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VIDEO: Two Cars Crushed When Carport Collapses at Apartment Complex

A moving truck crashed into a carport in Mission Viejo today, causing the structure to collapse onto five cars but injuring no one, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Mission Viejo, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Wave

Collision topples carport, crushing two cars

MISSION VIEJO Two cars parked in a carport at an apartment complex were crushed Saturday when a U-Haul van caused the structure to collapse.

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Examiner.com

'Lebowski Fest' to descend on L.A. again

The Los Angeles-area festival is a celebration of the 1998 Coen brothers' comedy, "The Big Lebowski."

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Jeff Bridges, Fountain Valley, CA

The Orange County Register

Attic fire causes $115,000 damage to Tustin home

TUSTIN An electrical failure is to blame for an attic fire that caused about $115,000 in damage to a Tustin home Saturday morning, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Tustin, CA

The Press-Enterprise

PECHANGA: Experience Chocolate Decadence tonight, April 18

Pechanga pastry chef Frania Mendivil, is in charge of this year's Chocolate Decadence event April 18. in Temecula, April,01, 2014.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, Baked Goods, Bread, Potatoes, Vegetables

The Wave

Deputy honored after shooting suspect in knife attack

Safely report tips on criminal activity by contacting Orange County Crime Stoppers at the website, occrimestoppers.org, or by calling 855-847-6227.

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Related Topix: Laguna Niguel, CA

Los Angeles Times

Man who fired gun 54 times at Fashion Island gets 12 years in prison

A 42-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to firing a Glock more than 50 times at the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Newport Beach, CA, Garden Grove, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA

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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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

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