would provide pay raises and lower healthcare costs. Without workers to service the vehicles, buses running about 50 routes across O.C. and servicing roughly 100,000 daily passengers remain off the roads, with no comparable alternative for people who rely on public transportation. “We understand how this labor dispute will adversely affect thousands of riders who depend on the bus system for their transportation needs,” Eric Jimenez, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 952, the union representing maintenance workers, said in a statement. “We have done everything in our power to avoid a strike. They have even rejected our proposals that would save them money on members’ healthcare. But when OCTA walked away from the table on Monday, they gave us no other...
    About 150 mechanics, machinists and service technicians employed by the Orange County Transportation Authority are expected to strike Wednesday after contract negotiations between the Teamsters union and OCTA broke down, the union said. The stoppage, which will disrupt bus service across Orange County, comes two weeks after a strike appeared to have been averted. “The labor action comes after the union presented another proposal to OCTA and they walked away from the bargaining table on Monday, Oct. 31 without responding,” the union said in a release Wednesday. The dispute seems to be centered on healthcare and other costs. OCTA called the move “unnecessary.” “We are extremely disappointed that union leaders took this drastic action and called for a strike,” Orange Mayor and OCTA Chairman Mark Murphy said in a release. “We know that any interruption in bus service hurts the people in our community who rely on OC Bus to get where they need to be, whether that’s jobs or to school.” Company Town CBS, LAPD captain led coverup of sexual assault report against Moonves, AG says The attorney...
    A Hudson Valley man has been charged in the stabbing death of a 52-year-old found dead in a detached garage of his home. Orange County resident Damante Troy Stansberry, age 23, of Middletown, was arrested around 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 for the Sunday, Oct. 30 death of Jeffrey Harris, of Wallkill. According to Wallkill Chief of Police Robert Hertman, Town of Wallkill Detective Dane Wakefield arrested Stansberry following an investigation into the stabbing at the Harris residence at 33 Brookline Ave. Earlier report: Fatal Stabbing Under Investigation In Town Of Wallkill Stansberry was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon and remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Nov. 7. The investigation into this case is ongoing.
    Orange County’s health officer has declared a local health emergency in response to increases in respiratory illnesses and an onslaught of the quickly spreading RSV, a respiratory virus that is most dangerous in young children. Respiratory infections, including from RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, have been the source of “record numbers of pediatric hospitalizations and daily emergency room visits” in recent weeks, county health officials said. Doctors across Southern California and the country have noted a surge in patients coming in with RSV, and in some cases, leading to overwhelmed pediatric facilities. Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, chief medical officer with the OC Health Care Agency and the county’s health officer, said the emergency declarations she issued will allow health officials to seek extra support through federal and state resources “if and when” children’s hospitals in Orange County encounter staffing issues because of the number of patients they are seeing. Declaring an emergency also enables waivers to be issued “to allow hospitals that may not typically take care of pediatric patients to take on some of those cases,” alleviating the burden on...
    Rapidly spreading viral infections have pushed pediatric hospitalizations and daily emergency room visits to record levels in Orange County, prompting officials to declare a health emergency. The county, like the rest of California, is facing a viral triple whammy: continued circulation of the coronavirus; seasonal rise of the flu; and heightened spread of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a respiratory illness that can cause babies to struggle to breathe. County health officials warned over the weekend that elevated spread of respiratory illnesses, specifically RSV, was severely impacting capacity in the region’s pediatric hospitals. There’s also worry that the coronavirus — which has been in somewhat of a lull for weeks — could surge again this fall and winter, as has happened each of the past two years. California California sees increase in RSV, a respiratory illness that can be dangerous for babies RSV normally peaks in winter, but cases have increased in October as some California children’s hospitals are becoming overwhelmed. “While there isn’t a vaccine against RSV, we want O.C. residents to know there are many...
    Katie Porter had a lot to cover in a short speech, so she pared down her biography to just a few quintessential details. She is a single mom with three “lightly supervised” kids, a congresswoman whose love of oversight extends to her minivan vanity plate (OVRSITE), and a very big fan of whiteboards. “People on the internet call it the whiteboard of justice,” said Porter, as her audience at a Huntington Beach retirement community applauded in approving recognition, nearly drowning out her punchline. “It’s just a whiteboard from Target.” The crowd, along with two-thirds of California’s 47th Congressional District, had never seen Porter on a ballot before, so the introduction was obligatory. But it was also somewhat unnecessary. After four years of besting CEOs in viral congressional hearing exchanges and building a fundraising juggernaut, Porter has become what was once unimaginable: a national Democratic star from Orange County, the onetime conservative bastion. As the midterm elections sprint to a close, however, Porter is locked in a fierce race against Republican Scott Baugh. At stake is not only her...
    Hey, all of you hundreds, maybe thousands of extras who worked on the upcoming series "Poker Face," which was filmed throughout the Hudson Valley, you'll get to see yourself on TV pretty soon. Peacock announced last week the 10-part series starring Natasha Lyonne will air on Peacock on Thursday, Jan. 26. The murder-mystery series, which was based out of  Newburgh’s Umbra studios, was filmed throughout the Hudson Valley for much of this year with locations in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties, according to Laurent Rejto, director of the Hudson Valley Film Commission. Laurent said the commission sent out a plea to New York City production company to use local workers and locations. "We started by recommending local casino dealers and by the end, we were helping to cast the 500 extras they needed for Orange County Speedway and hundreds for the gala scene in Somers," Rejto said. The commission also worked on different scenes including: Orange County: Casino (New Windsor) Dutchess County: Rock concert (Poughkeepsie, Beacon) Orange County: Dinner theater (New Windsor) Orange County: Texas BBQ (Montgomery) Ulster County:...
    Pixabay A Real Housewives of Orange County star teases a new franchise. A “Real Housewives” star is making a move, and it has some fans wondering about her future on the Bravo reality franchise. Heather Dubrow has been an on-and-off cast member on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” for a decade. The RHOC star and her husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, recently sold their 22,000 square-foot Newport Beach, Orange County mansion for a record-breaking $55 million, according to People. But now the two are moving to a new zip code, which means she won’t be on RHOC turf anymore. Here’s what you need to know:Heather Dubrow Moved to Another California City View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heather Dubrow (@heatherdubrow) In an October 2022 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dubrow gave the scoop on where she is moving to now that she has sold her huge OC home– and now that she’s an empty nester. Read More From Heavy Get Coached Into the Best Shape of Your Life Dubrow dished that her new address is...
    Getty RHOC stars. Does Jen Armstrong regret joining “The Real Housewives of Orange County”? During an Oct. 28 appearance on Us Weekly’s Getting Real With The Housewives podcast, the former star revealed her thoughts about joining the show. Armstrong was a cast member of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” during season 16, and is currently going through a divorce from her husband, Ryne Holliday. “I don’t regret doing the show, but I wish I had a better support system throughout the show,” Armstrong told the outlet. “I feel like the first year you don’t really know what you’re getting into and so if you get a second season, you get your legs and you kind of know how it works, this is what I need, going into the next one. I feel like the next one would be way better just because you’ve experienced, you’ve got like the rookie season done. So, that would be nice and it would be great to have that opportunity.” Armstrong also explained that she doesn’t feel like the show caused their...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending indoor mask-wearing in seven New York counties in its latest COVID-19 data tracker report. The CDC displays counties in orange, yellow, or green on a color-coded map shown in the image above to guide local residents and authorities: Counties shown in orange are where the CDC advises wearing masks indoors.  Counties shown in yellow are places in which those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious. In green counties, indoor masking is not necessary. As of Thursday, Oct. 27, these New York counties were in the “orange” zone with "high” COVID levels where masks are currently recommended: Albany County Broome County Clinton County Essex County Franklin County Rensselaer County Tioga County To view the CDC county-by-county recommendations, click here.
    Before becoming the first Latina trial judge in California history, Frances Muñoz appeared in an Orange County courtroom as a public defender, representing a young Latino during his arraignment in a criminal case. Muñoz tried to persuade Judge Ken Williams, who had a reputation as a feisty and irreverent jurist, that her client should be released on his own recognizance. “If you’re so confident that he’s not a danger to society,” the judge countered, “I’ll release him to you.” Muñoz agreed and took the young man into her home — but hid her kitchen knives just in case. On the next court date, she reported that her client caused her no trouble. The story of Muñoz’s daring, oversized heart became part of Orange County courtroom lore, especially as she followed by taking her own place on the bench and in history. On Jan. 25, 1978, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her as a trial judge in the Harbor Judicial District in Newport Beach, a first for a Latina in California and perhaps the nation. Muñoz, who served...
    A woman died in a crash with an Amazon delivery van driver Wednesday evening in Anaheim, according to police. The collision occurred just before 8 p.m. in the intersection of South Dale Avenue and Orange Avenue, said Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Shane Carringer. The crash involved an Amazon delivery van and a Toyota Prius. The two women inside the Toyota were taken to a hospital, where the passenger, identified only as in her 60s, died, according to Carringer. The driver was a woman in her 20s and suffered moderate injuries, police said. Entertainment & Arts Leslie Jordan, ‘Will & Grace’ actor and ‘queer icon,’ dies at 67 after crash in Hollywood Actor Leslie Jordan, known for TV roles in ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘American Horror Story,’ died after a car crash in Los Angeles on Monday. He was 67. The Amazon driver was a man in his 30s and had minor complaints of pain, but elected not to go the hospital, police said. Traffic investigators are determining the cause of the collision, but Carringer said...
    If you’re disabled and White, much more public money is often spent providing you services than if you’re disabled and Latino — and precisely where you live can make that gap yawn ever wider, a new study found. “California’s developmental disability service system is plagued with racial, ethnic and geographic disparities that can dramatically and dangerously impact the essential services received by adults with developmental disabilities,” concludes Disability Voices United, a statewide organization that advocates for people with disabilities and their families, in a report released Wednesday, Oct. 26. “Systemic inequities and discrimination within California’s regional centers broaden the gap between inclusive possibilities and segregated limitations. … A person’s race and place can determine their ability to lead independent and self-determined lives, despite increased state spending intended to eliminate the disparities. In a state that claims to be a progressive and multi-cultural leader, California is failing people with developmental disabilities and must take immediate, deliberate and data-driven action to right these unacceptable wrongs.” Called “A Matter of Race and Place,” the study slices and dices public spending data by California’s...
    Heather Dubrow and her husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, have reportedly sold their 14-bedroom California mansion for a staggering $55 million. “With two kids at college, we’ve been thinking about our next move,” the “Real Housewives of Orange County” star told Entertainment Tonight. “We just bought a cool penthouse in LA and sometimes the universe shows you the right direction. Change is exciting!” Heather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow have reportedly sold their California mansion for a whopping $55 million. heatherdubrow/Instagram The couple’s former Newport Beach estate, dubbed “Chateau Dubrow,” features ocean views, seven bathrooms and a 24-seat movie theater. Listing agent and “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles” star Josh Altman told the outlet that the closing marks Orange County’s largest sale of the year. The home was nicknamed “Chateau Dubrow.”Heather Dubrow/Youtube The 22,0000 square-foot home, which Heather and the “Botched” star bought six years ago, was not up for sale. It was reportedly snatched up by a mystery buyer out of the blue. Heather and Terry have since purchased a penthouse in Century City, Calif., sold to them by “Selling...
    Six birds in Orange County have tested positive for avian flu, according to the county’s Health Care Agency. “Avian flu is present in Orange County and while the risk of transmission to humans is low, residents should stay away from any dead birds,” Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, the county’s public health officer, said in an advisory. “Bird flu is very contagious among birds and can sicken and even kill certain domesticated bird species including chickens, ducks and turkeys.” Authorities advise people and their pets to avoid wild birds — whether dead or alive — and surfaces that may be contaminated with bird saliva or feces. They are advised to contact a healthcare provider if they or their pets become sick after being exposed to ill or dead birds and to report sick or deceased birds to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website. Signs of the disease among domesticated and wild birds include sudden death; respiratory distress; clear discharge from the eyes, nose or mouth; lethargy; disinterest in food or water; swelling of the eyes, head, wattles or combs;...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending mask-wearing in 10 New York counties amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases. The CDC displays counties in orange, yellow, or green on a color-coded map shown in the image above to guide local residents and authorities: Counties shown in orange are where the CDC advises wearing masks indoors.  Counties shown in yellow are places in which those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious. In green counties, indoor masking is not necessary. As of Thursday, Oct. 20, these New York counties were in the “orange” zone: Albany County Clinton County Essex County Franklin County Jefferson County Lewis County Oswego County Rensselaer County St. Lawrence County Warren County To view the CDC county-by-county recommendations, click here.
    A Hudson Valley man was stabbed to death during a fight with another person. The incident took place in Orange County in the town of Wallkill around 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Route 17 westbound exit ramp at the intersection with Route 302. According to Wallkill Deputy Chief of Police Antonino Spano, officers responded to the area for a report of a fight in progress. During the course of the investigation, officers located the victim in front of 2580 Route 302, suffering from at least one stab wound to his body. The victim, a 74-year-old, male, identified as Joel A. Laddy of the town of Wallkill, was transported to Garnet Health Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, said Spano. Town of Wallkill Det. Sgt. Jeremy Warner and Officer Craig Cucci while responding to the incident, apprehended the suspect in front of 2468 Route 302, he added. The suspect is identified as Horace E Duke, age 22, of the City of Middletown. Charges are pending, police said. The investigation into this case is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact...
    A father and son who own a Hudson Valley car dealership are heading to federal prison for their role in a multimillion-dollar tax and bank fraud scheme. Orange County residents Mehdi and Saaed Moslem, owners of the Exclusive Motor Sports dealership in Central Valley, were sentenced to eight years and three years in prison, respectively, in federal court in White Plains Monday, Oct. 17. Earlier Report: Father/Son Owners Of Area Auto Dealership Charged With Tax, Bank Fraud The pair was previously found guilty of defrauding their lenders and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) following a jury trial in June 2021. According to prosecutors, Mehdi, age 73, and Saaed, age 39, concealed millions of dollars in dealership profits from the IRS between 2009 and 2016. In order to falsely lower their business income, the two had their accountant prepare partnership tax returns that “significantly understated” Exclusive Motor Sports’ gross receipts and inventory, prosecutors said. Those false figures were then listed on their personal tax returns, which were filed with the IRS, resulting in a nearly $1 million underpayment in federal...
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    A Hudson Valley man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a child under the age of 11. Orange County resident Jose Ramos Alonzo, age 33, of Newburgh, was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 13, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. An investigation determined Alonzo engaged in a course of sexual conduct with a child less than 11 years old, Nevel said. Alonzo was charged with predatory sexual assault of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned and remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail. 
    An investigation was conducted after bones were discovered on a Hudson Valley hiking trail. The bones were found in Orange County in the area of Route 218 on Saturday, Oct. 15 on a trail in the town of Cornwall at Storm King State Park.  According to Cornwall Police Chief Todd Hazard, after the discovery, the department contacted the state park police as well as the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office for examination. "I'm 99 percent the bones belong to an animal," Hazard said. "I see these types of bones all of the time when I'm out hunting." Park police will investigate. Hazard said they are awaiting results from the Medical Examiner's Office. 
    Bus riders who rely on the Orange County Transit Authority will need alternative travel plans Monday morning as the agency’s maintenance employees voted unanimously to strike beginning at 12:01 a.m. The move is expected to shut down all bus service in the county. “We know this service interruption impacts the passengers who rely on us,” OCTA said in a notice on its website. “OCTA is ready and willing to continue negotiating with the union that called the strike to reach a successful resolution and restore bus service as soon as possible.” About 150 mechanics, service workers and machinists with the OCTA have been working under an expired contract since Sept. 30, according to Teamsters Local 952, which represents the striking workers. Negotiations began May 25, and the union has met with OCTA more than 20 times. “We remain committed to doing what it takes to avoid a labor action that would disrupt transportation services for thousands of daily Orange County riders,” said Eric Jimenez, Local 952 Secretary-Treasurer in a statement Wednesday. “However, we stand united with our members in the...
    In Orange County this year, 26 Latinas are running for city council, school board or supervisor offices. That’s a huge increase from a decade ago, when a handful of Latinas sought local office and only two won. In the male-dominated field of politics, women have gradually gained a foothold in O.C., as have Latino men. But Latinas have been slower to get involved. That is changing, partly because of the women’s movement that erupted after Donald Trump was elected president, inspiring a flurry of first-time candidates. More O.C. cities are also electing their councilmembers by district, rather than at-large, giving candidates a chance to win on support from their own communities. The Latinas entering politics are Navy veterans, nonprofit executives, small-business women and teachers. Some are immigrants, while others are second-, third- or fourth-generation Americans. Most are Democrats. They hail from majority-Latino cities like Santa Ana and whiter communities like Mission Viejo. As O.C. becomes increasingly diverse — the county is 34% Latino and 23% Asian — elected officials should reflect that diversity, to better represent the varied experiences...
    A North Carolina father-of-one spent 24 hours in jail for refusing to wear a mask as ordered by a judge despite no state or county mandates in place.  Gregory Hahn, 47, was among several of 98 jury duty candidates called to Harnett County court who showed up not wearing a mask because there were no such rules or warnings in place, WRAL reports.     Despite the fact that masks aren't required in the building, Judge Winston Charles Gilchrist mandated that everyone in his courtroom wear a mask.  When Hahn refused, the judge warned him that he would be held in contempt of court and could spend a month in jail, but the man refused to back down.   'I said, 'I'm not going to wear a mask,' and he goes, '24 hours in the Harnett County jail,'' Hahn recalled Friday on Tucker Carlson Tonight.     Gregory Hahn, 47, of Harnett County, North Carolina, was ordered to stay 24 hours in prison for refusing Judge Winston Charles Gilchrist's order to wear a mask inside his courtroom Hahn was held in contempt of court,...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending mask-wearing in 12 New York counties amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases. The CDC displays counties in orange, yellow, or green on a color-coded map shown in the image above to guide local residents and authorities: Counties shown in orange are where the CDC advises wearing masks indoors.  Counties shown in yellow are places in which those at high risk for severe disease should be cautious. In green counties, indoor masking is not necessary. As of Thursday, Oct. 13, these New York counties were in the “orange” zone: Albany County Cayuga County Fulton County Madison County Onondaga County Ontario County Oswego County Rensselaer County Seneca County Warren County Wayne County Yates County To view the CDC county-by-county recommendations, click here.
    The California Coastal Commission on Thursday issued a permit for a $140 million desalination plant off the coast of Dana Point, moving the project a key step closer to turning 5 million gallons of ocean water a day into drinking water as soon as 2027. “We believe that the project before you today, although not perfect, provides a solid example that we can use in planning for future desalination,” Kate Huckelbridge, senior environmental scientist with the Coastal Commission, said just before the agency voted unanimously to approve a development permit for the plant. The plant, which would be aimed at south Orange County but could help shore up water supplies for residents as far away as Riverside County, still needs one more key permit to reach full regulatory approval. Also, South Coast Water District, the Laguna Beach-based agency developing the project, still needs to hammer out complex agreements with potential water agency partners before an estimated three-year construction process can begin. But supporters of desalination breathed a sigh of relief after Thursday’s fairly smooth hearing during the Coastal Commission hearing in...
    NBCUMV RHOC stars. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is opening up about her experience on “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” During an Oct. 13 appearance on Us Weekly’s “Getting Real With the Housewives” podcast, Vargas shared more about her time on RHOC, and how it affected her. “I was going through a major divorce, in a sexless relationship and miserable and then I get this gig on the Housewives and I’m like, ‘I must be perfect for them because like this can’t get any worse,'” Vargas explained on the podcast. “So, to have them film me during that devastating time was very hard.” Vargas continued, “There’s a lot of haters and trolls and I never experienced such negativity. I think a lot of people when you’re down, they like to kick you even harder, and so having the ladies kick me harder on the show was just even worse because I thought, I get this gig working with these amazing women and then they’re just smashing me left and right, so, that was devastating.” Vargas was only a member of...
    Less than six months after rejecting a proposal for a major desalination plant in Huntington Beach, the California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved plans for a different, smaller project in Orange County they say could serve as a model for future projects. The commision gave unanimous approval — with conditions — to the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project near the Pacific Coast Highway and San Juan Creek in Dana Point. The facility, which will convert seawater to drinking water, will be operated by the South Coast Water District. Unlike the Poseidon Water project, which was rejected in May due to the dangers it posed to marine life and other issues, the Doheny plant will tie into an existing municipal system and feature a better environmental design, officials said. But while some championed the project as an example of desalination “done right,” opponents said there are more efficient and economical methods that should be explored first. Kate Huckelbridge, the Coastal Commission’s senior deputy director, said in an interview before the meeting that Doheny cleared many of the hurdles that come...
    Orange County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies systematically violated the constitution by using jailhouse snitches to get incriminating statements from other inmates, a scathing federal probe has found. The 63-page report released Thursday follows a nearly six-year investigation into both agencies by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, following a scandal that rocked the Orange County justice system. It isn’t uncommon for jailed informants to offer information to prosecutors or investigators. But federal investigators allege the sheriff’s department and prosecutors used some inmates in the jail as “agents of law enforcement” and created a system of snitches that was maintained, rotated and concealed in order to “track, manage and reward those custodial informants.” The system of jail informants operated for years, with officials orchestrating a coverup to hide its repeated use from defense attorneys, judges and the public, according to the report. Federal prosecutors began their probe in late 2016 after former Orange County district attorney Tony Rackauckas offered “unfettered access” to documents and staffers. The Justice Department’s “pattern and practice” findings come eight years...