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  • Accused killer, serial rapist to stand trial

    An Orange County man will stand trial Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted and killed one woman and assaulted five others, including one in a Costa Mesa motel room, prosecutors said. Waymon Livingston, 29, of Stanton, faces the death penalty...
  • 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...
  • Newport man pleads guilty to molesting girls

    A Newport Beach man was convicted of molesting two girls, ages 13 and 15, and possessing graphic child pornography, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Alex Bassinne, a 51-year-old former Santa Ana teacher, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count of a...
  • Reel Critics: This 'Playing' is no keeper

    Reel Critics: This 'Playing' is no keeper
    "Playing for Keeps" employs every cliché in the PG-13 romantic comedy playbook. But the comedy is in short supply as the laughs prove to be few and far between. The end result is a big, steaming bowl of romantic mush with little connection to 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...
  • Rock Harbor families allege abuse

     Rock Harbor families allege abuse
    A Sunday school volunteer at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa allegedly formed relationships with children in his church and went on to sexually abuse at least one of them multiple times between November 2009 and November 2011, according to church leaders...
  • Police teamwork praised for protecting kids

    Police teamwork praised for protecting kids
    SAN BERNARDINO — When Karl Pettway opened the front door to his second-story stuccoed apartment, a man posing as a construction worker told him his car may have been dinged. Pettway peeked out and spotted his Ford, unscathed. But what he didn'...
  • Iraqi team learns O.C. criminal procedures

    WESTMINSTER — A burgeoning relationship between a small Christian college in Costa Mesa and a public university in Iraq could help shape the Middle Eastern country's response to gender-based violence in its northern region. Over the span of 15...
  • $400,000 raised for New Directions

    New Directions for Women raised more than $400,000 at its fifth annual Circle of Life fundraising breakfast. The event, hosted at the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach on March 25, garnered a turnout of about 250 attendees, including Mayor Keith...
  • Karate teacher volunteers his talent for Chilean children

    Karate teacher volunteers his talent for Chilean children
    What started as a simple demonstration in Lake Arrowhead for abused children has turned into a decade of helping many more children for one Costa Mesa man. Bob White is among a group heading to Chile this week to demonstrate Kenpo karate and donate the...
  • Catching vets before they fall

    Catching vets before they fall
    When he got out of the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge in 1993, Patrick Tillich's life took a negative turn. He spent some nights in jail, which he looked forward to so he wouldn't have to sleep on the streets. He also enjoyed the jail's warm meals...