County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has brought together a variety of experts and advocates for an "Orange County DUI Summit" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Concordia University in Irvine.Ah, for the Don Draper days when they'd serve cocktails at these deals.
Randal Quan, the father of one of the first murder victims pinned to rampaging LAPD washout Christopher Jordan Dorner, called the Irvine Police Department watch commander right after initial media reports of two people being killed at a condo complex Feb. 3 out of fear his daughter may have been one ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the service that featured Randal Quan speaking.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 22, 4:38 P.M.: There will be a memorial service Sunday for Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence at the place where the engaged couple met, Concordia University in Irvine.But unlike the live coverag ... More >>
See Update Nos. 3-4 on page 3 about social media reactions to the tragedy and 10 new developments via police and media reports.See Update Nos. 1-2 on page 2 about CSUF and Concordia University mourning the loss of the couple, more details about each, video from a press conference by the Titans
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Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. was found guilty today of murdering a father and daughter, trying to murder the man's wife and conspiring to murder the parents in a grisly 2007 case that included the bodies of the dead being set afire in an abandoned van. The Mission Hills 27-year-old could get life in s ... More >>
Krasnoperov was sentenced today to life in state prison without the
possibility of parole for his role in the 2007 murders of an Anaheim Hills man and his daughter and the attempted
murder of her mother.The bodies of the deceased were set aflame in an attempt to cover-up the crimes, and H ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 26, 4:21 P.M.: Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. is now 2-for-2 in murder trials against him ending in mistrial. His first was declared in December, and today Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals declared a second to give the defense more time to examine evidence the prosecut ... More >>
Vitaliy KrasnoperovThe first murder trial of Vitaliy Krasnoperov ended in mistrial in May. Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals merged the Hollywood resident's tr-trial with the murder trial of co-defendant Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. Today, a jury in Santa Ana convicted 26-year-old Krasnop ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 14, 1 P.M.: Concordia University has already removed its online bio of Kyle Kvasnicka, who resigned as head coach of the Irvine private school's women's volleyball team following his arrest on suspicion of Internet Luring of a Child in Colorado.But a cached version of the bio via Go ... More >>
Christopher VictorioOrange County's ex-gay-dar rocketed off the charts this past week as roughly 600 people gathered to attend Exodus International's Freedom Conference at Concordia University, while about 60 demonstrated outside the gates of the fortress-like campus last Saturday.
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyExodus founder and critic Michael Bussee.A small but impassioned group of gay-rights supporters convened in Irvine on Saturday in response to the upcoming Exodus International Freedom Conference. Exodus' notoriety for "praying the gay away" has effectively prayed ... More >>
We mentioned on Monday that a coterie of local pro-gay-rights groups were organizing a counter-conference to critique the convention being held in Irvine by Christian "cure the gays" organization Exodus International next week. Now, we have the details on a planned protest, as well as a prev ... More >>
OC WeeklyMichael BusseeAmong the many charming events that Orange County attracts year after year--ranging from conferences held by holocaust deniers to 9/11 truthers--none might be more charming than Exodus International's "Freedom Conference" in Irvine, at which panels and workshops are he ... More >>