Good morning, everybody. It’s me, Paula Constance, your host of the Orange County Daily — back in your inbox with the most important things happening in O.C.today. In today’s issue, you’ll read about these stories and more:

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But first, today’s weather:

Warm with plenty of sunshine. High: 90 Low: 69.

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Here are the top stories today in Orange County:

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  1. In a class action lawsuit, car owners are suing Kia, Hyundai In Orange County for “Security Failures.” The lawsuit alleges that the Orange County-based company “failed to install technology to thwart car thieves” after a viral TikTok video “exposed a vulnerability that they allege caused a wave of thefts. Kia has headquarters in Irvine and Hyundai is based in the United States out of Fountain Valley. (City News Service)
  2. Speaking of car issues, Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million cars that can cause persons fingers to be pinched in the window. Tesla reported the problem with the automatic window reversal system in the recalled vehicles to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration via a letter Wednesday. Tesla said they would perform “an over-the-air software update” to fix the problem. When a window closes without the proper automatic reversing system, there’s “a risk of injury, the NHTSA said, The recall includes some 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles. (USA Today)
  3. What are best Mexican restaurants in Orange County in 2022? If you love Mexican food, you may say “all of them,” but here are the O.C. Register’s Best of Orange County top choices for 2022: 1. Avila’s El Ranchito in multiple locations, including Costa Mesa, Orange, San Clemente and Huntington Beach; 2. Rodrigo’s Mexican Grill, with multiple locations, including Orange, Huntington Beach and Laguna Hill; and 3. Blue Agave Southwest Grill in Yorba Linda. (OC Register)

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Today in Orange County:

  • Native American Day – Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce .(All Day)
  • Painting Class: Water Lily Zen – Sherman Library & Gardens. (10 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Orange County Fire Authority: “🔥Training for the real thing, and the real thing happened! ” (Orange County Fire Authority via Facebook)
  • SoCal Field Trips: “Welcome the return of internationally acclaimed Lightscape at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden from Nov. 11, 2022 through Jan. 8, 2023.” (SoCal Field Trips via Instagram)
  • Orange County Register: “Some of the 51 countries represented in the International Surfing Association’s World Surfing Games are landlocked, far from the ocean.” (Orange County Register via Facebook)
  • Orange County Guide and OC events: “A musical celebration of coco at Plaza de la familia, Disney California adventure. Make sure to download the Disney app for more information and time for their performance.” (Orange County Guide and OC events via Instagram)
  • Goodwill of Orange County: “Share the news! We are hosting a #HiringEvent this Friday at our Brea store location.” (Goodwill of Orange County via Facebook)

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Paula Constance

About me: Paula is a contributing writer, author, and award-winning media producer. She is committed to media projects that empower, engage, and help make the world a better place. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking or watching fireflies in the sultry moments before sunset. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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