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August 27, 1994
A 27-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were wounded early Friday morning in what police believe was a drive-by shooting. The victims, who were identified only as Buena Park residents, were each shot once as they stood on the 5800 block of Kingman Avenue at about 1:15 a.m. They were taken to West Anaheim Medical Center. Their wounds did not appear to be serious, said Police Lt. Patrick Black. Police arrived at the scene after receiving several 911 calls from residents who heard the gunfire.
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June 21, 1999
Police are looking for a driver who hit a man in a wheelchair in Stanton on Sunday evening, then fled. Ronald Wayne Howard, 38, was crossing the 8800 block of Cerritos Avenue about 6:40 p.m. when he was hit by a white Toyota, said Lt. Rich Paddock of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The driver "drove about 100 feet after he struck Mr. Howard, stopped, and then sped away," Paddock said.
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September 3, 1999 | City News Service
A shop employee at Knott's Berry Farm suffered an injured right ankle when a 700-pound safe he was helping move onto a truck fell on his foot, a security official at the amusement park said Thursday. "At no point was he trapped," said Pat Chavez, a security supervisor. The employee at the Geode Shop, which leases space at the park, was moving the safe with the store's owner and another employee when the accident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chavez said.
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April 6, 1998 | GEOFF BOUCHER
An unidentified man was in custody Sunday on suspicion of shooting his girlfriend to death in a Beach Boulevard motel, police said. The man was arrested Saturday night outside a room at the Ramada Limited at 800 S. Beach Blvd., where officers found a wounded woman, according to Sgt. Craig Hunter. The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of her family, was later pronounced dead at Columbia West Anaheim Medical Center, Hunter said. Officers had rushed to the motel about 9:30 p.m.
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November 1, 1996
An election day spaghetti dinner, open to the public, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St. The cost is $4 a person. "This is the perfect way to dine on election day," said Shelley Hellen, a spokeswoman for the Cypress Recreation and Park District, which is co-sponsoring the event. "It can be a real hassle to juggle responsibilities, eat dinner and vote too." The dinner is open to people of all ages, Hellen said.
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January 6, 1995
A gasoline-powered generator exploded in the garage of a two-story duplex early Thursday, injuring an 18-year-old man and causing about $50,000 in damage, firefighters and neighbors said. Jacob Wadkins suffered second-degree burns over 5% of his body, including his right hand and arm, about 2:30 a.m. in the 8500 block of Bel Air Street, said fire spokeswoman Emmy Day. Wadkins was adding gasoline to the generator when it exploded, said neighbor Glenda Fries.
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March 14, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG
A 71-year-old Cypress man was critically injured Monday when his car collided with a big rig in Buena Park, authorities said. James Myers was driving a 1984 Mercedes Benz north on Western Avenue shortly before noon when the car was broadsided by the truck in the intersection of Western and Artesia Boulevard, Buena Park Police Sgt. Chris Nunez said. Investigators suspect that either Myers or the truck driver, Gilbert Juarez, ran a red light, Nunez said.
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April 17, 1994
A 69-year-old woman and her ailing 34-year-old grandniece were hospitalized Saturday after they were found unconscious and barely breathing from apparent drug overdoses, authorities said. The Orange County Sheriff's Department had only sketchy information about the Stanton women and did not release their names. The women were taken to Anaheim General Hospital and West Anaheim Medical Center for treatment. Sheriff's Lt.
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August 17, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two young men collapsed and died, possibly from heat exhaustion, while working out Thursday on separate college campuses in Orange County, authorities said. Juan Pena, 24, of Garden Grove was pronounced dead about 12:15 p.m. at West Anaheim Medical Center after collapsing while jogging on the track at Cypress College, said Joseph Luckey, a spokesman for the Orange County coroner's office. Pena worked as a drugstore clerk and was not a student at the college, Luckey said. About 6 p.m.
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April 23, 1997
Two men running across Beach Boulevard were struck by a car and one was killed, sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. Jesus Valdivia, 57, of Westminster and a friend were running west across Beach Boulevard near Katella Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Monday when a sports car struck both men, killing Valvidia, Sheriff's Lt. Ron Wilkerson said. The driver did not see the men, Wilkerson said. Valvidia died at Columbia West Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim.
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