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Retired Fullerton police officer walks for a cause, and the reason is her late husband, ‘Mac’

She joked he had ulterior motives for wanting to marry her. “I told him he married me just so he could coach little league,” Karen MacDonald said during a recent conversation at Coco’s in...

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Down on the range with two sharpshooting firefighters --- yes, you read that right

Who were those masked men, anyway? OK, they weren’t wearing masks -- but safety goggles. But they sure were sharpshooters. “You’re perfect,” Garden Grove Police Sgt. Rich Burillo told one of...

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Rolling Hills elementary ends successful Team Kids Challenge with a carnival

Four weeks of students competing against each other in such activities as collecting food and clothing culminated May 21 with a carnival, marking a successful end to the first-ever Team Kids...

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One last round of training before the real thing: See Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s newest in action

Five days before they graduated last week, the class of 19 recruits who were sworn in Friday as the newest firefighters at Anaheim Fire & Rescue got in some work at the North Net Training...

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Fullerton PD plays a big role in city’s 77th Annual Memorial Day Observance

Officers from the Fullerton Police Department provided escort support, raised the colors and presented the gun salute Monday at the 77th Annual Fullerton Memorial Day Observance. FPD Motor Officer...

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Anaheim PD’s junior cadets plant more than 10,000 flags at Riverside National Cemetery

More than 150 participants in the Anaheim Police Department’s Cops 4 Kids Junior Cadets program fanned out at Riverside National Cemetery on Saturday morning to plant U.S. flags in advance of...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue honors 19 new academy graduates, 16 promotees at gala ceremony

For Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy R. Bruegman, Friday was all about the future. “One of the most important things you do as a leader in any organization is make sure you get the right...

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A tip of the (police) cap to you: Fullerton PD raises money for Special Olympics

Police Chief Dan Hughes had barely stepped into Heroes Bar & Grill in downtown Fullerton when a patron in a baseball cap walked up to him and handed him $10. “Hey chief, I want you to have...

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Garden Grove PD takes care of one of its own, a 15-year-old boy named Philip

In December, on the night before he was required to start three weeks of training as a new sergeant at the Garden Grove PD, Phil Schmidt’s 15-year-old son had to be rushed to the...

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Westminster remembers fallen heroes with annual memorial bike ride

When their muscles burned and fatigue set in, they pedaled harder. As icy wind cut through thin jerseys and the incline of a hill forced labored breath, they pushed on. Everything these 13 riders...

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