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Girl, 9, shot and killed in Anaheim shooting identified

ocregister.com — The girl shot and killed outside an Anaheim apartment complex was identified Thursday morning by Orange County coroner officials. Ximena Meza, 9, was a little over a month away from her 10th birthday when she was shot and killed Wednesday night, said Supervising Deputy Coroner Kelly Keyes.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @ocregister: Update: The 9-year-old girl shot and killed in Anaheim on Wednesday night has been identified: ow.ly/DdXH7 via @ocregister

Here is why a killer walked free

ocregister.com — An excerpt from informant Oscar Moriel's note dated Aug. 1, 2009, addressed to Deputy Ben Garcia. Chuck Flynn was then a Santa Ana gang detective. Grover is Bill Grover of Sheriff's Special Handling Unit. Slim is Isaac Palacios. Downer is inmate Leonel Vega.
Oct 23, 2014

Strong @ocregister explainer on the OC DA's use of informants and how it caused an admitted killer to go free ocregister.com/articles/palac…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ocregister: How does a man who pleaded guilty to killing a gang member walk out of jail? Here's why he's free: ow.ly/DekQw via @ocregister

Oct 23, 2014

Prosecutor agrees to let killer walk, in part, to avoid release of informant evidence ocregister.com/articles/palac…

Oct 23, 2014

She Tweeted against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted her murder ocregister.com/articles/palac…

Leftovers: Perry rockets to NHL goal scoring lead

ocregister.com — ANAHEIM - Some notes, quotes and other musings from the Ducks' 4-1 home win over Buffalo ... -- Corey Perry had 43 goals last season. It was the second-most of his career and that amount ranked second in the NHL behind Alex Ovechkin's 51 for Washington.
Oct 23, 2014

Leftovers: Hat trick helps Corey Perry rocket to early NHL goal scoring lead, Ted Nolan lauds Freddie Andersen. ocregister.com/ducks/leftover…

Miller: Etem's goal - more goals, more success

ocregister.com — ANAHEIM - We were in Detroit, inside venerable and ancient Joe Louis Arena, where the tradition is so thick that it sticks to the walls, as surely as your shoes there stick to the floor. That was the site of Emerson Etem's first career playoff goal, the then-20-year-old scoring memorably and spectacularly on an assist from another venerable and ancient hockey structure - Teemu Selanne.
Oct 23, 2014

@jeffmillerOCR column: Former first-round pick Emerson Etem is trying find his way in any role with the Ducks. ocregister.com/articles/etem-…

What are the rules for snitching and why are they so secret?

ocregister.com — They are a part of the justice system few cops want to talk about. Snitches are used by police to penetrate secretive criminal circles, yet the world where law enforcement and informants meet can be just as guarded. Information is exchanged and agreements are struck - almost always behind closed doors.
Oct 23, 2014

The secret world & rules of confidential snitches, and why law enforcement wants to keep it secret ocregister.com/articles/polic…

Q&A with Laguna United Soccer Club, Dana Hills High coach Nicole Farley

ocregister.com — Nicole Farley coaches youth soccer atthe Laguna Niguel-based Laguna United Soccer Club and at Dana Hills High. She is Dana Hills' head coach for the freshman and sophomore girls program. Always looking to inspire her players to do their best, Farley's Laguna United U19 team were finalists in the Orange County Kickoff Classic this summer and her U12 girls recently made the finals of the Long Beach Invitational.
Oct 23, 2014

Q&A with Laguna United Soccer Club, Dana Hills High coach Nicole Farley buff.ly/1DBGfBL

Throwback Thursday: The last spook for a popular South County Halloween haunt

ocregister.com — PORTOLA HILLS - Chris Demerjian used lots of makeup to create scary wrinkles to transform herself into a corpse bride. That was 18 years ago. Now? Not so much. "You've got to do something with your age," the 53-year-old said laughing. "It's becoming easier and easier to create the look.
Oct 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The last spook for a popular South County Halloween haunt - #tbt ocregister.com/articles/year-…

Clippers' Barnes comes to grips with chaos, possible bench role

ocregister.com — LOS ANGELES - Peace would be knowing you had a permanent place in the starting lineup. Peace would be knowing your marriage was going to last forever. Peace would be living a life unaffected by bigotry. Peace would be being able to control your anger.
Oct 23, 2014

Take a minute and check out my story in Matt Barnes and the chaos surrounding him ocregister.com/articles/barne…

Slow growth ahead for O.C. economy

ocregister.com — The good news about the economy? "We're on a steady upward path," said Anil Puri, director of Cal State Fullerton's Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting. The bad news? "Mediocre growth seems to be the new norm." And that blunt assessment applies to Orange County as well as to California and the nation, he added.
Oct 23, 2014

The good & bad news about Orange County's economy: CSUF economists' blunt forecast ow.ly/Deybk #caeconomy