Irvine, CA

Community mourns death of toddler struck by Amazon van in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. - Residents at an Irvine apartment complex are mourning the death of a 23-month-old girl after she was hit and killed by an Amazon delivery van Tuesday afternoon. "I heard the mother screaming," one resident told FOX 11's Laura Diaz. "I peaked out the window and I got...
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Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed 67-year-old man in Fullerton

Fullerton police arrested a man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run on Thursday that left a 67-year-old man dead. The initial incident occurred near Chapman Avenue and Ladera Vista Drive Thursday morning at around 5 a.m., when the driver of a white Ford F-250 struck a bicyclist from behind, throwing him from his bike into a brick planter. The driver then fled the scene. The bicyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he was later pronounced dead. According to police, the suspect was last seen running from his vehicle on foot after he came to a stop near Jacaranda Place and Delphine Place by a witness who had followed him from the scene.As they investigated the collision, police received a call from the driver who was turning himself in. They arrested 21-year-old Anaheim resident Jonathan Ocampo for felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. Ocampo is being held on $500,000 bail. The identity of the 67-year-old man "will be released by the Orange County Coroner at a time they deem appropriate," police said.
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Hit-and-Run Driver Shatters Long-Time Dream of Couple Married for 50 Years

The family of a 67-year-old man killed by a hit-and-run driver returned to the site of the crash Thursday looking for answers. Family of Elfego Andrade gathered with friends near Chapman Avenue and Ladera Vista Drive in Fullerton. Andrade was biking to work early Thursday when he was struck from behind and killed by the driver of a green 1999 Ford F-250 pickup who stopped after the crash, drove up onto the sidewalk, then drove off.

Judge denies visitation for Irvine doctor accused of poising husband with Drano

Only a single nod of relief by Dr. Jack Chen after an Orange County Judge denied any visitations between his wife, Irvine dermatologist Dr. Yue Yu."I am not going to grant any communication between the respondent and the children," the judge said. Chen accused his wife of using Drano to poison him and during a hearing in family court on Thursday, the judge extended a restraining order against Yu, keeping the couple's two young children in his custody. Chen's attorney claims they have hours of video that shows her pouring the toxic substance into his cup. The attorney said it was...

Another massive street takeover; this one caught on video in Anaheim

Dozens of cars took over an intersection in Anaheim until police arrived to break up the scene Thursday morning. The incident took place on South Douglass Road outside of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) around 1 a.m. Video showed a crowd gathered in the street as cars were doing spinouts. A passenger could […]

Irvine: A National Role Model for Sustainability

The master-planned city represents the modern version of a 19th-century garden city – a largely self-contained and environmentally sustainable community. Critically, Irvine is not an outlier, but a role model for other communities – from The Woodlands outside Houston to New Albany in central Ohio – that are creating a new and more sustainable reality for households and families. Indeed, in discussions with other developers and planners in my research, Irvine is repeatedly cited as an example of the kind of community they want to create.

Arrest made in Fullerton hit-and-run crash that killed grandfather

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Fullerton Thursday morning, police announced Friday. The suspect, identified as Jonathan Ocampo of Anaheim, was taken into custody later in the day Thursday following an investigation into the crash, the Fullerton Police Department stated in a news release. Ocampo was […]

Unusual Jewelry Store at the Spectrum Attracts Teen Clientele

— a jewelry boutique first established in La Jolla — has been popular among teens. In July, the company opened its second retail store. The new store is located at the Irvine Spectrum Center, next to the Haagen-Dazs and Bella Plant Co. stores. The brand was created by Griffin...

Ducks found in Orange County with beaks severed

The two ducks were found at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley and brought to the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center for treatment. The ducks, one male and one female, were found on July 31st and August 13th.
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OC Man Who Lost Wife, Daughter in Kobe Crash Describes Day of Accident

An Orange County man who lost his wife and daughter in the helicopter crash that killed NBA star Kobe Bryant told a jury today that when he heard news reports that gruesome photos of the accident scene had been snapped and shared by first responders, his reaction was “disbelief that shifted to anger.”

Sunny Park Seeks Investigation of Alleged James Mai Hate Crime

This is somewhat personally embarrassing, but I’ll own it. At the time when Vern was wondering what the hell was going on with Supervisorial candidate Sunny Park, and I was offering a long hypothesis (which I now abjure, because I was obviously wrong) as to why she might not be responsive to requests that she condemn it, she had already sent me an email reply condemning any such alleged hate crime, and calling both for an investigation, and for the removal of any county appointee found to have done it. I didn’t notice it in my inbox, yesterday 8/17 at 2:32 p.m., because I was busy and it came from “Team Park,” so I had glossed over it as merely a campaign email. D’ohh!

NB Police Department Cites 206 Vehicles During Joint Enforcement Operation for Loud Exhausts and Street Racing

In continuing with efforts to address increasing instances of street racing and the number of vehicles with loud/modified vehicle exhaust, the Newport Beach Police Department’s Traffic Division hosted an enforcement operation on Saturday, August 13. This joint enforcement operation utilizing motorcycle officers and other police officers from the Newport...

Disneyland raises prices on Magic Key annual passes, adds surprising perks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — ForDisneyland Magic Key annual passholders, not being able to renew their about-to-expire passes has been a major pain point recently. No new passes have been available for months — at some levels, since last year — and many of the park’s most frequent visitors have been deeply concerned that Disneyland’s current annual pass program would end altogether, like the company ended the previous annual pass program during the park’s pandemic closure.

Did Garden Grove’s Pop Warner League defraud their players?

In July 2022, the Garden Grove Police Department became aware that the Garden Grove Pop Warner 2022 “Bulldogs” football season had been canceled due to the league falling out of compliance with the Orange Empire Conference, as well as losing their non-profit status. At this time, we also...