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  • Long Beach City College going native for annual plant sale April 16, 2014
    An oasis dwells on Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus. It sits tucked between rusted classroom trailers, past concrete hallways and across asphalt paths. A wooden door opens up to garden plots separated by curved dirt trails. To the… […]
  • Freedom, family focus of Passover Seder in Westminster April 16, 2014
    WESTMINSTER – As the retelling of the story of Passover came to a close, cantorial soloist Nancy Linder pulled out a tambourine and invited attendees at Temple Beth David’s community Seder to dance to “Miriam’s Song,” which celebrates the…
  • Anaheim couple face embezzlement, grand theft charges April 16, 2014
    A bookkeeper is facing embezzlement charges after authorities allege she stole $1.4 million from two law firms and used the funds to write unauthorized checks to her husband. Shawna Renee Barretto, 39, of Anaheim, has been charged with dozens of…
  • Mother seeks answers in death as state investigates doctor April 16, 2014
    For more than two years, there’s been a hole in Jennifer Salo Jimenez’s family. Since her 23-year-old daughter, Tabatha Salo, died of a prescription drug overdose in 2011, the family has set a place for her at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. …
  • Trial to begin May 5 in Santa Ana nightclub beating death April 15, 2014
    SANTA ANA – A judge declined Tuesday to dismiss murder charges against two women accused in a beating death outside a Santa Ana nightclub, moving the case toward a May 5 trial. Defense attorneys for Vanesa Zavala and Candace Brito asked the judge…
  • Family drops lawsuit against Huntington Beach over son's suicide April 15, 2014
    The family of Matthew Cline, a 17-year-old high school football player who committed suicide July 17, has dropped its lawsuit against Huntington Beach and the city’s Police Department. The suit accused the department of neglecting to contact the…
  • O.C. median home price hits $580,000 April 15, 2014
    Sales of new and luxury homes in March helped boost the Orange County median home price to $580,000, the highest point in seven years, according to DataQuick Information Systems. The overall number of home sales continued to slide, however, down 5.8…
  • Men accused of killing sex workers get attorneys April 15, 2014
    SANTA ANA – Two sex offenders charged with killing four women faced a judge for the first time Tuesday, while police canvassed Orange County streets known for prostitution for information about a fifth victim who has not yet been identified….
  • State resolution urges Obama to suspend deportations April 15, 2014
    State Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, introduced a resolution Monday urging President Barack Obama to suspend any further deportations of unauthorized immigrants, asking for “a more humanitarian immigration policy that keeps families together.”…
  • Swimmer who died after pulled from waters in Sunset Beach is ID'd April 15, 2014
    SUNSET BEACH – A swimmer who died after being pulled from the waters off Sunset Beach on Monday night has been identified as 19-year-old Damian Frierson Jr. of Lakewood, authorities said. He was struggling in the water around 6 p.m. near Pacific…