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By Adolfo Flores and Anh Do | January 21, 2014
She was the youngest in a blended family, a psychology grad who discovered she'd really rather write - or talk, the big heart with the sunny personality who picked up causes and friends with a full embrace. Kim Pham, friends and family agreed, would be the last person in the world to end up the victim of street violence, according to the Los Angeles Times . But in the predawn hours Saturday, the 23-year-old was so severely beaten in a fight outside a trendy Santa Ana nightclub that she was still unconscious when the police arrived.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | August 15, 2012
A 17-year-old boy was shot to death Monday afternoon in what police believe was a personal dispute outside a 7-Eleven in Fountain Valley. According to Sgt. Kurt Ulrich, police responded to the scene at 1:21 p.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his neck in the minimart's parking lot at 16475 Harbor Blvd. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the victim as Valle Valeriano of Santa Ana. The suspect, 18-year-old Reda Safieddine of Fountain Valley, was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked at the Orange County Jail.
SPORTS
By Matt SzaboIndependent | April 24, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Ocean View High baseball coach Shane Borowski had a simple, yet all-too accurate description of Alfredo Sepulveda. "He was strike, get up there and throw the next strike, strike, get up there and throw the next strike," Borowski said. "His tempo was excellent." And the Seahawks provided plenty of run support for the sophomore right-hander, too, cruising to a 7-0 Golden West League victory over Santa Ana Friday at Ocean View High. Sepulveda allowed just three hits and one walk, striking out 12 while improving to 5-2. It was the kind of pitching performance that the Seahawks were definitely looking for after suffering a tough 5-4 loss to the Saints on the road Wednesday.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | February 21, 2008
A Huntington Beach man died in custody this week at the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana, Orange County sheriff’s officials said. Scott McCollum, who was 47, was found dead in his cell at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, sheriff’s spokesman Damon Micalizzi said. He had checked himself in Friday to serve a 35-day DUI sentence, he said. The cause of death has not been determined, though he appeared to have health problems the department was monitoring, he said. The investigation has been turned over to Orange County prosecutors, who look into all such jail deaths.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | October 18, 2013
As the final seconds ticked away to end Thursday's Golden West League football game between Ocean View and Santa Ana, Ocean View football coach Luis Nunez gave a thumbs-up, turned and shouted, "good job," back at his players and coaching staff on the Seahawks' sideline, then headed toward midfield to exchange post-game handshakes with the Saints. Nunez jumped the gun a bit, though, as Santa Ana, trailing by two touchdowns, called a timeout. You can't blame Nunez for his enthusiasm, as his team was about to sew up its first victory of the season.
NEWS
January 27, 2000
The following information is collected at the Orange County Clerk Recorder's office in Santa Ana. Births are reported from Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center. MARRIAGES HUNTINGTON BEACH Timothy R. Cyrus and Linda M. Merlo, Nov. 23 in Santa Ana Joerg H. Doerper and Martina L. Flodin, Nov. 23 in Santa Ana Barry W. Bross and Lindie Hatting, Nov. 23 in Santa Ana John J. Campbell Jr. and Jennifer S. Bemis, Nov. 26 in Garden Grove Sandeep T. Desai and Shefali N. Raghuwanshi, Nov. 27 in Long Beach Christopher C. Barrett and Amy E. Wooten, Dec. 23 in Santa Ana Ray A. Cruz and Angela Soriano, Dec. 24 in Huntington Beach Patrick A. Birkner and Christine E. Reynolds, Dec. 30 in Santa Ana FOUNTAIN VALLEY Michael T. Bui and Thuy H. Pham, Nov. 26 in Garden Grove BIRTHS FOUNTAIN VALLEY Colin M. Lawson, Dec. 3 Travis J. Hocker, Dec. 5
SPORTS
January 3, 2008
Ocean View?s Kenneth Tarpley has earned a top honor on the 2007 Golden West All-League Football Team. Tarpley, a senior, was named Co-Lineman of the Year in the league along with Westminster senior Andrew Kennedy. In addition to Tarpley, Ocean View had 10 others named all-league. Golden West All-League Football Team 2007 Most Valuable Player: Aaron Garbutt, Westminster, WR/DB, Jr. Offensive Player of the Year: Adam Salinas, Santa Ana, RB, Sr. Defensive Player of the Year: Toa Tuitea, Westminster, DE, Sr. Co-Linemen of the Year: Kenneth Tarpley, Ocean View, Sr. ; Andrew Kennedy, Westminster, Sr. First Team Offense Quarterback: Dana Maley, Ocean View, Sr. Running backs: Steven Marquez, Westminster, Sr.; Alex Gomez, Westminster, Sr.; Kyle Walker, Ocean View, Jr. ; Randy Gonzalez, Santa Ana, Jr.; Akeem Christian, Segerstrom, Sr.; Reggie Vaitolo, Saddleback, Sr. Wide Receiver: Philip Rodriguez, Ocean View, Sr. Linemen: Chris Oviedo, Santa Ana, Sr.; Robert Sales, Orange, Sr.; Marcos Aguilar, Santa Ana, Sr.; Frank Robles, Westminster, Sr.; Felix Ruclas, Santa Ana, Jr. Punter: Edgar Bejarano, Orange, Soph.
NEWS
November 7, 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 proved guilty. Nathan J. Thorpe, 23, Costa Mesa Anthony F. Galluppi, 29, Huntington Beach David A. Hunter, 25, Huntington Beach William A. Adams, 62, Arizona Diana T. Bartolme, 19, Huntington Beach Michael G. Williams, 39, Newport Beach Alejandro Sanchez, 25, Santa Ana Sharon L. Benter, 43, Huntington Beach Kyle E. McCarter, 19, Huntington Beach Esiquio Hernandez, 32, Santa Ana Henry D. Gonzalez, 31, Santa Ana William J. Belding, 41, Huntington Beach Carmen S. Zergman , 37, Huntington Beach Deanna C. Holloway, 35, Huntington Beach William K. Mendenhall, 22, Lakewood Brennan J. Newsom, 38, San Francisco Jeffrey A. Hunt, 34, North Hills
LOCAL
August 3, 2006
  EDITOR'S NOTE: These people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They are considered innocent until proved guilty.   Veronika M. Evic, 25, Santa Ana Richard D. Hamm, 22, Long Beach Ricardo Velazquez, 25, Huntington Beach Hugh Roberts, 50, Fountain Valley Joseph F. Campbell, 18, Bakersfield Stephen A. Hook, 21, Huntington Beach Justin T. Andrews, 23, Huntington Beach Eric S. Wolgamott, 32, Huntington Beach Nicole Keiser, 30, South Dakota Taylor Stolba, 24, Huntington Beach Bernandino Marcial, 34, Santa Ana Lynda L. McCroskey, 41, Huntington Beach John S. Griffin, 22, Huntington Beach Alex G. Martinez, 25, Huntington Beach Richard E. Stark, 39, Arizona Kelly H. Lund, 45, Huntington Beach Matthew C. Acocello, 34, Huntington Beach Brandon R. Leger, 25, Huntington Beach Jessica E. Watson, 36, La Canada Marilyn Quick, 45, Huntington Beach David A. Whitaker, 20, Huntington Beach Dion D. Tolliver, 30, Sacramento Cody S. Nowlin, 22, Burlingame David C. Done, 56, Pleasant Hill Stephanie T. Nguyen, 24, Laguna Niguel Robert J. Redaelli, 28, Santa Ana David Wasson, 41, Newport Beach Anthony V. Martinez, 26, Ontario Joseph C. Colazas, 20, Los Alamitos Michael B. Kay, 23, Santa Ana Brenda G. Brock, 47, Long Beach
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By Adolfo Flores and Anh Do | February 12, 2014
Two women were ordered Tuesday to stand trial for murder in the death of a 23-year-old woman who was beaten during an altercation outside a popular Santa Ana nightspot. The ruling followed a two-day hearing with attorneys dissecting the shaky and sometimes chaotic scene, captured on the cellphones of bystanders. Lawyers for  Vanesa Tapia Zavala  and  Candace Marie Brito , who are accused of killing  Kim Pham , of Huntington Beach, on Jan. 18, said it was Pham who instigated the brawl by throwing the first punch, then jumping on a woman who had tumbled to the ground.
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By Adolfo Flores | February 4, 2014
Two women charged with killing a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub were in court Tuesday, but the hearing to determine whether there's enough evidence to prosecute them was postponed to Monday. Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala, 25, have been charged with murder in the death of  Kim Pham . The 23-year-old from Huntington Beach was taken off life support days after she was pronounced brain-dead following the Jan. 18 melee outside The Crosby nightclub. Video of the incident and testimony from five Santa Ana police officers are expected to be presented at Monday's preliminary hearing in Westminster.
NEWS
By Adolfo Flores and Anh Do | January 21, 2014
She was the youngest in a blended family, a psychology grad who discovered she'd really rather write - or talk, the big heart with the sunny personality who picked up causes and friends with a full embrace. Kim Pham, friends and family agreed, would be the last person in the world to end up the victim of street violence, according to the Los Angeles Times . But in the predawn hours Saturday, the 23-year-old was so severely beaten in a fight outside a trendy Santa Ana nightclub that she was still unconscious when the police arrived.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | October 28, 2013
A Santa Ana man was charged Friday with murder in the stabbing death of a Huntington Beach man, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Rito Samuel Tejeda, 22, is being held on $1-million bail in the Central Jail Complex in Santa Ana and faces up to 26 years to life in state prison if convicted. The district attorney's office charged Tejeda with murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. Tejeda is accused of stabbing Frederick Sledge, 51, repeatedly Oct. 23 in an apartment in the 1400 block of Delaware Street, in Huntington Beach, and fleeing the scene on foot while covered in blood, according to officials.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | October 18, 2013
As the final seconds ticked away to end Thursday's Golden West League football game between Ocean View and Santa Ana, Ocean View football coach Luis Nunez gave a thumbs-up, turned and shouted, "good job," back at his players and coaching staff on the Seahawks' sideline, then headed toward midfield to exchange post-game handshakes with the Saints. Nunez jumped the gun a bit, though, as Santa Ana, trailing by two touchdowns, called a timeout. You can't blame Nunez for his enthusiasm, as his team was about to sew up its first victory of the season.
SPORTS
October 9, 2013
The Huntington Beach Green Chargers came up with their best offensive performance of the Pop Warner Football season Saturday to add another victory to the win column. Displaying a balanced attack, Huntington defeated the Santa Ana Red Monarchs, 36-18, to win its sixth game and remain undefeated. The Green Chargers scored on their third play from scrimmage when quarterback Blake Penso hit receiver Jake Brooks for a 50-yard touchdown pass. The passing game was led by Penso, Brooks, Nicholas Upstill and running back Cameron Eden . On the ground, the Green Chargers had more than 200 yards rushing.
SPORTS
July 3, 2013
Michael Vergara, 12, of Huntington Beach, swept his way to both the singles and doubles titles last weekend at the eighth annual Santa Ana Junior Open Championships. Vergara won both the boys' 12 singles and boys' 12 doubles titles. He is ranked 45th in the state, and 244th nationally, in the boys' 12 tennis rankings. Vergara will compete at the United States Tennis Assn. National Clay Court Championships, which run July 14-20 at Winston Salem, N.C. - From staff reports * Tourney coming Sand volleyball action will heat up Friday when the 2013 VolleyOC Youth National Tournament for youth players opens.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | December 12, 2012
Staring at a line of trophies that would be awarded to those competing in the Oak View Youth Soccer League Finals on Sunday, Jose Luis Rodriguez couldn't help but think about how far the league has come. The league founder and 17-year resident of Huntington Beach's Oak View community has seen the organization grow from the four teams it started out with in its inaugural 2003 season to about 30 teams and 700 boys and girls a year. An estimated 700 people came out to the Oak View Elementary School field Sunday to watch the league's five championship games for players 6-and-under to 14-and-under.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | August 15, 2012
A 17-year-old boy was shot to death Monday afternoon in what police believe was a personal dispute outside a 7-Eleven in Fountain Valley. According to Sgt. Kurt Ulrich, police responded to the scene at 1:21 p.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his neck in the minimart's parking lot at 16475 Harbor Blvd. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the victim as Valle Valeriano of Santa Ana. The suspect, 18-year-old Reda Safieddine of Fountain Valley, was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked at the Orange County Jail.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brittany Woolsey | May 2, 2012
Orange County has produced some great bands: No Doubt, Social Distortion and The Offspring, to name a few. On Monday night, up-and-comers Moostache proved they've also blessed O.C. with talent. The Huntington Beach natives concluded their month-long residency at The Constellation Room in Santa Ana with co-headliners Nicole Vaughn and Her Lovely Band. Opening up with "Hands of Steel," Moostache showed off a sound comparable to alternative/indie bands Wilco and The Shins. The group blended its talents flawlessly.
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