Santa Ana Police Department
Dean of Trinity Law School receives rare honor
The Dean of Trinity Law School, Myron Steeves, was the fifth recipient of the Global Leadership Award from the U.S.- Korea Law Foundation at the July 25 “K-Law Day” held in Irvine, California at KIA Motors America. The award is given to those individuals that the US-Korea Law Foundation believes has shown exemplary dedication to developing comprehensive U.S. exchange program for Korean jurists and law students and businessmen; providing U.S.-Korea law classes as well as conferences, research, and other services specializing in US-Korea legal matters; developing job placement for lawyers and legal professionals in U.S. and Korea; and establishing a collection of literary material related to Korean law.
Since 2012, the award has been given to four other individuals including Woo-Jung Shim, Senior Public Prosecutor (Republic of Korea); Hon. Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., Mayor, The City of Irvine; Hon. Chulwhan We, Esq., President, Korean Bar Association; Eric G. Enlow, Esq., Dean, Handong International Law School; and Susan B. Myers, Esq., Director, Associate General Counsel, Hyundai Capital America. Continue reading
Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: 06-06-2015
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, Irvine Police Department, 949-724-7112, firstname.lastname@example.org
Irvine, CA – The victim in a homicide case being investigated by the Irvine Police Department (IPD) has been identified as 19-year-old Octavio Jesus Alcala of Santa Ana.
On the morning of June 5, 2015, employees arriving to work at a construction site in the area of Wolf Trail and Orchard Hills located a deceased adult male, later identified as Alcala. The victim was located face-down in a remote, graded construction area that does not have any buildings. The construction workers called 911 and IPD responded to the scene. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Victim: Mansour Alhazawbar (21) Irvine
Summary: On 1/19/15, at 12:10 AM, Mansour Alhazawbar a 21 year old male called the Santa Ana Police Department from his cell phone stating he had been shot. He was located by officers in the 500 block of South Maxine sitting in the driver seat of his vehicle. He had sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was treated at the scene by the OCFA Paramedics and transported to UCI Medical Center for treatment. Continue reading
When Sean Mill heard that the UCI Alumni Association was trying to find a local craft brewery to develop an “Anteater Ale” he immediately thought of a new business that had been approved by the Santa Ana Planning Commission he serves on.
Fender started brewing his own beer, at home, as a hobby but he grew to love the process so much that he opened The Good Beer Company, in Downtown Santa Ana, on September 2014. He has a degree in Sociology from UCI but taught himself how to make great beer. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2015
Contact: Jenny Wedge, (949) 252-5182, email@example.com
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A collection of paintings of portraits and landscapes are on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Program. Irvine artist Dennis Carrie’s paintings can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4, now through February 16, 2015.
Carrie’s portrait paintings strive to achieve a sense of realism and emotion that connects the viewer with the attributes of the individual in the painting. Inspired by the Orange County environment, his landscapes like Ocean Symphony below, depict the beauty and majesty of certain environmental elements like the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading
JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT PROVIDES THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS
In anticipation of one of the most heavily traveled holiday periods, John Wayne Airport (JWA) offers travel tips to help passengers prepare for a safe and enjoyable holiday. Passengers traveling through JWA between Friday, November 21 and Monday, December 1 will experience higher-than-normal passenger traffic due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
This season, JWA is partnering with KeepOCSafe to encourage travelers to be aware of their surroundings and report questionable objects or activities. A giant red backpack will be on display in the Riley Terminal throughout the holidays to remind passengers and visitors, “If You See Something, Say Something.”
Tips for Passengers and Visitors: Continue reading
Newly obtained evidence reveals Larry Agran–the Irvine political boss who wrecked the Great Park plan by diverting millions of dollars to his pals in no bid contracts and lost control of the city in the 2012 elections–is hoping his November campaign slate with Melissa Fox and Mary Ann Gaido will retake power based on a lie, according to the OC Weekly, which also reported that:
Worse for the dwindling number of residents still clinging to hope that Agran can be an honest politician is this alarming fact: At the same time, he, Gaido and Fox are advocating a moratorium on building, they are privately winking otherwise at wealthy real estate developers in exchange for campaign contributions.
Pam Sapetto is a highly successful, real estate developer lobbyist. In her promotional materials, Sapetto boasts that she is responsible for “over 60 million square feet of commercial and industrial development and over 45,000 residential units” mostly in Irvine and approved while Agran presided. She is tied to traffic-increasing projects such as Park Place, Irvine Spectrum, Jamboree Research Center, University Research Park, Irvine Technology Center, Colton Plaza, Koll Center, Jamboree Center, Irvine Plaza and Jeffrey Office Park. Continue reading
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: October 20, 2014
Case # 10CF0477/11ZF0120
*Three additional co-defendants were previously convicted and sentenced
SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for conspiring with three other family members to commit over $16 million in real estate fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using “straw buyers.” A straw buyer is a person who knowingly and willingly allows their credit to be used for the purchase of a property they never intend to control.
Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, pleaded guilty to the court Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, to five felony counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, 13 felony counts of forgery, four felony counts of identity theft, four felony counts of recording false and forged instrument, five felony counts of grand theft, and sentencing enhancement allegations for loss over $100,000, property damage over $1.3 million, and aggravated white collar crime over $500,000. Dinesh Shah is also sentenced to pay $12,800 in restitution. Dinesh Shah was also sentenced to two years in state prison after being found guilty by a jury on June 25, 2014, of one felony count of filing a false tax return and two felony counts of failure to file any return or supply any information with intent to evade any tax (Case #11ZF0120). Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY REPORTS FIRST HUMAN WEST NILE VIRUS CASE OF 2014
(Santa Ana) – A Santa Ana man has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) infection, becoming the County’s first human WNV infection in 2014. This is the 10th human case of WNV reported in California. The man was admitted to the hospital in late June with symptoms of West Nile Virus, and is now at home recovering.
In 2013, there were 12 reported human infections of West Nile Virus and zero WNV related deaths reported in Orange County.
“West Nile Virus is endemic in Orange County, recurring every year during the summer months and continuing into the fall,” said Dr. Eric G. Handler, County Health Officer. “The best way to avoid West Nile Virus infection is to take precautionary measures to avoid mosquito bites.”
Recommended WNV precautions include: Continue reading