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  • Court postpones suspected molester's arraignment

    SANTA ANA — The arraignment for a Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually abusing children has been delayed while the investigation into his case continues. Christopher Bryan McKenzie appeared in court at Orange County Mens' Jail in Santa Ana...
  • Governor pardons Newport Beach resident

    Gov. Jerry Brown this week pardoned a Newport Beach man for crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s and praised him as an example of someone who can turn their life around with philanthropic work. Thomas George Pfleger, 61, received a pardon for three...
  • Death recommended for O.C. rapist

    A jury recommended the death penalty Wednesday for a Stanton man who strangled, raped and physically assaulted women around Orange County — including a masseuse in a Costa Mesa motel room —according to prosecutors. -------------------- FOR...
  • The God Squad: From across faiths, a blessing for the pope

    The good news is that I did not swear an oath of secrecy. The bad news is that I don't know anything about what went on in the Sistine Chapel and I'm not Catholic. However, my best friend is a priest and I remember tenderly joking with Father Tom...
  • Teens polish their moves

    Teens polish their moves
    From jazz to musical theater and hip-hop to contemporary, it's all fair game at Newport Harbor High School's "ArreiS 2013." The show, a potpourri of beginning and intermediate dancers and members of the junior varsity and varsity dance teams, runs until...
  • Young, scared and used

    In 2001, Natasha Herzig found herself at age 19 staring at a gun, yanked into a car before she could make a sound. She spent a year trapped, working as a high-end escort for a pimp. The indignities were numerous. She remembers receiving a beating...
  • Pats on the back for police

    Pats on the back for police
    October was a busy month for Newport Beach police. On the first of the month, police responded to a call of a man threatening to kill his girlfriend while holed up in a Balboa Coves home. An hour after that was resolved, police heard from a Kern...
  • Apodaca: March Madness of a different sort

    It's March Madness time! I don't mean the college basketball tournament, although the annual rite of collective lunacy to which I refer does involve college, and it is a tournament of sorts. It's the anxiety-ridden, teenage acne breakout-prone, parent...
  • L.A. Unified officials let abuse allegations slide, lawyers say

    Incidents of alleged child abuse by a Newport Beach teacher at a Wilmington elementary school were known beyond a principal who was removed for failing to report them, a parent and attorneys who represent alleged victims said Thursday. The attorneys,...
  • D.A.: Accused molester may have had a Newport victim

    A Newport Beach child likely will be added to the list of a former Los Angeles teacher's alleged sexual abuse victims, the Orange County district attorney's office said Friday. Robert Pimentel, a 57-year-old Newport Beach resident who taught in a...
  • Ex teacher from Newport charged with additional molestation felony

    A former Los Angeles Unified schoolteacher from Newport Beach has been charged with an additional felony in connection with the alleged molestation of a child in Orange County eight years ago. Robert Pimentel, 57, a fourth-grade teacher, is already ...
  • YouTube video sparks abuse investigation

    A YouTube video purporting to show elder abuse at the University Town Center in Irvine gained attention online last week and sparked a police investigation. In the clip, the unseen videographer confronts a man who has wheeled an elderly woman to the...