By Heather McRea | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: July 2, 2019 at 4:57 pm | UPDATED: July 2, 2019 at 4:57 pm Across Orange County, residents will be at celebrating America’s independence with barbecues and block parties, playing at the beach or the local park and an evening of watching fireworks, either at home or at one of the many free community events planned. But if you are looking to knock some chores off your to-do list, you might want to call ahead to make sure you won’t be met with a closed sign. Here are some of the things that will be closed on Thursday, along with what might be open. Government offices will be shut down for Memorial Day, though law enforcement and emergency services will remain on duty. Post offices are closed and mail will not be delivered. Most trash hauling services don’t work on the holiday, so trash pick up will be delayed a day for the rest of the week. Most banks will be closed. The New York Stock Exchange and … [Read more...] about What’s open and closed on July 4th in Orange County
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By Alicia Robinson | [email protected] | The Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm | UPDATED: June 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm To celebrate reaching a milestone or finishing a big project, some people high-five each other. That familiar airborne hand slap is how hundreds of visitors to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine commemorated the opening of new walking and biking trails on Saturday, June 15. With a slight height difference, Irvine Police Sergeants Sean-Paul Crawford, left, and Bob Smith, continue the high-five chain during the Great High Five and Bosque Celebration at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The event marked the opening of the Upper Bee and Bosque nature areas and trails with an attempt to break the Guinness record for longest high-five chain. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) James Webster, 4, in red, receives a high-five as he continues the chain with his dad Chris, little brother David, 2, and … [Read more...] about New trails are open at the Orange County Great Park? High five!
By Michele Cardon | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: June 3, 2019 at 1:47 pm | UPDATED: June 3, 2019 at 1:57 pm Name: Lucia Gonzalez — Age: 17 — High school: Saddleback Valley Christian High School — GPA: 4.79 — High School Activities or Groups: Key Club, President Marching Band, Section Leader Wind Ensemble, Section Leader Nicholas Academic Centers College Bound — After Graduation/College Plans: University of Pennsylvania- Political Science major with minors in urban education and Latinx studies — Career Goal: Superintendent, Board of Education, or Non-Profit work — Parents: Vladimir Gonzalez Name: Shae Mackler — Age: 18 — High school: Saddleback Valley Christian High School — GPA: 4.1 — High School Activities or Groups: 4 yr member Varsity Cheer (Jr. and Sr. Year Captain), 4 yr member Varsity Swim (Sr Yr Captain), 4 member ASB, Link Crew, National Honor Society, Senior Homecoming Court — … [Read more...] about Photos: Orange County valedictorians for the Class of 2019
By Lorren Au | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: March 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm | UPDATED: March 18, 2019 at 10:43 am Washington Square Park is one of the best known of New York City’s 1,900 public parks having been featured in a number of films. It draws visitors including these two seeking calmness through the Chinese art of tai chi. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer) The 9/11 Memorial commemorates … [Read more...] about Here’s a first-timer’s guide to sightseeing in New York City as cheap as possible
David Klepper, Associated Press Updated 9:43 am CST, Sunday, January 13, 2019 In this April 27, 2015 photo, New York State Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, stands behind Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Peoples-Stokes and Heastie argue that thousands of black and Latino New Yorkers were unfairly targeted by police and prosecutors during decades of the war on drugs. According to Heastie, any marijuana legalization must be accompanied by the expungement of past criminal convictions for marijuana possession. less In this April 27, 2015 photo, New York State Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, stands behind Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Peoples-Stokes ... more Photo: Mike Groll, AP … [Read more...] about Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York