See the update at the end of this post about Justin Tombleson facing another trial for prior convictions that could send him to state prison for 34 years with a conviction.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 23, 3... More >>
Orange County beaches once again scored well on Heal the Bay's annual survey, with 95 of 102 testing spots being given an A or B during the summer. By the way, our county leads the state in number... More >>
The Orange County Human Relations Commission issued an annual report this morning that finds "violent" hate crimes against gays and lesbians nearly doubled here from 2011 to 2012 but, overall, hat... More >>
Oh, hell yes! Cleve Jones, the legendary LGBT activist is coming to speak at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Student Union tonight. Sometimes, Orange County, sometimes we're not sleeping under the r... More >>
The Save San Onofre coalition filed two lawsuits in San Diego Superior Court Wednesday aimed at stopping what it considers the first five-mile segment of a 16-mile toll road that would ultimately ... More >>
A federal judge in Orange County ruled this month that a homeless man in Laguna Beach who complained about alleged police harassment and city-sponsored discrimination has lost all of his claims e... More >>
Average domestic air fares at Long Beach Airport have been the lowest in California and second-lowest in the U.S. for eight consecutive quarters, according to the Department of Transportation. Dur... More >>
When Albert Pujols signed with the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim in December 2011, some baseball experts wondered what kind of production the 33-year-old would give in the later years of his 10-year, ... More >>
As editor of this infernal rag, I have a hard policy about awards: screw' em. I'm convinced that most national judges will always pass us over and not even bother with our stories because they ass... More >>
Boasting he was an heir and member of the famed family, Stephen Disney gave Disneyland passes to a nonprofit. For validation, all one needed to do was look at his driver's license and W-2 tax for... More >>
I've been a fan of legendary Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez even longer than I knew who he was. The Alcoholics Anonymous in Anaheim where I'd accompany my dad from my toddler years through my t... More >>
A 50-year-old Orange County reserve sheriff's sergeant was shot, possibly in the head, and severely beaten, possibly with a hammer, by a 17-year-old occupant of their Rancho Santa Margarita home t... More >>
A candlelight vigil took place last night on West Guinida Lane in Anaheim in memory of David Raya and Joel Acevedo, two young men killed in officer-involved shootings not too far from each other... More >>
See Update No. 4 at the bottom of page 2 about K.C. Joy answering "hell no" when asked if he murdered his "dream," Maribel Ramos. Update No. 3 on page 2 is about unrequited love being a possible m... More >>
Despite the urging of county Supervisor Todd Spitzer, the Board of Supervisors decided against charging teen hikers in Trabuco Canyon for $160,000 in rescue costs--although the board did agree Tu... More >>
Perhaps they will sentence war veteran-turned-Westminster cop-turned-brutal rapist Anthony Nicholas Orban over his dead body. Literally. The detective who kidnapped and raped a waitress at gunpoin... More >>
Orange County Republican Party boss Scott Baugh is apparently taking diversity in politics seriously after all.
Baugh--often under fire from liberal critics for running a political party of cran... More >>
Scroll down to the end of this post for an update on Ronnie Chang's case in the wake of Mayor Bob Filner's press conference Monday.
Original Post, May 21, 1:30 p.m.: In the midst of a major crac... More >>
See Update No. 2 on page 2 about employee absenteeism being up significantly but surgeries only being slightly down, with UCI Medical Center officials vowing, "We're taking care of the patients we... More >>
Orange County mail thief Salvador Alex Escamilla has led a tough life.
Escamilla grew up in a poor, dysfunctional family with an abusive, convicted felon father. He accidentally consumed his dad... More >>
Real A.D.: George Bluth Sr.Character: Patriarch of the Bluth family. Founded the Bluth Co. land-development firm. Stole millions. Unlawfully built houses in Iraq for Saddam Hussein. Incarcerated for a year.… More >>
Veteran Orange County criminal defense lawyer Lawrence Anthony Witsoe closed his eyes and remained motionless late Tuesday afternoon as a court clerk read a series of guilty verdicts against him… More >>
The medical-marijuana bubble has officially burst in California.
Until recently, anyone with a $20 doctor's note and a hankering for Hindu Kush could walk into his or her corner marijuana dispensary—one… More >>