Hugo Godinez, the registered sex offender at the center of an appellate case that, depending on who tells it, freed only him from the restraints of a controversial county ordinance banning perverts from public parks or made that law null and void for all, has been sentenced to 197 days in jail for v ... More >>
The Orange County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's office sent out press releases and OCDA Chief of Staff Susan Schroeder appeared in front of television news cameras Saturday with the stunning revelation a former Mission Viejo attorney had been arrested and charged with strangling his e ... More >>
See Update No. 3 at the end of this post on Sheriff Sandra Hutchens' reaction.See Update Nos. 1 and 2 on the Orange County District Attorney's office declining to pursue criminal charges against Deputy Darren Sandberg and the sheriff's deputy union reaction. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 28, 12:37 P.M.: Ora ... More >>
Despite only having one eye, we're sure Jay Cicinelli saw this one coming from a mile away. The Fullerton cop, charged with involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force in the unnecessary beating death of homeless man Kelly Thomas, has been fired. "The employment status of Corporal Jay C ... More >>
A third-strike felon was sentenced today to 13 years in state prison for
ramming his vehicle into a marked Orange County Sheriff's Department patrol car. David Araujo Reyes,
28, of Santa Ana, pleaded guilty to a court offer of felony aggravated assault on a peace officer and possession of ammuniti ... More >>
Back in March 2008, Alex Brant-Zawadzki, a colleague whose name I forever misspelled, gazed navally at Sid Landau, who was convicted in 1982 and 1988 of molesting two boys under age 14 and became one of the first sex offenders targeted in California under Megan's Law. After Landau did his ... 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.
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Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklySeven of the Irvine 11UPDATE, MARCH 11, 4:08 P.M.: The arraignment of the Irvine 11 was continued this morning until April 15 so the court can consider defense motions to seal grand jury documents, remove the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) from the ... More >>
UPDATED, FEB. 28, 8:33 A.M.: The Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts "Stand With the Irvine 11: Community Town Hall and Action" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the IIOC Multipurpose Room, 1220 N. State College Blvd., Irvine.The event flier follows after the jump. (Also, scroll down a couple posts i ... More >>
Community theater actor Daniel Patrick Wozniak considered himself "a star" and everyone and everything he encountered in real-life as props in his own play, and when it came to Samuel Herr and Julie Kibuishi, the financially broke Wozniak wrote them out of his script when he was done using them, ... More >>
Toyota agreeing today to pay a $16.4 million fine imposed by the Transportation Department does not change anything as far as a lawsuit filed against the world's largest automaker by the Orange County District Attorney's Office goes.
Maybe—or at least help steer OC’s 34-year-old glossy monthly magazine away from what had been a frothy, puff-piece-packed publication that featured interviews and profiles with former owner Ruth Ko’s friends, and B- (sometimes C)-grade celebrities adorning its covers who often had nothing wh ... More >>
...except Daybreak OC isn't fake news.
‘Scuse us if we’re a few weeks late with this, but our secret inside source was a bit tardy burning the DVD.
But here’s the poop: On May 22, Daybreak OC – the two-hour, nearly year-old weekday morning “news” show that airs on KDOC, a show which se ... More >>
Sources tell OC Weekly that the Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy found dead in a car parked in Aliso Viejo yesterday had been the subject of a sex crimes investigation in the District Attorney's office and may have opted to kill himself rather than face arrest.
Susan Schroeder at the DA's ... More >>
Sid Landau admitted to sexually abusing ten kids during his child-molesting "career" (do they have vocational schools for that?), crimes for which he has served his time - that and then some. Yesterday saw the start of the third trial to determine whether or not the Orange County District Attorney's ... More >>