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Bobcat struck by patrol car on Laguna Canyon Road is recovering well thanks to quick response by 2 police officers

LAKE FOREST — When Laguna Beach Police Officer Thomas McGuire stooped down to look into a cage at the Serrano Animal & Bird Hospital on Friday, Feb.22, he heard a low growl and quick hiss.


Detectives hope this old photo can help in the Linda O'Keefe cold case investigation

Hoping to jog the memories of longtime residents who might have crossed paths with the suspect in the kidnapping and killing of 11-year-old Linda O’Keefe in July 1973, authorities have released a photo of James Alan Neal to show what he may have looked like at the time of the slaying.


Two California men arrested after truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.


Housing proposed to replace Dove Canyon Plaza in Rancho Santa Margarita

The buildings in the Dove Canyon Plaza are half-empty or empty. The businesses that are still there are thinking of leaving. Now, William Lyon Homes is proposing to build housing at the 8-acre site, which is by the entrance of the gated Dove Canyon community in Rancho Santa Margarita.


After The Rain In Lake Forest: Patch Photo Of The Day

LAKE FOREST, CA — Thursday's winter storm blew through Lake Forest with a swift vengeance. Thanks to Patch reader Waheeda Kurji. "I just caught this calm right after the storm," Kurji told Patch. That, and part of a double rainbow that appeared right at the storm's end.


23-year-old man arrested in Newport Beach bank robbery

A 23-year-old San Diego County resident has been arrested in the robbery of Citibank in Newport Beach. The arrest of Marco Antonio Rodriguez Arrango of San Marcos followed a search warrant served this week. Details of what authorities found were not available on Saturday.


Feds Foil Boatload of Asian Immigrants from Entering U.S. on Orange County Beach

Fourteen foreign nationals, most from Asia, made it about 80 nautical miles from Mexico into the U.S. on Jan. 28 before landing their boat on an Orange County beach inside the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, running across Pacific Coast Highway and attempting to hide near Huntington Harbor.


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


Orange County restaurants shut down by health inspectors (Feb. 14-22)

Restaurants and other food businesses closed by health inspectors in Orange County from Feb. 14 to Feb. 22, 2019:. Nam Giao Restaurant, 10145 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove. Victoria Bakery, 709 N. Bristol St., Suite J, Santa Ana.


California lawmaker proposes limit-less lanes in the state

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — Sen. John Moorlach (R - Costa Mesa) wants to bring the German Autobahn concept to California. Moorlach introduced SB 319 on Tuesday, February 19. The proposed legislation that would create limit-less lanes on the southbound and northbound sides of Interstate 5 and State Route 99.


Ex Orange County Teacher Sentenced to 2 Years for Sex With 17-Year-Old Boy

A man who taught at an Orange County high school was handed a two-year state prison sentence Friday for a sex act involving a 17-year-old boy who lived with him for a short time in Long Beach.


Meghan King Edmonds Spotted Filming ‘Real Housewives of Orange County,’ But Is She Returning?

Is Meghan King Edmonds ready for her close-up again? The Real Housewives of Orange County alum was recently spotted filming for season 14. “She did a shoot with Shannon [Beador] and Tamra [Judge],” a source confirms to Us Weekly. “She was in town [and] just wanted to chat up.”


Don't miss these 5 top dramas screening around Irvine

Looking to reflect on the humanity of it all? Take a look at this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Irvine. Here are the best drama films to catch in theaters, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film


I-5 On-Ramp Closed In Mission Viejo

MISSION VIEJO, CA — On Friday morning, California Highway Patrol alerted drivers that the westbound on-ramp from La Paz to Northbound I-5 Freeway was closed, temporarily, for repairs.


Snowy Visions From Mission Viejo: Patch Photo Of The Day

MISSION VIEJO, CA — Mission Viejo is drinking in the rare sight of snow on nearby mountain peaks. Resident Suzanne Levesque shared her favorite photos with Patch. "These were taken on Alicia Parkway, near Lake Mission Viejo," she told us.


KTLA anchor Chris Burrous died of methamphetamine overdose during a sexual encounter, coroner says

KTLA5 weekend anchor Chris Burrous, who was found unconscious in a Glendale motel room two days after Christmas, died from an accidental methamphetamine overdose, the county coroner reported today.


Lake Forest Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

LAKE FOREST, CA — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Frost Advisory for your area on Friday, lasting from 1:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can find more info from the National Weather Service here.


Actors and Models in Orange County for Music Video

Female and Male Actors/Models needed for Orange County Music Video. BeatStreet Connection is casting for a music video similar to Imagine Dragons’ “On top of the World”. We’re looking for male and female models and actors to fill these roles:


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


Lightning, Hail, Snow, Road Closures In Orange County

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA — Wild weather hit the Orange County coast, Thursday afternoon. Storm clouds brought in thunder, lightning, and pea-sized hail that battered much of the county.