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  • Trial starts for man accused of assaulting Irvine woman

    Jury trial proceedings began Wednesday in the case against an Irvine man accused of breaking into a woman's home and sexually assaulting her while she lay in bed. Victor George Gillespie, 21, is charged with three felonies of sexual battery, burglary and...
  • My Pet World: Dogfighting 'game' raises serious ethical questions

    I'm a journalist and, of course, I believe in free speech. However, certain lines are drawn all the time. For example, I don't know of a video game or telephone app that teaches players how to abuse children. However, there's now what I believe to be...
  • The Crowd: Peeping out the newly re-opened Hotel Hanford

    The Crowd: Peeping out the newly re-opened Hotel Hanford
    Donald Sodaro, one of Newport Beach's leading community philanthropists, revealed a most unique and creative side of his multi-faceted personality at the re-opening of The Hotel Hanford, Costa Mesa. Sodaro and his wife DeeDee, of Lido Isle, have held...
  • D.A. charges father who threw son overboard with child abuse

    NEWPORT BEACH — A father who threw his 7-year-old son overboard while on a harbor cruise was charged Wednesday with felony child abuse and endangerment as well as misdemeanor resisting arrest. Sloan Steven Briles, 35, of Irvine slapped his son in...
  • Suspected robbers, rapist facing trials

    Five men charged with an armed invasion robbery of the Newport Coast home of former subprime mortgage lender Daniel Sadek are due to go on trial Monday. The robbery, which reportedly took place during a weekly high-stakes poker game Sadek hosted, came...
  • Prosecutor: Former L.A. deputy tortured wife, her lover

    Editor's note: This story contains graphic material that some readers may find offensive. * SANTA ANA — A formerLos Angeles County Sheriff's Departmentdeputy tortured his then-wife and her lover in an Irvine office after learning of their affair,...
  • Deputy who tortured wife, lover gets four life sentences

    A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced to four life sentences and nearly 20 years in prison Friday for torturing his wife and her lover. Robert Avery McClain, 38, of Irvine was convicted of eight felonies, including aggravated mayhem,...
  • Community & Clubs: Make a New Year's resolution of service

    Community & Clubs: Make a New Year's resolution of service
    As you make your New Year's resolutions, add this one to your list: Visit a service club and check one out for possible membership. Membership in a service club is an extra 30 minutes a week on a breakfast, lunch or dinner hour for a club meeting filled...
  • Irvine man convicted of felony child abuse

    SANTA ANA — An Irvine man who threw his 7-year-old son off a harbor cruise boat into Newport Harbor was convicted Monday of felony child abuse and a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer. Sloan Briles, 35, pleaded guilty to throwing his son...
  • Court extends grand jury application deadline

    The Orange County Superior Court has extended the deadline for those interested in applying to sit on the grand jury for the 2012-13 term. Serving on the grand jury is a full-time position for one year beginning in July, and jurors will investigate the...
  • Sunday school teacher accused of sex crimes

    A Sunday school volunteer at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa allegedly formed relationships with boys in his congregation and went on to sexually abuse at least one of them multiple times between November 2009 and November 2011, according to a criminal...
  • Community Commentary: Trader Joe's should join the Campaign for Fair Food

    People often forget that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tenn., while he was standing in solidarity with sanitation workers as they sought justice in their workplace. I could think of no better way to honor his legacy than by...