| Jun 30, 2015
| 6:31 PM
Attorneys concluded their arguments Tuesday in the case of a Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually abusing a half-dozen boys and trying to lure another.
Jurors will decide whether they believe testimony from witnesses who over the...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 11:43 AM
A known gang member with a lengthy criminal history was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing a man to death in a Costa Mesa neighborhood, police said.
John Raymond Breceda, 37, of Santa Ana already was in Orange County Jail on an unrelated charge...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 5:39 PM
A former Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting five boys and trying to abuse a sixth.
Christopher McKenzie, 51, didn't react, looking on steadily as a jury's guilty verdicts on 20 felony counts were read in...
| Jul 6, 2015
| 5:09 PM
A rental car and a ransacked home in Irvine led police to a suspected burglar last week, but two of his alleged partners remain at large.
Friday afternoon, Irvine police received a call about three men and a car that was idling on Tall Oak. Police say...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 5:12 PM
Murder and arson charges were filed Thursday against a known gang member accused of stabbing a man to death in Costa Mesa and burning his car.
John Breceda, 36, of Santa Ana was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, but the hearing was postponed until...
| Jul 7, 2015
| 2:20 PM
An Irvine woman died after an intoxicated driver slammed into the Uber car that picked her up at a Costa Mesa bar early Tuesday morning, police said.
Julia Gardner, 29, had just left The Huddle bar at 741 Baker St. with a 29-year-old Huntington Beach...
| Jul 8, 2015
| 4:48 PM
A Los Angeles gallery owner was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for his part in a Costa Mesa home invasion gone wrong that ended with him dumping the body of his stepbrother, shot during an encounter in the house, and fleeing to Mexico.
| Jul 9, 2015
| 12:37 PM
A Costa Mesa man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 2-year-old and her grandmother last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts of murder, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Alec Scott Abraham, 21, could face...
| Jun 19, 2015
| 6:55 PM
An Irvine tutor accused of orchestrating a hacking campaign to change Corona del Mar High School students' grades waived his right to a preliminary hearing, effectively speeding the case toward trial, according to court records.
Timothy Lance Lai, 29,...
| Jun 19, 2015
| 6:47 PM
Two Newport Beach police officers were justified when they shot and wounded a man who opened fire on them at a beachside condo last year, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded.
A letter from investigators released Friday outlines what...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 3:28 PM
A UC Irvine student may have saved a woman's life Thursday evening when he stopped a man who was stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a campus parking lot, according to a university official.
The male student intervened when he saw a man attacking the female...
| May 13, 2015
| 7:51 PM
A driver suspected of being impaired knocked out power to a Costa Mesa neighborhood when he slammed into a utility pole around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to authorities.
Power in the area is not expected to be restored until Thursday morning....