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Andrew Bynum apologizes for blasting Barea

Andrew Bynum called his flagrant foul on Dallas’ J.J. Barea “terrible” and offered an extended apology – repeatedly – for what he did in the fourth quarter of Game 4. Bynum said: “I’m just glad he wasn’t seriously injured,” said Bynum, who said he realized the wrongness of what he did, including his removal of his jersey as he exited the court, once he saw the replay.

Odom says he’ll be starting in Artest’s place

Lamar Odom told reporters he would be the starting small forward in place of suspended Ron Artest against Dallas on Friday night. Odom said Thursday: “I haven’t played small forward in a couple years … but I’ll adjust and try to impact the game.”


Facebook most hated social media site

Facebook is the most hated of online social, search and news sites, according to the newly released annual e-business report by American Customer Satisfaction Index and ForeSee Results, a customer experience analytics firm. Here’s the new ratings (click on the chart for a larger view): The survey measures customer satisfaction of companies involved in social media, Internet search and news.


G4 takes late ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn’s ‘Proving Ground’ off schedule |

Jun 20 2011 03:05 PM ET Ryan Dunn was “just starting to break out on his own. Everyone was really proud of him.” That’s how Philadelphia morning talk show host Preston Elliot, who co-hosts 93.3 WMMR’s The Preston and Steve Show – which Dunn and his Jackass cohorts, many of whom hail from the region, often visited – is reflecting on the late star.


European-inspired Tustin bistro to close

Updated 1:25 p.m. with comments from owner Black Sheep Bistro, a longtime favorite fine dining establishment in Tustin, is closing its European-inspired restaurant. In a recent memo to diners, the bistro’s owners – Rick & Diana Boufford – said they are selling the 21-year-old restaurant.


Disneyland allows guests to sleep in Haunted Mansion

Four brave souls are scheduled to spend the night in Disneyland‘s chamber with no windows and no doors. Disneyland is permitting guests to sleep in the Haunted Mansion for what is believed to be the first time as part of the ride’s 40th anniversary.

Badly decomposed body may be that of missing woman

News: Badly decomposed body may be that of missing woman | body, walters, amormino, park, missing, authorities, behind, home, investigators, wednesday

Man posts bail after stadium shooting; brother still in hospital

Police: Off-duty officer shot man, brother after they hit him with bottles. By DENISSE SALAZAR and JON CASSIDY / The Orange County Register ANAHEIM – One of two brothers who was shot and injured by an off-duty Anaheim police officer posted bail shortly after being booked in connection with the confrontation in the Angel Stadium parking lot, police said.Jose Velazquez, 22, of Ontario, was released about 4:30 p.m.

Coyote attacks terrier, dog bites back

News: Coyote attacks terrier, dog bites back | coyote, christensen, ronnie, terrier, wife, rossmoor, until, backyard, dogs, animal

Man found at bottom of swimming pool dies

Caller reported finding a man at the bottom of the pool. By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ / The Orange County Register SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – A man who was found at the bottom of a pool this morning died after he was taken to a hospital, authorities said.

Noxious fumes force building evacuation

By SEAN EMERY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER NEWPORT BEACH – Portions of an office building near Fashion Island were evacuated and eight people were taken to a hospital after noxious fumes were reported Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Sprinkles on Wheels: cupcake van coming to O.C.

Forget Kogi Korean BBQ taco trucks. Bring on the cupcake van. Sprinkles Cupcakes launched its first mobile cupcake van on Monday, serving 500 cupcakes in Los Angeles. Once its cupcake-shop-on-wheels experiment gets off the ground in L.A., the Beverly Hills-based chain said its next stop will be Orange County.

81-year-old Placentia newlywed missing

Police are looking for an 81-year-old Placentia man who has gone missing just a month after marrying a childhood sweetheart after 59 years apart. Robert Harrod, called Bob by his friends and family, disappeared just two days before he was to be reunited with his new wife after two weeks apart.

Tiger, Sandra, Scarlett: Check out breakups of 2010

As if we all haven’t heard about this split enough… one more time for good measure. Tiger Woods cheated. He cheated a lot. He announced he is getting help for sex addiction, apparently the same disease Jesse James went to rehab for. Reports of Woods’ infidelity surfaced in late 2009 and the couple officially ended it this year.

55 connector reopened after crash

The incident was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 11:30 a.m. and blocked the car-pool lane at MacArthur. By ALEJANDRA MOLINA and SEAN EMERY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER COSTA MESA – The southbound 55 connector to the northbound I-405 car-pool lane has reopened, hours after a Chrysler crashed into a metal guardrail.

Pictures: H.B. pier gets lit to help at-risk youth

14th annual Light a Light of Love is benefit for Huntington Beach Youth Shelters. Hundreds huddled under umbrellas Sunday night to watch the pier light up with more than 80 blue snowflakes.

H.B. Sharkeez closing early to deter DUIs

Baja Sharkeez will kick off a program to deter drunken driving, which includes closing early and not accepting new customers after 1 a.m., company officials reported Thursday. A state investigation into the number of drunken driving arrests coming from Sharkeez has prompted the owners to start their own DUI prevention program that they hope will lead the effort to prevent drinking and driving in downtown, according to the plan.

Trial set for former H.B. officer accused of rape

James Roberts III will stand trial beginning April 11. By JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The former Huntington Beach police officer charged with raping and sodomizing his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend will head to a jury trial in April, according to court records. James Roberts III will see another pretrial hearing Feb.


Police: H.B. man attacked by Spanish-speaking robbers

Two robbers took $5 and cell phone from victim, who told police he couldn’t understand what they were telling him. By JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER HUNTINGTON BEACH – Police are investigating a report from a man who said he was robbed of his cell phone and $5 while walking home.

Thousands protest proposed cuts to programs for disabled

An estimated 2,000 people converged at the Huntington Beach pier Tuesday to protest a state proposal to slash $750 million from programs that serve the developmentally disabled. Some of Orange County’s special needs community and their supporters stood with signs chanting, “No more cuts!” as they solicited honks from passing cars.

Readers’ top politics blog posts of 2010

Readers’ top politics blog posts of 2010: Readers flocked to the Register’s Total Buzz blog for breaking news, absurd politics, and insider details. More from Martin Wisckol – The Buzz

Parents: Loss of boy, 8, brought community together

WESTMINSTER – He was the “little rascal” who, according to this mother, was going to be a politician or a con artist, depending on whether he got caught or not. But Andrew “AJ” Brumback’s life was cut short way before his mother, Debbie Brumback, could see her prediction fulfilled.

H.B. triplets star in Hewlett Packard commercial

HUNTINGTON BEACH-Unless you fast forward through commercials, chances are you’ve seen this one – the song will get stuck in your head and the baby will make you giggle. The Hewlett Packard ePrint commercial featuring the catchy tune “Brand New Key” and the rosy-cheeked, curly-haired baby zooming through landscapes in his walker features local talent.

Surf City’s Montgomery Ward is gone

News: Montgomery Ward is going down (pictures) | down, ward, montgomery, department, store, costco, bella, terra, retail, mervyn’s, mall, building, torn, demolition, beach, huntington

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H.B. school trustees won’t talk health

The two nurses who sit on the Huntington Beach Union High School District board won’t be speaking publicly about the allegations made by former school nurse Sherri Bartosiewski Klein . Klein was fired in January after two weeks at Edison High, after reporting (only internally at first) on practices she deemed unsafe and in violation of industry standards.

O.C. huskies set to take on Idaho dog-sled race

Spectators in the snows of Ashton, Idaho, at the longest-running dog-sledding race in the lower 48 states are about to see something they might not expect. Two of the teams in the race Friday and Saturday are novices from Orange County, a place not known for snow.

Win tickets to H.B. wine tasting event

By JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The Huntington Harbour Yacht Club is hosting its Wine Knot wine tasting and food sampling event to benefit the Huntington Beach Sailing Foundation. The event will include wineries from Sonoma Valley, Paso Robles and Temecula, among others.

Hologram bracelets are wristy business

When Barbara MacIsaac puts on her black hologram wristband every morning, she feels like she’s just loaded a pack of batteries. “I can’t really even explain it,” said MacIsaac, a restaurant owner from San Juan Capistrano. “I just have this energy level that I’ve never had before.

The 10 best baby commercials ever

See the top 10 videos of baby commercials, including the Huntington Beach triplets from the Hewlett Packard ePrint commercial.

Surf City shop showcases nudes for charity today

The wire mesh is molded by hand until it takes the form of a naked woman; she has no face, no arms and no legs. When light shines through the spaces between the metal that makes up her torso, a shadow appears on the wall behind it, creating something Huntington Beach boutique owner Diane Silverstein calls “fascinating and beautiful.”