Andres Adolfo Serrat Arrested for the Fatal Stabbing of His Step-Brother Donte Barcalo

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Courtesy of Garden Grove Police Department
Andres Adolfo Serrat was booked into Orange County Jail.
A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in his Garden Grove home, and his 25-year-old step-brother is being held for the slaying after their mother told police what happened Monday evening.

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Greg Louganis Film Back on Board Exposes Pride of UCI and OC High Schools TONIGHT

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The Fight
The four-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver describes Back on Board: Greg Louganis as "a raw look at my life."
A documentary on the pride of UC Irvine--and before that Santa Ana and Mission Viejo high schools--premieres at 10 tonight on HBO.

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FTW Gear Brings Motorcycle Culture to the Masses

Categories: Ride Me

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Josh Chesler
T-Rod (left) and Crash (right) stand on each side of one of T-Rod's most famous custom motorcycles.

If you ask Rodrigo "T-Rod" Requejo and Nick "Crash" Dagger, the acronym "FTW" can stand for a whole host of things. The common online usage (particularly 5-10 years ago) of "For the Win" isn't one of the first phrases a FTW Gear's owners think of, but they're leaving it open to interpretation.


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Robert Redford Narrates MacGillivray Freeman Films' 3D National Parks Adventure

Categories: Film and TV

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Boutique Publicity
Robert Redford bought a two-acre Utah plot in 1969 that has since expanded to the 5,000-acre Sundance resort and surrounding preserve.
National Parks Adventure, the next IMAX and giant screen nature documentary from MacGillivray Freeman Films, will be narrated by someone associated with conservation, Academy Award-winner Robert Redford.

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6-year-old Boy Dies in Santa Ana Crash Where Both Drivers Are Suspected of Having Been DUI

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Qwik Tape
Police suspect both drivers, including the uncle of a 6-year-old boy who died from his injuries, were under the influence when a t-bone collision happened in Santa Ana Monday afternoon.

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Authorities I.D. Armando Antunez as Man Shot by Police in Townsend Neighborhood

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CopWatch Santa Ana
Santa Ana police in Townsend last year
Update, Aug. 3, 4:00 P.M.: Santa Ana police released new details into an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Townsend street yesterday. "Officers saw several gang members loitering in the alley and attempted to contact them," the advisory update reads. "One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and a short foot pursuit ensued resulting in an officer involved shooting."

The man shot is identified as 24-year-old Armando Antunez, but Weekly readers already knew that. Police say the weapon they found on the scene was a loaded semi-automatic. Antunez was arrested for numerous weapons violations, gang enhancements and violating probation.

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Christina Espinosa Aldana, OCDA Paralegal, Accused of Participating in Elder Abuse

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Art by Kenny Scharf; Photo by flickr user [CO]2
Saaaaa-lute!
An Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) paralegal is on paid administrative leave and scheduled to be arraigned today for allegedly helping two friends illegally obtain a second mortgage on a Garden Grove senior's home and stealing thousands of dollars from her bank account.

Christina Espinosa Aldana, 32, of Garden Grove, is accused of helping Anaheim husband and wife Willmar Lainez, a 44-year-old due in court on Wednesday, and Thalia Lugo-Lainez, a 37-year-old fugitive and the granddaughter of the victim, who died last year.

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Medical Board Places Controversial Drug "Guru" Dr. Paul Daniel Corona on Probation Again

Categories: Doctor's Orders

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The Medical Board had also placed Dr. Paul Corona on probation in 2009.
A controversial Laguna Niguel physician who once described himself as the "guru" of prescribing mood-stabilizers to treat substance abusers has, for the second time, been placed on five years probation by the Medical Board of California.

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New Exhibit Captures Complexities of Vietnamese in Orange County

Categories: Art Review

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Photo Courtesy of Old Orange County Courthouse, OC Parks

In the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, white cotton sashes hang from the ceiling in files. There are Vietnamese faces printed on them in black. The lack of a breeze keeps them motionless and, as Long Beach-based Trinh Mai has named the installation, quiet.

The installation, part of an 8-month exhibition called "Vietnamese Focus" presented by OC Parks and UC Irvine's Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP), was inspired by letters written by Vietnamese families looking for missing loved ones during the Vietnam War. These letters were preserved in UC Irvine's Southeast Asian Archive, which Trinh Mai had been invited to use for this exhibition.

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JJ Sawyer of Players Club Tattoo Parlor on Traveling Through Europe and Tattooing Siblings

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Josh Chesler
Sawyer once refused to get color tattoos, but later realized he'd need them to learn how to best do color ink.

JJ Sawyer may seem like your typical Chicano tatooer from San Diego if you just look at him, but think again. Sure, the owner of Players Club Tattoo Parlor started tattooing in high school with his brothers in San Diego, but his family relocated to Madrid before Sawyer could graduate. And then there's that last name--Sawyer? Not exactly popular with raza, amiright?


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