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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Suspicious Behavior Doesn't Mean Someone's a Killer, Murder Suspect's Lawyer Says

Suspicious Behavior Doesn't Mean Someone's a Killer, Murder Suspect's Lawyer Says

Kwang Chol Joy is accused of killing his Army veteran roommate and dumping her body in Modjeska Canyon.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Man Robs Ladera AM/PM While Accomplice Distracts Witness, an Off-Duty Officer

Man Robs Ladera AM/PM While Accomplice Distracts Witness, an Off-Duty Officer

After the holdup, the officer went after the suspects but was unable to locate them. Deputies are hoping the public can help identify them.
911 Tapes Released of Mission Viejo High School Electrocution

911 Tapes Released of Mission Viejo High School Electrocution

Captured on the recordings is the moment a second worker was electrocuted and fell from the scaffolding.
UPDATED: Autopsy Scheduled for Man Electrocuted at Mission Viejo High School

UPDATED: Autopsy Scheduled for Man Electrocuted at Mission Viejo High School

The Orange County Coroner's office has identified him as an Apple Valley man.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
What Those Markers Are All Over Town

What Those Markers Are All Over Town

The city of Mission Viejo started placing markers this week along the 9.85-mile course used in the 1984 Summer Olympics
UPDATED: Man Putting Up Scaffolding at Mission Viejo High Electrocuted

UPDATED: Man Putting Up Scaffolding at Mission Viejo High Electrocuted

One dead, another is in critical condition.
VIDEO: The Impact of Prescription Drugs on Mission Viejo Teens

VIDEO: The Impact of Prescription Drugs on Mission Viejo Teens

The city has produced a four-part series to address the issue. Here is Part 1.
City Switches to No-Flush Urinals

City Switches to No-Flush Urinals

Using the conservative 26 flushes a day, the 13 urinals will save more than 182,000 gallons of drinkable water annually
Prosecutor: Suspect Researching Body Decomposition at Library Led Detectives to Body

Prosecutor: Suspect Researching Body Decomposition at Library Led Detectives to Body

The murder trial of Kwang Chol Joy is underway. He's accused of killing his roommate, an Army veteran, and leaving her in Modjeska Canyon near Santiago Canyon and Jackson Ranch roads.
SWAT Deputies Come to Mission Viejo Home, Discover Man who Killed Himself

SWAT Deputies Come to Mission Viejo Home, Discover Man who Killed Himself

A woman had fled from the house, saying she had heard a shot from inside.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Sentences Upheld for Inmates who Attacked Prisoner, Thinking He Was a Child Molester

Sentences Upheld for Inmates who Attacked Prisoner, Thinking He Was a Child Molester

He wasn't. Waves of inmates stomped John Chamberlain of Mission Viejo to death in a beating that took place for about 30 minutes at the Theo Lacy branch jail.
Off-Duty Marine Helps Evacuate Residents From Burning House

Off-Duty Marine Helps Evacuate Residents From Burning House

Then he walked away, not seeking any recognition.
Wanna Run for the Mission Viejo City Council? Here's How

Wanna Run for the Mission Viejo City Council? Here's How

Filing season to pull nominating papers begins July 14. Three seats on the Mission Viejo City Council are up for grabs.
Serial 'Exposer' Gets 10 Years for Flashing Eight Women Throughout O.C.

Serial 'Exposer' Gets 10 Years for Flashing Eight Women Throughout O.C.

Patrick Dodenhoff, a paroled registered sex offender, admitted to indecent exposure incidents in Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills and Dana Point.
Ladera Man Shot by Deputy Charged with 3 Felonies

Ladera Man Shot by Deputy Charged with 3 Felonies

Shaun Bradley Paquette is accused of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, child abuse and child endangerment.