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These former Goodwill employees quietly keep things humming at O.C. Fire Authority

They know countless firefighters by name, and the firefighters know them: four employees of the Orange County Fire Authority who diligently go about their work behind the scenes, performing key tasks...

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Rally rolls through Orange County fire stations to help burn survivors

A smiling Bill Jensen told the guys around the picnic table “lunch is on me.” Everybody laughed, because everybody got the joke. Jensen was one of the reasons Anaheim Fire & Rescue Station 3...

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Cars, Cops and Coffee makes for great Saturday morning conversation outside Tustin PD

Engines were purring and coffee was pouring April 29 for the first Cars, Cops and Coffee event at the Tustin Police Department. Porsches pulled in next to old Ford pickups. A Nash was there. A 1939...

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In 50 years of change, one thing that hasn’t – a police recruit’s heart

To become a police officer in Orange County in 1967, a recruit likely would enroll in the Orange County Peace Officers Training Academy and six weeks later, he’d be sworn in and on patrol. Times...

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Fullerton PD arrests six in narcotics seizure spurred by anonymous tip

Following an anonymous tip that led to an investigation and surveillance, the Fullerton PD arrested six people May 11 in the 200 block of W. Sante Fe Avenue and 200 block of Orangefair Avenue for...

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In the event of a school incident, the first place to go is your local police agency's Twitter feed

Last month, a friend of mine was at work when she received a text message from her son: “The school is on lockdown. There’s a guy with a gun on campus and the police are searching for...

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Westminster PD rookie officer talks freeway jumper off 405 Freeway overpass

Standing on the overpass above the 405 Freeway in Westminster, faced with the very real possibility of a man jumping to his death in front of him, Officer Abel Jimenez’s training kicked in. Keep...

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Anaheim parents honored for their volunteer roles in anti-gang GRIP program

Anaheim’s Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership, commonly known as GRIP, targets children in fourth through eighth grades in Anaheim elementary schools who are at risk of being drawn into...

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Tustin PD arrests suspect in afternoon robberies of Citibank, Bank of the West

The Tustin PD has arrested a suspect in two bank robberies that occurred within minutes of each other Tuesday afternoon. Robert Peter Thomas, 48, last known address San Francisco, was booked for the...

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Former BMX racing celebs put brakes on crime as members of OCSD bike patrol team

Watching Sgt. Stu Thomsen and Deputy Rob Miranda perform various maneuvers on their Safariland police-issued mountain bikes at the park adjacent to Yorba Linda Police Services, it’s easy to imagine...

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