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Apartment fire displaces three

A FIRE MONDAY morning in Stanton displaced three people from their apartment (OCFA).

A fire in an apartment complex in Stanton was quickly extinguished Monday morning but three people were displaced.

Orange County Fire Authority firefighters were able to limit the damage to one apartment, preventing expansion of the blaze to adjacent units.

One adult and two children were those displaced to other shelter. There were no injuries and no further information was immediately available.

GGUSD super is “Woman of the Year”

Gabriela Mafi,  superintendent of the Garden Grove United School District, has been honored as Woman of the Year by the office of Rep. Lou Correa. The award was presented at the March 1 meeting of the district board.


“Dr. Mafi is well-deserving of the Woman of the Year recognition for her unwavering dedication to meeting the needs of the 40,000 students and their families who reside in some of the areas that were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Janet Brown, field representative for Correa’s 46th District.

“Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Mafi exemplified leadership at its finest, steering staff, students and families toward a future of possibility and hope and ensuring students were well-served in the same way she would care for her own children.”

She is in her ninth year as superintendent of the district.

School asst. principal commits suicide

An assistant principal at Placentia’s Kraemer Middle School died by his ownn hand Monday morning on the campus.

Details about the exact manner of death of Moises Plascencia were not immediately available. Students were sent home but the regular school schedule will resume on Tuesday and counseling will be available for students, staff and others.

Kraemer Middle School is part of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

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