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By Behind The Badge For the last few weeks, Anaheim Police Department collaborated with local businesses and volunteers to hold “Adopt A Family,” “Shop with a Cop,” and Toy Drives, delivering hundreds of gifts and Holiday meals. “The Holidays are a time for giving and offer great opportunities to connect with our residents,” said newly appointed Chief of Police […]
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Nothing says “happy birthday” like being showered with gifts, and when they’re given to you by some of your favorite local eateries, hotspots and places of entertainment, it’s even better!
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Sometimes the best way to get to know a destination is through its culture. Often times that culture is represented physically through various forms of art. One of the best ways to soak in and appreciate Orange County art is by attending one of the many art walks that take place monthly.
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By Save Anaheim
From The OC Register:
NAHEIM – Indignation reached the steps of City Hall on Monday night when more than 50 people held a candlelight vigil and marched to the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce to show their anger at online statements by blogger and political insider Matthew Cunningham.
The vigil stemmed from a Dec. 12 post by Cunningham, a conservative blogger who writes about Anaheim’s civic affairs at anaheimblog.net. Cunningham said Monday that the post originated from him walking past City Hall when he noticed a stuffed teddy bear with its face ripped off. He placed votive (prayer) candles next to the toy and posted pictures of the scene on his blog, one day after another candlelight vigil was held on the anniversary of the fatal Anaheim police-involved shooting of Cesar Cruz in December 2009.
Anaheim residents and others gathered on the steps at Anaheim City Hall for a candlelight vigil sponsored by the the Orange County Labor Federation to protest an incident in which Matthew Cunningham, a local political operative, posted comments and a photo on his blog that critics say were insensitive to Latinos.
Shortly afterward, Cunningham was panned by local activists who said the post demeaned mourning rituals adopted by Latinos. …read more
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The OCDA has published a letter containing the investigation findings and legal conclusions regarding the Anaheim Police Department’s officer-involved-shooting of Gerardo Pineda.
The OCDA cleared Anaheim Police Investigator Kelly Phillips, who shot Pineda, of any wrongdoing. The OCDA’s investigation identified Pineda as a known gang member nicknamed “Ghost.” Continue reading
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13NF4475: December 23, 2013
SANTA ANA – Law enforcement is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a man charged with attempting to sexually assault his neighbor and attacking a woman on a jogging trail. Mario Orlando Montano, 55, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count each of attempted forcible rape, assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, and sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury to a sexual assault victim and causing great bodily injury. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration. Montano is being held on $200,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned today, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined. Continue reading
By Matt Valdez
A message from the City of Anaheim:
The Anaheim City Council tonight unanimously confirmed Raul Quezada as the Anaheim Chief of Police, as recommended by City Manager Marcie Edwards. Chief Quezada had been serving as Interim Anaheim Chief of Police since May 17 of this year.
The Anaheim Chief of Police oversees a department of more than 500 full-time and more than 100 part-time sworn officers and non-sworn personnel in service to Anaheim’s 346,000 residents, businesses, and 20 million annual visitors. The Anaheim Police Department is a leader in crime prevention, emergency preparedness and response, and community-oriented policing through long-term solutions by engaging the community in problem solving.
“Anaheim residents can be confident knowing their Police Department is led by an outstanding individual who truly has a passion for this City,” said City Manager Marcie Edwards. “Chief Quezada has demonstrated his leadership these past several months, and together with an outstanding department of officers and civilian employees, the Anaheim Police Department will continue to embrace the community and serve its residents, businesses and guests in the highest manner possible. It is my pleasure to recommend Chief Quezada as Anaheim’s Chief of Police, and I am grateful to the Anaheim City Council …read more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM MAGAZINE FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS 2013 INSERT
Anaheim, Calif. – (Dec. 20, 2013) – The current issue of Anaheim magazine, the City’s award-winning quarterly publication, is being distributed citywide to Anaheim residences and businesses, and included in this issue is a special “Anaheim Highlights 2013” insert. The Anaheim magazine is also available at Anaheim Community Centers or Libraries, or online at www.anaheim.net/magazine. Continue reading