| Aug 22, 2015
Disability rights advocate dies
Disability rights activist Richard Devylder, who was born without arms or legs, has died of natural causes. Devylder, 46, worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation and several state agencies...
| Aug 31, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Irvine police on Sunday arrested a former doctor who they say used a wig and scrubs to pose as an employee at a hospital so he could steal valuable medical equipment.
Authorities say Roy Chiwing Lung, a 48-year-old Aliso Viejo resident, went into the...
| Aug 28, 2015
| 5:30 PM
FBI agents on Friday morning arrested a Downey woman who they say embezzled more than $1.2 million from an Irvine-based real estate investment company.
Trisha Chopin, 48, was the only payroll administrator for Steadfast Cos., where, according to the...
| Aug 27, 2015
| 7:16 PM
An Orange County judge Thursday threw out charges that two private investigators conspired to make a false drunk-driving report about Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer in 2012 and, in doing so, caused a police officer to hold the councilman against...
| Aug 26, 2015
| 6:30 PM
As part of a deal that protects its officers from prosecution, the former head of the Costa Mesa police union testified Wednesday at a hearing for two private investigators accused of spying on city councilmen in the run-up to a contentious 2012 election....
| Aug 24, 2015
| 5:17 PM
An Irvine engineer who pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering a man who apparently was having an affair with his wife previously told police he had "nothing to live for," according to court documents.
Hongli Sun, 38, entered the plea in an Orange County...
| Aug 20, 2015
| 12:57 PM
Orange County prosecutors dropped charges Tuesday against a 56-year-old Newport Beach man accused of killing a prominent Laguna Beach architect decades ago, but officials say they plan to refile the case in the next few months.
Law enforcement alleges...
| Jul 10, 2015
| 7:04 PM
Construction of a pocket park beneath the Hobie Surf shop mural is finally underway.
The park, at 3140 East Coast Hwy., will feature five benches, planters, a trash container and low-maintenance plants.
Construction was due to begin in mid-June, but...
| Jul 9, 2015
| 7:30 PM
Irvine police Wednesday arrested two men, a woman and a boy who allegedly stole iPads and other electronics from dozens of stores during a three-state crime spree.
In their latest heist, the crew allegedly stole 17 iPads from a Target store at Irvine...
| Aug 9, 2015
It would be nice to write that last week's guilty plea and sentencing of former tutor Timothy Lance Lai closed the book on Corona del Mar High's notorious computer hacking and cheating scandal, allowing the school to move on with dignity and restore its...
| Jul 14, 2015
| 3:47 PM
An Irvine man who tried to strangle a police dog during a standoff with officers after he threatened to kill his estranged wife pleaded guilty Monday to several charges including injuring a police animal, according to court records.
An Orange County...
| Aug 18, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Newport Beach police said Tuesday that they are working to wrap up an investigation of three minors and an adult who authorities say were involved in a prank in which moviegoers were scared by the starting of a leaf blower in a theater.