Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
See Update No. 3 on Page 2 about the charges against Sarwat Syed being dismissed. Update No. 2 has prosecutors saying she only thought of herself and the defense countering "she's absolutely innocent." Update No. 1 on the next page is about the trial beginning. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 16, 8 A.M.: Tria ... More >>
In keeping with its fine tradition of serving as a civic booster for Orange County, the Orange County Register recently discussed the safety of Ladera Ranch in spite of the master-planned community's recent troubles. Blasting the words "Very Safe" in the headline, the Feb. 26 article offered assuran ... More >>
Twenty-year-old Courtney Madison Ideue Aoki will be laid to rest in private services Saturday, according to the Forest Lawn of Cypress website.The young Buena Park woman is the presumed first murder victim of Ali Syed, 20, of Ladera Ranch.
A reader wondered if an online page he found to donate to Annette Aoki, the mother of Ali Syed'd presumed first murder victim in Ladera Ranch Courtney Aoki, was legitimate, especially in light of the phony money-collecting sites that sprang up after the Sandy Hook tragedy.So the Weekly asked the Ora ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on police now saying construction worker Jeremy Lewis' death was random. See Update No. 1 on investigators exploring whether Ali Syed lured Lewis to the place where he was shot to death.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 1, 12:16 P.M.: Ali Syed, the 20-year-old accuse ... More >>
I began the second-to-the-last update on the Feb. 19 freeway shooting rampage by mentioning Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer had hijacked an afternoon press conference by law enforcement. As a Los Angeles television station was cutting away from the live coverage because of this unwelcome intru ... More >>
Ladera Ranch's Sarwat Syed went to court Monday morning, but her appearance had nothing to do with the crimes tied to her late son, who is alleged to have killed three people and terrorized Orange County freeway drivers before taking his own life last Tuesday.Yet, because of the notoriety of her son ... More >>
If Nick Contopoulos could find out one thing from the late Ali Syed, it would be why the 20-year-old did not kill him.Syed is the Ladera Ranch man accused of killing three people and terrorizing Orange County freeway drivers last Tuesday, Feb. 19, before using his shotgun to take his own life. Conto ... More >>
The young woman whose murder in Ladera Ranch apparently kicked off last Tuesday's Orange County freeway shooting spree that ended with a total of four dead (including the shooter) has a connection to the OC Weekly.A very loose connection, that is.
Updates throughout. The latest is Update No. 8 at the bottom of page 4 with conflicting reports about the female victim's employment.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 19, 8:22 A.M.: Three people were killed and two others were wounded in a 25-minute spree of shootings that began in an upscale Ladera Ranch neighbo ... More >>
With the Ali Syed freeway shooting spree that ended with four dead this week and the Christopher Dorner nightmare that left five deceased (note I'm counting the gunmen in each), it's not difficult to see why Santa Ana has announced the city's first gun buyback program, which is Saturday near Santa ... More >>