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August 9, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A full moon illuminated a busy stretch of Beach Boulevard as undercover investigator Larry Vance drove slowly behind his partner. Small knots of women preened and strutted in the glow of street lamps. Then, as a young blonde wrapped in a black dress slipped into the lead deputy's car, Vance helped make one of the night's numerous arrests for prostitution. The woman, a 22-year-old mother from Vancouver, Wash.
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August 16, 2008 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
The owners and managers of a Stanton apartment complex that fined families $50 and threatened them with eviction notices when their children played outside agreed Friday to pay $618,000 to settle a housing discrimination lawsuit. In the class-action suit, nine families alleged that Plaza Patria Court Ltd., the owner of the Plaza Court Apartments, targeted families by fining them if their children were outside unsupervised, playing on the grass or taking out the trash.
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April 11, 2004
A 29-year-old Stanton man was killed Saturday in an apparent gang-related shooting involving at least one gunman armed with an assault rifle, sheriff's officials said. Mario Pena was found about 3:30 a.m. by sheriff's deputies responding to reports of a possible drive-by shooting in the 7900 block of Monroe Avenue, said Sheriff's Lt. Hans Strand. Deputies also found several bullet casings from an AK-47 assault rifle. Pena had been shot several times, Strand said.
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June 21, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
A fugitive accused of shooting a man to death outside a Stanton bar in 2005 and televised on "America's Most Wanted" was arrested in Phoenix and returned to Orange County, where he was charged with murder Thursday, authorities said. Cuong Viet Nguyen, 27, formerly of Garden Grove, faces one felony county of murder and one felony count of attempted murder in addition to enhancements related to the discharge of a firearm causing death and great bodily injury.
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September 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 11-year-old Los Angeles girl missing overnight was found walking down a Stanton street Monday in the company of a 37-year-old man. Police conducted an intensive search for the girl after she was seen running from a South Los Angeles park about 10 p.m. Sunday with a man identified as Rafael Vasquez Garcia. The two were spotted about noon, said Deputy Luis Castro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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December 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Orange County sheriff's deputies were searching Saturday for the mother of a newborn found in bushes in a residential area. The boy, with his umbilical cord attached, was found about 10:45 p.m. Friday on Santa Gertrudes Avenue near Santa Cruz Street. He was recovering from hypothermia in a hospital Saturday.
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September 7, 2000 | JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Invasive weeds never make a pretty sight. But when they grow over 7 feet tall, they constitute a fire hazard, say Stanton city officials and residents. And they're nearly everywhere along the rights of way of Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Stanton, where they also provide a refuge for transients. And once the winter rains begin, they'll come loose and clog the storm drain system, said Stanton Community Development Director Mark Lloyd.
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August 19, 1999 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
The City Council recently approved spending $583,992 for the completion of the Beach Boulevard median landscape improvements, which were made between Garden Grove Boulevard and Starr Street. The improvements include new Stanton entry signs, irrigation controllers and lines, trees and shrubs.
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December 31, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 21-year-old man was killed and a teenager wounded in shootings in Stanton early Saturday, officials said. Police did not release the victims' names. Officers were called about 1 a.m. to the area of Santa Gertrudes Avenue and Santa Maria Street where they found the body of a man, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Ted Boyne. An hour later they found the wounded 17-year-old about a block away. He was hospitalized at UCI Medical Center and was expected to recover, Boyne said.
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December 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Authorities were searching Saturday for the mother of a newborn who was found in some bushes Friday night. Using bloodhounds, deputies combed the area around Santa Gertrudes Avenue near Santa Cruz Street where the boy was discovered about 10:45 p.m. by a woman who lives nearby, authorities said. The child, wrapped in a blanket with his umbilical cord still attached, was believed to be only a few hours old, police said.
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December 10, 2005 | Susana Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
A suspected drunk driver who ran a red light and killed two men crossing a street in Stanton early Friday fled, but was chased down and detained by witnesses until authorities arrived, police said. The men -- one in his 50s and the other in his 20s -- were crossing Beach Boulevard at Chapman Avenue in a marked crosswalk just after midnight when they were struck by a southbound Honda Civic, said Jon Fleischman, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
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October 7, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Anaheim woman died early Thursday after being struck by a car in Stanton, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said. Sonya Reynolds, 36, was crossing Beach Boulevard about 300 feet from the Lampson Avenue intersection about 5 a.m. when she was hit by a car traveling north, said Sgt. Fred Furey. Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene. Driver Ricardo Mendoza, 29, of Anaheim, who was not cited, was unhurt.
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September 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 11-year-old Los Angeles girl missing overnight was found walking down a Stanton street Monday in the company of a 37-year-old man. Police conducted an intensive search for the girl after she was seen running from a South Los Angeles park about 10 p.m. Sunday with a man identified as Rafael Vasquez Garcia. The two were spotted about noon, said Deputy Luis Castro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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August 25, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mayor Harry M. Dotson, first elected to the City Council in 1990, died Wednesday, one day after his 79th birthday, authorities said. Dotson, a retired civil service investigator and conservation officer, was taken to a hospital Tuesday afternoon for an unspecified ailment. Dotson's city service began in 1976 with his appointment to the planning commission. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara, and son, Thomas. Funeral services are pending.
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August 19, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man was fatally shot on a school playground late Wednesday by a gunman who fled on a bicycle, police said. He remained at large Thursday night. Julio Alberto Hernandez, 24, a transient, was found about 9 p.m. at Carver Elementary School, police said. He was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, where he died, police said. A man wearing a baseball cap and believed to be the gunman was seen leaving the scene, officials said.
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