Born two years before the end of the Vietnam War in Saigon, Dinh Canh Tran lived under dictatorial communist rule until about 1989 when his family relocated to the Philippines in route to live permanently in the United States.
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Until they were nabbed by federal agents, a prison-based crime group consisting of individuals with nicknames like "Horse," "Homicide" and "Showtime" operated a five-year aggravated identity theft and bank fraud scheme that stole more than $8 million in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.A f ... More >>
We can thank Aussie legend Greg Norman for making his "Shark" nickname and logo common on the world's golf courses, but the working theory is it was not a pro golfer but a predatory seabird who brought a live leopard shark to San Juan Hills Golf Club Monday.A two-foot-long Triakis semifasciata was f ... More >>
A successful Orange County certified public accountant and property owner indicted for his role in a brazen con game got a break this week inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.Facing a potential prison trip, Michael Alan Taylor of Seal Beach argued that while he worked closely wi ... More >>
Even in her spare time, Chef Colleen winds up incorporating food into her hobbies. Her experience spans decades of working with great chefs like Thomas Keller. She almost gets us nostalgic for cooking class. Almost.Read our interview with Colleen Johnson of 50 Forks, Part One.
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Chris A. Michaels/ / CC BY 2.0Santa Barbara VinesIf there was a moment for California wine--one in which it went from being something that only came from Napa and Sonoma or was just two buck chuck--and became something relevant in pop culture, it was the release of Sideways.
Rachanee Srisavasdi reports in today's Register that Orange County Sheriff-turned-felon Mike Carona will likely earn 12 cents to 40 cents per hour working as a painter, plumber, orderly, food server or groundskeeper during his 5.5-year stint--or 85 percent of that--at what most likely will be the Lo ... More >>
Pablo Escobar, now dead and probably not of Huntington Beach.The LA Times reports today that Burt Reynolds, Dionne Warwick and Sinbad are among the 250 folks who owe $143 million in back taxes, according to the California Franchise Tax Board's list of the top state tax delinquents.Orange County may ... More >>
Some people visit California's old Spanish missions for spiritual reasons. Some visit just because the old places are beautiful. And then there's Alfred Thomas Steven of Huntington Beach.
KSBY, the NBC affiliate in for Santa Barbara [added: and San Luis Obispo], reports:
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