Hello, Orange County! It’s me, Paula Constance, your host of the Orange County Daily. Here are all the things you need to know about what’s happening in Orange County. Today’s briefing includes:

  • Gas prices are still falling!
  • Midnight fire ends Saturday night house party.
  • Two men arrested for killing Santa Ana woman with a stray bullet.
  • Did you see the rainbow over Dana Point?

But first, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny. High: 66 Low: 44.

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Here are the top stories in Orange County today:

  1. Orange County gas prices continue to fall for the 37th consecutive day. If you’re wondering how long the price freefall will continue, Orange County Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager, explained “wholesale gasoline prices are now lower than New York, so there should be further pump price drops ahead as long as that trend holds.” The average price for gas in Orange County “dropped for the 37th consecutive day, decreasing 1 cent to $4.352.” Orange County hasn’t seen gas prices this low since Sept. 23, 2001. (NBC Southern California)
  2. A fire ended a Saturday night party just before midnight in Rossmoor. The Orange County Fire Authority in Rossmoor “received multiple calls for a fire” after smoke could be seen coming from a home in the 3100 block of Donnie Ann Road at 11:59 p.m. Saturday night. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from a “large home that was hosting a party.” Crews acted quickly to make sure everyone got out of the home safely and quickly knocked down the blaze officials said was caused by a faulty fireplace. (Orange County Fire Authority via Facebook)
  3. Two men from Orange were arrested in the shooting death of a 36-year-old woman killed by a stray bullet. The two young men were shooting at two teenagers who ran from the Santa Ana drive-by shooting, police said Sunday. The victim, Maria Del Rufugio Mora of Santa Ana, was the mother of three children. (Orange County Patch)
  4. Did you see a stunning rainbow at Dana Point on Monday? The rainy, cold weekend created perfect conditions for a bright rainbow that stretched across the sky. If you missed it, David Okun of Dana Point took this incredible photo in Capistrano Beach. Check out his photo that was selected as the Patch photo of the day! (Patch)

Today in Orange County:

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  • Read With the Dogs at Canyon Hills Branch (3:00 PM)
  • 12 Days of Craftmas: Cypress Library (3:00 PM)
  • Veterans Speak Up Celebration at Central Library for all ages (3:30 PM)
  • Holiday Craft at Euclid Branch – Anaheim Public Library – Childrens’ Programs (3:30 PM)
  • Read to a Dog – Irvine Heritage Park Library (3:30 PM)

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β€” Paula Constance

About me: Paula is a contributing writer, author, and award-winning media producer.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 and Instagram.

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