Santa Ana man who pointed laser at sheriff’s helicopter gets 5 years — Orange County Register

A 48-year-old Santa Ana man was sentenced this week in Los Angeles federal court to the maximum of five years in prison for intentionally aiming a laser at an Orange County Sheriff’s Department helicopter.

Santa Ana man who pointed laser at sheriff’s helicopter gets 5 years — Orange County Register

How do you Halloween? Southern California theme park haunts range from spooky to terrifying — Orange County Register

Southern California theme parks have turned Halloween from a one-night event into a two-month marathon of blood, guts, gore and screams that stretches throughout September and October. Universal, Disney, Six Flags, Knott’s, SeaWorld and Legoland all offer differing takes on the Halloween season from spine-chilling scares designed to make you jump out of your skin…

How do you Halloween? Southern California theme park haunts range from spooky to terrifying — Orange County Register

San Clemente’s ‘Character Counts’ beach mural is back with new look, same key message — Orange County Register

The quaint San Clemente beach now has a bit more character – and a splash of color that puts a spotlight on its rich surf culture… read more:

San Clemente’s ‘Character Counts’ beach mural is back with new look, same key message — Orange County Register

Big Ten Inks Record $8B Distribution Deals Ahead Of UCLA & USC Joining Conference — Deadline

While it awaits the 2024 arrival of Pac-12 carpetbaggers UCLA and USC, the Big Ten Conference has inked new distribution deals with CBS, Fox, NBC and Peacock. The pacts, which include current partners FS1 and Big Ten Network but drops ESPN/ABC, are the most lucrative in college sports history — valued at nearly $8 billion.…

Big Ten Inks Record $8B Distribution Deals Ahead Of UCLA & USC Joining Conference — Deadline

#Disneyland #MagicKey Annual Passes: Park Announces Renewal Date, Higher Prices & New Top Tier Going For $1599 – Updated — Deadline

UPDATED with renewal info: One week after Disney CEO Bob Chapek noted on the company’s quarterly earnings call, “We’re still seeing demand in excess of the reservations that we’re making available to our guests,” Disneyland rolled out new availability — and increased prices — for its year-old Magic Key annual pass offering…

Disneyland Magic Key Annual Passes: Park Announces Renewal Date, Higher Prices & New Top Tier Going For $1599 – Updated — Deadline

Drought-Stricken Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico Face Water Cuts as Colorado River Runs Low — TIME

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(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures an extreme drought, federal officials announced Tuesday.

The cuts planned for next year will force states to make critical decisions…

Drought-Stricken Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico Face Water Cuts as Colorado River Runs Low — TIME

OC no match for much of state, especially the Bay Area, in conserving water — Orange County Register

Hey folks! It’s time once again for our new drought-inspired game, “Name O.C.’s Biggest Water Users!” This monthly extravaganza is brought to you by the State Water Resource Control Board and the governor who implores us to slice our consumption by 15%. We stink at that, by the way…

OC no match for much of state, especially the Bay Area, in conserving water — Orange County Register