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Dozens of More Than 140 Shih Tzus Seized in O.C. Hoarding Case Go up for Adoption

More than 50 dogs were cleared for adoption in Orange County on Tuesday nearly a month after officials seized more than 140 Shih Tzus from a home in a gated community in Orange. The remainder of the dogs will be released in the “near future” following the first round of adoption…

via Dozens of More Than 140 Shih Tzus Seized in O.C. Hoarding Case Go up for Adoption — KTLA

Route to Idyllwild to Stay Shut for Months Due to Storm Damage — KTLA

A scenic highway leading to the Southern California mountain resort of Idyllwild will remain closed for months as crews repair collapsed lanes caused by winter and spring storms, officials said. The California Department of Transportation said there’s no projection for when the heavily damaged State Route 243 will reopen…

via Route to Idyllwild to Stay Shut for Months Due to Storm Damage — KTLA

San Francisco Becomes 1st Major U.S. City to Ban E-Cigarette Sales — KTLA

San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. Backers say they hope the legislation will curb underage use of e-cigarettes…

via San Francisco Becomes 1st Major U.S. City to Ban E-Cigarette Sales — KTLA

Iconic lifeguard tower burned down at the #Wedge surf spot, set ablaze at night — Orange County Register

Burned Newport Beach Lifeguard Tower at The Wedge.

Beach goers watch as a city crew from Newport Beach begins the removal of the burned lifeguard tower at the Wedge in Newport Beach early on Thursday morning, June, 20, 2019. The tower burned overnight. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) A partial sign and burned timbers is all that remains…

 

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This is what the Lifeguard tower looked like a few years ago.

via Iconic lifeguard tower burned down at the Wedge surf spot, set ablaze at night — Orange County Register

UC Rolls Out Reforms in Wake of College Admissions Scandal — KTLA

The University of California on Thursday released a sweeping list of recommendations aimed at better policing of fraud and conflicts of interest in admitting students — a process triggered by the national college admissions scandal. The recommendations, which UC President Janet Napolitano now plans to implement, include stronger verification of claims on students’ application…

via UC Rolls Out Reforms in Wake of College Admissions Scandal — KTLA

Senators Receive Classified Briefing on #UFO Sightings — KTLA

A group of US senators, including the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence committee, received a classified briefing Wednesday about a series of reported encounters by the US Navy with unidentified aircraft, according to a congressional aide…

via Senators Receive Classified Briefing on UFO Sightings — KTLA