| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday.
The decision by the U....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Two teenagers and a 23-year-old woman were charged with human trafficking in Orange County for allegedly luring a 17-year-old girl on Facebook and forcing her to work as a prostitute.
According to the Orange County district attorney’s office, 19-...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
A Santa Ana man who posed as a police officer and threatened a man with deportation if he did not allow him to have sex with his wife was convicted Tuesday.
Tariq Ibrahim Musa, 33, was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court of felony kidnapping to...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:00 PM
A Newport Beach woman who allegedly tried to run over an Orange County sheriff’s deputy with her SUV will face attempted murder and aggravated assault charges, prosecutors said.
Authorities say Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 48, tried to run over the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:50 AM
The city of Anaheim isn't affected by a recent court ruling that the city of Palmdale's at-large voting system violates the California Voting Rights Act, at least not directly. But it's a clear warning signal to the Anaheim City Council that it's...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:23 AM
A Saudi royal princess accused of human trafficking for allegedly forcing a Kenyan woman to work for her as a domestic servant will be back in court Monday morning.
Meshael Alayban, 42, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Orange County Superior...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:54 PM
The legal case over whether Anaheim’s election system denies Latinos fair political participation has been ordered to go to trial.
The case had been put on hold while the Anaheim City Council voted on changes to the city’s at-large...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Anaheim prosecutors have decided not to file charges against singer Chris Brown over allegations that he assaulted a woman at a nightclub near Disneyland in June, according to a city spokeswoman.
Deanna Gines alleged that Brown pushed her during a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Family members of those killed in a shooting at a Seal Beach salon two years ago urged a judge Friday to end their "agony" by ordering the accused killer to stand trial this fall.
But the judge, though expressing sympathy to family members gathered...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Criminal charges will not be filed against an Orange County Superior Court judge who was investigated on suspicion of improper sexual conduct, the state attorney general's office said Friday.
The investigation into Scott Steiner, a former prosecutor and...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
A man who was serving 25 years to life in prison under the state’s three strikes law after a conviction for unlawful taking of a vehicle will be released from custody after a judge determined Monday that he does not pose an unreasonable risk of...