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Pancake breakfast, free toys highlight Fullerton PD's Adopt a Family program

Isabella climbed onto Santa’s lap and asked for a doll that drinks, walks, eats — and cries. The second grader’s dad passed away unexpectedly two months ago. “It’s been rough,” said...

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Annual 'Spark of Love' drive: You still have time to drop off gifts for needy children

Toys, bikes and sports equipment --- enough to fill the equivalent of 31 Orange County Transportation Agency buses. That was the generous haul collected Friday, Dec. 18 during the annual “Spark of...

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Reporter’s notebook: BTB takes on simunitions training with Westminster PD

My gun fell out. Crap. I don’t think that’s supposed to happen.  “Well that’s not a good sign,” Westminster PD Sgt. Kevin MacCormick told me as he slid into the passenger seat of the...

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Kids learn eggciting lesson about importance of using helmets from Anaheim Fire & Rescue

The woman dropped a raw egg on the concrete. Splat. She then dropped an egg encased in protective foam and other material. The egg remained intact. Marty De Sollar, external affairs manager at...

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Family, friends and Fullerton PD come together to shower love on ailing 6-year-old

No mother should ever have to experience what Jaime King is going through. Earlier this year, her youngest daughter, 6-year-old Katherine “Katie” King, began having vision and hearing problems....

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La Habra PD and Target partner to give deserving kids shopping spree

Not on a Saturday. That was 16-year-old Monique Garcia’s first thought when her parents told her she’d have to wake up extra early on Dec. 12. The Sonora High School student works hard —...

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Burn survivors enjoy Christmas spirit with firefighters, hospital staffers at annual party

He thought it was a sandbox. Jordin Madera had just turned 2 when, three years go, he and his family hit the sands of Huntington Beach to celebrate Mother’s Day. Little Jordan spotted the sand in...

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Children treated to dinner, Target spree during Fullerton PD’s Shop With a Cop

The 8-year-old girl had a question. “Am I going to go with a police boy or a police girl?” Yusra Khan said she preferred a girl cop. “Because they’re fancier,” she explained. Yusra got...

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Westminster PD opens doors to new training facility and gun range

Westminster police last week opened a new facility expected to serve as a state-of-the-art center for agencies across Orange County to train and collaborate. Nearly 20 local, county and state law...

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El Pollo Loco serial burglary suspects dubbed 'Ocean's 11' crew for array of tools, weapons

They look nothing like George Clooney or Brad Pitt. But two career criminals who recently were nabbed on suspicion of 33 brazen burglaries of El Pollo Loco eateries throughout Southern California,...

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