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OCSD teams with United Way to expose Garden Grove high school students to career paths

The rumbling of the helicopter blades slicing through the morning air reverberated throughout the classroom. “We’re not under attack,” Sheriff Don Barnes assured the three-dozen high school...

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Pasadena police officer retires after 35 years of living her purpose

  Tracey Ibarra spent 35 years of her life in law enforcement, the past 31 with Pasadena PD, and brought the same level of enthusiasm to the job during the days leading up to her retirement...

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Veteran officer from Central California joins La Habra force

La Habra’s friendly community and smaller police department were major draws for Officer Yvonne Viramontes, a recent addition to the La Habra Police Department. “Everybody says ‘hi’ to you...

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Pasadena Police Officer of the Year isn’t a police officer

  Michelle White doesn’t always like to talk about her accomplishments. If you ask her about her role at the Pasadena Police Department, she ends up talking about a new program that...

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Loved ones, comrades in fire service celebrate the life of Garden Grove Fire Chief Tom Schultz

To his three children, Tom Schultz stressed accountability, responsibility, and selflessness as the keys to a meaningful life. Schultz employed these same principals in his own life, whether it was...

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Public Safety Couples Resiliency Day to offer tools for first responders and their loved ones

Today, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Officer Thom Spratt and his wife, Nancy, are going to a Dierks Bentley concert in Ontario. But keeping their marriage rumbling along smoothly like a twangy...

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Veteran OC Register journalist and screenwriter debuts new ‘Crime Beat’ podcast

Keith Sharon has a story to tell. That’s no surprise, since he’s been telling stories for nearly four decades as a journalist, screenwriter, and, now, podcaster. The veteran Orange County...

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Pasadena Police Department set to open museum to share its history

An 88-year old gun belt and holster is displayed on a table in an upstairs office at the Pasadena Police Department. Laid out alongside it are old pair of handcuffs, a set of brass knuckles –...

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Outreach, shelter beds help Anaheim police help homeless

First, families stopped visiting the park. Then residents became vigilant when using the library, checking the bathrooms before letting children enter. They changed their walking routes,...

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Orange County public safety agencies, led by OC Sheriff's Department, launch Text-to-911

Orange County public safety leaders announced Wednesday the launch of a Text-to-911 system, a service expected to have a big impact on the way police, fire, and EMS personnel respond to...

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