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Swim: Wednesday’s leaderboard

By Dan Albano BOYS SWIMMING Crestview League FOOTHILL 115, ESPERANZA 55 BREA OLINDA 112, VILLA PARK 58 Orange Coast League LAGUNA BEACH 132, SADDLEBACK 32 COSTA MESA 122, ESTANCIA 48 Pacific Coast League UNIVERSITY 115, IRVINE 55 NORTHWOOD 105, CdM 65 WOODBRIDGE 112, BECKMAN 58 Nonleague ALISO NIGUEL 87, LAGUNA HILLS 83 200-yard medley relay…

Six OVSD schools join 2016 Honor Roll School list

By courtesy The Ocean View School District is pleased to announce that six schools have been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as six of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll School. Schools selected are: Circle [READ MORE HERE]…

David Baldacci’s ‘The Fix’ is a compelling puzzler

By Jeff Ayers “The Fix,” the latest in David Baldacci’s series featuring Detective Amos Decker — the man who cannot forget anything — is a compelling puzzler. Baldacci has the ability to tell a story that at first glance seems simple, but quickly becomes complex. Decker and his team are outside FBI headquarters when [READ…

30-year mortgage rates at 4.03% after small increase

By Jeff Lazerson What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. Rate News Summary From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate broke the 4 percent barrier, rising 6 basis points and landing at 4.03 percent. The 15-year fixed also was up a bit, averaging…

Doug Bowers named new CEO of Banc of California in Santa Ana

By Hannah Madans Doug Bowers has been named president and chief executive officer of the troubled Santa Ana-based Banc of California, the company said Thursday. Hugh Boyle, who took the interim role after the departure of CEO Steven Sugarman, will return to his role as chief risk officer. Bowers previously served as president and CEO…

Cycle into Bike Month with OCTA

By courtesy Improve your health, help the environment and cut the costs of driving by hopping on a bicycle to celebrate Bike Month with the Orange County Transportation Authority. National Bike Month encourages cyclists of all ages to go outside to ride their bikes to school, work or around town. Pledge to ride [READ MORE…

Share your family story with the hills community

By Sharon Hlapcich A Tell Your Story event is being sponsored by the Canyon Hills and East Anaheim branches of the Anaheim Public Library. This is a chance to share the special This is a chance to share the special stories of your families’ origin. Participants are encouraged to choose a picture of some object…

Former treasurer for Congressman’s election committee sentenced to one year in jail for embezzling over $300,000 from campaign funds and separate employer

By courtesy A former volunteer treasurer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s re-election committee was sentenced to one year in county jail today for embezzling over $300,000 from campaign funds and his place of employment at the time. Defendant Jack Wenpo Wu, 46, Newport Beach Charges Pleaded guilty on Jan. 17, 2017, to: 21 felony counts of…