Irvine is No. 5 Best U.S. City for Soccer Moms and Dads; Which OC Cities Cracked the Top 20?

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Who do I listen to, my coach or my mom?

Irvine has been named the fifth best place in the country for soccer moms (and dads), which shouldn't surprise anyone who has had a kid on a club team from elsewhere in Orange County. Seems like they were always playing games in Irvine or against a team from there. A couple other OC cities cracked the Top 20 in the NerdWallet rankings; can you guess which ones?

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Skate Legend, San Clemente Resident Jay Adams Passes Away in Mexico

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Photo by John Gilhooley
Adams at the 2013 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Awards in Anaheim

Skateboarding legend and San Clemente resident Jay Adams passed away today from an apparent heart attack while surfing in Mexico, according to this manager.

He was 53.

Adams grew up in Venice and Santa Monica, where he began surfing at an early age and was eventually introduced to skateboarding by surfers who would frequent Jeff Ho Surf Shop and Zephyr Productions. a local surf shop. He joined the Zephyr Surf Team, which would eventually become a skateboarding team.

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Did HBPD Go Overboard in Enforcing the U.S. Open of Surfing?

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John Gilhooley
The only alcohol at the U.S. Open.

As previously reported in our 2014 U.S. Open of Surfing cover story, Huntington Beach significantly scaled back the event, barring music, alcohol, vendors and side activities while upping police manpower and enforcement--changes that reflect an overall attempt to clean up downtown. Now that the event is over, it's clear that the Huntington Beach Police Department took the effort to heart.


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Teen Allegedly Makes Threats Before U.S. Open of Surfing Begins; 45 78 Weekend Arrests

See the update at the bottom of Page 2 upping the number of arrests downtown during the U.S. Open of Surfing's opening weekend.

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Illustration by Luke McGarry; cover design by Dustin Ames/OC Weekly

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 28, 6:31 A.M.: It's unclear if a 16-year-old boy took our "Surf Bros Must Die" cover story literally, but Huntington Beach Police accuse him of making credible threats against the U.S. Open of Surfing via social media before a search of his home produced a handgun and a shotgun.

The alleged threats were posted Thursday, the kid was booked into juvie Friday night, the nine-day event opened Saturday morning and by Sunday night police had made more than 45 78 more arrests, mostly for booze-related offenses. [See update!]

But no riots. So far ...

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Former Superman vs. Former Superstud: Dean Cain and Matt Leinart Trade Barbs

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ABC
Dean Cain: from Superman to life on the D list?

Dean Cain, who played Superman on the ABC series Lois & Clark in the 1990s, told TMZ Sports that Johnny Manziel should be careful about running with the Hollywood crowd because he wouldn't want to end up out of the NFL like Matt Leinart. Guess who took the Twitter after that?

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Daniel Pohl Was Electrocuted While Working for Mission Viejo High School Football Booster

See Update No. 2 at the end of this post about who the late Daniel Pohl was working for at Mission Viejo High School. Update No. 1 identified Pohl as the deceased.

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Photos by Kevin Warn
A responder travels by bucket to investigate electrocution at Mission Viejo High School

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 18, 9:44 A.M.: A man in his early 20s was electrocuted and a second was badly shocked during a construction accident at Mission Viejo High School Thursday afternoon.

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LA KISS Finishes Inaugural Season a Winner (in Attendance Only)

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Cover design by Dustin Aimes; photo by Rickett & Sones
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LA KISS, the Arena Football League team that played home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim, proved to be a winner in its first season.

In attendance anyway.

In actual wins on the field? Not so much.

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Chuck Patterson, Legendary OC Waterman, Trades Board for Skis Off Maui: Video

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Mike Waltze Films
I know global climate change is causing glaciers to melt, but this is ridiculous!

There's an unusual video that went up on YouTube last week of a San Clemente athlete skiing last winter. So what's so unusual about that? Well, consider the athlete was legendary waterman Chuck Patterson and his "slopes" were more like melted ice.

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Ronnie Gamez, South County Girls Club Soccer Coach, Gets 270 Days for Sex with Teen Girl

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Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
Parents discovered sexed-up text messages between their daughter and 27-year-old Ronnie Gamez.

A South County coach for girls club soccer teams pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl and was immediately sentenced to 270 days in jail.

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4th and Loud, Reality Show on Inaugural LA KISS Arena Football Season, Kicks Off Aug. 5

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Ironically, 4th and Loud will not debut on the "all-KISS, all-the-time KISS Network" that "Gene Simmons" promoted on The Howard Stern Show in 2003.

AMC announced Wednesday that 4th and Loud, a docu-series following the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team that plays home games at the Honda Center, premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5.

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