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Trueblood house restoration could be finished early next year

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Restoration of one of Yorba Linda’s best-known historical structures – the Trueblood house near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Lemon Drive southeast of the post office – is moving forward, with an “optimistic” completion date in the first quarter of 2020.

And negotiations are underway for the Chamber of Commerce to lease the 1,167-square-foot, city-owned Aeroplane Craftsman-style residence on a 7,362-square-foot lot as a headquarters facility for one full-time and three part-time employees.

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Then-Gov. Ronald Reagan’s racist comments about United Nations delegation revealed in taped conversation with President Richard Nixon

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Conversations taped in 1971 by President Richard Nixon and released publicly in July captured Ronald Reagan’s racist comments about African United Nations delegates and Nixon’s similar remarks in a followup conversation with his secretary of state.

In a phone call between Nixon and Reagan, a future president who at the time was governor of California, Reagan refers to the delegates as “those monkeys from those African countries” and says they’re “still uncomfortable wearing shoes.”

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Yorba Linda Middle School music director arrested on suspicion of child molestation

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Authorities arrested the music director of Yorba Linda Middle School Thursday, July 25, on suspicion of molesting a former student when she was a minor.

Deputies took Daniel Methe, 44, into custody at his home in Yorba Linda at about 9:45 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials said in a news release. He was booked on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and held in lieu of $100,000.

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Buzz Aldrin visits the Nixon Library to celebrate 50th anniversary of splashdown return from moon landing

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In 1969, President Richard Nixon made the longest long-distance call ever to talk to two astronauts on the moon. Fifty years later, the lone surviving Apollo 11 moon walker, Buzz Aldrin, came calling at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda.

Aldrin was invited to the museum for a dinner Tuesday, July 23, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s return to Earth. Before the event, he toured part of the exhibits.

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North Orange County homes sales drop 7% as countywide sales hit 5-year low

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Homebuying in Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia and Yorba Linda fell 7% as Orange County sales stalled to the slowest pace since 2014.

CoreLogic homebuying stats show May was the 10th consecutive month Orange County home sales failed to beat the pace of the year-ago period. Plus, this was the slowest-selling May countywide in five years as sales ran 13% below their historical monthly norm. Fewer buyers cut the countywide median selling price by the largest amount in seven years.

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Yorba Linda has to try again to sell its West Bastanchury property

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An agreement for a developer to buy a 13-acre city-owned property off Bastanchury Road in Yorba Linda has fallen apart.

Pacific Cascade Group was supposed to purchase the property – once expected to house a private high school – from the city for $19.2 million to build 23 single-family homes, but couldn’t secure financing for the deal, City Manager Mark Pulone said.

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Catch a movie in these north Orange County parks

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Enjoy a free movie in the park from one of these cities.

Here are the movies scheduled:

Placentia

The city’s free series runs Friday nights through Aug. 16. Movies begin at dust at the Champion Sports Park unless noted. The next few are:

  • July 19: “Boss Baby”
  • July 26: “Hotel Transylvania 3,” at Kraemer Park
  • Aug. 2: “Lego Movie 2”

Brea

Family Films in the Park continues in Brea through July 26. Movies start at dusk at the Arovista Park Amphitheater. Remaining screenings are:

  • July 19: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  • July 26: “Mary Poppins Returns”

Buena Park

The city’s free Movies Under the Stars series continues through Aug. 2. Activities begin at 6 p.m. and the screening at dusk. Remaining dates are:

  • July 19: “Incredibles 2,” at Peak Park
  • Aug. 2: “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” at Smith Murphy Park

La Habra

The city’s Movie in the Park series runs through Sept. 13. Free activities begin at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Upcoming dates are:

  • Aug. 6: “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Portola Park
  • Aug. 23: “How to Train Your Dragon 3,” El Cerrito School
  • Sept. 13: “Descpicable Me 3,” Our Lady of Guadalupe

Yorba Linda

The city’s Movies in the Park series continues through Sept. 21 at various parks. Movies start at dusk. Remaining shows are:

  • July 20: “The Lego Movie: The Second Part,” Hurless Barton Park
  • Aug. 17: “How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World ,” Travis Ranch Youth Park
  • Sept. 21: “Wonder Park,” Hurless Barton Park

Karl Vilips and William Mouw Share First-Round Lead at 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

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William Mouw and Karl Vilips, both top-50 players in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), shot rounds of 2-under-par 69 on Monday to share the lead after 18 holes of stroke play in the 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at historic Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
The pair lead by one stroke over seven players, including the 2018 runner-up, Akshay Bhatia, of Wake Forest, N.C., who at No. 4 holds the highest position in the world ranking in the 156-player field.

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Ricky Castillo, William Moll and William Mouw Share Medalist Honors at 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

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Three players – William Mouw and Ricky Castillo of California and William Moll of Houston, Texas – completed 36 holes at 4-under-par 138 to share medalist honors as the 156-player field for the 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship was trimmed for match play on Tuesday at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Sixty-five players completed 36 holes over the historic Donald Ross-designed layout at 8-over-par 150 or better. Eight players who finished at that 150 total will play off for the final seven spots in the match-play bracket on Wednesday, beginning at 7 a.m. on No. 10. The Round of 64 will also be contested on Wednesday, starting at 7:40 a.m.
After starting his round with back-to-back bogeys, Castillo, 18, of Yorba Linda, Calif., played his final 16 holes in 5 under, with 12 pars, three birdies and an eagle on the 522-yard, par-5 13th hole. Castillo, who will attend the University of Florida in the fall, was the No. 2 seed in last year’s championship at Baltusrol Golf Club and has advanced to the Round of 16 in each of the past two years.

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Democrat Congressman Gil Cisneros out-raised by Young Kim in CA-39

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Financial disclosure reports released by the Federal Election Commission showed that former State Assemblywoman Young Kim out-raised incumbent Democrat Congressman Gil Cisneros in the 2nd quarter covering April 1 to June 30.

Young Kim reported raising an impressive $401,276 and ending with a strong $381,814 cash-on-hand in her first fundraising quarter while incumbent Democrat Gil Cisneros only raised $318,085. Cisneros also reported ending his 2nd fundraising quarter with only $389,943 cash-on-hand, despite starting Q2 with $214,321 cash-on-hand.

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