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  • Apodaca: Penn State case provides chance to educate

    Most of us would rather take a bullet than stand by and watch a child be hurt. It's difficult for us to fathom a mindset that places a higher priority on the sheltering of a suspected pedophile than on the harm done to alleged victims. But, as shocking...
  • 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...
  • Serial rapist committed to mental hospital

    An Orange County judge has ordered a convicted serial rapist committed to a mental hospital, possibly for life, after a jury found that he continues to be a threat to society even though he has completed his state prison term. On Monday, a jury...
  • 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...
  • Mesa mourns fallen officer

    Mesa mourns fallen officer
    A murder victim's father described a detective who was as caring as he was skilled. Cops remembered a field officer who mentored rookies. An off-the-job buddy recalled a quick-witted jokester. And the police chief praised his charge's work but took a...
  • The God Squad: What would you ask the Lord?

    So many readers have shared with me the one question they'd ask God. Thank you! Here's another selection, along with my comments. For the authoritative answers, you're going to just have to wait for The Boss to get around to you. Q. When I was 5 years...
  • 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...