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Southern California to see new round of Santa Ana winds

Jan. 25, 2022 10:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of gusty Santa Ana winds was expected to develop in Southern California on Tuesday as some cities were still cleaning up extensive damage from last weekend’s powerful winds. The National Weather Service the winds would develop in the afternoon and...

Charges filed in attack on California vaccine clinic staff

Jan. 19, 2022 12:04 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man who allegedly punched two medical assistants at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Southern California and groped a nurse providing him medical care, prosecutors said. Charges of misdemeanor battery and resisting arrested...

Man arrested after fatal stabbing at California skatepark

Jan. 09, 2022 15:30 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing two men, one fatally, at a Southern California skatepark, authorities said. Both victims were hospitalized with stab wounds to the chest following a fight Wednesday night at Centennial Skatepark in...

Southern California deputy DA dies of COVID-19 complications

Jan. 04, 2022 20:27 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Orange County Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby, who ran for state Assembly as a Republican and had recently been vocal about her opposition to California's vaccine mandates, has died a week after telling friends she was sick with COVID-19. ...

New Year's Day ocean plunge off after LA-area sewage spill

Jan. 01, 2022 17:48 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California beaches soiled by a sewage spill will remain closed until testing of water samples shows bacteria levels are within state standards, officials said. A sewer main line failed Thursday in the city of Carson and millions of gallons of...

No survivors found after small jet crashes near San Diego

Dec. 28, 2021 19:09 PM EST

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — No survivors were found after a small business jet with four people aboard crashed and burned near San Diego, knocking out power to hundreds of homes, authorities said. The Learjet 35A went down just after 7 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated area of El Cajon,...

Driver sentenced for deadly 100-mph California crash

Dec. 17, 2021 22:17 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A driver was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Friday for a drunken 100-mph crash on a California freeway that killed a woman and injured five other people. Abel Aguilar-Calixto, 26, of Las Vegas was sentenced in Orange County Superior Court for...

Kickbacks alleged in Orange County drug treatment facilities

Dec. 17, 2021 15:25 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Justice Department investigation of kickback schemes at substance abuse treatment facilities in Orange County has led to criminal charges against 10 defendants this year, the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney's Office said. The charges resulted from what...

Ex-OC deputy charged with throwing scalding water on inmate

Dec. 13, 2021 18:47 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Orange County sheriff's deputy is accused of throwing scalding water on a mentally ill inmate who didn't receive medical treatment for his burns for more than six hours, the county district attorney's office announced Monday. Guadalupe Ortiz, 47,...

Woman charged with stealing $300K from California retailers

Dec. 11, 2021 19:46 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A woman has been charged with grand theft for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 in merchandise from retail stores in California. Ekaterina Zharkova, 38, was arrested last month after an investigator with the California Highway Patrol’s Organized...