Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's OfficeIvan Garcia is going away for a very long time.Ivan Garcia, 26, of Garden Grove, was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison for the unprovoked shooting a man moving his car, resulting in injuries that left the victim confined to a wheelch ... More >>
UPDATED WITH STILL ANOTHER ARREST . . .
Suspect photos courtesy of Tustin Police DepartmentArrested in the murder of 16-year-old Juan Carlos Rodriguez, who was gunned down around 2 a.m. Jan. 10 in Tustin and is shown at bottom right, are (clockwise from top left): John Saway; David Escobar; Pablo ... More >>
The Orange County District Attorney's office objected today to a judge striking the "strikes" for a third-striker gang member who was on parole when he and two other men assaulted a fourth man
who told the trio to stop tagging a
wall in Santa Ana with graffiti last summer.At least the judge was c ... More >>
Nguyen gets a judicial miracleThere may have been screams of joy in a California prison last night and cries of frustration inside the district attorney's office. Late yesterday afternoon, a California Court of Appeal overturned an Orange County jury's 2007 special circumstances murder convi ... More >>
Anyone care to tell us what the N and S tattoos on Gentile stand for?Last week was a tough one for Orange County's tight-knit, methed-up skinhead community. On Friday, of course, three members of the Candy-Ass Gang pleaded guilty to attempted murder with hate crime enhancements. Last Tuesday, 22- ... More >>
Alonso Jose Lopez, a 31-year-old resident of Vista in San Diego County, got Navel Gazing mentions here and here, but he'd no doubt prefer those over the his latest mention: in an Orange County grand jury indictment unsealed today that identifies him as one of nine San Diego criminal street gang m ... More >>
About 300 officers from 20 law enforcement agencies made sweeps through various Orange County communities last night and early today and swooped up 67 kids in violation of city curfew laws, the District Attorney's office announced.
Curfews begin at 10 or 11 p.m., depending o ... More >>
Maybe all the hot weather of late has made the haters sluggish, but this was a particularly slow week for racist commentary in the OC Register's reader comments. For a while, it appeared that the bulk of stereotyping was directed at pitbulls, i.e., whether the breed has jaws that, unlike all other d ... More >>
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Police responding to a shots fired call around 12:20 a.m. Sunday in the 8500 block of Bel Air Street in Buena Park arrived to find 42-year-old George Stringer lying face down in front of a home. He'd been blasted with a shotgun.
Nothing like a good old gang-related murder in Santa Ana to set off all the Register readers who would like nothing more than to see the city cordoned off by immigration cops and the entire non-English speaking population rolled into Tijuana-bound paddy wagons. The latest example? This story from We ... More >>
The FBI announced
it made 11 additional arrests this morning tied to a Hawaiian Gardens
gang, upping the number of defendants to 24 in the final phase of the
nation's largest-ever gang investigation and prosecution that included the participation of Orange County law enforcement agencies and is cred ... More >>
Agapito MoralesSantiago Orange Growers Association, North Cypress Street, Orange, ca. 1950Senior Assistant DA John Anderson sat in the juror section of Superior Court Judge Kazuharo Makino's courtroom this morning with
pursed lips. He listened closely to what Makino was going to
say -- and how he wo ... More >>
Easter Sunday. A kid from the Cypress neighborhood in Orange lounges just outside his apartment building where a huge, sprawling mural by influential Chicano artist Emigdio Vasquez is painted on the exterior walls. Bring in the sirens and the Orange PD. Minutes later, you have an arrest. The crime? ... More >>
California Coalition for Immigration Reform head witch Barbara Coe keeps getting wackier and wackier. This week, she forwarded a press release to her Know Nothing nation about how National Council of La Raza presidents Janet Murguia was scheduled to testify before the House of Representatives Financ ... More >>
It seems a week doesn't go by that David Duke's favorite local writer, Martin H. Millard, doesn't rail about Latino criminals in Costa Mesa on his blog. "The real and present danger in Costa Mesa is from Latino gangs who have a strong connection with illegal aliens, the slums and some non-profits," ... 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 >>