The transition from Anaheim gang member to college graduate has been anything but easy
The owner of a Rancho Santa Margarita animal breeding business pleaded guilty to 12 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty over horrendous conditions found at his company facility in Lake Elsinore, where tens of thousands of dead or suffering snakes and rodents were seized in December 2012. Global Ca ... More >>
Irvine Valley College's basketball program is mourning the loss of a former player, while wondering if the young man took his own life by wandering on foot into freeway traffic. Darius Porter was killed the evening of Oct. 21 by oncoming traffic on the northbound lane of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway.
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See Update No. 2 on Page 2 with the charges against the hit-and-run suspect who was shot by a deputy. Update No. 1 on the next page identifies him as Bryan Song Yang. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 11, 8:47 A.M.: A man was shot by an Orange County sheriff's deputy in the parking lot of a Yorba Linda restauran ... More >>
Stanwood Fred Elkus fatally shot Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert in a Newport Beach examination room because the Lake Elsinore barber was angry the urologist botched prostate surgery 21 years ago, according to a jailhouse interview."I'll admit what I did was a terrible thing," the 75-year-old murder sus ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on a judge blocking the land transfers with a preliminary injuction.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 5, 11:39 A.M.: The family of Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert has filed two lawsuits against the disgruntled patient accused of fatally shooting the Newport Beach urologist in a ... More >>
See Update Nos. 2-3 on page 2 with the DA's murder charges, more on the suspect's health, the doctor's treatment of him and the defendant's postponed arraignment this afternoon.See Update No. 1 after the jump with the suspect's mugshot, health woes and more on the physician. ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 29, ... More >>
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is boasting about the role of animal activists in uncovering cruel conditions at a Rancho Santa Margarita exotic pet company's Lake Elsinore breeding facility, where a city inspection ended with more than 18,400 rodents and about 600 reptiles (mostl ... More >>
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Occasionally, and as a direct result of an OSHA investigation, the management of this blog unchains me and gives me a few hours of liberty; I like to spend it with a group of carnivores known as the Mad Meat Men.A little while back, eight of us went in on an entire boar from Da-Le Ranch in Lake Elsi ... More >>
As Frankie Jay Szabo was being sentenced to two years in state prison in the 1990s after pleading guilty in Orange County Superior Court to nine counts of grand theft, a victim predicted Szabio would surely con again.He has, according to Riverside County authorities now accusing the Menifee 55-year ... More >>
Attention Webster's Dictionary, there's a new, more accurate definition of "creep": John David Carlin.In 2009, the Southern California man was on a date in Orange County with the mother of a 10-year-old girl. The three of them sat in a Jacuzzi at a condo complex until the woman left to go to classes ... More >>
Le Pain Quotidien has been around since 1990, but took its own sweet time arriving in Orange County. They transplanted Jonathan Eng from New York's Bleeker Street bakery to helm the daily breadmaking last autumn. Hungry to explore his dining options beyond Fashion Island, we meet up to recharge over ... More >>
UPDATE: Gustavo here. Am ripping off Dave's post from January because I can haha, but also to remind people to snatch up the few remaining tickets for this Saturday's shindig. Click here for the reservations and the updated menu. Read on to drool--see you there!ORIGINAL POST BY DAVE JAN. 30, 2012 ... More >>
Perry Anthony Pellegrini lives in Lake Elsinore, where he has a photography shop on Riverside Drive. But he also has a studio in Huntington Beach. Guess those who can't pose, shoot. Seriously, is one of dude's eyes lower than the other?The 50-year-old found himself on the opposite end of the lens ... More >>
The ugliest police mugshot of the week comes not from a cop shop or district attorney's office but the California Department of Corrections, which is charged with continuing the incarcerate Ivan Von Staich with the governor's reversal of the Lake Elsinore 56-year-old's parole.For reasons known on ... More >>
The Washington Post compared the annual financial disclosure reports filed by every member of Congress over the past decade to various public records and discovered that nearly 50 senators and House representatives directed millions of dollars in earmarks to projects that could either enhance ... More >>
Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon and Taco María will be doing a sit-down, table-service brunch "pop-up" at the SoCo farmers market on Saturday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. Joe Youkhan and Carlos Salgado will be trolling the market for ingredients, then shutting down their trucks to cook the ingredien ... More >>
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Ah, Hells Kitchen. Local bikers know the "motorsports restaurant" in Lake Elsinore is the place to stop along the twisty Ortega Highway ride to compare hogs, enjoy cold ones and buy shit with flames all over it from the gift counter.Hells Kitchen also features snappy messages on the marquee out f ... More >>
Conservationists are not out of the woods (or watershed) yet, but they believe victory is near in a long battle to stop a dam and hydroelectric project proposed in Cleveland National Forest.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week dismissed the Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped S ... More >>
Alan Bock, the Orange County Register's beloved voice of libertarianism, has passed away of cancer at his home in Lake Elsinore. Bock published a farewell column to readers in March which the Weekly noted in our Navel Gazing blog on March 29. The sad news of Bock's passing came via an email to Re ... More >>
Update, Jan. 11, 10:51 a.m.: Former Orangewood Children's Home group counselor Abner Z. Avila was sentenced Monday to three years of probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl under his care at the Orange facility.The 27-year-old Lake Elsinore resident was also orde ... More >>
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UPDATE: The accused pleaded not guilty this morning, Orange County Register reports.A 27-year-old Lake Elsinore man was being arraigned in Santa Ana this morning for the alleged sexual assault of a then-17-year-old female resident he was providing therapy to as a group counselor at the Orangewoo ... More >>
Herman Atkins is still trying to pick up the pieces 10 years after he was freed from imprisonment on phoney rape charges
Jaelyne Jacsen was known publicly as a single mother with two kids, working to earn a degree from Cal State Fullerton and speaking out against domestic violence. So, it was shocking in November when the 49-year-old was arrested outside her Victorville home for allegedly stealing $6,500 in public ... More >>
Flickr user Boots in the Oven This week, Stick a Fork In It covered everything from where to find a fiery late night happy hour to the Kogi Truck's secret ingredient.Find out more about what you missed after the jump!
Shopping at the Lake Elsinore Outlets may result in "good cheap" purchases, but it always results in a "bad cheap" lunch. The nearest restaurants are a mile and a half south, where the road formerly known as Ortega Highway spills out onto the Mojave Freeway, and the choices are a grim list of greasy ... More >>
Photo from FourQBBQ.comThose of you who follow the OC food blogging scene and Chowhound should know that our friend and Weekly contributor Professor Salt is passionate for BBQ. He and three friends, all of them food bloggers, make up a competitive BBQ team called Four Q. They've competed ... More >>
It was revealed today that Craig Realty Group of Newport Beach was the high bidder in the state's auction of the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa--with a bid that was much lower than the $96 million to $180 million the 150-acre property had been expected to fetch.The owner of several outle ... More >>
TrueCrimeReport.comGirls just want to have fun: Anna Alejandra Salinas and Dayana CordovaPete Kotz's online True Crime Report, which is "powered" by the Weekly's Village Voice Media overlords, has the scoop on two Riverside teen girls who wanted to go to Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park in 2007, ... More >>
Usually when you click on the "O.C." tab on the online version of the Los Angeles Times' California/Local page, you'll come to another page with a fairly meaty Orange County-related headline and story link across the top. But as of 2 p.m. today, that prime position for readers seeking Orange County ... More >>
We failed, Orange County, to keep 84-year-old Ignacio Lujano in the San Juan Capistrano orange groves he's tended to for the past 38 years. His son Alex texted me today that his papi is having a big yard sale this weekend before moving in the next couple of weeks to Lake Elsinore. City officials, in ... More >>
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