As Kwang Chol Joy was being sentenced today to 15 years to life in prison for murdering his roommate and Iraq War veteran Maribel Ramos, he serenaded Orange County Superior Court Judge William Froeberg with a long, rambling statement that professed his innocence, how much he misses the deceased and ... More >>
A jury today found a 55-year-old Orange man guilty of murdering his roommate--a U.S. Army veteran who was poised to graduate from Cal State Fullerton--dumping her body in Modjeska Canyon and then acting as if he was surprised as anyone she was missing.
Did Orange County's only Indian massacre really happen—or is it a necessary white lie?
See Update No. 3 on Page 2 about unrequited love being a possible motive in the case and other details that emerged from today's court hearing. See Update Nos. 1-2 on the next page about the charges against Kwang Choi "K.C." Joy and allegations of past violence in Tennessee.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 20, NO ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the bottom of page 2 on the recovered body being identified as Maribel Ramos' and her roommate being arrested for her murder. Update No. 1 on page 2 was about a woman's body being found Thursday in Modjeska Canyon, and police and Ramos' family fearing it was the missing Cal State ... More >>
Santiago Event Center
Flickr user bettyx1138April could be nicknamed "Cheap Ice Cream" Month because the cool people at Baskin-Robbins are holding the philanthropic 31-cent Scoop Night two weeks after Ben & Jerry's did. In addition to inexpensive dessert, customers have the opportunity to donate to a local fire ch ... More >>
There's an area in Irvine that's a bit of a mystery to most. If you drive Jeffrey Road as far northeast as possible, the road is restricted beyond Portola. However, if you look up into the hillside, you'll see them: avocado trees. This quickly explains why the neighborhood's name is Orchard Hills ... More >>
Update, December 22, 10:08 p.m.: The emergency shelter at Mission Viejo High School has closed, the county announced this evening.Evacuated residents in need of shelter can still go to Laguna Beach High School and El Modena High School in Orange. (Addresses are on the next page.)The county's most ... More >>
Orange County's first Ride for AIDS event Saturday will wind riders through century (approximately 100 miles) and metric century (approximately 62 miles) courses that take in some of the region's most scenic spots in Santiago Canyon, Tustin, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach and other areas. About 1 ... More >>
UPDATE: Little did I know while posting this morning that Rancho Santiago College District, which oversees Santa Ana College, would be announcing sharp enrollment declines, although they are fewer than indicated in the student newspaper (see end of post) . . . With the tuition fee hikes, dwindlin ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Get your stomp on over hill, dale and canyon with these highly recommended hikes
Better than: Going on an all night bender of Red Bull and Dance Dance Revolution at the neighborhood arcade After its long-time hiatus, the legendary Juju Beats Festival swarmed the lawn of Oak Canyon Ranch in Orange. The party stretched until after 3 am, with freaky beats, bouncing bodies and insa ... More >>
Did a landfill explosion cause the Santiago Canyon Fire? Umm . . .
Hellish fires now, Sahara Desert later, says UCI doom prophet Mike Davis
Still alive and deadly
The Inevitable Death of Francisco Torres
Where to eat after an all-nighter
Theres a club for every taste
No plane crash is too small or too old for Gary Patric Macha
What do we want from whats left of Orange Countys open space?