Ruben Garcia Dies in Hospital From Friday Night Shooting in Anaheim

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A 29-year-old Anaheim man who was shot with another man Friday night died Sunday morning at an Orange hospital, according to the county coroner.

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5 More Healthcare Professionals Tied to Michael Drobot's $600 Million Workers Comp Schemes

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Michael D. Drobot
When Michael D. Drobot admitted in federal court in February 2014 to orchestrating wide-ranging conspiracy and illegal-kickback schemes through Pacific Hospital in Long Beach that he then owned, the Corona del Mar resident vowed to help in the investigation of other defendants. As part of the ongoing investigation, the U.S. Attorney announced Tuesday that charges, guilty pleas or promises of the same have been tied to the hospital's former chief financial officer, three Orange County men--including a chiropractor and orthopedic surgeon--and another Southern California orthopedic surgeon.

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Man Came at Starbucks Patron "Aggressively" Before Fatal Bonking by Skateboard: Witness

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UPDATE, NOV. 24, 4:28 P.M.: A witness to today's incident reportedly says it happened inside a Starbucks and that a patron used a skateboard to defend himself against the man who died.

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Have You Seen Heaven? Signs Indicate Santa Monica Cat is Being Held in Orange County

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This is actually Heaven's twin but she pretty much looks like this.
What would you do if your cat got out, a microchip informed it was many miles away, contact came from someone a county away, you were told the finder may not give the feline back and police were reluctant to help?

In the case of Santa Monica's Dawn, who believes her cat Heaven is being held by someone named Anna in Orange County, she is turning to the public for assistance.

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John Paul Beckmann, Third Striker Cut Loose in Orange County, Held in Oklahoma Murder

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John P. Beckmann is accused of fatally stabbing his brother-in-law.
A third-strike defendant who was released from prison in 2013 under a California voter initiative--and over the objections of Orange County prosecutors--is accused of murder in Oklahoma, officials tell the Weekly.

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Kelly Michele Wolfe Gets 18 Years to Life for Fourth of July Murder by DUI of Grandma

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Buh-bye, Kelly Michelle Wolfe.
A drunken, hit-and-run driver--who was convicted in September of murdering a grandmother walking with her blind grandson to a Fourth of July celebration in San Clemente--was sentenced today to 18 years to life behind bars. Kelly Michele Wolfe, 47, of Capistrano Beach, had been found guilty by a jury of one felony count each of second-degree murder, driving under the influence causing bodily injury, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more and causing bodily injury, one misdemeanor count of driving a motor vehicle without a valid license, and a sentencing enhancement for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 percent or more. Wolfe, who was convicted in 1995 of DUI in Nevada, acknowledged when she renewed her California driver's license in 2008 that she could be charged with murder if she killed a person while driving under the influence.

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Crime Survivors Treated to Food, Goodies, Arcade Games and Thanksgiving Meal Baskets

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As demonstarted last year, the Thanksgiving event draws a huge crowd.
Crime Survivors Inc., which you may know from the current recall campaign against an Orange County judge, expects more than 350 child and adult victims of crime at its Thanksgiving Hopeful Healing Day at an Irvine amusement park Sunday.

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Prosecution Team Cheating Costs DA Tony Rackauckas Another Murder Conviction

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DA Rackauckas with aides Susan Kang Schroeder and Scott Simmons
On the same day that national legal scholars urged a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Orange County's law enforcement corruption and a tone-deaf district attorney's office spokeswoman reacted contemptuously, a superior court judge yesterday erased a murder conviction after determining sheriff's deputies conspired to violate the defendant's constitutional rights.

Judge Richard King's ruling in People v. Eric Ortiz is the latest proof that, despite District Attorney Tony Rackauckas' insistence otherwise, the county's corruption crisis isn't imaginary, but rather one with obvious embarrassing consequences.

It's the 13th example in less than a year of blatantly unethical prosecution team moves wrecking a felony case while not a single involved person with a badge has been held accountable.

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Webster James Guillory Guilty of Misdemeanors in County Assessor Nomination Papers Case

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Webster James Guillory: guilty but not as originally charged
Given the mounting merde piling up at the Orange County District Attorney's office, it's funny what preoccupies prosecutors. They threw the book at former county Assessor Webster James Guillory--who faced up to four years and four months behind bars, based on the felony charges originally filed against him by the OCDA for filing false election paperwork. On Wednesday, the legal equivalent of a thin pamphlet was thrown back at prosecutors.

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FBI Hid $500,000 Deal With Informant In Wild OC Home Invasion Robbery Case

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During 23 months of the ongoing Orange County snitch scandal that today won a national call for a U.S. Department of Justice probe, we've learned how certain courthouse prosecution teams cheat, how law-enforcement officials concoct clever explanations about how they accidentally rigged cases against dozens of defendants, and how judges--the people obligated to ensure honestly won convictions--are tolerating, if not outright encouraging, a pro-government warping of the criminal-justice system.

Our reporting has focused on a myriad of state court abuses that have captured national attention. But there's also cause for concern inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana. One sensational, pending appellate case underscores how defendants can be robbed of key evidence while FBI agents, assistant United States attorneys and judges shrug their shoulders.

Vo Duong Tran of Louisiana and Yu Sung Park of Illinois are serving 30-year sentences for 2009 convictions stemming from a bizarre home-invasion robbery plot in Orange County. Bizarre not just because the conspiracy involved a machine gun, silencers, bulletproof vests, the threat of wiping out any early arriving cops, and the expected plundering of cash and cocaine from inside a Fountain Valley residence near Mile Square Park--but also because Tran and Park are former lawmen.

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