Will Josh Hamilton and Wife Katie Get Really Real on Real Housewives of Orange County?

Josh and Katie Hamilton (left) attended Heather Dubrow's hoe-down party that celebrated the building of a new home and was featured on last season's Real Housewives of Orange County.
It's way down on Josh Hamilton's list of priorities--he's recovering from an injury, facing a possible suspension from pro baseball for relapsing with cocaine and alcohol and hearing friends urge him to retire--but one unresolved question is what will this do to the budding reality television careers of Josh and Katie Hamilton?

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Dwayne Jordan Richardson, High School Girls Basketball Coach, Busted for Sexual Misconduct

Categories: Crime-iny

Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
Dwayne Jordan Richardson was released after making his $100,000 bail.
A teenager has been arrested for doing what teenagers do: hook up with one another. The problem for Dwayne Jordan Richardson is that at 19 he's an adult, his alleged victims are two female high school students who are minors and as a high school basketball coach he's in a position of authority. On Wednesday, the Villa Park High School resource officer obtained information about alleged sexual misconduct by Richardson, a "walk-on" girls' basketball coach at the school but not a teacher there, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock, the Orange County sheriff's spokesman.

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Dress Up for Disneyland's Dapper Day This Sunday

Categories: Dishney

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You fancy, huh?

Ladies, dig up your grandma's vintage sunglasses and high-rise pencil skirts. Men, get groomed and put on your best bow-tie. It's time to bring Sunday's best to Dapper Day this Sunday on March 1, which will fill Disneyland with old-timey fashionistas once more.

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Chapman University Settles Donation Dispute with 98-year-old Philanthropist and His Wife

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Chapman President James Doti and Catherine and James Emmi are all smiles again.
UPDATE NO. 2, FEB. 26, 9:03 A.M.: Chapman University and a Corona del Mar philanthropist and his wife have settled their dispute over a $12 million donation to the private institution in Orange, and they have issued the joint statement that follows that will be their only comment on the matter.

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Police Catch Suspected Cal State Fullerton Groper in the Act of Slapping Ass

Fullerton police
Undercover cops arrested Jose Alfredo Gradilla-Cuevas Tuesday night for slapping a woman's butt near Cal State Fullerton before running away.

Fullerton police stepped up surveillance of the 21-year-old La Habra man after at least seven reported sexual assaults occurred since August, including two incidents last month that prompted an anti-rape culture protest on campus.

Sergeant Kathryn Hamel told the Orange County Register that the majority of victims are CSUF students. The accused serial groper is suspected of those crimes as well as others far from the college.

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Arturo Alfred Torres of Bounty Wars Fame Popped for Alleged Embezzlement of $18,000

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Art Torres (center) with two of his fellow Bounty Wars cast members.
A bounty hunter who was featured on the Discovery Channel reality show Bounty Wars was arrested Wednesday for allegedly embezzling more than $18,000 in a bail-bond transaction, the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) announced.

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Samer Samir Ibrahim Faces Charges of Abuse for Leaving German Shepherd to Chew Off Leg

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
Rocky was adopted by a couple in San Diego.
A 23-year-old Westminster man is scheduled to be arraigned this morning for alleged animal abuse due to his 11-month-old German shepherd becoming entangled in the backyard and chewing off part of his own leg to break free.

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Medical Board Cites Author-Anesthesiologist Barry L. Friedberg for Negligence, Dishonesty

Categories: Doctor's Orders

Two websites present very different pictures of anesthesiologist Dr. Barry Friedberg.

DrBarryFriedberg.com touts that he has been a board-certified anesthesiologist for more than three decades, the author of Getting Over Going Under: 5 Things you Must Know before Anesthesia and the creator of something known as The Friedberg Method of Goldilocks Anesthesia.

The Medical Board of California website uses such words as "negligence," "incompetence" and "dishonesty" in association with Friedberg.

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Erica Melissa Alonso Was Target of Restraining Order in the Weeks Before She Went Missing

Categories: Breaking News

A fund has been started to publicize Erica Alonso's disappearance.
UPDATE NO. 3, FEB. 26, 5:30 A.M.: Erica Melissa Alonso was the subject of a restraining order to stay away from her ex-boyfriend, an order that was only lifted about a week before he became the last known person to see the missing 27-year-old woman, according to authorities.

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Eddie Bravo Became a Jiu Jitsu Legend with One Win. Can His Fighting Style Now Conquer MMA?

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Bravo, left

A shirtless Eddie Bravo stood on one end of the jiu jitsu mat inside the Ginásio do Ibirapuera sports arena in São Paulo, Brazil, stared straight ahead, then walked toward his destiny.

It was May 17, 2003, the quarterfinal match in the 66-kilogram division of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championship, one of the biggest challenges of its kind. Fans had gathered to cheer on masters of jiu jitsu, judo, wrestling and other grappling arts in a rare interdisciplinary tournament, a real-life Bloodsport. Bravo had turned 33 two days earlier, and this was his present: his first international professional tournament; his first matches on foreign soil; and a hostile crowd rooting for the guy across the mat from him, three-time defending champion Royler Gracie, scion of the family who essentially created Brazilian jiu jitsu. No member of the clan had ever lost to an American, certainly not in a competition broadcast on national television. Certainly not to an undersized Mexican kid from Santa Ana.

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