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Bobcat kills chickens, doves and swan at Anneliese

An animal control officer and an OC Parks Ranger responded to Anneliese School on Laguna Canyon Road near El Toro Road Monday at 12:17 p.m. when it was reported that a bobcat was somehow stuck inside the aviary on campus.

On scene, it was determined that the bobcat, which had opened a hole in the roof, had killed 12 chickens, a swan and three doves kept in the school’s aviary.

Police said the damage to the aviary and animals amounted to $1900.

Animal control was able to safely capture the bobcat, which was then taken further out into the wilderness area and released.

Punctured gas line caused evacuation of three homes

Workers repairing a water line in the 800 block of Wendt Terrace punctured a gas line late Wednesday afternoon. 

The Fire Department ordered the evacuation of three residences on Wendt Terrace and police closed a portion of Thalia Street as well as Wendt Terrace.

SoCal Gas was able to repair the punctured line about three hours later.

There were no injuries, police said. 

Man rescued by lifeguards after fall at Shaw’s Cove

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Staff photo by Aga Stuchlik

Emergency personnel responded to Shaw’s Cove at about the same time as the gas line was punctured Wednesday afternoon after the man on the stretcher above had fallen from the rocks at the beach. Lifeguards facilitated the rescue with paramedics and brought the man to the street level. The extent of his injuries was unknown. He was transported to Mission Trauma Center, Mission Viejo.

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