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California Chrome works out at Los Alamitos Race Course

Posted April 19, 2014 by shelley

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 intercut with mid-range side views following the colt’s workout. (Those wishing a cushy perch to cheer on […]

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Compton man convicted of human trafficking based on LBPD investigation

Posted April 19, 2014 by courtesy

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 Section was conducting a follow-up investigation in regards to a female juvenile that had been reported as a missing person. During […]

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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.
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LARC reported in talks to increase dates of thoroughbred racing

Posted April 19, 2014 by shelley

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. This year’s Fairplex Park racing dates run from Sept. 5 through 21. LARC has already scheduled Thursday to […]

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Anaheim Police to conduct DUI checkpoint on Saturday evening, April 19

Posted April 19, 2014 by courtesy

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 proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug […]

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Today’s weather forecast for Holy Saturday, April 19

Posted April 19, 2014 by courtesy

Today’s local weather forecast: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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

Posted April 18, 2014 by courtesy

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 line of work. She learned that just like police officers, police service dogs run the risk every day […]

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Public comment sought on Orange County plan to improve health

Posted April 18, 2014 by courtesy

The Orange County Health Care Agency and its partners announce a plan to help improve the health of everyone who lives, works and plays in Orange County. Orange County’s overall health fares well compared to other counties in California; the County Health Rankings ranked Orange County the 6th healthiest county in California. Despite that, issues […]

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Westminster man found guilty of special-circumstances murder of his wife

Posted April 18, 2014 by courtesy

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 of conspiracy to commit murder, and sentencing enhancements for murder for financial gain and murder to prevent testimony […]

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Multiple agency DUI saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Posted April 18, 2014 by courtesy

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 operation, which ran from 6 p.m., Sunday night, until 2 a.m., Monday morning, included officers from Long Beach Police Department, Gardena Police […]

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Some Orange County Parks to raise parking fees for Easter Sunday

Posted April 18, 2014 by courtesy

Parking fees for some regional parks will increase for Easter Sunday, April 20. Large crowds are also expected for the holiday, so please plan your trip accordingly. Parking lots fill early and additional vehicles may not be brought into parks that have reached parking capacity. Fees for April 20 will be as follows: Laguna Niguel, O’Neill, […]

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Costa Mesa woman killed while bicycling in Huntington Beach

Posted April 18, 2014 by courtesy

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 located a female bicyclist lying in the roadway and a red 2001 Chevy 1500 truck nearby. Huntington Beach Fire […]

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Three suspects arrested in 2013 Long Beach murder

Posted April 18, 2014 by courtesy

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 Ave. Officers arrived and discovered a male adult victim, lying in the roadway in the […]

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