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On this Saturday, life was a beach for these Cops 4 Kids Junior Cadet participants

Twelve-year old Ivan Lucatero stands on the beach and reflects for a moment on how he normally would spend a Saturday morning. "Right now? I would still be lying in bed playing around on my smart...

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Garden Grove officers, firefighters pitch in to tidy up neighborhood at community gathering

Hot dogs, cookies and community engagement. Those were some of the key ingredients behind a successful neighborhood cleanup May 30 led by the Garden Grove PD and Fire Department but including...

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Peer support helps La Habra officer through son’s deployment

“I’m going to a country that starts with an ‘I’,” the 22-year-old told his father. Dennis Coyle felt sick. And scared. “He was stationed in Kuwait so I knew he didn’t mean...

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Tustin PD thanks volunteers for thousands of hours in service

Three days a week, Rich Ruedas is at Tustin PD before the sun comes up. That’s when the black-and-whites are there, he says. It is Ruedas’ job to tend to the patrol cars and make sure they are...

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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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