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Fullerton (and Brea) Fire Chief ‘Wolf’ Knabe always has been a man of two hats

In late April 1992, when the Los Angeles riots erupted, a 32-year-old reserve police officer with the LAPD was sent out to help quell the rapidly escalating violence. The next day, that same officer...

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Tustin Police find closure in cold-case homicide

Tustin police waited more than 20 years and traveled nearly 900 miles for this. Then-detective Ryan Coe and Reserve Det. Bruce Williams knocked on the door of the Oregon residence and announced...

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Wildfire Awareness Week, May 3-9: The heat is on, and firefighters are gearing up

It’s approaching 90 degrees on a freakishly warm afternoon in mid-February. Wearing turnouts and carrying supplies including personal emergency shelters, a dozen firefighters from three agencies...

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VIDEO: Anaheim Fire & Rescue personnel urge Anaheim Ducks to douse the competition

While training, Anaheim Fire & Rescue firefighters took a moment to cheer on their home team in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Click on video above to see them urge the Anaheim Ducks to douse the...

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Kids and fathers in Adventure Guides program get behind-the-scenes tour of Fullerton PD

The youngster cracked wise. “Is Sgt. Joe Friday back there?” No, for the record, he isn’t. But nice try. Fun --- mixed with a lot of learning --- was on the agenda last week when more than...

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Fullerton cops, firefighters preach value of teamwork in city’s first Team Kids program

“How many of you have been told you’re too little to do something?” A sea of tiny hands shoots up. “How about that you’re too young?” They shoot up again. The students at Rolling...

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Huntington Beach horse program teaches life skills, inspires change for at-risk youth

“How many of you have tried drugs or alcohol?” “Does wine count as alcohol?” asks one of the 6th graders. “Yes,” Carole Harris tells the student. More than half the group of 10...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue prepares for Wildfire Awareness Week, invites public to May 2 event

The big, furry guy stood out in the council chambers. But Smokey Bear’s appearance April 21 at the Anaheim City Council was timely and important. With the state still gripped in an ominous...

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The bad guys had vanished with a family’s life possessions – until she showed up for work

The bad guys were in the process of divvying up their ill-gotten gains. Within a few minutes, they would be in the wind --- hiding from the law after stealing the entire household belongings of a...

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Law enforcement symposium shines spotlight on issue of interacting with the mentally ill

The cops and other public service professionals settled into their seats to watch a full-length feature film, but this was no funfest at the local cinema. The subject of the movie was dark as night,...

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