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Writer and editor for @KeckMedUSC. Former staff writer for @ocregister, @dailybreezenews. Committed surfer.

UV light from robots disinfects hospital rooms — It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: Robots zap the danger surrounding them. But for Keck Medical Center of USC, the new devices are powerful tools in the fight against the spread of disease and infection.

New law will help fund the crack down on 'scam' charities — A piece of legislation by a local lawmaker aimed at cracking down on scam charities is set to become law. Sponsored by Assembleyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), the bill targets scam charities and will go into effect Jan. 1.

Police: Bicyclist struck by Jeep in Fountain Valley dies from injuries — A bicyclist died after being struck in Fountain Valley on Saturday morning by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence of prescription drugs, authorities said. Vinh Tran, 36, died on Monday, two days after he was struck by a Jeep travelling southbound on Brookhurst Street near Heil Avenue, police said.

Those aren't pens, and they're watching you — The ballpoint pens in shirt pockets of Orange Coast College security officers aren't writing tools at all - they're cameras, and they're watching students. The small, discreet, cameras record audio and video and were quietly issued in November to the 20 non-sworn officers on the Costa Mesa college's security force.

2.5 magnitude earthquake rumbles below O.C. near Midway City — A small earthquake hit central Orange County on Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The magnitude 2.5 temblor struck about 1 mile south-southwest of Midway City around 11:33 a.m. The quake was about 6.1 miles deep, according to the USGS. No injuries or damages have been reported.

Police searching for missing Laguna Woods couple — A couple from Laguna Woods has been reported missing, authorities said. Carl Tarantino, 83, and his wife, Theresa, were last known to be at their residence in Laguna Woods on Friday morning, according to a statement issued by Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Jeff Hallock.

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Garden Grove — A man died Saturday after a car he was riding in lost control and crashed into an electrical pole in Garden Grove, authorities said. The female driver of the car survived and was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, according to Garden Grove Police Lt. Ben Stauffer.

Two men arrested after Santa Ana armed robbery — Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing three people at gunpoint in a Santa Ana garage, authorities said. Alfonso Cisneros, 35, was found in Santa Ana later in the day and taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Javier Cabezas, 46, was taken into custody after a vehicle stop.

FBI releases hate-crime stats for Orange County: 27 crimes in 2013 — Police agencies across Orange County reported 27 hate crimes in 2013, according to figures released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Of the Orange County cities reporting incidents, Garden Grove and Westminster had the most hate crimes, with four and five incidents, respectively.

Police: Man arrested after bank robbery, then carjacking taxi for high-speed chase — A man suspected of robbing a bank in Westminster was arrested Friday after carjacking a taxi and leading officers on a chase, police said. The man, described as a white male in his 20s, walked into a Union Bank branch in the 15500 block of Brookhurst Street around 3:11 p.m.
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Apr 02, 2015

"They could spend an hour in his company and feel that they had enjoined a more timeless set of beliefs and values"…

Apr 02, 2015

Rev. Robert Schuller, leader of Garden Grove's Crystal Cathedral and 'Hour of Power,' dies at 88… Via @roxanakopetman

Mar 31, 2015

RT @elonmusk: Major new Tesla product line -- not a car -- will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30

Mar 31, 2015

Great reporting by @daviddebolt on a tragic story: Missing UC Berkeley student killed running across LA freeway…

Mar 31, 2015

Dodging landlords, parking city vehicles in handicapped spaces: #Hawthorne mayor faces eviction for not paying rent…

Mar 19, 2015

RT @ClassicalKUSC: Weren't u JUST wondering if classical music enhances neurotransmission & regulates genes mediating neurodegeneration? ht…

Mar 17, 2015

Big congrats to @RobKuznia: @DailyBreezeNews wins Scripps Howard journalism award for Centinela Valley investigation…

Mar 10, 2015

RT @latimes: O.C. Register owners quit: Aaron Kushner, Eric Spitz resign executive duties

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