An Anaheim man has been convicted of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death in the beating death of his 19-month-old son last year.
A 29-year-old tennis instructor pleaded guilty Thursday to committing lewd acts on a 13-year-old male student in Irvine and was immediately sentenced to a year in jail. Jarrid Thomas Baldogo of Irvine pleaded guilty to eight felony counts of committing a lewd act on a child younger than 14, and ... More >>
Sriracha shoes, lip balm, water bottles and the Sriracha movie may all be hot commodities, but the city of Irwindale has no love for the aerosol version of the universally-adored hot sauce. Irwindale, where Sriracha producer Huy Fong Foods opened their new factory last year, filed a lawsuit against ... More >>
Three pimps walk into a bar ... Actually, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA), Kristian Adway and Dejon Pierre Moore, both 19, and Jennifer Kaye Moeggenberg, 23, are set to walk into a Santa Ana courtoom later this month, when they will be arraigned on charges one of th ... More >>
Bryce Laspisa, who has been missing since Aug. 30 while driving from his Northern California college to his parents' home in Laguna Niguel, may be in Oregon. His uncle Brian David told reporters there have been two possible sightings of the 19-year-old in Port Orford.
See the update at the end of this post about a now former Disneyland machinist facing allegations of sexually assaulting a third child, who was 7 when the abuse is said to have begun.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 2, 4:36 P.M.: When Disneyland machinist Bryan William Anast was arrested and arraigned last month ... More >>
We don't hate everyone at the Orange County Register, you know. Roving editor Kedric Francis has always been kind to the paper, and he used to be a staple of our gossip column back when we had a gossip column and he was the editor of Riviera. Anyhoo, he's going to be on tomorrow on the SoCal Restaur ... More >>
When the DA declines to prosecute bad cops, the only justice families can get is financial
New film documents Southern California’s tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy
Prosecutors nationwide team up with the San Clemente debt collector to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually sketchy
In 2011, an Orange County jury agreed with prosecutor Cameron Talley's assertion that convicted felon Cesar Gomez savagely beat, robbed and strangled to death a female prostitute inside her room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Garden Garden.In February, Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg gav ... More >>
See update and correction at the end of this post.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 10, 2011, 3:52 P.M.: A homicide case may finally be closed--oh, just 26 years after the crime, but who's counting? Stafford Joel Spicer, 59, of Las Vegas was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of murdering Joanne M ... More >>
When it comes to dive bars, Long Beach has some of the best in Southern California. An area stuck between Orange County and Los Angeles, Long Beach is truly its own city, belonging to no one. An iconoclast. A haven for cheap beer and wild stories. And after spending many hour ... More >>
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Nine years ago, I was in this wannabe new-wave band based in Santa Ana. Back then, our big goal in life was to get featured in OC Weekly. The band imploded, as bands are wont to do, way before we even got a concert listing in the Calendar section (not even a Locals Only, sob!). The funny thing was, ... More >>
A Fullerton man who raped four women in Orange County and six more in Los Angeles County now has 764 years and eight months in state prison to think about his crimes.Then again, perhaps 42-year-old serial rapist Robert Charles Lee can get out after 300 some odd years for good behavior.
Adapted from 'Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America'
Police in Long Beach have announced two more arrests in the March 2011 murder of Philip Victor Williamson, whom police believe may have been carrying seven pounds of marijuana and $500,000 in cash when he was shot in an alley north of downtown. Kenneth Ray Johnson, 36, and Charles Anthony Mackbee ... More >>
According to the latest California Health Interview Survey, Orange County has the second-most number of low-income adults in the state who are food insecure - defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as "limited or uncertain availability of traditionally adequate and safe foods". Presu ... 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 >>
The beat goes on with chef Lauren "Lulu" De Rouen as we continue our shop talk, discussing CUCINA's specialty food and drink selections. Her thirst for knowledge is evident as she shares stories about her culinary adventures from both around the world and close to home. We get the feeling her inc ... More >>
An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who allegedly rammed his motorcycle into a vehicle while drunk, faces up to three years in state prison.Richard J. Patterson, 38, faces multiple charges: a felony count of driving under the influence causing injury (his wife, who was on the back of ... More >>
The former Beverly Hills School District official who, according to prosecutors, received racy emails and secret bonuses from future Newport-Mesa Unified School District Superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard has been convicted of conflict of interest charges.Karen Anne Christiansen, who was the Los An ... More >>
As if looking at four years in state prison for his role in the King of Pop's death is not bad enough, Dr. Conrad Murray is also facing a lawsuit brought by a Newport Beach attorney on behalf of a Poway nuclear medicine imaging systems company.The complaint against Murray, MSNBC and other media c ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican] And why do Mexicans want to redistrict political boundaries in their favor?
A 72-year-old doctor, who lives in Newport Coast, but practiced medicine in Los Angeles County, pleaded guilty to federal charges for writing thousands of unjustifiable prescriptions yesterday. The OC Register's Doug Irving reports that Nazar Al Bussam faces 230 years of prison time for "cri ... More >>
Cholos aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in the criminal marquee, but the actions of the pendejo at right take the tamale for sheer stupidity. Anthony Garcia was a seeming run-of-the-mill hood when Los Angeles County's sheriffs arrested him for a routine traffic stop and took the snapshot at rig ... More >>
Los Angeles County prosecutors claim a Whittier man facing the death penalty for fatally shooting four people tried to arrange a gang hit on Steven Bickel, an Orange County deputy district attorney attached to the Welfare Fraud unit.The allegation was made Monday during the penalty phase of 37-ye ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 22, 12:44 P.M.: Today, after months of delays, 32-year-old Christopher McAmis entered a plea of not guilty to allegedly murdering and attempting to rape Placentia woman Lynsie Ekelund a decade ago. This was McAmis' fourth appearance at the Superior Court in uptown Whittier since his ... More >>
Shortly before midnight on Dec. 30, 1997, George Eugene Cross knocked on the door of an Anaheim apartment, waking a 17-year-old girl sleeping inside. When she opened the door, Cross told the girl her mother owed him money. When she informed Cross her mother was not home, he asked to wait inside ... More >>
Will it come?!UPDATE, MARCH 16, 5:32 P.M.: To the people of Japan and even (to a lesser extent) the seafaring folk in Santa Cruz, the Weekly sends its best regards for a full recovery. The devastation that has rocked and continues to rock Japan is unlike anything we ever hope to see again in a li ... More >>
The figures from the 2010 Census that are freaking the Know Nothings out is news that the gabacho population shrank in size in Orange County, while wabs increased (as always) and Asians increased even more as a percentage. But the only figure that truly interested me was the number of people iden ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 23, 4:18 P.M.: The couple who filed the first marriage equality case in California and later became petitioners to overturn Prop 8, Diane Olson and Robin Tyler, said today's decision by the Obama administration to stop defending the federal government's anti-gay marriage law is "a hu ... More >>
Could Long Beach be the next city to ban plastic bags? According to the Long Beach Post, the Long Beach City Council approved during a meeting last night the drafting of an ordinance that could very well mean a citywide ban on all single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, drug stores and conveni ... More >>
Heal the Bay's End of Summer Beach Report Card shows water quality at Orange County beaches was slightly worse this summer compared to summer '09, but 97 percent of OC beaches still received excellent A or B grades. By comparison, 79 percent of Los Angeles County beaches received A's or B's.Poch ... More >>
The Orange County Fair is coming up, and with it comes a slew of opportunities for crafters all over California to get involved! After the jump, all the details on how to get your work seen at the fair!
UPDATED WITH TORNADO WARNING EXTENDING TO ORANGE COUNTY . . . ABC News reports the tornado warning previously issued for Long Beach and south-central Los Angeles County now includes the Orange County communities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Irvine, Fullerton, Costa ... More >>
OCTA.netThe 5 freeway from Beach Boulevard in Garden Grove to the Los Angeles County line in Buena Park is one of the roughest roads in the nation, states a report released today by two highway advocacy groups. "Future Mobility in California: The Condition, Use and Funding of California's Roads, ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly roundup of local police calls and assorted mayhem.MONDAY, NOV. 2". . . and I don't like you!" "I'm Talking Tina . . . and Things Are Going to Be Different Around Here" A woman called 9-1-1 around 3:45 in the morning to say she heard a baby toy go off downstairs in her hom ... More >>
Local Republicans are gunning for Assemblyman Anthony Adams (R-Hesperia). Assemblyman Anthony Adams (R-Hesperia), who has been targeted for a recall election because he voted for a state budget that included billions of dollars in new taxes, swung back at his opponents today, b ... More >>
Sunset Beach: pretty cleanThe Natural Resources Defense Council's annual survey of water quality and public notification at U.S. beaches contains plenty of bad news for anyone into wading into surf around the country without getting sick. Beach closings and advisories hit their fourth-highest lev ... More >>
The National Minority Quality Forum created an online map to coincide with last month's National HIV Testing Day that shows what areas of the country have the most cases of HIV/AIDS. It's available here. You first have to register, free of charge, to use the map. You can then punch in a state, coun ... More >>
Santa Monica's Heal the Bay has issued its 16th annual Beach Report Card, documenting the water quality at Southern California's beaches-- though "quality" may not be exactly the right word, since the report card lists SoCal's top ten beaches in terms of water pollution. This year, Los Angeles Count ... More >>
Orange County can match LA County building for building
College district blocks student trips to Los Angeles
College district blocks student trips to Los Angeles