Now that the whole world knows who is Anaheim city council candidate Steve Lodge--the pendejo who magically decided to start using a surname he hadn't professionally used in decades, if ever--because of a lawsuit, the well-funded, Republican-backed cop is crying he's the victim of an out-of-towner, ... More >>
Metta World Peace, the rapper, quick-exiting Dancing With the Stars contestant and World Champion Los Angeles Laker formerly known as Ron "Ron-Ron" Artest, is being honored in Newport Beach this evening by the foundation formed in the memory of Samantha Runnion.The Joyful Child Foundation, which ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 17, 11:17 A.M.: It's become so routine it's lost its news value: The District Attorney's office announces it's sending a rep before the latest of the 7,000 city councils in Orange County considering a ban on sex offenders in local parks modeled after the county law co-written by DA T ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 29, 9:41 A.M.: The Rancho Santa Margarita City Council voted Wednesday night to move ahead with a ban on registered sex offenders in city parks that is similar to the county law enacted in April.The council agreed that banning only those who have preyed on children would leave kids v ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 22, 10:09 A.M.: While expressing some concern the county pervs-in-parks ban is too broad, the San Juan Capistrano City Council did decide Tuesday night to bring a local ordinance back for a vote July 5.Among the options the city with huge swaths of open space will explore are applyin ... More >>
Erin RunnionUPDATE, MAY 27, 3:40 P.M.: An Orange County supervisor, the district attorney and perhaps the most famous mother of a local crime victim today applauded Westminster officially enacting a ban on registered sex offenders from city parks.Cheers from Supervisor Shawn Nelson and District A ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 15, 8:45 A.M.: The colors teal, yellow and black were worn by both the young and old in honor of the 2011 National Crime Victims' Rights Week theme, "reshaping the future, and honoring the past" at Thursday morning's third annual Orange County Victims' Rights March and Rally. Hund ... More >>
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According to sources at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, David L. Brent--the veteran prosecutor who runs the district attorney's acclaimed homicide unit--was arrested with his wife on Christmas Day following a domestic dispute.No other information was available officially, except that Brent w ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioKen Julian Leaving DOJTomorrow is the last day as a federal prosecutor for Ken Julian, co-counsel in the successful prosecution of ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona. Julian is joining the powerhouse private firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, he recently announced to ... More >>
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