A bullet-grazed Avalos: The Meth made me do itIrvine police officer John Sanders arrived at the active residential crime scene in January 2007 and took a defensive position behind a concrete wall. What Sanders saw is the stuff of a horror movie starring Jason Voorhees.Professional lands ... More >>
Three years after James Fleming, the former superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District, was indicted for allegedly creating an "enemies" list of parents and students and then lying about it, a state appeals court has let him off the hook.All of the ex-administrator's actions were legal ... More >>
Archie Bunker is alive, well and in drag in the OC courthouse!Is Nancy Pollard the Archie Bunker of Orange County's court system?Twice this year, a California Court of Appeal has rebuked Pollard for making what appellate justices considered anti-immigrant statements during cases. In the most ... More >>
AP pool photoKyle Nachreiner, Keith Spann and Gregory Haidl react at their 2006 sentencing.The crux of the appeal the attorney for convicted gang rapist Gregory Haidl laid out before state appellate justices in Santa Ana this morning involved the consent of his victim. But it was not whether 16-y ... More >>
The decades-old Little Saigon sport of falsely labeling a fellow Vietnamese immigrant "a Communist" if that person doesn't share your right-wing politics now finally has consequences. Just ask Sinh Cuong Cao. In 2007, Kimoanh Nguyen-Lam (pictured) was fired as the nation's first Vietnamese American ... More >>
In an opinion issued today, a California Court of Appeal ruled that Orange County prosecutors overstepped their authority to seek tough penalties against hoodlums who violate court-imposed anti-gang injunctions.
In January 2007, Sixto Moreno and Anthony Lopez—two Santa Nita gang members—drank b ... More >>