Animal Shelter Volunteers to Raise Concerns About Conditions to Irvine City Council

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City of Irvine
Adopt me!
Irvine Animal Care Center volunteers say they will attend Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting to express their concerns about conditions at the city-run facility. Botched euthanasia procedures, putting strays down too soon and keeping dogs caged up for hours without letting them out to relieve themselves are among their concerns, and taking a hard look at the leadership of the center is among their solutions.

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2-Year-Old Boy's "Suspicious" Death Sparks Homicide Investigation in Santa Ana

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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You hate seeing this go up when there is a 2-year-old victim.
Santa Ana police homicide detectives are investigating the "suspicious" death of a 2-year-old boy who was found dead in his bedroom.

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Current vs. Former OC Register Reporters in Facebook Free-for-All!

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The Precious Kushner is driving people MAD

Morale has gotten so bad among former and current employees of the Orange County Register that they're now fighting among themselves on Facebook groups--the ultimate sign of desperation and cattiness.

I've known about a private Facebook group called OC Unregistered now for a while. Usually, it's a place for Reggers (Regites? Regenes? Registerians?) to share memories, job leads, and generally keep in touch. But as the reign of Freedom Communications owner Aaron Kushner has increasingly become like something out of Game of Thrones, the sniping because Kushner haters and the keeper of the page has lead to a schism.


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Monday Pervy Monday: Ex-Teacher's Aide, Butt Slapping, TBN, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses

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Carra Crouch with her sister Brittany Crouch (left photo) and father Paul Crouch Jr.
Monday Pervy Monday includes an accused butt slapper, an ex-teacher's aide facing charges of sex with a teen and, for our religious readers, molestation allegations against a South County Jehovah's Witness leader and a Long Beach Mormon church member and the alleged rape of the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network's co-founders.

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Santa Ana Adds Checkpoint to Similar Irvine Op and South County Saturation Patrols TONIGHT

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Photo by flickr user Bart
If the road looks like this in Irvine (or Santa Ana) tonight, pull over. Actually, don't even get in the car!
UPDATE, NOV. 21, 4:21 P.M.: The Santa Ana Police Department just announced that it, too, will conduct a checkpoint tonight, from 9 p.m. through 3 a.m. Saturday in the area of 1400 South Bristol Street.

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Crime Survivors Treated to Lunch, Fun, Healing and Thanksgiving Take-Home Meals SUNDAY

Categories: Crime-iny, Events

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More than 250 members of families who lost or nearly lost loved ones to violent crimes in Orange County are expected to attend the nonprofit Crime Survivors Inc. Thanksgiving Hopeful Healing Day and Meal Basket Program Sunday in Fountain Valley.

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SEC Suspends Trading in Wholehealth Products of Anaheim Due to Dubious Ebola Test Claims

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Illustration by Mikael Haggstrom/public domain
Remember the board game Operation?
An Anaheim company that claimed to have developed a product that can detect the Ebola virus in hours instead of days was ordered to stop trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.

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Save Saddleback Formed to Fight Closure of San Clemente Medical Center's Emergency Room

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A new group is fighting the planned closure of a hospital emergency room in San Clemente.
A nonprofit has been formed to fight the planned closure of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente's hospital bed and emergency room services, and a former district attorney has been retained to consider possible litigation to stop the move, it was announced Thursday.

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Anaheim Police Chief Fears Riots in City After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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Matt Oliver
Riot cops on the streets of Anaheim two years ago

The Anaheim Police Department is still plagued by "riot fear" more than two years after unrest erupted in the city's downtown. The reason? It's not over the Orange County District Attorney's office clearing APD's Nick Bennallack in the fatal shooting of unarmed 25-year-old Manuel Diaz.

According to a letter obtained by the Weekly, the cause for concern this time around is possible protests after a Ferguson grand jury decides whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for gunning down unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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This Holiday Season, Don't Forget to Set a Little Aside for Orange County's Millionaire CEOs

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Underpaid Orange County CEOs must pull themselves up by their suspenders.
The quest for a year-round homeless shelter in Orange County has been delayed yet again. Nonprofits that feed the needy are scrambling to come up with enough food for holiday meals. In these globalized, post-recession, stagnated wage days, the lines of sorry souls in need of assistance just keeps growing.

But as we head into Thanksgiving and Christmas, forget about those people. For those who are really hurting are Orange County's CEOs, who are desperately trying to make ends meet on an average annual salary of $1.8 million.

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