Irvine, Santa Ana, Newport Beach Checkpoints and Orange Saturation Patrols TONIGHT

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

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Illustration by Jay Brockman/OC Weekly
It's Don't-Drink-Like-a-Fish Friday, so you know what that means (checkpoints).

The police departments in the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana and Newport Beach are scheduled to conduct DUI checkpoints tonight, while extra Orange cops will be out on patrol looking for impaired drivers.

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Federal Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of Fatal Anaheim Police Shooting Lawsuit

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Theresa Smith hugged by her late son
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that a wrongful death lawsuit of a man gunned down by Anaheim police should be decided by a jury. On December 11, 2009, five officers opened fire, killing 35-year-old Caesar Cruz in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski cited "curious and material factual discrepancies" in finding a lower court's dismissal of the civil suit in error.

"Honestly, I'm excited," says Theresa Smith, Cruz's mother. "For me, winning the reversal shows that the whole system, from the police, to the Orange County District Attorney, to the lower court, did something wrong."

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High Surf Coming But Not as High as It's Been

Categories: Wax On, Wax Off

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Photo by Eric Hood/OC Weekly
How have things been at The Wedge? Swell.

High surf is predicted through the start of the weekend along the Orange County coast, but it won't be as high as it's been--like 25-foot sets at The Wedge--the past couple days.

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Lights AREN'T on and No One's Home When Immigration Activists Visit Ed Royce's Office

See the update at the end of this post on protesters arriving to Rep. Ed Royce's empty office, the sign that was left on the door for them and the messages they left for the congressman.

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Immigration-reform protesters block a road outside Rep. Ed Royce's office on June 27.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 28, 6:05 A.M.: If you thought the arrest of seven people in June outside the Brea district office of Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) would prevent protesters demanding immigration reform from returning this morning to show solidarity with a larger demonstration in Washington, D.C., think again.

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Orly Taitz Border-Crosser Lawsuit in Texas Allowed to Proceed ... With Major Conditions

See the update at the end of this post on the judge allowing Orly Taitz's suit to move forward--with major conditions.

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Orly Taitz shown in 2009 with documents alleging Barack Obama was born outside U.S.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 27, 6:31 A.M.: Rancho Santa Margarita lawyer/dentist/real-estate saleslady/Three Wishes Keks Orly Taitz is hailing a federal judge granting her motion to subpoena four Border Patrol agents to testify today in her "emergency" challenge to the U.S. government transporting undocumented immigrants from South Texas to California and other states.

But the Queen of the Birfers may have tipped off in a letter to the office of vehemently anti-immigrant Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) that she "shopped" for a Brownsville jurist most sensitive to her cause.

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Hurricane Marie-Whipped High Surf Pounds Balboa Pier But Occupants Don't Seem to Mind

Categories: Wax On, Wax Off

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Photo by Matt Coker/OC Weekly
Heavy surf pounds Balboa Pier Wednesday evening.
It's a mystery why anyone would want to line a pier or dine at the Ruby's at the end of it as hurricane-whipped surf pounds the wooden structure, but that's exactly what happened Wednesday at Balboa Pier in Newport Beach.

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3 DUI Defendants Arrested in Courthouse Sting as End-of-Summer Enforcement Continues

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

See Update No. 5 at the bottom of Page 2 on a courthouse sting involving people with licenses suspended due to DUI. Update No. 4 revised DUI arrest results during the end-of-summer crackdown. Update No. 3 is on a DUI task force sweep. Update No. 2 has opening weekend DUI arrest totals. Update No. 1 was on a late-added checkpoint.

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Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department
Deputies warn you'll be seeing this sign a lot in Orange County through summer's end.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 15: Summer ending anti-DUI enforcement kicks off tonight with three--count 'em--three DUI checkpoints, in the cities of Irvine, Tustin and Garden Grove.

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Gustavo's Latest KCRW "Orange County Line": On the Gang Injunction Battle in Santa Ana's Townsend Street!

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SanTana's finest

The summer has been especially hot in the Townsend Street neighborhood in SanTana, where the Orange County District Attorney's office is trying to fully implement a gang injunction. Nevermind that residents in the area don't want it. Nevermind that DA Tony Rackauckas usually overreaches on such efforts, leading to court decisions against him. There's cholos in dem dere apartments, so send in the cavalry!

The fight between activists and the DA/police is the subject of my KCRW-FM 89.9's "Orange County Line" this week.


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UFC Hall of Famer Suggests "Boring MMA Fights" Are a Symptom of "Tito Ortiz Virus"

Categories: Sports

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No outward signs of a virus.

An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer says he is coming out of retirement to stop the spread "of the virus that's known as Tito Ortiz," something Stephan Bonnar claims is manifested by the Bad Boy of Huntington Beach's "boring fights for too many years."

S to the NAP, girlfriend. This is like Arnie Palmer calling out Jack Nicklaus!


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Kelly Michele Wolfe Could Get 16 Years in Prison for Drunken-Driving "Murder:" OCDA

See the update at the end of this post on the possible punishment and bail amount Kelly Wolfe faces.

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Kelly Michele Wolfe is booked.
ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 27, 8:36 A.M.: A Capistrano Beach woman faces arraignment Thursday on a murder rap, other serious felonies and a misdemeanor in the Fourth of July 2013 killing of a 76-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle while walking with her grandson along a San Clemente bike trail.

Kelly Michele Wolfe fled the scene of the collision that night but was later detained outside her residence, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD).

Wolfe's blood-alcohol that night measured at 0.31 percent, claims Deputy District Attorney Stephen Cornwell, the prosecutor in the case.

However, the 46-year-old suspect was not arrested until Tuesday--as in yesterday.

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