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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…

Irvine man shot dead during an illegal marijuana deal in Garden Grove

Garden Grove Homicide Detectives worked through the night and followed up on several leads. At approximately 1:30 a.m., detectives conducted a high risk car stop on a suspect vehicle leaving a hotel in Venice Beach, California. Three male suspects were taken into custody without incident and were transported to Garden Grove Police Department. After further…