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Police, fire rally around girl with brain cancer

Doctors gave Adela Jauregui, 11, the devastating news a few weeks ago: she needed emergency surgery right away. The little girl who has suffered with brain cancer for nearly a decade refused to miss...

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After four decades on the job, she still finds it hard to retire

Irma Ashe was 23 when she took her mother’s advice. “She told me to get a government job,” Ashe said. More than four decades later, Ashe is still working the same job. After 39 years at the...

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‘You save lives,’ crash victim writes in emotional letter to HB police

Krystin Olson knows she owes her life today to others -- many, many others. It was 25 years ago this summer that she nearly burned to death after a driver speeding up Beach Boulevard collided into...

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HBPD surpasses 20K ‘likes’ on Facebook 

The Huntington Beach Police Department hit a milestone last month - 20,000 “likes” on its Facebook page. Social media has become a useful crime-fighting tool that is changing the way police...

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Junior Cadets set record with 414 graduates

More than 1,900 proud parents, siblings, family members and friends crowded into the Anaheim Convention Center Friday night to pay tribute to the largest graduating class of Junior Cadets in the...

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Lieutenant recalls effort to rescue ‘Sparky’ the Sea Lion

Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitch O’Brien was working as the watch commander around midnight when the calls started coming - a sea lion was in distress on the beach. “The report was the poor...

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Anaheim’s 20-year investment in youth paying off

Retired Anaheim Police Department Capt. Joe Vargas is the new president of the board of directors of Cops 4 Kids. He has a long history with organization – in fact, in 1992, he founded it with Sgt....

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Anaheim’s vice squad rescues 380 sex workers

The FBI published a bulletin last year about a new approach to fighting human trafficking. Authored by an Anaheim Police lieutenant, the bulletin declared, “human sex trafficking victims equate to...

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K9 Bruno, five others earn APD Distinguished Service awards

K9 Bruno isn’t the only star at the Anaheim Police Department. The recently retired K9 officer – who made international news after being shot while searching for an armed gang member – was...

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Teacher gets standing ovation for saving students from intruder

The man burst into a Nicolas Junior High School classroom, screamed “get down” and, after crawling around, grabbed a student’s leg. Recognizing the potential danger, teacher Robyn Clemente...

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