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October 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
For the second time, the City Council postponed a vote on plans by the Irvine Co. to add as many as 4,000 homes to the city's rural eastern canyons. An overflow crowd and lengthy list of speakers precluded a vote late Tuesday night, city officials said. The vote, originally scheduled for Sept. 27, had been postponed until Tuesday to give everyone a chance to speak. The vote is now scheduled Oct. 25.
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September 20, 2005 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
Less than a year after a landmark payout of $100 million to settle sex-abuse claims against priests, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has repaid most of the money it borrowed, and expects to be debt-free by July. Unlike Catholic officials in Boston, Tucson and Portland, Ore.
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August 30, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A man who was killed in a weekend collision was identified Monday as Chun Hong Kim of Santa Ana, officials said. Kim, 66, was driving west on Fairhaven Avenue near Lowry Street at 6:35 p.m. Sunday when the driver of a green pickup, Kenneth Perez, 23, of Murrieta, changed lanes and struck his sport utility vehicle, police said. Kim slammed into a light pole and through a chain-link fence. The truck swerved off the road and struck a retaining wall.
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August 18, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A 19-year-old woman who mistakenly stepped on her car's accelerator instead of the brake pedal drove into a doughnut shop Wednesday morning, injuring two people, authorities said. Police did not release the driver's name or those of the customer and employee of DK's Donuts in the 3700 block of East Chapman Avenue who were treated for minor injuries. The crash occurred about 6 a.m. She was not cited pending the outcome of an investigation, police said.
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July 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Santa Ana woman has been found dead inside her overturned SUV in Santiago Creek, officials said Tuesday. Lucia Arreola, 47, was found about 6:10 p.m. Monday by a California Highway Patrol helicopter pilot who discovered her vehicle off Santiago Canyon Road at the Santiago Creek bridge, officials said. It was unknown when the crash occurred or how long the vehicle had been in the creek bed, officials said.
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July 5, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
An ongoing dispute over a broken screen door led to Sunday's shooting spree in an Orange mobile home park that left two people dead and three others wounded, authorities said Monday. Joel Stanley Martin, 66, armed with a .22-caliber rifle, broke into his neighbor's home about 5 p.m. and shot two women, killing one, police said.
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May 26, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A road rage argument that began on the Orange Freeway ended in a fight that left one man injured and another jailed for assault and battery, California Highway Patrol officials said Wednesday. The men, who did not know each other, were not identified. Officials said the driver of a Toyota, which had one passenger, and the driver of a van carrying nine people got into an argument about 10:30 a.m.
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May 19, 2005 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Alleged victims of pedophile priests celebrated when secret files showing Diocese of Orange officials had covered up for abusive priests were released Tuesday. But their triumph came at a cost. Though Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter D. Lichtman allowed lawyers for accusers to open 15 files to the public, the judge had said he was "powerless" to order the release of information on eight accused priests and educators who objected to the diocese disclosing their secrets.
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April 26, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A Santa Ana motorcyclist died Monday after a crash on a freeway in Orange, officials said. Paul L. Brown, 30, was riding from the eastbound Garden Grove Freeway onto the northbound Orange Freeway about 8 a.m. when he lost control of his Suzuki GSXR motorcycle and fell off, police said. Brown, who was wearing a leather jacket, gloves and a helmet, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he died.
HOME & GARDEN
March 17, 2005 | Dawn Bonker
It feels like someone's backyard, largely because it was. The fruit of the strawberry guava tree was perfect for Alice Pitcher's compote. The coffee bush? One of her husband's amusements. And who but a home gardener -- or a young child -- would have the patience for a loquat tree? Such a silly fruit it gives, more seed than anything, just sweet enough to lure another bite.
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