🌱 Oil Sheen + 80 Accused of Stealing $5 Million Grandparent’s Checks + Movie

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Hello, Orange County. I’m here in your inbox as usual to tell you everything that’s happening in Oc today. In this edition…

  • Huntington Beach oil shine.
  • 80 people charged in a ring of stolen $5 million checks.
  • free movie Screening of Hocus Pocus 2.

But first, today’s weather:

A lot of sun. High: 81 Low: 66.


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Here are the top stories from Orange County today:

  1. An oil spill was spotted in Huntington Beach’s Talbert Channel, and cleanup crews had to use multiple booms to contain the spill. Public works crews spotted the splinter around 7 a.m. Friday in the Talbert Channel in Huntington Beach. A California Department of Fish and Wildlife official said in a tweet: “Due to the milky brownish characteristics of oil officials, they believe this may be from an abandoned pipeline.” Fortunately, no oiled wildlife was seen, they posted. The spill is “a rainbow”. – colored sheet that stretched about 200 meters long and 75 feet wide on the surface of the water. (OCRegister)
  2. More than 80 people have been charged and 56 have been arrested for stealing more than $5 million in paychecks and birthday checks from grandparents of California residents. Since 2018, the criminal network, made up mostly of members of two Los Angeles street gangs, has been stealing checks, “washing” names, writing fraudulent names and recruiting people on social media to deposit them. the United States Postal Inspection Service, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, and other agencies worked together to make the arrests. Bonita warned, “If you steal a family’s hard-earned money, we will find you.” He added: “We will come after you; we will hold you accountable”. (CO register)
  3. OC Parks is hosting a free screening of the new Hocus Pocus 2 movie, just in time for Halloween. You can see Hocus Pocus 2 with your family and friends at Carbon Canyon Regional Park on Friday, October 21. 🍿 “The event is free, with free parking and popcorn while supplies last.” The event site opens at 5:30 p.m. and the film will start around 7 p.m. (OC Parks via Instagram)

Today in Orange County:

  • ‘Tunnel of Terror’ OC Halloween Haunted Car Wash 2022: Anaheim (6 p.m.)
  • Hike and Yoga at Crystal Cove with REI – Crystal Cove Conservancy (8am)
  • Walk 4 Water at Mile Square Park (8 hours)
  • Senior Wellness Fair 2022 – Yorba Linda Parks & Recreation (9 am)
  • Main Street Creativity Corner In Person (9 am)

From my notebook:

  • Stop by the Orange County Fire Authority Open House on October 15: “Saturday 10/15 from 9 a.m. to noon, we will wrap up #FirePreventionWeek with 29 OCFA fire stations in 23 cities hosting open houses. (Orange County Fire Authority via Facebook)
  • Orange County Register: “McDonald’s will serve Happy Meals in Halloween buckets starting October 18, the fast food giant announced Thursday. 🎃🍔👻” (Orange County Registry via Facebook)
  • New Disney 100th Anniversary Celebration Details: “Disneyland Resort has announced new details for its Disney100 anniversary celebration, which begins January 27. Disney 100 Years of Wonder honors the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney Animation Studios.” (Orange County Registry via Facebook)

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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Saturday on the right foot! I will see you soon.

Paula Constance

About me: Paula is an award-winning writer, author and multimedia producer. She is engaged in media projects that empower, engage and help make the world a better place. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking or watching fireflies in the sultry moments before sunset. You can follow her on Facebook, instagramand Twitter.

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