A schizophrenic patient went from an assisted-living home to a hospital to jail after an altercation Tuesday night escalated into assaults on two police officers in Garden Grove, according to authorities.
If you have any stories from this Fourth of July holiday about mishaps with fireworks--safe and sane or unsafe and insane--let us know in the comments. We'll kick things off with injuries to two sad sacks, including one who lost a thumb.
A Westminster man has been sent to state prison for 25 years and eight months for sticking an 11-month-old girl in a bathtub filled with water that was over 120 degrees Fahrenheit, severely burning and disfiguring the baby.
A video spreading around shocked South County households shows two teens savagely beating a 16-year-old boy on an elementary school playground in Ladera Ranch, according to sheriff's deputies who have arrested the pair.
The Continental Room at 115 W. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton, is a great place to grab a drink, hear a band and mix and mingle. But for four poor souls just before last call early Sunday, The Continental Room became a place to suffer injuries in bar-fight stabbings. Getting a fix on exactly what happene ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with Servite High School's president admitting the stage extension that collapsed Saturday night was "flawed." ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 10, 8:36 A.M.: I won't tell you what a fellow former Catholic high school parent told me when I shared the news about a couple d ... More >>
A lawsuit by the mother of a boy who at 13 was left paralyzed by a freak hit on a Laguna Hills football field--and who went on to become the focus of an ESPN program about his ordeal--has been refiled against Pop Warner. The amended complaint is "more closely focusing on the coaches' lack of trainin ... More >>
See Update No. 4 at the bottom of Page 2 with details about a memorial fund send up for Alex Martinez's family. His death in revealed in Update No. 3 on the same page. Update No. 2 on the next page has the driver's name and the car he was driving. Update No. 1 has more details on the accident and vi ... More >>
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim's longtime team orthopedist, died Saturday night. He was 66.Members of the organization did not find out until Tuesday. But, according to the Halos' website, coaches and players figured something was up when Yocum, who was starting his 36th season with ... More >>
See the update on page 2 with the counts against John Edward Kudla, who is being charged as an adult in the attempted murder of Orange County Sheriff's Reserve Sgt. Jon M. Kulda, who is comatose.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 22, 4:18 P.M.: A 50-year-old Orange County reserve sheriff's sergeant was shot, possib ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post identifying the burned man and giving his condition.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 25, 10:13 A.M.: There's already a fake reality show (aren't they all?) called Burning Love (hilarious!) on Yahoo and the E! channel, so a fellow who walked into a Costa Mesa nail salon Sun ... More >>
A UC Irvine researcher is helping NASA understand more about bone density loss experienced by astronauts who spend long stretches at the International Space Station. Joyce Keyak, professor in residence of radiological sciences, will emploky a technique she created to analyze how microgravity-influe ... More >>
[Hey, You!] An angry tirade at a driver for whom stop signs mean nothing
UPDATE, MAY 4, 8:03 A.M.: If San Diego Chargers great Junior Seau suffered from a brain injury that contributed to his suicide, he could have been saved, according to a Newport Beach psychiatrist who has conducted three clinical studies with 115 active and former NFL players.And Dr. Daniel G. Amen h ... More >>
A woman is suing Disneyland and the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County in Superior Court because she claims her back was injured by a Disney employee dressed as Darth Vader and doing battle with a bird during the 2011 AIDS Walk Orange County at the Anaheim resort. If the incident had happe ... More >>
This is Navel Gazing but we also stare at heads, particularly the ones enveloping the brains of NFL players examined by Dr. Daniel G. Amen, the Newport Beach psychiatrist and brain-imaging researcher who strongly advocates better rules and helmets to protect noggins.But Amen's latest research als ... More >>
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Pro football players of the past like Conrad Dobler, Hacksaw Reynolds and Hollywood Henderson were known for being crazy on and off the field. Now, a Newport Beach brain doctor says football players suffer a high risk of going nuts after their playing days are over.
John David Hines, the 39-year-old Long Beach Fire captain convicted in September for severely injuring a cyclist in a mid-day hit-and-run crash while driving with a blood alcohol level of .24 percent (three times the legal limit), has essentially received a sentence of some jail, lots of probat ... More >>
Toby Forrest was an adventurous young man before a diving accident landed him in a wheelchair. But rather than wallow in depression, Forrest has become a successful musician and model for hope and optimism within the community of folks who have suffered spinal injuries.Tonight, the remarkable st ... More >>
Ed Carrasco Medical records list Kelly Thomas' immediate cause of death as "brain death," caused by "head trauma."Kelly Thomas died of brain injuries, which resulted from blunt force trauma to the head, according to medical records released by Garo Mardirossian, Ron Thomas' lawyer. At a press ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 10, 8:38 A.M.: Over the objections of prosecutors, who wanted Hector Manuel Medina sentenced to 11 years in prison, the mechanic got five years for setting a 64-year-old transient on fire last year.But victim Ruben Sandoval, a military victim who suffered third-degree burns to&n ... More >>
Medina-PerezUPDATE, AUG. 5, 10:19 A.M.: As expected, amended charges have been filed against 24-year-old Oscar Raul Medina-Perez in the death of Leovardo Vera Bustos, who died from brain injuries two weeks after taking a single punch in front of La Barca Night Club in Stanton on July 5.However, ... More >>
Medina-PerezUPDATE, JULY 26, 7:44 A.M.: 24-year-old Westminster resident Leovardo Vera Bustos has died from the brain injuries suffered after sustaining a single punch in front of La Barca NIght Club in Stanton on July 5.Bustos fell backward, hit the ground hard, lost consciousness and never reg ... More >>
Paul Kariya, the first player ever drafted by the then-Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 1993 and a one-time NHL superstar, has announced his retirement.One too many hits to the head was the cause, as the left wing risks brain injury with another concussion.Kariya, whose jerseys are still worn into the Hon ... More >>
UCIDr. Marianne E. CinatOn Saturday afternoon, a friend of Dr. Marianne E. Cinat found the medical director from UCI Regional Burn Center dead in her backyard swimming pool in Rossmoor. Details of the death are still under investigation by the coroner's office through the Orange County Sheriff's ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 3, 9:36 A.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines turned himself in to an Orange County court this morning on a $250,000 arrest warrant and was to be arraigned immediately on felony drunken driving and hit-and-run charges that could keep him in state prison for nearly seven ye ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 27, 10:08 A.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines began drinking April Fools Day morning at Schooner or Later bar in Long Beach, became heavily intoxicated and early that afternoon climbed behind the wheel of his Chevy pick-up, swerved into a bicyclist who was thrown 70 fe ... More >>
Whenever Terry Bradshaw says something stupid during a Fox NFL halftime show, you might yell at the screen that he ought to have his head examined. Turns out he already has.A Newport Beach physician says he's treating the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox Sports football analyst for a brain in ... More >>
When police in the Northern California town of Red Bluff went to help an injured man lying in the street early Saturday, they were confronted by another man who told the cops to leave the guy alone. When he refused commands to back off, the man rushed the officers and became combative. Robert Rin ... More >>
We've heard distracted driver stories, but this is one of most tragic. In September, a driver in Huntington Beach was securing a laptop that was sliding off the passenger seat of his SUV when he crashed into the car in front of him, causing a chain-reaction accident that ejected a 4-month-old gir ... More >>
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Alberto Solis Guzman has been convicted of assaulting his girlfriend's 4-year-old son with great bodily injury to the child's head resulting in his death, but the 30-year-old's lover faces not only that charge but a murder rap and other felony counts at her trial.Like Guzman, who is scheduled t ... More >>
The record-setting QB is in a Hawaii hospital in serious condition.Update, November 22, 11:03 a.m.: Terry Brennan indicated to reporters that his son, Colt, is "heavily sedated" and is "far from being alert." Colt is able to acknowledge that family and doctors are in the room, through hand signals, ... More >>
You may still be working on your summer tan, but the Southern California ski and snowboard season unofficially officially begins Sept. 18 with Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails at Bear Mountain in Big Bear. The free event features pro snowboarders competing on 110 tons of man-made snow for a total $20 ... More >>
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Could the 18-year-old who suffered head injuries after Christmas tree surfing in San Clemente been among the 1,000 viewers of the YouTube video above?
Through week 16 of the NFL season, Carson Palmer and Mark Sanchez are the only quarterbacks who played at Orange County high schools to have thrown the required 14 passes per game to qualify for an official QB rating. Based on Matt Leinart's limited stats, were his passer ranking to count, it wou ... More >>
View Larger MapThe 40-year-old daughter of Mary Bowman, 75, called 9-1-1 about 8 p.m. Wednesday to say her mother was not feeling well. Paramedics at Bowman's condominium at 1700 West Cerritos Avenue in Anaheim to discover she was suffering from a major head injury. She was rushed to UCI Medical Cen ... More >>
An 84 year-old man in Laguna Woods was using a walker and fell over; then, while he was being treated by a firefighter, he was hit by a car, the LA Times reports. The man suffered broken bones, asphalt abrasions, and burns. He was listed as being in critical condition Sunday night. The firefighter ... More >>
Advocate for the disabled Charles Monson was also a medical-marijuana patient—until late last month
Charles Monson works the system to help fellow quadriplegics get the high-tech wheelchairs they need