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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."
On a bright, clear afternoon, a video crew has set up at Laguna Beach's Heisler Park. The subject of the shoot is a rising young singer who has recorded three albums, toured Europe several times and Australia once. In some cities she plays to thousands, but the park-goers who stroll by on this day look on curiously without recognizing her. Huong Tho is being interviewed by Trang Nguyen for an entertainment news program on Costa Mesa-based Little Saigon Television.
An identical twin whose plot to kill her sister made headlines around the world sobbed uncontrollably Friday as a judge sentenced her to 26 years to life in prison. Despite her emotional, last-minute protest of innocence, Jeen "Gina" Han, 24, dubbed "the evil twin," received the maximum sentence. "It is obvious Miss Han is a danger to society, particularly her own family," said Orange County Superior Court Judge Eileen C. Moore. "All of her family have been victims of her crimes."
March 26, 1989
I think it's time for the people of Orange County to wake up. Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates has finally had a verdict rendered against him for violating the civil rights of a political rival by using sheriff's investigators to harass him. It's unfortunate, however, that the blame lies on Brad, yet the burden once again will fall on county taxpayers. (In 1987 Orange County bailed Gates out in a related matter to the tune of $375,000.) What's even more distressing is the attitude of some prominent people around the community.
March 9, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
An 18-year-old Anaheim woman was killed in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting at a party late Sunday, police said. Police were called about 10:30 p.m. after residents heard gunshots in the 500 block of East Street in Anaheim, police said. Yasmin Toledo was found by police in front of the home. Toledo, who police said was not a gang member, was pronounced dead at the scene of a gunshot wound.
March 14, 2005 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
Victor Andersen hasn't spent much time away from his anvil, forge and belt drive for 60 years. The century-old appliances are more than the tools of his trade. They are what give one of few remaining blacksmiths in the Southland a reason to wake up every morning just before 6 at his home in Orange. They encourage this 72-year-old grandfather to get to his shop in Tustin by 7 a.m. They are what keep him there seven days a week until at least 4 p.m.
August 25, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition. Zan Dubin, who covers the arts for The Times, also contributed.
Jackson Browne arrived reluctantly in Fullerton at age 12, and left eagerly at 17. In between, he earned a superfluous diploma, class of 1966, while nursing a general, but not absolute, loathing for Sunny Hills High School. In the eyes of Clyde J.
May 23, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
A group of environmental organizations sued Orange County's toll road agency this week, alleging that a new proposal to extend one of its highways does not account for a variety of ecological and economic impacts as required by state law. The Coalition to Save San Onofre alleges that the Transportation Corridor Agencies' plans to build the 5.5-mile Tesoro Extension in south Orange County violate the California Environmental Quality Act, which calls...
June 20, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Local water quality regulators Wednesday night halted a $200-million tollway project in Orange County when they denied a discharge permit for the controversial proposal. On a 3 to 2 vote, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board declined to issue a permit to the Transportation Corridor Agencies in Irvine, the operator of 51 miles of toll roads in Orange County. The TCA sought the permit for the planned Tesoro Extension that would lengthen the Foothill tollway 5.5 miles from Oso Parkway in Rancho Santa Margarita to Cow Camp Road east of San Juan Capistrano.
November 15, 2013 | By David Ng
Russian-born pianist Vladimir Feltsman has withdrawn from a scheduled performance in Orange County on Sunday, citing health reasons. The recital had been scheduled to take place at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo on Sunday at 3 p.m. A spokesman for the Soka Performing Arts Center said that the center will work with the pianist's management to reschedule his recital later in the season, provided his health improves. Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled performance date or can be exchanged for seats at future performances.
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