Placentia police chief Rick Hicks speaks at the podium before several police chiefs and an FBI special agent for a news conference to announce the arrest of Itzcoatl Ocampo as the serial killer of four homeless men, the latest Friday night, where Ocampo was caught in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
Police say a homeless man was found stabbed to death behind a fast-food restaurant in Anaheim and police have detained a man they believe is responsible for the killing — and the killings of several other homeless men during the last few weeks.
Itzcoatl Ocampo, 23, of Yorba Linda, was arrested in connection with the slaying of a man behind a Carls Jr. in Anaheim on Saturday. He was held without bail for suspicion of murder, Santa Ana police said.
Anaheim Deputy Chief Craig Hunter said Ocampo fits the description of a man wanted for three stabbing deaths — in Anaheim, Placentia and Yorba Linda — that began Dec. 20. And the Orange County Register is reporting that police believe the suspect "is connected to the recent slayings of three other homeless men" in the county.
The attack behind a Carl's Jr. on East La Palma Ave. was in progress when an emergency operator got a call at 8:17 p.m. Friday, according to Anaheim police. Friday night's victim was known to locals as "John." He was believed to be a Vietnam War veteran in his mid-60s. It was unclear where his last address was. Several people told television station he was a nice guy, not an aggressive beggar.
Jacqueline Gelfand, the ex-head of a Los Angeles nonprofit organization, has admitted to stealing over $100K.
The 61-year-old former executive director of InsideOUT, an organization that teaches writing programs to youth within the juvenile hall system, entered a plea on Friday to three felony counts — one of grand theft and two of commercial burglary.
Under a plea deal, Gelfand is expected to get a year in jail, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service when
Gelfand is set for sentencing on Feb. 9. Under the plea deal she is expected to get one year in jail, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. She also must pay more than $86,000 in restitution.
In 2008 and 2009 Gelfand unlawfully took money and personal property from InsideOUT Writers, Inc., the criminal complaint alleges.
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Aerosmith singer chats with a fan in the VIP section of Coachella in 2008.
Ebay wins for the highest priced package: four 3-day VIP passes for $23,810.00. Stubhub has hundreds of tickets selling for thousands of dollars with a range of about $559 to $1,500 per General Admission pass. Craigslist is a sea of scams and swaps with many ads coming in a hundreds of dollars above face value.
The official Coachella site is also a resource for post-sold out options. There you'll find everything from hysteria, to borderline prostitution, to optimists with sales data charts telling people to calm down and wait it out.
For fans who spent hours battling the cue, never got through, and left ticketless and blue, there's no shortage of places to vent. Don't let your unrequited festival feelings go unheard. Twitter and Tumblr understand.
Today's bomb threat at Alhambra High School ended with no bomb being found.
This morning at 11:40 a.m., someone called in a bomb threat. School officials notified the school police officer, who notified the Alhambra police dispatch, said Sgt. Jerry Johnson, a spokesman with the Alhambra Police Department.
A thorough search was conducted, which included three canine teams, but they found no explosive device on campus, Johnson said.
The campus was declared safe at 2:30 p.m., Johnson said, which was close to the regular end of the school day. The students, who were waiting on the track field, were allowed to leave at that point.
It’s a crime to call in a bomb threat whether or not a bomb is actually found, so a criminal investigation is underway, Johnson said.
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When you can't hear the train, that's when the train is coming. And that's exactly how Orange County wants it.
On Jan. 18, the Orange County Transportation Authority will be celebrating its victory over railroad noise pollution with the establishment of "quiet zones" throughout the county. In your face, horns!
Additionally, OCTA has just completed a comprehensive rail safety program with $85 million of enhanced safety measures implemented at more than 50 crossings. The upgrades allowed OC cities to apply for "quiet zone" status, said the Orange County Transportation Authority in a statement.
Currently, more than 72 commuter and freight trains travel through the OC every day. By 2030 that number is expected to grow to 108. Multiply that by the law requiring engineers to sound the horn up to four times per crossing, and the answer is: loud.