Chapman University Settles Donation Dispute with 98-year-old Philanthropist and His Wife

Chapman University
Chapman President James Doti and Catherine and James Emmi are all smiles again.
UPDATE NO. 2, FEB. 26, 9:03 A.M.: Chapman University and a Corona del Mar philanthropist and his wife have settled their dispute over a $12 million donation to the private institution in Orange, and they have issued the joint statement that follows that will be their only comment on the matter.

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Police Catch Suspected Cal State Fullerton Groper in the Act of Slapping Ass

Fullerton police
Undercover cops arrested Jose Alfredo Gradilla-Cuevas Tuesday night for slapping a woman's butt near Cal State Fullerton before running away.

Fullerton police stepped up surveillance of the 21-year-old La Habra man after at least seven reported sexual assaults occurred since August, including two incidents last month that prompted an anti-rape culture protest on campus.

Sergeant Kathryn Hamel told the Orange County Register that the majority of victims are CSUF students. The accused serial groper is suspected of those crimes as well as others far from the college.

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Holy Family Office Manager Allegedly Stole $400k to Pay Holy Family, Mater Dei Tuition

Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office
Adela Maria Tapia could get more than 14 years in prison.
Chris Rock once said he did not agree with O.J. Simpson killing his wife, "but I understand." Having struggled to put 2 1/2 kids through Mater Dei High School, I don't agree with the former Holy Family Cathedral School office manager having, as authorities allege, embezzled more than $400,000 to pay for her kids' tuition at Holy Family and Mater Dei--but I understand.

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Survey of Post 9/11 Veterans in Orange County Exposes Grim Realities Many Face

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Young military veterans have trouble transitioning back into society.
Post-9/11 military veterans in Orange County face far more obstacles finding jobs and accessing medical and mental health services than veterans from prior wars, according to a USC survey.

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Live, Rabid Bat Found in Fullerton Surf City

The old Weekly World News
Batboy in North County Surf City?
UPDATE, FEB. 23, 6 A.M.: A live, rabid bat was found recently in a Huntington Beach shopping center parking lot, confirms the Orange County Health Care Agency. Anyone who came in contact with the bat, which was found on the ground outside Big Lots, 6911 Warner Ave., on Feb. 15, is asked to call OCHCA's epidemiology department at 714.834.8180 or 714.834.7792.

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UCI Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy Examine America's War on Drugs SATURDAY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
It just keeps coming, doesn't it?
UCI Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy examine America's war on drugs Saturday. I mean, they won't be examining war while on drugs, but examining the War on Drugs. You know, the one we're about as close to winning as any of those Choose Your Adventure wars in the Middle East.

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Half of 20 New Measles Cases in the U.S. Are Connected to the Disneyland Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
It even blew in 1963.
UPDATE, FEB. 19, 7:30 A.M.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday it is adding 20 new measles cases, making the total number 141 so far this year in the U.S. Of the 20 new cases, 10 are tied to the mid-December outbreak at Disneyland, according to the CDC. Cases have now been reported in 17 states and Washington, D.C. Do you want the good news or the bad news health officials have regarding this?

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Weekender Updater: Gang Killer, Boss Slaying, Disputed DUI Manslaughter Sentence and More

It's another busy weekend of updating as we bring details on the conviction of a gang killer of a 14-year-old, the trial starting against a former fugitive accused of choking out his boss, the disputed jail sentence given to a drunk/drugged-up driver who mowed down an elderly jogger, the sanity finding for a mother who drowned her baby girl in the tub, another stay-out-of-jail payment by an embezzling parent-teacher organization president and the new interim leader of the complaint-plagued Irvine Animal Care Center.

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UC Irvine and Italian Institute Research Details at Cellular Level the Ravages of Meth on Faces

Faces of Meth/courtesy of Multnomah County (Oregon) Sheriff's Office
UCI researchers have better explained "after" photos like the one at right.
What happens at the cellular level to cause the faces of methamphetamine addicts to become ravaged and what can be done to limit the process have been unlocked by UC Irvine and Italian Institute of Technology research.

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UC Irvine, UCLA and Labor Leaders Celebrate Orange County Reality Collaboration TONIGHT

Orange County Labor Federation
I'm proud to be a union man.

There's much to celebrate in Buena Park tonight: the two-year-old collaboration between UC Irvine, the UCLA Labor Center and the Orange County Federation of Labor; the launch of the UCI Community and Labor Project (UCICLP); and the evening's honorees AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, UCI School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Santa Ana Boys & Men of Color.

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