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Recent articles by Eric:

Leaders call for unity at vigil following deadly shooting at Laguna Woods church

One pastor said the gunman Sunday wanted to divide people and urged participants to resist that ideology. → Read More

Multiple people wounded in shooting at Laguna Woods church

Deputies and Orange County Fire Authority paramedics are responding to the 24000 block of El Toro Road. → Read More

1 dead, 5 wounded by gunman at Laguna Woods church; alleged shooter is detained, hog-tied by crowd

The Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church was holding a luncheon at the Geneva Presbyterian Church on Sunday at the time of the shooting. → Read More

Rubbish fire damages Pacoima church, threatens apartments

The church was unoccupied at the time, firefighters said. The apartment building was evacuated. → Read More

Highland man convicted of workers’ comp fraud must pay $2.4 million in restitution – San Bernardino Sun

He admitted failing to pay for workers’ compensation insurance and underreporting payroll for multiple years, prosecutors said. → Read More

3 killed when Tesla slams into construction equipment in Newport Beach

Three people in a Tesla were killed when the car slammed into construction equipment on the Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach early Thursday, police said. → Read More

3 killed when Tesla slams into construction equipment in Newport Beach

Debris littered the ground around a large, damaged flatbed trailer that apparently came to rest blocking the road, as investigators surveyed the aftermath of the crash. → Read More

Coastal fire burns 20 homes, forces evacuations in Laguna Niguel

A temporary shelter was set up at Crown Valley Community Center on Crown Valley Parkway. → Read More

Flames engulf Dana Point home

Callers reported flames on the room and in the garage of a house on the 34000 block of Calle La Primavera at about 10:40 a.m. → Read More

$30 million awarded to fund wildfire-monitoring planes proven in major disasters

The planes will become a permanent part of the state’s firefighting arsenals, according to officials from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. → Read More

Coroner releases names of 3 children found dead in West Hills home on Mother’s Day – Daily News

Police discovered the bodies at the home on Victory Boulevard on Sunday, hours after neighbors reported the mother’s strange activity. → Read More

Mission Viejo man accused in $1.5 million COVID-19 relief scam sentenced to more than 2 years in prison

The loans were supposed to be for payroll and approved business expenses, but the defendant used the funds to pay off personal debts and purchase stock that he went on to trade at a profit. → Read More

Man’s body found in car linked to disturbance in Anaheim, suspect detained – Orange County Register

When police searched the car, officers found a recently dead man who had suffered unspecified trauma inside of the vehicle, police said. → Read More

3 children found dead in West Hills, mother detained

Their mother was held for questioning. No additional suspects were being sought as of Sunday afternoon, police said. → Read More

Former Lake Forest insurance agent accused of theft from elderly clients in San Bernardino County

One of his clients’ children learned that their parents had withdrawn cash from their annuities to personally loan Armstrong over $47,950, California Department of Insurance officials said. → Read More

Coyote that bit child on beach is fatally shot

A coyote that was fatally shot by Huntington Beach police was confirmed to be the one that bit a child on the beach, state wildlife officials said Sunday. → Read More

DNA confirms coyote that attacked 2-year-old in Huntington Beach is dead

The child suffered bites to her head and face that were not considered life-threatening officials said. → Read More

FBI: ‘Sextortionists’ are blackmailing teenage boys recorded in online sex acts – Daily News

Online criminals posing as girls trick teenage boys into compromising positions, and then force them to pay increasing sums of money to prevent recordings from being posted online, FBI officials sa… → Read More

Big rig explodes on 5 Freeway in San Clemente

The 18-wheeler that burned was hauling tanks of combustible materials, according to the California Highway Patrol’s logs. → Read More

Appeals court tosses vaccine mandate for California prison guards

A panel of three judges sided with the state’s prison system, the union representing its guards and Gov. Gavin Newsom in striking down the rule on Monday → Read More