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Anaheim Police to enforce and educate against distracted driving

As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Anaheim Police Department will be joining with over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol in a month long “zero tolera...
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Construction preparing for the installation of a new signal on Katella Ave. in front of Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC). Photo courtesy of LAMC.

Katella Avenue to lose lanes to construction starting Monday morning, April 21

Drivers who normally travel through Los Alamitos via Katella Ave. will want to use alternate routes starting Monday morning, April 21. After completion of underground foundation work for installation of a new traffic signal, co...
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California Chrome works out at Los Alamitos Race Course

TVG provides a jockey’s-eye view of a workout by Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome at Los Alamitos Race Course (LARC) — “jockey cam” is hard to watch if you’re prone to motion sickness, but the onboard view is...
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Compton man convicted of human trafficking based on LBPD investigation

A defendant recently charged with multiple charges relating to human sex trafficking has been convicted and is now facing multiple years in prison. In March 2012, the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Youth Services S...
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A race horse works out on the completed track expansion at Los Alamitos Race Course. Photo courtesy of Los Alamitos Race Course.

LARC reported in talks to increase dates of thoroughbred racing

Two publications have now reported that Los Alamitos Race Course (LARC) is talking with Barretts Sales and Racing at the Los Angeles County Fair to purchase the Fairplex September racing dates and bring them to Orange County. T...
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Anaheim Police to conduct DUI checkpoint on Saturday evening, April 19

Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on April 19, 2014, at Euclid St. and La Palma Ave. between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a p...
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Front row: Veronica Gomez and Garden Grove K-9 dog Strauss. Back row: Garden Grove Police Officer Vanessa Brodeur (Veronica’s big sister) and Master Officer Omar Perez, Strauss' handler. Courtesy photo.

Girl Scout Silver Project raises money for Garden Grove K-9 vest

Last Summer, Veronica Gomez, a 12-year-old resident of Garden Grove, saw a program on television covering police service dogs and the need to obtain bullet-proof vests for these dogs to help keep them safe in their dangerous li...
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Westminster man found guilty of special-circumstances murder of his wife

A husband was convicted yesterday of the 2004 solicitation-murder of his wife. Magdi Faiz Girgis, 61, Westminster, was found guilty by a jury April 17, 2014, of one felony count of special circumstances murder, one felony count...
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Multiple agency DUI saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section in cooperation with the “Avoid the 100” multiple agency DUI Task Force conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol throughout Long Beach. The operati...
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Safely dispose of old prescription drugs at National Drug Take-Back Day

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine. This ...
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Costa Mesa woman killed while bicycling in Huntington Beach

On Wednesday, April 16, at about 8:15 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department responded to the area of Adams Ave. and Ranger Lane regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Arriving officers...
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Three suspects arrested in 2013 Long Beach murder

Three suspects have been arrested and charged in connection to a 2013 murder. On April 28, 2013, at approximately 3 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a report of gunshots heard in the area of Spaulding St. and Junipero...
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Cypress Police to take part in National Drug Take-Back Day

Got Drugs?  Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 26, 2014. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than 7 million America...
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Garden Grove woman convicted of stealing newborn

A woman was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in state prison for kidnapping a newborn baby from Garden Grove Medical Center after searching multiple hospital rooms in two different hospitals for a baby to steal. Gris...
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