By Brad A. Johnson | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 22, 2019 at 11:02 am | UPDATED: August 23, 2019 at 9:10 am Didn’t win the lottery? Don’t stress. You can still eat very well for $20 or less. Southern fried chicken, Chinese noodle soup, incredible tacos, burgers, Chettinad-style Indian curries and Greek-style grilled octopus… These are my favorite places for cheap eats in 2019. Anjappar 13882 Newport Ave., Tustin, 714-486-2116, anjapparoc.com One sip of the Chettinad-style mutton soup and it will become clear very quickly that this Indian restaurant is the real deal. The menu can be overwhelming and somewhat confusing, but just relax and eat. Get the chicken 65, a Southern Indian-style chicken marinated in yogurt and chilies. Get a curry, maybe the sukka varuval. Get the crab roast. And whatever you do, get a dosa — and try not to be shocked by its length. Anjappar is a Chettinad-style Indian restaurant in Tustin (Photo by Brad … [Read more...] about The top 10 places for cheap eats in Orange County for 2019
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By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 19, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: August 19, 2019 at 6:01 am Families don’t get much more staunchly Democratic than the one that raised Arianna Barrios. So it was no surprise that in 2008, when she made an unsuccessful bid for a board seat with Orange Unified School District, she was registered as a Democrat. Then Barrios married a staunch Republican, which challenged her worldview. And she opened her own public relations, which sparked frustration with regulations that pushed her “a little more to the right.” But the Orange native said she also didn’t agree with a trend where she saw both major political parties gravitating toward the “furthest fringe element” to win elections. “I’m a fiscal conservative but a social liberal. I just felt very left behind.” Barrios decided to leave the Democratic Party and join the growing number of residents locally, … [Read more...] about Could GOP slip to No. 3 in Orange County?
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 6, 2019 at 12:03 pm | UPDATED: August 6, 2019 at 12:03 pm Orange County, a region once associated with John Birch, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, is about to be home to more Democrats than Republicans. At midnight, Aug. 6, the Registrar of Voters posted daily tracking figures showing just nine fewer registered Democrats than Republicans in Orange County, 547,385 vs. 547,394. Given that local Democrat registrations recently have outpaced Republicans by 50 to 100 a day, the flip is expected to become official the Registrar posts new numbers later today. The switch, which will mark the first time Democrats have outnumbered Republicans in the county since a short-lived swap in 1978, following the Watergate scandal, is the latest step in a political and cultural shift that’s been underway for years. As Orange County has become more racially, ethnically and economically diverse, the Republican party has … [Read more...] about Democrats about to outnumber Republicans in Orange County
By Jordan Graham | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm | UPDATED: January 7, 2019 at 7:59 pm Outgoing Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, left, swears in Don Barnes, with his wife Marilyn, during a ceremony at the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy in Tustin on Monday, January 7, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) District Attorney-Elect Todd Spitzer, left, is joined by his daughter Lauren, center, as former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, John A. Arguelles, right, administers the Oath of Office in a swearing-in ceremony in Chapman University’s Memorial Hall in Orange on Monday, January 7, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDeputy Dan McNamee with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Color Guard, gets ready for the swearing in ceremony of Don Barnes in Tustin on Monday, January 7, 2019. (Photo by Mindy … [Read more...] about Todd Spitzer sworn in as Orange County district attorney, Don Barnes as sheriff, in law enforcement leadership shakeup
By Todd Harmonson | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 6:46 am | UPDATED: December 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm Orange County is loaded with influencers, from people who are determined to end homelessness to billionaire philanthropists and perhaps the best two-way baseball player since Babe Ruth. The Orange County Register again has selected the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County, and some of the choices will be exactly who you’d expect. Others, however, will surprise and maybe even delight. And, yes, we know there are many incredibly influential people who did not make the list for 2018. It’s not that they suddenly lost influence or did anything wrong. We try to spotlight people who help us understand the year and we try to mix in new faces. Let’s put it this way: Mike Trout has been influential every year for the Angels, but this time he did not make the list. Shohei Ohtani, however, did. So did some people you never … [Read more...] about Most Influential 2018: Meet the top 100 influencers in Orange County