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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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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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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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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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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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June 21, 1999 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
The Parks and Recreation Department is expected to ask the City Council at its meeting tonight to allocate $4,000 to fund four $1,000 scholar-athlete scholarships. Candidates for the scholarships must be high school seniors who are enrolled for college in the fall and must play varsity sports or participate at a regional, state or national level in an amateur sport. They also should perform community service work and have a grade-point average higher than 3.0.
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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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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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December 21, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 67-year-old Tustin man died Tuesday in a fire possibly sparked by medical equipment he was using at his home. Authorities did not immediately release his name. The fire occurred about 6:15 p.m. in the living room of a house on the 700 block of Clark Way where the man lay in an electric hospital-type bed equipped with an oxygen generator, said Capt. Steve Miller, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority.
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November 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
An 81-year-old woman was critically injured and four other people were hurt Sunday after fire erupted at an assisted-care facility in Tustin. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Stephen Miller said fire crews responded at 10:40 a.m. to the facility in the 12000 block of Newport Avenue. The fire was extinguished at 11:03 a.m., he said. The most severely injured was a woman who suffered second- and third-degree burns. She was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, Miller said.
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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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