‘I thought one of my buddies was playing a prank on me’: How Chris Sale began grooming young Jason Groome

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Chris Sale had reached the iron-pumping portion of his offseason workout. So, the Boston Red Sox ace figured he would get started by reaching for one of the heaviest weights at his feet. “Oh, no,” said Rick Lademann, Sale’s longtime strength coach, “that one goes on Big Boy’s bar.” . [READ MORE HERE]

Orange County Latinos want desal water now

By Cathy Green, Antonio Gonzalez The Orange County Water District’s mission is to provide the 2.4 million people it serves with a reliable, adequate, high-quality water supply at the lowest reasonable cost in an environmentally responsible manner. Because of its dependence on climate-challenged, heavily regulated imported water, OCWD’s policy is to develop new local and…

Santa Ana mayor touts record business licenses, new building projects in State of the City address

By Jessica Kwong Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido speaks at the 20th annual State of the City Breakfast held Wednesday morning, August 9, 2017, at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) California State Senator Janet Nguyen takes a group selfie photo with, from back left: Ruben Smith, Michele Martinez,…