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  • Sheriff addresses jail overcrowding, drug abuse

    Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens talked jails, guns and drugs Thursday morning at a breakfast event with members of Newport Beach's business community.
  • Commentary: Realignment is not good for communities

    "The most dangerous social experiment of our generation." That is how Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson describes the state "realignment" program to release state prisoners to local jails and supervised community release. Faced with court-mandated...

    The Crowd: The stark truth about human trafficking

    The Crowd: The stark truth about human trafficking
    In July, a Saudi Arabian national, Princess Meshael Alayban, 42, was arrested by authorities in Orange County after one of her maids complained of being held against her will. The maid, a 30-year-old Kenyan woman, had been hired by the family in her...

    Body-dumping suspect pleads not guilty

    A man suspected of killing a woman and dumping her body in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Irvin Tellez, 25, of Garden Grove has been charged with one felony count of murder for allegedly shooting and killing 28-...

    As Great Park houses go up, nearby county jail plans big expansion

    As Great Park houses go up, nearby county jail plans big expansion
    On a barren stretch of road on the edge of Irvine, a tasteful brown sign topped with a whimsical orange bicycle announces that a long-anticipated addition to the city is finally underway: the thousands of elegant new homes around the perimeter of the...