Anaheim Police Kick $50,000 Into Reward to Nab Fatal Shooter of 9-year-old Ximena Meza

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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Photo courtesy of William Meza/CBS
Ximena Meza "is with God right now because she is an angel," says her father, William.

UPDATE NO. 2, OCT. 23, 5:12 P.M.: Anaheim and its police department are now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of 9-year-old Ximena Meza's killer--on top of the $5,000 reward announced earlier in the day by the Anaheim Police Association.

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Maribel Ramos' Amazing Life, Heartbreaking Disappearance Are on Friday's Dateline NBC

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Dateline NBC
Maribel Ramos was last seen alive paying her May 2013 rent in Orange.

Another high profile Orange County murder case is getting the Dateline NBC treatment Friday night.

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In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom Gives Sobering Glimpse of Human Trafficking

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In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom
This woman told producers she was 8 when her mother sold her.

What is happening "in plain sight" on American streets? Girls and women are being snatched up and forced into prostitution, say the producers of In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom, which is being shown in Costa Mesa Friday night as part of the documentary's 14 premieres around the country.

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Pump The Movie is a Real Gas So Get Out to See It at Frida Cinema TONIGHT!

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Our big sistah paper in NYC, Village Voice, called Pump the Movie a "compelling and cogent documentary," so since it ends its one-week run at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana tonight, get on over and see it (at 7:30 or 9:15 p.m.).

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Bill Burr, MST3K Crew and Cartoon Mike Tyson Featured Among 5 Small Screen Can't Misses

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Adult Swim
Season 2 of Newsreaders begins tonight with a new host.

I can't speak for you, but here are five things coming to small screens that I don't want to miss.

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Is OCDA The True Public Enemy Number One?

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Jason Fenstermacher: Drug addict turned Hitler-loving white supremacist turned volunteer assassin turned snitch turned free man now walking OC streets thanks to OCDA

Orange County prosecutors quietly handed white supremacist thug and pre-trial inmate Jason Fenstermacher a spectacular, sweetheart deal in August. It was an unexpected coda to a career in lowbrow crime that began around 2002, when the heroin-addled car thief and burglar needed to toughen his image as a scared, 21-year-old newbie in a California prison.

Back then, Fenstermacher burned plastic, trapped the soot, mixed in mouthwash and, using the battery-fueled motor from a dismantled tape player, converted the shaft of a pen into a sharpened tool that ejected ink for a conspicuous neck tattoo: "OCS."

Wearing the Orange County Skins tattoo was reward for Fenstermacher committing assaults and stabbings for the gang, and over the years, he inked his body with other symbols, including a pro-Adolf Hitler swastika and the words Driven by Hate, another less-than-subtle hint about his contempt for non-whites.


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Shaun Eagleson Memorial Campaign Going Strong; Bicyclist's Alleged Murderer is Charged

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The Shaun Eagleson Memorial Fund
The late Shaun Eagleson with his now-grieving wife Sandra.

UPDATE, OCT. 22, 10:42 A.M.: A memorial campaign to raise money for funeral and burial expenses for slain bicyclist Shaun Eagleson raised $11,219 toward its $15,000 goal in its first 20 hours online.

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Christians and Atheists Debate in Huntington Beach Over Whether Jesus Was a Real Dude

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Christ is your buddy, but was he real?

I knew Huntington Beach Christian Toastmasters and Backyard Skeptics--a group of Orange County atheists, humanists and assorted non-believers--had debated before but who knew these education events have been a regular deal over the past year? Gathering No. 12 is Thursday night in a Surf City church, and it's free to attend even if you're a damn dirty heathen!

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Dana Rohrabacher, Lou Correa, Judge Jim Gray Among UCI Marijuana Symposium Speakers

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A high fiber meal ... emphasis on the "high."

An all-day symposium at UC Irvine Thursday is not only dedicated to one of OC Weekly's favorite topics (marijuana legalization), but it includes ... um ... colorful characters who have filled our pages (print and otherwise) for years (Dana Rohrabacher, Lou Correa, Judge Jim Gray and Tom Umberg).

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Octomom Nadya Suleman's Masturbation Video Proceeds Peak the ... uh ... Interest of IRS

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Octomom's porn proceeds spark IRS interest.
Turns out Octomom Nadya Suleman's legal troubles may not have been over with her no contest plea to welfare fraud in July.

Orange's single, seldom-employed mother of 14 received two years probation and a small fine for receiving public assistance in 2012 from Los Angeles County despite having earned $144,000, including more than $100,000 from her masturbation video.

But Octo-cheater may not be done paying up. The Internal Revenue Service is reportedly investigating her for possibly failing to report at least some of her income.

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