Two days after a jury deadlocked 8-4 in favor of acquittal, a judge dismissed the misdemeanor child annoyance case against Joseph Manuel Orduna, the former NFL running back who was teaching at Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana at the time of his arrest in February.Orange County Superior C ... More >>
A former high school coach for the girls basketball team pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student during the 2010-11 basketball season that began when she was 14.John Tran Nguyen, 21, of Fountain Valley, copped to felony unlawful intercourse and was sentenced to ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 27, 11 A.M.: The violent threats that possibly came from Newport Harbor High School head basketball coach Larry Hirst's own players caused the veteran team leader to resign after 15 years with the Sailors, the school's principal reportedly confirmed."He was very fearful for himself ... More >>
No, that short kid on the basketball court is not named Frodo . . .
Authorities are reaching out to the public for possible victims of John Tran Nguyen, a 21-year-old former high school basketball coach who is facing criminal counts for allegedly having been involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a female student since she was 14. Currently out on ... More >>
There is an Orange County connection to the controversy swirling around the Syracuse Orangemen's basketball program.His name is Mike Hopkins.Amid growing calls for the head of Jim Boeheim, the head coach who just received a vote of confidence from his chancellor today, many believe it's time for ... More >>
As his predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger did last year, Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a state parole board decision to release from prison Paul Crowder, who was convicted in 1991 of murdering a brilliant student-athlete from Anaheim's Crescenta Valley High School on her prom night.But Brown stil ... More >>
After murderer Paul Crowder was granted parole last year, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reversed it.Today, the Board of Parole Hearings, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation once again determined the killer of a 17-year-old Anaheim basketball star on her prom night should be ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 25, 1:53 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) released the following statement today:"Due to an objection to a psychological report by Paul Crowder's defense lawyer, the Board has postponed the parole hearing by a couple of months to an undetermined time."The OC ... More >>
OC Weekly contributor and my occasional KPFK-FM 90.7 producer Gabriel San Roman wrote a great recollection on his personal blog about his days as a varsity basketball player for Savanna High School in Anaheim during the late 1990s. The ostensible reason for the post was a response to arrogant leftie ... More >>
Orange Lutheran girls basketball coach Tony Matson, who collapsed at his construction job in Corona and died Friday morning in a nearby hospital, will be remembered during a memorial service Monday at Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda. The time has yet to be announced, but the service is open ... More >>
Orange County Register: 700 lbs. tires were flipped, hunks of steel were moved and a U-Haul truck was upended at Main Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday. No, it was not another joy-riding HBPD cop. It was Southern California's Strongest Man competition. . . . Mexican immigrants are returning ... More >>
Until we upgrade our blog, many of ustedes might not know about the many fights raging on blog posts of the past--the old posts that seem to get the most attention include those on local Armenian genocide denier Ergun Kirlikovali, Laotian Secret Army general Vang Pao, and my review of Lola Gaspar. B ... More >>
On Oct. 9, Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown issued a letter to the county's Catholics explaining his recent $6.685 million settlement with four sex-abuse victims of diocesan lay employees. He talked about apologizing to two of the victims (read a different account here), about how sex abuse is ... More >>
An Exclusive Interview with Jeff Andrade’s victim
Today, officials at Mater Dei High School sent out a two-page memo to alumni regarding the recent settlement involving the Catholic Diocese of Orange and four young women who claim they were abused by diocesan lay employees during the 1990s. Two of the perpetrators-- Jeff Andrade and Larry Stukenhol ... More >>
Scroll down for updates as they come... Just received word that the Catholic Diocese of Orange just settled a civil suit filed against it and former Mater Dei High School boys' basketball coach Jeff Andrade. Strange, considering diocesan lawyers were publicly proclaiming they were raring to start t ... More >>
Admitted Mater Dei molester raising money for high schoolers
Catholic Church Leaders Protect Mater Dei Coach from Deposition
Lawsuit reveals tampering charges against famed basketball coach
Gary McKnight built an athletic empire at Mater Dei. Will his role in a pedophiles return to campus destroy it?
'Genius? That wouldnt be for me to decide. Reaching thousands of people from a dark little garage in Costa Mesa, that certainly takes talent.'
Famed Mater Dei basketball coach helped pedophile get a jobat Mater Dei
A decade later, Mater Dei High Schools still protecting a coach accused of sleeping with students
Would you make your little prince repeat 6th grade if that might help him win the Heisman Trophy?