Gilbert Arenas is Welcomed Back to OC Fair to Win Even More Stuffed Animals: Update

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UPDATE, JULY 28, 1:25 P.M.: Gilbert Arenas is invited back to the Orange County Fair any time and yes, that includes to play its 15 basketball shooting games that won the former NBA star his booty shown above, according to a fair officials.

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Jenna Jameson Sues for Half of Tito Ortiz's Huntington Harbour House of Home Wrecking

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Jenna Jameson takes a hammer to a surveillance camera in the kitchen of the Huntington Harbour home she shared with Tito Ortiz and their two twin boys.
The source of mirth, merriment and headlines for years, the Huntington Harbour home of MMA champ Tito Ortiz is back in the news again, as his ex-girlfriend and baby momma Jenna Jameson of your jerk-off dreams' fame is suing to get her name on the ownership title.

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Raymond William Henry II Allegedly Had Images of Naked Girls Ages 11-13 on His iPad

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An iPad left in a car rental led to the arrest of Raymond William Henry II.
A Trabuco Hills High School track coach is scheduled to be arraigned this morning for allegedly keeping on his iPad numerous photos of minor girls wearing Mustangs uniforms while engaged in track and field activities as well as images of naked females ranging in age from 11-13, according to deputies. Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) members and Orange County Sheriff's Department Special Victims Unit (SVU) investigators arrested Raymond Williams Henry II, 57, of Laguna Niguel, on suspicion of child pornography possession Friday.

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Aussie Rules Football Tries to Score Big in the American Market

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If ever you encounter - on a morning walk through an Orange County park, let's say - a large group of big men wearing short shorts and matching outfits, kicking and punching a football-esque ball around and tackling each other, often violently, make no mistake: you haven't somehow magically found yourself in Australia. No, Australian Rules Football ('Footie,' as it's called down under) is alive and thriving in Orange County, and indeed across the United States. The Orange County chapter of the United States Australian Football League are nicknamed The Bombers, and they were founded in 1997 by a group of ex-patriot Australians looking to bring a slice of home to Southern California. OC Weekly recently sat down with some members of the Bombers to learn more about the sport and its place in Orange County.

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Jasmine Singh, the "Punjabi Punisher", is Your Friendly Neighborhood Boxing Barista

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Jasmine Singh of Anaheim is an Olympic hopeful for the 2016 games in Rio.

When Jasmine Singh was 16, she decided to try boxing.

She'd seen it on TV, and she always liked it, so Singh figured it was as good of a way as any to get in shape and learn some self-defense.

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Ezequiel Barragan, Teacher Accused of Sex with 13-Year-Old Boy, is OC Democratic Delegate

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The U.S. Postal Service tipped local authorities to Ezequiel "Zeke" Barragan.
UPDATE NO. 2, MAY 6, 11:55 A.M.: With the speed used on a personal-account email regarding Benghazi, Hillary Clinton should purge any grip and grin photos she may have with current Democratic Party delegates from South Orange County. That's because Ezequiel Barragan, the Dana Hills High School Spanish teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy he met while serving as a courtroom advocate for the child, was elected in January a Democrat delegate for 2015-16 from the 73rd Assembly District covering Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Dana Point.

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[VIDEO] Hanging Out with Emerson Etem of the Anaheim Ducks

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Etem Gets Ready

At 22 years old, Emerson Etem is proving to be an up-and-coming-player for the Anaheim Ducks. And, he's a Long Beach boy. We caught up with him during a practice session to talk about how he got his start in hockey, his favorite spots in OC, and why he thinks it's a great sport to watch.


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Emerson Etem Is the Anaheim Ducks' Future in More Ways Than the Obvious

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By Daniel Kohn

Any member of the Anaheim Ducks could've been easily forgiven if they had skipped the optional noontime practice at Anaheim ICE a couple of Saturdays ago. The team had just returned that morning, landing at John Wayne Airport at 2:15 a.m., following a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild that ended a three-game losing streak. But, in a telling metaphor for the Ducks' season, which has had them leading the Pacific Division and in the running for the Presidents' Trophy as the top team in the NHL, most of the players showed up to the ice rink for practice without complaint--with joy, even, following the big win.

The players breezed through drills, brimming with confidence. They were crisp and spry, the atmosphere loose. Jokes flowed freely on the sidelines; on the ice, an unspoken urgency led everyone along, given their next game would be against potential playoff opponent Nashville Predators.

Near the end of the practice, the team went through 3-on-3 drills using only a fraction of the ice, designed to test reflexes and gumption. After a quick back-and-forth battle between the orange/black and white sides, the darker colors lead with seconds remaining. But Long Beach native Emerson Etem changed that. With a timely shot, right winger and former first-round draft pick for the Ducks tied up the mock game by weaving past a defender and firing a quick shot past goalie John Gibson.

"Emmer!" shouted his teammates, patting the 22-year-old on his helmet as he confidently skated past the goalie. Though the dark team ultimately won the scrimmage in overtime--with intersquad bragging rights for the day--everyone was in good spirits.

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Tito Ortiz on Respect and His Now-Peaceful Family Life

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Tito Ortiz just wants respect and love from his fans.

You may think you know Tito Ortiz from his legendary MMA bouts, or possibly from his infamous split with Jenna Jameson, but that's not what the current Tito Ortiz is all about.

At this point, Ortiz's legacy in MMA is secure. He could never step into a cage again and still go down as one of the most important fighters of all time. What he wants now (aside from feeling a championship belt around his waist one more time) is to continue on the path he's been on for the last couple of years.

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Black Belt Doctor Mark Dearing on Bringing a Scientific Angle to Saving Jiu-Jitsu

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Dearing is one of the only people to combine the science of education with the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

For as long as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has been around, students have continuously sought to find new ways to improve their skills and rise through the ranks under the tutelage of their professors.

Unfortunately for many BJJ students, exactly what it takes to transform from a white belt to a black belt (with stops at blue, purple and brown in between) isn't clear. There's no set curriculum at most BJJ schools and MMA gyms, it's entirely up to the instructor to determine when the students are "ready" for a promotion.

Dr. Mark Dearing, a Huntington Beach-based black belt in BJJ who recently finished his doctorate in Educational Leadership at USC, hopes to change that about the sport, and much more.

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