By Matt Kawahara Published 2:36 pm PDT, Sunday, July 29, 2018 If new Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther had gotten his way, Bruce Irvin’s NFL career might have started in Cincinnati rather than Seattle. Guenther was the Bengals’ linebackers coach in 2012 when Irvin entered the league and said Sunday he “was pushing to draft” Irvin out of West Virginia. Cincinnati had the 17th pick. Two picks earlier, Irvin was selected by the Seahawks, with whom he would play four seasons and win a Super Bowl. Despite his title at the time, Guenther said he saw Irvin, mainly as a defensive end who could get after the quarterback. Now that he has Irvin in his defense in Oakland, that’s how Guenther plans to use him. “I just think his best gift is going forward,” Guenther said. “And that’s what he should be doing each and every down. So instead of playing linebacker, dropping off in coverage, we’ve got to utilize his and … [Read more...] about ‘Less thinking, more reaction’: Raiders’ Bruce Irvin embracing new role
By Susan Christian Goulding | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: July 21, 2018 at 7:12 pm | UPDATED: July 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm They became celebrities in a way no one would ever expect or want: for witnessing a shooting at their school that ended the lives of 17 people. Ever since the shocking Valentine’s Day massacre earlier this year in Parkland, Fla., Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors have been speaking out against gun violence. This summer, they have taken their cause on the road, in a bus tour across the United States – visiting some 75 cities over two months to disseminate their call for stricter gun control laws. Caitlyn Nojiri, 20, cheers as the Parkland Florida high school shooting survivors and others, take the stage during the Road To Change tour in Irvine on Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Parkland Florida high school shooting survivors Ryan Deitsch, left, and David Hogg, … [Read more...] about Parkland’s now-famous school shooting survivors hold town hall in Irvine
By Scott Schwebke | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: July 11, 2018 at 5:33 pm | UPDATED: July 12, 2018 at 12:44 pm IRVINE — For nearly two years, the Irvine Co. has been quietly sharing information from automated license plate readers at three Orange County shopping centers with a surveillance technology vendor that sells data to Immigration & Customs Enforcement, raising privacy concerns from civil libertarians. Irvine Co. spokesman Scott Starkey said Wednesday the firm’s contract with Livermore-based Vigilant Solutions allows data collection at Irvine Spectrum Center, Fashion Island in Newport Beach and The Market Place in Tustin. Vigilant is permitted to share the data it collects with Irvine, Tustin and Newport Beach police departments, but not ICE, Starkey said. “We have been assured through conversations with Vigilant that only those police departments are receiving information,” he added. Irvine Co. owns 46 shopping centers … [Read more...] about Your license plate data from these 3 shopping centers can be shared with police, not ICE, says Irvine Co.
By Josh Cain | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: July 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm | UPDATED: July 9, 2018 at 6:05 pm Malibu Creek State Park isn’t one of California’s oldest or biggest parks, but the former Hollywood studio-owned property has plenty of history that makes it among the system’s most unique. The mountainous, 8,200-acre park lies just south the 101 Freeway. Sandwiched between Agoura Hills in the west and Calabasas to the east, its borders snake through the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu. Sign up for The Localist, our daily email newsletter with handpicked stories relevant to where you live. Subscribe here. With its creek beds surrounded by craggy peaks, the park served as a backdrop for numerous movies and television shows produced by 20th Century Fox, which previously owned the property. The studio filmed a trio of “Tarzan” movies there in the 1930s. Fans of “M*A*S*H” can still visit the set of the movie and … [Read more...] about Residents shaken after fatal shooting of Irvine father at Malibu Creek State Park
By City News Service | PUBLISHED: July 4, 2018 at 10:47 am | UPDATED: July 5, 2018 at 8:26 am IRVINE – Coroner’s officials have released the name of a 43- year-old woman killed in a head-on traffic crash in Irvine. The woman was identified as Carmella Vann of Tustin, according to the Orange County Coroner’s Office. The other driver was taken to a hospital, Mohr said. The condition of the second motorist was not immediately known. There were no passengers in either vehicle. Sign up for our breaking news email newsletter: When major local news happens, you will be the first to know. Subscribe here. … [Read more...] about Woman killed in head-on crash in Irvine identified