Ladera Ranch AM/PM Armed Robbery Monday Night Produces Two Videos of Suspects

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Are you lookin' at me?

The Orange County Sheriff's Department has released video they hope will lead to the arrest of two men involved in the armed robbery of an Arco AM/PM gas station in Ladera Ranch late Monday night.

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Meet Orange County's Real Burglars of Genius

Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police Department
How did Daniel Lee Warn make the list? Read on ...
Hey, no one said there would be an intelligence test for would-be burglars. Which may explain why so-so-so many are so-so-so dumb. After the jump, we present a collection of Orange County's Real Burglars of Genius.

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Brandon Strohbehn Really Falls for the Girl with Skydive Proposal: Video

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Courtesy of Brandon Strohbehn
Come fly with me, come fly with me, come fly. This was taken moments before the ring drop.

Plenty of nervous lovers have fumbled the engagement ring after dropping to one knee, but Orange County firefighter Brandon Strohbehn dropped his ring as he and his girlfriend Nicole Nepomuceno were dropping 12,500 feet from a plane.

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Chuck Patterson, Legendary OC Waterman, Trades Board for Skis Off Maui: Video

Mike Waltze Films
I know global climate change is causing glaciers to melt, but this is ridiculous!

There's an unusual video that went up on YouTube last week of a San Clemente athlete skiing last winter. So what's so unusual about that? Well, consider the athlete was legendary waterman Chuck Patterson and his "slopes" were more like melted ice.

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Perfect Attendance Drives Santa Ana Students

Josh is about to do a dance that a student from a Santa Ana school could be repeating soon.
Click the play button on the next page to see what a lucky one of about 800 Santa Ana students will win just after 10 a.m. Saturday ...

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Robert Valentin Ayala and Teen Pal are Alleged Reluctant "Stars" of Violent Beating Video

Facebook/Ladera Ranch No Bullying
A teen punches a 16-year-old boy on the ground as another prepares to really do damage.

A video spreading around shocked South County households shows two teens savagely beating a 16-year-old boy on an elementary school playground in Ladera Ranch, according to sheriff's deputies who have arrested the pair.

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Thomas Hammer, Teacher in Bizarre Skateboard Attack Video, Again Placed on Leave

KTLA/Channel 5
Video obtained by KTLA seems to show Thomas Hammer threatening a kid with a skateboard.

Thomas Hammer was suspended as a teacher at Cielo Vista Elementary School in Rancho Santa Margarita after school officials learned he was looking at a felony last June for apparently losing his temper, taking a kid's skateboard and raising the slat as if to hit another kid. Hammer returned to a second-grade classroom Monday, which is also when video of the bizarre incident was publicized, prompting a parental protest and--this morning--the teacher being placed on administrative leave a second time.

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7 Signs Corona del Mar High School May Be the Incubator of Orange County's Evils

Corona Del Mar PTA
Do the Sea Kings wield a tarnished trident?

I've had a soft spot for Corona del Mar High School since the late, great newspaper adviser (and Newport-Mesa teacher union president) Linda Mook asked me to volunteer as a mentor for The Trident staff years and years ago. But it's become increasingly difficult to fly my CdM High freak flag given the mounting evidence the upper-crusty campus is the incubator for Orange County's evils.

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"Shirtless Bro" Who Hit on TV Reporter Covering Etiwanda Fire Has Surf City Roots

KTLA/Channel 5
"Shirtless Bro" Clay Narey asks reporter Courtney Friel out for a date on live TV.

If you thought to yourself while watching live coverage April 30 of a shirtless fellow holding a puppy while hitting on a KTLA-TV reporter covering the Etiwanda Fire, "Gee, I'm surprised he's not from Huntington Beach," well guess what? The so-called "Shirtless Bro" viral video star was born and raised in Surf City.

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OC Weekly Is Looking For A Video Intern!

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Griffin Hammond
Sriracha not included

Your favorite infernal rag is looking for interns who are interested in telling the unique stories of Orange County via online video.

Our video interns produce video content for the paper's website to accompany its print features and online reporting. Video interns coordinate with the editor, reporters, web editor and art director to produce two brief segments each week, as well as two long-term projects over the course of the semester.

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