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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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