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I'm crazy about animals! I ski and mountain bike. Love spicy food and enjoy living on the edge. Also report news for South County for The OC Register.

From drunkenness to littering and relieving themselves in public: Beachgoers are behaving badly — LAGUNA BEACH - Jimmy Stiso lives in a pretty, beach-close neighborhood in South Laguna, and he does everything in his power to keep his yard sharp. So he manicures the ginger plants and the Phoenix palms and tends to his birds-of-paradise.

Injury wreck closes Laguna Canyon Road — LAGUNA BEACH - A four-car crash sent a 19-year-old Yucaipa woman to the hospital and put Laguna Canyon Road into a near standstill Sunday. Police responded to the accident at 12:41 p.m. when the woman driving into Laguna Beach on Laguna Canyon Road rear-ended a car before the El Toro Road intersection.

Two men, two children taken to hospital after Dana Point car crash — DANA POINT - Two men and two children were taken to Mission Hospital following a car crash Sunday at Niguel Road and Camino Del Avion. The crash at 1:54 p.m. involved a 2014 Toyota and a 2005 Ford and required the Orange County Fire Authority to use the Jaws of Life to extract a 35-year-old man from one of the cars.

Officers seeking car-burglary suspect in Anaheim — ANAHEIM - Police units and an Orange County Sheriff Department helicopter are searching for a possible car-burglary suspect. The incident near South Brookhurst Street and Stonybrook Drive was reported to police at 6:52 a.m. Sunday. The search area has expanded, said Anaheim Police Officer John Hasso.

Accidents cause SigAlert on Santiago Canyon Road — Two separate accidents have caused the California Highway Patrol to declare a SigAlert on Santiago Canyon Road. The accidents were reported at Santiago Canyon Road and Williams Canyon Road shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters and CHP are responding. It is unknown at this time what caused the collisions and if there are any injuries.

Man found dead in car in Santa Ana; cause unknown — SANTA ANA - Police are investigating the circumstances that lead to man being found dead in his car Saturday night. Police responded to a call at 9 p.m. in the 2100 block of South Main Street and found the deceased man, Santa Ana police Sgt. Sandy Gatt said.

Onetime world-class surfer, clothing entrepreneur arrested on cocaine-trafficking charges — LAGUNA BEACH - Michael Tomson, a former world-class surfer and surf wear entrepreneur, has been arrested on suspicion of cocaine trafficking. Tomson, 60, was arrested at his home in the 21000 block of Mar Vista on June 18, after Laguna Beach made a probation compliance check.

One-car wreck causing slowdowns in I-5 in Mission Viejo — MISSION VIEJO - A white sedan that went over the shoulder at Alicia Parkway and the 5 Freeway is causing traffic slowdowns, a California Highway Patrol official said. The car went over the embankment at 8:38 a.m. and hit a tree. Witnesses at the scene told CHP dispatcher they thought people in the car were injured.

Canyon animal evacuation site long awaited — It took Joanne Hubble and Connie Nelson just 40 minutes to corral and transport five quarter horses out of Silverado and Modjeska canyons and then trailer them to a large-animal evacuation area at the shuttered Silverado Elementary School.

Eyes, ears and tails on the beat: Laguna Beach is deputizing dog walkers to be on the lookout for crime — LAGUNA BEACH - Diane Berger keeps her eyes open during daily neighborhood strolls with her golden retriever, Casey. It's part of being a good neighbor, she figures. But she's also seen, firsthand, the benefits of vigilance.
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Jun 24, 2015

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Jun 21, 2015

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Jun 21, 2015

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Jun 21, 2015

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Jun 17, 2015

Marine sergeant found guilty a third time in 2006 killing of Iraqi policeman - The Orange County Register…

Jun 17, 2015

A decision to spare Laguna Beach trees comes out of left field - The Orange County Register…

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