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Trump has a real Russia problem

By Carl M. Cannon In the homestretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, I attended a Donald Trump rally in Loudoun County, Va. The campaign had ticketed some 4,000 people for a venue that comfortably fit about 350, meaning that most waited in long lines in the hot sun for a candidate they wouldn’t see. Talking…

A day for honor, reverence, remembrance

By Orange County Register Editorial Board Honor, reverence and remembrance. Those are the true purposes of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is about remembering those who died for our freedom. That’s it, pure and simple. It’s not the same as Veterans Day. That holiday is in November and rightly celebrates and honors all, living and dead,…

Hard to remove the politics from the snitch scandal

By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — There are few politicians who have been on the receiving end of my sharp pen more often than county supervisor and former Assemblyman Todd Spitzer. If you don’t believe me, ask Todd. I’ve taken him to task repeatedly for increasing county pensions, his closeness to police unions, his citizens’ arrest…

Don’t forget the meaning of Memorial Day

By Chase Wickersham Memorial Day has become a company holiday, an excuse for a three day weekend, an opportunity for retail sales promotions and the beginning of the summer season. We have forgotten what it is all about. Unfortunately, with less than 1 percent of the population in the military and the total number of…

Letters: Just the facts

By Letters to the Editor Re: “Is it time to start talking about impeachment?” [Opinion, May 25]: I certainly would not want Erwin Chemerinsky to be a judge in a case in which I was involved. He would already have his verdict before any sworn factual testimony or evidence was introduced. — Arnold Gregg, Anaheim…

On deck: Cubs at Dodgers, Sunday, 1 p.m.

By Joey Kaufman Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SNLA (where available), MLB Network (out of market only) THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (7-2, 2.01 ERA) vs. Cubs: 5-3, 2.18 (eight starts) at Dodger Stadium: 74-30, 1.99 (142 starts) Hates to face: Anthony Rizzo, 5 for 16 (.313), 2 HR Loves to face: Jason Heyward, 0…

Casa Romantica summer exhibit to blend art and horticulture

By Fred Swegles Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is set to unveil its summer exhibit, a marriage of art and horticulture. Designed by Britain’s Rebecca Louise Law, it utilizes some 8,000 blooms grown locally. They will be suspended from the ceilings of Casa Romantica’s art gallery, with space for guests to walk among the…