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July 2, 2008
EDITOR’S NOTE: These people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They are considered innocent until proven guilty.   David Woodall, 48, Huntington Beach Maryam Zaher, 32, Newport Beach Fred Nepolello, 48, Irvine Geoffrey L. Rudy, 39, Huntington Beach Joshua R. Mino, 27, Orange Gilbert T. Martinez, 39, Harbor City Randall G. Willard, 44, Garden Grove Gabriel A. Ramirez, 41, Riverside Tamara M. Honsaker, 50, Mission Viejo Salvador G. Mejia, 21, Santa Ana Jonathon Aguilera, 18, Foothill Ranch Tammie M. Medina, 40, Commerce City, Colo.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
Michael Matter A sewage leak originating in Garden Grove closed two marinas in Huntington Harbour last week and over the holiday weekend. Both the Sunset Aquatic and Portofino Cove marinas in the Huntington Harbour water area were closed to swimmers last Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The spill was caused by a line puncture in Garden Grove's sewage collection system, said Monica Mazur spokeswoman for the County of Orange Health Care Agency, Environmental Health.
NEWS
December 17, 2009
A police investigation uncovered the identity and led to the arrest of a Garden Grove man suspected of attempted murder. Shawn Michael Espinoza, 39, was arrested Dec. 10 in connection with a Dec. 2 attempted murder and robbery incident, officials said. He is charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, use of a firearm, second-degree attempted murder and street terrorism, according to court documents. He is expected to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Friday in courtroom W-15 at the West Justice Center.
NEWS
December 18, 2009
A Garden Grove man suspected in an attempted murder case was supposed to be arraigned today, but the arraignment was put off until January. A police investigation uncovered the identity of Shawn Michael Espinoza, 39, who is suspected of being the shooter in a attempted murder and robbery incident Dec. 2, officials said. He will be charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, use of a firearm, second-degree attempted murder and street terrorism, according to court documents.
NEWS
April 1, 2010
An 18-year-old Fountain Valley man, believed to part of an Asian street gang, and an accomplice were arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly dragging a women behind their car Saturday. Christopher Dai-Ichi Yu, 18, along with 19-year-old Lynn Ai Quach, of Garden Grove, were arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder Saturday. The two are also expected to be charged with enhancements for being in a criminal street gang, robbery and discharging a firearm. Both face a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
NEWS
August 15, 2002
The following people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all crimes, are considered innocent until proven guilty. Keith J. Johnson, 29, Garden Grove Jason L. Brummett, 24, El Monte Megan E. Kyle, 22, Seal Beach Kellie S. Vigil, 42, Huntington Beach Michael D. Brown, 31, Garden Grove Jose A. Gonzalez, 53, Lake Forest Peter J. Tyrovolas Jr., 35, Huntington Beach Allan W. Mukai, 42, Huntington Beach Frank Lombardi, 57, Costa Mesa Karen H. Hennessey, 39, Huntington Beach Brennan J. Cecka, 23, Scottsdale, Arizona Kathryn B. Logan, 21, Huntington Beach Heath G. Carter, 36, Huntington Beach Kate M. Cooper, 25, Santa Ana Ronald A. Mortvedt, 35, Huntington Beach Jacqueline W. Phillips, 47, Orange Trevor A. Burdge, 19, Huntington Beach Gregory T. Ritchie, 39, Fountain Valley Daniel R. Alvarado, 24, La Verne Gregory E. Richmond, 24, Laguna Beach David O. Humphries, 50, Huntington Beach
NEWS
October 14, 1999
Fountain Valley Lori Marie Gunderson, 46, Fountain Valley Ronald Louis Ross, 55, Garden Grove Huntington Beach Aaron B. Rush, 26, Huntington Beach Tony N. Durbin, 31, Garden Grove Juan R. Marin, 29, Huntington Beach Brian P. Gaglia, 35, Colton Scott R. Firm, 38, Huntington Beach Mark J. Siano, 35, Huntington Beach Peter C. Damalas, 24, Huntington Beach Cindy B. LeClair, 24, Huntington Beach ...
NEWS
July 25, 2002
Garden Grove marketing specialists, Dale and Sharon Pedersen of Star Real Estate and area youths expressed their patriotism by distributing some 3,500 flags to Garden Grove residents on July 4th. This tradition of flag planting has been taking place yearly for more than a decade. The Pedersens are residents of Garden Grove and take great pride in their community and its people. Each year, the Pedersens recruit help from the community's you, many who have helped distribute flags in past years.
FEATURES
August 31, 2006
The Huntington Beach Independent asked the kids at Brewbakers what they liked about working with pretzel dough.   "You can make stuff out of it, like a fish or a bear." Natalie Urbina, 9, Garden Grove "You can make it any shape." Sierra Lund, 9, Garden Grove "You get to put your hands in real dough and make things." Victoria "Tori" Nelson, 9, Cypress "You can see what it turns out like when it gets higher. When you first make it, you don't know what it's going to look like."
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NEWS
February 3, 2014
Fountain Valley police arrested a Garden Grove man Tuesday after finding more than $11,000 worth of drugs and a handgun in his vehicle, authorities said. Officers arrested Dong Min, 23, on suspicion of possession and transportation of methamphetamine for sale, possession of an ounce of marijuana and possession of a firearm, according to a press statement. The suspect was being held in the West Justice Center in Westminster on $25,000 bail. Authorities stopped Min at 8:42 p.m. for traffic violations near Ward Street and Slater Avenue.
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NEWS
November 25, 2013
A former Garden Grove police officer was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison for forcibly sodomizing three women. Jesse Andrew Green, 36, of Huntington Beach was found guilty Sept. 6 of three counts of forcible sodomy, but a jury was not able to reach a verdict on one count of rape, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. The defendant was reported to have dated the three women from April 2006 to November 2009 while working for the Garden Grove and Calexico police departments.
NEWS
September 9, 2013
A former Garden Grove police officer was convicted Friday of forcibly sodomizing three women, all of whom he had dated. Jesse Andrew Green, 36, of Huntington Beach, was found guilty by a jury at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana of three felony counts of forcible sodomy. He faces nine to 24 years in state prison and will also have to register as a sex offender. His sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 22. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on an additional rape charge.
NEWS
May 7, 2013
A woman struck by two vehicles in Huntington Beach on Tuesday morning is in critical condition, according to police. The 34-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was found unconscious on Beach Boulevard, north of Edinger Avenue about 2:40 a.m. Authorities said she was walking east across Beach underneath the 405 Freeway overpass when she was hit by a 36-year-old man from Garden Grove in a white 2013 Honda Accord traveling north....
NEWS
From the Los Angeles Times | March 11, 2013
A woman in her 20s was killed Sunday in Garden Grove when the vehicle she was in hit a telephone pole and then a building, authorities said. Ariel Johnson, 21, of Lake Forest, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning, after driver Shauna Ahyen, 21, of Fountain Valley, veered off the road, Garden Grove Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said. Johnson was one of three occupants of a vehicle driven by Ahyen, who is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI, Garden Grove police said in a statement.
NEWS
February 15, 2013
A former Huntington Beach police officer was sentenced Friday for conspiring in text messages and phone calls to illegally dismiss a legitimate traffic citation. Erik Michael Krause, 44, was sentenced to one year of probation and 30 days in jail or completion of 100 hours of community service. A Garden Grove officer involved in the case, Michael John Zannitto, 47, received the same sentence Jan. 25. The defendants did not know each other prior to the crime. Krause was a 22-year department veteran when he issued a traffic citation to a 32-year-old unnamed woman who was allegedly speeding near a stopped school bus. He wrote detailed notes on the ticket on Nov. 9, 2011.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 9, 2013
A Fountain Valley man who was a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to six years in state prison for raping two women, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office. Miguel Lerma Jr., 33 pleaded guilty to a felony charge of forcible rape and rape of an intoxicated person. The defendant was also sentenced to lifetime registration as a sex offender, barring him from entering county recreational areas and city parks. At the time of the attacks, Lerma worked as an officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the Department of Homeland Security.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | February 2, 2011
Ocean View High's Michael Congelliere stepped into some rare company by being named to the 2010 All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division team. Congelliere, a senior listed at 6 feet 1, 240 pounds, was one of five linebackers named to the division's defensive team. Quarterback Josh Webb and Coach Willy Puga of division champion Garden Grove were named Offensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively. The Defensive Player of the Year honor went to linebacker Preston Risser of Corona del Mar. He was one of eight players from the Golden West League to be named to the Southern Division team.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 17, 2010
Coastline Community College is hosting a free business forum and expo Friday in Garden Grove. Coastline's business development program Project Success will bring together the green and information technology industries for the free event. The Coastline Community College is based in Fountain Valley with facilities in Costa Mesa and Westminster. Speakers from the Governor's Office of Economic Development, State Board of Equalization and others will discuss trends in the industries.
LOCAL
April 8, 2010
An 18-year-old Fountain Valley man, believed to be part of an Asian street gang, and an accomplice were arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly dragging a women behind their car Saturday. Christopher Dai-Ichi Yu, 18, along with 19-year-old Lynn Ai Quach, of Garden Grove, were arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder Saturday. The two are also expected to be charged with enhancements for being in a criminal street gang, robbery and discharging a firearm.
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