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Don’t be alarmed, but fire marshal calling it a career after 23 years with ‘excellent’ agency

Jeff Lutz sat in a popular Anaheim restaurant waiting for his check. “Are you thinking about the light in that exit sign that is out?” he asked his lunch companions, pointing to the sign in the...

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Sweet idea: Elementary school kids bake up goodies for local heroes at Garden Grove PD

Two-dozen kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove stayed after school at Post Elementary the other day to decorate holiday cards and cookies for some local celebrities. “I believe you...

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Westminster and Fountain Valley police bring holiday cheer to area children

Christmas came early for 10-year-old Jose Guerrero. The Meairs Elementary School fourth grader and about 40 other underprivileged children, ages 8 to 13, spent Saturday morning at Walmart in...

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A pleasant diversion: In CSP program, at-risk teens cook meals for families with sick kids

Noah never really got into any trouble. A junior at Esperanza High in Anaheim, he runs cross country. And pulls in mostly As and Bs. Then, a couple of months ago, he got busted giving someone a...

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Anaheim PD treats 55 needy children to shopping spree at annual Shop With a Cop

Even before the sun rose Monday, Dec. 7, Santa Claus was ringing bells and shaking hands, Anaheim police officers were dressed in full uniform and 55 red carts lined up in front of Target like the...

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Fullerton officers step up, provide helping hands by assembling HomeAid O.C. care kits

From his first day on the force 19 years ago, Officer Randy Richards of the Fullerton Police Department has had a singular mission: to help those in need. As he has grown older, the 58-year-old has...

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A little girl, a hospital room, and those who stayed beside her 24/7 as she slipped away

Editor's note: The name and age of the girl and the hospital, as well as other details, were not disclosed for privacy reasons. The writer is a volunteer with TIP Orange County. *** “Toy Story...

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Anaheim’s new deputy chief, Dan Cahill, puts on white hat for Act II of his policing career

Dan Cahill wasn’t wearing a white cowboy hat when he joined the Anaheim PD a couple of months ago, but it would have been fitting. The veteran O.C. cop, who built up a sterling reputation as an...

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Tustin PD brings Santa to town

While many families must brave holiday mall crowds to get an annual photo with Santa Claus, children in Tustin simply have to walk out their front door. The Tustin Police Department’s annual...

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Inside the Academy: Meet Tustin PD's recruits

What does it take to wear a badge? The Tustin Police Department recently hired three recruits who are going to offer some insight to this question as they take on the grueling 26-week Orange...

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