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Orange County DUI Task Force holiday crackdown on impaired driving


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NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org

Orange County DUI Task Force Holiday Crackdown on Impaired Driving

SANTA ANA, Calif. –  (December 12, 2014) — This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you are celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, local law enforcement agencies have a message for you:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.  Due to the increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across the country will be out in force December 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015 actively searching for drunk drivers.

The Orange County Avoid DUI Task Force will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers this holiday season with plans in place for 14 DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints, a minimum of 27 local roving DUI Saturation Patrols and a DUI Warrant/Probation Sweep. Read more…

 
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Hit and run driver charged with killing woman and fleeing to Mexico to fix his truck

Junior Rigoberto Lopez

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 14NF5122

Date: December 19, 2014

DRIVER CHARGED WITH KILLING BICYCLIST AND FLEEING TO MEXICO TO REPAIR VEHICLE

SANTA ANA – A driver was in court today for killing a bicyclist and fleeing to Mexico to repair his vehicle. Junior Rigoberto Lopez, 30, Buena Park, is charged with one felony count of hit and run with permanent injury or death. If convicted, Lopez faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. Lopez is being held on $500,000 bail. The scheduled arraignment was continued in court today to Jan. 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2014, Lopez is accused driving his pick-up truck and traveling northbound on Magnolia Street in Anaheim. He is accused of approaching the intersection of Magnolia Street and La Palma Avenue and crashing into 44-year-old Daniella Palacios while the victim was riding her bicycle. Instead of stopping to assist the victim or calling 911, Lopez is accused of failing to remain at the scene or rendering any aid and fleeing the scene. The defendant is accused of sustaining damage to his pick-up truck consistent with colliding with a person riding a bicycle. Read more…

 
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City Council – Dec 23, 2014

Published on December 19, 2014 by in News

The agenda for City Council dated Tuesday, 23 December 2014 has been published. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=534

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Arrest made in fatal Anaheim hit and run accident

Junior Rigoberto Lopez

Anaheim Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2014
Released by: Lt. Bob Dunn, (714) 497-6330

Subject: Arrest Made in Fatal Hit & Run

On November 1, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. Daniela Palacios, 44, of Anaheim was struck by a pick-up truck as she rode her bicycle near the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Magnolia Avenue in Anaheim.  After the collision, the pick-up fled the scene and the suspect remained at-large.  Palacios was transported to a local trauma center and succumbed to her injuries shortly after 1:00 a.m. on November 2, 2014.

Since the fatal hit and run, Anaheim Police Traffic Investigators have been working to locate the suspect vehicle and its driver.  With the assistance of Orange County Crime Stoppers, Junior Rigoberto Lopez, 30, of Buena Park was arrested this morning at the Anaheim Police Department.  He is suspected to be the driver of the vehicle that struck Palacios and he has been booked at our temporary detention facility for felony hit and run.  His bail is $50,000. Read more…

 
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Spark of Love Toy Drive set for Dec. 19 at the Honda Center

Dec
19
4:30 am

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Lt. Bob Dunn – Anaheim Fire & Rescue – (714) 497-6330

FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATE 22 YEARS OF GIVING WITH SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE JOIN FIREFIGHTERS FOR THE FINAL EVENT THIS FRIDAY AT HONDA CENTER

Anaheim, Calif. (December 16, 2014) Southern California Firefighters and ABC7 are celebrating their 22nd anniversary of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. The ABC7 Stuff-A-Bus will host its final event of the season this Friday, December 19 at Honda Center with meteorologist Garth Kemp from 4:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Honda Center located at 2695 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim.  The public is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to be distributed to children in need throughout Southern California. At 4:00 pm, the Orange County Fire Chiefs Association will present toys purchased from funds donated by Disneyland Resort.

“Last year’s event was a record breaking drive, filling 18 buses with toys and bicycles. With the public’s generosity, we hope to fill even more busses this Friday”, said City of Orange Fire Chief Patrick Dibb and president of the Orange County Fire Chiefs Association. The campaign began as a partnership between ABC7 and firefighters throughout five counties including Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura. Read more…

 
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57 Freeway construction improvement completion event set for Dec. 22 in Anaheim

Dec
22
10:00 am

New Improved 57

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 16, 2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION: David Richardson (949) 724-2341, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697

NEWS ADVISORY: 57 Freeway Completion Event Set

WHAT: Officials from the Orange County Transportation Authority, Caltrans and Anaheim will hold an event to mark the completion of a project to relieve traffic congestion along the northbound Orange Freeway (SR-57).

The $41 million project added three miles of new lane between Katella and Lincoln avenues in Anaheim. The project included improvements to eight freeway ramps, widening of two bridges and restriping of carpool lanes to allow continuous access by drivers entering and exiting. Read more…

 
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AHSAA December 2014 Newsletter

Published on December 15, 2014 by in News

By Matt Valdez

6th Annual AHSAA Golf Classic – Feb. 16, 2015

AHS GolferRegistration is now open for the 6th Annual Golf Classic & Auction, the major fund raiser for the Anaheim High School Alumni Association. The Feb. 16 (President’s Day) event at Western Hills Country Club www.golfwhcc.com includes a day of golf with contests, awards, goodie bag, lunch, beverages, dinner, auction, opportunity drawing, as well as a whole lot of fun for all involved, including non-golfers and event volunteers!

To receive information on reunions and other events, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the AHSAA website. All information is kept private and used solely for the purpose of communication between the AHSAA and Anaheim alumni. The AHSAA defines alumni as any student who attended Anaheim High, not necessarily a graduate. Family and friends of Anaheim High alumni are also encourage to subscribe to the website. Thank You!

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Man Lee Returning To SoCal For Second Peace Conference

Published on December 12, 2014 by in News

By Matt Valdez

A message from the HWPL:

World-renowned peace advocate Man Lee is visiting the United States this week to proclaim his solution for the achievement of world peace. With the great success of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Summit that took place in Seoul, South Korea back in September, Mr. Man Lee of Heavenly Culture World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) is returning to the city of Carson to host another peace conference. The focus this time around will be to make a joint effort in drafting an international law for world peace and cessation of war through an alliance of religions, setting aside differences and finding peace as a common ground in the various sacred religious texts.

Upon his arrival, Mr. Lee has been invited to meet presiding Judge David S. Wesley of the Los Angeles Superior Court who has agreed to become an advisor for HWPL and also to help for international law. The next two days will be a back to back peace conference which will start in Carson and end in Garden Grove, California.
Mr. Lee’s first peace conference held in Carson on May 22, 2014 drew more than a thousand audience and participants who …read more

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Man Hee Lee Announced As Honorary Citizen At Carson Peace Conference

Published on December 12, 2014 by in News

By Matt Valdez

Over the weekend, Chairman of Heavenly Culture World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) and peace advocate Man Hee Lee returned to the the City of Carson to host a the city’s second peace conference.

With the success of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Summit that took place in Seoul, South Korea back in September, Lee returned to the United States to continue his efforts for world peace.

According to HWPL, “The focus this time around will be to make a joint effort in drafting an international law for world peace and cessation of war through an alliance of religions, setting aside differences and finding peace as a common ground in the various sacred religious texts.”

Lee was joined by heads of state of different countries, religious leaders, youth groups, non-profit organizations and locals at the Carson Community Center to speak about international peace and the many achievements that occurred at the three-day WARP Summit.

Man Hee Lee and chairwoman Nam Hee Kim were recognized for their work and dedication for world peace AND were announced as Honorary Citizens of Carson, California by Mayor Jim Dear as well as Mayor Pro Tempore Elito M. Santarina.

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Anaheim Police sponsor gun buy back this Saturday at La Palma Park

Dec
13
8:00 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2014

Released by: Lt. Bob Dunn, (714) 497-6330

Subject: Anaheim Police Sponsor Gun Buy Back this Saturday

This Saturday, December 13, 2014, the Anaheim Police Department will hold a Gun Buy Back at La Palma Park.  Between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, people who would like to dispose of their unwanted firearms are encouraged to come to the north side of La Palma Park and meet with Anaheim Police Officers.

The Anaheim Police Department is offering a $100 gift card, per firearm, with no questions asked to Target, Kohl’s, or Fry’s Electronics.

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