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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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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.
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February 17, 2005 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
An Orange councilman hopes city employees will altruistically forgo hundreds of hours of unused vacation time so the city can earmark the savings for special projects. Steve Ambriz said some of the 650 employees might balk but that sacrificing their time off was the right thing to do. "We're not out there to make friends," he said. "We're here to improve the quality of life of our citizens."
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January 9, 2005 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A barroom brawl erupted in the quaint, historic district of downtown Orange, emptying a nightspot of patrons as about two dozen men went after one another, some of them wielding broken beer bottles as weapons, police said Saturday. The Friday night fisticuffs were triggered by a stare down between two customers at the District in the 200 block of West Chapman Avenue, said Orange Police Sgt. Dave Hill.
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January 4, 2005 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Hours after agreeing to pay $100 million and make public secret files of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, Bishop Tod D. Brown on Monday knelt in prayer for the victims of sexual abuse by priests. "We have done this in the larger hope of reconciliation and healing," Brown told about 100 worshipers at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange. "We hope that our actions can restore the trust that many have lost in the leaders of the church."
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December 14, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A man was crushed by his big rig Monday when he started the engine and the truck rolled forward, trapping him against a block wall, police said. The accident killed Gary Morner, 55, of Orange about 6:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Batavia Street, said Sgt. Dave Hill. Police said that after Morner leaned inside the driver-side window to start the ignition and then got in front of the truck to work on it, the truck rolled forward. He had apparently left the truck in gear and failed to set the
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December 4, 2004 | William Lobdell and Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writers
The agreement by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange to pay $100 million to settle 87 sex-abuse claims against priests is likely to set a standard that will profoundly affect hundreds of cases in California and nationwide, lawyers familiar with the litigation said Friday.
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October 19, 2004 | Roger Vincent
The Village at Orange, a regional mall in Orange, was sold for $100 million to a group of investors in a tax-deferred real estate exchange. Passco Real Estate Enterprises Inc. and more than 30 individual investors bought the 61-acre property from Rawson, Blum & Leon, a San Francisco developer, said Christian Mirner of 1031 Exchange Options, a Walnut Creek firm that represented about half of the individual investors.
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September 21, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A 1-year-old girl was in critical condition Monday after her father accidentally ran her over while backing out of the driveway, police said. MacKenzie Hovis was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, where she was being treated for collapsed lungs and other injuries, police said. Robert Hovis, 39, was slowly backing up his 1989 Chevrolet Silverado pickup in the 700 block of Fairway Drive about 11:30 a.m. Sunday when he heard a thump and a neighbor screaming for him to stop.
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September 17, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
A man was killed and a woman injured Thursday when the woman's car rear-ended the man's, causing it to run into a signal pole in Orange. Damian DiCarlo, 35, of Orange was declared dead at the scene after his silver Toyota Avalon wrapped around the pole on Santiago Canyon Road just south of Serrano Avenue. The woman -- Ruth Reich, 75, also of Orange, was taken to a hospital with moderate in- juries. "She was driving fast, swerving in and out of traffic," Sgt.
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