A nonprofit has been formed to fight the planned closure of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente's hospital bed and emergency room services, and a former district attorney has been retained to consider possible litigation to stop the move, it was announced Thursday.
Max Page, the 8-year-old actor who in 2011 starred as "Little Vader" for Volkswagen in one of the most memorable Super Bowl ads ever, is using the force for good.He's scheduled to appear at a Saturday gala where he'll donate some money he's made from commercials to Saddleback Memorial Medical Cente ... More >>
You know when prosecutors say of a patient care assistant accused of getting too handsy with female patients, "There was no medical reason or necessity for the defendant to touch the victim's vagina," it's going to be a tough court fight. Perhaps Narcisco Romanes Blando saw the writing on the bed p ... More >>
Make it two-for-two today in sentences for male health care workers guilty of sexually assaulting older ladies in their care. Nurse's assistant Alejandro Arias, 40, of Cypress, was sent to state prison for 21 years for his disgusting acts on two women, ages 50 and 60, in his care at Anaheim Terrace ... More >>
As expected, William Leo McDougall received no prison time at sentencing today after pleading guilty in the same Orange County Superior Court in August to murdering Manh Ban Nguyen. Well, technically, the record will show McDougall got 16 years in prison, but Judge Thomas Goethals suspended the sent ... More >>
From his wheelchair at the defense table, 83-year-old William Leo McDougall of Laguna Woods pleaded guilty to murdering his convalescent home roommate because he believed the 94-year-old man was singing in Vietnamese.As part of a plea deal with the court, McDougall is expected to be sentenced Oct. 2 ... More >>
A cross-dressing homeless man has been sentenced to a year in jail, three years probation and an order to enter a mental health program after pleading guilty to stealing a South County woman's identity to receive more than $100,000 worth of medical care over the past 13 years. Hopefully, the senten ... More >>
Prosecutors of today's ugly mug poser, Narcisco Romanes Blando, put it best: "There was no medical reason or necessity for the defendant to touch the victim's vagina." Not unless the physician's assistant at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Mission Viejo was practicing an alternative medici ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyUPDATE, SEPT. 7, 5:11 P.M.: According to a Orange County coroner's report, Russ Yamada died of a heart attack on Saturday afternoon, reports NBC Los Angeles. The 42-year-old Torrance resident had been surfing at a surf break called Old Man's in San Onofre State Park ... More >>
Orange County Superior Court Judge James P. Marion, who was assigned to the Central Felony Panel, died Sunday morning at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente. He was 58.Marion, who was educated in New England and served in the U.S Marine Corps, was an Orange County deputy district a ... More >>
For some reason, a gag from the 1980 movie Airplane! comes to mind when visualizing Monday night's bust in Lake Forest of a 22-year-old parolee for alleged heroin possession.The scene in question introduced the Dr. Alan Rumack character and the previously undiscovered comedic chops of the late, g ... More >>
Micah S. Zirbel didn't get mad when his car was towed, he got even.And for that, the 20-year-old got arrested. Well, for that and running into someone.Let's back up: Zirbel was visiting a friend in Laguna Hills when his 1966 blue Ford Mustang was towed around midnight Thursday.
UPDATE: Suspect enters not guilty plea (after the break) . . .Recovering from hip surgery, William McDougall apparently could not take Manh Ban Nguyen's singing in Vietnamese any longer. So, late Friday night, he allegedly took a metal bar from the closet used for hanging clothes and repeatedly b ... More >>
Friday: Paging Chuck Norris!It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more unappreciative homeless men, alleged Ecstasy pushers and Ninjas, Ninjas, Ninjas! MONDAY, AUG. 3Wrong-Way Minivan After clocking a green minivan at 80 mph south on Beach Boulevard near the 405 freewa ... More >>