Could eight armed robberies of Trader Joe’s stores in Los Angeles and Orange Counties be related? That is what law enforcement investigators are asking after in Long Beach, Los Angeles — including the San Fernando Valley, Irvine and Culver City were all robbed in similar fashion, according to the O.C. Register.
IRVINE, Calif. (March 20, 2018) – The Irvine City Council unanimously voted tonight to direct its legal counsel to immediately commence litigation against the county for its many violations of law and to take all available steps to stop a proposal by the Board of Supervisors to create a homeless shelter near the Orange County Great Park.
Mayor Donald P. Wagner called a Special Meeting tonight about 24 hours after the Board of Supervisors voted to move hundreds of homeless citizens to three Orange County cities, including Irvine. A tent area on 100 acres of county-owned land adjacent to the Great Park was chosen on Monday by the supervisors as a location that could be opened within the week. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 16HM12319
October 26, 2016
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – A man was charged with trespassing yesterday after jumping into the ocean and a pool from private property in Laguna and Newport Beach and posting videos of the incidents on YouTube. Anthony Booth Armer, 28, Laguna Niguel, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of unauthorized entry of a dwelling and one misdemeanor count of trespassing with intent to interfere with business. His arraignment date and time are to be determined.
On July 21, 2016, Armer is accused of climbing over a retaining wall onto the gated property of a private residence in Laguna Beach. The defendant is then accused of climbing onto the roof of the residence and jumping into the ocean near Table Rock Beach. Armer is accused of recording the incident and posting the video on YouTube. The Laguna Beach Police Department (LBPD) investigated the incident after the video gained media attention, and the homeowner confirmed Armer did not have permission to access their property. Continue reading
The hills of the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill near Irvine hold secrets of the past, even as the land reflects forward-looking environmental engineering at its best
The fossil find is considered rare and significant
SANTA ANA, Calif. – How do ancient sperm whale fossils wind up at an elevation of 1,272 feet? That’s what paleontologists explained at a media briefing today to unveil the recent fossil find of more than 20 sizable pieces, including teeth weighing at least one pound, a flipper bone and portions of jaw and skull bones from a sperm whale dating back 10-12 million years.
“Orange County is blessed with a wide variety of fossil whales, ranging in age from 25 million years old to the modern ones offshore today. The history of whales is well preserved in OC. The Southern California ocean has always been a good place for whales to live. The fossils we are looking at today show that the largest toothed whales also lived in Orange County waters in the past (as they do today), hence are important additions to the whale record of our county,” explained Jere Lipps, director of the Cooper Center, where extensive research on the fossils will be conducted. Continue reading
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch and is advising of hotter than normal temperatures. Many Orange County communities are expected to reach high temperatures 20 degrees above normal, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those who are sensitive to heat.
For Immediate Release: May 20, 2016
Contact: HCA Communications (714) 834-2178, HCAComm@ochca.com
Orange County Task Force Launches Drowning Prevention Campaign
Who: The Orange County Task Force on Drowning Prevention will launch a countywide messaging campaign using OCTA buses.
When: Wednesday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Wlliam Woollett Aquatic Center, 4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine
What: The Orange County Task Force on Drowning Prevention will unveil the messaging used on OCTA buses with a large, wrapped OCTA bus. Speakers will address the importance of drowning prevention efforts and consistent messaging in Orange County. Children’s swim lessons will also be taking place in the outdoor pool. Continue reading
Contacts: Lt. Mark Stichter, 714.904.7042, MKStichter@ocsd.org; Carrie Braun, 714.552.5795, CBraun@ocsd.org
UPDATED INFORMATION: Sheriff’s Investigators Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Body Found
SANTA ANA, Ca. (April 15, 2016) – On January 6, 2014, unidentified female remains were found in the Casper’s Wilderness Park (Rural South East area of Orange County). Based on the preliminary investigation it is estimated the remains may have been exposed to the elements for a period of at least six months. After preliminary testing, it has been determined the remains are of a petite female, at least thirty years of age, shoulder length wavy dark brown hair with light colored highlights. The decedent had a very distinct gold colored dental bridge on her left lower jaw and possibly had a broken nose at some point in her life. Continue reading
IRVINE, Calif. (Mar. 29, 2016) -— Orange County 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer joined today with government, business and project development officials for a ribbon-cutting to ceremonially open the Bowerman Power Project renewable energy facility.
The landfill gas-to-electricity plant at the Frank R. Bowerman landfill east of Irvine will power thousands of local homes and businesses in Anaheim, generate millions of dollars in royalties for the county government system, and provide other environmental and economic benefits. Continue reading
Newport Beach Police Department
The Newport Beach Police Department has received numerous reports of natural gas odors on the Peninsula. The Newport Beach Fire Department has confirmed that these odors are not originating from anywhere in the City, but appear to be coming from an unspecified ocean/offshore area. Continue reading
Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving
Keep the streets safe this St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t drink and drive
SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 17, 2016) – As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities. This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.
Tragically, March 17th has become one of the nation’s deadliest holidays. In fact, from 2010 to 2014, almost three-fourths of the drunk-driving fatalities during this holiday period involved drivers who were well above the .08 limit, with 266 drunk-driving fatalities nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Task Force will be deploying extra officers on overtime targeting problem areas with high numbers of DUI collisions and DUI arrests. These DUI patrols along with routine nightly patrols will be looking for the tell-tale signs of impaired driving. Continue reading