The Orange County Sheriff's Department gets a jump on St. Patrick's Day tonight with its DUI Task Force holding a DUI/driver's license checkpoint from 6 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday somewhere in the city of Mission Viejo. Meanwhile, on the coast, Laguna Beach Police conduct "saturation patrols," wh ... More >>
Moving cameras are nothing new to Orange County, where countless motion pictures have been shot, movie stars have frolicked and resided and, in more recent years, reality television stars have made our Plasticland "real."But though we're a short distance/long commute from being Hollywood adjacent, w ... More >>
A duck with a leaf walks into a fast-food restaurant . . . and leaves in handcuffs. Actually, retired hockey players Jean Francois "J.F." Jomphe of the Anaheim Ducks and Richard Anthony Costello of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers were not inside the Laguna Beach Jack In the Box resta ... More >>
Laguna Beach Police are dealing with three shooting deaths--husband Michael Brown, wife Mendy Brown and the family dog--that they believe are the result of murders followed by a suicide on Halloween. Bodies of all three were found after a co-worker of Michael Brown's went to check on the 49-year-old ... More >>
It turns out that big, countywide Labor Day weekend anti-DUI crackdown netted a celebrity.If by celebrity you mean former Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County "reality" show "star" Talan Torriero.
Laguna Beach Police got a call about photographer shooting two women, one of whom is topless, at Cliff Drive at Diver's Cove, where . . . . . . Hey, where'd you go?
UPDATE, SEPT. 16, 3:08 P.M.: As expected, prosecutors have filed new charges against registered sex offender Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan based on the allegations of four more women. In addition to the accusations by four other women, the Laguna Niguel 53-year-old allegedly: grabbed the breasts of ... More >>
A Connecticut man has left that storm-battered part of the country and is expected in sunny Orange County on Labor Day. But 52-year-old Walter Lawrence Dalie didn't pack sunscreen, boardshorts and a Grisham novel. He's moving from a state prison cell to OC Jail lockup.Extradited first by the U.S. ... More >>
The family of presumed murder victim Christopher Ryan Smith and the Orange County Sheriff's Department have collaborated to create a blog post they hope will lead to the discovery of his body.Posted by sheriff's spokesman John McDonald on the OC Sheriff Blog, the resource includes photographs and ... More >>
It's getting that you can't keep track of the newspapers ciruclating on the streets and computers of Laguna Beach without a scorecard. Count among them Stu News Laguna, which has Stu Saffer reporting on the village's happenings online every Friday. He's already produced one of Clockwork's ... More >>
The "Clean-Cut Bandit": Coming to a bank near you?MONDAY, JUNE 1Shroomin' in Lagoonan: Laguna Beach Police arrested three people at a La Mirada Street property for alleged possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms, heroin, Xanax, Levitra, Alprazolam and "numerous other unknown pills." Steven Christophe ... More >>
The Peruvian boyfriend of Alex Murrel, a cast member from season 2 of MTV's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, was arrested in her rented Laguna Beach house on suspicion of felony possession of cocaine with intent to sell.Murrel, 22, was questioned as a witness last week but is not expected to fa ... More >>
Cops say white-collar criminal ran down pedestrian