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April 25, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
A motorist was shot in the neck early Sunday on the Costa Mesa Freeway in Tustin, the latest in what law enforcement officials say is a rash of seemingly random car-to-car gunfire in Southern California. The 32-year-old Tustin man drove three miles to a hospital in Orange after the 1:45 a.m. shooting and was expected to live, said Tustin Police Sgt. Charlie Celano.
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February 21, 2009 | Carol J. Williams and Christine Hanley
A Tustin man of Afghan origin, who failed to mention in his application for U.S. citizenship that his brother-in-law is designated as an Al Qaeda terrorist, appeared in federal court Friday to answer charges that could send him to prison for 35 years. Ahmadullah Sais Niazi's detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana was postponed until Tuesday, but the 34-year-old defendant used the occasion to accuse federal agents of trying to force him to become an informant. "I was blackmailed.
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January 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two teenage boys killed in a Tustin garage fire over the weekend were identified Wednesday by the Orange County coroner's office. David Finnerty, 14, and David Grant, 16, both of Tustin, died early Sunday when the garage in which they were apparently sleeping caught fire and burned. The cause of the fire in the 16500 block of Lorelei Lane is under investigation, police officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2008 | Pauline OConnor
THEY call Tustin "The City of Trees," so named because of the numerous eucalyptus, pepper, sycamore, pine and oak trees that flourished there when it was established in 1868 by carriage maker Columbus Tustin. Though most of those groves have given way to freeways and tract homes, the city, which lies about 40 miles south of Los Angeles, between Santa Ana and Irvine, still has trees in abundance.
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October 26, 1989
More than 100 residents of Pepperwood, a usually quiet, middle-class neighborhood, gathered Wednesday night to seek city action following a shooting in Magnolia Park last week. Members of the Peppertree Homeowners Assn., meeting at Nelson Elementary School, voted to ask the City Council to install all-night security lighting at the city-owned park and to rigorously enforce a 10 p.m. curfew there. Resident Alicia Eppinger, said: "I've lived in Peppertree 17 years; I walk by that park every day.
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November 5, 2005 | Susana Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
Authorities are searching for the owner of a home destroyed by fire early Friday in the unincorporated area of north Tustin. Personal belongings of James Gold, 61, were found at the home, as was his car, but there was no sign of him, said Lt. Hayward Miller of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. "The start of the fire is suspicious, and his disappearance is suspicious," said Jim Amormino, a Sheriff's Department spokesman. Fire authorities dug through the debris without success, said Capt.
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May 21, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A large-scale sweep aimed at a violent Tustin gang netted two arrests Thursday, authorities said. The police gang unit, along with 70 officers from other agencies, served dozens of search warrants to known members and associates of the Laurel Hood Tustin gang in Orange and Riverside counties. Recent activity by the gang prompted the warrants, said Lt. Jim Peery. Police arrested two 17-year-olds, from Santa Ana and Tustin, on suspicion of weapon and drug possession.
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July 16, 2003 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A man's apparent suicide in a Tustin motel room slowed traffic on the Santa Ana Freeway for nearly five hours Tuesday. The incident began about 9 a.m. when two Tustin police officers investigated a stolen car found behind Key Lodge, a motel next to the freeway in the 1600 block of El Camino Real. As they knocked on the door of a motel room to interview potential witnesses, the officers heard a single gunshot inside and withdrew, Tustin Police Lt. Mark Bergquist said.
HOME & GARDEN
September 21, 1991 | LYNN O'DELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A few thousand people are expected to be oohing and aahing Sept. 28 as they troop through Stevens House, the centerpiece of five homes on display during the Old Tustin Walking Tour. The turreted Victorian house--with its etched and leaded glass windows, intricately detailed wood molding, sparkling chandeliers and hand-carved fireplace mantel--has that ooh and aah effect on people.
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August 30, 2003 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
Nearly $500,000 in donations and loans will allow a Tustin school for severely brain-injured children that closed last week after financial troubles to reopen at the same location this fall, founders announced Friday. Parents of the Alex Center's 21 students have been scrambling to find a new school for their children since the closure was announced July 1.
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November 8, 2007 | From Times staff and wire reports
A landscape worker was killed Wednesday when he was pulled into a wood chipper while feeding tree trimmings into the machine, authorities said. The man's name was not released pending notification of relatives. The accident, which occurred about 4 p.m. in a gated community in the 2600 block of Palmetto, is being investigated by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, authorities said.
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February 24, 2007 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Tustin police have arrested a parolee with a long criminal record in this month's shooting death of a local Home Depot store manager during a $500 robbery. Jason Russell Richardson, 36, was taken into custody Thursday night in Oceanside during a visit with his parole officer, police said. He was being held Friday without bail in Orange County Jail. He is accused of shooting Tom Egan, 40, a former Marine and the father of 3-year-old twin daughters, on Feb. 9.
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January 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jose Alfredo Hernandez has been appointed to Santa Ana Unified School District's board of trustees, the district announced Wednesday. The appointment of Hernandez, 33, an attorney who has two children attending district schools, fills a vacancy created by Sal Tinajero's election to the City Council in November. Hernandez, who attended city schools and has been a substitute teacher in the district, was chosen for the five-member board from a field of 16 applicants.
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January 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two teenage boys killed in a Tustin garage fire over the weekend were identified Wednesday by the Orange County coroner's office. David Finnerty, 14, and David Grant, 16, both of Tustin, died early Sunday when the garage in which they were apparently sleeping caught fire and burned. The cause of the fire in the 16500 block of Lorelei Lane is under investigation, police officials said.
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April 16, 2006 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Comedy Central TV came to Orange County, but the joke was on those attending a panel discussion they thought was being filmed for a serious documentary. Some locals are furious about the ruse, worried that they might end up looking foolish on national television. Things got weird immediately, said several people who attended the March 30 taping at the Tustin Hills Racquet Club, when "panelist" Matt Walsh, introduced as a TV newscaster from Spokane, Wash.
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March 20, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A mobile home fire apparently killed a woman Sunday, authorities said. The blaze began about 5 p.m. in the Trailaway trailer park in the 1700 block of Nisson Road, near Interstate 5, said Capt. Stephen Miller, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. The blaze was out when firefighters arrived. The mobile home sustained minimal damage, but the body of an adult woman was found inside, Miller said. No information was immediately available on the cause of the fire or the victim's
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December 1, 2002 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
The squiggly lines Tustin antique dealer Gerda Brucks draws in her ledger on days when nothing leaves the store have started outnumbering the painstakingly detailed entries she makes when something is sold. Brucks hasn't made a big sale since summer, when a customer bought a $7,500 buffet, and she spends most of the days in her cluttered Old Town Tustin store fine-tuning an award-winning holiday window display few customers will pass.
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October 8, 2005 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Tustin schools are handing out free drug-testing kits to parents who may be worried their children are experimenting with marijuana, cocaine or other illegal substances. The nonprofit Assistance League of Tustin bought 300 of the $25 urine-testing kits, which have a three-year shelf life and are being distributed to parents at the city's four high schools and the league.
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March 20, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A supermarket employee died early Sunday, hours after being shot as he drove away from work, police said. The victim, a 26-year-old Van Nuys man, was leaving the parking lot at a Pavilions market in the 6500 block of Platt Avenue when two men on foot opened fire about 11 p.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez. The man, who was struck at least once, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a light pole.
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March 20, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An argument at a 15-year-old girl's birthday party turned deadly when a man pulled out a gun and shot three people, two fatally, authorities said Sunday. The shootings took place about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at a quinceanera party in the 3700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Don Manumaleuna. One of the victims, 19-year-old Esteban Bueno, was pronounced dead at the scene, Manumaleuna said.
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