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Rancho Santa Margarita (Orange, California)

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  • Family Celebrates Missing Woman's Birthday

    PACIFIC PALISADES-- Family and friends of a missing Orange County college student, gathered at a seaside restaurant in Pacific Palisades to celebrate the young woman's 21st birthday. Donna Jou was last seen getting on the back of a motorcycle being...
  • Thunder and Lightning Shake Up SoCal Skies

    LOS ANGELES -- Parts of Los Angeles will see lightning, thunder, and showers Monday, said weather forecasters, as storms originating in Orange County move north. The storms are expected to bring no more than a quarter inch of rain to some local areas....
  • Great Dane Helps Foil Robbery

    LADERA RANCH -- An Orange County couple's Great Dane proved, once again, that a dog is a man's best friend. The couple has their 180 pound canine "Ace" to thank for foiling an attempted robbery. Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino says an...
  • Sex Offender Accused of Drugging, Dumping Co-Ed

    LOS ANGELES -- A convicted sex offender has been officially charged in the disappearance and presumed death of a 19-year-old Orange County woman. John Steven Burgess, 36, made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon for arraignment on one felony...
  • 2 Killed in SoCal Workplace Explosion Identified

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- Authorities say a failing water heater is to blame for an explosion that killed two people and injured another at a manufacturing plant in Rancho Santa Margarita. Isidro Escheverria, 34, of Oceanside, and Jose Jimenez, 51, of...
  • Man Arrested for Shining Laser Beam at Sheriff's Helicopter

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA --  A Rancho Santa Margarita man was behind bars Friday for allegedly pointing a laser beam at an Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopter pilot that was on routine patrol. Mitchell Cruz Re, 20, was arrested Thursday evening....
  • Man Gets 26 Years for Killing "Complaining" Boss With Pickax

    Man Gets 26 Years for Killing "Complaining" Boss With Pickax
    SANTA ANA -- A day laborer who repeatedly hit his boss with a shovel, and then used a pickax to crush his head, was sentenced Friday to 26 years to life in prison. Ernesto Hernando Avalos, 23, of Santa Ana was convicted in March of the Jan. 27, 2007,...
  • Elementary School Spray-Painted with Swastikas, Racial Slurs

    Elementary School Spray-Painted with Swastikas, Racial Slurs
    LAKE FOREST -- Two adults and three teens are behind bars, suspected of vandalizing a Lake Forest elementary school with spray-painted swastikas and racial slurs. Neighbors of Foothill Ranch Elementary School called the sheriff's department about 11 p.m....
  • Adoptive Mother Files Appeal in Bitter Custody Battle

    Adoptive Mother Files Appeal in Bitter Custody Battle
    SANTA ANA -- The adoptive mother of a 2 year old girl has filed an appeal in a bitter custody battle to keep the child she has raised since birth. Stacey Doss, 45, of Rancho Santa Margarita filed the appeal after an Orange County judge ruled that Vanessa...
  • 2 Men Arrested in Case of Missing OC Teen

    2 Men Arrested in Case of Missing OC Teen
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- Police say a registered sex offender is one of two men arrested in the case of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared from her home last Wednesday. The suspects are accused of trying to arrange separate meetings with the girl...
  • Bail Bondsman Shot Inside Rancho Santa Margarita Home

    Bail Bondsman Shot Inside Rancho Santa Margarita Home
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- The owner of a bail bond agency was shot and killed after entering a residence in Rancho Santa Margarita Saturday night, police said. Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, of Newport Beach entered a house in the 21300 block of...
  • Investigation ongoing in business owner's death

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate the fatal shooting of a Newport Beach owner of a bail bonds company, a department spokesman said. Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, was shot at least twice by an unspecified type of handgun...