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OCSD honors GRIP students who conquered Thanksgiving dinner incentive challenge

One by one, to enthusiastic applause, the elementary school students bounded up to the front of the multipurpose room to claim their prize: A complete Thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of Ralphs/Food 4...

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Tustin Police Chief leaves legacy of compassionate policing after 27-year career

Tustin Police Chief Charles Celano didn’t expect to have a law enforcement career. He certainly didn’t predict that he would love policing, and the community of Tustin, enough to stay 27...

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Westminster police partner with Special Olympics at Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser

Slowing through the Westminster Dunkin’ Donuts drive-through on a recent early morning, a woman in a brownish-gold SUV said amicably through her open window to the group standing...

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Loved ones celebrate life of Costa Mesa Fire Captain Mike Kreza

LAKE FOREST Mike Kreza was a man who put his wife and three daughters above everything, a man who would rush from work to be on time for his daughter’s soccer games. He volunteered backstage at...

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Anaheim Confidential tells dramatic tale of search for homeless killer

The riveting story of an Orange County police effort to track down and arrest a serial killer who targeted homeless men was the centerpiece of this year’s Anaheim Confidential fundraiser. The...

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DUI death in La Habra underscores importance of safe driving

Joseph Quezada was his family's protector. Even at a young age, he never let barriers impede his inner call to help others, particularly his siblings. His sister, Ashley, likes to tell a story...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: November 15

On this week's Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, we mourn with La Habra Police Department the passing of comfort K9 Emerson, attend a local memorial service for a former Orange Police Explorer who...

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Pasadena police dispatcher seeks help for family who lost everything in Paradise fire

For 13 years, Pasadena Police Dispatcher Rachel Johnson has understood how to handle a critical call. But on Thursday, November 8, just a few hours after she arrived home from her graveyard shift...

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'We're making entry,' the officers said as they entered the Borderline Bar & Grill

Seems I’ve written a lot about mass shootings in the United States over the last few years, and it’s getting old. I don’t have a lot of answers because as long as there are evil people intent...

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Forensic scientists from OC Crime Lab show Girl Scouts the role science plays in crime fighting

Close to 500 Girl Scouts, many perhaps future scientists, mathematicians, and engineers went hands-on as they explored a wide range of careers at the Girl Scouts of Orange County STEM Consortium at...

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