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Former Irvine motorcycle cop charged with stealing more than $68K in State grant funds

Santa Ana, Calif. – A veteran Irvine Police Officer has been charged with 36 felonies for stealing more than $68,000 in state grant funds by submitting time cards falsely claiming he worked overtime that he never worked. Matthew Christian August, 47, of Aliso Viejo, has been charged with 34 felony counts of presenting a false…

L.A. man charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Irvine girl he met online

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 22-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Irvine girl he met online, and videotaping at least one of the assaults. Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying other potential victims. Angel Leonel Alonzo, 22, of Los Angeles, was arrested Thursday morning by the Irvine Police…

Free family-friendly STEM fair coming to Irvine on Oct. 12

The Help Group’s STEM3 Academy, the only K-12 school in the nation to provide a STEM curriculum to students with social and learning differences, announces the return of the Very Special Innovation Fair to Los Angeles and its first year in Orange County. The free, family-friendly event is a showcase of discovery and imagination that…

Four people charged with kidnapping an Irvine woman for ransom

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Four people were charged today with multiple felonies in connection with kidnapping an Irvine woman and holding her for ransom. Ezra Schley, 71, and Yang “Rose” Wang, 37, both of Huntington Beach, Reha Soylular, 54, of Newport Beach, and George Armando Medrano, 34, of Norco, were each charged with one felony…