As we reported yesterday, 27-year old Trisha Irene Verdugo of Orange, was maliciously run over and killed on Thursday at the parking lot of the vacant Food 4 Less store at 1900 N. Grand Ave., in Santa Ana. Verdugo was there to pay her respects for her 23-year old cousin Joseph Frank Garcia who was shot and killed at the same location the night before.
Santa Ana Police Department
Victim: Trisha Irene Verdugo (27) Orange
On Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 10:41 PM, SAPD Officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store located at 1900 North Grand Ave.
Upon arrival, officers located a 27-year old adult female, Trisha Irene Verdugo of Orange, down in the parking lot with multiple injuries. Verdugo died at the scene as a result of her injuries. Continue reading
The former Food 4 Less supermarket located at 1900 N. Grand Ave. has been vacant for many years and now 23-year old Joseph Frank Garcia, a resident of Orange, has been found shot to death behind that store, according to the SAPD.
The body was found in an alley late on Wednesday night, at around 10:30 p.m., by a security guard. The victim is a man who appeared to be in his 20s, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 16CF3123
Date: December 13, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A drunken driver was charged today with crashing into a police officer who was standing behind his patrol vehicle on a residential street. Ashley Victoria Bertolino, 27, Tustin, is charged with one felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs causing bodily injury, one felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, and one felony count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more causing bodily injury, with sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison. The defendant is scheduled for a continued arraignment on Jan. 6, 2017, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Case # 16CF2555
Date: October 6, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A woman has been charged with sexually abusing children by forcing them to commit lewd acts on each other in front of her. Brandi Alma Valadez, 40, was charged on Oct. 3, 2016 with two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, two felony counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14, and two felony counts of child abuse, with a sentencing enhancement for multiple victims. The defendant has lived in multiple cities. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. Valadez is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled for a continued arraignment on Nov. 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
In August 2014, Valadez, who knew the victims and was in a position of trust, is accused of being aware that John Doe 1, who was under the age of 13, committed lewd acts on Jane Doe, who was under the age of seven, in her residence. The defendant is accused of forcing John Doe 2, who was under the age of 10, and Jane Doe to engage in lewd acts with each other. Valadez is also accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe. The defendant is accused of abusing Jane Doe and John Doe 2 by willfully inflicting unjustifiable physical pain and mental suffering on the children. Continue reading
Yet another police chase ended in Santa Ana on Sunday when a 35-year-old woman from Orange was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and evading police officers after leading police on a 50-minute chase along two Orange County freeways, according to the O.C. Register.
The woman refused to pull over when a Tustin police officer asked her to, at about 10:39 p.m., at Red Hill Ave. and El Camino Real, according to the Tustin Police. Continue reading
THE HELPFUL HONDA GUYS CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH FOOD, FILM AND DANCE!
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.* This year, the SoCal Honda Dealers are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and highlighting the importance of food, dance, and film in the Hispanic culture.
This weekend, the SoCal Honda Dealers have several FREE FOOD TRUCK events set for this Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 10-4 p.m.! They are helping residents enjoy a taste of the culture with free food from four of LA’s hottest food trucks. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2016
CONTACT: Melanie Eustice, Communications Director
Phone: (714) 834-5492 Mobile: (714) 581-7784
Supervisor Todd Spitzer to Sponsor Pet Adoption Event with OC Animal Care on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, 2016
(Orange County, CA) – Supervisor Todd Spitzer is sponsoring a Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th.
The event will feature free pet adoption, a savings of $89 to $124. The microchip fee of $17 and the licensing fee of $27 are paid by the new owner. Continue reading
Eduardo Vidal Avalos, 20, of Orange was arrested after he turned himself into the SAPD earlier this week, on Thursday, after he was accused of an alleged sexual assault at the South Coast Plaza, according to the O.C Register.
Avalos was booked into Costa Mesa Jail on suspicion of assault with intent to commit a felony and attempted penetration with a foreign object, according to the Costa Mesa police. Continue reading
Rebecca Munoz, a 23-year-old Santa Ana woman, pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to four years in prison for gross vehicular manslaughter in a drunken driving crash that killed a man in Orange last year, according to the O.C. Register.
Munoz was driving her 2014 BMW 320i south on the Orange (57) Freeway at about 80 mph early in the morning on March 14, 2015, when she made an unsafe lane change and hit the left rear of a 2002 Jeep Liberty, according to the OCDA. Continue reading
NBC4 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND TELEMUNDO 52 HOST ANNUAL PET ADOPTION DRIVE – CLEAR THE SHELTERS – ON SATURDAY, JULY 23
Stations Team Up with 55 Animal Shelters Across Five Counties to Match Homeless Pets with New Homes at Reduced Adoption Fee
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – (July 7, 2016) – NBC4 Southern California / KNBC and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles / KVEA will partner with more than 55 animal shelters in hundreds of cities and communities throughout Southern California for its annual Clear the Shelters (Desocupar los Albergues) pet adoption campaign on Saturday, July 23.
This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful inaugural effort, which resulted in over 2,500 pets finding new homes. On this day of action, participating animal shelters in Southern California will offer a reduced adoption fee of $20, and open their doors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. NBC4 and Telemundo 52, along with several anchors and reporters, will visit select shelters to celebrate with those who adopt. Additionally, local sponsor VCA Animal Hospitals will have their expert veterinarians and healthcare teams on-site, and all pets adopted during the event will receive a limited health guarantee and a gift bag filled with pet essentials. Continue reading
Have Some “Fun in the Sun” at OC Animal Care’s Annual Pet Fair
(Orange, CA) OC Animal Care will be hosting its annual Pet Fair event this Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at 561 The City Drive South, Orange. The event, which is sponsored by Supervisor Shawn Nelson and 4th District, will feature free adoptions for all pets adopted from OC Animal Care. The free adoption does not include the cost of the microchip or licensing. In 2015, 87 shelter pets found their new forever home during Pet Fair. This year, we aim to adopt more than 100!
In addition to discounted adoptions, visitors of all ages will enjoy the following: Continue reading
A new charter school, Unity Middle College High School, is set to open this Fall. Spaces are filling fast! They only have room for 100 9th grade students.
The address is 671 North Poplar Street, in Orange. If you are interested, please pick up your enrollment packet at their mobile office at their site. They are open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm. Click here for more info.
Erin Craig, Ed.D. is their Founding Executive Director. She has over 12 years of experience in charter teaching, leading, and operating schools. She is the founder of E=MC2 Consulting, LLC. She specializes in K-12 charter schools, instructional leadership, middle and early colleges, innovative school reform, blended learning, and dual enrollment. Dr. Craig has redesigned the developmental math department at Golden West College and instructs a doctoral-level K-12 school finance course at USC’s Rossier School of Education. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Mark Stichter, 714.904.7042, MKStichter@ocsd.org; Carrie Braun, 714.552.5795, CBraun@ocsd.org
Home Invasion Attempted Robbery in El Modena
Investigators Ask For Public’s Assistance to ID Suspect
EL MODENA, Ca. (May 19, 2016) – On Wednesday May 18, 2016 at approximately 8:50 a.m. a home invasion robbery occurred on the 18000 block of East Vine Avenue in El Modena. At the time of the home invasion, one female and one male were inside the residence. The suspect approached the female victim and demanded money while threatening her with a knife. Hearing the commotion, the male victim confronted the suspect and sustained a cut to his face during an ensuing altercation. The injury sustained was not life threatening. Continue reading
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority invites bicyclists of all ages to improve their health, help the environment and cut the cost of driving by celebrating Bike Month at their annual bike rally at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12.
Get your free bike month T-shirt and join OCTA on the slow-paced group ride through Old Towne Orange and the Santiago Creek Trail. The ride will begin at Orange Metrolink Station and end at OCTA’s headquarters. Continue reading