• Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Huntington Beach Police Inform the Citizenry That Video of "Cop" Losing It is a Prank

    The Huntington Beach Police Department wants you to know that the officer captured in a video outside a waffle joint in town grabbing, pushing and cursing at a civilian is not a member of the force. (Well, at least in this incident it wasn't ...)

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Alexander A. Romaniolis of Irvine Cops to Fraud in $2 Million Mortgage-Lending Scam

    An Irvine man who used phony buyers to acquire eight residences in San Clemente and the Sacramento-area cities of Roseville and Rocklin so that he could engage in mortgage fraud pleaded guilty to federal charges against him. Alexander A. Romaniolis, 48, copped to the mail-fraud charges Thursday in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Alexander A. Romaniolis, Irvine Resident Accused of Mortgage Fraud, Faces 30 Years

    An Irvine man who recruited five straw buyers to buy eight residential properties in San Clemente and the Sacramento-area cities of Rocklin and Roseville has been charged with federal mail fraud, according to the FBI. Alexander A. Romaniolis, 48, was arrested Tuesday in Huntington Beach for mortga ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    A Year of Navel Gazing: The Virtual Orange County

    Looking back at 2010 on our news blog, one Top 10 List at a time

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    The Day in Pot: 3/25/10

    ‚ÄčAn initiative to legalize marijuana has made the November ballot, according to state election officials. Polling shows a majority of California voters favor marijuana legalization. The pot-position (how about Prop. 4/20?) would allow adults 21 or older to possess up to an ounce of weed for perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ‚ÄčIn this case, Taco Bell wasn't the scene of a crime but rather the arrest of a criminal by his victim, who will probably get charged for his vengeance. Confused? So was I when trying to figure out where in California is Roseville...Patrons of a Roseville Taco Bell got a dinnertime demonstration c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Last Night: RX Bandits at Chain Reaction

    Last Night: Rx Bandits, Tera Melos, Polar Bears and Peba Luna at Chain Reaction.Better Than: Most of the shows you go to see at Chain Reaction.Download: "Live From Bonaroo" (2007) on MDB/ Sargent House Records.Anyone who frequents the storied all-ages venue Chain Reaction can usually look forward to ... More >>

  • Features

    January 10, 2008

    Under Wraps

    Many of Dr. Brian West's patients didn't know he was in the state medical board's substance-abuse-diversion program. At least six of them claim they're paying the price