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1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

Alameda: A farewell to schools Superintendent Kirsten Vital

With her time as superintendent of Alameda public schools winding down, friends, fellow administrators and city officials gathered Tuesday to say goodbye to Kirsten Vital and to wish her well.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA, Education Etc.

6 hrs ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

La Habra police identify woman found dead in bushes

LA HABRA >> Police have identified a woman found dead by a man walking his dog Monday as 58-year-old Emma Posadas-Espinoza.

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Related Topix: La Habra, CA, Lompoc, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Orange County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Banks and SBA by Illegally Obtaining Commercial Loans

An Orange County businessman has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a series of fraud schemes that include one in which he worked with his criminal defense attorney to fraudulently apply for millions of dollars in loans backed by the Small Business Administration .

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Small Business, Personal Finance, Laguna Niguel, CA

Laguna News Post

Fire destroys boat off Newport Beach; couple, dog rescued

A fire burned a boat off Newport Beach on Wednesday afternoon, as a couple and their dog were rescued by a passing vessel, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Newport Beach, CA

Patch.com

O.C. Financial Consultant Gets 15 Years for Killing Teacher

An Orange County financial consultant was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for the killing of a Russian-born Los Angeles elementary school teacher who was defrauded out of several hundred thousand dollars in a complex money laundering scheme.

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Related Topix: Huntington Beach, CA

San Diego CityBEAT

The Aquabats are saving the world

"I am a role model. I am the greatest martial artist on the planet," the actor and standup comic tells Zach Braff means well.

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Related Topix: The Aquabats, Ska, Pop/Rock, Adam West

Holtville Tribune

Coto de Caza Man Pleads Guilty in Investment Schemes that Bilked Physicians and Dentists

An Orange County man pleaded guilty to defrauding dozens of doctors and others of more than $2 million in separate schemes that promised large returns on investments in the medical and dental fields.

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Related Topix: Coto de Caza, CA, Dentistry, Irvine, CA

Los Angeles Times

Women kicked victim's head in O.C. nightclub beating, prosecutor says

Suspects Vanesa Tapia Zavala, left, and Candace Marie Brito at a preliminary hearing in the beating death of Kim Pham outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

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Related Topix: Santa Ana, CA, Westminster, CA

The Current

Four charged with running loan modification scam

Four people are facing conspiracy and fraud charges for what authorities described as an Orange County-based loan modification scam targeting distressed homeowners.

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Patch.com

Man Robs Ladera AM/PM While Accomplice Distracts Witness, an Off-Duty Officer

A PJ bottom-clad armed robber hit a Ladera Ranch mini-mart Monday while an accomplice managed to distract a potential witness who ended up being an off-duty police officer, officials said today.

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Related Topix: Ladera Ranch, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Patch.com

'If He Couldn't Have Her No One Could,' Says Prosecutor About Murder Suspect

By PAUL ANDERSON City News Service The proof that a 55-year-old man murdered his roommate because "if he couldn't have her no one could" lies in his online searches for information on the time it takes for a body to decompose and the location of the victim's grave in Modjeska Canyon, a prosecutor told jurors today.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Huntington Beach Independent

Beekeeper starts a buzz at the OC Fair

The queen bee can be seen with green dot on her head in a see-through bee hive at the Orange County Bee Keepers Association tent at the OC Fair on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey, Newport Beach, CA

The Orange County Register

D.A. says deputy justified in deadly shooting of knife-wielding man

But the sequence of events detailed in the District Attorney's nine-page report alleges Zion ambushed deputies with a knife when they responded to a Laguna Niguel condo, and stabbed sheriff's Deputy Juan Lopez multiple times on the ground.

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Related Topix: Laguna Niguel, CA

Business Journal

Southland gas prices continue to drop

It just so happens that for Los Angeles, 13 is a lucky number. Last Friday marked the 13th time in 14 days that the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline fell.

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The Wave

Graffiti draws more police patrols at Iglesia Park

ALISO VIEJO Police in Aliso Viejo are keeping a more watchful eye on Iglesia Park after a recent increase in graffiti.

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Related Topix: Aliso Viejo, CA

The Wave

CASA holds inaugural 5K run/walk

LAGUNA HILLS CASA of Orange County, which links children with special court-appointed advocates, held its inaugural 5K run/walk Saturday in Laguna Hills to raise money for its programs.

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Related Topix: Laguna Hills, CA

GlobeSt.com

Beachwear Company Consolidates Locations

Last chance to save $50. Early Bird pricing ends July 25. Register for RealShare ORANGE COUNTY on August 21 at Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center.

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Related Topix: Buena Park, CA, Cypress, CA

WHTQ-FM Orlando

#6: Hail to the King

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Avenged Sevenfold, Huntington Beach, CA, Metal, Metallica

The Wave

Editorial: Explore all options for vet cemetery

When it comes to something as important as honoring our veterans in their final places of rest, it has to be done right.

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Related Topix: San Juan Capistrano, CA, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Los Angeles Times

O.C. man accused of planning to join terror group pleads not guilty

A 20-year-old Orange County man who is accused of wanting to help an Islamic terrorist group in Syria pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts related to passport fraud.

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Related Topix: Terrorism

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