Monthly Archives: March 2015

PHOTOS: CSUF’s Puppy Therapy

Cal State Fullerton students greet Fabian, left, Patsy and Peggy Sue, 14 month-old German Shepherd mixes on Tuesday.

The Pre-Veterinary Club set up a K-9 Puppy Therapy booth on campus to help elevate student stress. The dogs were provided by German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

The four puppies, all from the same litter, were turned in by their because they were sick. They are healthy now and ready to be adopted in a few weeks.

PHOTOS: Chef Bruno’s 1,000,000th Meal

White House Restaurant owner and chef Bruno Serato served his one-millionth meal to needy children on Tuesday afternoon. Serato fed about 350 kids a meal of pasta, steak and veggies.

PHOTOS: Sophisticated Marijuana Growing Operation in Santa Ana

A marijuana grow room with grow lights and an intricate irrigation system was discovered in the 1100 block of 17th Street in Santa Ana on Friday.

Police seized 1636 marijuana plants worth approximately $2.3 million after Orange County Fire Authority firefighters responded to a fire alarm around 7 a.m.

Authorities uncovered what they called a sophisticated growing operation inside a Santa Ana warehouse.

PHOTO: Taking a Swing

Kruz Simpson, 3, takes a swing as his father, Josh Simpson, gives him hitting tips at Mile Square Park on Friday. Kruz Simpson was taking swings as his brother, Jaxon Simpson, 5, and father, Josh Simpson, practiced on Friday. Jaxon Simpson plays on the Brewers in the Shetland division of the Fountain Valley Pony Baseball. The Simpson's live in Santa Ana.

Kruz Simpson, 3, takes a swing as his father, Josh Simpson, gives him hitting tips at Mile Square Park on Friday. Kruz Simpson was taking swings as his brother, Jaxon Simpson, 5, and father, Josh Simpson, practiced on Friday. Jaxon Simpson plays on the Brewers in the Shetland division of the Fountain Valley Pony Baseball. The Simpson’s live in Santa Ana.

PHOTO: Running the Family Business

Tim Gorman helps run his family's apartment operation from his office in their building in Brea. His firm, WR Gorman and Associates is constantly upgrading its properties and adding amenities. Increasing rent is a necessary factor that helps the business pay for what he calls over improvements of their buildings. Apartments that WR Gorman own get full kitchen remodels with tile or granite counters, recessed lights, baseboards and moldings, window casings, washer-dryer hookups, dual-pane glass windows and laminate flooring.

Tim Gorman helps run his family’s apartment operation from his office in their building in Brea. His firm, WR Gorman and Associates is constantly upgrading its properties and adding amenities. Increasing rent is a necessary factor that helps the business pay for what he calls over improvements of their buildings. Apartments that WR Gorman own get full kitchen remodels with tile or granite counters, recessed lights, baseboards and moldings, window casings, washer-dryer hookups, dual-pane glass windows and laminate flooring.

PHOTO: Fighting Parole

Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Effron and her brother Gary Effron lost their parents to a in a brutal murder in 1977. Their parents, James and Essie Effron, hired a man to help them closed their clothing store. After being fired for being rude to customers, Jose Gonzalez tied the Effrons up in the basement of their store and beat them to death with metal pipes. Gonzalez was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. The state parole board recently granted parole for Gonzales. The Effrons have launched a letter-writing camping urging Gov. Brown to deny Gonzalez's parole.

Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Effron and her brother Gary Effron lost their parents to a in a brutal murder in 1977. Their parents, James and Essie Effron, hired a man to help them closed their clothing store. After being fired for being rude to customers, Jose Gonzalez tied the Effrons up in the basement of their store and beat them to death with metal pipes. Gonzalez was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. The state parole board recently granted parole for Gonzales. The Effrons have launched a letter-writing camping urging Gov. Brown to deny Gonzalez’s parole.

PHOTO: Cleaning the Beach

Handi Wu, from China, left, and Julian Soler, from Columbia, use trash grabbers to play catch as they search for trash on the sand in Seal Beach on Monday. The pair were among 50 Foreign Language Studies students cleaning the beach. As part of FLS, Wu and Soler are taking classes at Saddleback College while in the United States. The Seal Beach group Save Our Beaches supplied the students with bags, gloves and trash grabbers for the hour-long clean-up.

Handi Wu, from China, left, and Julian Soler, from Columbia, use trash grabbers to play catch as they search for trash on the sand in Seal Beach on Monday. The pair were among 50 Foreign Language Studies students cleaning the beach. As part of FLS, Wu and Soler are taking classes at Saddleback College while in the United States. The Seal Beach group Save Our Beaches supplied the students with bags, gloves and trash grabbers for the hour-long clean-up.

PHOTO: Hidden Abuse

This woman, who only wanted to be identified as, "Doris", is a 78-year old victim of abuse. She endured 50 years in an abusive marriage as his telling her story but does not want to be identified. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Slug: elderstruggles.0208.jag, Day: Friday, March 6, 2015 (3/6/15), Time: 10:59:22 AM, Location: Tustin, California - Elder Strugles - JEFF GRITCHEN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

This woman, who only wanted to be identified as, “Doris”, is a 78-year old victim of abuse. She endured 50 years in an abusive marriage as his telling her story but does not want to be identified. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Slug: elderstruggles.0208.jag, Day: Friday, March 6, 2015 (3/6/15), Time: 10:59:22 AM, Location: Tustin, California – Elder Strugles – JEFF GRITCHEN, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER20

PHOTOS: Whale Watching in Dana Point

PHOTOS: Rain at Cal State Fullerton