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February 3, 2009 | My-Thuan Tran
Two employees who worked in the sales office of a Stanton mobile home business were found dead Monday morning in what Orange County sheriff's investigators believe was a double homicide. The Sheriff's Department received a call about 10:50 a.m. from the owner of Golden Sun Homes in the 12300 block of Beach Boulevard.
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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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August 15, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
An 89-year-old woman fought off a would-be thief outside a supermarket in Stanton, refusing to let go of her purse until the robber gave up and rode away on a bicycle, an Orange County sheriff's spokesman said Thursday. The woman was accosted Aug. 6 outside the Super King market in the 10500 block of Magnolia Avenue, the scene of eight purse thefts since June, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.
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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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February 27, 2008 | David Haldane
A self-proclaimed white supremacist who attacked an African American security guard outside a restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum has been convicted of a hate crime, authorities said Tuesday. Ryan Lawrence Monfils, 20, was sentenced to six months in jail, three years of formal probation and banned from the Irvine Spectrum after pleading guilty to one felony count of hate-crime battery. Monfils, of Stanton, was leaving Dave & Buster's, a restaurant at the Spectrum, when he yelled racial slurs, repeated punched the uniformed guard and threw a lighted cigarette in his face about 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. He was arrested 17 days later at a McDonald's restaurant in Orange where he worked as a cashier.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2008 | Thomas S. Mulligan and Martin Zimmerman, Times Staff Writers
Russ Stanton, a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Times who has been in charge of invigorating its website, on Thursday became the newspaper's 14th editor. Stanton will lead a staff chafing from the recent exit of its third editor in less than three years and worried about job cuts. Former Editor James O'Shea and Publisher David D. Hiller parted ways Jan. 21 after a disagreement over whether the editorial budget should shrink.
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December 4, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
An Orange County man was sentenced to more than six years in state prison Monday for making criminal threats against two judges he believed were conspiring against him. Richard Senator, 52, of Stanton was convicted this year of making the threats against William Whitely and Norman Delaterre, both state workers' compensation judges, after unfavorable court rulings on a claim stemming from a back injury Senator sustained in the late 1980s.
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November 10, 2007 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A Stanton pastor about to go on trial on charges of having unlawful sex with a 16-year-old parishioner has been rearrested on suspicion of violating a court protective order by seeing her twice while out on bail, authorities said Friday. Ronald Hernandez Tova, 57, is accused of meeting the girl, now 17, at a bus stop in July and in a church parking lot earlier this week, said Drew Haughton, a deputy district attorney prosecuting the case. "It's pretty outrageous conduct," Haughton said.
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August 23, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
A La Habra man has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of marijuana when the pickup truck he was driving slammed into the back of a car stopped at a red light in Stanton, critically injuring two young sisters. Joseph Manore, 22, was charged with felony driving under the influence and four enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury after hitting a car Sunday carrying Ariana Figueroa, 6, and her sister Brittany, 11.
SPORTS
April 24, 2007 | Eric Sondheimer
It takes a little pushing and prodding before Sherman Oaks Notre Dame baseball Coach Tom Dill is willing to choose his most memorable athletic moment involving USC-bound outfielder Mike Stanton. "He's a highlight reel every three or four games," Dill said. As if trying to build suspense, Dill mentions how the 6-foot-5, 217-pound Stanton sent 20 balls flying over the outfield fence with a wooden bat during a recent batting practice.
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