Monthly Archives: April 2015

PHOTOS: New Water Consumers in a Drought

New homes in Rancho Mission Viejo back up against dry hillsides in unincorporated south Orange County. The neighborhood sits near the corner of Antonio Parkway and Ortega Highway in south of Ladera Ranch. With more than 40,000 new homes now in the pipeline — and a projected 150,000 new homes expected to be built by 2040 — many Orange County residents are asking where the water will come from for a projected growth spurt bigger than the population of Anaheim. Some residents are calling for a moratorium on homebuilding — in Orange County and elsewhere in California.

PHOTOS: Scenes from a Vietnamese Market

PHOTOS: The Gentleman’s Truck

Jim Ellis with his 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup through his Aliso Viejo Neighborhood.

Ellis’ said his 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier was sold as, “The gentleman’s truck” and conceived as a stylish vehicle that combined passenger car design with truck practicality

“I think the biggest thing that attracted me to it was not only is it a gorgeous vehicle, but also its rarity,” Ellis says of the truck he purchased 2 1/2 years ago after seeing it for sale at the Cruisin’ for a Cure car show at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

TIME LAPSE: Angels Baseball Home Opener


This time lapse video is a look at opening day at Angel Stadium condensed to two minutes. I mounted one camera in the TV box behind home plate and another camera on top of the video board in right field. The rest of the angles were shot o as I roamed the stadium with camera and a tripod.

PHOTOS: City’s Deal with the Drought

Cities in south Orange County are dealing with California’s drought in different ways. Some are replacing public green areas with drought-tolerant plants, some are repiping areas with recycled water and some are banning car washing, except at professional car wash businesses.

PHOTO: Fun Lunch at GRIPS

Davis Elementary school kids, Belinda Morales, left, Eva Hernandez, Mariela Morales and Melanie Palacios, right, share a laugh over In-N-Out during during a two-day Gang Prevention and Intervention Partnership (GRIP) camp at Centennial Regional Park on Monday. The camp is for at-risk kids who police and the district attorney are trying to keep out of the gang life. The GRIP camps are part of the larger anti-gang efforts, which authorities say go beyond enforcement tactics such as the much-debated gang injunctions.

Davis Elementary school kids, Belinda Morales, left, Eva Hernandez, Mariela Morales and Melanie Palacios, right, share a laugh over In-N-Out during during a two-day Gang Prevention and Intervention Partnership (GRIP) camp at Centennial Regional Park on Monday. The camp is for at-risk kids who police and the district attorney are trying to keep out of the gang life. The GRIP camps are part of the larger anti-gang efforts, which authorities say go beyond enforcement tactics such as the much-debated gang injunctions.