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October 28, 1996
A prisoner in the Central Men's Jail collapsed twice and died early Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said the 23-year-old inmate, whose name is not being released until relatives can be notified, first collapsed while taking a shower Saturday night. He was found by fellow inmates about 11:25 p.m. but was able to speak to deputies who responded to calls for help, officials said.
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February 12, 2009 | Tony Barboza
The two employees whose bodies were found in a Stanton mobile home sales office last week were killed by gunfire, Orange County sheriff's officials said Wednesday as family members pleaded for more clues about who committed the double homicide.
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November 15, 1996 | BARBARA FERRY, STATES NEWS SERVICE
Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates met here Thursday with top federal officials to plan a strategy for dealing with California's new medical marijuana law and a similar Arizona initiative approved by voters last week. Gates and other participants at the closed-door meeting, including Drug Enforcement Administration chief Thomas Constantine and Director Gen. Barry McCaffrey of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, discussed the possibilities of amending or overturning the new laws.
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November 6, 1999 | JACK LEONARD and LOUISE ROUG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A veteran CHP officer who said he was shot during a traffic stop last summer concocted the story, sheriff's officials charged Friday, wasting at least $40,000 in public funds spent on the ensuing manhunt and three-month investigation. Sheriff's Department sources said detectives were almost immediately suspicious about the shooting because of two factors: No blood was found at the scene, and the patrolman's wounds resembled those made by the type of handguns issued to CHP officers.
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December 2, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pot as medicine may now be the law in California, but that doesn't mean Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates has to like it. Gates was a statewide leader in fighting the state's new medical marijuana law, approved by voters as Proposition 215 on Nov. 5. Now he is trying to make it as tough as possible to use medical cannabis under the new state rules. His chief ally is federal law. Proposition 215 legalized marijuana for medical use in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1996 | BONNIE HAYES
Third-graders may soon be persuaded by Disney characters to stay off drugs. But not by Mickey, Goofy or Pluto. Instead, Disney Crew, a drug resistance program being prepared for the city's 22 elementary schools by the first of the year, will use specially created puppets to spread the message. Patterned after a similar Walt Disney Co. program in Orlando, Fla., the Anaheim effort will reach 2,700 students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1999 | JACK LEONARD and LOUISE ROUG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A veteran CHP officer who said he was shot during a traffic stop last summer concocted the story, sheriff's officials charged Friday, wasting at least $40,000 in public funds spent on the ensuing manhunt and three-month investigation. Sheriff's Department sources said detectives were almost immediately suspicious about the shooting because of two factors: No blood was found at the scene, and the patrolman's wounds resembled those made by the type of handguns issued to CHP officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2009 | Tony Barboza
The two employees whose bodies were found in a Stanton mobile home sales office last week were killed by gunfire, Orange County sheriff's officials said Wednesday as family members pleaded for more clues about who committed the double homicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1987 | STEVE EMMONS and NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writers
One of the family owners of the El Ranchito restaurant chain, once indicted in Hawaii for drug smuggling but never tried, was shot and killed just after midnight Thursday as he drove through his neighborhood west of Upper Newport Bay. Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators said "several shots" were fired at Joe Luis Avila, 40, of Costa Mesa, through the window of his black 1985 Porsche Carrera convertible.
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April 8, 1986 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
The record seizure of 1,784 pounds of cocaine in Fullerton, Placentia and Anaheim over the weekend is an indication that Orange County has become a visible spot for major distribution of the drug, a federal prosecutor said Monday. Mark H. Bonner, who in 1984 helped dismantle the largest cocaine-trafficking network on the West Coast, said Orange County's coke haul "has the underpinnings of a gigantic case. Where it's moving and shaking is Orange County, obviously."
NEWS
December 2, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pot as medicine may now be the law in California, but that doesn't mean Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates has to like it. Gates was a statewide leader in fighting the state's new medical marijuana law, approved by voters as Proposition 215 on Nov. 5. Now he is trying to make it as tough as possible to use medical cannabis under the new state rules. His chief ally is federal law. Proposition 215 legalized marijuana for medical use in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1996 | BARBARA FERRY, STATES NEWS SERVICE
Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates met here Thursday with top federal officials to plan a strategy for dealing with California's new medical marijuana law and a similar Arizona initiative approved by voters last week. Gates and other participants at the closed-door meeting, including Drug Enforcement Administration chief Thomas Constantine and Director Gen. Barry McCaffrey of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, discussed the possibilities of amending or overturning the new laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1996
A prisoner in the Central Men's Jail collapsed twice and died early Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said the 23-year-old inmate, whose name is not being released until relatives can be notified, first collapsed while taking a shower Saturday night. He was found by fellow inmates about 11:25 p.m. but was able to speak to deputies who responded to calls for help, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1996 | BONNIE HAYES
Third-graders may soon be persuaded by Disney characters to stay off drugs. But not by Mickey, Goofy or Pluto. Instead, Disney Crew, a drug resistance program being prepared for the city's 22 elementary schools by the first of the year, will use specially created puppets to spread the message. Patterned after a similar Walt Disney Co. program in Orlando, Fla., the Anaheim effort will reach 2,700 students.
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April 7, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Rick Warren's Saddleback Church congregation in Orange County began Sunday morning worship services with a prayer for their pastor, who announced the day before that his 27-year-old son had committed suicide. Tom Hollladay, a teaching pastor at the mega-church in Lake Forest, led the prayer for Warren and his wife, Kay, at the 9 a.m. service, according to the Associated Press. Warren did not attend the service. On Saturday, Warren released an emotional message to his congregation in which he paid tribute to his son Matthew Warren, who he said died Saturday after battling mental illness all of his life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
The City Council last week approved fines for unlicensed drivers caught by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Drivers with no license or suspended or revoked licenses will pay $152. The money will be used for traffic safety programs.
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