TimesOC: Linda McMahon’s fight to enter Washington

** http://www.latimes.com/ ———————————————————— ** http://www.latimes.com/local/orangecounty/ ———————————————————— Send to a Friend (mailto:?subject=TimesOC: Linda McMahon’s fight to enter Washington&body=http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f089ecc9238c5ee13b8e5f471&id=22c5a4675d&e=2522ea46b6) | View in browser (http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f089ecc9238c5ee13b8e5f471&id=22c5a4675d&e=2522ea46b6) Good morning. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 25. Here’s what’s been happening in O.C.: ** TOP STORY ———————————————————— Linda McMahon, shown in November, testified at her confirmation hearing Tuesday about her suitability to the head the Small Business Administration. (Albin Lohr-Jones / European Pressphoto Agency) From the wrestling ring to the White House: Linda McMahon’s fight to enter Washington Linda McMahon was hardly dressed for a wrestling match that day back in 1999, when she marched into a ring in Anaheim to face wrestling megastar Triple H. Triple H was a beefy wrestler, McMahon was one of the World Wrestling Federation’s top executives. It’s all acting, scripted by writers, but that doesn’t matter, because the crowd loves it. The profitable mayhem of professional wrestling would eventually pave Linda McMahon’s path to head the Small Business Administration, one of the top business posts in President Trump’s administration. Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-linda-mcmahon-20170109-story.html) ** AROUND THE COUNTY ———————————————————— Female officer breaks a glass ceiling in Huntington Beach Ever since she was a kid, Kelly Rodriguez was guided by a major principle: She doesn’t like people who prey on the weak. That value led Rodriguez, 50, to a career as a police officer and her being named the first female captain in the history of the Huntington Beach Police Department on Dec. 31. Out of the department’s 217 officers, 11 are women, according to one of them, police spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt. Rodriguez is the only woman with a rank above officer. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-kelly-rodriguez-20170120-story.html) ADVERTISEMENT blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d" >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=194251&sz=300×250&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d" >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=49864&sz=116×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d" >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=96523&sz=69×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d ** ENTERTAINMENT ———————————————————— Katey Sagal plans to rock the house at Don the Beachcomber Katey Sagal is well-known as the sarcastic, lazy housewife Peg Bundy on television’s “Married… with Children." Success continued when she veered dramatically into the role of the ruthless matriarch of a biker gang on “Sons of Anarchy." Now she has a new band, Katey Sagal and the Reluctant Apostles, which is set to perform Jan. 27 at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach. Weekend (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/tn-wknd-et-0122-katey-sagal-20170121-story.html) ** THEATER ———————————————————— Call him Ishmael’s stage creator: David Catlin’s reimagined ‘Moby-Dick’ comes to Costa Mesa David Catlin still remembers recoiling from the thought of reading “Moby-Dick." It wasn’t until he was enrolled in an American literature class at Northwestern University that a professor made it clear: The Herman Melville masterpiece was not optional. Thirty years later, Catlin took on the challenge of re-creating for the stage a whale tale as spectacular and powerful as the novel. The result: “Moby Dick," an approximately two-hour production by Chicago’s renowned Lookingglass Theatre Company, which is making its West Coast premiere at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. Weekend (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/tn-wknd-et-0122-moby-dick-20170121-story.html) On Theater: ‘Matilda’ is high-voltage kid stuff “Young people, like my 10-year-old granddaughter, who saw the show with me Thursday, will especially be enthralled with “Matilda the Musical," the tuneful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s story, now in residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts,” writes Daily Pilot theater critic Tom Titus. Weekend (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/tn-wknd-et-0122-titus-20170121-story.html) ** CLASSICAL MUSIC ———————————————————— Review: Itzhak Perlman does his thing: easy delights for comfortable listening During the grandest deluge that some Southern California cities have seen in years, Itzhak Perlman drew a capacity audience to Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Sunday to listen to him do essentially the same thing he’s been doing for decades. Nothing wrong with that. Other classical musicians might learn a thing or two from the 71-year-old Perlman, still one of the biggest stars in an art form that could use a few more. Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-itzhak-perlman-review-20170123-story.html) ADVERTISEMENT blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d" >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=211270&sz=300×250&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d" >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=49864&sz=116×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d" >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=96523&sz=69×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=22c5a4675d ** FOOD ———————————————————— Tustin tiki bar is less tiki and more ‘kitschy eclectic’ The same restaurateur who brought California Shabu Shabu, the Iron Press, the Blind Rabbit and Shuck Oyster Bar to Orange County has opened Hatch, a not-your-typical tiki restaurant tucked behind the Auld Dubliner Irish pub at the District’s Union Market in Tustin. With gourmet sliders, craft beer selections from local breweries (such as the Bruery in Placentia and Noble Ale Works in Anaheim) and tropical cocktails on its menu, Hatch has a variety of options aside from drinks with little umbrellas in them. Weekend (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/tn-wknd-et-0122-hatch-20170121-story.html) ** HEALTH & WELLNESS ———————————————————— Yoga video star wants to help students find inner peace “Just five more breaths," says the yoga teacher to students as they fit themselves into a position perpendicular to the floor. “Bring your hands to your heart," he says. “That’s it — you’re almost there." Tim Senesi, a 32-year-old, toned and cheerful leader, is teaching poses and breathing techniques designed to quiet the mind to a full vinyasa flow during a Tuesday morning class at YogaWorks in Laguna Beach. And there’s a reason Senesi’s class is packed to capacity. 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