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San Clemente’s 42nd annual Ocean Festival

Lariat Top Headlines - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:57am
Ocean competition raises funds for the community San Clemente hosts the 42nd annual Ocean Festival at the pier with an expected 50,000 participants and spectators of all ages on Saturday July 21 through Sunday, July 22. The goals of the non-profit organization focus on promoting water athletics, ocean safety and environmental awareness. The forecast predicts […]
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Three free jazz performances organized throughout July

Lariat Top Headlines - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:50am
Multiple musicians including, Berisford ‘Shep’ Shepherd, Tern Re and Joey Sellers collaborate to present concerts at Saddleback College Saddleback College will host three jazz concerts featuring The Saddleback College Jazz Camp students, the Saddleback College’s Big Band, the Jazz Summer Combos along with performers Berisford ‘Shep’ Shepherd, a 101 year old American jazz musician, Tern […]
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Saddleback College offers study abroad options in Oxford, England

Lariat Top Headlines - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:10pm
Oxford program presents students ability to explore cultural English landscapes for spring 2019 The study abroad program with Saddleback instructor, Suki Fisher, will hold an information session on Tuesday, July 10 at 5 p.m. in the Student Services Center’s room 212. It will distribute further information about the planned study abroad options in Oxford, England for […]
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The near-end of the bookstore era in south Orange County

Lariat Top Headlines - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 8:53pm
Paperback books replaced by devices  Mathom House Books Inc., a new and used bookstore in San Clemente, fed the minds of readers for 18 years and penned their final “el fin” to customers on July 20. The owner shared the heightened rise in Amazon buying and Kindle reading forces yet another book store closure. Chain […]
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Travel and Tourism program offering multiple classes for fall semester

Lariat Top Headlines - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 6:15pm
Instructors Charles Weghorst and Jeanne Robinson preparing students for future professions Saddleback College instructors Charles Weghorst and Jeanne Robinson will offer five travel and tourism classes during the fall semester. These classes include Introduction to the Exciting World of Travel and Tourism, European Destinations, Selling Dreams – The Travel Industry, Airline Computer Training and Advanced […]
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Maiden sailing voyage to Catalina Island

Lariat Top Headlines - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 8:35pm
Crew members build camaraderie offshore After reading the fiction book entitled Tribe, by Sebastian Junger, I finally understood the underlying idea of what tribal societies can teach our modern population about loyalty, belonging and the human quest for meaning. Junger introduces an anthropologist, Christopher Boehm, who found that high levels of the hormone oxytocin are […]
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USA Surfing championships debuts upcoming talent

Lariat Top Headlines - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:10pm
USA junior surf team trains for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games The USA junior championships held at Lower Trestles in San Clemente offers opportunities for aspiring young surfers in training for the pinnacle in the sports world, the Olympic games. Conditions for the event consisted of two to four-foot surf and rising water temperatures […]
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Indivisible organizes multiple protests through Orange County

Lariat Top Headlines - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:22am
Families Belong Together collaborates to demonstrate against the Trump administration’s family separation policy Indivisible and Families Belong Together participated together to arrange a total of eight protests or marches within Orange County to address Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Homeland Security’s zero tolerance family separation policy from June 20 through June 30. […]
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Pause for Paws Spring 2018

Lariat Top Headlines - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:41am
On Monday May 21st and Tuesday, May 22, the Orange County Society of the Prevention of Cruelty ‘Pets Are Wonderful Support’ group, will be at Saddleback College for the Pause for Paws event. Pause for Paws is to be held from 11a.m. to 1p.m. and located in front of the Learning Resource Center. Pause for […]
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Saddleback College graduate Johnny Stanton signs contract to play for NFL

Lariat Top Headlines - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:57pm
Previous Gaucho quarterback Johnny Stanton signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings last week following earlier recruitment to the east coast team’s Rookie Minicamp. The successful weekend ultimately yielded an invitation for the former Gaucho to play professionally for the NFL, but his journey from Nebraska back to California and finally on to […]
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Liane Moriarty’s ‘The Husband’s Secret’ book review

Lariat Top Headlines - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 9:54am
Another witty novel by Moriarty hits the big screen Captivated by Liane Moriarty’s best seller novel and HBO series “Big Little Lies,” readers find themselves gravitating to similar mysterious components found in “The Husband’s Secret.” Introducing the lives of three women in Sydney, Australia, readers delve into the intertwinement of characters as the book progresses. […]
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‘A Quiet Place’ is a parent’s worst nightmare

Lariat Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:38pm
As if parenting was not hard enough Most people with kids will describe the process of parenting as a “trial and error” experience. If they or their child does something wrong, you deal with it, treat it as a lesson and learn from it. It is the way of life to learn from past mistakes. John […]
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Kanye West Controversy Tweets

Lariat Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:51am
Did he go too far? According to an interview with TMZ this Tuesday Kanye West said: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years…for 400 years?,” he said. “ That sounds like a choice.” West portrays himself as a modern day warrior fighting Twitter trolls and assorted media. He tweeted that if he lived 148 […]
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US abortion clinics face surge of trespassing and blockades

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 6:30am
NEW YORK (AP) -- America's abortion clinics experienced a major upsurge in trespassing, obstruction and blockades by anti-abortion activists in 2017, according to an annual survey by an industry group....
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Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged....
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Putin's image: An inextricable part of Russian life

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00am
MOSCOW (AP) -- As Vladimir Putin begins his fourth term as Russia's president, his image is ubiquitous at home and effectively Russia's "brand" worldwide....
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Report: Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00am
Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League....
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Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00am
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She's free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes....
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Putin promises economic reforms as he takes oath of office

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:15am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin took the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday and promised to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country....
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Springsteen escorts Van Zandt in to New Jersey Hall of Fame

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:15am
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep's show....
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