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A former top-level Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) executive was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for lying to the FBI about a lucrative job offer he secretly solicited and agreed to accept in exchange for providing “guarantees” of additional LADWP contract money to a lawyer …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for April 24 through April 30 included murder, fraud, extortion, drugs, and motel conversions. Top Ten Stories for April 24 through April 30 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): LBPD arrest three subjects in connection with …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for February 20 through February 26 include Huntington Beach Police helicopter crash, a Lakewood vigil, and a Long Beach murder. Top Ten Stories for 20 through February 26 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Official press …continue reading

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A Black man was simply crossing the street in Santa Cruz, California, on July 5, 2020, when Ole Hougen attacked him with a knife while yelling vile slurs. With detailed accounts from witnesses, Santa Cruz police officers flagged that the assault may have been motivated by bias. Soon after, Santa …continue reading

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Longtime politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and the former dean of the School of Social Work at a university in Southern California were indicted today on federal corruption charges that allege a bribery scheme in which a Ridley-Thomas relative received substantial benefits from the university in exchange for Ridley-Thomas supporting county contracts …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for September 26 through October 02 include an arrest in Seal Beach, a safety zone in Huntington Beach, and an OC scam. Top Ten Stories for September 26 through October 02 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and …continue reading

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A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest of Richard Ayvazyan and Marietta Terabelian, both wanted for violating their pretrial release in Los Angeles, California. On October 20, 2020, Ayvazyan and Terabelian were charged federally by the United States District Court …continue reading