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2 hrs ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Los Angeles County unemployment rate holds at 8.7 percent in March

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 8.7 percent in March, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department announced today.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA

6 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

Man who opened fire outside OC mall sentenced

A man who fired dozens of bullets outside an Orange County shopping mall the day after a deadly school shooting in Connecticut has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Newport Beach, CA

10 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

Restitution ordered over dead, dying animals

A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles at his business has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.

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Related Topix: Lake Elsinore, CA

14 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

OC man convicted of hiring hit men to murder wife

An Orange County man accused of hiring hit men to murder his wife so he could avoid a costly divorce has been convicted of murder.

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Related Topix: Westminster, CA

19 hrs ago | Patch.com

Gas Prices Steady After 13-Day Rise

BY JEFFREY SPRING City News Service The streak of increases to the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County ended today at 13 days with a decrease of two-tenths of a cent to $4.303.

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23 hrs ago | The Orange County Register

Apartment fire in Buena Park hospitalizes 1

BUENA PARK Crews on Thursday extinguished an apartment fire in Buena Park that caused $175,000 in damage and left one resident hospitalized with burn injuries.

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Related Topix: Fire, Buena Park, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBS Local

Jurors To Decide Fate Of Alleged Rapist In Bizarre 'Spiritual Cleansings'

The trial of a San Clemente man accused of sexually assaulting two women who believed his claims of being a spiritual cleanser was underway Thursday.

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Related Topix: San Clemente, CA

Los Angeles Times

O.C. woman gets 13 years for kidnapping newborn from hospital

A Garden Grove woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for posing as a nurse and kidnapping a newborn baby from a hospital after scouting several rooms looking for an infant to grab.

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Related Topix: Garden Grove, CA

CBS Local

State Senate Leader Seeks Review Of GPS Tracking

The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings.

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Related Topix: GPS, Science / Technology

City of Irvine

Fatal Traffic Accident Investigation

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE Public Information Office 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92606 724-7216 www.irvinepd.org arch 17, just after 8:00 p.m. on Main Street just west of Paseo Westpark.

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Related Topix: Irvine, CA

Patch.com

Los Alamitos High Among Most Challenging in State, Washington Post Says

It's probably no news to seniors at Los Alamitos High School, but their school is considered among the most challenging in California.

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Related Topix: California, Fountain Valley, CA, Cypress, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Patch.com

'Spiritual Cleansing' Rape Case: Suspect's Attorney Says Client Didn't Attack Anyone

By PAUL ANDERSON City News Service A 39-year-old man promised a bizarre "spiritual cleansing" ritual before raping two women on separate occasions in a Santa Ana motel, a prosecutor told jurors today, but the defendant's attorney said her client did not attack anyone.

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Related Topix: Santa Ana, CA, San Clemente, CA, Social Software

My Mother Lode

Police: Nearly 100 burglaries tied to theft ring

A statement from the Signal Hill Police Department said police were taking members of the suspected "liquor theft crew" into custody Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Signal Hill, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Patch.com

Jury Hangs in Case of Driver Accused of Killing Popular Softball Coach

Originally posted at 12:04 p.m. April 16, 2014. Edited with new details. By PAUL ANDERSON City News Service A jury deadlocked today in the trial of a woman accused of being too distracted by her cell phone while driving to avoid a rear- end freeway crash in Westminster that killed the other motorist.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Westminster, CA

The Fresno Bee

Orange County doctor investigated in OD deaths

Board spokeswoman Cassandra Hockenson tells the Orange County Register that officials are seeking to suspend or revoke the medical license of Dr. John Petraglia, a Newport Beach-based pain management specialist.

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Related Topix: Newport Beach, CA

Inside Bay Area

'Shrimp Boy' gives plea of not guilty

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.

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Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA

KNDU

Largest Chinese MICE Group Coming to Orange County, CA

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Press-Telegram

Lakewood teen caught in rip current drowns near Sunset Beach

SUNSET BEACH >> A Lakewood man drowned in the ocean after being caught in a powerful rip current near Sunset Beach, authorities said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sunset Beach, CA, Lakewood, CA, Huntington Beach, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

Pair accused of killing

Two sex offenders charged with killing four women faced a judge for the first time Tuesday, while police canvassed Orange County streets known for prostitution for information about a fifth victim who has not yet been identified.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Riverside County, CA

Patch.com

San Clemente Man to Go on Trial for 'Spiritual Cleansing' Rapes

A 39-year-old San Clemente man will go on trial Wednesday, facing charges that he raped two women during a bizarre "spiritual cleansing" ritual in a Santa Ana motel room that involved raw eggs.

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Related Topix: San Clemente, CA, Santa Ana, CA, State Prisons, Prison

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