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WPD officers take local kids on holiday shopping spree

“Did you stretch this morning?” Westminster Officer Travis Hartman asked the 10-year-old. “I have a feeling we’re going to be doing some running.” Jonathan Rodriguez skipped the morning...

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Video: Garden Grove PD gets a GRIP by honoring students with holiday meal

The cameras of Garden Grove TV3 were rolling when Garden Grove PD officials helped present 20 students at Alamitos Intermediate School with Thanksgiving dinners to mark their successful participation...

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Garden Grove honors Chief Raney as his 38-year career winds down

He recalled his first days as a cop in Garden Grove --- a 21-year-old with the face of a 16-year-old. It was early 1978. As a rookie officer with only 18 days of experience, Kevin Raney was the...

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‘Battle-tested’ Fullerton captain ready for new chief duties in Cathedral City

George Crum’s finger hovered over the keyboard on his laptop. Fifteen more minutes, and time would be up --- the application deadline for chief of police of Cathedral City would come and...

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Two desperate people get paid trips back home, thanks to Fullerton PD

Cary Tong has been thinking a lot about trains, planes and automobiles. And buses. That’s because he and other Fullerton Police officers who work on the four-member Homeless Liaison Unit have...

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School District, LHPD, local businesses and community unite on bike safety

Approximately 900 students were on the field at Washington Middle School last week to get a lesson on bike safety from a group of BMX professionals, Team Soil, and members of the La Habra Police...

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For this band of brothers, there’s no place like La Habra

It’s a rare find. Acting Capt. Jeff Swaim, Acting Lt. Mel Ruiz and Sgt. Jose Quirarte all grew up in La Habra. Two of them attended the same junior and senior high schools and two of them were...

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Westminster commander strolls through Asian Garden Mall: ‘Our relationship is very good’

It’s a quiet weekday afternoon at the Asian Garden Mall – a far cry from the hectic scene on weekends, when throngs of locals and tourists jam the landmark retail, food and cultural destination...

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HBPD specialized team uses science to find cause of crashes

“I didn’t see the pedestrian.” “My brakes weren’t working.” “I wasn’t speeding.” When it comes to traffic collisions, Huntington Beach police have heard it all. What...

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A cop, an abused dog, and a short tale about second chances

The call came in to Fullerton Police on Sept. 25. Adult male abusing his dog. Ugly, horrible stuff. Cops determined the man had a mental disability, so they didn’t arrest him. They also...

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