A federal appeals court has directed a U.S. District Court judge to decide if the statute of limitations can be extended so a woman who was sexually assaulted as a teen by a then-Camp Pendleton Marine can sue the U.S. Marine Corps for negligence. Testifying in a case that resulted in former Sgt. Ro ... More >>
The Marine won the Navy Cross for bravery in Iraq. But it was his job with the Orange County Sheriff's Department that gave him PTSD
Fired OC deputy claims sheriff's department punished him for winning Navy Cross in Iraq War combat
Despite south Orange County's polished reputation for being pristine,upscale and, well, boring, there lies a couple of dark secret spots in the cracks and crevices of this conservative paradise. It's within those blind spots you find south county's most remarkable, crazy and just plain creepy charac ... More >>
In exchange for the Orange County District Attorney's office dropping two criminal charges--a felony and a misdemeanor, an emotionally unstable Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) sergeant pleaded guilty to a third misdemeanor count of phone text harassing a woman who'd spurned his affections.Thank ... More >>
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If you want an insight into the bizarre thinking of accused Orange County serial killer Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo, you have to appreciate the impact movies, especially war films, and music lyrics had on the former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran.That's the assertion of Ocampo defense lawyer Randall ... More >>
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A Hispanic business and community leader in Santa Ana has joined other Hispanics around the country in signing an open letter to Mitt Romney that essentially accuses the GOP presidential candidate of hypocritically running away from his Mexican heritage. "Our purpose here is to advise you that t ... More >>
How the newspaper's cozy relationship with Camp Pendleton hampers its coverage of religious controversies on the base
Jonathan Ashton Aikin has already pleaded not guilty to barging into a San Clemente home on a quiet Sunday morning, violently attacking a complete stranger in her bed with her children, yelling for her to shut the windows "to keep the demons out," squeezing the woman's neck so hard so could barel ... More >>
"Who you calling illegal, maggot!"Head south of the Orange County border on the 5 freeway and you quickly encounter people in one of two kinds of uniforms: those of U.S. Border Patrol officials (think San Clemente checkpoint) and those of the U.S. Marines Corps (think Camp Pendleton).People in bo ... More >>
A letter to KFI's John & Ken Show from a "Concerned OC citizen" contains what may be the most colorful description evah of a certain former local congressman who went on to national shame in the Bush Administration.
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Pham: come along way after a sergeant called him "Fang, Fong, Fam!"In time for the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon at the end of the month, Random House is publishing a $15 paperback version of "A Sense of Duty: Our Journey from Vietnam to America" by Mission Viejo resident Quang Pham.Pham ... More >>
Also known as "a concrete cage without walls."The 241 extension saga in a nutshell: Transportation Corridor Agencies propose extending a toll road from Rancho Santa Margarita to the Interstate 5 in San Diego County, environmental groups flip out at the prospect of a freeway potentially encroachin ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioSal Landers, performing at the Aug. 15 OC Pride festival in Irvine, is on the bill for Equality California's Aug. 27 show.Marines, Teamsters and wildcats have helped pull this country out of some sticky situations, but when it comes to an issue that's divided Californ ... More >>
The Great Park Corp. Board of Directors this morning unanimously reelected director Michael Pinto to another four-year term and then reelected the Laguna Canyon Foundation founder their vice chairman. It was initially announced to be a straight flush, with the unanimous reelection of Irvine City Cou ... More >>
Robbin Brandley’s confessed killer sits on death row. So why don’t her parents consider the case closed?
Impressive fest proves Peter Bart wrong
Irvine proposes low-cost housing for toxic land
We remember everything
A military transport plane crash 40 years ago killed 83 people. Steve Bedunah
says hes No. 84
The presidents conservative critics
Cokes ugly little sister makes a comeback!
Truth still grounded after El Toro approval
County unveils new pro-airport magnet
No plane crash is too small or too old for Gary Patric Macha
And Martha Stewarts rear end
And thanks for not hurling on the Indiana Jones Adventure!
Anthony Micheal Hall! Candy Apples! Sandra Ramos! The loney drunk guy 15 years past his frat-boy prime!
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