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April 28, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was 1:30 Sunday morning, and the last movie had ended 45 minutes earlier. The white van in the parking lot of Century Cinedome Theatres caught the eye of Doug Kantner, a security guard who instinctively knew someone was inside. * Grabbing his baton and flashlight, the 28-year-old guard jumped out of his patrol car, thumped on the van's fender and peered in the windows. A sleeping man awoke with a jolt and swore.
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April 28, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was 1:30 Sunday morning, and the last movie had ended 45 minutes earlier. The white van in the parking lot of Century Cinedome Theatres caught the eye of Doug Kantner, a security guard who instinctively knew someone was inside. * Grabbing his baton and flashlight, the 28-year-old guard jumped out of his patrol car, thumped on the van's fender and peered in the windows. A sleeping man awoke with a jolt and swore.
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September 9, 1990
Thank you for your insightful editorial calling for immediate action toward building a new Orange County Jail ("Time to Deal in Jail Realities," Aug. 22). As Orange County's chief law enforcement officer and as the administrator of the Orange County Jail system, I can tell you that the lack of jail space is the most devastating threat to public safety in Orange County today. Our criminal justice system is rapidly becoming a revolving door. Criminals either are arrested, brought to the jail for booking and released for lack of room to hold them or they are released weeks before the end of their sentences to make room for more dangerous arrestees.
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October 21, 1994
When police officers impersonate criminals, large questions arise. Are the police wrongly entrapping someone, luring an otherwise law-abiding person into committing a crime? Are they strictly accounting for all the money or drugs they use as bait? Are supervisors monitoring the operations to ensure they will stand up in court and result in convictions?
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July 27, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Orange County supervisors Tuesday put four measures on the Nov. 8 ballot, letting voters decide whether firefighters will receive more of the county's public safety money. Orange County Fire Authority union officials, who sponsored one initiative, criticized the move to add three similar measures to the ballot, all written by Board Chairman Bill Campbell. "This is a smokescreen," said Joe Kerr, president of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn.
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September 2, 2004 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
An initiative that would give the Orange County Fire Authority a bigger share of county sales tax revenue has qualified for the 2006 ballot in what could shape up to be a nasty scrap between firefighters and sheriff's deputies. In 1993, state voters approved Proposition 172, a half-cent tax increase with the money earmarked for public safety. Orange County, like most others, allocated the money for law enforcement.
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November 8, 1998
This week, The Times Orange County Edition adds a number of features designed to make our Metro section more valuable to our readers: * SUNDAY: Beginning today, we will present a Reading page each week devoted to helping parents help their children develop this crucial skill. Part of The Times' "Reading By 9" literacy commitment, this page will help make reading a fun and integral part of every family's life, with advice from reading experts and tips from librarians on great children's books.
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July 23, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County supervisor fired a salvo Friday in the political battle brewing with county firefighters over funding. To compete with the firefighters' Nov. 8 ballot measure for a bigger share of the county's public safety money, Supervisor Bill Campbell said he would propose on Tuesday adding three alternative measures, each of which offers less money for the Orange County Fire Authority.
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July 28, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
After weeks of wrangling, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will present the Board of Supervisors today with restructuring plans that include $20.5 million in cuts -- the most significant in the department's history. "These are services that we believe are quite important to maintaining public safety, that we're not just going to be able to continue," sheriff's spokesman John McDonald said.
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