(Santa Ana) – The Orange County Health Care Agency has confirmed three cases of measles in Orange County in the last six weeks. These cases are unrelated and thus far have not resulted in transmission to other Orange County residents. In the last five years, Orange County has only seen zero to one case of the measles per year. The Orange County Health Care Agency reminds people that the way to protect yourself and your family against the measles is to get the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Continue reading
NEWS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, (714) 904-7042, Gail Krause, (714) 647-1840
Yorba Linda Homicide Suspect Identified
YORBA LINDA, Calif. – (February 5, 2014) – On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department began investigating the death of a deceased female found on the side of the roadway on Live Oak Lane in the city of Yorba Linda. During the course of the investigation, Sheriff’s Homicide investigators arrested Larry Soo Shin, 35, Yorba Linda, on suspicion of Murder. Continue reading
Clerk-Recorder Extends Hours
Effective Monday, February 3, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder will be extending the hours at the department’s branch offices in downtown Fullerton and at the Laguna Hills Civic Center. The branch offices will now be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The branch offices previously were open until 4:00 PM, while the department’s main offices in Santa Ana stayed open until 4:30 PM. For more information, please click here.
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder will also be offering extended hours and is now accepting reservations for couples who wish to be married on Valentine’s Day at the department’s three marriage offices. Continue reading
For Immediate Release
Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Benefits 124,262 Students in Orange County
Collaboration with DonorsChoose.org generated $1 million to help fund 1,051 eligible classroom projects for local public school teachers and students
BREA, CALIF., Jan. 6, 2014 – Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and DonorsChoose.org today announced that the 2013 Fuel Your School program generated $1 million in Orange County, benefitting 1,051 local public school classroom projects, including nearly 600 resources to help support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and impacting 124,262 students. Continue reading
The Orange County Archives may move to a Cal State Fullerton library, where students and professors could regularly study the naturalization records, cattle brands and other material chronicling this young county, according to the O.C. Register.
The idea comes from Supervisor Shawn Nelson, who represents Fullerton. It is a fantastic idea! Cal State Fullerton says they will protect the records – providing specialized storage with humidity and temperature controls that are currently lacking. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, (714) 904-7042/Gail Krause, (714) 647-1840
Winter Holiday DUI Campaign – Final Report
SANTA ANA, California (January 2, 1014) – The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown on drinking or drugged drivers has ended and resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from the sobriety checkpoints, special saturation patrols and routine patrols in the Orange County “Avoid the 38 ” DUI Campaign for the past 20 days.
From 12:01 AM Friday December 13, 2013 through midnight on Wednesday January 1, 2014 officers representing 38 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 862 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Last year, 971 DUI arrests occurred during the holiday campaign. Tragically, there was one death attributed to a drunk driver in our area. Last year, there were no DUI deaths reported. (NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report and/or Coroner reports pending). Continue reading
Orange County Health Care Agency
Orange County Reports Season’s First Influenza Death
Most Influenza in the County is pH1N1
(Santa Ana) – A 28 year-old Orange County woman died last week from influenza A (pH1N1)-related disease. This is the first influenza-related death reported in the county in a person under 65 this season.
Reports of influenza disease have increased in Orange County in the last couple of weeks. The vast majority of reported cases have been Influenza A and most of those have been due to a strain called pH1N1, the same strain that has been circulating since the 2009 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued an alert discussing reports from several states of severe illness in young and middle-aged adults due to pH1N1 virus. Continue reading
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 12NF3543: December 27, 2013
FULLERTON – A former maintenance worker at an assisted living senior home was sentenced today for sexually assaulting a 69-year-old disabled woman. David Moreno, 29, Riverside, pleaded guilty Dec. 6, 2013, to one felony count each of sexual battery on an institutionalized victim and sexual penetration by foreign object of an incompetent victim. He was sentenced today to three years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration. Continue reading
NEWS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, (714) 904-7042
Gail Krause, (714) 647-1840
SANTA ANA, Calif. – (November 29, 2013) – On Thursday, November 28, 2013 at approximately 1:38 p.m., Inmate Itzcoatl Ocampo (3-20-88) was pronounced deceased by medical staff at Western Medical Center (WMC), Santa Ana. Ocampo was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after becoming ill while in custody at the Orange County Jail (Central Jail Complex – Central Men’s Jail). Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 22, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713/Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
Freeway Construction On Hold For Thanksgiving
No closures anticipated on projects throughout the holiday weekend in Orange County
ORANGE – Drivers traveling Orange County freeways will enjoy easier rides to Thanksgiving feasts as Orange County Transportation Authority construction project closures will be suspended for the holiday weekend.
Closures associated with the West County Connectors, SR-91 widening and SR-57 lane addition projects will be halted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will not take place through Sunday, Dec. 1. Regular construction schedules and associated closures will resume on Monday, Dec. 2. Continue reading