The onetime Ford driver sets out to finish what his racing-legend father Mickey Thompson started before being murdered in 1988
Boss at the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) want to extend a 2010 undercover vehicle rental contract worth more than $1.1 million annually through February 2014 without additional competitive bidding.County supervisors will consider the request at their Jan. 29 public hearing in Santa Ana ... More >>
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge today sentenced Garden Grove phenom-turned-Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra to three years in state prison for a scheme to steal or lease cars using someone else's paperwork.Dkystra, known in his playing days for the New York Mets and Philadelphia ... More >>
Monday's arraignment of John Rand Agosta, who is accused of killing his estranged wife by shooting her nine times in the chest and kicking her body, has been continued to July 15.Prosecutors allege the 35-year-old Anaheim man waited for Alejandra Hernandez to leave her job at an Irvine day care f ... More >>
Micah S. Zirbel didn't get mad when his car was towed, he got even.And for that, the 20-year-old got arrested. Well, for that and running into someone.Let's back up: Zirbel was visiting a friend in Laguna Hills when his 1966 blue Ford Mustang was towed around midnight Thursday.
This week's collection of things on the Interwebs from or about Orange County includes netizen reviews of a car shop, a sandwich shop, UC Irvine dorms, hotspots for meet-ups, Fullerton City Council candidates, San Clemente's immigration checkpoint and Huntington Beach white boys who refer to them ... More >>
Jesse Rodriguez was riding his bicycle in the 200 block of West Hill Avenue, near Malden Avenue, in Fullerton before 10 p.m. Thursday when he was gunned down by someone in a car.Police do not know if the 17-year-old exchanged words with his unknown killer or killers before the slaying.
A 60-year-old Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty today to two felony counts of grand theft and was sentenced to 270 days in jail and three years probation in a bizarre cases involving a Ford Mustang collector's car he promised to restore for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation nonprofit for women, inclu ... More >>
Above is the logo on boxes like those stolen this past Thanksgiving weekend from the United Labor Agency of Orange County in Garden Grove, where 20,000 pounds of food, more than $25,000 worth of donated toys and other items for the benefit of underprivileged families were taken. Total estimated l ... More >>
How's this for a defense tactic? "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I cannot be held responsible for the crash that burned to death a 20-year-old college student and for fleeing the scene because I was so drunk I don't remember any of it."That was essentially what Kenneth John McNair, 22, of Down ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local crimes and police calls--now with waaaaaay more armed robberies, bike-riding/-taking bandits and indoor pot busts. MONDAY, NOV. 16Wee Hour Party Goes to Pot During a party in a home in the 700 block of Maplewood Avenue in Fullerton, a resident whipp ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--with an especially heavy emphasis on San Clemente and Huntington Beach. MONDAY, OCT. 5 He died for your remote. Who's the Patron Saint of Stupidity Again? A 50-inch Viso plasma TV was stolen out of the beer tent erected for the weekend F ... More >>
Courtesy of Orange Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentWe call this collage "Robberies, Solved and Unsolved." Top left: a man hands a teller a note demanding cash at Chase Bank in Orange. Top right: Booking photo of Adam J. Bennett, 20, of Santa Ana, who is suspected of robbing $ ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more stabbings and [alleged] drunken-driving politicians . . . Courtesy Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentKnew those Trader Joe's bags were good for something . . .MONDAY, JULY 27Cash and Carry A man walked up with a Trader Joe's b ... More >>
Getting my swerve on . . . for life!
Bike collectors grapple with the new Schwinn Sting-Ray
Its got the rest of OC licked when it comes to dining