Public Safety (Page 98)

Opening Statements in the trial of People v. Woods began Thursday, February 21, 2019. Jon M. Woods, 57, Cypress, a workers’ compensation applicant attorney with an office in Signal Hill, is charged in a 37-count Information with conspiring to violate, and with violating, various insurance fraud statutes. Woods is accused …continue reading

On Monday, February 18, 2019, at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of West Burnett Street and Pacific Avenue regarding an injury traffic accident, which resulted in the death of the pedestrian. Officers located an unconscious pedestrian, a 63-year-old male resident of Long Beach, lying in the middle …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the sentencing of Prakashumar (“Kash”) Bhakta for operating a mortgage fraud scheme throughout Southern California and the Inland Empire that preyed on homeowners facing foreclosure. Today, Mr. Bhakta was sentenced to seven years and eight months in state prison. Restitution will be ordered …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for Top Ten Stories for February 10 through February 16 homicide in Cypress and Long beach, land development in Cypress, and the Queen Mary’s Scots Festival and International Highland Games. The Top Ten Stories for Top Ten Stories for February 10 through February 16 stories at Orange …continue reading

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblyman William Brough (R-Dana Point) have introduced Senate Bill 283 and Assembly Bill 551 to require law enforcement to drug test in cases of fatalities occurring within 48 hours of a traffic collision. Current state law only requires medical examiners or county coroners to …continue reading

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With coordination and support from the California Military Department, the Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter Program in Santa Ana and Fullerton is operating on a 24-hour basis beginning February 14 through Saturday morning to provide shelter and protection to the homeless community during the current and predicted rain. Due to …continue reading