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From the Los Angeles Times | July 3, 2012
A woman allegedly caught siphoning gas Monday afternoon in Fountain Valley led officers on a high-speed chase across the busy 405 Freeway, where she smashed into two vehicles and a business before being being apprehended in Culver City, authorities said. At times, the woman reached speeds of 90 mph as she zigzagged across northbound lanes of the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident began shortly before 3 p.m., when the woman was seen siphoning gas. It was unclear whether she was trying steal the fuel or commit suicide, Officer Saul Gomez said.
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By: Andrew Edwards | October 13, 2005
Two people were killed late Sunday in a head-on collision on the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway when one of the drivers was reportedly traveling in the wrong direction. Belia Padilla, 22, of Huntington Beach, entered the freeway using the Birch Street offramp, according to the California Highway Patrol. After getting onto the freeway, she drove north in the southbound lanes. Padilla accelerated her 2001 Honda Accord to freeway speed before crashing into a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Nathaniel Jacobs, 21, of San Diego.
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April 28, 2005
Dave Brooks Transportation officials axed a controversial proposal to extend the Orange (57) Freeway to Pacific Coast Highway. In a 12-4 decision with Supervisor Bill Campbell absent, the Orange County Transportation Authority voted to exclude the extension from a list of transportation projects to be analyzed in a $1 million study to alleviate traffic congestion in central Orange County. Transportation staff recommended killing the proposal after early data showed that few motorists would actually use the new highway.
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By Michael Miller | March 21, 2012
State and county agencies may know by the end of this summer how they intend to widen the 405 Freeway, which has been targeted for renovation to accommodate predicted increases in traffic. Niall Barrett, a program manager for the Orange County Transportation Authority, said during a presentation Thursday at the Fountain Valley Mayor's Breakfast that officials are considering three alternatives to widen the freeway for 14 miles between the 605 in Seal Beach and the 73 in Costa Mesa.
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By L'Oreal Battistelli | June 7, 2007
Investigators are working to determine why a Westminster woman walked into traffic on the 405 Freeway north of Magnolia Avenue, putting her in the path of a big-rig truck that struck and killed her. The woman stopped her car on the southbound shoulder of the freeway and walked into traffic Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The truck, which was going about 55 mph, hit her from behind, authorities said. The trucker tried to swerve out of the way, but his right wheel struck her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Michael Alexander Independent | August 26, 2008
A crash in San Luis Obispo County left a 20-year-old Fountain Valley resident dead and a Huntington Beach resident badly injured, authorities said. Chadrik T. Miller, of Fountain Valley, died after the truck he was riding in rolled over on the 101 Freeway at 12:23 p.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Huntington Beach resident Robert A. Chamberlain, 20, was also a passenger and took major injuries, according to the CHP. Chamberlain was reported to be in stable condition at Marian Medical Center in the Santa Maria Valley.
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By Mona Shadia and By Mona Shadia | July 25, 2012
The trial of a Huntington Beach man accused of driving while using a suspended license and injuring another driver began Wednesday at the North Justice Center in Fullerton, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Oscar Paz, 32, was allegedly speeding on the Garden Grove (22) Freeway in his Volkswagen Jetta on Dec. 11 when he rear-ended a Nissan Pulsar driven by a 66-year-old man, prosecutors said. The collision caused the victim's vehicle to thrust across the freeway, hitting the center divider.
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From KTLA News | June 7, 2013
An investigation was underway on Thursday into a vicious brawl between two men on the 405 Freeway that was caught on video. The bloody confrontation took place just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday near the Beach Boulevard off-ramp in Huntington Beach, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident involved Richard Brun, a celebrity bodyguard, and a truck driver, identified as 40-year-old Denny Saavedra. The fight stemmed from a road-rage incident roughly 10 miles away, police said.
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From the Los Angeles Times | January 21, 2013
Drivers can expect overnight closures off the 405, 605 and 22 freeways near Orange County this week due to a major construction project, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority. From Tuesday to Friday night, the northbound 405 will be closed at Valley View Street, according to the transportation authority's website. Headed southbound, the 405 will be closed from Studebaker Road to Bolsa Chica Road starting at 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday. The northbound 405 connector to the northbound 605 will also be closed Thursday to Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Likewise, the southbound 405 to 605 connectors will also be closed during that time.
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By Mona Shadia and By Mona Shadia | July 25, 2012
The trial of a Huntington Beach man accused of driving while using a suspended license and injuring another driver began Wednesday at the North Justice Center in Fullerton, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Oscar Paz, 32, was allegedly speeding on the Garden Grove (22) Freeway in his Volkswagen Jetta on Dec. 11 when he rear-ended a Nissan Pulsar driven by a 66-year-old man, prosecutors said. The collision caused the victim's vehicle to thrust across the freeway, hitting the center divider.
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From the Los Angeles Times | July 3, 2012
A woman allegedly caught siphoning gas Monday afternoon in Fountain Valley led officers on a high-speed chase across the busy 405 Freeway, where she smashed into two vehicles and a business before being being apprehended in Culver City, authorities said. At times, the woman reached speeds of 90 mph as she zigzagged across northbound lanes of the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident began shortly before 3 p.m., when the woman was seen siphoning gas. It was unclear whether she was trying steal the fuel or commit suicide, Officer Saul Gomez said.
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By Michael Miller | March 21, 2012
State and county agencies may know by the end of this summer how they intend to widen the 405 Freeway, which has been targeted for renovation to accommodate predicted increases in traffic. Niall Barrett, a program manager for the Orange County Transportation Authority, said during a presentation Thursday at the Fountain Valley Mayor's Breakfast that officials are considering three alternatives to widen the freeway for 14 miles between the 605 in Seal Beach and the 73 in Costa Mesa.
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By Mona Shadia | December 21, 2011
A Huntington Beach man pleaded not guilty last week to charges that he drove on a suspended license and hit another driver, causing him severe brain injuries, then left the scene, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Oscar Paz, 31, was allegedly speeding in his Volkswagen Jetta around 5 a.m. Dec. 11 on the 22 Freeway when he rear-ended 66-year-old G. Krishnan's Nissan Pulsar. Paz's license had been suspended when he failed to appear in court for a speeding ticket.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | August 17, 2011
Plans are in the works to bring a hotel and residential units to Fountain Valley near the 405 Freeway in place of a vacant insurance company. An Ayres hotel and 88 residential units are expected to replace the Safeco Insurance building at 17570 Brookhurst St., where the building has been vacant for at least seven years, said Fountain Valley Planning and Building Director Andy Perea. "We do definitely want to see vacant properties occupied," he said. "It would bring property tax and transient occupancy tax to the city.
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January 12, 2011
A Huntington Beach woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping her 4-year-old daughter from a Newport Beach restaurant last spring. Angela Marie Aiton, 34, was sentenced to 123 days in jail and three years' probation after pleading guilty to felony child stealing, according to court records. She also must attend the court's Steps to Achieve Recovery Together program, according to records. Aiton had dinner May 28 with her daughter and her daughter's foster father at the Cheesecake Factory in Fashion Island, officials said.
SPORTS
March 18, 2010
With two ace pitchers behind the mound — Logan Pouelsen of the Angels and Braydon Salzman of the Dodgers — Saturday’s Ocean View Little League game on the Majors field was destined to be a battle. The Angels came out swinging and put two runs across in the first inning while the Dodgers remained scoreless as Pouelsen allowed no hits during his two innings on the mound. However, the tide turned in the third when Dodger bats starting moving. Key hits by Adam Tajudin and Gage Meyer resulted in three runs scored over the next two innings.
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December 8, 2009
A former Irvine resident who fled the country after killing a Fountain Valley man while drinking and driving was sentenced to nine years in state prison Monday. Youn Bum Lee, 42, is convicted of one felony count of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act with gross negligence while intoxicated with a sentencing enhancement for fleeing the scene of the crime, according to court documents. During the sentencing, the family and friends of Ryan Dallas Cook, 23, spoke, according the Orange County district attorney’s office.
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