Placentia wisely exits costly fire contract

16 January 2020, 7:04 am

California cities are feeling the crunch as compensation costs for public employees consume growing shares of their budgets. The main culprits are pensions — those defined-benefit deals that give ...... Read More »

Prunedale man arrested for shooting from moving vehicle: SPD

14 January 2020, 9:35 am

A two week investigation led to an arrest of a man videod shooting a rifle out of a moving vehicle, reported Salinas police.... Read More »

Sgt. Daron Wyatt bids emotional farewell to the Anaheim PD

14 January 2020, 8:44 am

One of your neighbors posted in Crime & Safety. Click through to read what they have to say. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.) ...... Read More »

Homelessness continues to be a county-wide issue, but how individual cities are addressing it differs

5 January 2020, 3:00 am

Placentia and Buena Park set plans in motion to open shelters in 2020 and Fullerton ... New tents are placed inside a city designated homeless area on Avineda Vista Hermosa in San Clemente, CA, on ...... Read More »

Gardena police release surveillance video, seek public’s help in finding occupants of vehicle seen near shooting scene

11 December 2019, 7:56 am

Gardena police asked for help from the public Wednesday ... The victim, Andrew Lavelle Price II, 36, of Placentia, was struck in the hip by gunfire, which came from two vehicles. He was taken to ...... Read More »

Placentia man killed in Gardena shooting, police searching for suspects

30 November 2019, 10:58 pm

Police in Gardena are searching for suspects involved in a car-to-car shooting Saturday night that left a Placentia man dead. Police said 36-year-old LaVelle Price II was shot in the hip when bullets ...... Read More »

Possibly armed domestic violence suspect leads police on chase through L.A.

12 July 2019, 9:07 am

LOS ANGELES, California -- A domestic violence suspect led police on a pursuit through Los Angeles and Orange counties. Anaheim police initiated the chase in the Placentia area. The domestic violence ...... Read More »

Police Say Struggle Recorded on Video Was Not an Abduction

10 June 2019, 10:27 am

(AP) — Southern California authorities ... video showing the scene. Police noted, however, there were no matching reports of a missing girl. The department said Monday that detectives determined that ...... Read More »

Remembering When the Home of Placentia’s First African American Family Was Firebombed

16 May 2019, 3:23 am

California was very much a part of what was happening anywhere ... Smith was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and he later became a Placentia police officer and eventually an Orange ...... Read More »

US Creative Work of the Week: Donate Life California gives speeders second chances

24 April 2019, 5:28 am

Nobody likes getting pulled over by the police. But a program in California gives speeders and other minor traffic offenders a second chance – if they are organ donors. Those pulled over by Fullerton ...... Read More »

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