See the update at the end of this post identifying the murder suspect. ORIGINAL POST, MAY 5, 11:43 A.M.: Orange County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the apparent murder of a man in his Mission Viejo apartment over the weekend.
A prosecution statement on an arraignment hearing scheduled today indicates Irvin Tellez was in a car driven by Jaime Prieto Rocha and carrying Nancy Hammour in the backseat when Tellez allegedly shot a woman waiting at a Santa Ana curb in the face before turning his 9mm firearm on Hammour, who was ... More >>
Stephen Bennett set up the Feb. 5, 2006, cocaine deal and drove the vehicle from Oceanside to the heart of Irvine for his co-conspirators, who chased down their trusty drug dealer, shot him dead in view of numerous witnesses and took his narcotics. A car wash surveillance camera captured Bennett st ... More >>
It's Pot Day and Hitler's Birthday but definitely not Mother's Day, especially not for moms Sushama Devi Lohia, 74, of Newport Beach and 67-year-old Aida Agusti Castro of Cardiff. Lohia was sentenced today to eight years in prison for conspiring with her two daughters and a son-in-law to commit more ... 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 >>
UPDATE, JUNE 28, 2 P.M.: Sentences totaling 13 years for convictions in two cases have been given to Kenneth Joseph Lucas II, the "kingpin" of an international "phishing" operation that used spam e-mails and bogus websites to collect personal information used to defraud American banks. The 27- ... More >>
The monster swells can be big business, but for one group of OC surfers, it's still all about the ride
Kerr, at left, with another charlatan...The perpetually bumbling, perpetually scamming Michael Scott Kerr--the man who professes to love our veterans yet can't seem to stop antagonizing them, who set up a nonprofit for their children that nearly screwed them over--does not want to pay Marines the ... More >>
Thanks in part to Orange County Astronomers and its desert clubhouse, Southern California is amateur-stargazer heaven
Stephen Robert DeckAs the comments section to this post shows, at least one person did not believe longtime CHP official Stephen Robert Deck was guilty of trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he met online."You know, everyone makes mistakes," Teresa writes in her comment posted at 9:49 this ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--actually the Weekly's TWO weekly round-up as an attempt is made to make up for lost vacation time.Left courtesy of E! Entertainment, right courtesy of Orange Police DepartmentRyan Seacrest (left) gets paid another visit from his No. 1 Army spe ... More >>
Palagems.comEl Itoco: object of desire.In a small room near the front desk of the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana rests El Itoco, a 472-carat emerald crystal that is considered one of the finest in the world and valued and is valued at more than $3 million.The emerald that was dug up from black shale ... More >>
Jewelry heist fever spreads across Orange CountyIt's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more street fights, bullets flying, dudes getting jumped, cops losing service revolvers and jewelry heists in towns with "Laguna" in the name across the county. ... More >>
For Chief Anthony Morales of the Gabrielino-Tongva Band of Mission Indians, his long fight for the dignified treatment of Native American remains unearthed on the mesa overlooking the Bolsa Chica wetlands may finally be coming to an end. Healing a rift with rivals from the Juaneño Band of M ... More >>
San Diego has no business in San Diego County. At least, that's what their City Council seems to think. In our Best "Best of OC" Issue yet, Dave Wielenga eloquently described one of the major problems with the Save Trestles campaign: apathy. Surfers and the surf industry pay lip service to their be ... More >>
Director Catherine Hardwicke on being the Lady of Dogtown
A military transport plane crash 40 years ago killed 83 people. Steve Bedunah
says hes No. 84
Is Ladera Ranch the green revolution or the same development crap in a new package?
And creed, and sexual orientation . . .
A Newport Beach builder could put you in something spacious, lovely andif a dam breaksunder 15 feet of water
Register engages in reckless gunplay
For about $6,000, you can own an almost totally customized, state-of-the-art love doll
Anti-radiation pills may never be fashionable in California