Contra Costa Times
School Bell: Deer Valley choirs hit high notes in Anaheim
The Deer Valley High School Academy of Performing Arts' Divine Voices and Dolce Voce Show Choir hit a high note -- or two -- during a recent trip to Anaheim.
Damaged mailbox investigated in Placentia
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating how a blue collection box was damaged outside the Placentia post office at 1400 N. Kraemer Blvd. Stacia Crane, a spokeswoman for the agency, wouldn't go into details of how the box was vandalized, but she said the service has removed it.
Good Samaritan saves man hit by car in Placentia
Just in time, a Good Samaritan pulled a man who was hit by a car off the road to prevent him from being struck again.
My Mother Lode
Man gets 25 to life for 1995 Orange County killing
A man who spent 16 years on the run after beating to death his ex-lover in Orange County will spend 25 years to life in prison.
Local Hip-Hop Group Speach Impediments Recognized by City of Placentia
Accolades are nothing new for veteran rap crew Speach Impediments. They took home back-to-back OC Music Awards for "Best Hip Hop" the past two years.
Glendale looks to increase bond payment
Glendale school officials are looking to increase the current bond tax rate, charging property owners more per year, but saving more than $200 million In April 2011, voters approved the $270 million bond with a landslide 69.5% of the vote, significantly above the 55% threshold needed to pass.
Placentia condo declared unsafe by hazardous-materials team
Two condominiums were evacuated for about two hours and another was declared unsafe after a hazardous-materials team found an array of chemicals inside.
Brown's California Rebound Belied by Placentia Plight
Placentia, a Los Angeles suburb with median home prices 34 percent above the state level, is struggling for fiscal survival amid a California renaissance led by Governor Jerry Brown.